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Director of Development
Staff Attorney – Health Consumer Center (HCC)
Staff Attorney – Antelope Valley
Attorney Self-Help Legal Access Center – Van Nuys
Staff Attorney – AVOCAT
Director of Litigation and Policy
Director of Human Resources
Staff Attorney – MLCP and HCC


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.

 


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.

 

 


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.

 


 

ATTORNEY SELF-HELP LEGAL ACCESS CENTER – VAN NUYS

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

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

Availability: Open Immediately

Compensation: Salary $54,165 – Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Attorney will work collaboratively with judiciary, court staff and CA Bar to improve pro per access to the court.  Assist in conducting family and/or housing workshops for individuals and training volunteers.

Qualifications: Highly motivated Attorney passionate about public service work with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in civil litigation, preferably in landlord/tenant or family law.  Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public.  Ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers.  Shall enjoy working with the public and available to work from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Current membership in the California Bar and bilingual skills in the Spanish language preferred.

About NLSLA: NLSLA is one of Los Angeles County’s leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the cities of Burbank and Glendale and the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys for more than 50 years and the city of Pasadena and San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys since 2001. The NLSLA staff of 120+, including 50 lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals, families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant rights, consumer rights and environmental justice. NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, Boyle Heights and El Monte.

To apply:    Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:

Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources    Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA  91205
Fax:  (818) 291-1790 E-mail: employment@nlsla.org

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

 


STAFF ATTORNEY – AVOCAT

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

NLSLA is seeking a Staff Attorney for our Antelope Valley Online Community Assistance Team (AVOCAT) project, an innovative project that uses technology to remotely connect pro bono attorneys, law school students and other professionals in the Greater Los Angeles area to clients in the Antelope Valley.

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

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

Availability: Open Immediately.

Compensation: Salary Starting $54,165 – Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans;125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

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

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

About NLSLA: NLSLA is one of Los Angeles County’s leading public interest law offices and has
been the primary legal aid program serving the cities of Burbank, Glendale and the San Fernando, and Antelope Valleys for more than 50 years and the city of Pasadena and San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys since 2001. The NLSLA staff of 110+, including 55 lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals,
families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant rights, consumer rights, veterans’ rights, reentry services, and environmental justice. The NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices
in Pacoima, El Monte and Boyle Heights.

To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:
Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91205
Fax: (818) 291-1790 E-mail: employment@nlsla.org

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


DIRECTOR OF LITIGATION AND POLICY

Join Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become a leader of an energetic team of advocates that provides a wide-range of legal services to address critical legal issues that disproportionately impact the poor. These services include litigation, training and technical assistance, and community education.

NLSLA is seeking a Director of Litigation & Policy, the position will be based at its El Monte office. The Director is expected to provide overall leadership and direction to the legal staff, with the support of the NLSLA senior team to ensure high quality advocacy, community engagement, strategically strong decision-making, grant compliance, leadership, and professional development both substantively and procedurally. The Director should lead overall program advocacy focused on the unique diversity of the San Gabriel Valley. It is also expected that the Director will develop and lead advocacy to address some specific area(s) of poverty law in which NLSLA is not now focused.

Availability: Open Immediately.

Duties and Responsibilities: Provide leadership for performance at all levels of legal staff consistent with the NLSLA mission and vision. Lead staff in developing and carrying out systematic and individual advocacy on behalf of children with disabilities, mental illness, and homelessness. Oversee all litigation and advocacy on education, initiating and developing relationships in the San Gabriel and Antelope Valleys with external stakeholders and partners ranging from civil rights groups, law firms, legal services programs, government agencies, community organizations, key funders, and donors to secure partnerships, grants, and other opportunities and support. Formulate and implement policy advocacy and litigation for major grants and projects. Coordinate directly with the CFO to ensure adherence to budgeting on grants and projects. Support Supervising Attorneys in recruiting attorneys and paralegals. Supervise, train, and manage attorneys directly on case matters, writing, and advocacy in conjunction with the Supervising Attorneys. Engage in all management responsibilities and activities of the Senior Team . This position reports to the Executive & Deputy Directors and serves as part of the NLSLA senior management team. Ensure competent staffing coverage of all impact cases, policy projects and other substantial initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:  Minimum ten years of litigation and policy advocacy experience, ideally with background in addressing social justice issues. Collaborative management style and demonstrated commitment to the value of teams. Passionate commitment to social justice and to NLSLA’s goals and missions. Experience with fee generating civil rights cases and development of innovative funding sources for advocacy. Successful track record forging alliances and coalitions and moving people to take collective action. Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to write and speak persuasively to diverse audiences, including general public, media, lawyers, advocates, funders, donors, and opinion leaders; experience working with community based organizations. J.D. good standing in California Bar required. Bilingual capacity 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 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 is headquartered in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, El Monte and Boyle Heights.

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.

 


 

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


 

STAFF ATTORNEY  – MLCP AND HCC

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

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

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

Availability: Open Immediately.

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

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

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

About NLSLA:  Neighborhood Legal Services (NLSLA) is one of Los Angeles County’s leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the San Fernando Valley for 50 years and the San Gabriel, Pomona & Antelope Valleys since 2001. The NLSLA staff of 120+, including 50 lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals, families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant rights, consumer rights, and environmental justice. The NLSLA program offices are located in the cities of Glendale, Pacoima. El Monte and Boyle Heights.
To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:
Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91205
Fax: (818) 291-1790 E-mail: employment@nlsla.org

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