Opportunities

Are you or someone that you know interested in working for the nation’s only independent public interest law firm dedicated to people living with HIV?

POSITION AVAILABLE

Housing Law Attorney

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania seeks a Staff Attorney to expand its housing practice.  The AIDS Law Project is a nonprofit, public-interest law firm located in Philadelphia that provides legal representation, advocacy, and referrals to persons living with HIV throughout Pennsylvania. 

Responsibilities:  The AIDS Law Project has an energetic, high-volume Philadelphia-based housing practice that currently is staffed by an attorney and a paralegal.  The additional Staff Attorney would be expected to manage a caseload in Philadelphia County Landlord-Tenant Court.  We give priority to cases that involve eviction defense, efforts to address unhealthful housing conditions and the preservation of subsidies for publicly assisted housing.  In addition to maintaining an active Landlord-Tenant Court docket, the Staff Attorney would provide tenants’ rights and utility advice to people living with HIV throughout Pennsylvania.  

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have the following:

■ Experience in legal services, preferably with a background in landlord-tenant law;

■ Courtroom and negotiation experience;

■ Strong organizational and communication skills; and

■ Cultural competence and the ability interact with individuals who are diverse in immigration status, race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity.

English/Spanish bi-lingual skills preferred, but not required.  Membership in the Pennsylvania bar is required.

Compensation:   Salary is commensurate with experience.  The AIDS Law Project offers a competitive benefits package.  

How to Apply:   Send resume and letter explaining your interest in helping people living with HIV to Juan M. Baez, Esq., Deputy Managing Attorney at jbaez@aidslawpa.org.  No phone calls, please. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. We expect this position to begin no later than April 1, 2021.

(February 22, 2021)