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Supervising Attorney - Lakeshore Legal Aid - Dearborn

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Organization overview

LLA strives to serve its clients in a holistic manner to address clients’ needs and improve our communities. LLA provides free legal assistance in 17 counties in Michigan through our offices located in Detroit, Pontiac, Southfield, Warren, Mt. Clemens, Riverview, Port Huron, and Caro. Our work includes housing, family, and consumer, elder, and public benefits law.

Position Overview

LLA is seeking a dedicated lawyer to lead staff attorneys in representing low-income and senior clients. Supervising attorney will be responsible for leading a field office to ensure that LLA attorneys represent clients in a holistic manner to achieve clients’ goals. Supervising attorney will work closely with the litigation director to identify systemic legal problems and develop impact litigation. In addition to overseeing attorneys and staff, supervising attorneys will represent clients and maintain a caseload. Supervising attorneys also will ensure that staff comply with funding requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise staff attorneys and support staff
  • Monitor substantive legal work
  • Ensure staff development through mentoring and training
  • Ensure staff compliance with funding requirements
  • Prepare and draft required funder reports
  • Represent clients by maintaining a caseload and co-counselling with staff attorneys
  • Identify, develop, and implement advocacy strategies to address systemic legal problems
  • Develop and maintain a productive work environment.
  • Develop a leadership role in legal services organizations, bar associations, and community groups
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor
  • Admission to Michigan Bar (or ability to be admitted through reciprocity)
  • 4 years or more experience of practice
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono work
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate
  • Flexibility

Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and includes excellent benefits

To apply, please send resume to resumes@lakeshorelegalaid.org

LLA values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer

Date Posted: Aug 21, 2017