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Staff Attorney (Stay Housed LA Program)

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 currently seeking an attorney or recent law graduate to join our newest housing program aimed at addressing the housing crisis, which has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The attorney/law school graduate will work with NLSLA staff to operate weekly housing clinics in collaboration with the Coalition for Economic Survival and provide limited scope and full scope representation to tenants primarily in the Chatsworth, Antelope Valley, Pasadena and Van Nuys Courthouses. Other duties may include conducting intake interviews, preparing educational materials, participating in community events, communicating and negotiating with opposing parties, collaborating with pro bono partners, and managing a varied caseload of housing matters.

 

Position:

Staff Attorney- Stay Housed LA Program

Temporary Position

 

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; flexible spending account (FSA)125 plan; 403(b), bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 14 employer-paid holidays.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Qualified candidates will be expected to provide counsel and advice on a variety of housing matters and represent tenants in administrative hearings with local housing authorities and through trial in unlawful detainer proceedings. The candidate will manage a varied caseload and work with student volunteers and pro bono volunteers.

 

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a JD and membership in the California State Bar, or with bar membership pending. Individuals should be highly motivated and passionate about public service work with excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills. The ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a fast-paced environment are highly desirable.  The candidate will be expected to work from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Bilingual proficiency in Spanish preferred, but not 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: 

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a JD and membership in the California State Bar, or with bar membership pending. Individuals should be highly motivated and passionate about public service work with excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills. The ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a fast-paced environment are highly desirable.  The candidate will be expected to work from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Bilingual proficiency in Spanish preferred, but not required.

 

COVID-19 vaccination is required, which is a condition of employment.  Reasonable accommodations will be considered.

 

 

To Apply: 

To apply:

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 5, 2023
Organization Information: 
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
United States