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Staff Attorney – Bankruptcy/Consumer

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Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County


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Published 14 days ago

November 16, 2020
At least $60,000Salary Starting $60,000.00 - Salary commensurate with experience.

Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity, and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.


NLSLA is seeking a Consumer/Bankruptcy Attorney. The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, Consumer/Bankruptcy 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 and have the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Travel within LA County required.

Availability: Availability is Immediate.

Salary: $60,000 + - Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Staff Attorney is expected to maintain expertise on a range of consumer issues. Initially this position will focus on the expected increase in credit card lawsuits, bankruptcies, and other financial challenges exacerbated by the Coronavirus Pandemic. This position will focus on holistic community-based legal services to low-income workers. The attorney will represent clients in litigation and administrative hearings, and will oversee consumer debt and bankruptcy community clinics, some of which will be held during non-traditional business hours. The attorney will also supervise and train volunteer attorneys, legal assistant(s), interns, and non-attorney volunteers when needed, and will work in close coordination with other NLSLA attorneys and community-based organizations. Responsibilities also include keeping records as needed for purposes of measuring outcomes and grant reporting. Advocacy may include participation in high-impact projects/litigation involving systemic or policy issues affecting low-income wage workers.

Qualifications:

California Bar membership is required with at least 2 years’ experience. Candidate must be highly motivated and passionate about public service work, with sensitivity to those in crisis. Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public. Experience working with low-income client groups strongly preferred. Bilingual ability in Spanish or Chinese strongly preferred.


Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity, and justice in Los…

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, 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, sick and vacation pay, and 13…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual ability in Spanish or Chinese strongly preferred.


Bilingual ability in Spanish or Chinese strongly preferred.


Location

Los Angeles County, CA

How to Apply

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

Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

1102 E. Chevy…

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