Housing Staff Attorney

SOUTHEAST LA LEGAL SERVICES   New Orleans, LA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on August 30, 2022

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is a non-profit law firm serving the 22 parishes east of the Atchafalaya basin. We have offices in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma and New Orleans. We provide free civil legal aid to low-income households. SLLS is seeking a Housing Staff Attorney at our Baton Rouge office. Staff attorney will handle a caseload of landlord-tenant cases, will provide advice, brief service, and extended representation to support advocacy goals and other duties as needed.

The ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate: • Proficiency in written and oral communication, client counseling, advocacy, and social service referrals. • Dependability, ability to respond to emergencies, good work habits, self¬motivation, dedication to serving vulnerable people, and the capacity to work well with others. Full-time staff attorney positions require admission to practice law in Louisiana. Starting salary for a full time staff attorney is $50,000-$69,800 depending on experience. Spanish-English bilingualism that receives extra compensation.

SLLS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.