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Environmental Justice Attorney
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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Make a difference in the lives of people living in poverty in Los Angeles by joining the innovative and energetic management team at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles (NLSLA), one of LA’s leading nonprofit public interest law offices.  Be a part of a program with a mission to ensure poor families have health care, housing, economic security and meaningful access to our justice system.  NLSLA seeks a creative and experienced Development Department leader with a strategic vision to design and manage a comprehensive set of development initiatives for a large community based legal aid program.

The NLSLA Development Director is responsible for the creation, implementation and oversight of a full scope fundraising and development plan including producing short and long term plans; carrying out a private donor campaign; as well as fundraising through private and corporate foundations and government grants. The Development Director is expected to work closely with the NLSLA Board of Directors and is a member of the NLSLA Senior Management Team, reporting directly to the NLSLA Executive and Deputy Directors.  The Development Director will oversee a 2-3 person development department.

Position:    Director of Development Glendale, CA
Travel will be required throughout Los Angeles County.

Availability:    The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

Compensation:    Salary is commensurate with experience.  Excellent Benefits which include:  choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) plan with employer contribution, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: Develop, execute, and drive implementation of annual fundraising plan and strategies to produce donors and contributions to support the organization. Develop a comprehensive public relationships plan to promote NLSLA organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the activities of the organization. Foster an understanding of the benefits of philanthropy within the organization. Manage the implementation of the Salsa fundraising and communications database including overseeing staff responsible for data entry and gift processing. Develop and track proposals and reports for all individual donor and corporate fundraising. Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization.  Research and contact new or potential corporate, foundation, and individual donors. Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information. Manage donor and gift record-keeping. Responsible for all development reports to the Board and Management primary staff liaison for the Board Development Committee and ad hoc fundraising committees. Create systems to support all Development projects and operations. Participate in outreach activities and performances outside regular business hours and available to assist in any other capacity as assigned. Attend community events related to donor cultivation. Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts. Supervise development staff and independent contractors.

Minimum Qualifications:    Minimum 8 years’ experience with non-profit development or fundraising, with at least three years’ experience as a Development Director.  Bachelor of Arts required, graduate degree strongly preferred.  Experience developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, and community members.  Excellent verbal, written, organizational and inter-personal skills.  Demonstrated attention to detail required.  Bilingual capacity encouraged.

About NLSLA:    Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation 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 as part of the nations’ 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 poverty communities.

NLSLA has a highly diverse staff of 100+ and a 2017 operating budget of $15 million dollars.  There are four primary offices:  Pacoima, in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, Glendale in the center of the county, El Monte, in the San Gabriel Valley and the Wellness Center at County USC hospital in Boyle Heights.  A separate Administrative Office is located upstairs in NLSLA’s Adams Square Building in Glendale, where the Development Director’s office is located.

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: employment@nlsla.org

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

 


SUMMER HEALTH ADVOCACY FELLOWSHIP

The Kamenir Health Advocacy Fellowship is available to one USC law student to work full time with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) to help provide free legal services in an interdisciplinary fashion by working with lawyers and doctors in a medical setting. NLSLA is furthering the vision of Dr. Edward and Charlotte Kamenir, the inspiring founders of the Health Advocacy Fund, which teaches future doctors and lawyers to work collaboratively to identify and address the social determinants of health.

Through the Kamenir Fund, with the support of doctors at St. John’s Well Child & Family Health Center and LA County-USC Hospital, NLSLA has created a unique interdisciplinary curriculum and clinical program through USC’s Gould School of Law and Keck School of Medicine.  The Medical Legal Partnership and Practicum in class offers both medical and law students an enhanced understanding of socio-economic factors that impact wellness in disadvantaged and impoverished neighborhoods.  Students learn how develop cross-professional interventions and strategic advocacy leading to better policies that transform the health of our communities.

By providing legal assistance side-by-side with health providers, the Kamenir Health Advocacy Fellowship will help stabilize families and alleviate the social effects of poverty through legal advocacy, community education and capacity building. The Fellow will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of cases and substantive issues that come through the medical clinic. Fellows are expected to learn a number of different legal skills and practices including interviewing clients, participating in case reviews, obtaining evidence and arranging records, writing briefs/ legal memoranda, and conducting community education presentations. Areas of law will include, but will not be limited to housing, health, family law, and immigration, and the Fellow is likely to work on cases for unaccompanied undocumented minors – children who have come to the United State to escape extreme poverty and violence in their home countries.

About NLSLA:

NLSLA has been changing lives and transforming communities since 1965 and is a steadfast advocate for individuals, families and communities throughout Los Angeles County. Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to justice in LA County’s diverse neighborhoods.

NLSLA works holistically across multiple areas of the law that disproportionately impact the law income communities. and strives to help those in need overcome the obstacles that prevent them from enjoying access to the judicial system and bettering their lives and community. By offering free legal services, these efforts can lead to improved health, expanded economic opportunities and positive neighborhood development.

Selection criteria for law student applicants:

  • Must have a strong interest in health, social justice and poverty-related issues as well a desire to serve low-income and disadvantaged communities, and possess sensitivity to working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be committed to enrolling in the Medical Legal Partnership and Practicum in an up-coming semester.
  • Students who are bilingual (preferably Spanish) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Grant award amount: The selected student will receive $5,000 for 10 weeks of full-time work from late May through August 2016 with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. This fellowship was made possible by the generous contribution of the Kamenir Health Advocacy Fund. The fellowship recipient will be required to participate in stewardship activities for the Fund, which may include – writing an acknowledgement letter to the donor, attending scholarship/donor recognition events, providing quotes and/or photos for inclusion in NLSLA’s marketing materials, website and press releases. 

Application process: Students should apply by submitting a current resume, cover letter and writing sample. The cover letter should be addressed to: Sharon Bashan, Director of Pro Bono & Operations, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.

Deadline date: February 26, 2016 at 5pm. All materials should be submitted to:

Sharon Bashan
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1104 East Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91205
SharonBashan@nlsla.org

Hard copy or email of materials will be accepted.

 


IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

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 seeking a Staff Attorney for its Pacoima or El Monte 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 have four or more years of experience in immigration law and/or defending victims of domestic violence.  The candidate will also possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and welldeveloped analytical skills.  Of critical importance is that the candidate be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is required.

Position:     Staff Attorney

Availability:     Open Immediately.

Compensation:     Starting 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:     This staff attorney position will focus on immigration, domestic violence and family law matters.  They will be responsible for representing survivors of domestic violence with their immigration petitions (U, T Visas and VAWA) and provide assistance in family law disputes and at restraining order hearings.  Frequent travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations throughout southern California is required.

Minimum Qualifications:     Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California with four or more years of experience in immigration law and/or defending victims of domestic violence.

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 45 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 is headquartered in     Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, and El Monte.

Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation 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 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: employment@nlsla.org

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


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic Senior Management team that is changing lives and transforming communities.  NLSLA is seeking an Executive Assistant for the Glendale office. The Executive Assistant will report directly to the Executive Director and Deputy Director.  The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the Executive and Deputy Directors.  The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the board of directors and leadership team; organizes and tracks external relations efforts; and management initiatives. The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a law firm that is mission and results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently and with a team on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Position: Executive Assistant

Availability: Open Immediately.

Compensation: Salary is 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: Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Executive Director and Deputy Director including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; drafting grant proposals and  correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings. Communicates directly, and on behalf of the Directors, with Board members, donors, staff, and others, on matters related to Executive Office. Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Directors, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.

Minimum Qualifications:  Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail. Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, and external partners. Expert level written and verbal communication skills. Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently. Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response. Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

Bachelor’s degree required

Highly Proficient in technology including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point one note, outlook, Acess, Publisher), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media/web platforms.

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 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.
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 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: employment@nlsla.org

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

 

 


HOTLINE/INTAKE STAFF ATTORNEY

NLSLA is seeking a Mandarin-speaking Hotline/Intake Attorney to work with both its general Coordinated Intake Team (CIT) and its specialized Health Consumer Center (HCC) hotline.  The position will be located at the NLSLA El Monte office. The Hotline / Intake Attorney will staff consumer assistance hotlines and regularly conduct intake, as well as maintain a limited caseload.  The Attorney will be expected to develop expertise on a range of public benefits and health care access issues affecting low-income individuals and families including eligibility for public benefits (SSI, CalWorks, food stamps, etc.) and health care programs (Medi-Cal and Medicare, access to care, and managed care delivery systems issues.

Position:    Hotline/Intake Attorney

Availability:    Open Immediately.

Compensation:    Starting salary $54,165 – Commensurate with experience.      Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA)  offers free medical  and  dental insurance 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:    The Attorney is expected to have an understanding of NLSLA’s practice areas, such as health, housing, consumer law, employment, immigration and family law.  The Attorney will staff consumer assistance hotlines and regularly conduct intake, and will also manage a limited caseload of public benefits and health advocacy cases including negotiation with county and state agencies and health plans, legal research, and assistance with preparation for plan grievances and administrative hearings, agency appeals.  The Attorney will also provide outreach and education to community groups and assist with training and mentorship of paralegal staff.  Frequent travel to other NLSLA branch offices, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations throughout the County is required.

Minimum Qualifications:    Capacity to handle constant client contact and dedication to public interest work.  Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with moderate supervision.  Excellent interpersonal and computer skills and an ability to problem-solve and patience/sensitivity with people in crises. Qualified candidates must be licensed to practice law in California and have strong communication skills (oral/written). Minimum 2 years legal experience required. Bilingual speaking, reading and writing skills in English and Mandarin required; Experience working with low-income individuals and families preferred.  Experience with health and benefits advocacy desirable.

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 45 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 is headquartered in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, and El Monte.
Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation 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 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: 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 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 its Pacoima or El Monte 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 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. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish or Mandarin is required.

Position: Staff Attorney

Availability: Open Immediately. Home office: Pacoima or El Monte, CA

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 Staff Attorney is expected to focus on housing advocacy including: pursue all aspects of housing and/or consumer-related civil litigation and administrative hearing representation; participate in high-impact projects involving systemic or policy issues affecting low-income individuals and families; maintain expertise on a range of housing and consumer issues affecting low-income individuals; provide outreach and education to tenant and community groups; and assist with some training and supervision of housing/consumer hotline staff.  Advocacy may include litigation and/or policy work in substantive legal areas other than housing/consumer law as needed, depending upon skills to be acquired, client needs and NLS program priorities.   The staff attorney will also be an advocate at NLSLA’s innovative and nationally recognized flagship Medical Legal Community Partnership (MLCP) program at St. John’s Well Child and Family Health Centers in South Los Angeles and at the Northeastern Valley Health Corporation Sun Valley Health Center.  MLCP require advocates who can work effectively with medical personnel and in a medical environment to address the social determinants of health.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California with three or more years of experience in public interest law as well as experience working with low-income organizations and client groups. Background in housing law or consumer law and experience preferred.  Bilingual proficiency in Spanish or Mandarin is required.

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 45 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 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 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: employment@nlsla.org

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

 


HCC PARALEGAL

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 litigation, providing training and technical assistance, and community education.

NLSLA is seeking a Paralegal for the Health Consumer Center (HCC) for its El Monte or Pacoima office.  The candidate we seek will be able to handle significant client contact and is dedicated to working with non-profit public interest organizations.  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to conduct research and problem-solve.  Strong communication skills (oral/written) in English and Mandarin, coupled with patience and sensitivity with people in crisis situations.

Position:    Paralegal, HCC department

Availability:    Open Immediately.

Compensation:    Starting salary $36,727 – Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include:  choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b), bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities:    Paralegals provide information and legal assistance on a range of issues in support of our clients in one or more practice areas listed below.   In addition, under attorney supervision, paralegals handle their own caseloads, may represent clients at administrative hearings, provide community education presentations to the community and assist in policy advocacy and litigation, as required.

Minimum Qualifications:    Experience working with low-income individuals and families preferred.  Qualified candidates must have one of the following: (1.) paralegal certificate, (2.) B.A. or B.S. degree with 1 year experience working in a law office or other legal setting under the supervision of a licensed attorney or (3.) High School degree with 3 years’ experience working in a law office or other legal setting under the supervision of a licensed attorney with a letter certifying the experience.
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 45 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 is headquartered in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, and El Monte.
Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation 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 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.


ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ATTORNEY

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSaLA) is seeking a staff attorney to help establish NLSLA’s San Fernando Valley Environmental Justice Initiative. The attorney will play a significant role in implementing this newly funded initiative which is designed to defend the right of all people to a healthy environment through a comprehensive, multi-faceted program of environmental justice advocacy. The project focuses on the predominantly Latino communities of the Northeast San Fernando Valley which bear a disproportionate share of polluting businesses that harm the health of residents.

Position: Available 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 environmental justice staff attorney will:

• Focus on securing relief from air pollution, traffic congestion, lead paint, hazardous waste sites and other hazards that negatively impact the environment and health of the community.
• Work closely with the Director of Litigation and Policy to investigate, develop, and litigate cases.
• Participate in policy and media advocacy on environmental justice matters
• Engage in a wide range of tasks involved in complex litigation, including, where appropriate, factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy.
• Work directly with community members educating them about the environmental conditions of their neighborhoods, empowering them to fight for better environmental conditions

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have/be:

• Licensed and eligible to practice law in California.
• 0-5 years litigation or related experience.
• Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills.
• Strong work ethic, initiative, sound judgment and creativity.
• Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
• Ability to work well in a team-oriented atmosphere.
• Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of NLSLA and its mission.
• Bilingual proficiency in Spanish.

About NLSLA:    Founded in 1965, NLSLA is the primary legal aid program serving the San Gabriel, San Fernando and Antelope Valleys. The NLSLA staff of 100+, including 45 lawyers, combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.

To apply:    Please 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: employment@nlsla.org

 


FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) seeks a Family Law Staff Attorney for its Coordinated Attorney Team. The ideal candidate will be a passionate, energetic, culturally competent attorney with the ability to work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with compassion and patience.

Position:    Available 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 family law staff attorney will:
•    Provide legal services to low-income survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault including: representing survivors in restraining order hearings and other family law proceedings.
•    Collaborate closely with social services agencies to assess the legal needs of the community.
•    Participate in public policy advocacy, community education, and outreach activities to effect policy and systems changes that benefit survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
•    Frequent travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations throughout southern California is required.

Qualifications:    The successful candidate will have/be:
•    Licensed and eligible to practice law in California.
•    Prior experience serving low-income individuals and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
•    Experience working with trauma-informed approaches
•    Excellent communication (oral, written, listening) skills
•    Strong organizational skills
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team
•    Bilingual proficiency in Spanish or Mandarin is strongly preferred

About NLSLA:    Founded in 1965, NLSLA is the primary legal aid program serving the San Gabriel, San Fernando and Antelope Valleys. The NLSLA staff of 100+, including 45 lawyers, combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.

To apply:    Please 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: employment@nlsla.org