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Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit, public interest law firm, is seeking a staff attorney to provide legal services (advice, negotiation, advocacy) to anyone having difficulties in housing matters related to landlord/tenant issues, unlawful detainers and evictions . 

The ideal candidate will be an energetic, intelligent, compassionate, team player who possesses a passion for public service and a strong commitment to ensuring justice for the most vulnerable populations in our community.

 Requirements

Prefer a candidate with five years of litigation experience in civil or family court, but will consider all candidates who have a demonstrated history of dedication to public law or community service.  Excellent legal writing and communication skills a must; moot court and law review experience a plus. Prefer bi-lingual candidate, English/Spanish, and guardianship experience, but not required. Qualified candidates must possess an active/good standing bar license from any United States jurisdiction.

Additional qualities desired:

  • Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting low-income and vulnerable people in our community
  • Enjoys coaching and assisting attorneys who are providing pro bono service
  • An empathetic communicator with a positive attitude
  • Enjoys being a part of a great team of caring individuals
  • Loves challenges, dislikes being bored, and believes drama and gossip belong at the movies or at brunch, not at work.

NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE

Please email cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to:

Human Resources Department                  
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
725 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104                       
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Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit, public interest law firm, is seeking an attorney to provide direct representation to adults and minors who are facing or under guardianship. 

This attorney will champion senior citizens, disabled individuals, and minors in guardianship court and fight to protect their civil rights and guard against financial and other exploitation.  As part of Legal Aid Center’s guardianship program, this attorney will help shape and enforce meaningful protections for those otherwise unable to protect themselves.  The ideal candidate will be an energetic, intelligent, compassionate, team player who possesses a passion for public service and a strong commitment to ensuring justice for the most vulnerable populations in our community.

Requirements

Prefer a candidate with five years of litigation experience in civil or family court, but will consider all candidates who have a demonstrated history of dedication to public law or community service.  Excellent legal writing and communication skills a must; moot court and law review experience a plus. Prefer bi-lingual candidate, English/Spanish, and guardianship experience, but not required. Qualified candidates must possess an active/good standing bar license from any United States jurisdiction.

Additional qualities desired:

  • Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting low-income and vulnerable people in our community
  • Enjoys coaching and assisting attorneys who are providing pro bono service
  • An empathetic communicator with a positive attitude
  • Enjoys being a part of a great team of caring individuals
  • Loves challenges, dislikes being bored, and believes drama and gossip belong at the movies or at brunch, not at work.

NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE

Please email cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to:

Human Resources Department                  
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
725 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104                       
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer

We are now accepting applications for 
Fall 2020 clerk positions  

Legal Aid Center offers our paid law clerks a variety of legal projects and practical legal experience in a passionate public interest culture.  Our programs are unique and our clients are in need. Clerk positions are offered in each of our Projects and Programs. Openings vary every semester, so check back every few months for current openings and clerk position descriptions.  Click on the Project or Program listed below for clerkship descriptions and requirements. 

Children's Attorneys Project law clerk

Education Advocacy Program law clerk

Family Justice Project law clerk

Consumer Rights Project law clerk

Guardianship Advocacy Program law clerk

Legal Aid Center Intake law clerk

Other opportunities

For more information on Legal Aid Center's projects and programs, see below or visit www.lacsn.org.

Children's Attorneys Project:  The Children’s Attorneys Project provides counsel, advice and representation to abused and neglected children in the foster care system. The attorneys serve as the child's voice before the court and community allowing the child to take an active role (and responsibility) in their own destiny.  

Education Advocacy Program:  A program with the Children’s Attorneys Project, the Education Advocacy Program provides advice, training, advocacy, and legal representation for children with disabilities who are entitled to special education services under federal and state law. 

Family Justice Project:  The Family Justice Project provides a wide range of representation to victims of domestic violence. Our attorneys appear at hearings to extend protective orders and assist with divorce and custody issues. We also represent victims of crime who have civil and family law problems that are a result of their victimization.

Immigration Advocacy Program:  A program within the Family Justice Project, the Immigration Advocacy Program provides legal assistance and representation to immigrant victims of violence. We also represent victims of crime who have civil and family law problems that are a result of their victimization and assist battered immigrants self-petition the government to remain lawfully in the United States. 

Family Law Self-Help Center: The Family Law Self-Help Center is a stimulating, high-energy environment where walk-in customers, often with urgent legal issues, can request legal information regardless of their income, assets, or citizenship. Located in the Family Law Courthouse, the Family Law Self-Help Center is a legal “emergency room” for pro se litigants navigating the court system.  The center provides legal information and court forms to walk-in customers who need guidance in filing or managing their family court case.   

Consumer Rights Project: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Consumer Rights Project helps people who cannot afford an attorney fight back against economic predators. We represent consumers trapped by payday loans, people left without transportation due to illegal repossessions, victims of unlawful car sales or bad mechanics, homeowners on the verge of losing their homes, and the elderly or disabled being victimized by guardians or family. 

Guardianship Advocacy Program: A program within the Consumer Rights Project, the Guardianship Advocacy Program provides direct representation to seniors and adults facing or under a guardianship. The Program is on the forefront of a changing area of law and is helping to shape and enforce meaningful protections for those otherwise unable to protect themselves. 

Bankruptcy: The Consumer Rights Project Bankruptcy unit interviews and analyzes potential Legal Aid Center clients looking for consumer bankruptcy (Chapter 7 or 13) information and representation.   

Civil Law Self-Help Center: The Civil Law Self-Help Center is a stimulating, high-energy environment where walk-in customers, often with urgent legal issues, can request legal information regardless of their income, assets, or citizenship. Located in the Regional Justice Center, the Civil Law Self-Help Center assists over 50,000 customers a year and is a legal “emergency room” for self-represented litigants navigating the court system. Common issues addressed at the Civil Law Self-Help Center include landlord-tenant, small claims, debt collection, and general litigation. 

Legal Aid Center Intake: The Consumer Rights and Family Justice Projects at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada have a front line intake system for our client services. The intake staff screen low income clients for eligibility for Legal Aid Center services, analyze potential legal issues, provide legal information to clients under the supervision of a lawyer, research consumer fraud issues, and prepare legal documents. 


 

Job Openings:

Guardianship Attorney    

Staff Attorney

Opportunities for Law Students

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer

All offers of employment at Legal Aid Center are contingent upon clearance of background check.