Managing Attorney- St. Joseph Legal Aid of Western Michigan office

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Job location
901 Port Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid of Western Michigan
Street address: 
25 Division Ave S, Suite 300
City: 
Grand Rapids
State: 
Michigan
ZIP: 
49503
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Program: Legal Aid of Western Michigan (LAWM) has a position open for a managing attorney in the St. Joseph office. LAWM is LSC-funded and represents low-income individuals and families in a wide variety of poverty law areas including domestic violence, housing, public benefits and consumer issues. The St. Joseph office has three other attorneys and one support staff. Although it is part of a 17-county program, the St. Joseph office serves only Berrien County.

Location: St. Joseph is a pleasant small town on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. It is 50 miles from Kalamazoo, 80 miles from Grand Rapids and 90 miles from Chicago via highway or Amtrak.

Candidates will be responsible for managing the intake that comes directly to the office from the CALL hotline. They must also possess excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, conflict management skills, the ability to manage attorneys, advocates and administrative staff, the ability to oversee litigation conducted by staff, experience and skills sufficient to implement an array of advocacy strategies, the ability to manage a caseload, and the ability to build collaborative relationships within the community. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

Requirements: 

Candidates must have five years of experience and some degree of supervisory experience. Member of the Michigan Bar in good standing (or ability to be admitted through reciprocity). Candidates will be responsible for managing the intake that comes directly to the office from the CALL hotline. They must also possess excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, conflict management skills, the ability to manage attorneys, advocates and administrative staff, the ability to oversee litigation conducted by staff, experience and skills sufficient to implement an array of advocacy strategies, the ability to manage a caseload, and the ability to build collaborative relationships within the community. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

To apply: 

TO APPLY
Send resume and cover letter to:
Juan Salazar, Executive Director
Legal Aid of Western Michigan
25 Division Ave S, Suite 300 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

or e-mail [email protected] and cc [email protected]

Notes: 
LAWM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Salary range: 
$55,000 DOE. LAWM offers an excellent fringe benefit package including a retirement plan and a flex benefit account.
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Expiration date: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017