Staff Attorney – HIV/AIDS Rights
For 40 years Nevada Legal Services (NLS) has strengthened 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.
Nevada Legal Services is currently seeking a Staff Attorney to work in our Reno office. The Staff Attorney will be responsible for delivering direct legal assistance and providing legal education to low-income Nevadans living with HIV/AIDS. This position will handle a wide variety of civil legal matters, including but not limited to landlord-tenant issues, estate planning, individual rights issues, social security and other public benefits, and limited family law. Nevada Legal Services is looking for an innovative self-starter who is excited to get into the community and can engage many different stakeholders to develop and maintain a Medical-Legal Partnership and other professional relationships. Some travel and overnight stays will be required.
• Licensed to practice in Nevada or in another state and eligible for admission pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 49.1(1)(c).
• J.D. from ABA accredited law school.
• Applicant must have a strong interest in LGBTQ+ rights, and/or disability law is also highly desirable. Individuals personally impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic are strongly encouraged to apply.
• Excellent communication skills and experience addressing a variety of audiences. • One to two years of experience in public interest law preferred.
• Capability to work with low-income clients from diverse backgrounds and clients with limited English proficiency.
Compensation and Benefits:
DOE the Staff Attorneys’ starting salary is $50,000 – $68,000. Nevada Legal Services offers an excellent paid health insurance and paid leave package. This is a full-time position requiring 34 hours per week.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until 2/28/21. Provide cover letter explaining interest, resume and references. Email Roberta O’Hara, Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Staff Attorney – HIV/AIDs” in the subject line.
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.