Supervising Attorney

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Job location
16250 Northland Drive, Suite 372
Southfield, MI 48075
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Lakeshore Legal Aid
Street address: 
16250 Northland Drive, Suite 372
City: 
Southfield
State: 
Michigan
ZIP: 
48075
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

LLA provides free legal assistance in 17 counties in Michigan through its offices located in Detroit, Pontiac, Southfield, Mt. Clemens, Port Huron, and Caro. LLA's work includes housing, family, and consumer, and public benefits law.

LLA is seeking supervising attorneys for its branch offices located in Wayne and Oakland Counties. Supervising attorneys will work closely with the litigation director to identify systemic legal problems and develop and implement impact litigation. In addition to overseeing attorneys and staff, supervising attorneys will represent clients and maintain a caseload. Supervising attorneys also will ensure that staff comply with funding requirements.

Responsibilities
• Supervise staff attorneys and support staff to ensure holistic, high quality legal representation to clients are provided.
• Monitor substantive legal work and provide consult and advice to staff attorneys.
• Ensure staff development through mentoring and training.
• Ensure staff compliance with funding requirements.
• Prepare and draft required funder reports.
• Represent clients by maintaining a caseload and co-counselling with staff attorneys.
• Identify, develop, and implement advocacy strategies to address systemic legal problems.
• Develop and maintain a productive work environment.
• Develop a leadership role in legal services organizations, bar associations, and community groups.
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements: 

• Juris Doctor
• Admission to Michigan Bar (or ability to be admitted through reciprocity)
• 5 years or more experience of practice
• Prior supervisory experience
• Demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono work
• Excellent writing and oral communication skills
• Ability to lead and motivate
• Flexibility

To apply: 

To apply, send a 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.
Expiration date: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016