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Staff Attorney for Litigation Unit

Company: Acadiana Legal Services
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Job Description:

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation, announces the following position (due to expansion):
Staff Attorney for Litigation Unit – Lake Charles, LA
Must be licensed to practice law in Louisiana.
Description:
Our Litigation Unit is looking for a licensed, full-time Staff Attorney to represent low-income, and elderly people, in cases involving bankruptcy, collection/consumer issues, evictions, foreclosure defense, successions, wills and other civil matters.
Requirements:


  • Any attorney must be a self-starter and have a demonstrated commitment and understanding of the legal problems, and needs, of low-income clients.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and must be capable of meeting deadlines and performing multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
  • The successful candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain positive relations with a diverse population.
  • Experience in the general practice of civil law is preferred but not required.

    Benefits & Salary:

    • As a Staff Attorney, you may also be eligible for participating in the Louisiana Bar Foundation's Loan Repayment Assistance Program.
    • This program offers financial assistance of up to $5,000 annually to attorneys carrying law school debt. Additionally, The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program through the U.S. Dept. of Education, currently forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.
    • These positions offer a competitive salary (starting at $53,148 and higher), depending on experience, and great fringe benefits.
    • For the attorney positions, federal law prohibits an outside practice of law.
    • The staff attorney must be a LSBA licensed attorney AA/EEO Employer. Salary DOE with great benefits provided by employer.

      Our Mission: Acadiana Legal Service Corporation makes hope, dignity, and justice available primarily to low-income, disadvantaged, and other eligible residents through high quality and aggressive civil legal assistance and education.
      Our Vision: We envision a state where low-income, disadvantaged, and other eligible residents have access to services and resources to meet their basic needs and where they can vindicate their legal rights and be treated fairly throughout the civil justice system. We will expand our visibility and influence in the community by identifying partnerships and developing alliances to deliver services which will enhance the lives and effectively address the needs of low-income and disadvantaged people. The community will recognize us for our excellence, courage, and compassion.
      Click to apply, and submit resume, to be considered for this position.
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