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VAWA Staff Attorney - Lakeshore Legal Aid - Caro, MI

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Organization overview: 

Lakeshore Legal Aid (LLA) strives to serve its clients in a holistic manner to address clients’ legal issues and improve our communities.  LLA provides free legal assistance in 47 counties in Michigan through our offices located in Detroit, Pontiac, Warren, Dearborn, Southfield, Mt. Clemens, Riverview, Port Huron, and Caro.  Our work includes housing, family, consumer and public benefits law.   

Position Overview:

 LLA is seeking a dedicated lawyer who will advocate on behalf of low income adult and youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  This full-time attorney will work out of our Port Huron office and will assist victims with a holistic approach in all aspects of their case, will collaborate with local community partners and local community programs in St. Clair, Sanilac and Huron Counties.  The role of this dedicated staff attorney will include conducting outreach and legal presentations to further educate the community.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality legal representation to clients in accordance with LLA’s Advocacy Manual and Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Represent clients in litigation, administrative advocacy, and other advocacy forums.
  • Engage in appellate work, complex, and major litigation.
  • Identify, develop, and implement advocacy strategies to address systemic legal problems.
  • Provide counseling, advice, and other brief services and referrals.
  • Participate in client outreach and community organizations.
  • Ensure compliance with funding requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctor
  • Admission to Michigan Bar (or ability to be admitted through reciprocity)
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono work
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organize, plan, prioritize, meet deadlines, and work under pressure
  • Flexibility 

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and includes excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance/AD&D, short-term disability, long-term disability, retirement plan, paid time off (PTO) and personal time.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and writing sample to resumes@lakeshorelegalaid.org.

LLA values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: Oct 29, 2018