Complex Litigation Staff Attorney

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Job location
2727 2nd Avenue
Suite 318
Detroit, MI 48201
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Lakeshore Legal Aid
Street address: 
2727 2nd Avenue, Suite 318
City: 
Detroit
State: 
Michigan
ZIP: 
48201
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

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, Clinton Township, Warren, Riverview, Port Huron, and Caro. Our work includes housing, family, consumer, elder, and public benefits law.
Position Overview

LLA is seeking a dedicated lawyer to represent low-income and senior clients in complex litigation. The attorney will be assisting to identify systemic problems for our communities and develop strategies to address issues. The attorney will be leading complex litigation in both state and federal courts. In addition to individual client representation, staff attorneys are expected to be active in the community through participation in outreach, community organizations, and pro bono attorney recruiting efforts. Staff attorneys will treat clients, co-workers, and others with dignity and respect. Attorney will be based in one of our Detroit offices.

Requirements: 

• Juris Doctor
• Three or more years of experience in litigation
• Experience with complex litigation in state and federal courts
• 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: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and includes excellent benefits
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Expiration date: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017