Lakeshore Legal Aid - Temporary Contract Staff Attorney - Southfield

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 17 counties 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 Legal Aid’s Counsel and Advocacy Law Line (CALL), a legal aid hotline, is currently hiring temporary contract Staff Attorneys. Our office is located in Southfield, Michigan. The position offers an excellent learning experience with diverse legal subject matters, a unique working environment, rewarding and meaningful work. This is a limited term position anticipated to last 6-12 months depending on availability and resources. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, candidates will begin work on a remote basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice and brief services to low-income individuals and client groups on housing, public benefits, family law, etc. with sensitivity to those in crisis is
  • Demonstrate strong research and organizational skills, the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in-writing, and well-developed analytical and computer
  • The ability to handle a high call volume, ability to problem-solve, and patience/sensitivity to handle people in

Qualifications/Job Requirements:

  • Juris Doctor
  • Admission to Michigan Bar (or graduation from law school within one year and waiting for bar results)
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono work
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organize, plan, prioritize, meet deadlines, and work under pressure
  • English, Spanish and Arabic speaking attorneys are encouraged to apply
  • Flexibility to work until 6 p.m. as needed

Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Full time positions include excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance/AD&D, short-term disability, long-term disability, retirement plan, vacation and personal time.

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume at our website www.lakeshorelegalaid.org

** Do not delay, Applications will only be accepted until the position is filled. **

LLA values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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