Are you a social-justice-oriented attorney who enjoys giving legal advice to deserving and grateful clients?
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Do you enjoy working from home?
Are you comfortable with technology and interacting with clients via teleconferencing or telephone?
Are you looking for a part-time position but you may be available to work full-time?
Are you looking to join a team of smart, hardworking, and high-energy attorneys and legal professionals in a startup-type virtual environment?
If youâ€™ve answered yes to these questions, you may just be the person weâ€™re looking for.
We are a fast-growing tenant rights law firm located in San Francisco, California. We help Bay Area tenants forced out of rent-controlled apartments get a fresh start. We are seeking a rock star Advice Attorney to join the ranks of our legal team. The Advice Attorneyâ€™s sole responsibility is to provide legal advice and counsel to renters throughout the State of California under one of three service offerings:
â€¢ Silver Consultation. The Advice Attorney analyzes the clientâ€™s legal matter and provides a summary of the clientâ€™s rights, a detailed legal analysis, and a recommended action plan. Silver Consultations include attorney review of client materials and a thirty-minute consultation via Zoom.us or by phone.
â€¢ Gold Consultation. The Advice Attorney analyzes the clientâ€™s legal matter and provide a summary of the clientâ€™s rights, a detailed legal analysis, and a recommended action plan. Gold Consultations include attorney review of client materials and a one-hour consultation via Zoom.us or by phone.
â€¢ Platinum Consultation. The Advice Attorney analyzes a clientâ€™s legal matter and provides a formal written case evaluation and a recommended action plan. Platinum Consultations include attorney review of client materials; a one-hour consultation via Zoom.us or by phone; and a formal written case evaluation, which includes a factual background, legal analysis (including links to applicable laws), action items, and resources. The Advice Attorney may ghost-write brief correspondence on the tenantâ€™s behalf for delivery to a third party, but may not directly communicate on the clientâ€™s behalf to any third party.
Specific job duties include the following:
â€¢ Preparing in advance for Silver, Gold, and Platinum Consultations by reviewing client materials provided by our sales and intake team.
â€¢ Conducting Silver, Gold, and Platinum Consultations according to our guidelines.
â€¢ Drafting case evaluations and recommended action plans utilizing our proprietary templates for clients following Platinum Consultations.
â€¢ Being available for consultations Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Full-time work would be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a one-hour lunch
â€¢ Virtually attending weekly team meetings on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., monthly team meetings on the last Tuesday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and monthly one-on-one one-hour coaching meetings with the CEO & Managing Attorney.
As we are growing rapidly, this position may quickly become full-time. Full-time employees receive full health, dental, and vision benefits after three months of full-time employment, as well as paid vacations and sick leave. Bonuses may also be available based on clearly delineated objective achievements.
An ideal candidate has:
â€¢ Some legal experience with California landlord-tenant law (however, much learning will be done on the job);
â€¢ A commitment to social justice and fair treatment of renters;
â€¢ An active California bar license and a discipline-free record with the California State Bar;
â€¢ An ability and willingness to follow policies, systems, and procedures;
â€¢ A positive attitude;
â€¢ A sense of humor;
â€¢ Excellent writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
â€¢ Proficiency with the Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Teams;
â€¢ Experience (preferred, not required) with Clio, Clio Grow (formerly Lexicata), Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Dropbox;
â€¢ High comfort level with technology;
â€¢ An Internet connection and a professional background for video conferencing; and
â€¢ An interest in growing with the firm.
How to Apply
1. Interested candidates should email the following documents in PDF format only to [email protected] with â€œIâ€™m the Person for You!â€ as the email subject:
a. Cover letter containing the following in bullet-point format:
i. What you think it takes to be a stellar Advice Attorney.
ii. What you are looking for in a job.
iii. What you bring to the table (i.e., qualities that would be of value to our firm).
Those we select for further consideration will be asked to take a short legal skills test, participate in one or more interviews, and provide professional references.
About the Firm
Our clients are California renters (primarily those living in the San Francisco Bay Area) who are experiencing any type of dispute with their landlord.
Founded in January 2016, our firm grew 100% between 2016 and 2017 and approximately 75% again in 2018 over 2017. We are currently tracking over 80% growth again in 2019 over 2018. Our team currently consists of seventeen individuals, including seven full-time employees, one part-time employee, and nine independent contractors. We are committed to the work we do for our clients, but we donâ€™t take ourselves too seriously and really value professional development and team building. Here is our mission statement:
We are a tenant rights law firm whose mission is to pursue justice for California renters who have been harassed, discriminated against, or illegally evicted. We are committed to social justice and to the ideal that all members of our community, regardless of financial resources, are entitled to legal representation. While our clients include renters from all backgrounds, we are especially dedicated to the most vulnerable renters in our communityâ€”namely, the indigent, the elderly, immigrants, blue-collar workers, and individuals with disabilities. We believe in doing well by doing good, understand the high demand for tenant rights attorneys in California, and therefore aim to grow as rapidly as possible to allow us to serve more California renters. We treat our clients with dignity and respect, and value the personal and professional development of everyone in our organization. Our core values include zealous advocacy, constant client communication, professionalism and civility among lawyers, respect for work-life balance, and technological innovation. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Thank you for your interest in this position.