attorney JOB: National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty FWD

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Mon, 1 Jun 1998 16:39:11 -0700 (PDT)


FWD  22 May 1998  CC Replies to:
     National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty <nlchp@nlchp.org>


     JOB OPPORTUNITY: CIVIL RIGHTS STAFF ATTORNEY


NATIONAL LAW CENTER ON HOMELESSNESS & POVERTY:
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (http://www.nlchp.org)
was formed in June 1989 to work for long-term solutions to
homelessness. Based in Washington, DC, the Law Center works with a wide
variety of national and local groups across the country.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The staff attorney will work on legal and policy issues affecting
homeless people nationally. Activities include outreach, monitoring,
litigation, legislation, and public education. Primary substantive
focus is on protecting civil and human rights of homeless people and on
Not-In-My-Backyard opposition to siting of housing and services for
homeless people. The staff attorney reports directly to the Executive
Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Monitor civil rights violations and compliance nationally through
regular contact with and outreach to lawyers, advocates, service
providers and homeless people; conduct factual investigation of
resources available to homeless people.
- Draft reports documenting and analyzing information; formulate
recommendations for policy changes.
- Assist with factual development, legal research, and preparation of
court papers in litigation in which the Law Center is involved; work
collaboratively with pro bono law firm counsel; supervise law interns.
- Conduct policy advocacy, including presenting recommendations to
government officials; drafting testimony and comments to legislative and
regulatory bodies; drafting legislative language; building alliances;
and working with coalitions.
- Provide assistance to local lawyers and organizations, create manuals,
fact sheets and other informational materials, make presentations,
provide information to policymakers and public.
- Supervise Legal Advocate who will provide assistance with these
duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Excellent analytical, writing, speaking and organizational skills.
- Interest in and commitment to working for solutions to homelessness.
- Relevant legal experience.
- Bar admission preferred.
- Self-motivation, ability to work well independently and as part of a
team, and with diverse organizations and people.
- Excellent academic credentials.

SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salary range low to high $30s, dependent on experience. Excellent
benefits.

TO APPLY:
Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to Teresa
Hinze, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW,
Suite 412, Washington, DC 20004-1406.
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Katie McGovern
Research Assistant
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

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