Legal Aid of Western Michigan - Staff Attorney - St. Joseph

Position: Legal Aid of Western Michigan (LAWM) has a position open for a Staff Attorney in its St Joseph office.

Organization: LAWM represents low-income and senior clients in a wide variety of poverty law areas including domestic violence, housing, public benefits, and consumer issues. LAWM is a regional law firm that covers 17 counties. The office in St Joseph covers only Berrien County. The office is in downtown St Joseph along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Qualifications - The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A license to practice law in Michigan or eligible to be admitted by waiver, or to become licensed by November 2022.
  • Experience in the areas of family law, housing law, public benefits, and consumer issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to provide access to justice for low-income individuals and households; and 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Spanish Language proficiency is valued.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a litigation caseload, including but not limited to, family law, housing law, consumer law, and public benefits cases.
  • Successfully manage multiple tasks; and
  • Build collaborative relationships within the community.

Salary/Benefits: From $55,000 depending on experience. We offer an additional $2,200 annual stipend for an individual who is bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish. LAWM offers an excellent fringe benefit package including a retirement plan and a flex benefit account.

LAWM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Executive Assistant Julia Smith at jcsmith@lawestmi.org. This posting is open for applications through October 31, 2022, or until filled.

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