Housing Attorney

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Job location
4232 Forest Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Services of Eastern MO
Street address: 
4232 Forest Park Ave.
City: 
St. Louis
State: 
Missouri
ZIP: 
63108
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. (LSEM), a non-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance to people living with low income/low opportunity, the elderly and the disabled, in 21 eastern Missouri counties, seeks an attorney to work in its Housing Program in LSEM’s St. Louis office. The position involves all substantive aspects of Housing Law, including Missouri state landlord/tenant litigation, federally subsidized housing issues, fair housing rights, and issues related to homelessness. You will work to remove barriers to housing. Advocacy may include representation of clients in Missouri state and federal courts. The position may also involve broad-based community advocacy and possible impact litigation.

Requirements: 

Strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, ability to relate well with low-income, disabled and senior clients, ability to work collaboratively with a wide-range of community stakeholders, public speaking, flexibility, and teamwork required. Previous experience in legal services and/or demonstrated commitment to public interest law work or to legal services for the poor, disabled or elderly is strongly preferred. This person must demonstrate initiative, sound judgment and a commitment to a legal aid mission. 

Missouri Bar license or ability to be admitted by the first available exam, by application without examination or by temporary certification required. The ideal candidate will have strong litigation and advocacy skills, excellent writing ability and organizational skills, and be computer proficient. LSEM is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply: 

Application Information:

Please send a cover letter and resume to: John Early, Human Resources Director, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, at [email protected]

Submission Deadline: March 20, 2016. 

Equal access to LSEM’s office is available. Those applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact the Human Resources Director at the e-mail address listed above

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Salary commensurate with experience.
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Expiration date: 
Monday, April 18, 2016