Staff Attorney, Lasting Solutions Program (Family/DV Law)

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Job location
4232 Forest Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Services of Eastern MO
Street address: 
4232 Forest Park Ave.
City: 
St. Louis
State: 
Missouri
ZIP: 
63108
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. (LSEM), a non-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance to persons living with low income/low opportunity, seeks an attorney to work in the LSEM St. Louis office domestic violence prevention family program known as the Lasting Solutions Program, in all substantive aspects of family law in Missouri. The attorney will represent survivors of domestic violence in orders of protection, divorce, custody and paternity cases in St. Louis City and County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County. The position will involve broad-based community advocacy and impact litigation where appropriate. The position also will involve community outreach activities and participating in collaborative efforts with agency partners on domestic violence/family law matters. This position will provide holistic advocacy along with a team of attorneys and a social worker.

Requirements: 

Strong work ethic, communication skills, ability to relate well with low-income, disabled and senior clients, flexibility and teamwork required. Previous experience in legal services and/or demonstrated commitment to public interest law work or to legal services for persons living with low-income or who are disabled is strongly preferred. Missouri Bar license or ability to be admitted by the first available exam, by application without examination or by temporary certification required. Family Law experience strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong litigation and advocacy skills, excellent writing ability and be computer proficient. Compliance with various grant reporting needs and LSEM regulatory rules required. LSEM is an equal opportunity employer. www.lsem.org

To apply: 

Please send a cover letter and resume to: John Early, Human Resources Director, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, at [email protected].

Submission Deadline: June 4, 2017

Equal access to LSEM’s office is available. Those applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact the Human Resources Director at the e-mail address listed above.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Expiration date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017