Employment

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) 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 has received national and local awards for its outstanding work.

 

SLLS anticipates hiring for the following positions:

1 Staff Attorney to work in our General Civil Law Unit in Baton Rouge. Subject areas include consumer, foreclosure, successions, and other non-family law cases.

The ideal candidates 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, self­motivation, dedication to serving vulnerable people, and the capacity to work well with others.

Full-time staff attorney positions require admission to practice law in Louisiana. SLLS does not permit the outside practice of law. Starting salary for a full time staff attorney is $46,000-$55,000 depending on experience. Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism is a plus that receives extra compensation.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Roxanne Newman, Deputy Director at rnewman@slls.org by January 31, 2020.

 

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