Paralegal for Justice-involved Adults Antelope Valley Advocacy Project (JAAVA)

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Job location
13327 Van Nuys Blvd.
Pacoima, CA 91331
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Street address: 
1102 E. Chevy Chase Dr.
City: 
Baldwin Park
State: 
California
ZIP: 
91205
Job type: 
Other
Position Description: 

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 Justice-involved Adults Antelope Valley Advocacy Project (JAAVA). This position will be homebased in the Antelope Valley. The candidate we seek will be able to handle significant client contact and is dedicated to removing barriers to employment for justice-involved individuals. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to conduct community workshops is required. Strong communication skills (oral/written, coupled with patience and sensitivity working with people in crisis situations preferred.

Position: Paralegal, NLSLA JAAVA Project

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; 403(b) with employer contribution, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for working collaboratively with staff attorneys to assist and screen litigants for eligibility, schedule appointments, conduct client interviews, help maintain project data and reports, legal research and drafting legal documents; oversee the physical needs of the project including maintaining client files and pleadings, ensuring supplies are kept stocked, equipment is functioning properly, and provide individuals with educational materials and referrals regarding various legal issues. Conduct community-based workshops to advance the mission of JAAVA. Provide administrative assistance at legal clinics as needed.

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, 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 120+, 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, El Monte and Boyle Heights.

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 100,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that address the most critical needs of impoverished communities.

Requirements: 

Minimum Qualifications: Experience working with low-income individuals and families preferred. Bilingual in Spanish 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. Computer literate in MS Office. Working knowledge of court forms and court procedures preferred. Must have excellent organizational, administrative and writing skills. Ability to work well in a busy environment, enjoy working with the public and working collaboratively with a small staff.

To apply: 

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: [email protected]

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans.
Salary range: 
37828
Submission deadline: 
Friday, January 19, 2018
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018