Legal Services of South Central Michigan - Staff Attorney (Battle Creek Office)
POSITION: Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) is seeking a staff attorney for its Battle Creek office serving Calhoun, Branch and Barry Counties. The staff attorney maintains a caseload that includes both direct service and impact work in the areas of expungements, driver’s license restoration, housing, consumer, and domestic relations law. The staff attorney also promotes community relations by engaging with the public and partner service providers.
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: LSSCM has served low-income residents of southcentral Michigan for more than 50 years. LSSCM helps individuals and families achieve safety, stability, and economic security by providing free civil legal services with an emphasis on homelessness prevention, domestic violence and elder abuse prevention, 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. LSSCM is a program of Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP). In addition to LSSCM, MAP manages six statewide programs serving immigrant communities (Michigan Immigrant Rights Center), vulnerable older adults (Michigan Elder Justice Initiative), victims of domestic violence and elder abuse (Crime Victims Legal Assistance Program), providing access to legal information to self-represented litigants (Michigan Legal Help Program), and providing case support and training for all the legal services providers in Michigan. MAP has a staff of about 130 people in offices in Battle Creek, Detroit, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Monroe, and Ypsilanti. Visit lsscm.org and miadvocacy.org for more information.
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. Applicants must possess excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to serving low-income individuals and underserved populations through lived or learned experience. Legal aid and/or litigation experience is a plus.
BENEFITS: The starting salary is from $47,000, effective 1/1/20, depending on experience and includes excellent benefits. MAP is a unionized program.
The Michigan Advocacy Program is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to: Alisa Parker, Managing Attorney, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis