Housing & Consumer Staff Attorney

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Job location
299 S Arlington Ave
Reno, NV 89501
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Northern Nevada Legal Aid
Street address: 
299 S Arlington Ave
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Northern Nevada Legal Aid (NNLA), formerly known as Washoe Legal Services, seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to assist in its diverse Housing & Consumer Department. This position will provide counsel, advice, and direct legal representation to low-income individuals who are facing foreclosure or eviction and ensure consumers’ rights are protected. Attorneys in good standing with an active bar license from any U.S. jurisdiction can be licensed in Nevada under Supreme Court Rule 49.1 to fill this position. If you are looking to directly provide invaluable service to your community and join a team of caring individuals and an employer who values your contributions and provides a positive work-life balance, then NNLA may be the place for you!

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Maintaining direct representation and an active case load in the areas of consumer and housing, as well as providing counsel and advice on such matters and referrals to suitable resources. This includes doing your own drafting of legal documents and your own calendaring.
- Establishing a relationship with clients and maintaining regular contact for the duration of their legal actions, with specific attention to trauma-informed representation.
- Attending hearings, trials, settlement conferences, and other court functions fully prepared and actively advocating for clients.
- Attends outreach events for NNLA and other regional events.
- Provides legal services to NNLA clients in other program areas when needed and other tasks that may be assigned to you.
- Collecting, updating, and reviewing client and grant-reporting data on a monthly basis.
- Other administrative tasks as assigned/necessary.


Position is a full-time, exempt position, with a salary to be determined based upon experience and qualifications; range from $66,500 to $70,000. NNLA promotes a positive work-life balance by offering a 35-hour work week, 13 paid holidays per year, and a generous Personal Time Off (PTO) program that starts accruing immediately to earn over 5 weeks of PTO a year (increase in PTO accrual after 2 years). NNLA offers a competitive benefits package which pays 100% of the employee Medical, Dental, Vision and Life plans along with paying 75% of dependents benefit premium. In addition, NNLA has a 401(k)-matching program, an Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Account, and supplemental benefits.


Work is expected to be performed on-site at NNLA’s Main location at 299 S. Arlington Ave., and occasional work possible at the Reno Justice Court located at 1 S. Sierra St., NNLA Senior Legal Center located at 1155 E 9th St., and Northern Nevada HOPES located at 580 W. 5th St. While the majority of work is expected to be performed on-site a hybrid/telework schedule may be considered dependent on organizational needs.



- Bilingual in the English/Spanish language (recommended but not requirement).
- Experience with consumer and housing issues including NRS 118A and post-COVID eviction protections on a state and federal level (recommended but not required).
- Exposure to Section 8 and Low-Income House Tax Credit (LIHTC) programs (recommended but not required).
- Have excellent interpersonal skills and strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
- An empathetic yet effective communicator with a positive attitude, able to explain complex legal matters to clients in a manner that ensures their comprehension.
- Ability to understand the lives and struggles of the clients and patients.
- Be comfortable working with individuals of different backgrounds, including those from different cultures, socio-economic statuses, seniors, and vulnerable populations.
- Desire to problem-solve, make decisions efficiently, and refer clients to resources as appropriate.
- Have strong organizational skills, technical/database skills, and attention to detail.
- Be able to take initiative and work independently, as well as part of a great team of caring individuals providing an invaluable service.

To apply: 

Position is available immediately and will remain posted until filled.

How to Apply:

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Northern Nevada Legal Aid
Human Resources Department
[email protected]


About Northern Nevada Legal Aid: Formerly known as Washoe Legal Services, Northern Nevada Legal Aid (NNLA) is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public interest law firm in Reno, Nevada, which was established in 1965 and has been in continuous operation since. NNLA plays a critical role in helping individuals facing eviction or other housing issues to know and defend their rights. We promote the safety and stability of domestic violence victims and their children. We represent abused and neglected children in foster care proceedings. We serve immigrants who are victims of crime and domestic or sexual violence. We serve the elderly and disable adults facing guardianship proceedings. In 2022, Northern Nevada Legal Aid assisted in over 10,500 legal matters. NNLA’s purpose is to achieve justice for vulnerable populations, give voice to those who might otherwise not be heard, empower individuals to advocate for themselves, and make positive changes in the communities we serve. We provide access to justice (regardless of their ability to pay), to protect client rights, safety, and family stability through the expansion of access to legal justice in Northern Nevada. Diversity Statement: NNLA is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the empowerment of vulnerable individuals and communities, through the expansion of access to legal justice in Northern Nevada. Individuals of diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. Please visit www.nnlegalaid.orgfor more information about our organization and visit our Job Openings page for current opportunities. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter/X.
Salary range: 
$66,500.00 - $70,000.00 per year
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024