NOW HIRING: Staff Attorney – Housing and Eviction Defense

STAFF ATTORNEY, Housing Advocacy and Eviction Defense, AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)

ALRP seeks a Staff Attorney to join our growing HIV/AIDS Housing Advocacy Project.  The Staff Attorney will provide direct services to people living with HIV/AIDS in a variety of legal issues related to housing, with a primary focus on eviction defense litigation.  This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of San Francisco’s groundbreaking “right-to-counsel” initiative, which guarantees that every tenant facing eviction has access to full-scope legal representation. We are looking for a highly-motivated individual interested in working in a cooperative, flexible office, committed to social justice.  Excellent benefits, generous vacation, and competitive non-profit salary.  People of color, women, those with Spanish language skills, and those with disabilities, including HIV, encouraged to apply.  Position open until filled.


General Purpose:
To provide counseling and direct, full-scope legal services to people with HIV/AIDS in matters related to housing.


Responsibilities include

  • Conducting client intake interviews, giving information and advice, and making appropriate referrals.
  • Engaging in all stages of unlawful detainer litigation, including: preparing first responses, investigation and discovery, motion work, stipulation compliance, litigation strategy, and full-scope representation at trial.
  • Negotiating settlement agreements in unlawful detainer cases, with an emphasis on assisting clients in maintaining their housing.
  • Assisting clients with administrative hearings at the San Francisco Rent Board and other agencies.
  • Advocating on behalf of clients to secure reasonable accommodations, enforce habitability standards, challenge illegal rent increases, and support basic tenancy rights.
  • Maintaining accurate computerized client files and preparing reports.
  • Conducting community presentations and trainings on legal issues relevant to ALRP’s client population, and attending community events to increase organization visibility.
  • Assisting in developing culturally sensitive trainings and materials for Panel attorneys.
  • Identifying and establishing ties with other agencies that serve people with HIV/AIDS.
  • General office duties, Panel attorney relations, recruitment of attorneys, law clerks and volunteers, and volunteer training and supervision.



  • Active membership in the State Bar of California.
  • Experience working with low-income individuals, people with mental health disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, people of color, substance users, people with a history of homelessness or incarceration, and people in the LGBT community.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of team.
  • Experience in litigation, negotiation, and mediation.
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work well under tight deadlines.
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus.


Please submit resume and cover letter to or to:
Bill Hirsh
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
1663 Mission St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94103

LAE & ALRP are hiring a social worker!

Legal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE) and the AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP) are seeking a social worker to work with housing attorneys to provide support for clients facing eviction. The position will be housed at LAE but support both LAE and ALRP’s eviction defense programs. For more information, check out the official job announcement HERE. 


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