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

 

SLLS anticipates hiring for the following position:

STAFF ATTORNEY - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT STAFF ATTORNEY FOR WASHINGTON AND ST. TAMMANY PARISHES

This Domestic Violence Project Staff Attorney funded by Victim of Crime Act (VOCA)  provides eligible legal assistance to VOCA eligible 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. This includes a client caseload sufficient to meet VOCA grant goals while also working with other firm staff, departments, domestic violence advocacy and victims’ services organizations and other social service agencies to coordinate delivery of legal services to clients and providing training to domestic violence program staff on laws affecting victims and recent developments in the law. Outreach to impacted survivors and partnerships to improve a coordinated community response to domestic violence is also required. 

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. Must be bilingual in English and Spanish
  4. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication, client counseling, advocacy, research, dedication to serving vulnerable people and social service referrals. 
  5. Commitment to resolution of problems and issues affecting victims of domestic violence.
  6. Dependability, ability to respond to emergencies, good work habits, self-motivation, capacity to work well with others.     

 

Salary Range:

$47,800 - $56,800 

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager at slatino@slls.org by June 22, 2020. 

 

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