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 cover letter and 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.

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.


Request for Proposals - Disaster Legal Services Project & Adult Learning Content Developer Consultant

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) seeks the services of an independent project consultant to assist it in supervising our recently awarded almost $6.5 million three year Disaster Legal Services (DLS) grant from the Legal Services Corporation. This work also includes a subcomponent with primary responsibility for creating content working with our staff for our Adult Learning Management System and to implement our new Adult Learning Management System. The goals of our DLS project and our subcomponent project is to provide high quality legal assistance to disaster survivors and to help better prepare SLLS to respond to disasters. You can download the request for proposals here.


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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