Staff Attorney (Pomona Ready for Trial - Temporary Position)
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 low income communities. These services include litigation, providing training and technical assistance, and community education.
Staff Attorney- Pomona Ready for Trial
Availability is Immediate.
Salary range $76,000- $84,000- commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; flexible spending account (FSA)125 plan; 403(b), 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 self-help staff to improve pro per access to the court by conducting family law workshops for individuals preparing for trial. Responsibilities will include designing and conducting presentations, keeping records for purposes of measuring outcomes and grant reporting. Along with training and supervising volunteer attorneys, law students, JusticeCorps members, and community volunteers. Will also assist with preparation or review of pro per housing, family law, or other civil matter court forms; provide legal education, and appropriate referrals.
Highly motivated attorney passionate about public service work with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in civil litigant, preferably in family law. Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with litigants, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary, and the public. Ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers. Enjoys working with the public and is available to work from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Pomona Courthouse. Current membership in the California Bar is required. Bilingual skills in Spanish language is preferred but not required.
COVID-19 vaccination is required, which is a condition of employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered.
Please provide a cover letter, resume, and writing sample on the application.
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.