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Bankruptcy Self-Help- Paralegal

Description: 

Join Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provide a wide range of services to address legal issues that disproportionately impact the poor.  These services include litigation, providing litigation, training, policy advocacy, technical assistance, and community education.

 

The Paralegal works under the direction of NLSLA Supervising Attorney as part of a team working on the San Fernando Valley Bankruptcy Self-Help Center located at the Woodland Hills U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District.   Bilingual ability in English and Spanish required.

 

 

 

Position:

 

Paralegal – Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk

 

Availability:

 

Open Immediately.  Work location is Woodland Hills U.S. Bankruptcy Court.  Minimal local travel as is necessary.

 

Salary:

 

Starting at $37,828.00 + commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b), bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 14 employer-paid holidays.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Paralegal screens litigants for bankruptcy process, occasional consumer issues, coordinates seminar presentation question and answer sessions, assists pro bono lawyers with the litigants prepares legal documents; supports attorneys at community-based legal clinics; and maintains client and referral database.

 

Requirements: 

Capacity to handle consistent in-person litigant contact and dedicated to working with non-profit public interest organizations. Ability to work independently with moderate supervision.  Excellent interpersonal and computer skills, as well as the ability to problem-solve and patience/sensitivity with people in crises. Qualified candidates must have (1.) paralegal certificate, (2.) B.A. or B.S. degree with 1 year experience working in a law office or other legal setting under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Strong communication skills (oral/written); Bilingual ability in English and Spanish required.  Experience working with low-income individuals and families strongly preferred.  COVID-19 vaccination is required, which is a condition of employment.  Reasonable accommodations will be considered.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via email to employment@nlsla.org.

 

To Apply: 

To Apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:

 

Lambreni Waddell, Chief of Staff & Interim 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.  NLSLA provides equal benefits to employees with spouses and its employees with domestic partners.

 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
January 19, 2022
Organization Information: 
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
United States