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Attorney Self-Help Legal Access Center – Van Nuys
Staff Attorney – AVOCAT
Director of Human Resources
Staff Attorney – MLCP and HCC
Staff Attorney
Case Manager – Victims of Crime

 


 

ATTORNEY SELF-HELP LEGAL ACCESS CENTER – VAN NUYS

Join Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provides life changing legal services to address the critical issues that significantly impact the poor. NLSLA’s work includes litigation, training, policy advocacy, technical assistance, and community education.

NLSLA is currently seeking an Attorney responsible for working with NLSLA staff and volunteers to operate high volume self-help legal access center for Los Angeles County located at the Van Nuys courthouse.  The Staff Attorney will interview unrepresented persons seeking assistance on civil law matters, including family and housing issues and create educational materials and information in order to access the court system. Current membership in the California Bar and bilingual skills in the Spanish language preferred.

Availability: Open Immediately

Compensation: Salary $54,165 – 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 Attorney will work collaboratively with judiciary, court staff and CA Bar to improve pro per access to the court.  Assist in conducting family and/or housing workshops for individuals and training volunteers.

Qualifications: Highly motivated Attorney passionate about public service work with a minimum of 4 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.  Shall enjoy working with the public and available to work from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Current membership in the California Bar and bilingual skills in the Spanish language preferred.

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 120+, 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. NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, Boyle Heights and El Monte.

To apply:    Applicants should send a cover letter and resume 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: employment@nlsla.org

NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans.

 


STAFF ATTORNEY – AVOCAT

Join Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provides 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 seeking a Staff Attorney for our Antelope Valley Online Community Assistance Team (AVOCAT) project, an innovative project that uses technology to remotely connect pro bono attorneys, law school students and other professionals in the Greater Los Angeles area to clients in the Antelope Valley.

AVOCAT will leverage pro bono volunteers to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline by protecting the educational rights of students and removing the barriers to employment for justice-involved adults. The candidate will play a significant role in implementing this newly funded project. The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice, and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients in multiple forums.

The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and will preferably have prior experience advocating for the educational rights of low-income students in public schools. The ideal candidate must possess strong research and organizational skills, the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, and well-developed analytical skills. Of critical importance is that the candidate be self-motivated with the ability to work independently.

Availability: Open Immediately.

Compensation: Salary Starting $54,165 – 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, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach, train, and supervise clinical law students, legal fellows, and volunteer attorneys at workshops and clinics that provide community members with assistance on special education and school discipline issues. Represent system-involved young people in school discipline proceedings and related special education administrative hearings. Provide advice, counsel, and limited scope representation to youth and families on a range of education-related issues, including but not limited to IEP advocacy, school enrollment, truancy, bullying, school staff misconduct, and access to services for English learners. Complete administrative tasks, such as those related to grant management and reporting. Participate in ongoing professional development to improve client services and student supervision.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California with two or more years of experience in working with low-income individuals and client groups. Knowledge of, and ideally experience in, special education and school discipline law preferred. Strong interest in law student supervision and clinical teaching. Ability to manage a demanding case load; excellent time management, priority-setting and organizational skills. Excellent written and oral advocacy skills. Strong
interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well
independently and as part of a team.

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, 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 110+, 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, veterans’ rights, reentry services, and environmental justice. The NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices
in Pacoima, El Monte and Boyle Heights.

To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and resume 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: employment@nlsla.org

NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities,
females, people with disabilities and veterans.

 


 

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Human Resources Department of one of California’s most prominent non-profit public interest law firms, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA). This position is responsible for managing the human resources function for a highly diverse legal and administrative staff of 120+. The position is located in Glendale, California, with other offices in Pacoima, (in the Northeast San Fernando Valley,) and El Monte (in the San Gabriel Valley). This position reports directly to and works closely with the Executive and Deputy Directors and is a member of the senior leadership team. Frequent travel is required.

The Director of Human Resources is a business partner of the NLSLA senior leadership team and, in consultation with the NLSLA Executive Director and Deputy Director, promotes and implements NLSLA culture and design. The Human Resources Director is a change agent and ensures the achievement of the NLSLA’s strategic goals through effective people management practices.

Key Duties and responsibilities: Provide advice and guidance on employee relations matters to supervisors and staff, ensuring that matters are well managed and meet the requirements of NLSLA policies, best practices, and employment legislation. Develop, implement and maintain HR policies and procedures to ensure effective, fair, and consistent management of staff throughout the organization. Develop and implement HR operations strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating organizational requirements, trends, and variances. Monitor and review the system of performance appraisal and continually develop as necessary, ensuring that annual appraisals are carried out in a timely manner and followed up. Coordinate the performance management of staff including job description formulation, assessments, and promotions. Manage HR operations by facilitating staff recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, development, coaching, and counseling. Support, communicate and advise management on their talent development initiatives. Involvement in recruiting and resourcing including phone screens and in-person interviews. Coordinate recruitment with external partners (job posting sites, temporary staffing agencies, etc.). Investigate grievances and/or complaints from employees for the purpose of achieving solutions that provide a healthy work environment. Facilitate and lead Hiring and Onboarding committees. Work closely with finance department to ensure consistency across departments. Conduct exit interviews and analyze findings

Establish clearly defined roles, expectations and goals for HR staff and evaluate performance regularly. Provide training and development opportunities for HR staff, including one HR Associate Director, one HR Associate, and one HR Assistant

In consultation with the Executive Director and Deputy Director, prepare and implement annual HR plans to support the overall strategic aims and objectives of NLSLA. Develop and maintain effective partnerships with the leadership team ensuring consultation and communication practices are routinely adopted to enable management to make effective decisions and successfully implement proposals. Ensure that HR issues are given full considerations in all decision making.
Serve on the Senior Leadership Team and Executive Administration Team. Enhance department and organization reputation by exploring new opportunities to add value to the organization.

Qualifications: Bachelor degree required, advanced degree strongly preferred. Requires at least 10 years progressive HR generalist experience with more than three years at senior management level in high-volume environment. Experience must include hands-on responsibility for the full scope of HR activities, both operations and analysis. Strong organizational skills in the areas of operations and project administration. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Experience in driving change and integration. Strong business partner and relationship building capabilities across a diverse international group. A self-starter; eager to pitch into the day-to-day necessary tasks and prioritize long-term projects. Commitment to public interest and social justice.

Compensation and Benefits: NLSLA offers a generous benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, contributions to a 403(b) tax saving account, and paid vacations and holidays. Compensation DOE.

To Apply: Please forward your resume and cover letter to employment@nlsla.org

 

 


 

STAFF ATTORNEY  – MLCP AND HCC

Medical Legal Community Partnership (MLCP) | Health Consumer Center (HCC) Staff Attorney
Join Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provides a wide-range of legal services aimed to address issues that disproportionately impact the poor. These services include litigation, training and technical assistance, and community education.

NLSLA is seeking a Staff Attorney for its MLCP division in the NLSLA Health Consumer Center (HCC) to staff its innovative Medical Legal Partnership– MLP-LA pilot project, a component of Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ Whole Person Care (WPC) system. The Staff Attorney will play a key role in the delivery and coordination of services through this one of a kind project, bringing crucial legal support to the most vulnerable patients within the Los Angeles County health system who encounter legal problems. This position will be operating out of the Wellness Center and the Pacoima Office.

The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients in multiple forums. 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. The ideal candidate must possess: strong research, organizational, and analytical skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and the capacity to collaborate closely and successfully with healthcare and legal partners. Of critical importance is that the candidate be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Bilingual Spanish proficiency is preferred.

Availability: Open Immediately.

Compensation: Starting salary $54,165 – Salary commensurate with experience. NLSLA offers a choice of medical plans, and a choice of dental plans, life and disability insurance, 125 plan, 403(b) voluntary contribution, sick, vacation and 13 employer – paid holidays and bilingual differential.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Staff Attorney is expected to develop broad legal expertise in the various substantive legal areas impacting the social determinants of health and served through NLSLA’s innovative MLP-LA pilot project. Under the supervision of the MLCP Associate Supervising Attorney and NLSLA Coordinated Attorney Team Supervising Attorney, the Staff Attorney will:
* Play an active role in the implementation of the MLP-LA project including assisting in the development of processes and protocols;
* Collaborate with WPC staff, healthcare providers, and other legal partners including through attendance in monthly clinical case review meetings;
* Provide substantive support to paralegal staff triaging technical assistance and direct client assistance requests;
* Serve as an escalation point for WPC staff or legal partners to address issues related to technical assistance and direct client referrals;
* Participate in reporting efforts to track data and outcomes obtained through the MLP-LA project;
* Conduct process, skills, and substantive trainings of WPC staff;
* Maintain an active caseload composed of technical assistance requests from WPC staff, special emergency patient referrals, and representation to other patients referred through the MLP-LA project. Advocacy may include informal, administrative, litigation and/or policy work on a wide variety of substantive legal areas impacting the social determinants of health.

Minimum Qualifications:  Entry level attorney (0-5 years’ experience) who is highly motivated and passionate about public service work, with sensitivity to those in crisis. Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, healthcare providers, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public. Background in substantive legal areas impacting impoverished communities and experience working with low-income organizations and client groups preferred. Spanish bilingual skills strongly preferred. California Bar membership is required.

About NLSLA:  Neighborhood Legal Services (NLSLA) is one of Los Angeles County’s leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the San Fernando Valley for 50 years and the San Gabriel, Pomona & Antelope Valleys since 2001. The NLSLA staff of 120+, 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 program offices are located in the cities of Glendale, Pacoima. El Monte and Boyle Heights.
To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and resume 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: employment@nlsla.org

NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans

 

 


STAFF ATTORNEY

Join Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provides life changing legal services to address the critical issues that significantly impact the poor. NLSLA’s work includes litigation, training, policy advocacy, technical assistance, and community education.

NLSLA is currently seeking several Staff Attorneys to work in the Antelope, San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys.  The attorneys will be part of a team of advocates focused on serving the needs of people experiencing homelessness and those at-risk of homelessness in conjunction with a collaborative of community partners.   The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of clients in multiple forums across multiple practice areas. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior experience assisting low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis. The ideal candidate must possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and well-developed analytical skills. The candidate should be self-motivated with the ability to multi-task. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Armenian, Chinese or another language spoken in poverty communities is strongly preferred.

Availability: March 1, 2019

Compensation: Salary $54,165.12 + – 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:

* Representation of families and individuals that are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of homelessness in a broad range of legal practice areas including: housing, public benefits, consumer, employment, immigration, re-entry and family law.
* Creating and conducting trainings for community partners, Know Your Rights workshops for clients and staffing legal clinics.
* Responsibility for maintaining relationships with our community partners by attending regular case management meetings.
* Regular travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations throughout the Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley required.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California. Prior experience working with the homeless or in public benefits, consumer, housing and/or family law is helpful.

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 120+, 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. NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, Boyle Heights and El Monte.

To apply:     Applicants should send a cover letter and resume 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: employment@nlsla.org

NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans.

 


CASE MANAGER – VICTIMS OF CRIMES

Be a part of history!  Join Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provides a wide-range of legal services aimed to address issues that disproportionately impact the poor.  These services include high impact litigation, direct services, public policy advocacy, providing training and technical assistance, community education, and supportive services.

NLSLA is seeking a Case Manager to work with clients who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other serious crimes. The Case Manager will work with attorneys and advocates to assist clients on a range of issues affecting victims of crime. This position requires demonstrated ability and experience working effectively with clients in crisis. The Case Manager acts as a member of the legal team, or a “non-lawyer assistant” and thus must keep all client information confidential.

Position:    Case Manager – Glendale, El Monte, Pacoima, CA
Travel required throughout NLSLA service areas

Availability:    Open Immediately.

Compensation:    Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent Benefits including:  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:    

•    Case Manager for the Domestic Violence Programs

•    Conduct initial client assessment and intake.
•    Monitor support services, information and referrals.
•    Recommend interventions and/ or referrals as appropriate, based on client needs.
•    Provide service assessments: prioritizing client needs.
•    Service Plan: develop goals and timeline to achieve goals with client
•    Client Advocacy: phone calls, coordination of services on behalf of the clients. Reassess and revise service plan as needed; and follow-up with clients to assess for additional services.
•    Provide direct services and transportation support based on client needs.
•    Provide domestic violence support services, information and referrals.
•    Maintain network of mental health, health, social service, disability, substance abuse and domestic violence referrals.
•    Document information on each client, maintain written records and reports.
•    Assist the program in developing and documenting culturally sensitive understanding of the target population.
•    Assist in training community network staff representatives.
•    Use technology to connect with clients remotely.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:     

•    Four –year Bachelor’s degree and/or 1-3 years’ experience working with domestic violence and crisis intervention services;
•    Excellent writing and verbal communication skills;
•    Excellent technology skills and ability to use various platforms to connect with clients;
•    Must also have a dependable automobile with valid driver’s license and current insurance;
•    Good organizational, time management, and cross-cultural communication skills;
•    Ability to work with clients with mental health issues, disabilities, survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent and traumatic crimes, and individuals in crisis; and
•    Bilingual Spanish preferred.

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 100+, 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, El Monte, and Boyle Heights. 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.
To apply:    Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Yvonne Mariajimenez, Deputy Director
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 an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans.