Community Development Attorney - Reno

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Job location
204 Marsh Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Nevada Legal Services
Street address: 
204 Marsh Avenue
City: 
Reno
State: 
Nevada
ZIP: 
89509
Job type: 
Policy Development/Advocacy
Position Description: 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ATTORNEY with NEVADA LEGAL SERVICES (NLS).

NLS is looking to hire a second community development attorney for the Reno office. The community development attorney will represent resident community groups and non-profit organizations in endeavors aimed at revitalizing low-income neighborhoods. Much of the attorney’s work involves drafting organizational documents, obtaining tax status, and routine transactional work for local non-profits and small businesses. The Community Development attorney will also be tasked with tackling community-based issues through legal representation and community advocacy. For example, tenant leaders and housing developers must be knowledgeable about federal and state housing laws, community organizations involved in neighborhood planning and redevelopment need to know about municipal government law, and newly formed organizations need to know how to obtain tax-exempt status and create articles of incorporation.

Benefits include – Paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; bar dues paid annually.

Requirements: 

J.D. required and license to practice in any state, preferably Nevada. If licensed outside of Nevada, eligibility for licensure under Supreme Court Rule 72.1. Experience or familiarity in community organizing/development in the Reno/Sparks area a plus.

To apply: 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Roberta O’Hara at [email protected]

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$42,154 - $58,350 DOE
Submission deadline: 
Monday, April 30, 2018