Self-Help Legal Access Center Attorney
Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provides life changing legal services to address the critical issues that significantly impact the poor. NLSLA’s work includes litigation, training, policy advocacy, technical assistance, and community education. NLSLA is currently seeking an Attorney responsible for working with NLSLA staff and volunteers to operate high volume self-help legal access center for Los Angeles County located at the Van Nuys courthouse. The Staff Attorney will interview unrepresented persons seeking assistance on civil law matters, including family and housing issues and create educational materials and information in order to access the court system. Current membership in the California Bar and bilingual skills in the Spanish language preferred.
Position: Attorney – Van Nuys Self-Help Legal Access Center
Availability: Open Immediately
Compensation: Salary $60,000 - Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Attorney will work collaboratively with judiciary, court staff and CA Bar to improve pro per access to the court. Assist in conducting family and/or housing workshops for individuals and training volunteers.
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 130+, 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 headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, Boyle Heights and El Monte.
Qualifications: Highly motivated Attorney passionate about public service work with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in civil litigation, preferably in landlord/tenant or family law. Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public. Ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers. Shall enjoy working with the public and available to work from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Current membership in the California Bar and bilingual skills in the Spanish language 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 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans.