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Staff Attorney

Description: 

NLSLA is currently seeking several Staff Attorneys to work in the Antelope, San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. The attorneys will be part of a team of advocates focused on serving the needs of people experiencing homelessness and those at-risk of homelessness in conjunction with a collaborative of community partners. The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of clients in multiple forums across multiple practice areas. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior experience assisting low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis. The ideal candidate must possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and well-developed analytical skills. The candidate should be selfmotivated with the ability to multi-task. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Armenian, Chinese or another language spoken in poverty communities is strongly preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Representation of families and individuals that are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of homelessness in a broad range of legal practice areas including: housing, public benefits, consumer, employment, immigration, re-entry and family law.

 Creating and conducting trainings for community partners, Know Your Rights workshops for clients and staffing legal clinics.

 Responsibility for maintaining relationships with our community partners by attending regular case management meetings.

 Regular travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations throughout the Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley required.

Requirements: 

Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California. Prior experience working with the homeless or in public benefits, consumer, housing and/or family law is helpful.

To Apply: 

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:

Yvonne Mariajimenez, Deputy Director
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive Glendale, CA 91205

Fax: (818) 291-1790
E-mail: employment@nlsla.org

Information

Submission Deadline: 
March 17, 2019
Organization Information: 
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
United States