Staff Attorney – Housing Unit
Memphis Area Legal Services’ Fair Housing Unit is seeking an attorney with strong litigation, analytical, and organizational skills to work for an HUD-approved housing counseling agency offering a variety of services, including Mortgage Delinquency and Default/Loss Mitigation: identifying options to help clients save their homes from foreclosure; Fair Lending: identifying scams and predatory lending practices. The staff attorney will provide legal advice and representation to homeowners who are victims of predatory lending have been sued by the city or county government for delinquent taxes, have been sued by homeowner associations, and/or discriminated against based on race, gender, familial status, and/or disability.
Reporting to the Managing Attorney of the Fair Housing Unit; the Staff Attorney will be responsible for providing high quality legal services to qualified individuals and groups under MALS’ guidelines and substantive priority areas.
• Law degree: admitted to the Tennessee Bar or eligible based upon reciprocity
• Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to listen well
• 2 to 5 years of legal experience preferred
• Salary DOE w/excellent benefits, including 401(K)
For a detailed description of key responsibilities, please click here. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, writing sample, and resume to HR@malsi.org.
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