Staff Attorney (2 Positions)-Pacoima, CA
Organization: Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Position Title: Staff Attorney
Location: Pacoima, CA
Application Deadline: April 14, 2014
Self-Help Legal Access Center (one each: Pomona and Antelope Valley Courthouses)
Availability:Immediate Opening: Travel required throughout NLSLA service areas.
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) offers a choice of medical (one plan is 100% employer-paid) and dental plans, vision as well as life and disability insurance, 125 plan, 403b with employer contribution, sick pay, vacation and 13 employer paid- holidays. Loan Repayment Program benefits to qualifying attorneys.
Duties and Responsibilities: Be part of an exciting team of NLSLA advocates participating in all aspects of a dynamic fast-paced anti-poverty law practice. The attorney will be responsible for working with NLSLA staff and volunteers to operate a Self-Help Legal Access Center for LA County located at the Pomona or Antelope Valley courthouse. The attorney will interview self-represented persons seeking assistance on civil law matters, including family and housing issues and provide educational materials/information in order to access the court system; will conduct family and/or housing workshops for individuals and train volunteers; and work collaboratively with judiciary, court staff and CA Bar to improve pro per access to the court.
Qualifications: Candidate must be licensed to practice law in California. Must be highly motivated and passionate about public service work with a minimum of 2 years experience in civil litigation, preferably in landlord/tenant or family law. Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public. Ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers. Must enjoy working with the public and available to work from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Bilingual skills in the Spanish language required.
Program Description: 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 Glendale and Burbank and the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys for more than 48 years and the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys and the city of Pasadena since 2001. The NLSLA staff of 100+, including 40 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.
Forward resume and cover letter to (no phone calls please):
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