Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates. NLSLA is seeking a Supervisor for our Access to Justice Program – Self Help Assistance Legal Centers (SHALC) located at Courthouses throughout Los Angeles County, and the Shriver Self-Help Center located at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. The Supervisor will be an integral part of a dynamic team of advocates partnering with five public interest law offices working on two Access to Justice Programs that strive to help people each day access the legal system. The candidates must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior supervisorial experience in family law, housing and eviction, and other civil matters. Bilingual verbal, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is preferred. The Supervising Attorney is expected to maintain expertise on a range of legal issues as well as support the relationships with our Court Administrators and Legal Aid Partners.
Position: Supervising Attorney – ACCESS TO JUSTICE Los Angeles, CA
Availability: Open Immediately.
Compensation: Salary Starting at $90,000 Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, law school loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.
Duties and Responsibilities: Will support the Director of Access to Justice Programs. Responsible for intake/case assignment coordination, quality control, technical assistance, mentoring and training of Access to Justice (Shriver and Self-Help) support staff and attorneys. Handle all client grievances and complaints. Prepare staff work plans and evaluations, support team morale and culture, oversee other team dynamic work. Assist with grants management activities; including, but not limited to, generating and drafting grant applications and reports, facilitate monthly meetings with our grant and/or court partners, reviewing and ensuring accuracy of data collection tools, as well as monitoring and analyzing of case outcome data. Periodic handling of client intakes, complex matters, and emergency motions that fall within program priorities. Oversight and coordination of case referrals to partner agencies.
About NLSLA: NLSLA is one of Los Angeles County's leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the cities of Burbank and Glendale and the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys for more than 50 years and the city of Pasadena and San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys since 2001. The NLSLA staff of 135, including 55 lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals, families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant rights, consumer rights and environmental justice. The NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, El Monte and Boyle Heights.
Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation, self-help services, community outreach and education and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods. Founded in response to the nation’s War on Poverty, each year NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 100,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that address the most critical needs of impoverished communities. .
Minimum Qualifications: California Bar membership is required. Highly motivated attorney passionate about public service work, with sensitivity to those in crisis. A proven leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and experience working with both attorneys and paralegals. 4-5 years’ experience preferred. Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the proven ability to communicate effectively with clients, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public, as well as demonstrated capacity to mentor paralegals, attorneys, and students. Experience advocating for individuals or other advocacy work involving housing issues preferred; Bilingual skills in Spanish or Korean strongly preferred.
To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:
Elizabeth Brown, 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: firstname.lastname@example.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.