PROGRAM: The Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project (CVLAP) is funded by the Office for Victims of Crime to provide a wide range of legal representation and advocacy to victims of crime, primarily domestic violence and elder abuse survivors, under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). This is a statewide program in partnership with five other regional civil legal aid programs. Please visit cvlap.org for more information.
CVLAP is affiliated with the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP). MAP provides access to the justice system for those who need it the most through our civil legal aid offices, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, as well as statewide advocacy programs: CVLAP, Michigan Poverty Law Program, Farmworker Legal Services, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, and Michigan Legal Help Program. MAP has a staff of about 150 people in offices in Ypsilanti, Battle Creek, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Monroe.
POSITION: The Supervising Attorney will provide case supervision for the CVLAP attorneys assigned to Legal Services of Northern Michigan and Michigan Indian Legal Services, and work closely with the Managing Attorney and other CVLAP supervising attorneys in coordinating the activities of the CVLAP program. Responsibilities will include managing a caseload representing survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse (33-50%), working with the Managing Attorney to train/supervise 3 to 5 CVLAP staff attorneys, meet grant requirements including reporting, and coordinate intake and case assignment, and other administrative tasks as required. This position will be located in one of the offices of Legal Services of Northern Michigan.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Michigan or be eligible to waive in. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to serving low-income or other underserved populations and 3+ years of experience practicing law. Supervisory experience as well as experience with civil legal aid casework, serving survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse, and expertise in housing/public benefits/consumer law is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with connections to or experience living in the Upper Peninsula or northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
BENEFITS: Salary from $56,000 depending on experience plus health, disability, and fringe benefits.
- Complete this application form.
- Send your resume and cover letter as attachment(s) with “CVLAP Supervising Attorney” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications received by January 31, 2021 will receive priority.
MAP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.