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WASHOE LEGAL SERVICES – Afghan Asylee Attorney/Advocate – Temporary. Washoe Legal Services (WLS) seeks a temporary, full-time Attorney/Legal Advocate to assist in its dynamic Immigration Unit. This position is a temporary position (expected to last until November 30, 2022), which will primarily focus on helping and representing recent Afghan arrivals in applying for affirmative asylum. This position will work in conjunction with WLS’s partner, the Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC), who is the designated refugee resettlement agency in the Reno/Northern Nevada community. As part of WLS’s partnership with NNIC, the Attorney/Legal Advocate may also be responsible for other immigration legal cases as referred to WLS from NNIC.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Afghan Asylee Attorney/Advocate will be responsible for:

  • Assisting individuals in completing and filing applications for affirmative asylum and ancillary benefits, such as employment authorization and refugee-family petitions in front of USCIS
  • Representing individuals in affirmative asylum interviews at the USCIS Asylum Office in San Francisco, CA
  • Serving as a liaison between WLS and NNIC, as well as other community partners to help clients obtain and organize essential documents/records necessary for filing immigration applications/petitions
  • Occasionally assisting in completing and filing applications for other NNIC immigration law referrals (including, but not limited to, Refugee/Cuban/Haitian Adjustment, SIJS, T-Visas, and U-Visas)
  • Collecting, updating, and reviewing client and grant-reporting data on a monthly basis
  • Making referrals both internally to other units within WLS and other community partners
  • Occasional outreach, community education, and other regional events
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned/necessary

Qualifications

  • Admitted and in good standing with any bar of the 50 states, DC or Puerto Rico, (preferred), or recent law school graduate
  • Prior experience in immigration law, with particular emphasis in affirmative asylum
  • Have strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be comfortable working with individuals of different backgrounds, including those from different cultures, socio-economic statuses, seniors, and vulnerable populations
  • Have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Have strong computer/database skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Be able to take initiative and work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Commitment to Social Justice, particularly in the realms of legal aid and immigrants’ rights

While not required, additional language skills, as well as prior experience working with low-income individuals, victims of trauma, crime, or domestic violence, and/or case management software are also desirable.

Salary/Benefits
Position is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, expected to be paid at an annual salary of $60,000 – $65,000 (12 mos.), depending upon experience. WLS offers a competitive benefits package, including 100% employee-sponsored health insurance for employee, generous Paid Time Off, 13 paid holidays per year and 401(k) with employer match. Upon successful completion of this position, continued employment, while not guaranteed, may be considered as part of the Immigration Unit, or another WLS team, as resources/staffing allow.

Application Deadline and Starting Date
Position is available immediately, and is expected to begin March 1, 2022, or earlier. Priority Deadline for application is January 24, 2022, at 9 AM, PST. Applications and interviews will be reviewed/conducted on a rolling basis.

Location
Work is expected to be performed on-site at the primary office of WLS’ partner, the Northern Nevada International Center, located at 855 W 7th Street in Reno, NV’s West University neighborhood. Given the unique and temporary nature of this position, necessary back and forth travel between Reno, NV and San Francisco, CA, as well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, remote work from the CA Bay Area may be considered under limited, special circumstances.

About Washoe Legal Services
Washoe Legal Services (WLS) is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Washoe County, Nevada which was established in 1965 and has been in continuous operation since. WLS provides Northern Nevada’s vulnerable populations access to justice, regardless of their ability to pay, to protect their rights, safety and family stability.

WLS plays a critical role in increasing the safety and stability of domestic violence victims and their children; protecting the rights of abused and neglected children, the indigent, and the elderly; and increasing the safety and stability of immigrants who are elderly or victims of crime and domestic or sexual violence. WLS’s purpose is to achieve justice for those whose voices might otherwise not be heard, to empower individuals to advocate for themselves, and to make positive changes in the communities we serve.

Washoe Legal Services assisted over 8,580 clients in 2020 and represented 1,636 children in the custody of the Washoe County Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Children and Family Services (rural counties), represented 1,355 protected persons in adult guardianship cases and 285 protected persons in minor guardianship cases, assisted 1,725 clients with housing and/or foreclosure related issues, assisted 175 victims of domestic violence, and provided self-help services to nearly 1,400 individuals.

The Immigration Unit is recognized under the Department of Justice’s Recognition and Accreditation Program with a staff of three: one full time Fully Accredited Representative, one part time Partially Accredited Representative, and a Legal Assistant. The Unit represents individuals in a variety of immigration law matters including: family-based immigration matters, immigration benefits for victims of crime, citizenship, renewing, and maintaining lawful immigration status for documented individuals, other humanitarian benefits, such as DACA & TPS, as well as asylum and refugee matters and removal proceedings in the Immigration Court.

How to Apply
To apply, please email a cover letter, and resume to lmonge@washoelegalservices.org with the Subject Line: Afghan Asylee Attorney/Advocate. References will be required upon advancement in the potential hiring process.

Diversity Statement
Washoe Legal Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the empowerment of vulnerable individuals and communities, through the expansion of access to legal justice in Northern Nevada. We do not discriminate in regards to gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other protected class as provided for by law or statute. Individuals of diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

ROBERTSON, JOHNSON, MILLER & WILLIAMSON – is seeking an associate attorney with 1 to 2 years’ experience for the firm’s Reno office.  The ideal candidate must have a strong desire to be a litigator in our litigation practice group; have excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Presentations and Outlook); superior interpersonal communication skills and a willingness to be a member of a hard-working team that values the balance of work and life.  Experience as a judicial clerk is preferred, but not required.  Salary DOE with benefits.  All applicant resumes will remain confidential. Please submit your cover letter, resume and writing sample to eileen@nvlawyers.com.

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY I
Salary: $86,957.50 – $113,924.50 Annually
Location: City of Reno, NV
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: City Attorney
Closing: 1/28/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
Description: The Reno City Attorney’s Office is seeking an attorney licensed to practice in Nevada, to fill the position of Deputy City Attorney I in our Criminal Division. Prepare trial dockets; screen misdemeanor cases to ensure all evidence is obtained and witnesses notified/subpoenaed; interview victims and witnesses; consult with victim advocates; review and analyze the case and conduct legal research as needed; delegate additional research functions and collect additional evidence.  Conduct traffic arraignments and in-custody arraignments. Review cases submitted by the Reno Police Department misdemeanor unit for possible issuance of warrant or summons. Candidate must be capable of working in a busy legal office. Examples of Essential Functions: For more details on this job opportunity go to Job Descriptions for the Deputy City Attorney 1 position on the City of Reno website.
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience Guidelines – Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris Doctorate degree. Experience: One year of experience in city or government law is desirable. License or Certificate: Possession of a license to practice law in the State of Nevada.

WELL ESTABLISHED AV RATED LAW FIRM IN NORTHERN NEVADA is hiring an Associate Attorney to practice in the field of Criminal Defense.  The candidate should have at least four years of criminal defense or prosecution experience in both misdemeanors and felonies in Northern Nevada.  Jury trial experience is important in the hiring decision.  The ideal candidate must have significant community ties to the Reno/Sparks area and be actively engaged.  Salary depends on experience and abilities.  Benefits include:  medical, dental and vision insurance; Safe Harbor contribution of 3% of gross salary into 401K; CLE expense; State Bar and other membership fees; gym membership; eleven legal holidays off plus PTO at your discretion.  All applicants and resumes will be kept confidential.  Cover letter and resume should be directed to tfritsen@renonvlaw.com

FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY position available in fast-growing, medium-sized, established Reno law firm.  Excellent working conditions and benefits offered.  Successful applicant will have opportunity for immediate experience in the area of family law.  Good academic, writing, and computer skills, with working knowledge of Microsoft Word required.  Salary depends on experience and abilities.  Benefits include:  medical, dental and vision insurance; Safe Harbor contribution of 3% of gross salary into 401K; CLE expense; State Bar and other membership fees; gym membership; eleven legal holidays off plus PTO at your discretion.  All applicants and resumes will be kept confidential.  Cover letter and resume should be directed to tfritsen@renonvlaw.com

NORTHERN NEVADA CASINO looking for in-house general counsel and/or paralegal support.  Real Estate Law experience recommended.  Please contact Diana at (775) 671-4301 for information.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY  – COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (2-5 yrs.) Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani, has an immediate opening for a litigation Attorney in its Reno, NV office.  For more information, please visit: www.GRSM.com/Careers

CITY OF SPARKS  seeks applicants for appointment as Municipal Judge. Applicants must be City of Sparks residents and Nevada Bar members. The complete job posting is available at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sparks

THE NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION is accepting applications from attorneys to serve as a part-time Hearing Officer to conduct hearings to resolve educational disputes between parents of a child with disabilities and districts. Demonstrated experience as a Hearing Officer/Administrative Law Judge in the administrative adjudication of contested matters is preferred. The position is on an “as needed” basis and the pay rate is up to $145.00 per hour. The deadline for submitting an application is January 25, 2022. Please email: ctorres@doe.nv.gov for additional information.

THE NEVADA COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL DISCIPLINE has announced the immediate search for an Associate General Counsel. The job announcement can be found at:https://tinyurl.com/48jd29m2

BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP OPPORTUNITY, DISTRICT OF NEVADA – RENO – Full details here

THE BOARD OF PAROLE HEARINGS is seeking motivated attorneys to represent inmates as appointed counsel for parole suitability hearings in Lassen County. The pay for these positions may be up to $900 per case. If interested in this opportunity, please visit: www.cdcr.ca.gov/bph/attorney-overview/ to get more information about the program and how to apply.

LAXALT & NOMURA, LTD. is an AV-rated civil litigation firm based in Reno.  The firm is seeking an associate with 0-7 years of experience.  Applicants must have passed the Nevada bar exam and have strong writing and communication skills.  Salary and benefits depending on experience.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to ppayne@laxalt-nomura.com

THE WASHOE COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE is accepting applications for a Deputy Public Defender in the Criminal and Family division of the office.  Attorneys in the Criminal Division represent clients at all stages of criminal proceedings with an emphasis on holistic defense.  The family court position will be representing parents whose children have been removed from the custody and/or control of those parents. Salary range, depending on experience, is $73,840 – $143,374 and comes with excellent benefits including health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and employer-paid public employee retirement. For a full review of benefits visit https://www.washoecounty.us/humanresources/Benefits/index.php. To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to Carinne Glines at cglines@washoecounty.gov .

THE WASHOE COUNTY ALTERNATE PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE  is accepting applications for a Deputy Alternate Public Defender in the Criminal and Family divisions of the office. The Alternate Public Defender’s office represents parents whose children have been removed from the custody and/or control of those parents, criminal defendants, specialty court participants and juveniles. The APD is a small  office of 11 attorneys and 7 support staff. This is a fulltime government position and salary range, depending on experience, is $73,840 – $143,374 and comes with excellent benefits including health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and employer-paid public employee retirement. For a full review of benefits visit https://www.washoecounty.us/humanresources/Benefits/index.php. If interested, please provide a letter of interest and resume to mpicker@washoecounty.gov. For more information, those interested can contact Marc Picker 775-328-3965.

LYON COUNTY is currently accepting applications for the full-time, exempt position of Deputy District Attorney. Responsibilities include representing the State of Nevada in criminal prosecutions, including, reviewing police reports, charging cases, appearing in court, preparing legal documents, trials, appeals, and working with law enforcement. County-wide travel required. Main office located in Yerington, NV. For complete job description and to apply, visit, www.lyon-county.org.jobs.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY—RENO.   Thorndal Armstrong, with offices in Reno and Las Vegas, currently has an associate position available in its Reno office to a qualified candidate with interest in a diverse civil defense practice.  Successful candidates will be Nevada bar passed and have strong research and writing skills and academic background.  Please send resume, writing sample and cover letter to kfp@thorndal.com.  All inquires will remain confidential.

WASHOE LEGAL SERVICES, a non-profit, public interest law firm has the following openings:

  • Self-Help Staff Attorney for the Self-Help Department.  This is a new position that will supervise the current Self-Help program (2 staff) and build out our delivery models.  Full details available here
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SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT:  Employment Opportunities

SUPPORT STAFF:

LEGAL ASSISTANT  A national law firm has an immediate opening for a Legal Assistant in it’s Reno, NV office.  Responsibilities/Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in preparing and filing pleadings and motions electronically
  • Candidate must be familiar with Nevada State and Federal courts filings
  • Excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills are required
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills; and pay close attention to detail
  • Maintain Client files and coordinating Witnesses & Clients activities
  • Proficient computer skills (Win10, Microsoft Office, and Filesite)
  • Experience with Chrome River, iManage and InTapp, is a Plus, and
  • Candidates should be comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced, team-structured setting.

We offer a friendly business casual environment, with a competitive salary and full benefits package.  For consideration, please e-mail cover letter, resume and writing sample to this job posting, with “Legal Assistant” in the subject line.

Services

LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING SERVICES.  Nevada licensed attorney with more than 25 years of diverse experience helping sole practitioners and small firms make their case loads more comfortable.  OutsourceJD@gmail.com

MEDIATOR SERVICES Experienced attorney/mediator to help you resolve your civil, divorce and custody cases by Zoom or in person. Contact Gabrielle at carrlawresolve.com, 775-636-3534 or carrlawresolve@gmail.com

Office Space

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE – Available April 1st. Near California Ave, freshly painted, move-in ready, off-street parking, large outdoor signage. Perfect for 2-4 lawyers with: secretarial, reception, and conference areas; executive and public restrooms; 3 entrances; A/C. Contact e-mailprofessionaloffice527@gmail.com

CONFERENCE ROOMS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICE RENTALS  by the Month/Day/Hour.  Includes receptionist services.  Pinnacle Executive Suites in North Carson City.  Contact Marcey at (775)884-6123 or mgr@pinnacleexecutivesuites.com for more information.

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE available for lease, 679 Sierra Rose Dr., Ste. A., Reno, one to three separate offices and common areas that include:  reception area, kitchen/break room, two conference rooms.  Potential for trust and estate planning and litigation overflow work.  Contact gmuirltd@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SUITE AVAILABLE – 224 sf; shared reception area, conference room and common areas; corner of Flint and Ridge Streets.  Contact Jeff at 775-846-8090.

PROFESSIONAL OFFICES AVAILABLE: Midtown, across from the Federal Courthouse, conference room, parking, kitchen and other amenities included.  Call 775.742.9509

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