Legal Services of South Central Michigan - Supervising Attorney

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:45am

Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) is seeking a supervising attorney for its Washtenaw County office. 

LSSCM provides free legal services to very low income and senior persons in 13 counties in south and central Michigan.  LSSCM is a project of the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), which also provides statewide legal services to migrant and seasonal agricultural workers through its Farmworker Legal Services office, and administers several statewide advocacy programs: the Michigan Poverty Law Program, the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, and Michigan Legal Help.  MAP has a staff of about 125 people in offices in Battle Creek, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Ypsilanti.

The supervising attorney will assist the managing attorney in directing the administrative and legal work of the Washtenaw County office, including advocacy, intake, community outreach, grant administration and compliance, pro bono attorney development, and training and supervision of staff and volunteers.  The Washtenaw County office includes 12 permanent staff and typically 1-4 student clerks. 

Applicants should be licensed to practice law in Michigan, should have experience in handling a poverty law caseload, and should demonstrate a commitment to serving low-income and other underserved communities.  Because this is a management position, administrative and supervisory experience is preferred.  Three years’ legal experience is required; five years’ legal experience is preferred.  

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

Send resume and cover letter to:

Tish Lee, Managing Attorney
Legal Services of South Central Michigan

Applications received by July 15th will receive priority, but the position is open until filled.