Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is a non-profit law firm serving the 22 parishes east of the Atchafalaya basin. We have offices in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma and New Orleans. We provide free civil legal aid to low-income households.

SLLS anticipates hiring for the following positions:

1 Full-time Staff Attorney Positions in Covington:

  • 1 Attorney working on Protective Orders and other Family Law matters.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in written and oral communication, client counseling, advocacy, and social service referrals.
  • Dependability, ability to respond to emergencies, good work habits, self-motivation, capacity to work well with others.

Full-time staff attorney positions require admission to practice law in Louisiana and membership in good standing with the Louisiana State Bar Association. SLLS does not permit the outside practice of law. Starting salary for a full time staff attorney is $39,000-$48,000 depending on experience. Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism is a plus that receives extra compensation.

1 Full-time Support Staff member/Paralegal for our Covington Office:

  • This position requires travel to the Franklinton Courthouse 3 days per week to assist in family law matters. Starting salary is $22,200-$27,000 depending on experience. Support staff may also receive additional compensation if they are commissioned as a notary public or if they have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree from an accredited college. Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism is a plus that receives extra compensation.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Roxanne Newman, Deputy Director at rnewman@slls.org by January 31, 2016.


 

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