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.
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) is seeking a Supervising Attorney to lead its Coordinated Attorney Team. The Supervising Attorney is expected to work as part of a team overseeing and leading the case and impact work of a diverse group of lawyers. The Coordinated Attorney Team is made up of 10+ attorneys who primarily specialize in housing and also handle consumer and employment matters. The Supervising Attorney is also expected to maintain expertise on a range of housing related matters, included local rent stabilization ordinances, relevant housing policy issues, subsidized housing, and other eviction related matters.
Position: Supervising Attorney
Availability: Immediate, position open until filled
Compensation: Salary $90,000.00 + - Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Supervising Attorney will supervise a group of diverse attorneys providing assistance in primarily housing matters, including eviction defense, and alongside NLSLA Directors of Litigation, affirmative housing litigation and housing policy work. The Supervising Attorney would also supervise attorneys working on PACE consumer litigation, and will additionally supervise the Measure H Homelessness Prevention Associate Supervising Attorney.
The Supervisor’s duties include but are not limited to supervision of the delivery of unlawful detainer (eviction) services, including the preparation of answers to complaints, legal information, referrals, and representation at trial. Prepare staff work plans/performance evaluations with final edits/approval by senior management team. Assist with managing grant(s) including tracking progress towards grant deliverables, drafting reports, oversee data collection/analysis. The Supervising Attorney will also be expected to mentor team members, hold regular check in meetings with members, establish systems to organize the team’s work-flow and outreach strategies, facilitate weekly case review discussions and provide substantive legal supervision over the team’s housing cases. He/She will work closely with housing advocates, Directors of Litigation, and managers throughout the program to identify systemic issues arising out of the work for broader policy advocacy and/or affirmative litigation.
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 50 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, and El Monte.
Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation, self-help services 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 80,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that address the most critical needs of impoverished communities.
Must be an attorney licensed to practice law in California with a minimum of five years’ experience with housing experience sternly preferred. Must have experience or the ability to supervisor and mentor a team of attorneys. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis including survivors of domestic violence. should possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; the ability to oversee multiple projects; and well-developed analytical skills. Experience handling administrative hearings, court hearings and trials is preferred.
To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume list of references 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.