Housing Law Clerk, Summer 2018
Summer full-time, unpaid position
The Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP) is seeking to hire a full-time law clerk for Summer 2018 to assist its senior housing attorney in the Baltimore City office. HPRP’s housing casework focuses on subsidized housing programs, including public housing, housing choice vouchers, transitional and emergency shelter, and other subsidized housing programs.
HPRP's mission is to end homelessness in Maryland by providing free legal services—including advice, counsel, education, representation, and advocacy—for low-income persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
HPRP is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services and advocacy to maximize our clients’ ability to gain and maintain stable income, healthcare, housing, education and employment. HPRP primarily works with clients located in Baltimore City when providing direct services. The direct representation provided by HPRP informs the organization’s policy work, which deals with complex legal and systemic issues facing people struggling with homelessness in Baltimore City and around Maryland. Therefore, HPRP provides both direct legal representation and corresponding client and community education in order to foster and promote the public interest.
HPRP’s Baltimore office is located at 201 North Charles Street, Suite 1104, Baltimore MD 21201.
- Legal research and writing, including assisting with motions practice and discovery in District and Circuit Courts
- Client interviews
- Assisting with client outreach and legal rights presentations (may include visiting homeless shelters, homeless encampments and soup kitchens)
- Maintaining client files
- Communication with clients, courts, landlords, and housing agencies
- Assisting attorneys with hearing/trial prep
- Excellent research, writing, and communication skills required
- Experience and/or interest in working with low income clients
Applicants should submit cover letter, resume, writing sample and list of two (2) law-related or law school references to Karen Wabeke, Senior Staff Attorney, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for thoughtful, personalized cover letters that demonstrate the applicant’s qualifications, work style and interest in being part of a team working to eliminate homelessness in Maryland. We are looking for applicants who have a comprehensive understanding of structural racism, including how structural racism perpetuates barriers to housing and income. Resume reviews begin immediately and applications will be accepted until position is filled.
HPRP is an equal opportunity employer. All interested persons encouraged to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status or religious affiliation. Individuals who have experienced homelessness are strongly encouraged to apply.