Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project - Supervising Attorney

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 3:45pm

Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project has an opening for Supervising Attorney.

PROGRAM: The Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project (CVLAP) is funded by the Office for Victims of Crime to provide 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 is a statewide program in partnership with four other regional civil legal aid programs. Please visit cvlap.org for more information.

CVLAP is affiliated with the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP). MAP provides access to the justice system for those who need it the most through our civil legal aid offices, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, as well as statewide advocacy programs: CVLAP, Michigan Poverty Law Program, Farmworker Legal Services, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, and Michigan Legal Help Program. MAP has a staff of about 130 people in offices in Ypsilanti, Battle Creek, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Monroe.

POSITION: The Supervising Attorney will work closely with the Managing Attorney in coordinating all aspects of the CVLAP program. Responsibilities will include managing a caseload representing survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse (33-50%) and working with the Managing Attorney to train/supervise 23 CVLAP staff attorneys, meet grant requirements including reporting, coordinate intake and case assignment, engage in statewide advocacy on systemic issues including co-counseling with other CVLAP attorneys, expand CVLAP’s pro bono attorney program, and other administrative tasks as required. This position will be located in Ypsilanti.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Michigan or be eligible to waive in. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to serving low-income or other underserved populations and 3+ years of experience practicing law. Supervisory experience as well as experience with civil legal aid casework, serving survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse, and expertise in housing/public benefits/consumer law is preferred.

BENEFITS: Salary from $56,000 depending on experience plus health, disability, and fringe benefits.

TO APPLY:

  1. Complete this application form
  2. Send your resume and cover letter as attachment(s) with “CVLAP Supervising Attorney” in the subject line to jobs@lsscm.org.

Applications received by April 30, 2019 will receive priority.

 

MAP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.