JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: IMMIGRATION STAFF ATTORNEY

October 2019

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 its Pacoima office. The ideal candidate will be a skillful attorney
who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on
behalf of NLSLA clients in multiple forums. The candidate must have a demonstrated passion and
commitment to public interest law and prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis. The ideal candidate must possess strong research 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:

Immigration Staff 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:

The staff attorney will be responsible for representing survivors of domestic
violence with their immigration petitions and may provide assistance in family
law disputes and at restraining order hearings. Frequent travel to other NLSLA
branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based
organizations throughout southern California is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California with three or more years
of experience in immigration law and/or defending victims of domestic violence.

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 50 lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals,
families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing,
health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant
rights, consumer rights and environmental justice. The NLSLA headquarters is
located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, and El Monte.

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.

Immigration Staff Attorney
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