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Attorney Self-Help Legal Access Center

Description: 

Van Nuys

The Attorney will work collaboratively with judiciary, court staff and CA Bar to improve pro per access to the court.  Assist in conducting family and/or housing workshops for individuals and training volunteers.

NLSLA is currently seeking an Attorney responsible for working with NLSLA staff and volunteers to operate high volume self-help legal access center for Los Angeles County located at the Van Nuys courthouse.  The Staff Attorney will interview unrepresented persons seeking assistance on civil law matters, including family and housing issues and create educational materials and information in order to access the court system. Current membership in the California Bar and bilingual skills in the Spanish language preferred.

NLSLA is one of Los Angeles County's leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the cities of Burbank and Glendale and the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys for more than 50 years and the city of Pasadena and San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys since 2001. The NLSLA staff of 120+, including 50 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. NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, Boyle Heights and El Monte.

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

Requirements: 

Highly motivated Attorney passionate about public service work with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in civil litigation, preferably in landlord/tenant or family law.  Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public.  Ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers.  Shall enjoy working with the public and available to work from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Current membership in the California Bar and bilingual skills in the Spanish language preferred.

To Apply: 
Forward resume and cover letter to (no phone calls):  Yvonne Mariajimenez, Deputy Director Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County 1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive Glendale, CA  91205 Fax:  (818) 291-1790  E-mail: employment@nlsla.org 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
March 1, 2019
Organization Information: 
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County CA
United States
Phone: 818-291-1764