Paralegal, 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 Coordinated Intake Team (CIT) Paralegal. The ideal candidate will work under the direction of NLSLA attorneys and will be trained in and expected to  maintain expertise on a range of issues affecting low- income individuals including family law, immigration, public benefits, housing, health care access, and employment. Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting, perform client interviews with patience and sensitivity, and manage an active case load required. Salary starts at $40,000.00 - commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 14 employer-paid holidays.



  • Assist with NLSLA's Hotline intake
  • Maintain consistent client contact
  • Maintain client files and documents
  • Conduct community education and outreach
  • Coordinate with partner organizations/agencies to provide holistic services to clients
  • Perform general clerical duties


  • Experience working with low-income individuals and families
  • Bilingual oral, reading and writing skills in English and Spanish, Armenian, or Chinese required
  • Qualified candidates must have one of the following: (1) paralegal certificate, (2) B.A. or B.S. degree with 1 year experience working in a law office or other legal setting under the supervision of a licensed attorney with a letter certifying the experience, or (3) high school degree with 3 years’ experience working in a law office or other legal setting under the supervision of a licensed attorney with a letter certifying the experience
  • COVID-19 vaccination is required, which is a condition of employment. Reasonable
    accommodations will be considered

How to Apply:

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