Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 21,2018

Posted on

Jul 23,2018


USD 54165 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Glendale, CA
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Staff Attorney The candidate will play a significant role in implementing this newly funded initiative which is designed to defend the rights of justice involved adults facing significant barriers to employment in the Antelope Valley and seek to increase economic growth and build social capital in the poverty communities of color through comprehensive policy advocacy. Will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients in multiple forums. ollaborate and coordinate with community organizer and community based organizations to develop and implement current local and state policies related to the removal of barriers to employment, including Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance and Ban the Box initiative. Perform community outreach and legal education regarding reentry legal services to community members and employers. Participate in policy and legal advocacy on reentry matters including complex litigation that targets systemic violations that disenfranchise the target population when appropriate through factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy. Provide direct legal representation on select cases that will help inform broader policy work, including but not limited to enforcement of federal and state protections on commercial criminal background checks; maintain expertise on a range of clean slate and employment issues affecting low-income and/or justice involved individuals: Advocacy may include litigation and/or policy work in substantive legal areas other than those described here as needed, depending upon skills to be acquired, client needs and NLSLA program priorities.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California with 2+ years of experience in public interest law as well as experience working with low-income organizations and client groups. Some prior practice in employment law and/or assisting indigent clients with clearing their criminal record preferred. 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. Must possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and well-developed analytical skills. Of critical importance is that the candidate be self-motivated with the ability to work independently.

Additional info

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Company info

Elizabeth Brown
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91205
Fax: 818-291-1790

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