Staff Attorney

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Job location
13909 Pennsylvania
Ste. A
Riverview, MI 48183
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Lakeshore Legal Aid
Street address: 
30500 Van Dyke Ave., Ste. 601
City: 
Warren
State: 
Michigan
ZIP: 
48093
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Organization overview
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 17 counties in Michigan through our offices located in Detroit, Pontiac, Southfield, Mt. Clemens, Warren, 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 and senior clients. Staff attorneys will be responsible for representing clients holistically to achieve clients’ goals through advocacy including litigation. In addition to individual client representation, staff attorneys are expected to be active in the community through participation in outreach and community organizations. Staff attorneys will treat clients, co-workers, and others with dignity and respect.
Responsibilities
• Provide high quality legal representation to clients in accordance with LLA’s Advocacy Manual and Rules of Professional Conduct
• Represent clients before courts and administrative agencies
• Identify, develop, and implement advocacy strategies to address systemic legal problems
• Provide counselling, advice, and other brief services and referrals
• Participate in client outreach and community organizations
• Ensure compliance with funding requirements
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements: 

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

To apply: 

To apply, send resume and writing sample to [email protected]

Notes: 
LLA values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer
Salary range: 
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and includes excellent benefits
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Expiration date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017