The Guardianship Advocacy Program at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is seeking a full-time attorney to represent children in minor guardianship actions. The attorney will champion the rights of minors in guardianship court and ensure that their voice is heard and their rights are preserved and enforced in the action. As part of Legal Aid Center’s minor guardianship work, this attorney will be on the forefront of a new area of practice and will help shape and enforce meaningful protections for minors facing guardianship. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, intelligent, compassionate team play who possesses a passion for public service and a strong commitment to ensuring justice for vulnerable minors in our community.
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. Experience in litigation, as well as family, guardianship, and dependency law is preferred, but not required. 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, 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. 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.
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