The Consumer Rights Project at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to provide creative and zealous advocacy and direct representation to low income clients in cases involving fraud and deceptive trade practices, payday/title loans, vehicle purchase and repair, real estate issues and debt collection defense. The attorney will seek to minimize the financial harm to clients in precarious situations as well as seek redress from defendants who continuously prey on the poor in violation of the law to maximize their own profits. The attorney will also assist in community outreach to educate the community about their rights and assist other attorneys in the unit.
The Consumer Rights attorney can engage in cutting edge litigation, including class action litigation. The program attorney also has the opportunity to advocate for statutory reforms to promote economic justice for low-income consumers, guard against unfair and predatory legislation, and address critical and systemic issues impacting low income and vulnerable populations. The attorney can also develop working relationships with policymakers and stakeholders at the state and federal level on consumer protection issues.
Preferred Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate is committed to public interest law and community service and has the desire to work with and zealously advocate for our clients. Some litigation experience is helpful. The ability to speak Spanish is always beneficial. The candidate must be a licensed attorney in good standing from any United States jurisdiction (Nevada offers special licensing for attorneys relocating to Nevada to provide legal services through Legal Aid Center).
Salary and Benefits
Salary is dependent upon experience with annual increases available. Our excellent benefits start on date of hire and include:
- 100% employer paid health insurance for an employee, spouse/domestic partner, and dependents up to 26 years old,
- Loan repayment assistance which usually pays the entire student loan payment,
- 403B match dollar-for-dollar up to 5% of an employee’s salary after 12 months of employment,
- 12 weeks paid parental leave after 12 months of employment,
- Generous paid time off policy,
- Flex work options, and
- Reasonable relocation benefits.
About Legal Aid Center
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is a dynamic, progressive, non-profit law firm providing high-quality representation to the most underserved members of the Southern Nevada community. During its 65 years of service, Legal Aid Center has protected and advanced the rights of survivors of domestic violence, tenants facing eviction and homelessness, adults with disabilities and the elderly facing abuse and exploitation, consumers victimized by fraudulent and deceptive business practices, children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and many others, giving them a voice in court and a chance to regain control over their lives. Legal Aid Center is the most diverse law firm in Nevada staffed with compassionate and devoted employees who together create a collaborative and supportive work environment devoted to protecting the rights of its clients.
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.
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Please send cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to:
Human Resources Department
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
725 E. Charleston BlvdLas Vegas, Nevada 89104
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer
Deadline: Open until filled