Staff Attorney

San Francisco, California
$70,000(DOE) per year + benefits
Oct 04, 2019
Nov 03, 2019
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
Job Function
Advocacy / Lobbying, Legal
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

Position Summary:

This position will be initially funded by an Equal Access Homeless Prevention Grant from the State Bar, but is intended to be a permanent position. In partnership with CANHR staff attorneys, this new position will focus on homelessness prevention for older adults and persons with disabilities facing illegal evictions from skilled nursing and residential care facilities. The staff attorney will provide technical assistance and training to legal services, engage in policy and impact work to curb senior homelessness as it overlaps with long-term care, and provide direct services on a wide variety of issues, including discharge hearings and appeals, unlawful detainer actions, and complaints to regulatory agencies.


Job Responsibilities

  • Provide expertise, training, research, and advocacy support to Qualified Legal Services Programs.
  • Engage in litigation, policy, and administrative advocacy to address the overlapping issues of senior homelessness and long-term care. 
  • Provide co-counsel and technical assistance on discharge hearings and appeals, unlawful detainer actions, and complaints to regulatory agencies.
  • Assist in the development of written materials for educational and advocacy purposes, including alerts, issue briefs and training materials.
  • Develop a brief bank on evictions from residential care and skilled nursing facilities, with sample pleadings, complaints to state licensing agencies, demand letters, UD defenses, and pre-eviction consumer education materials.
  • Track client and demographic data to meet grant reporting requirements.


Reports to:

Staff Attorney II and Project Manager



·     Active membership in the California State Bar

·     Experience and ability to work effectively with a variety of organizations and individuals with diverse perspectives, the public, elected and appointed officials, people with disabilities, and governmental agencies, especially at the state and local levels.


California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from persons of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, persons with disabilities and persons from underrepresented groups.

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