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, Gretna, Hammond, Houma, and New Orleans. SLLS has received national and local awards for its outstanding work.

SLLS anticipates hiring for the following position:

STAFF ATTORNEY - EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS UNIT FOR NEW ORLEANS OFFICE

  • This position is limited to 1 year and will handle COVID-19 cases as it relates to:
    • Social Security, Unemployment, Wage Claims, and Food Stamps

Full-time staff attorney positions require admission to practice law in Louisiana. Starting salary for a full time staff attorney is $46,000-$55,000 depending on experience. Spanish-English bilingualism receives extra compensation.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) or LL.B.
  2. Licensed to practice law within the State of Louisiana.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication, client counseling, advocacy, research, dedication to serving vulnerable people and social service referrals.
  4. Commitment to resolution of problems and issues affecting victims of domestic violence.
  5. Dependability, ability to respond to emergencies, good work habits, self-motivation, capacity to work well with others.

To apply, please send resume to Sabrina Whatley, at swhatley@slls.org by Friday April 16, 2021.

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