Supervising Attorney (Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project)

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Job location
420 N Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Michigan Advocacy Program
Street address: 
420 N Fourth Avenue
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Michigan Advocacy Program has an opening for a Supervising Attorney for our Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project focused on elder abuse. This program is a statewide program; this position will work from MAP’s Ann Arbor office.

Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP) provides access to the justice system for those who need it the most through its local legal services offices, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, as well as several statewide advocacy programs: Michigan Poverty Law Program, Farmworker Legal Services, the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, and the Michigan Legal Help Program. MAP has a staff of about 85 people in offices in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Detroit, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Monroe.

MAP has partnered with four other regional legal services programs on a project funded by the Office for Victims of Crime to provide a wide range of legal representation and advocacy to victims of crime, primarily domestic violence survivors and victims of elder abuse, under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). This position will be focused on elder abuse and include outreach as well as litigation.

The Supervising Attorney will manage his/her own caseload of VOCA clients to provide a wide range of civil legal representation as well as lead 9 attorneys across the state. The Supervising Attorney will work closely with the managing/supervising attorneys in the local offices of the four partner programs as well as with the Director of the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, Alison Hirschel.

Requirements: 

Applicants should be licensed to practice law in Michigan or be eligible to waive in, demonstrate a commitment to older adults and the low income community, and have experience with legal aid casework including elder abuse. 5 years or more experience practicing law and prior supervisory experience is preferred. Salary from $54,000 depending on experience; and excellent leave time and employee benefits. MAP is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage minorities, women and persons with disabilities to apply.

To apply: 

To apply, send a resume and cover letter with “CVLAP-Elder Supervising Attorney” in the subject line to [email protected].

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

(posting date 8/1/17)

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Expiration date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017