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.
Lakeshore is seeking a dedicated lawyer to review client cases and intakes through our Counsel and Advocacy Law Line. A case reviewer will be responsible for ensuring that staff attorneys assist clients in a holistic manner to achieve clients’ goals through advice and brief service on the law line. A case reviewer works closely with the director and supervisors to support staff attorneys, while ensuring quality legal services. A case reviewer will have experience and expertise in our practice areas of law, review cases for compliance, handle urgent case referrals, and ensure that staff comply with funding requirements.
General Task Areas:
- Review of case files handled through our legal telephone intake hotline covering poverty and senior populations throughout Michigan.
- Knowing and ensuring compliance with all funder requirements in all files.
- Timely reviewing files for quality, legal accuracy, compliance with federal and funder regulations.
- Knowledge of various Lakeshore partner program referral protocols, and timely referral of files to local offices where appropriate.
- Monitoring hold cases for timely and effective follow-up where necessary.
- Assisting with and/or providing guidance to staff attorneys with relevant legal research.
- Reviewing files in such a manner as to provide ongoing training (legal and compliance) for staff attorneys as necessary.
- 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.
- 5 years or more experience of practice
- 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 community.
- Ability to deal effectively with all people under difficult circumstances.
- Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
- Ability to lead and motivate.
Salary 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 time.
To apply, submit your cover letter and resume at our website www.lakeshorelegalaid.org
** Do not delay. Applications will be accepted until 5 pm, October 1, 2021, or until the position is filled. **
LLA values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.