Employment

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 has received national and local awards for its outstanding work.

SLLS anticipates hiring for the following positions:

  • 1 Staff Attorney to work on Domestic Violence cases in Terrebonne Parish
  • 1 Staff Attorney to work on General Civil Law cases in our Baton Rouge office
  • 1 Full-time Temporary Staff Attorney to work on Child in Need of Care cases in St. Bernard and Jefferson Parishes
  • 1 Staff Attorney to work on Child in Need of Care cases in Lafourche and/or Terrebonne Parishes
  • 1 Staff Attorney to handle Employment and Public Benefits cases in our New Orleans and/or Covington office

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, self­motivation, 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 July 2019 bar exam. SLLS does not permit the outside practice of law. Starting salary for a full time staff attorney is $42,000-$52,800 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 May 27, 2019.

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SLLS staff and LSC President Jim Sandman