Staff Attorney (Public Interest)
For 40 years Nevada Legal Services (NLS) has strengthened communities across Nevada by ensuring fairness and providing equal access to justice. We are a non-profit legal aid organization providing free legal services to low income people in every county in Nevada. Our primary source of funding is through a grant from the federal Legal Services Corporation.
Nevada Legal Services is currently seeking a Staff Attorney for our Reno office to provide full-scope legal representation in a variety of cases including representing clients in eviction cases, assisting with removing barriers to housing and employment, assistance with the denial or termination of public benefits and criminal record sealing. This position will require travel to meet clients, conduct community outreach/trainings, and appear in courts across northern Nevada. Overnight stays may be required. The ideal candidate will have a passion for fighting for marginalized clients who otherwise have little hope of getting a fighting chance in our legal system.
Compensation and Benefits:
DOE the Staff Attorneys’ starting salary is $50,000 - $68,000. Nevada Legal Services offers an excellent paid health insurance and paid leave package. This is a full-time position requiring 34 hours per week.
- Licensed to practice in Nevada or in another state and eligible for admission pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 72.1.
- J.D. from ABA accredited law school.
- One to two years of experience in public interest law preferred.
- Excellent communication skills and experience addressing a variety of audiences.
- Capability to work with low-income clients from diverse backgrounds and clients with limited English proficiency.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until 2/26/21. Provide cover letter explaining interest, resume and references. Email Roberta O'Hara, Human Resources, at email@example.com and reference “Reno Staff Attorney” in the subject line.
Nevada Legal Services (NLS) is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NLS actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NLS is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application, interview process or for more information about the program may send a request to the email address provided.