The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) seeks one Louisiana Licensed attorney to join LaFHAC’s Eviction Defense Project in New Orleans as part of the City of New Orleans’ Right to Counsel Initiative. The Eviction Defense Project Attorney will join LaFHAC’s staff for one year, with the possibility of an additional extension as need requires and funding allows. The Project attorney will join LaFHAC’s eviction defense project, with an emphasis on serving clients that fall outside of legal aid’s service boundaries. The Project attorney’s work will be focused solely on eviction defense in Orleans Parish/City of New Orleans. The attorney will work closely with the local LSC-funded legal aid organization, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, to identify the populations that are most likely to be underserved, as well as to provide and be a source for referrals. The Project attorney will appear regularly in Orleans Parish Civil District Court to defend tenants facing eviction. Additionally, the attorney will table 1-2 times a week in the Orleans Civil District Court to assist tenants who appear for their eviction hearings without having already secured representation. Download the full position description here.
How to apply: The position is open until filled. Please email a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to resumes [at] lafairhousing.org with the subject line “Eviction Defense Project Attorney.”
The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) seeks dedicated, motivated, and talented law students for semester-long and summer internships.
Law clerks assist LaFHAC attorneys with the investigation and litigation of fair housing complaints. Work may involve all aspects of litigation, including client intake, performing legal research, conducting factual investigation, drafting memoranda and motions, analyzing discovery materials, attending court proceedings, and preparing briefs. Law clerks may also assist with community outreach events designed to educate the public about their fair housing rights.
How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample via email to resumes [at] lafairhousing.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
LaFHAC’s Education & Outreach Department provides Fair Housing education to a wide variety of stakeholders including renters, first time homebuyers, landlords, property managers, real estate agents, developers and government officials. We educate the wider public through social media, print and radio advertisements, and targeted outreach. We also conduct workshops for youth and publish an original children’s book The Fair Housing Five. LaFHAC’s Policy Department promotes equitable housing laws and regulations on the local, state, and national levels. Recent victories include the expansion of housing protections for survivors of domestic violence through the passage of the Louisiana Violence Against Women Act in August 2015.
Education, Outreach and Policy Research intern applications are welcomed throughout the year with slots available in the Spring and Fall semesters, as well as over the summer. At this time, internships are unpaid.
The focus of each internship will be designed in consultation with LAFHAC staff, taking into account department needs and intern skills and areas of interest. Tasks might include:
Interns should be interested in civil rights, law and policy, history, community education and/or design and marketing. Preferred candidates are tech-savvy, highly organized, and have a basic understanding of federal, state and local government. This is a great way for any social science major to apply classroom skills to real-world challenges. Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours preferred.
How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Maxwell Ciardullo at mciardullo [at] lafairhousing.org and Renee Corrigan at rcorrigan [at] lafairhousing.org.. Applications will be considered as follows:
Spring 2023: Applications due October 30th, 2022; candidates notified November 15th, 2022
Summer 2023: Applications due March 31, 2023; candidates notified April 15th, 2023
Fall 2023: Applications due July 15th, 2023; candidates notified August 1st, 2023