Staff Attorney

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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: 
89 Ionia Avenue Suite 400
City: 
Grand Rapids
State: 
Michigan
ZIP: 
49503
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Aid of Western Michigan seeks a staff attorney to join its Berrien County office located at 901 Port Street, St. Joseph, Michigan. This attorney will provide a wide-range of civil legal aid services to low income, elderly and veteran clients. Our team of attorneys works on cases including, but not limited to, family law, custody, landlord-tenant, public benefits, social security, collection and general civil litigation. In exchange, Legal Aid offers a rewarding work environment with a generous benefit package.

Requirements: 

Experience in one or more of these areas is preferred. The principal responsibilities will include, but is not limited, to the following:
• Providing legal representation and legal counsel in a wide-range of legal areas;
• Coordinating and documenting outreach with community partners;
• Litigating potentially complex custody and family law matters; and
• Assisting in the supervision and support of law students and volunteer attorneys.
The successful candidate will possess a Juris Doctorate and is licensed to practice in Michigan or be eligible for admission to the Michigan State Bar through reciprocity. In addition to those requirements, the applicant should possess a passion for helping others, learning new areas of the law, litigation, and extensive client interaction.

To apply: 

Resumes with cover letters should be sent to the Executive Director of Legal Aid of Western Michigan, Juan Salazar, at 400 Cornerstone Bldg., 89 Ionia NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Expiration date: 
Saturday, February 25, 2017