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Staff Attorney (Bridge to Self-Help)

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.

 

NLSLA is seeking a staff attorney to join its innovative remote Self-Help team. This attorney will

coordinate and deliver self-help legal services to patients referred through NLSLA’s MLCP-LA partnership with DHS and other providers. Services will be offered remotely and may be in-person, focusing on DHS’ Mid-Valley and El Monte Comprehensive Health Centers.

 

 

Position:

Attorney

 

Availability:

 

Availability is Immediate. 

 

Salary:

 

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Staff attorney is expected to develop legal expertise in the substantive legal areas impacting the social determinants of health including: housing, family law, and more.

 

Under the guidance of a Supervisor, the staff attorney will:

  • Play an active role in the delivery and implementation of legal self-help services for MLCP-LA referrals to the project;
  • Collaborate with MLCP and DHS clinical staff, and other staff through ongoing      engagement, case reviews and other meetings;
  • Provide remote and in-person self-help client services, technical assistance to DHS Staff, and trainings for patients and healthcare providers;
  • Provide substantive self-help support to project paralegals and MLCP team;
  • Participate in reporting and evaluation efforts to track data and outcomes obtained through Bridge to Self-Help; and

Maintain an active workload composed of self-help assistance and technical assistance requests.   Work collaboratively with entire self-help team, both in Court and remote team.  

 

 

 

Qualifications:

 

 

 

The ideal candidate will be a skillful, self-motivated, attorney who excels in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA litigants in multiple forums. They will have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law, and prior experience serving low-income individuals and community, with a sensitivity to those in crisis.

 

Excellent writing, research, organizational skills, and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with litigants, healthcare providers, community organizations, attorneys, paralegals, the judiciary and the public are essential. Spanish bilingual skills strongly preferred. California Bar membership is required.

 

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: 

The ideal candidate will be a skillful, self-motivated, attorney who excels in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA litigants in multiple forums. They will have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law, and prior experience serving low-income individuals and community, with a sensitivity to those in crisis.

 

Excellent writing, research, organizational skills, and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with litigants, healthcare providers, community organizations, attorneys, paralegals, the judiciary and the public are essential. Spanish bilingual skills strongly preferred. California Bar membership is required.

 

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: 
September 8, 2022
Organization Information: 
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
United States