SOUTHEAST LA LEGAL SERVICES   New Orleans, LA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on June 3, 2024

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is a non-profit law firm serving the 22 parishes east of the Atchafalaya basin. We provide free civil legal aid to low-income households. Our attorneys serve this region from offices in Baton Rouge, Covington, Gretna, Hammond, Houma, and New Orleans. SLLS has received national and local awards for its outstanding work.

The position will be responsible for a broad range of administrative and generalist duties to support the Executive Director, Litigation Director, and Attorney in the Strategic Advocacy Unit relieving both complex clerical and office details. Work requires independent judgment and initiative on assignments that are time-sensitive in nature. May perform special assignments such as researching information and compiling reports.

This position is classified under Staff & Admin. I (SLLS 2024 Salary Scale).

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: General supervision is received from the Executive Director and Litigation Director.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May be exercised over lower-level clerical employees when delegated.
Provide dedicated executive-level leadership with executive administration and support of scheduling, event coordination, and streamlining administrative processes for the Executive Director and Litigation Director.
Assisting the Litigation Director and Attorneys in the Strategic Advocacy Unit with litigation and law reform advocacy.
Independently manage and coordinate multiple assigned projects, activities, dates, and dependencies according to priorities and deadlines for the Executive Director and Litigation Director.

High School graduate.
Two years of experience in office management. (Coursework in related fields beyond high school can be substituted for experience).
Excellent communication skills.  Ability to communicate with the general public.
Ability to read, understand, and interpret laws and regulations
Professional, friendly, courteous, and sincerely interested in the client community.
Knowledge of the local client community.
Experience with computer word processing
Familiarity with the use of office machines.
Typing 40 wpm
Law office experience preferred.
Dependability, ability to respond to emergencies, good work habits, self-motivation, and capacity to work well with others.

This position will be full-time with a salary range of $32,625-$45,375, depending on relevant work experience. Additional compensation for a commissioned notary, a paralegal certificate, a college degree (Associate/Bachelor), and fluency in one or more languages other than English which is regularly used in the position. 

For more information about SLLS, our benefits offered, and other jobs available, please visit www.SLLS.org/employment.

To apply, send a resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager, at slatino@slls.org.