Right to Counsel Staff Attorneys

SOUTHEAST LA LEGAL SERVICES   New Orleans, LA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on May 7, 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 anticipates hiring the below listed positions for New Orleans Right to Counsel Program. New Orleans Right to Counsel Program Right to Counsel Program for Orleans Parish tenants struggling with housing insecurity to help stabilize their housing. The casework of the project will include representation in landlord-tenant matters including evictions, subsidy terminations, landlord-tenant disputes that might lead to evictions, illegal lockouts, and other housing issues that might lead to displacement. Strategies to accomplish the goal of the project includes education/outreach, direct case work, operation of Eviction Help Desks, social services assistance/connection to resources, and strategic impact advocacy. Expected partnership with the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center and the Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative on this collaboration project.

Right to Counsel Staff Attorneys

Staff attorneys will handle a caseload of Orleans Parish landlord-tenant cases, will provide advice, brief service, and extended representation, will assist with staffing the Eviction Help Desks in First and/or Second City Court, will assist with grant reporting as needed, support advocacy goals, and other duties as needed. Positions will be in the New Orleans and Gretna office.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Staff Attorneys supervise the support staff on work the attorney assigns to them, and as delegated by the Managing Attorney.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS J.D. or LL.B. degree from an accredited law school Licensed to practice law in Louisiana. This position will be full-time with a salary range of $50,000-$69,800, depending on experience. Additional compensation for bilingualism.