Orange County Women
 Lawyers Association
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Supervising Attorney Tenant Defense Project (Full-Time Position)

Saturday, July 15, 2023 5:15 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

 Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm located in the Skid Row neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. 

Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. 

Position Description: ICLC is part of the groundbreaking Right to Counsel Coalition and countywide Stay Housed LA initiative that brings together more than 25 legal service providers and community-based organizations to prevent homelessness by defending homes. ICLC seeks a talented, full-time Supervising Attorney to join the Tenant Defense Project (TDP) leadership team, focusing on trial advocacy training and in-court support for our growing attorney team. The Supervising Attorney will have a trial focus, legal case management and supervisory responsibilities. They may have a reduced caseload of eviction defense representation of vulnerable clients. In addition, the Supervising Attorney will: 


Provide substantive legal supervision, support, and mentorship to a team of attorneys and fellows. 
Collaborate on a trial skills training program for newly admitted attorneys and prioritize providing in-court support to less experienced attorneys, including regularly second-chairing unlawful detainer jury trials. 
Lead ICLC’s participation in a trial skills workshop for pro per litigants in partnership with community-based organizations within the Stay Housed LA program. 
Supervise legal case management, including the maintenance of proper case files and record-keeping. 
• Provide other legal training and technical assistance to staff and partners as directed. 
• Represent the organization in meetings with funders and partner agencies as assigned. 
Participate regularly in community outreach events, including legal clinics, and develop relationships with partners. 
• Carry a caseload unlawful detainer cases. 
• Other duties as assigned. 

Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Minimum of three years of eviction defense or housing litigation experience. Admitted to the CA state bar or in another state and eligible to practice as a Registered Legal Aid Attorney under Rule 9.45 of the California Rules of Court. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and independently manage varied responsibilities. Commitment to client-centered advocacy, and ability to build trust and rapport with a wide range of clients and team members in a kind, appropriate, and effective manner. Strong interpersonal skills and able to cultivate relationships with partner organizations. Desire to mentor junior staff, work as part of a team, and collaborate with project staff and partners. Access to reliable transportation. 

Compensation: Salary ranges from $ $91,000 - $107,000. Excellent benefits. 

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter detailing interest in the position directly to our website at 

Inner City Law Center is committed to having a diverse staff and an equitable and inclusive workplace. To read our full DEI Statement, please click here

All qualified applicants with criminal histories shall be considered in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. 

To keep our staff and clients safe, ICLC requires all staff to be full vaccinated against COVID-19. 

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