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2727 2nd Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Lakeshore Legal Aid
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Organization Overview:
Lakeshore Legal Aid serves low-income people, seniors, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in a holistic manner to address clients’ legal issues and improve our communities. Lakeshore provides free direct legal representation in southeast Michigan and the thumb and client intake, advice, and brief legal services throughout Michigan via our attorney-staffed hotline. Our practice areas include housing, family, consumer, elder, education, and public benefits law.

Position Overview:
Lakeshore is seeking a dedicated lawyer who will advocate and litigate on behalf of Veteran clients at risk of homelessness. Staff attorneys will be responsible for representing Veteran clients in a holistic manner to achieve the clients’ goals through advocacy including litigation. Staff may have clients throughout the Metro Detroit area, this staff attorney will hold regular office hours at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit. Staff attorneys will treat clients, co-workers, and others with
dignity and respect.


General Task Areas:
• Provide timely civil legal services to low-income and senior clients and client groups through representation in trial courts, appellate courts and other forums, through litigation, advice, negotiation, drafting and review of legal documents, referrals and administrative advocacy.
• Serve the clients in a holistic and client centered manner.
• Develop an expertise in one or more areas of law, if required.
• Promote and maintain civil and professional relationships with coworkers, clients, members of the judicial system, and members of the public with whom they have contact, treating all with dignity and respect.
• Train or mentor other staff in areas of experience.
• Create and/or deliver presentations to community groups on legal services related topics.
• Develop continuing expertise to handle increasingly more complex litigation or other projects.
• Perform other work-related duties as assigned by the supervising attorney, a director, CEO, or a CEO designee.

• Graduated from an accredited law school.
• Admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, or an application at the first opportunity
for admission by reciprocity, or by taking the first available bar exam.
• Demonstrated interest in the area of poverty law and working with low- income individuals. Able
to communicate effectively, be empathetic and understand the diverse clients of the poverty
• Ability to deal effectively with all people under difficult circumstances.
• Demonstrable skills in litigation, advocacy, interviewing, and drafting legal
• Demonstrated ability to plan and organize multiple tasks.
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Starting annual salary for an attorney licensed in Michigan ranges from $60,000 and is commensurate
with qualifications and includes excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life
insurance/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability, retirement plan, paid time off and personal

To apply: 

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume at our website

** Do not delay. Applications accepted until 5 pm, April 5, 2024, or until the position is filled. **

LLA values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, April 5, 2024