Search

Job

Staff Attorney, NLSLA Innovations Project

Posted by

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County


New
|
Published 18 days ago

At least $60,000Salary Starting $60,000.00 - Salary commensurate with experience.

Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provides 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 Staff Attorney for our Innovations Project. The candidate will play a significant role in this this innovative, collaborative strategy to provide legal services to residents in the Antelope Valley unable to obtain employment or housing as a result of their prior contacts in the criminal justice system. The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients in multiple forums. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis. The ideal candidate must possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and well-developed analytical skills. Of critical importance is that the candidate be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. 


Position:

Staff Attorney, NLSLA Innovations Project


Availability:

Availability is Immediate.


Salary:

Starting at $60,000 and commensurate with experience. 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.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Staff Attorney is expected to focus on housing, employment and/or criminal record clearing including landlord/tenant disputes, expungement services, employment or housing denials based on prior criminal record and high-impact projects involving systemic or policy issues affecting low-income individuals and families; advocate must maintain expertise on a range of housing, clean slate and employment issues affecting low-income and/or justice involved individuals; provide outreach and education to tenant and community groups; and assist with some training of support staff. Advocacy may include litigation and/or policy work in substantive legal areas other than those described here as needed, depending upon skills to be acquired, client needs and NLS program priorities


Qualifications:

Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California with one or more years of experience in public interest law as well as experience working with low-income organizations and client groups. Some prior experience in housing, employment law and/or assisting indigent clients with clearing their criminal record is preferred but not required.

Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provides a wide-range of legal services aimed to address issues that disproportionately impact the poor.  These…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required
  • Professional

Benefits

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.

Excellent benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual…

Location

Los Angeles County, CA

How to Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume 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: employment@nlsla.org


NLSLA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at NLSLA are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by federal and CA state laws. NLSLA will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:

Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive…

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.