Law Clerk- Intern Job at Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA

Job Description

Salary : $48,422.40 Annually

Location : Los Angeles, CA

Job Type: At-Will Non-Exempt

Job Number: 24-43

Department: Legal

Opening Date: 07/10/2023

Are you looking for an opportunity to work for a public law office where you have the opportunity to learn about affordable housing and solutions to homelessness, work closely with attorneys and staff who are mission driven, and perform meaningful work while learning about a career as a government attorney? If so, you belong here!

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles ("HACLA") places great value on early-career talent and is currently accepting applications from law students for a paid internship starting FALL 2024. HACLA values all contributions made by their law clerks and aims to ensure each law clerk has a meaningful and rewarding experience.

All interested candidates who wish to apply for the law clerk paid internship must submit an application through the following link: Applications received will be reviewed, and applicants may be contacted for interview shortly thereafter. The law clerk position will be open until filled.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: Under direct supervision of a departmental supervisor or attorney, conducts legal research, edits legal documents, and prepares motions and briefs. Summarizes records, depositions, background information, and other legal documents regarding contacts with clients for use by attorneys. May assist attorney for trial preparation. Performs related professional and administrative duties. This classification is intended to provide the incumbent with broad exposure to the Legal Department and to the practice of law; specific duties will vary according to the business needs of the department. The employee receives assignments from the supervisor, who defines objectives, priorities, and deadlines, and assists the employee with unusual situations that do not have clear precedents.

  • Performs legal research regarding HACLA litigation or transactional matters under attorney supervision; prepares legal education and training materials for Legal staff and employees throughout the agency; and prepares and updates reports and correspondence.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of agency policies and procedures; interprets federal or state statutes as well as HACLA policies under attorney supervision.
  • Assists in the review and revision of existing agency policies and procedures as well as the review, revision and creation of forms and documents to ensure they are compliant with law and best practices.
  • Assists with records retention in the department and throughout the agency.
  • Assists with discovery and unlawful detainer actions under the supervision of an attorney.
  • Works with other departments and agencies to gather and disseminate information.
  • Researches best practices of legal departments and public housing agencies.
  • Develops and maintains departmental databases, records, and documentation; completes, types, copies, and files standardized documents; informs supervisor of policy and procedural activities

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Either (1) enrollment in an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited school of law or (2) graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited school of law and eligibility to take the California State Bar Examination.


Applications will be reviewed for relevant experience, education, and/or training. Applications must be detailed and complete for proper evaluation. Resumes may be included but may not be submitted in lieu of application content. Only the most-qualified applicants will be considered and may be invited invited to the interview and selection process.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Applications will be reviewed for relevant experience, education and training. The application must be detailed and complete for proper evaluation.


All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment evaluation, which includes: a post-offer medical examination (includes drug and alcohol screening), criminal records check, employment history and education verification, and documentation of the right to work in the United States.


Testing Accommodations: If you require an accommodation due to a physical, mental or learning disability, please call (213) 252-5400 for special assistance. Special testing accommodations may be arranged if verification of the disability is provided by a physician, rehabilitation counselor, or other authority.

As a condition of new and continued employment, employees in this classification must participate in mandatory direct deposit of payroll.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Candidates who require a reasonable accommodation in any portion of the selection process should state their need in writing when submitting an application.

NOTE: The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

Pursuant to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles' Conflict of Interest Policy, new and existing employees are required to refrain from participating in activities, employment or enterprises, which are in conflict with public interest and/or with his or her duties as an employee of the Authority. A copy of the Conflict of Interest Policy may be obtained by visiting our website at:
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HACLA Benefits

*Medical/Dental/Vision Plan:
  • HACLA will provide up to 100% of the CalPERS medical premium rate for Los Angeles, San Bernardino & Ventura Counties Kaiser rates for employee only, employee + one dependent, and employee + multiple dependents as applicable
  • HACLA will provide 100% of basic Dental HMO rates for employee only, employee + one dependent, and employee + multiple dependents as applicable
  • HACLA will provide 100% basic Vision coverage for employee only, employee + one dependent, and employee + multiple dependents as applicable
  • $250 OPT OUT payment is available for employees with a qualifying health plan outside of the employer network.
  • Employees have the option to choose additional optional insurance such as Dental PPO, Custom Vision, additional medical coverage, and voluntary additional life insurance.
*Short-Term Disability/Long-Term Disability/Mandatory Life:
  • HACLA will provide 100% of STD/LTD/Mandatory Life premiums for all eligible employees to maintain the IRS 125 Plan
*Pension Plan:
  • HACLAretirement plan is the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). Vesting is five (5) years.
    • For Classic members, the pension formula is 2.7% at 55 with members contributing 8% of their wages towards their retirement.
    • For PEPRA members, the pension formula is 2% at 62, with members contributing 7% of their wages towards their retirement.
    • CalPERS will make the determination regarding the type of membership for which the eligible employee will qualify.
*General Leave/Holidays/PTO:
  • Annual leave accruals vary, depending upon the type of job/position (membership in employee organizational group) and years of service. Length of service increases accrual rates by employee organizational group when service requirements are met.
  • Newly Hired Annual Accruals:
    • At-Will/Non-Represented accrual per pay period 5.23 hours (17 days annually)
    • Council of Housing Professionals-Management accrual per pay period 4.15 hours (14 days annually)
    • Council of Housing Professionals-Administration accrual per pay period 6.78 hours (22 days annually)
    • Service Employees International Union (Local 721) accrual per pay period 6.78 hours (22 days annually)
    • Los Angeles County Building and Construction Trades Council accrual per pay period 5.23 hours (17 days annually)
    • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees accrual per pay period 6.78 hours (22 days annually)
  • 14 Observed Holidays:
    • New Year's Eve; New Years Day; Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday; President's Day; Cesar Chavez Day; Memorial Day; Juneteenth; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veteran's Day; Thanksgiving Day; Day After Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
  • 12 Floating Holiday hours annually
  • Opportunity to earn up to 120 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) for eligible exempt employees as comp time per calendar year. Employees may cash out up to 120 hours of accrued and unused PTO annually.
*Additional Optional Benefits:
  • Pre-Tax Deferred Compensation 457 Plan
  • Group term life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account Options
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Partial Telework Program
*Temporary Casual/Per-Diem employee are eligible to enroll/recieve the following benefits:
  • Kaiser Medical Insurance - 50% employer covered medical through Kaiser Permanente if working 30 hours or more per week.
  • Paid Sick Time - At least 40 hours or 5 days of sick leave after 90 days of employment.
  • Eligible casual employees may enter as Classifc or PEPRA members if qualifying requirements are met.
  • Per-Diem employees are not eligible for the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS).
Note: Temporary casual/per-diem employees are able to work up to 40 hours per week as necessary.

*Availability of benefits are dependent upon employment eligibility status with HACLA*


Are you either (1) enrolled in an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited school of law or (2) have you graduduated from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited school of law and eligibility to take the California State Bar Examination?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question

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