Join our legal team to help prevent the displacement of residents in San Francisco.

Schedule: Monday - Friday

Location: 710 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

About This Position

The Paralegal I provides assistance to Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s (THC) Legal Office. The Paralegal I executes their duties in accordance with THC’s Mission, Core Values, and Customer Service Philosophy.

Job Duties

  • Paralegal duties including interviewing clients in order to prepare responses to discovery, preparing and sending out subpoenas, organizing document responses, obtaining public records
  • Photocopying & faxing
  • Extensive filing, including the creation of new filing systems
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Litigation support including preparing documents for court filings.
  • Greet existing and potential clients of the law office, determine their eligibility and need for legal services, and refer to other services when necessary.
  • Limited tenant counseling under supervision of lawyer
  • Run errands as needed
  • Arrange & schedule court appearances, depositions, conferences and meetings
  • Represent the agency in a professional manner
  • Maintain client database
  • Additional duties as assigned


Essential Qualifications

  • High School degree required-BA preferred
  • Must have thorough working knowledge of electronic filing systems in state court; working knowledge of electronic filing systems in federal court preferred.
  • Must have thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe reader.
  • Must be able to work independently & be detail oriented
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and projects with limited guidance in a fast-paced environment and meet strict deadlines with excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience with people of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds preferred
  • Must have experience with preparation and filing of legal documents under time sensitive conditions.
  • Must have outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Must have ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients and the general public.
  • Must have ability to read, understand, apply language, and make independent decisions based on all applicable laws, policies, and contracts.
  • Must be a proactive self-starter with the ability to take initiative
  • Must pass all post-contingency offer background checks, reference checks, and TB screening clearances.
  • Experience working in non-profit or public sector preferred.

Required Behavioral Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrates passion, commitment, and behavior that are consistent with THC’s Mission, Core Values, and Customer Service Philosophy.
  • Adapts well to change, and remains professional, respectful, and composed at all times.
  • Must be mature, honest, dependable, and accountable.
  • Establishes and maintains effective and appropriate relationships and boundaries, and communicates with clients, co-workers, and external parties in a manner that fosters respect and trust.
  • Exercises good judgment in using and/or keeping information regarding clients, employees, and THC confidential.
  • Works well independently, collaboratively, and as a team member.
  • Follows instructions completely and asks for help and/or guidance from supervisors when needed.
  • Has good time management skills and is punctual to work, THC meetings, and events.
  • Refrains from actions that may result in conflict or may be determined as aggressive, threatening, or violent.
  • Takes pride in work and performs all assigned duties diligently, efficiently, and effectively.

How to apply

To apply for any THC position you see here:

  • Online: Upload your resumé online using the Apply button below
  • By email: Email your resumé and cover letter to
  • In person: Stop by our 449 Turk Street office to drop off your resumé

We look forward to hearing from you!