Housing Law Attorney (download)

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania seeks a Housing Attorney.  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:  ALPP has an energetic, high-volume housing practice. The Housing Attorney will have the opportunity to manage a wide-ranging caseload including eviction defense, utilities, housing conditions, and subsidized housing.

Responsibilities include regular appearances in Philadelphia Municipal Court’s Landlord-Tenant hearings with the opportunity for additional appellate and affirmative representation in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas and in administrative proceedings before subsidy providers and state and local agencies.

In addition to representation, the Housing Attorney would provide tenants’ rights and utility advice to people living with HIV throughout Pennsylvania and work to find creative solutions to promote clients’ dignity and control over their housing.is staffed by an attorney and a paralegal.

Qualifications:   The ideal candidate will have the following:

■ Experience in legal services

■ Court room 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, gender identity and gender expression.

English/Spanish bi-lingual skills preferred, but not required.  Admission to the Pennsylvania bar or eligibility for admission to practice under Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners Rule 311 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 with living with HIV to Juan M. Baez, Esq., Deputy Managing Attorney at jbaez@aidslawpa.org.  No phone calls, please. 

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.