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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.

 

 


HCC PARALEGAL

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 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 Spanish, coupled with patience and sensitivity with people in crisis situations.

Availability:    Open Immediately.

Compensation:    Salary Starting at $37,828.00 – 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, 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 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 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 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.


ASSOCIATE SUPERVISING ATTORNEY – HEALTH CONSUMER CENTER (HCC)

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 Health Consumer Center (HCC) Associate Supervising Attorney for its Pacoima office.  The attorney is expected to maintain expertise on a range of health care access issues affecting low-income individuals including eligibility, access to care, and affordability with emphasis on managed care delivery systems issues.  The associate supervising attorney will provide on-going supervision, legal research and support and training to health care advocates and attorneys who staff the HCC hotline.

Location:    Pacoima, CA

Availability:    Open Immediately

Compensation:    Salary Starting at $72,000 – 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, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities:    Serve as associate supervising attorney for HCC’s consumer hotline.  Engage in supervision of paralegals and intake screeners, performance evaluations of hotline staff, intake/case assignment coordination, quality control, grant compliance activities, case monitoring, technical assistance, mentoring and training of intake screeners and hotline advocates; and evaluation of HCC’s hotline systems and technology needs.  Provide substantive support to hotline advocates and conduct review and monitoring of advocate casework.  The position will be based out of NLSLA’s Pacoima office, but will require regular travel to other NLSLA offices and client sites.  The associate supervising attorney will report directly to the HCC Supervising Attorney, as well as in consultation with the Director of Litigation.

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 both attorneys and paralegals.  3 plus 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 health and benefits issues preferred; Health expertise preferred.   Bilingual skills in Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, or Vietnamese strongly 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 52 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.  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, 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 – HEALTH CONSUMER CENTER (HCC)

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 Health Consumer Center (HCC) for its Pacoima or El Monte office.  The Attorney is expected to maintain expertise on a range of health care access issues affecting low-income individuals including eligibility, access to care, affordability with emphasis on managed care delivery systems issues; manage a caseload of health advocacy cases performing all functions from intake to case management to representation, negotiation, administrative hearings, plan grievances, litigation and systems advocacy; provide on-going legal research, support and training to health care counselors who staff the HCC hotline.

Position:    Staff Attorney – Health Consumer Center (HCC) Pacoima or El Monte, CA
Travel required throughout NLS service areas

Availability:    Open Immediately.

Compensation:    Salary Starting at $54,165.12 – 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:    Provide legal advice to individual clients; participate in all aspects of advocacy and litigation including, but not limited to: client interviews, factual investigation, legal research, discovery, preparation of legal documents, negotiations, administrative hearings and trials, and appellate work in both state and federal courts; provide substantive support and legal advice to paralegal advocates in the HCC; assist in outreach and community education to health consumers and community based organizations; provide technical expertise on health care law to a range of community based organizations; and participate in projects involving systemic or policy issues impacting large numbers of low-income health care consumers.

Minimum Qualifications:    California Bar membership and bilingual verbal, reading, and writing skills in Spanish are preferred.  Highly motivated attorney passionate about public service work, with sensitivity to those in crisis. 1-3 years’ experience preferred.  Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public as well as capacity to supervise students. Knowledge of the principals and procedures of litigation in state and federal courts, and administrative agencies. Experience advocating for individuals or other advocacy work involving health and public benefits issues preferred. Health expertise preferred.  General poverty law background in the areas of housing, immigration, family law, public benefits and the delivery of health care 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 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 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.

 


 

LAHSA ASSOCIATE SUPERVISING 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 an Associate Supervising Attorney to oversee a team of attorneys and paralegals on new innovative new project serving the Antelope, San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys.  The team of advocates will be focused on providing legal assistance to 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 excels in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of leading advocacy 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.  The ideal candidate should possess strong oral/written communication, leadership and advocacy skills coupled with patience and sensitivity to working with people in crisis.

The candidate should also be self-motivated with the ability to multi-task; be able to work collaboratively in a team setting and to foster and maintain relationships with community partners.  Bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Armenian, Chinese or another language spoken in poverty communities is strongly preferred.

Availability:    Open Immediately

Compensation:    Salary $80,000 + – 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:    Responsible for supervising intake, case management, case review, and reviewing substantive casework. The Associate Supervisor will also be responsible for helping to maintain project data, reports, and staff evaluations. Will oversee regular communication with community partners, and attend community partner management meetings. The Associate Supervisor will be a member of the NLSLA Leadership Team and will interact with other managers to ensure quality of services are provided to clients.  Regular travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations throughout the Antelope, San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys required.

Minimum Qualifications: The ideal candidate would have at least 5 years of experience developing and undertaking significant advocacy in multiple forums and leading successful legal projects. A demonstrated understanding of issues affecting low-income communities. Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California. Prior experience working with programs serving the homeless or the substantive areas of public benefits, consumer, housing and/or family law is 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 – CONSUMER RIGHTS PROJECT

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 Consumer Rights unit in the NLSLA Coordinated Advocacy Team (CAT).  The Staff Attorney will play a key role in the protection of consumer rights across a range of issues, but will have a primary focus on legal and advocacy issues related to medical and dental consumer debt.

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 people 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 community partners. Of critical importance is that the candidate be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Bilingual in Spanish or Mandarin is preferred.

Availability: Open Immediately. This position will be based in our Pacoima or El Monte office.

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

Duties and Responsibilities:    The Staff Attorney is expected to focus on consumer rights advocacy including: legal representation in consumer-related civil litigation and administrative hearings; participation in high-impact projects involving systematic or policy issues affecting low-income individuals and families; undertaking negotiations on behalf of clients with debt collections agencies; maintaining expertise on a range of consumer and medical debt issues affecting low-income individuals; providing outreach and education to community groups; and assisting with some training and support of consumer and health hotline staff. Advocacy may include litigation and/or policy work in substantive legal areas other than consumer law as needed, depending on skills to be acquired, client needs, and NLSLA program priorities.

Minimum Qualifications:  California Bar membership is required. Entry level attorney (0-5 years’ experience) who is highly motivated and passionate about public service work, with sensitivity to people 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 or Mandarin bilingual skills strongly preferred.

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 52 years and the San Gabriel, Pomona, and 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, resume and 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 people of color, people from language and ethnic distinct communities, women

 


STAFF ATTORNEY – ANTELOPE VALLEY

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 Justice-involved Adults Antelope Valley Advocacy Project (JAAVA).  The candidate will play a significant role in implementing this newly funded initiative which is designed to defend the rights of justice involved adults facing significant barriers to employment in the Antelope Valley and seek to increase economic growth and build social capital in the poverty communities of color through comprehensive policy advocacy. 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.
Availability: Open Immediately.

Compensation: Salary Starting at $54,165.12 – 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, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities:    Collaborate and coordinate with community organizer and community based organizations to develop and implement current local and state policies related to the removal of barriers to employment, including Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance and Ban the Box initiative. Perform community outreach and legal education regarding reentry legal services to community members and employers. Participate in policy and legal advocacy on reentry matters including complex litigation that targets systemic violations that disenfranchise the target population when appropriate through factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy. Provide direct legal representation on select cases that will help inform broader policy work, including but not limited to enforcement of federal and state protections on commercial criminal background checks; maintain expertise on a range of clean slate and employment issues affecting low-income and/or justice involved individuals: Advocacy may include litigation and/or policy work in substantive legal areas other than those described here as needed, depending upon skills to be acquired, client needs and NLSLA program priorities

Minimum Qualifications: Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California with two or more years of experience in public interest law as well as experience working with low-income organizations and client groups. Some prior practice in employment law and/or assisting indigent clients with clearing their criminal record 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, 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 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 100,000 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 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 – HOUSING

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 have the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish or Mandarin is preferred.

Availability: Availability is Immediate.

Salary: 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, loan reimbursement, sick, vacation and 13 employer – paid holidays and bilingual differential.

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 support 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.

Qualifications: California Bar membership is required. 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, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public.  Background in housing law or consumer law and experience working with low-income organizations and client groups preferred.  Bilingual proficiency in Spanish or Mandarin is 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 52 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.  The NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, El Monte and Boyle Heights.

To apply:    Forward resume and cover letter to (no phone calls):
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.

 


 

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.


 

INTAKE CALL SCREENER – HEALTH CONSUMER CENTER (HCC)

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 Health Consumer (HCC) Intake Call Screener for its Pacoima office.  The Intake Call Screener works with a team of advocates that staff a consumer assistance hotline.

Availability: This position is available immediately.  Work location is the Pacoima program office.

Salary and Benefits:    Starting salary $28,000.00 – 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 Intake Call Screener speaks to consumers who call the Health Consumer Center hotline to screen them for eligibility and direct calls to appropriate advocates; helps maintain a log of caller information; and oversees daily support needs such as answering the telephone, handling mail, data entry, and providing administrative support to the unit.

Qualifications:    Capacity to handle consistent client contact and ability to effectively and efficiently multi-task. Ability to work independently with moderate supervision.  Excellent interpersonal and computer skills, as well as the ability to problem-solve and patience/sensitivity with people in crises. Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma and additional college or other education strongly desired. Strong communication skills (oral/written) and bilingual ability in English and Spanish required. Experience working with low-income individuals and families preferred.

Program Description: Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (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 Pacoima, Glendale, El Monte and Boyle Heights.

To apply:    Forward resume and cover letter (no phone calls):

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.

 


 

LEGAL SECRETARY – EL MONTE

Join 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 Legal Secretary for its El Monte office.  The ideal candidate will perform a full range of legal secretarial and administrative duties, including answering phones, preparation of court forms, pleadings, correspondence, memoranda, reports and contractual documents.  Bilingual proficiency in Mandarin is required.

Availability:    Availability is Immediate.

Salary:    Starting Salary $34,182.00 – Salary commensurate with experience.  NLSLA offers a choice of medical plans, and a choice of dental plans, life and disability insurance, 125 plan, 403b with employer contribution, sick, vacation and 13 employer- paid holidays and bilingual differential.

Duties and Responsibilities: Performing a full range of legal secretarial duties for 4-6 attorneys including preparation of correspondence, transcription, legal briefs, motions and discovery documents. Responsibilities also include court filing, maintaining calendar, filing and tickler systems including maintaining paperless systems. Must be familiar with court filings and rules. Litigation experience required. Complies with contractual requirements and ensures proper documentation and tracking of case file in accordance with program and grant requirements.  Will work directly with program clients.  Schedules meetings and coordinates special projects and events.  Shares workload with other program secretaries.  Will assist with reports, basic graphics and other program needs.

Qualifications:    A minimum of one year legal secretarial experience required. Must have excellent computer skills with a solid knowledge of Windows environments and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).  Good organizational and writing skills.  Ability to work with minimal supervision and cooperatively; commitment to working with and on behalf of low-income persons.  Bilingual skills (verbal and traditional written form) in Mandarin is required.

Program Description:    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 Valleys since 2001. The NLS 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 NLS LA program offices are located in the cities of El Monte, Glendale and Pacoima.

To apply:     Forward resume and cover letter  to (no phone calls):
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.

 


 

SELF-HELP STAFF ATTORNEY – SHRIVER PROJECT

Join Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of the team of advocates at Shriver Housing Project – LA, one of the Country’s most innovative Civil Right to Counsel Projects.

NLSLA is seeking a Shriver Staff Attorney for the Shriver Self Help Center at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse.  The Staff Attorney will be an integral part of a dynamic team of advocates from 4 public interest law offices working on a pilot project examining the impact of legal services on individuals, the court and the community in the Unlawful Detainer system.

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. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law.  Prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups on housing and eviction matters, with a sensitivity to those in crisis is preferred. 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 must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Bilingual verbal, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

Availability:    Immediate, position open until filled.  Work Site:  Stanley Mosk Courthouse.

Compensation:    Starting at $54,165 – Commensurate with experience.  Excellent Benefits which 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:    Attorney’s staff an office in the Mosk Courthouse in downtown LA to intake pro per clients, prepare pleadings in unlawful detainer (eviction) matters, facilitate workshop(s), and refer cases for potential representation to Shriver partner agencies. Staff attorneys would be expected to participate in pro bono efforts (Shriver Corps) including supervision and training of law student volunteers. The attorney is not expected to represent tenants in court.

Some travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations in Los Angeles County may be required.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California with one or more years of experience in housing law. Highly motivated Attorney passionate about public service work with a minimum of two years’ experience in civil litigation, preferably in landlord/tenant.   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 for more than 50 years with a special focus on the San Fernando, San Gabriel, Antelope and Pomona Valley areas of the county.  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, El Monte and Boyle Heights.

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.