Veterans & Innovative Projects Unit – Staff Attorney

SOUTHEAST LA LEGAL SERVICES   New Orleans, LA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on July 20, 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 positions: New Orleans Right to Counsel Program SLLS anticipates hiring the below listed positions for New Orleans Right to Counsel Program. Right to Counsel Program for Orleans Parish tenants struggling with housing insecurity to help stabilize their housing. The case work 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.

VETERANS & INNOVATIVE PROJECTS UNIT – STAFF ATTORNEY, New Orleans Staff attorney will provide legal representation, advocacy and community legal education to veterans impacted by Hurricane Ida in the greater New Orleans area. This new staff attorney will work closely with SLLS' Veterans Justice Fellow and our veteran service agencies who refer veterans to SLLS for legal services. The new attorney will help support our VA Medical Center Medical-Legal Partnership, our outreach efforts with partners, and building relationships with potential partners. 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