Legal Secretary, El Monte

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $34,182
Details: Commensurate with experience.




Los Angeles
United States


Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provide a wide-range of legal services aimed to address issues that disproportionately impact the poor. These services include litigation, providing training and technical assistance, and community education. NLSLA is seeking a Legal Secretary for its El Monte office. The ideal candidate will perform a full range of legal secretarial and administrative duties, including answering phones, preparation of court forms, pleadings, correspondence, memoranda, reports and contractual documents. Bilingual proficiency in Mandarin is required.


Legal Secretary El Monte, CA


Availability is Immediate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Performing a full range of legal secretarial duties for 4-6 attorneys including preparation of correspondence, transcription, legal briefs, motions and discovery documents. Responsibilities also include court filing, maintaining calendar, filing and tickler systems including maintaining paperless systems. Must be familiar with court filings and rules. Litigation experience required. Complies with contractual requirements and ensures proper documentation and tracking of case file in accordance with program and grant requirements. Will work directly with program clients. Schedules meetings and coordinates special projects and events. Shares workload with other program secretaries. Will assist with reports, basic graphics and other program needs.


A minimum of one year legal secretarial experience required. Must have excellent computer skills with a solid knowledge of Windows environments and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Good organizational and writing skills. Ability to work with minimal supervision and cooperatively; commitment to working with and on behalf of low-income persons. Bilingual skills (verbal and traditional written form) in Mandarin is required. 

Program Description:

Neighborhood Legal Services (NLSLA) is one of Los Angeles County's leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the San Fernando Valley for 50 years and the San Gabriel/Pomona Valleys since 2001. The NLS staff of 100+, including 40 lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals, families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant rights, consumer rights, and environmental justice. The NLS LA program offices are located in the cities of El Monte, Glendale and Pacoima.


Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual proficiency in Mandarin is required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

To apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:

Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive

Glendale, CA 91205

Fax: (818) 291-1790 E-mail:

NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans.