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.

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, Gretna, Hammond, Houma and New Orleans. We provide free civil legal aid to low-income households.


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 ATTORNEYS

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.

Positions will be in the New Orleans and Gretna office.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Staff Attorneys supervise the support staff on work the attorney assigns to them, and as delegated by the Managing Attorney.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

J.D. or LL.B. degree from an accredited law school

Licensed to practice law in Louisiana

This position will be full-time with a salary range of $50,000-$69,800, depending on experience. Additional compensation for bilingualism.

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.


VETERANS & INNOVATIVE PROJECTS UNIT – STAFF ATTORNEY, New Orleans

Staff attorney will provide legal representation, advocacy and community legal education to veterans impacted by Hurricane Ida in the greater New Orleans area. This new staff attorney will work closely with SLLS' Veterans Justice Fellow and our veteran service agencies who refer veterans to SLLS for legal services. The new attorney will help support our VA Medical Center Medical-Legal Partnership, our outreach efforts with partners, and building relationships with potential partners.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Staff Attorneys supervise the support staff on work the attorney assigns to them, and as delegated by the Managing Attorney.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

J.D. or LL.B. degree from an accredited law school

Licensed to practice law in Louisiana

This position will be full-time with a salary range of $50,000-$69,800, depending on experience. Additional compensation for bilingualism

To apply, send a resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager, at slatino@slls.org by Friday, June 17, 2022.


INTAKE PARALEGAL – Gretna

This position will provide intake support to Gretna office, screens and triages applicants, tracks disaster impact, provides administrative support to staff handling cases for disaster survivors, assists with onsite outreach at our St. Charles Parish Access to Justice Center as needed, and other duties as assigned.

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

To apply, send a resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager, at slatino@slls.org by Friday, June 17, 2022.


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.

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