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Tenants Law Firm is currently seeking applications for legal externs for the Fall/Spring semesters of 2022/2023. Tenants Law Firm is a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization fighting for the rights of tenants and their children in California. Our mission is to provide tenants healthy homes through passionately advocating for communities, combating and preventing homelessness in the process. We are looking for highly organized, intelligent, and passionate candidates with a strong interest in the public sector to join us for the coming semesters.

Our firm offers a robust and established externship program focused real-world application of legal skills in a collaborative and team-oriented environment. We emphasize direct and hands-on work where our externs will work closely with attorneys to help tenants get justice, including repairs to their homes and compensation for the wrongs they have endured, and ensure housing through legal representation.
Our externship program is now 100% virtual.

Hiring Criteria: Excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work both independently and as part of a team. Ability to use good judgment, multitask, and meet deadlines. Ability to interact with a wide range of clients in a kind, appropriate manner. Candidates will work 100% remotely.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting demand letters
  • Drafting complaints
  • Preparing case management statements
  • Preparing deposition notices
  • Drafting motions
  • Preparing requests for dismissal
  • Drafting mediation briefs
  • Drafting other litigation documents.
  • Propounding discovery
  • Preparing and drafting discovery responses
  • Performing legal research and drafting.
  • Preparing cases for hearings and mediations.
  • Communicating with clients
  • Liaising between clients and experts