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The Family Justice Project at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is seeking a full-time Family Law Attorney to provide creative and zealous advocacy to our clients. Almost all of the clients served are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking, and our representation is extremely impactful in helping a survivor reclaim a life free from violence. Our office visits domestic violence shelters to assist clients living in those facilities and accepts emergency referrals from law enforcement and anti-domestic violence agencies. Our attorney represents clients at TPO hearings as well as in actions seeking divorce, custody, and support. Our attorney can also assist with any immigration-related relief available under the Violence Against Women Act and the U-visa program (with the help of our experienced immigration attorneys). Our attorneys also teach weekly family law classes and provide free brief consultations to those seeking  relief in family court so as to help those in the community who cannot afford a lawyer. The entire team is available to provide thoughtful mentoring and guidance, but each Staff Attorney leads their own cases. 

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. While some litigation experience is helpful, no prior experience is necessary as Legal Aid Center provides extensive training. 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 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, a 403B match dollar for dollar up to 5% of an employee’s salary after 12 months of employment, 12 weeks paid parental leave, a generous paid time off policy, and flex work options. Reasonable relocation benefits also available. Benefits start on date of hire. 

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 64 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 email cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to:
Human Resources Department 
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
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 

Deadline: Open until filled