Employment

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is a non-profit 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, Gretna, Hammond, Houma, and New Orleans. SLLS has received national and local awards for its outstanding work.


GENERAL LAW STAFF ATTORNEY - Houma

The position will handle Family Law, Consumer, Wills, and Successions.

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, self-­motivation, 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. Starting salary full-time staff attorney is $50,000 which increases depending on experience. Bilingualism is a plus that receives extra compensation.

To apply, send a resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager, at slatino@slls.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled in lieu of a deadline.


FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT - Hammond Office

  • Position will entail performing administrative functions as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  • High School graduate. College degree receives extra compensation.
  • Experience in bookkeeping, check processing, grants, and/or accounting.
  • Dependability and great communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge and utilization skills of Excel and Microsoft Office Suite programs as well as Google Workspace.

This position will be full-time with a salary of $35,750-$44,550, depending on experience. Additional compensation for bilingualism and/or college degree.

To apply, please send your resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager, at slatino@slls.org by Tuesday, January 31, 2023.


Veterans and Innovation Project Unit (VIPU) Staff Attorney - New Orleans, Hammond, or Covington office

This position will provide legal services to remove barriers to well-being and improve the quality of life for veterans in southeast Louisiana. This position will be in the VIPU, Veterans & Innovative Projects Unit, serving Northshore Veterans and will be in the Covington, Hammond, or New Orleans office and is under a one-year grant through the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Veteran preferred but not required.

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, self-­motivation, 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. Starting salary full-time staff attorney is $50,000 which increases depending on experience. Bilingualism is a plus that receives extra compensation.

To apply, send a resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager, at slatino@slls.org by Tuesday, January 31, 2023.


STAFF ATTORNEY – Consumer Law and Tax Matters

This position will be in the New Orleans office and will be a 50/50 split in Consumer Law handling consumer debt matters, bank collections and also handling Low Income Tax matters.

The ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication, client counseling, advocacy, research, dedication to serving vulnerable people and social service referrals.
  • Commitment to resolution of problems and issues affecting victims of domestic violence.
  • 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 or pending bar license. Starting salary for a full time staff attorney is $50,000 which increases depending on experience. Bilingualism is a plus that receives extra compensation.

To apply, send a resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager, at slatino@slls.org by Tuesday, January 31, 2023.


HOUSING - STAFF ATTORNEY(1) Baton Rouge, (1) New Orleans

The Housing Staff Attorney will handle a caseload of landlord-tenant cases, eviction, providing advice, brief service, and extended representation to support advocacy goals and other duties as needed. These new positions will have a streamlined referral process directly from Humana. This process will require training and working with Humana and its members who are identified as needing legal assistance.

The ideal candidates for Staff Attorney positions 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, 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. Starting salary is based on years of experience, e.g., 0-1 years is $50,000 and increases on candidates experience. Spanish-English bilingualism receives extra compensation.

To apply, send a resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager, at slatino@slls.org by Tuesday, January 31, 2023.


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STAFF ATTORNEY - Hammond

This Domestic Violence Staff Attorney will provide legal assistance to domestic violence victims, including but not limited to child custody/visitation, spousal and child support, divorce, protective orders, contempt motions, or other civil legal issues related to the crime in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes. Outreach to impacted survivors and partnerships to improve a coordinated community response to domestic violence is also required.

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, self-­motivation, 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. Starting salary is based on years of experience, e.g., 0-1 years is $50,000 and increases on the candidate’s experience. Spanish-English bilingualism receives extra compensation.

To apply, send a resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager, at slatino@slls.org by Friday, February 17, 2023.


SLLS anticipates hiring several Staff Attorneys for the New Orleans Right to Counsel Program.

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. Finalization of budget and funding availability per organization, we expect to hire for these positions:

RIGHT TO COUNSEL STAFF ATTORNEY

Staff attorneys will handle a caseload of Orleans Parish landlord-tenant cases, will provide advice, brief service, and extended representation, will assist with staffing the Eviction Help Desks in First and/or Second City Court, will assist with grant reporting as needed, support advocacy goals, and other duties as needed. Position may be in the New Orleans and Gretna office.

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, self-­motivation, 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. Starting salary is based on years of experience, e.g., 0-1 years is $50,000 and increases on candidates experience.

Spanish-English bilingualism receives extra compensation.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled in lieu of a deadline.

PARALEGAL/LEGAL ASSISTANT - New Orleans Right to Counsel Program

This will be under the Right to Counsel Program working with Orleans Parish tenants struggling with housing insecurity to help stabilize their housing. This position with perform various functions to support the attorneys to serve clients.

Job duties include handling phone calls, producing written work under the supervision of attorneys, such as drafting pleading and motions, and performing other tasks on a client’s case permissible for non-attorneys working under the supervision of an attorney.

This position will be full-time with a salary range of $29,250 - $38,050, depending on experience (Support Staff Salary Schedule). Additional compensation for bilingualism, commissioned notary, or college degree.

To apply, send a resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager, at slatino@slls.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled in lieu of a deadline.


DISASTER STAFF ATTORNEY, Baton Rouge or New Orleans

The Disaster Legal Service Staff Attorney will provide legal assistance in St. John Parish for FEMA Appeals, Successions, and Contractor Disputes/Fraud. Also providing community outreach 1 time a week.

The ideal candidates for Staff Attorney positions 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, 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. Starting salary is based on years of experience, e.g., 0-1 years is $50,000 and increases on candidates experience. Spanish-English bilingualism receives extra compensation.

To apply, send a resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager, at slatino@slls.org by Tuesday, February 28, 2023.


Staff Attorney, Employment and Benefits -New Orleans

This position handles FEMA and COVID-19 cases in Jefferson Parish as it relates to Social Security, Unemployment, Wage Claims, and Food Stamps and also performing outreach at the Jefferson Community Center.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication, client counseling, advocacy, research, dedication to serving vulnerable people and social service referrals.
  • Dependability, good work habits, self-motivation, capacity to work well with others.

Full-time staff attorney positions require admission to practice law in Louisiana. Starting salary is based on years of experience, e.g., 0-1 years is $50,000 and increases on the candidate’s experience. Spanish-English bilingualism receives extra compensation.

To apply, send a resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager, at slatino@slls.org by Tuesday, February 28, 2023.


SLLS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.


Your Time

  • 20 days per year PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • 16 Paid Holidays
  • 37.5 Hourly Work Week

Your Health and Wellness

  • Employer Paid Health Plan
  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Humana Health, Vision, and Dental Plans
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)- Health, Dependent Care & Transportation

Your Money

  • 403(b) Employer Paid 3% Retirement after 1 year
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Programs ((Participating Non-Profit)
  • Employer Paid Monthly Parking Contribution for New Orleans Staff

Your Career

  • Employer Paid Professional Society Membership
  • Employer Paid Professional Licensure Registration Fees
  • Employer Paid Legal Help Resources

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