JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:  

COORDINATED ATTORNEY TEAM (CAT)  

SUPERVISING 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.

 

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 practice in a wide range of poverty law areas.  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:

 

Availability:

Coordinated Attorney Team (CAT) Supervising Attorney

 

Immediate, position open until filled

 

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: The Supervising Attorney will function as a team to supervise a group of diverse attorneys providing assistance in immigration, housing, public benefits, consumer, housing and family law.  This includes but is not limited to 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, facilitate weekly case review discussions and provide substantive legal supervision over the team’s housing cases.  They will work closely with housing advocates and managers throughout the program to identify systematic issues arising out of the work for broader policy advocacy and/or affirmative litigation.  Frequent travel throughout southern California is required.

 

Qualifications: Must be an attorney licensed to practice law in California with a minimum of five years’ experience in at least one of the following practice areas: immigration law, public benefits, family law, consumer or housing. 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. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred.

 

About NLSLA: Founded in 1965, NLSLA is the primary legal aid program serving the San Gabriel, San Fernando and Antelope Valleys. The NLSLA staff of 135+, including 50 lawyers, combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.

 

 

To apply: Please 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.

 

Supervising Attorney