Staff Attorney

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335 North Main Avenue, Ste 300
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
East River Legal Services
Street address: 
335 North Main Avenue, Ste 300
City: 
Sioux Falls
State: 
South Dakota
ZIP: 
57104
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION

Summary of Position:
East River Legal Services (ERLS) seeks to hire the second of two Staff Attorney positions currently available in our Sioux Falls, South Dakota office. ERLS is a non-profit law firm serving low income individuals in the 33 counties of Eastern South Dakota. We are committed to providing high-quality, meaningful legal assistance focused on transforming the lives of ours clients and our community. ERLS is dedicated to the belief that no one should be denied access to justice because of poverty.

Responsibilities:
The staff attorney position requires the representation of low-income individuals in all areas of poverty law including, but not limited to, family law, protection orders, landlord/tenant disputes, evictions, utilities, public benefits, consumer, and other civil matters. The types of services provided include legal advice, brief service or extended representation. Aside from direct services, the staff attorney position requires preparing and delivering client training and other community education; conducting intake and outreach; appearing in administrative and judicial forums; active bar participation and special legal and community projects impacting low income clients. In addition, the Staff Attorney shall perform any other responsibilities under the supervision of the Executive Director as may be necessary for the day-to-day operation of the Program. Moderate travel would be involved.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be licensed to practice law in South Dakota or be eligible for admission by motion. Previous experience in poverty law is preferred, but not required. Demonstrable awareness and sensitivity to the needs of the populations we serve is necessary. Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, excellent written and communication skills, ability to work constructively with others, ability and willingness to work hard, are all necessary qualifications for this position. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply;.

East River Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary:
Dependent on experience plus benefits

To apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, with references, to:

Brent Thompson
Executive Director
East River Legal Services
335 North Main Avenue, Suite #300
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Submission deadline:
Friday, May 5, 2017

Requirements: 

Qualifications:
Applicants must be licensed to practice law in South Dakota or be eligible for admission by motion. Previous experience in poverty law is preferred, but not required. Demonstrable awareness and sensitivity to the needs of the populations we serve is necessary. Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, excellent written and communication skills, ability to work constructively with others, ability and willingness to work hard, are all necessary qualifications for this position. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply;.

To apply: 

To apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, with references, to:

Brent Thompson
Executive Director
East River Legal Services
335 North Main Avenue, Suite #300
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Submission deadline:
Friday, May 5, 2017

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
DOE
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Expiration date: 
Friday, May 5, 2017