Staff Attorney - Lansing office

Date Posted: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:00am

Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) has an opening for a staff attorney in our Lansing office.

PROGRAM: LSSCM is a division of the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP) which 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. MAP has a staff of about 100 people in offices in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Detroit, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Monroe.

POSITION: The staff attorney position is in the Lansing - Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) – office, serving Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Livingston and Shiawassee Counties.  The staff attorney will provide a range of individual advocacy and impact work as a generalist, including family, consumer, public benefits and housing law.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should be licensed to practice law in Michigan, qualified to be admitted by waiver, or able to take the next Michigan bar exam. Exceptionally qualified May 2018 graduates will be considered. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to serving low-income individuals and underserved populations. Applicants with legal aid experience will receive priority.

BENEFITS: Salary is from $44,000, depending on experience. LSSCM is a unionized program with excellent fringe benefits.        

TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter as an attachment with “Staff Attorney Application” in the subject line to LSSCM is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage minorities, women and persons with disabilities to apply. The position is open until filled; applications received by March 28, 2018 will receive priority.