SLLS anticipates hiring several Staff Attorneys for the New Orleans Right to Counsel Program.

New Orleans Right to Counsel Program

Right to Counsel Program for Orleans Parish tenants struggling with housing insecurity to help stabilize their housing. The case work of the project will include representation in landlord-tenant matters including evictions, subsidy terminations, landlord-tenant disputes that might lead to evictions, illegal lockouts, and other housing issues that might lead to displacement. Strategies to accomplish the goal of the project includes education/outreach, direct case work, operation of Eviction Help Desks, social services assistance/connection to resources, and strategic impact advocacy. Expected partnership with the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center and the Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative on this collaboration project. Finalization of budget and funding availability per organization, we expect to hire for these positions:

RIGHT TO COUNSEL STAFF ATTORNEYS

Staff attorneys will handle a caseload of Orleans Parish landlord-tenant cases, will  provide advice, brief service, and extended representation, will assist with staffing the Eviction Help Desks in First and/or Second City Court, will assist with grant reporting as needed, support advocacy goals, and other duties as needed.

Positions will be in the New Orleans and Gretna office.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Staff Attorneys supervise the support staff on work the attorney assigns to them, and as delegated by the Managing Attorney.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

J.D. or LL.B. degree from an accredited law school

Licensed to practice law in Louisiana

This position will be full-time with a salary range of $50,000-$69,800, depending on experience. Additional compensation for bilingualism.

To apply, send a resume to Shannan Latino, Human Resources Manager, at slatino@slls.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled in lieu of a deadline.

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