Paralegal–Bankruptcy Self-Help (Part-Time)
The Paralegal works under the direction of NLSLA Supervising Attorney as part of a team working on the San Fernando Valley Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk located at the Woodland Hills U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District. Bilingual ability in English and Spanish required.
Position: One Year part-time Paralegal Position – Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk. Part time position
Availability: This position is available immediately. Work location is Woodland Hills U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Minimal local travel as is necessary.
Salary: 20–28 hours per month. Starting Salary $19.25 per hour - Commensurate with experience. No benefits.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Paralegal screens litigants for bankruptcy process, 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.
Qualifications: 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.
About NLSLA: 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 135+, 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. The NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, El Monte and Boyle Heights.
To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans. 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.