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 Staff Attorney in Baton Rouge to work at our Capital Area One Stop Project
- This position mostly involves disability benefits work for chronically homeless people working in close partnership with staff at the One Stop Center and is under the supervision of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.
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, selfmotivation, capacity to work well with others.
Full-time staff attorney positions require admission to practice law in Louisiana. An offer of employment may also be made contingent on passage of the February 2018 bar exam. 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.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Roxanne Newman, Deputy Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2018.