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Staff Attorney - Legal Aid of Western Michigan - Grand Rapids office

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Program:

Legal Aid of Western Michigan (LAWM) has a position open for a Staff Attorney in itsGrand Rapids office. LAWM is a federally-funded, nonprofit law firm providing free legal representation to low-income individuals and families in a wide variety of poverty law areas including domestic violence, housing, public benefits, and consumer issues. LAWM is a regional firm that covers 17 counties, and the Grand Rapids office serves Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, and Montcalmcounties. For more information about LAWM, please visit our website at www.lawestmi.org.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • A license to practice law in Michiganor be eligible to be admitted by waiver or have the ability to become licensed within 5 months;
  • Demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of low-income individuals and households;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred.

Duties:

The Staff Attorney is expected to:

  • Manage a civil litigation caseload, including, but not limited to, family law, housing law, consumer law & public benefits cases;
  • Successfully manage multiple tasks; and
  • Build collaborative relationships within the community.

Salary/Benefits:

From $48,687 DOE. LAWMoffers an excellent fringe benefit package including a retirement plan and a flex benefit account.

LAWM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Executive Assistant, Julia Smith, at jcsmith@lawestmi.org

Date Posted: Jan 03, 2020