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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 Spanish or Mandarin is required.


Position:

Legal Secretary


Availability:

Open Immediately


Salary:

Salary $35,000+ commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

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.


Qualifications:

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. 


About NLSLA:

Founded in 1965 as part of our nation’s War on Poverty, NLSLA is now one of the largest and most prominent public interest law firms in California. NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 150,000 low-income residents of Los Angeles County each year. Its operating budget for 2020 will reach $22 million, with a staff of more than 160, including 80 attorneys.


NLSLA serves all of Los Angeles County with a special emphasis on the poverty communities of the San Fernando, San Gabriel, Pomona and Antelope Valleys, as well as the central county cities of Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena. NLSLA staff members are housed in four regional offices located in Pacoima, El Monte, Boyle Heights, and Glendale - where the program’s administrative offices are also located. In addition, NLSLA advocates are co-located in courthouses in Van Nuys, Lancaster, Chatsworth, Pomona and Downtown LA; Hospitals and health centers in Sylmar, Van Nuys, North Hollywood and El Monte; and with social services providers in the Antelope Valley.


Advocates specialize in areas of the law that disproportionately impact the poor, including affordable housing and eviction defense, access to public benefits, support for domestic violence victims, access to healthcare, worker and consumer rights, as well as employment and training. NLSLA is particularly known for its innovative programs and collaborative models for delivering services across the County. Among those are the NLSLA Health Consumer Center (HCC) and Medical Legal Community Partnership projects ensuring that everyone receives the health care they need; Shriver Housing - LA providing right to counsel for evictions; Self-Help Legal Access Centers assisting the un-represented with domestic violence, family law and eviction cases in nine courthouses; Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project (PEHP) providing legal help to the homeless in Antelope, San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys; and Disaster Legal Assistance providing support and help to low-income disaster survivors.

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

At least $35,000Starting at $35,000 - Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, 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, bilingual pay supplement, sick…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual skills (verbal and traditional written form) in Spanish or Mandarin is required.  


Bilingual skills (verbal and traditional written form) in Spanish or Mandarin is required.  


Location

On-site
El Monte, CA, USA

How to Apply

To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume 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.

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

Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

1102 E…

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