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Pomona Clinic Services Coordinator
Staff Attorney – Policy Advocacy (Disaster Assistance Project)

Family Law Attorney

Housing Supervising Attorney

Housing Navigator – Shriver Housing Project

Default Attorney – Shriver Housing Project

Shriver Housing Litigation Attorney

Staff Attorney – Health Consumer Center
Part-Time Paralegal (Bankruptcy Self-Help)
Staff Attorney (Project imPACT)

Disaster Legal Services Attorney

Attorney – Antelope Valley Self-Help Legal Access Center
Housing Attorney
Shriver Attorney
Immigration Attorney
Supervising Attorney
MLCP-LA Staff Attorney
Shriver Self-Help 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 2001. 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.


POMONA CLINIC SERVICES COORDINATOR

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 its Pomona City Housing Triage and Legal Services Clinics. This key position will be homebased in the NLSLA El Monte office, but will travel to Pomona and NLSLA’s four office 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 but with minimal direct supervision, 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.

Position: Pomona Clinic Services Coordinator – Temporary Position

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; bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: Help co-ordinate the NLSLA/Pomona City Housing Triage and Legal Services Clinic pilot project, a critical outreach project to provide needed services to the Pomona Community. Under the supervision of the Vice President of Access to Justice Initiatives, the Supervising Attorney of Access to Justice Initiatives and NLSLA Housing Attorney will triage and distribute client assistance requests to appropriate NLSLA team members (evaluating for urgency, substantive area, and geographic area). Be point person for NLSLA 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 Clinic activity and litigants screened and assessed and also where the litigants were referred for services.

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


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: Temporary (Job duration: 2 years)

Availability: Availability is Immediate.

Salary: Starting salary $60,000 – 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) savings plans, sick, vacation and 13 employer-paid holidays and bilingual supplemental.

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.


FAMILY LAW 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 seeks a Family Law Staff Attorney for its Coordinated Attorney Team. 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 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 strongly preferred.

Position: Family Law Staff Attorney

Availability: Open Immediately

Compensation: Starting 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: The family law staff attorney will:

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

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will have/be:

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


HOUSING SUPERVISING ATTORNEY

Join the 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 Eviction Trial Attorney Team. 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.

Position: Housing Supervising Attorney

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Availability: Open Immediately

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: Responsible for overseeing housing attorneys in 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 grant management including tracking progress towards grant deliverables. Coordination and attendance at monthly management meetings, case reviews and partner’s meetings. The Supervising Attorney will also be expected to establish systems to organize the team’s work-flow, mentor team members and provide substantive legal supervision over the team’s housing cases. This candidate will also be expected to monitor and identify systemic issues arising out of the direct services 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.

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


HOUSING NAVIGATOR – SHRIVER HOUSING PROJECT

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

The Housing Navigator will be an integral part of a dynamic team of advocates from 4 public interest law offices working on a pilot project examining the impact of legal services on individuals, the court and the community in the Unlawful Detainer system. The Navigator’s primary role will be to assist eligible litigants with housing retention services via successful linkage(s) to supportive services including but not limited to housing, medical, mental health supports, financial literacy and vocational services.

Prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups on housing and eviction matters, with a sensitivity to those in crisis is preferred. The ideal candidate should have at least one year of work experience providing case management services to high-risk families experiencing a wide range of social and /or behavioral problems or any equivalent combination of education, training and prior work experience. And have the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and well-developed analytical skills. The candidate must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Bilingual verbal, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

Position: Shriver Housing Navigator

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

Compensation: Starting salary $60,000.00 – Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which including: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Housing Navigator will meet with eligible litigants at the Shriver Self Help Center (SSH) to conduct comprehensive assessments that identify immediate needs, set short term goals and develop a clear plan to address barriers that impact a tenant’s ability to obtain or retain housing such as housing support services, physical and/or medical assistance and substance abuse treatment. Identify and provide direct referrals to resources that meet client’s psychosocial needs including parenting classes, life skills and job development, mental health treatment, housing, education, job-training, and other social services. Work with assigned Shriver attorneys to coordinate communication with and advocate on behalf of clients to law enforcement, government agencies, social service agencies, educational institutions, medical professionals, and others to help clients understand and navigate the legal system. Support clients’ applications to various benefits programs. Some travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations in Los Angeles County may be required.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidate must have prior experience providing direct client services, with specialization in mental health, chemical dependency, adult education and/or employment support.

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


DEFAULT ATTORNEY – SHRIVER HOUSING PROJECT

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

NLSLA is seeking a Shriver Staff Attorney to represent tenants in eviction and/or post judgment proceedings. The Staff Attorney will be an integral part of a dynamic team of advocates from 4 public interest law offices working on a pilot project examining the impact of legal services on individuals, the court and the community in the Unlawful Detainer system.

The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law. Prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups on housing and eviction matters, with a sensitivity to those in crisis is preferred. The ideal candidate must possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and well-developed analytical skills. The candidate must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Bilingual verbal, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

Position: Staff Attorney

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

Compensation: Starting salary $60,000.00 – Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which including: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: Advocate duties include but not limited to assisting litigants with preparation of pro per motions to set aside their default, brief counsel/advice, intake/assessment of merits in the underlying eviction case for possible extended services, facilitating workshops related to the default process/preparation of forms, and representation at default hearing on select cases. This position may also include some work on policies issues related to housing/evictions and affirmative litigation when appropriate. Some travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations in Los Angeles County may be required.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California with two or three years of experience in housing 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


SHRIVER HOUSING LITIGATION ATTORNEY

Be a part of history! Join Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of the team of advocates at Shriver Housing Project – LA, one of the Country’s most innovative Civil Right to Counsel Projects providing valuable assistance to low income tenants being evicted from their homes.

NLSLA is seeking a Shriver Staff Attorney to provide legal representation in evictions filed at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in the downtown metropolitan area. The Staff Attorney will be an integral part of a dynamic team of advocates from 4 public interest law offices that examines the impact of legal services on individuals, the court and the community in Los Angeles County’s Unlawful Detainer System.

The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients in multiple forums. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis. The ideal candidate must possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and well-developed analytical skills. Of critical importance is that the candidate be self-motivated with have the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Bilingual proficiency in a language commonly spoken in our client communities strongly preferred.

Position: Shriver Housing Litigation Attorney

Availability: Availability is Immediate. Position is located in our Glendale or El Monte Office

Salary: Starting salary $ 60,000.00 – 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) with employer contribution, sick, vacation and 13 employer – paid holidays and bilingual differential.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Staff Attorney is expected to focus on housing advocacy including but not limited to counsel/advice to Shriver clients on their housing issues and related collateral matters as they arise, full scope representation on eviction cases including filing appropriate motions, propounding discovery, preparation of trial briefs and settlement negotiations; maintain expertise on a range of housing issues affecting low-income individuals; provide outreach and education to tenants and community groups; and assist with some training and education of support staff. Advocacy may include participation in high-impact projects/litigation involving systemic or policy issues related to evictions/housing as needed. Travel between NLSLA program offices and Courthouses throughout LA County may be required.

Qualifications: California Bar membership is required. Entry level attorney (1-5 years’ experience) who is highly motivated and passionate about public service work, with sensitivity to those in crisis. Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public. Background in housing law, including unlawful detainer litigation and subsidized housing programs, and experience working with low-income client groups strongly preferred. Bilingual skills in a language commonly spoken in our client communities 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


 STAFF ATTORNEY – HEALTH CONSUMER CENTER

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 administrative advocacy, providing training and technical assistance, litigation, 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)

Location: Pacoima or El Monte, CA. Travel required throughout NLS service areas

Availability: Open Immediately

Compensation: Salary Starting at $60,000 – Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: 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.

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


PART-TIME PARALEGAL (BANKRUPTCY SELF-HELP)

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.

The Paralegal works under the direction of NLSLA Supervising Attorney as part of a team working on the San Fernando Valley Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk located at the Woodland Hills U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District. Bilingual ability in English and Spanish required.

Position: One Year Part-Time Paralegal – Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk

Availability: This position is available immediately.

Location: Woodland Hills U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Minimal local travel as is necessary.

Salary: 20–28 hours per month. Starting Salary $19.25 per hour – Commensurate with experience. No benefits.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Paralegal screens litigants for bankruptcy process, coordinates seminar presentation question and answer sessions, assists pro bono lawyers with the litigants prepares legal documents; supports attorneys at community-based legal clinics; and maintains client and referral database.

Qualifications: Capacity to handle consistent in-person litigant contact and dedicated to working with non-profit public interest organizations. Ability to work independently with moderate supervision. Excellent interpersonal and computer skills, as well as the ability to problem-solve and patience/sensitivity with people in crises. Qualified candidates must have (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. Strong communication skills (oral/written); Bilingual ability in English and Spanish required. Experience working with low-income individuals and families 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


STAFF ATTORNEY (PROJECT imPACT)

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, training, and technical assistance, and community education.

NLSLA is seeking a Staff Attorney for Project imPACT, a new innovative city of Los Angeles program geared towards increasing opportunities for justice-involved individuals to access employment, housing, legal services and other resources through the elimination of  legal barriers resulting from prior contacts with the justice system.  The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney 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. 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.  The candidate should be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish preferred.

Position: Staff Attorney

Availability: February 1, 2020.

Home Office: Pacoima, CA

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: Staff Attorney will focus on a broad range of advocacy including litigation and administrative hearings in substantive legal issues across multiple practice areas affecting justice involved individuals and their families.  Practice areas will include: family law, housing, clearing criminal records, termination of professional licenses and appeals, public benefits, consumer, employment, immigration, and representation in other matters, as appropriate.

Staff Attorneys are also expected to conduct trainings for community partners and provide technical support and assistance to Project imPACT partners as needed, both informally and through attendance at regular case management meetings; Provide outreach and education to community groups; and assist with training and mentorship of paralegal staff and law student volunteers.  Assignments will depend upon NLSLA Program priorities. Travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations throughout Los Angeles County is expected.

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.  Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is 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


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


HOUSING ATTORNEY

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 Staff Attorney for its Pacoima or El Monte office. The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients in multiple forums. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis. The ideal candidate must possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and well-developed analytical skills. Of critical importance is that the candidate be self-motivated with have the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Bilingual proficiency in a language commonly spoken in our client communities strongly preferred.

Position: Staff Attorney – Housing

Availability: Availability is Immediate

Salary: Starting salary $ 60,000 – 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) with employer contribution, sick, vacation and 13 employer – paid holidays and bilingual differential.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Staff Attorney is expected to focus on housing advocacy including: pursue all aspects of housing civil litigation and administrative hearing representation; maintain expertise on a range of housing issues affecting low-income individuals; provide outreach and education to tenant and community groups; and assist with some training and support of housing hotline staff. Travel between NLSLA program offices and Courthouses throughout LA County will be required.

Qualifications: California Bar membership is required. Entry level attorney (1-5 years’ experience) who is highly motivated and passionate about public service work, with sensitivity to those in crisis. Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public. Background in housing law, including unlawful detainer litigation and subsidized housing programs, and experience working with low-income client groups strongly preferred. Bilingual skills in a language commonly spoken in our client communities strongly preferred.

To apply:    Forward resume, cover letter and writing sample to (no phone calls):
Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA  91205
Fax:  (818) 291-1790 E-mail: employment@nlsla.org


SHRIVER ATTORNEY

Join Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of the team of advocates at Shriver Housing Project – LA, one of the Country’s most innovative Civil Right to Counsel Projects. 
NLSLA is seeking a Shriver Staff Attorney for the Shriver Self Help Center at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. The Staff Attorney will be an integral part of a dynamic team of advocates from 4 public interest law offices working on a pilot project examining the impact of legal services on individuals, the court and the community in the Unlawful Detainer system.

The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law. Prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups on housing and eviction matters, with a sensitivity to those in crisis is preferred. The ideal candidate must possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and well-developed analytical skills. The candidate must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Bilingual verbal, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

Availability:  Immediate

Work Site: Stanley Mosk Courthouse.

Compensation: Starting at $60,000 – Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which including: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: Attorney’s staff an office in the Mosk Courthouse in downtown LA to intake litigants in unlawful detainer (eviction) matters, facilitate workshop(s), and refer cases for potential representation to Shriver partner agencies. Staff attorneys would be expected to participate in pro bono efforts (Shriver Corps) including supervision and training of law student volunteers. The attorney is not expected to represent tenants in court. Some travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations in Los Angeles County may be required.

Minimum Qualifications: The applicant must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California with one or more years of experience in housing law. He or she will be a highly motivated attorney that is passionate about public service work with a minimum of two years’ experience in civil litigation, preferably in landlord/tenant. He or she will have excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the
public. He or she will have the ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers.
The ideal candidate 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.

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


IMMIGRATION 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 seeks an Immigration Staff Attorney for its Coordinated Attorney Team. 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 four or more years of experience in immigration law and/or defending victims of domestic violence. The candidate will also possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and 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 strongly preferred.

Position: Staff Attorney – Immigration

Availability:  Open Immediately.

Compensation: Starting 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:

  • Provide legal services to low-income residents of Los Angeles County with a focus on immigration and domestic violence matters.
  • Represent survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in immigration petitions including U Visas, T Visas, VAWA, Naturalization, and other immigration relief.
  • Provide assistance in other domestic violence matters.
  • Collaborate closely with social service agencies to assess the legal needs of the community.
  • Participate in public policy advocacy, community education, and outreach activities to effect policy and system changes.
  • Frequently travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations throughout southern California.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed and eligible to practice law in California
  • Experience in immigration law and/or representing victims of domestic violence is 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
E-mail: 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 SELF-HELP STAFF ATTORNEY

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

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

The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law.   Prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups on housing and eviction matters, with a sensitivity to those in crisis is preferred. The ideal candidate must possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and well-developed analytical skills.  The candidate must be self- motivated with the ability to work independently. Bilingual verbal, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

Availability: Immediate, position open until filled.

Work Site: Stanley Mosk Courthouse.

Compensation: Starting at $60,000 – Commensurate with experience.   Excellent Benefits which including:  choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: Attorney’s staff an office in the Mosk Courthouse in downtown LA to intake litigants in unlawful detainer (eviction) matters, facilitate workshop(s), and refer cases for potential representation to Shriver partner agencies. Staff attorneys would be expected to participate in pro bono efforts (Shriver Corps) including supervision and training of law student volunteers. The attorney is not expected to represent tenants in court. Some travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations in Los Angeles County may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:  The applicant must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California with one or more years of experience in housing law.   He or she will be a highly motivated attorney that is passionate about public service work with a minimum of two years’ experience in civil litigation, preferably in landlord/tenant. He or she will have excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate
effectively with clients, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public.  He or she will have the ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers.

The ideal candidate 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.

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


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.