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PYATT SILVESTRI
Las Vegas, NV, United States
27 days ago
Nevada Legal Services
Reno, Nevada, United States
13 days ago

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Elder Law Project Attorney

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.

Nevada Legal Services has a staff attorney opening in our Elko or Reno office.  This position is primarily to assist elderly and disabled individuals in our rural communities but the attorney may choose to work in either the Reno or Elko offices.  The staff attorney will provide full-scope legal representation in a variety of cases including guardianship matters before rural district courts and counseling and assisting seniors and disabled individuals on a variety of legal matters including estate planning, suspected elder abuse, denial or termination of public benefits, housing and consumer matters.  The staff attorney will also be required to conduct community outreach and trainings, staff and conduct legal clinics across northern Nevada, and collaborate with local agency partners in a variety of areas of concern to our client communities.

This position will require travel to outlying counties to meet with clients, conduct outreach and education and appear in courts across the state.  Overnight stays may be required. 



Requirements

Requirements:

  • Applicants should be licensed to practice in Nevada or in another state and eligible for admission pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 72.1. Recent graduates will be considered but continued employment will be contingent on passing the bar examination.
  • D. from ABA accredited law school.
  • Applicants must have an interest and passion for helping low-income Nevadans, seniors and disabled individuals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience addressing a variety of audiences.
  • Capability to work with low-income clients from diverse backgrounds, including clients with physical and mental disabilities and clients with limited English proficiency.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Paid sick and vacation time
  • Paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Full-time (34 hours per week)

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58745433
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada, United States
  • Position Title: Elder Law Project Attorney - Reno
  • Company Name: Nevada Legal Services
  • Job Function: Attorney
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
Legal
Las Vegas , NV , US

Nevada Legal Services, Inc. (NLS) is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to low income Nevadans. NLS is a state wide organization assisting every county in Nevada. We are funded through various sources but are primarily funded through a grant from the federal government by way of the Legal Services Corporation. Because we are primarily grant funded, we do have income guidelines we must follow. Generally, we can only represent Nevadans with income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. We also h...

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