Paralegal (Family Justice Center)
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. NLSLA is seeking a Paralegal for its collaborative project with the Van Nuys Family Justice Center (FJC).
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest and working with victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is required.
Position: Temporary Paralegal
Availability: Open Immediately.
Compensation: Starting salary $37,828 Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) voluntary contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Paralegal works under the supervision of attorney staff, and will be based at the Family Justice Center and NLSLA’s Pacoima office, providing services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. The Paralegal will be responsible for intake and eligibility screening and will provide information and legal assistance on a range of legal issues focusing on immigration, family law, and victim’s rights. Legal services may also include housing, public benefits, employment, health care, and consumer issues. Paralegal will also maintain their own caseload.
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 65 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 is headquartered in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, and El Monte. 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. Founded in response to the nation’s War on Poverty, each year NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 80,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that address the most critical needs of impoverished communities.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants may be Certified Paralegals and Paralegal Trainees. Trainee must be currently enrolled in a college pursuing a degree or paralegal certificate. Preferred candidates must have at least one year of legal experience working with victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. The candidate will be able to handle significant client contact and is dedicated to working with non-profit public interest organizations. Ability to work independently with moderate supervision. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, ability to conduct research, and problem-solve. The candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish, coupled with patience and sensitivity with people in crisis situations. Experience working with low-income individuals and families preferred.
To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and resume 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
NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans.