JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:

SHRIVER SUPERVISING ATTORNEY

SHRIVER HOUSING PROJECT OF LOS ANGELES

September 2019

 

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 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.

 

 

Position:

 

Shriver Supervising Attorney (EAC)

Los Angeles, CA

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.

 

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.

 

Shriver Supervising Attorney