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Self-Help Legal Access Center Attorney (Consumer Tech)

Description: 

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

                                         

NLSLA is currently seeking an Attorney to work in the Chatsworth Self-Help Legal Access Center.   The attorney is responsible for working with NLSLA staff and volunteers to operate self-help legal access center for Los Angeles County located at the Pomona, Antelope Valley or Van Nuys courthouses.  The Staff Attorney will interview self-represented persons seeking assistance on civil court law matters, including family and housing issues and provide educational materials and information in order to access the court system.  The Attorney will lead on the Consumer Debt Relief clinic and project to create a program that allows the education portion of Consumer debt be consumed via video throughout the County so that only those wanting to file an Answer – receive an appointment to obtain assistance to prepare the Answer to file in their case.

 

 

Position:

Staff Attorney, Temporary

 

Availability:

 

Availability is Immediate.

 

Salary:

 

Starting at $68,000 + commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 403(b); 125 plan; loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 14 employer-paid holidays.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Will work collaboratively with judiciary, court staff and CA Bar to improve pro per access to the court.  Assist in conducting family, consumer, housing or other civil matter workshops for individuals and training volunteers.

 

 

Requirements: 

Highly motivated Attorney passionate about public service work with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in civil litigation, preferably in landlord/tenant, consumer 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 required.  COVID-19 vaccination is required, which is a condition of employment.  Reasonable accommodations will be considered.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via email to employment@nlsla.org.

 

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: 
January 19, 2022
Organization Information: 
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
United States