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Careers and Clerkships

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services is a nonprofit public interest 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, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, and New Orleans. SLLS received national and local awards for its outstanding work.

Watch this space or check our Facebook page here for information about opportunities to work with SLLS.

SLLS anticipates hiring for the following positions:

One (1) Staff Attorney in Baton Rouge to work on general civil/consumer work.

The ideal candidate 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, capacity to work well with others.

Full-time staff attorney positions require admission to practice law in Louisiana. An offer of employment may also be made contingent on passage of the February 2017 bar exam. SLLS does not permit the outside practice of law. Starting salary for a full time staff attorney is $39,000-$48,000 depending on experience. Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism is a plus that receives extra compensation.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Roxanne Newman, Deputy Director at by March 20, 2017.

New! Clerkship Opportunity Available Now

SLLS is currently looking for help now from law students to help us deliver critical disaster-related legal services in the Baton Rouge area. We prefer students during the school year, but summer opportunities may also be available.  We plan to hire four Americorps JD members to support our Disaster Legal Fellows. Upon successful completion of the program, participating law students will gain valuable experience and an $1,230 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating 300 hours of service. Click HERE to learn more and apply today. The deadline to apply is APRIL 14, 2017.

Summer Clerks

The summer clerkship application period begins January 1, 2015. SLLS will then accept and review applications on a rolling basis.

Law clerks help attorneys with litigation, prepare research memos and briefs, take clients through intake, and other tasks.

SLLS does not offer financial assistance. You are encouraged to seek outside funding. Applicants should demonstrate a sincere interest in poverty law.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Executive Director Laura via

For other opportunities go to the Volunteer page and the Careers page.

Deferred Associates or Public Interest Fellows

SLLS has positions available for volunteer attorneys/deferred associates/legal fellows for periods ranging from three to 12 months. Positions are considered for all SLLS practice areas and projects. SLLS considers special projects based on the experience and interests of legal fellowship recipients.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
Laura Tuggle, Executive Director
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
1010 Common St., Suite 1400-A
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Our practice areas and projects include:

*Child neglect and abuse

*Consumer protection, foreclosure prevention and bankruptcy

*Employment and public benefits

*Family law and domestic violence

*Housing law

*Homeless Advocacy

*Pro Se Litigant Assistance

*Tax law

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