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Paralegal (Coordinated Intake Team)

Description: 

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

 

Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity, and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.

 

NLSLA is seeking a Coordinated Intake Team (CIT) Paralegal.  The ideal candidate will work under the direction of NLSLA attorneys and will be trained in and expected to maintain expertise on a range of issues affecting low-income individuals including family law, immigration, public benefits, housing, health care access, and employment. Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting, perform client interviews with patience and sensitivity, and manage an active case load required.

 

 

Position:

 

Paralegal

 

Availability:

 

Availability is Immediate. 

 

Salary:

 

Salary starts at $40,000.00 - commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 14 employer-paid holidays.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Position will focus on assisting with NLSLA’s Intake hotline.  Capacity to handle consistent client contact, maintain client files and important documents, and be dedicated to working with the low-income client community and non-profit public interest organizations. Ability to work independently with moderate supervision.  Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience and sensitivity working with people in crises, and computer and problem solving skills.  The paralegal may also conduct community education and outreach and coordinate with partner agencies/organization in providing holistic services to NLSLA clients, perform general clerical duties including routing inter-office mail, scheduling meeting and conference calls, as well as other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Experience working with low-income individuals and families preferred. Bilingual oral, reading and writing skills in English and Spanish, Armenian, or Chinese required. Qualified candidates must have one of the following: (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 with a letter certifying the experience, or (3) high school degree with 3 years’ experience working in a law office or other legal setting under the supervision of a licensed attorney with a letter certifying the experience.

 

COVID-19 vaccination is required, which is a condition of employment.  Reasonable accommodations will be considered.

 

 

About NLSLA:

 

Founded in 1965 as part of our nation’s War on Poverty, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) is now one of the largest and most prominent public interest law firms in California. NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 115,000 low-income residents of Los Angeles County each year. The NLSLA staff of 180, including 80 attorneys, specialize in areas of the law that disproportionately impact low-income people, including affordable housing and eviction defense, access to public benefits, support for domestic violence victims, access to healthcare, worker and consumer rights, services for justice-involved adults and youth, education rights, clean slate initiatives, and employment and training.

Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation, and public policy advocacy, NLSLA’s advocacy combats the immediate and long-parting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice.  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. In addition, NLSLA advocates are co-located in courthouses in Van Nuys, Lancaster, Chatsworth, Pomona, Pasadena, 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.

 

 

Requirements: 

Experience working with low-income individuals and families preferred. Bilingual oral, reading and writing skills in English and Spanish, Armenian, or Chinese required. Qualified candidates must have one of the following: (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 with a letter certifying the experience, or (3) high school degree with 3 years’ experience working in a law office or other legal setting under the supervision of a licensed attorney with a letter certifying the experience.

 

COVID-19 vaccination is required, which is a condition of employment.  Reasonable accommodations will be considered.

 

To Apply: 

 

To apply:

 

Forward cover letter, resume, and writing sample to (no phone calls):

 

 

 

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample 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: 
October 31, 2022
Organization Information: 
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
United States