POSITION: Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) is seeking a full time Legal Assistant for its Washtenaw County (Ypsilanti) office. The Legal Assistant supports the legal work of our nonprofit law firm. This position has extensive contact with the public, including fielding phone and online inquiries, interviewing clients, providing resource and referral information, and representing us in the community. The Legal Assistant is also responsible for maintaining data in our client information systems and providing general administrative and clerical support. The Legal Assistant may work remotely from home, or, if it is safe to do so, out of our office in downtown Ypsilanti.
OUR ORGANIZATION: LSSCM has been working with low-income individuals and families in Washtenaw County for over 50 years. LSSCM’s goal is to provide high quality free civil legal assistance to our most vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on homelessness prevention, support to survivors of abuse, and assistance in accessing health care, food, and needs-based income programs. We are the Legal Services Corporation and state-funded civil legal aid provider in southern and central Michigan, covering 13 counties including Washtenaw County. LSSCM is a program of Michigan Advocacy Program. Visit lsscm.org and miadvocacy.org for more information.
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will be comfortable with and skilled at communicating with people from a wide range of backgrounds. A college degree is preferred, but we will also consider equivalent professional and/or life experience. Candidate must be detail-oriented with strong organizational, time-management, and computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google applications. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to serving low-income and underserved communities, and who display the patience, empathy, and sensitivity necessary for this work. Prior legal experience and Spanish language skills are a plus, but not required.
BENEFITS: This is a full-time, permanent, Union-supported position with a salary starting at $34,000 depending on experience, and includes excellent health, disability, and fringe benefits.
Submit your resume and cover letter by email with “Washtenaw Legal Assistant” in the subject line to email@example.com. The position is open until filled; applications received by July 31, 2020 will receive priority.
LSSCM is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.