Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project Staff Attorney

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:45pm

Michigan Advocacy Program has an opening for a Staff Attorney with our Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project. The Staff Attorney will work out of the Kalamazoo office of our partner program, Legal Aid of Western Michigan.

                       

Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP) provides access to the justice system for those who need it the most through its local legal services offices, Legal Services of South Central Michigan and Farmworker Legal Services, as well several statewide advocacy programs: Michigan Poverty Law Program, the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, and the Michigan Legal Help Program.

Legal Aid of Western Michigan (LAWM) provides free legal assistance to low income persons and older adults through a dedicated staff of 35 lawyers and 18 support staff in 7 offices. LAWM currently serves people in 17 counties in the lower Western part of Michigan with offices in Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Niles and St. Joseph. 

MAP has partnered with LAWM to provide outreach and 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 position will focus on services to victims of domestic violence and their families.

 

Applicants should be licensed to practice law in Michigan or be eligible to waive in or to take the next Michigan bar examination. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to underserved populations -- experience with issues impacting domestic violence survivors is ideal. Salary starts at $44,000 for new attorneys; salary for experienced attorneys will depend on experience. Includes excellent benefits. 

 

MAP is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage minorities, women and persons with disabilities to apply.

 

To apply, send a resume and cover letter with “CVLAP-DV Attorney” in the subject line to:

Donald Roberts

Managing Attorney

Legal Aid of Western Michigan

dlroberts@legalaidwestmich.net

 

If you have questions about the program or the position, please email Amy Myers at amyers@mplp.org.

 

The position is open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis (posting date: 4/9/2018).