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Reno, Nevada, United States
8 days ago

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Consumer Law Project Staff Attorney – Reno

 Nevada Legal Services (NLS) strengthens communities across Nevada by ensuring fairness and providing equal access to justice.  We are a non-profit legal aid organization providing free legal services to low income people in every county in Nevada and have a staff attorney opening in our Rural Consumer Law Project.  The position is located in our Reno office.  Our Rural Consumer Law Project is funded through the Nevada Attorney General’s Office to assist seniors, veterans and Nevadans in our rural populations across northern Nevada with housing and consumer matters including representing tenants in eviction cases, assistance with debt collection, bankruptcy and foreclosure, as well as counseling veterans and seniors on issues of elder abuse, housing and consumer matters.  This position will require frequent travel to outlying counties to meet with clients, conduct outreach and education and appear in courts across the state.  Overnight stays may be required.

We provide paid sick and vacation time, medical, dental, vision and life insurance.  Full-time (34 hours per week).  Salary depends on experience.

Visit our website at www.nlslaw.net and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.



Requirements

Requirements:

 Applicants should be licensed to practice in Nevada or in another state and eligible for admission pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 49.1.  Recent graduates will be considered but continued employment will be contingent on passing the bar examination.

  • D. from ABA accredited law school.
  • Applicants must have an interest and passion for helping low-income Nevadans, seniors and veterans.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience addressing a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work independently, handle changes or unexpected events, and establish cordial working relationships with court and administrative personnel, coworkers, service providers, and clients.
  • Excellent oral and written advocacy, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Capability to work with low-income clients from diverse backgrounds, including clients with physical and mental disabilities and clients with limited English proficiency.
  • Follow all requirements of the personnel and case management manuals regarding timely completion of timesheets, mileage reimbursements, and other administratively required documents as well as                 maintaining cases in accordance with our case handling standards.
  • Travel across northern Nevada to appear in court, meet with clients or conduct community outreach and education. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57841413
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada, United States
  • Position Title: AG Staff Attorney
  • Company Name: Nevada Legal Services
  • Job Function: Attorney
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
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Las Vegas , NV , US

Nevada Legal Services, Inc. (NLS) is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to low income Nevadans. NLS is a state wide organization assisting every county in Nevada. We are funded through various sources but are primarily funded through a grant from the federal government by way of the Legal Services Corporation. Because we are primarily grant funded, we do have income guidelines we must follow. Generally, we can only represent Nevadans with income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. We also h...

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