Staff Attorney – Reno/Carson City/Elko

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.  Our primary source of funding is through a grant from the federal Legal Services Corporation.

NLS has received a grant to assist seniors and veterans in our rural communities with consumer and housing matters. We are currently seeking staff attorneys who may choose to work from either our Reno, Carson City or Elko office. This position requires travel to outlying counties to meet with clients, conduct outreach and education and appear in courts across the state.

Requirements:

  • Applicants should be licensed to practice in Nevada or in another state and eligible for admission pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 72.1.
  • Applicants must have an interest and passion for helping low-income Nevadans, seniors and veterans.
  •  J.D. from ABA accredited law school.
  • Students graduating from law school may apply, but continued employment contingent with passing the bar.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Paid sick and vacation time
  • 100% paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance for employee
  • Salary DOE 46k – 64k
  • Full-time (34 hours per week)

Application Instructions:

Application deadline 3/1/19.  Provide cover letter explaining interest, which office(s) you are applying for, resume, references, and writing sample.  Online applications preferred or email Roberta O’Hara, Human Resources, at rohara@nlslaw.net.

Nevada Legal Services (NLS) is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NLS actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NLS is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application, interview process or for more information about the program may send a request to the email address provided.