SLLS helps people clear life's legal hurdles.
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It's the hottest ticket in town. Get ready for The 15th Annual Bar & Grille Cook-off to benefit SLLS May 20, 2017. Learn more here about this event hosted by the Young Lawyers of the New Orleans Bar Association.
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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:
1 MANAGING ATTORNEY FOR FAMILY LAW IN OUR BATON ROUGE OFFICE
Duties will include overall supervision, supervision of intake, support and attorney staff, responsibility for reporting, triaging and assignment of cases, interaction with the funder(s) with some legal work on cases. Experience in family law and domestic violence preferred.
Our summer internship application period is now open! Go here to apply online, and see the details below.
Job Description: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (formerly known as New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation) provides free civil legal services to the indigent population of metropolitan New Orleans and twenty-one surrounding parishes in southeast Louisiana. Currently SLLS is the largest public interest law firm in the state of Louisiana. Our legal interns assist our attorneys with trial preparation, legal research, regular client contact, draft correspondence and pleadings, conduct intake interviews and attend our various outreach events throughout the community, among many other duties. We have positions available in multiple of our offices in southeast Louisiana, including New Orleans, Hammond, and Covington.
Practice Areas: Employment & Public Benefits; Housing; Family; Child in Need of Care; Low-Income Taxpayer; Consumer; Foreclosure Prevention; Homeless Advocacy
The summer legal intern position requires a minimum commitment of eight continuous weeks, full time (37.5 hours weekly). While SLLS is unable to provide any financial assistance to volunteer summer interns, we are available to provide optional externship supervision. Students are encouraged to seek outside funding and stipends.Qualifications: We do not require any particular qualifications of law students, although a sincere interest in public interest law is welcome. We also have a number of Spanish- and Vietnamese-speaking clients, so knowledge of a second language is appreciated.
1010 Commons St. Ste. 1400A
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
*Pro Se Litigant Assistance