Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to provide creative and zealous advocacy to clients seeking immigration redress. The attorney will be assigned to one of two Legal Aid Center programs that provide immigration assistance, the Legal Service Fund or the Immigration Advocacy Program. The Legal Service Fund provides critical legal services to hotel and casino workers, the people who are the backbone of this community, to safeguard the legal and economic wellbeing of eligible employees and their families. The program’s legal assistance is heavily focused on immigration issues but also include varied areas such as housing, simple estate planning, debt collection defense, criminal record sealing, and others. The Immigration Advocacy Program’s clients are primarily victims of crime such as domestic violence and sexual assault or children who are abused or abandoned and are eligible for victim-related immigration relief. The program’s legal assistance involves both affirmative requests for relief and defensive cases to prevent deportation. In both programs, the entire team is supportive and available to provide thoughtful mentoring and guidance, but each staff attorney leads their own cases.
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. While some litigation experience is helpful, no prior experience is necessary as Legal Aid Center provides extensive training. 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 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, loan repayment assistance which usually pays the entire student loan payment, 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. Reasonable relocation benefits also available.
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Please email cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to:
Human Resources Department
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer