Supervising Attorney, NLSLA

Founded in 1965 as part of our nation’s War on Poverty, Neighborhood Legal Services of
Los Angeles County (NLSLA) is now one of the largest and most prominent public interest law firms in California. NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 115,000 low-income residents of Los Angeles County each year. The NLSLA staff of 180, including 80 attorneys, specialize in areas of the law that disproportionately impact low-income people, including affordable housing and eviction defense, access to public benefits, support for domestic violence victims, access to healthcare, worker and consumer rights, services for justice-involved adults and youth, education rights, clean slate initiatives, and employment and training .Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation, and public policy advocacy, NLSLA’s advocacy combats the immediate and long-parting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice. NLSLA serves all of Los Angeles County with a special emphasis on the poverty communities of the San Fernando, San Gabriel, Pomona and Antelope Valleys, as well as the central county cities of Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena. In addition, NLSLA advocates are co-located in courthouses in Van Nuys, Lancaster, Chatsworth, Pomona, Pasadena, and Downtown LA; Hospitals and health centers in Sylmar, Van Nuys, North Hollywood and El Monte; and with social services providers in the Antelope Valley.



NLSLA is seeking a Supervising Attorney to lead its Family Law and Immigration Team, comprised of lawyers, paralegals and a legal secretary. The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to working with survivors of domestic violence or other similar client populations with a sensitivity to those in crisis. The Supervising Attorney will lead, mentor and support the team in its advocacy, including direct
services, systemic advocacy, and community education. Salary starting at $95,000+ - commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 14 employer-paid holidays.



  • Oversee all aspects of the Family Law and Immigration Team
  • Oversee professional development of team members
  • Manage grants and projects
  • Coordinate program-wide advocacy efforts
  • Partner with various stakeholders
  • Frequent travel throughout Los Angeles County


  •  Attorney licensed to practice law in California with a minimum of five years’ experience in either immigration law or family law
  •  Experience handling administrative hearings, court hearings and trials
  • Experience or demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor a team of attorneys and paralegals
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior experience serving low-income individuals
  • Experience working with individuals in crisis and/or survivors of domestic violence.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain community partnerships
  • Research and analytical skills; effective communicator
  • Organizational skills and ability to oversee multiple projects

How to Apply:

Forward cover letter, resume, and writing sample to (no phone calls).