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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.

 

 


 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

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.

 


 


STAFF ATTORNEY, MLCP/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 Staff Attorney for its Medical Legal Community Partnership (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.

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.

 


PARALEGAL – 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 Paralegal for Justice-involved Adults Antelope Valley Advocacy Project (JAAVA).  This position will be based in the Antelope Valley.  The candidate we seek will be able to handle significant client contact and is dedicated to removing barriers to employment for justice-involved individuals.  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to conduct community workshops is required.  Strong communication skills (oral/written, coupled with patience and sensitivity working with people in crisis situations preferred.

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:     Responsible for working collaboratively with staff attorneys to assist and screen litigants for eligibility, schedule appointments, conduct client interviews, help maintain project data and reports, legal research and drafting legal documents; oversee the physical needs of the project including maintaining client files and pleadings, ensuring supplies are kept stocked, equipment is functioning properly, and provide individuals with educational materials and referrals regarding various legal issues. Conduct community-based workshops to advance the mission of JAAVA. Provide administrative assistance at legal clinics as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:    Experience working with low-income individuals and families preferred. Bilingual in Spanish 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. Computer literate in MS Office.  Working knowledge of court forms and court procedures preferred.  Must have excellent organizational, administrative and writing skills.  Ability to work well in a busy environment, enjoy working with the public and working collaboratively with a small staff.

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  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 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 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.


 

PARALEGAL –  MEDICAL LEGAL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP (MLCP) 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 Paralegal for its MLCP division in the NLSLA Health Consumer Center (HCC).  This position will be homebased in the NLSLA Pacoima office, but will travel to NLSLA’s three MLCP locations in Los Angeles.  The candidate we seek will be able to handle significant client contact and is dedicated to working with non-profit public interest organizations.  They will have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, conduct research and problem-solve and possess excellent interpersonal skills..  They must possess 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:    Help co-ordinate the NLSLA/LA County Medical Legal Services (MLP-LA) pilot project, a component of LA County Department of Health Services’ Whole Person Care (WPC) system.  Under the supervision of the MLCP Associate Supervising Attorney and NLSLA Coordinated Attorney Team Supervising Attorney will triage and distribute WPC staff’ Technical Assistance (TA) and/or client assistance requests to partners in real time (evaluating for urgency, substantive area, and geographic area).  Be point person for WPC staff or partners to address issues related, but not limited to timeliness or conflicts and to escalate troubleshooting issues.  Responsible for addressing “Special Emergency Client Referrals”.  The paralegal will maintain accurate records of all TA and client assistance referrals distributed among MLP-LA partners and provide training to MLP-LA WPC staff.

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 110+, including 53 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 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 – 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.

 


LAHSA PARALEGAL

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 Paralegals to work in the Antelope, San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys.   The paralegals 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 comfortable handling significant client contact, especially clients in crisis and with time-sensitive legal needs. Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to liaison with community partners is required.   Strong oral/written communication skills, coupled with patience and sensitivity working with people in crisis is preferred. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Armenian, Chinese or another language spoken in poverty communities is strongly preferred.

Availability:    March 1, 2018

Compensation: Salary $37,828 + – 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 working collaboratively with staff attorneys and community partners to assist and screen litigants for eligibility, schedule appointments, conduct client interviews, and help maintain project data and reports.  Oversee the physical needs of the project including maintaining client files and important documents, ensuring regular communication with community partners, and provide individuals with educational materials and referrals regarding various legal issues. Provide administrative assistance as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:    Experience working with low-income individuals and families preferred. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Armenian, Chinese, or another language spoken in poverty communities strongly preferred. Qualified candidates should 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. Computer literate in MS Office. Working knowledge of court forms and court procedures preferred. Must have excellent organizational, administrative and writing skills. Ability to work well in a busy environment, enjoy working with the public and working collaboratively with a small staff.

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, 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.

 


LAHSA 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, 2018

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.