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Southeast Louisiana Legal Services is Louisiana's largest 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.

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.

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.

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 for the following positions:

1 FULL-TIME SUPPORT STAFF MEMBERFOR BATON ROUGE DISASTER HEIR PROPERTY COLLABORATIVE PROJECT
- This will be a secretarial and support position to assist in carrying out the project goals and objectives. This position is located in our Baton Rouge office.

• Starting salary for a support staff member is $22,200-27,000 depending on experience.  Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism are a plus that receives extra compensation. Support staff may also receive additional compensation if they are commissioned as a notary public or if they have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree from an accredited college.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Roxanne Newman, Deputy Director at rnewman@slls.org by January 31, 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.
http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/americorpsjd

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 volunteer@slls.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
volunteer@slls.org

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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