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Associate Supervising Attorney

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Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County


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January 6, 2021
January 6, 2021
At least $80,000Starting at $80,000 + 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 litigation, training, policy advocacy, technical assistance, and community education.

NLSLA is seeking an Associate Supervisor to oversee a dynamic and passionate multi-disciplinary team of advocates that provide holistic and comprehensive legal advocacy utilizing a race equity lens to justice involved adults and youth in consumer, reentry and education related matters in Los Angeles County. The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who excels in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of leading advocacy in multiple forums across multiple practice areas. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior experience assisting system involved clients. The ideal candidate should possess strong oral/written communication, leadership and advocacy skills coupled with patience and sensitivity to working with people in crisis.


Position: Associate Supervising Attorney, (Consumer/CSI)

Availability: Availability is Immediate.

Salary: Starting at $80,000 + commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for supervision of the delivery of services; Support ongoing professional development of legal advocates; Coordinate supervision of law students and volunteers at our reentry and education clinics; Prepare staff work plans/performance evaluations; Mentor team members, hold regular check in meetings with members, establish systems to organize the team’s work-flow, facilitate weekly case review discussions and provide substantive legal supervision over the team’s case work and advocacy efforts. Assist with managing grant(s) including tracking progress towards grant deliverables, drafting reports, oversee data collection/analysis and maintaining regular communication with collaborative partners. This candidate will also be required to interact with other managers to ensure quality of services throughout the program and identify systemic issues arising out this work for broader policy advocacy and/or affirmative litigation.

Regular travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations throughout the Antelope, San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys required.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would have at least 5 years of experience developing and undertaking significant advocacy in multiple forums and leading successful legal projects. A demonstrated understanding of issues affecting low-income communities. Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California. Prior experience working with programs serving the homeless or the substantive areas of public benefits, consumer, housing and/or family law is preferred.

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 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, 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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