Disaster Legal Services Pro Bono Coordinator
Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with NLSLA partners and stakeholders to schedule, organize, and promote pro bono volunteer provision of disaster legal services. Create a disaster response to the Creek, Rye, and Skirball Fires and a disaster response plan based on best practices for future disaster responses. Oversee development of infrastructure for mobile legal clinics. Develop client-facing, pro-bono facing, and community partner facing materials, flyers, educational materials, Power Point presentations, website materials. Work with the Pro Bono Director to recruit a critical mass of volunteer attorneys to respond to the legal needs of fire survivors and for help in a future regional disaster. Coordinate MCLE classes related to provision of disaster legal services. Prepare materials for communitybased workshops, legal clinics and events. Represent NLSLA at community events and meetings related to disaster preparedness, and network with all government, NGO, faithbased, and social services organizations relevant to a disaster response. Set up and run a disaster legal services hotline to facilitate the client-volunteer matching process.
Neighborhood Legal Services (NLSLA) is one of Los Angeles County’s leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys for 50 years and the San Gabriel/Pomona Valleys since 2001. The NLSLA staff of 130+, including 45 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. The NLSLA program offices are located in Boyle Heights, El Monte, Glendale and Pacoima.
A minimum of two years’ experience required, preferably including work with legal services providers and pro bono, stakeholder and NLSLA’s client communities. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Bachelor’s Degree required. Must be able to work in a fast pace, entrepreneurial environment and able to manage shifting priorities. Takes initiative, manages time efficiently and is able to work independently. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Outgoing personality with the ability to meet and communicate with individuals from a broad range of ethnic and socio-economic groups. Ability to travel and transport materials to off-site events in Los Angeles County. Funded by ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE ● 1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive. ● Glendale, CA ● 91205 ● Fax 818-291-1790 Flexibility in working some weekends and evenings. Proficiency in Spanish, Armenian, or Mandarin preferred.
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