Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit, public interest law firm is seeking a Staff Attorney to provide direct representation to individuals in the areas of immigration law, tenant’s rights, and consumer rights issues within our Consumer Rights Project.  Prefer a minimum of two years’ experience.  Must have excellent legal writing and communication skills.  Qualified candidates will possess an active/good standing Nevada State Bar license, or good standing Bar License from any United States jurisdiction. Strongly prefer ability to speak and write Spanish.  Salary depends upon experience.

Additional qualities desired:

Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting  low-income and vulnerable people in our community

Enjoys providing legal information to someone who might need extra patience understanding their legal issue

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.

 

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit, public interest law firm, is seeking a Spanish translator/interpreter for its Family Justice Project.   This position’s primarily functions is to provide verbal and written translation services for non-English speaking and limited speaking clients in person and via phone and to provide back-up support for Legal Assistants.  This is a full time, non-exempt position.  

Requirements:

Prefer a certified candidate in written translation but, will consider all candidates who have professional office experience and a desire to learn. Must be fully bilingual (English, Spanish) Strong language skills, knowledge of legal terminology, Ability to multitask and prioritize, knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to work on a fast-paced environment.

Additional qualities desired:

A dedicated worker with a positive attitude

Enjoys being a part of a great team of caring individuals 

Loves new challenges, dislikes being bored, and believes drama and gossip belong at the movies, not at work.

Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting  low-income and vulnerable people in our community 

Salary depends upon experience with a generous benefits package provided, including health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their dependents, vacation/sick time and company matched 403b retirement plan.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a private, non-profit public interest law firm is seeking a full time Victim Advocate/Navigator for its Resiliency Center. Under the supervision of the center’s Director, the candidate will conduct intake assessment, provide resources, attend community outreach events and assist customers with completion of forms.  Excellent communication and public interactions skills a must.  Prefer bi-lingual candidate, English/Spanish.  Salary depends upon experience.

Additional qualities desired:

Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting  low-income and vulnerable people in our community

Enjoys providing legal information to someone who might need extra patience understanding their legal issue

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.

 

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a private, non-profit law firm is seeking a full time Family Law Legal Information Facilitator to provide legal information to the public at the Self Help Center located inside the Clark County Family Law Court.  Under the supervision of a lawyer, the legal information facilitator will provide information to the public regarding general family law court procedures and form completion.  Candidates should have previous Family Law experience and familiarity with District Court procedures. Paralegal or legal experience preferred. Training will be provided.  Excellent communication and public interaction skills are necessary.  Bilingual with English/Spanish preferred.   Salary depends upon experience.

Additional qualities desired:

Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting  low-income and vulnerable people in our community

Enjoys providing legal information to someone who might need extra patience understanding their legal issue

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.

 

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a private, non-profit law firm is seeking a full-time Volunteer Liaison for its Pro Bono Project.  This position supports the Children’s Attorneys Project cases under the Pro bono Project.  Under supervision of a  Directing Attorney and the Pro Bono Director, the Volunteer Liaison will Place Children’s Attorneys Project cases with Pro Bono Attorneys, set up CLE trainings, coordinate mentorship for Pro Bono Attorneys working on Children’s Attorneys Project cases, complete case summaries, and provide general support to Pro Bono Attorneys. Bachelor’s degree desired. Experience in human resources recruiting, the legal field and/or event planning preferred, however, other professional experience will be considered.  Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor.

Additional qualities desired:

Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting  low-income and vulnerable people in our community

Enjoys providing legal information to someone who might need extra patience understanding their legal issue

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.

 

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit, public interest law firm is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Children’s Attorneys Project (CAP). Candidate will assist with community outreach and direct representation to abused and neglected children currently in foster care.  

Prefer a minimum of two years litigation experience in public interest law, with an emphasis in family law.  Excellent legal writing and communication skills a must.  Prefer bi-lingual candidate, English/Spanish, but not required.  Qualified candidates must possess an active/good standing Bar License from any United States jurisdiction.   Salary depends upon experience.

Additional qualities desired:

  • Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting  low-income and vulnerable people in our community
  • Enjoys providing legal information to someone who might need extra patience understanding their legal issue
  • 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.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada offers a benefit package, such as 100% employer paid health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their dependents, paid vacation/sick time, and company matched 403b plan, among other benefits.  Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada conducts a background review on employees.

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

Deadline: Open until filled

 Fall 2019 Law Clerk Openings

Law Clerks at Legal Aid Center work closely with the supervising attorney in their chosen practice area, listed below.  Legal Aid Center law clerks work to help low income and vulnerable people in our community, gaining practical, hands on experience through intake interviews, client meetings, and court hearings with staff attorneys either at our main office, or direct customer contact at one of our Self-Help Centers. Law clerks at the main office also draft pleadings and research new areas of law. Law clerks have the opporunity to learn more about other areas of practice within Legal Aid Center through an “out of area” experience during their semester.

Consumer Rights Project - Guardianship Advocacy, Law Clerk

Children's Attorney Project - law clerk 

Other opportunities

The Family Law Self-Help Center is a stimulating, high-energy environment where walk-in customers, often with urgent 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. The volunteer will gain vast experience in issue spotting, applying the rules of civil procedure, interviewing and communicating court processes with individuals, and analyzing a variety of documents, all under the supervision of a directing attorney. Common issues addressed at the self-help center include divorce, custody, guardianship, name changes, motion practice, and trial preparation.

Applicants must have completed their first year of law school and taught a family law community education class. Students will be trained in the relevant areas of law and supervised by one attorney. A minimum commitment of 20 hours, scheduled throughout the semester, is desired. The immediate assistance the student will provide to the public has the potential to significantly affect the lives of individuals unfamiliar with the civil court system. Students may also work on projects, such as form creation and design, which will have a lasting impact on our customer community. Ideal for law students in the Pro Bono Honors Program.

Please contact Venicia Considine at 702-386-1442 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit, public interest law firm is seeking a Staff Attorney to provide direct representation to individuals in Immigration law within our Family Law Department.  Prefer a minimum of two years’ experience in immigration matters.  Must have excellent legal writing and communication skills.  Qualified candidates will possess an active/good standing Nevada State Bar license, or good standing Bar License from any United States jurisdiction. Strongly prefer ability to speak and write Spanish.  Salary depends upon experience.

Additional qualities desired:

Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting  low-income and vulnerable people in our community

Enjoys providing legal information to someone who might need extra patience understanding their legal issue

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.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a private, non-profit law firm has an immediate opening for a full-time, permanent Legal Secretary for its Family Law/Domestic Violence unit.  Qualified candidates must have experience with Nevada and Federal court procedures, court e-filing, court calendaring, Microsoft Office, WordPerfect, and general office protocols.  In addition, candidate must be highly organized, have excellent legal writing and communication skills, knowledge of law office documents and advanced computer skills. Prefer bi-lingual candidate, English/Spanish, however, not required. Family Law experience a must.  Salary depends upon experience.

Job Openings:

Children's Attorney

Immigration Attorney

Legal Information Facilitator at Family Law Self Help Center

Pro Bono Children’s Volunteer Liaison

Victim Advocate/Navigator Legal Assistant

Spanish Translator/Interpreter

Staff Attorney

LEGAL AID CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA COMMUNITY JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP

Opportunities for Law Students

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada offers a benefit package, including health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their dependents, vacation/sick time and company matched 403b retirement plan. Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada conducts a background review on all employees. Thank you for applying with Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Inc.

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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 private, non-profit law firm is seeking a full time Legal Information Facilitator.  Under the supervision of a lawyer, this position will provide legal information to the public at the Self Help Center located at the Regional Justice Center, principally in the areas of landlord/tenant and consumer.  Paralegal experience preferred, however, training will be provided.  Excellent communication and public interaction skills are necessary.  Fluent with English/Spanish preferred, however, not required.   Salary depends upon experience.

Additional qualities desired:

  • Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting  low-income and vulnerable people in our community
  • Enjoys providing legal information to someone who might need extra patience understanding their legal issue
  • 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.