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Paralegal – Veterans Justice Center

Position:

Paralegal –
 Paralegal – Veterans Justice Center

Location:

Ron Olson Justice Center*

Salary:

$40,000-$41,800/ DOE with excellent benefits

Availability:

Immediately

Application Deadline:

Continuous until position is filled.

About the Position:

Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA is the place for you!

The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved—leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. With more than 90 years of service, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 170 employees, including more than 80 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics put LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic change—actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org

The Veterans Justice Center advocates on behalf of Veterans to obtain life-sustaining income, health, and housing benefits; dismiss tickets and expunge convictions so Veterans can have a fresh start; upgrade unjust less-than-honorable military discharges; and prevent Veteran homelessness.

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.

*Assigned location is subject to change during course of employment.

Qualifications:

  • Position open to paralegals, paralegal students, and undergraduates;
  • Ability to communicate courteously and professionally with LAFLA’s client population and LAFLA staff;
  • Ability to handle the stress of calls from clients in crisis;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with diverse populations with tact and sensitivity; and
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the military, veterans benefits, eviction defense, and record expungement issues are a plus.

Examples of Duties:

  • Determine and document applicant eligibility for LAFLA services;
  • Conduct client interviews over the phone or in-person as assigned;
  • Provide counsel and advice under attorney supervision;
  • Develop evidence through factual investigation and analysis;
  • Conduct and prepare legal research, writings, and memoranda as assigned; and
  • Participate in trainings, including, but not limited to, development and coordination of educational materials.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Paralegal-Veterans Justice Center” in the subject line.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD – A nine-month probationary period will be required.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.

Benefits & Compensation

LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Eligible employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend.