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Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM), a nonprofit law firm that provides civil legal assistance to low income residents, is seeking a full time Legal Assistant for its Washtenaw County (Ypsilanti) office.  LSSCM is a division of the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), which has offices in Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, Battle Creek, Jackson, Lansing, Monroe, Kalamazoo and Detroit.  Learn more about LSSCM at http://www.lsscm.org  and MAP at http://www.miadvocacy.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Extensive interaction with clients, including reception, intake interviewing, follow-up contacts, and resource advocacy
  • Client database management
  • Administrative and litigation support for attorneys
  • Liaison with community groups
  • General clerical work

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong, effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google applications
  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills
  • Bachelor’s degree, paralegal degree, or equivalent experience
  • Patience, empathy, sensitivity, and commitment to serving low-income and vulnerable people

Helpful Qualifications:

  • Foreign language competency (particularly Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese)
  • Social work training or experience 

LSSCM offers a competitive benefits package with excellent paid leave time.  Annual salary is $30,000 or higher DOE.  This is a union position.  MAP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  Position is open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received by June 29, 2018.  Please email resume and cover letter to:

Tish Lee

Managing Attorney

Email:  tishl@lsscm.org

Date Posted: Jun 07, 2018