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Staff Attorney – Policy Advocacy (Disaster Assistance Project)
Director of Litigation & Policy

HCC Paralegal (Bilingual in Mandarin)

MLCP Associate Supervising Attorney

Legal Secretary, El Monte

PEHP Staff Attorney

Post-Graduate Fellow

Disaster Legal Services Attorney

Attorney – Antelope Valley Self-Help Legal Access Center
Supervising Attorney
MLCP-LA Staff Attorney
Shriver Supervising Attorney


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 2000. The NLSLA staff of 135+, 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, 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 100,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that address the most critical needs of impoverished communities.


STAFF ATTORNEY – POLICY ADVOCACY (DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROJECT)

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

NLSLA is seeking a staff attorney for the Disaster Assistance Project to develop and implement strategic solutions to large-scale disaster related legal issues. 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 will have two or more years of experience with mobile home law, FEMA or other disaster benefits, and/or experience with addressing legal issues that lead to large-scale systemic change. This experience in policy advocacy will be very helpful. The candidate will also 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 is preferred.

Position: Staff Attorney

Availability: Availability is Immediate.

Salary: Salary $60,000 + – 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:
· Advocate regarding large-scale strategic issues impacting natural disaster survivors including issues relating to FEMA benefits, employment and mobile home parks
· Represent survivors of natural disasters in administrative hearings and court cases
· Conduct intakes
· Develop trainings for advocates

Qualifications:
· Licensed and eligible to practice law in California
· Experience in mobile home, housing, employment, FEMA/SBA, or consumer issues
· Desire to address systemic issues and develop general knowledge of poverty law.

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
Email: employment@nlsla.org

No phone calls please.


DIRECTOR OF LITIGATION & POLICY

Join the 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, policy advocacy, training and technical assistance, and community education.

NLSLA is seeking a Director of Litigation & Policy (DLP) who will be based at either its El Monte or Pacoima office. The DLP, in consultation with the NLSLA Legal Director, will provide overall leadership and direction to NLSLA attorneys to ensure development of affirmative and impact litigation in NLSLA’s priority areas. The DLP will support the Legal Director and work with the NLSLA senior team to carry out program vision on overall program advocacy. The DLP may also develop and lead advocacy to address some specific area(s) of poverty law in which NLSLA is not now focused.

PositionDirector of Litigation & Policy

Availability: Open Immediately.

Salary: Salary: Starting at $115,000 and 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: Work with the Legal Director to provide leadership and direction to legal staff, with the support of the Senior Team, to ensure high quality legal advocacy, strategically strong decision-making, and professional development. Lead staff in developing and carrying out impact and individual advocacy in all areas of law in which NLSLA advocates engage. Develop staff’s litigation and advocacy skills through training, mentorship, and co-counseling of affirmative litigation and individual cases, as appropriate. In collaboration with the Legal Director and Senior Team, determine and implement NLSLA’s litigation and policy vision and priorities. Formulate, guide strategy, and lead on impact litigation and policy in conjunction with NLSLA attorneys. Develop and provide reports on litigation and policy advocacy throughout the program. Provide input into attorneys’ work plans and performance reviews as appropriate. Recommend training and mentorship opportunities for work plans and performance reviews as appropriate. . 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 Legal Director and President & CEO and serves as part of the NLSLA senior management team. Ensure competent staffing of all impact cases, policy projects and other substantial initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum seven 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. Member of California Bar in good standing required. Bilingual capacity strongly preferred.

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
Email: employment@nlsla.org


HCC PARALEGAL (BILINGUAL IN MANDARIN)

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

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

Position: Paralegal, HCC Department

Availability: Open Immediately.

Compensation: Starting 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, 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.

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
Email: employment@nlsla.org


MEDICAL LEGAL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP (MLCP) ASSOCIATE SUPERVISING ATTORNEY

Founded in 1965, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) is a premier public interest law firm in California. Our advocates—based in offices, courthouses and clinics throughout Los Angeles County—specialize in areas of the law that disproportionately impact the poor, including housing, public benefits and healthcare. NLSLA operates eight Medical Legal Community Partnerships in sites ranging from LA County and specialty hospitals, federally qualified health centers and community clinics.

NLSLA also leads the MLCP-LA project, a partnership between the LA County Department of Health Services and key Los Angeles area legal services providers. MLCP-LA was awarded the 2019 National Center for Medical Legal Partnership’s Impact Award for the development and successes achieved during its first two years of work. NLSLA aims to demonstrate how the close partnership between healthcare and legal services providers can improve health outcomes for patients facing poverty, illness, and other systemic barriers impacting the social determinants of health (SDOH).

NLSLA is seeking an Associate Supervising Attorney to join its quickly growing MLCP-LA team. In collaboration with the MLCP Supervising Attorney, the associate supervisor will oversee NLSLA’s MLCP team of attorneys and paralegals, support NLSLA’s ongoing MLCP evaluation and sustainability efforts, and help coordinate the delivery of services to vulnerable patients and healthcare team members.

Position: Associate Supervising Attorney

Availability: Availability is Immediate

Salary: $85,000.00 + – Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, law school loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Associate Supervising Attorney will operate within the substantive legal areas impacting the social determinants of health including: family law, healthcare access, housing, immigration, public benefits, re-entry and more. With the support of the MLCP Supervising Attorney, the Associate Supervisor will:

  • Be responsible for supervising intake, case management, staff evaluations, and reviewing substantive casework for MLCP attorneys and paralegals. Advocacy may include informal, administrative, litigation and/or policy work on a wide variety of substantive legal areas impacting SDOH.
  • Play an active role in the implementation of co-located services at clinical sites including assisting in the development of processes and protocols;
  • Collaborate with healthcare partners, community, and other MLCP partners through ongoing engagement, clinical case reviews and periodic meetings;
  • Serve as an escalation point for service delivery issues arising out MLCP sites;
  • Participate in reporting efforts to track data and outcomes; and
  • Contribute to mentorship, development and evaluation of MLCP staff.

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, MLCP clinical sites and community-based organizations throughout the Antelope, San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys is required.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a skillful, self-motivated, attorney with at least 4-5 years of experience who excels in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients in multiple forums. They will possess strong leadership ability, will 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. Previous experience with the Medical Legal Partnership model is a plus and expertise in one or more of the substantive legal areas impacting the Social Determinants of Health is essential. Excellent writing, research, organizational skills and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues, clients, healthcare providers, community organizations, the judiciary and the public are essential. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Armenian, Chinese or another language spoken in poverty communities is strongly preferred. California Bar membership is required.

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
Email: employment@nlsla.org

No phone calls please.


LEGAL SECRETARY

Position: Legal Secretary

Location: El Monte, CA

Availability: Open Immediately

Salary: Salary $35,000+ 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: 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 Spanish is required.

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
Email: employment@nlsla.org


PEHP STAFF ATTORNEY

Join the 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 who 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 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.

Position: Housing Staff Attorney – PEHP (Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project)

Availability: Open Immediately

Compensation: Salary $60,000 + – 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: 

• Representation of families and individuals that are at-risk of homelessness or experiencing homelessness, with a focus on housing litigation.
• Provide holistic and comprehensive legal services in a broad range of legal practice areas, including housing, re-entry, and public benefits.
• 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.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California. Prior experience in housing or other poverty law is helpful. 2-3 years of housing experience preferred.

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
Email: employment@nlsla.org


POST-GRADUATE FELLOW

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, technical assistance and community education.

NLSLA is seeking a Post-Graduate Fellow in a multidisciplinary position for its Glendale, Pacoima or El Monte office. The ideal candidate will be a law school graduate who is a self-starter and can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice, someone who is capable of 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 working with 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 have the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Bilingual proficiency in a language commonly spoken in our client communities strongly preferred.

Position: Post-Graduate Fellow

Availability: Open Immediately

Compensation: Salary $54,165.20 + – Excellent Benefits which include: medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, law school loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Fellow will work across practice groups in a dynamic, fast-paced anti-poverty law practice including, but not limited to employment law, workers’ rights and housing litigation and policy advocacy. The Fellow will provide direct legal services to low- income residents of Los Angeles County and will represent clients in administrative hearings and court proceedings. They will participate in community lawyering, public policy advocacy, training and support of hotline staff, community education and outreach activities in a variety of poverty law practice areas. Travel between NLSLA program offices and Courthouses throughout LA County will be required.

Minimum Qualifications: Education: JD Required. Bilingual skills in Spanish, Armenian, Chinese, or Farsi needed. Prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis preferred. Excellent communication (oral, written) skills; well-developed analytical, organizational and writing skills. Self- motivation and the ability to work independently are essential.

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
Email: employment@nlsla.org

No phone calls please.


DISASTER LEGAL SERVICES ATTORNEY

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 Disaster Legal Services Attorney to provide legal services to disaster survivors. The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients in multiple forums. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis. The ideal candidate must have two or more years of experience in public benefits, landlord-tenant, consumer, and/or employment law. The candidate will also 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 is preferred.

Position: Disaster Legal Services Attorney, Pacoima, CA

Availability: Availability is immediate.

Salary: $60,000 per year. NLSLA offers a choice of medical plans and a choice of dental plans, life and disability insurance, 125 plan, 403(b) savings plans, sick, vacation and 13 employer-paid holidays and bilingual supplemental.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent survivors of natural disasters in administrative hearings and court cases with a focus on FEMA, SBA, landlord-tenant, consumer, employment, and other disaster related legal issues.
  • Conduct intakes.
  • Engage in outreach to natural disaster survivors.
  • Supervise pro bono volunteers at legal clinics and in disaster related cases.
  • Develop consumer, case manager and pro bono online and in-person trainings on disaster legal issues.
  • Develop readable consumer flyers and other materials for disaster survivors.
  • Represent NLSLA at community events and meetings related to disaster preparedness and network with government, NGO, faith-based, and social services organizations relevant to disaster response.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed and eligible to practice law in California.
  • Experience in public benefits, landlord-tenant, mobile home, consumer, and/or employment law.
  • Desire to address systemic issues and develop general knowledge of poverty law.
  • Ability to collaborate with a broad base of partners.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, list of references, 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

 


ATTORNEY – ANTELOPE VALLEY SELF-HELP LEGAL ACCESS CENTER

Join the 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 to work in the Antelope Valley Self-Help Legal Access Center. The attorney is responsible for working with NLSLA staff and volunteers to operate a self-help legal access center for Los Angeles County located at the Antelope Valley Courthouse. The Staff Attorney will help to lead the site staff in assisting and educating self-represented litigants with a variety of civil matters, including family and housing issues. The attorney will also prepare and share educational materials and information with the public in order to facilitate access to justice.

Position: Attorney

Availability: Open Immediately

Compensation: Salary $60,000 + – 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:  Work collaboratively with judiciary, court staff and partner agencies to improve pro per access to the court. Review court pleadings and conduct legal research, assist in conducting family, consumer, housing or workshops for individuals. Train and supervise students and other volunteers working at the center.

Minimum Qualifications: Highly motivated attorney passionate about public service work with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in civil litigation, preferably in landlord/tenant, consumer 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. Availability to work core hours 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 required.

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
Email: employment@nlsla.org


SUPERVISING ATTORNEY

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.

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) is seeking a Supervising Attorney to lead its Coordinated Attorney Team. The Supervising Attorney is expected to work as part of a team overseeing and leading the case and impact work of a diverse group of lawyers.  The Coordinated Attorney Team is made up of 10+ attorneys who primarily specialize in housing and also handle consumer and employment matters.  The Supervising Attorney is also expected to maintain expertise on a range of housing related matters, included local rent stabilization ordinances, relevant housing policy issues, subsidized housing, and other eviction related matters.

Availability: Immediate, position open until filled

Compensation: Salary $90,000.00 + – 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 Supervising Attorney will supervise a group of diverse attorneys providing assistance in primarily housing matters, including eviction defense, and alongside NLSLA Directors of Litigation, affirmative housing litigation and housing policy work.  The Supervising Attorney would also supervise attorneys working on PACE consumer litigation, and will additionally supervise the Measure H Homelessness Prevention Associate Supervising Attorney.

The Supervisor’s duties include but are not limited to supervision of the delivery of unlawful detainer (eviction) services, including the preparation of answers to complaints, legal information, referrals, and representation at trial.  Prepare staff work plans/performance evaluations with final edits/approval by senior management team.  Assist with managing grant(s) including tracking progress towards grant deliverables, drafting reports, oversee data collection/analysis. The Supervising Attorney will also be expected to mentor team members, hold regular check in meetings with members, establish systems to organize the team’s work-flow and outreach strategies, facilitate weekly case review discussions and provide substantive legal supervision over the team’s housing cases.  He/She will work closely with housing advocates, Directors of Litigation, and managers throughout the program to identify systemic issues arising out of the work for broader policy advocacy and/or affirmative litigation.

Qualifications:  

Must be an attorney licensed to practice law in California with a minimum of five years’ experience with housing experience sternly preferred. Must have experience or the ability to supervisor and mentor a team of attorneys. 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 including survivors of domestic violence. should possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; the ability to oversee multiple projects; and well-developed analytical skills.  Experience handling administrative hearings, court hearings and trials is preferred.

 

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, list of references, 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


MLCP-LA STAFF ATTORNEY

Founded in 1965, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) is a premier public interest law firm in California.  Our advocates—based in offices, courthouses and clinics throughout Los Angeles County—specialize in areas of the law that disproportionately impact the poor, including housing, public benefits and healthcare.  NLSLA is also the lead legal partner in the MLCP-LA project, a partnership between the LA County Department of Health Services (DHS) and key Los Angeles area legal services providers. MLCP-LA was recently awarded the 2019 National Center for Medical Legal Partnership’s Impact Award for the development and successes achieved during its first two years of work.

NLSLA is seeking multiple staff attorneys to join its growing and innovative MLCP-LA team.  These new team members will play a key role in the delivery and coordination of co-located and telephonic services to vulnerable patients within DHS clinical sites. MLCP-LA aims to demonstrate how the close partnership between healthcare and legal services providers can improve health outcomes for patients facing poverty, illness, substance use disorders, and other systemic barriers impacting the social determinants of health.

Availability: Open Immediately.

Compensation: Starting salary $60,000 – Salary commensurate with experience. NLSLA offers a choice of medical and 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: Staff attorney is expected to develop legal expertise in the substantive legal areas impacting the social determinants of health including: family law, healthcare access, housing, immigration, public benefits, re-entry and more. Under the guidance of the MLCP Supervisor, the staff attorney will:
•    Play an active role in the implementation of co-located services at a DHS clinical site including assisting in the development of processes and protocols;
•    Collaborate with DHS staff, healthcare providers, and other MLCP-LA legal partners through ongoing engagement, clinical case reviews and periodic meetings;
•    Provide direct client services, technical assistance to DHS staff, and trainings for patients and healthcare providers;
•    Provide substantive legal support to MLCP-LA paralegals;
•    Serve as an escalation point for service delivery issues arising out of the DHS co-located site;
•    Participate in reporting efforts to track data and outcomes obtained through the MLCP-LA project;
•    Conduct process, skills, and substantive trainings for DHS staff, patients, and other community members;
•    Maintain an active caseload composed of direct patient referrals and technical assistance requests from DHS staff. 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: The ideal candidate will be a skillful, self-motivated, attorney with 3 to 6 years of experience who excels in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients in multiple forums. They will 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. Previous experience with the Medical Legal Partnership model is a plus and expertise in one or more of the substantive legal areas impacting the Social Determinants of Health is strongly preferred. Regular travel between NLSLA program offices and DHS clinical sites will be required.

Excellent writing, research, organizational skills and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, healthcare providers, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public are essential. Spanish bilingual skills strongly preferred. California Bar membership is required.

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


SHRIVER HOUSING PROJECT SUPERVISING ATTORNEY

Join Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates. NLSLA is seeking a Supervising Attorney for our Shriver Housing Project comprised of the Shriver Self Help Center staff and Shriver Trial Attorney Team. The Supervising Attorney will be an integral part of a dynamic and innovative collaborative of four legal service agencies that seek to examine the impact of legal services on individuals, the court and the community in the Unlawful Detainer system. The candidates must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior supervisorial experience on housing and eviction matters. The Supervising Attorney is also expected to maintain expertise on a range of housing related matters, included local rent stabilization ordinances, relevant housing policy issues, subsidized housing, and other eviction related matters.

Availability:    Open Immediately.

Compensation: Salary $85,000.00 – 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: Responsible for overseeing Shriver staff in the delivery of unlawful detainer (eviction) services, including the preparation of answers to complaints, legal information, referrals, and representation at trial. Handle oversight and coordination of case referrals to partner agencies, on-site client grievances and complaints and modification of technology tools to ensure accurate collection of Shriver intakes are maintained in our case management system. Prepare staff work plans/performance evaluations with final edits/approval by senior management team Assist with managing the Shriver grant(s) including tracking progress towards grant deliverables, drafting reports, oversee data collection/analysis and representing the project in outside meetings with our funder and partner agencies

Coordination and attendance at monthly Shriver management meetings, bi-weekly Shriver team meetings and quarterly Advisory Steering Committee meetings. The Supervising Attorney will also be expected to mentor team members, hold regular check in meetings with team members, establish systems to organize the team’s work-flow, facilitate weekly case review discussions and provide substantive legal supervision over the team’s housing cases. Work closely housing advocates and managers throughout the program to identify systemic issues arising out of the Shriver work for broader policy advocacy and/or affirmative 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.  4-5 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 housing issues preferred; Bilingual skills in Spanish or Korean preferred, but not required.

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 committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at NLSLA are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by federal and CA state laws. NLSLA will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.