Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Inc., a private, non-profit law firm is seeking a full time Legal Intake Advocate.  Under the supervision of an Attorney, the Advocate will interview low income clients, screen for eligibility representation, provide legal information, follow up and collect documents and assist other departments as necessary.    Candidates should have previous Family Law experience and familiarity with District Court procedures. Paralegal or legal advocacy experience preferred. Training will be provided.  Excellent communication and public interaction skills are necessary.  Fluent with English/Spanish preferred, however, not required.  Salary Depends on Experience.

 Additional qualities desired:

An empathetic communicator with a positive attitude

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

A team player that enjoys being a part of a great team of caring individuals

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 an exceptional individual with off-the-charts customer service and organizational skills to work as part of a team of attorneys and advocates dedicated to providing legal assistance to casino and other workers as part of a new employee benefit program.  No prior legal experience is necessary, but it is a definite plus.  This unique individual will be the first voice heard by people calling in for legal assistance, so she or he must have great phone skills and a friendly, steady, compassionate demeanor.  This individual will need solid computer skills and must be able to juggle multiple tasks and personalities, all while interviewing callers to gather pertinent information, scheduling appointments, verifying eligibility, and getting callers to where they need to be.  Above all, this individual must be able to thrive in a positive, client-focused, solution-oriented team atmosphere where Legal Aid Center’s mission of preserving access to justice and providing quality legal services is always front and center.

Requirements

Candidate must have 3 years previous experience as a service coordinator, front desk receptionist, customer service specialist, or equivalent.  Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in both English and Spanish.  Comfortable with new technology and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook.  Ability to multitask and work effectively with individuals from diverse economic, cultural, and social backgrounds under sometimes stressful circumstances.  Excellent customer service skills, interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and ability deal compassionately with individuals facing legal issues a must.

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

Please visit www.lacsn.org for more information about our organization and select careers for current opportunities. Follow us on Twitter.com/LegalAidSNV, Facebook and YouTube.

Salary

Dependent on Experience

 

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit, public interest law firm, is seeking multiple paralegals/advocates to be part of a new team dedicated to providing legal assistance to hotel, casino, and other workers as part of an innovative employee benefit program negotiated by the Culinary and Bartenders Unions and participating employers.  Of special interest are paralegals with prior experience in immigration, housing, or consumer law, but bi-lingual paralegals (English/Spanish) who are smart and eager to learn are encouraged to apply regardless of prior areas of experience.  As part of Legal Aid Center’s new program, these paralegals/advocates will provide legal services to the workers and families who are the backbone of our community, hard-working people who might not otherwise be able to afford an attorney, to help safeguard their legal and economic wellbeing.  The ideal candidates will be intelligent, energetic, and compassionate, will possess a passion for helping people, and will be able to thrive in a positive, client-focused, solution-oriented team atmosphere where Legal Aid Center’s mission of preserving access to justice and providing quality legal services is always front and center.

Requirements

Prefer a candidate with three years of experience as a paralegal, legal assistant, court clerk, or similar.  Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in both English and Spanish. Comfortable with new technology and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook.  Ability to multitask and work effectively with individuals from diverse economic, cultural, and social backgrounds under sometimes stressful circumstances.  Excellent customer service skills, interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and ability deal compassionately with individuals facing legal issues a must.  

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

Please visit www.lacsn.org for more information about our organization and select careers for current opportunities. Follow us on Twitter.com/LegalAidSNV, Facebook and YouTube.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit, public interest law firm, is seeking multiple attorneys with varying expertise to be part of a new team dedicated to providing legal assistance to hotel, casino and other workers as part of an innovative employee benefit program negotiated by the Culinary and Bartenders Unions and participating employers.  Of special interest are attorneys with prior experience in immigration law, consumer debt defense, bankruptcy, tenant’s rights, or estate planning.  Bi-lingual attorneys (English/Spanish) who are smart and eager to learn are encouraged to apply regardless of their prior areas of practice.  As part of Legal Aid Center’s new program, these attorneys will provide legal services to the workers and families who are the backbone of our community, hard-working people who might not otherwise be able to afford an attorney, to help safeguard their legal and economic wellbeing.  The ideal candidates will be intelligent, energetic, and compassionate, will possess a passion for public service and a strong commitment to justice, and will be able to thrive in a positive, client-focused, solution-oriented team atmosphere where Legal Aid Center’s mission of preserving access to justice and providing quality legal services is always front and center.

Requirements

Prefer a candidate with five years of experience in any combination of the areas listed above (immigration, consumer debt defense, bankruptcy, tenant’s rights, estate planning), but will consider candidates with similar experience who are smart, eager to learn, and have a passion for community service and a real desire to practice public interest law.  Bi-lingual (English/Spanish, English/Mandarin, English/Cantonese, English/Tagalog) a plus.  Excellent legal writing, communication, and client-relations skills a must; moot court and law review experience a plus.  Qualified candidates must possess an active/good standing bar license from any United States jurisdiction.

Salary depends upon experience with a 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 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

Spring 2020 Law Clerk/Extern 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.

Children's Attorneys Project

CAP - Education Advocacy Program

Civil Law Self-Help Center

Consumer Rights Project

Consumer Rights Project - Bankruptcy

Consumer Rights Project - Guardianship Advocacy

Family Justice Project

Family Law Self-Help Center

Intake 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 is recruiting for a full-time, permanent Legal Secretary.  Qualified candidates must have experience with Nevada and Federal courts, legal terminology and procedures.  Candidates must be proficient with court and office calendaring, filing and general office protocols.  Prefer candidate with Legal secretary experience who is bi-lingual (English-Spanish) but not required.   Candidate must have excellent organizational, communication and computer skills and have expertise with Word, WordPerfect, Excel and Outlook software programs. Salary depends upon experience.  

Additional qualities desired:

An empathetic communicator with a positive attitude

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

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 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.

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