Description:

About This Position:
The attorney will work collaboratively with judiciary, court staff, and self-help staff to improve pro per access to the court. Assist in conducting family, housing, restraining orders or other civil matters workshops for individuals. Train and supervise volunteer attorneys, law students, JusticeCorps members, and community volunteers. Will also assist with the preparation or review of pro per housing, family law, or other civil matter court forms; provide legal education and appropriate referrals.

In this role, you would report to the Supervising Attorney and a career path may result in future opportunities as a Senior Attorney. This position is exempt and temporary.

This Position May Be Right for You If:
  • YOU THRIVE IN A FAST-PACED ENVIRONMENT and excel at moving through tasks and problem solving independently.
  • YOU DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF and can maintain a positive attitude and goal-oriented focus in an ever-changing and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • YOU KNOW THAT INTEGRITY MATTERS and exhibit a strong adherence to ethical standards including, but not limited to, the ability to maintain confidentiality and fiduciary responsibility.

What You Can Expect to Do in This Role:
  • Play an active role in the delivery and implementation of legal self-help services in person at the Van Nuys Courthouse, Chatsworth Courthouse, and remotely.
  • Provide substantive self-help support to paralegals, interns, and volunteers.
  • Maintain an active workload composed of self-help assistance and technical assistance requests. Work collaboratively with the entire self-help team and court partners both in person and remotely.
  • Travel to the Van Nuys and Chatsworth Courthouse Self-Help Center, NLSLA program offices, and other locations throughout Los Angeles County is required.

Requirements:
How You Can Stand Out:
For this role, you will also stand out if you have:
  • Worked in a legal services firm.
  • Experience running clinics or making presentations.
  • Experience in family or housing law.
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish or another language.

What You'll Need on Day One:
  • A JD from an accredited law school
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, business communication platforms, and web-based case management platforms.
  • Passion for NLSLA mission and demonstrated commitment to advocating for the legal rights of low-income individuals.
  • Passion, empathy, and compassion for supporting people from different lived experiences.