Legal Services of South Central Michigan - Supervising Attorney - Lansing

POSITION: Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) is seeking a supervising attorney for its Lansing office. LSSCM is a division of the Michigan Advocacy Program. 

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP) works to advance the safety, independence, and economic stability of those most affected by poverty, racism, and other structurally oppressive systems by increasing access to justice and working for systemic solutions. MAP has provided civil legal aid for those unable to afford an attorney for more than 50 years. Today, MAP’s Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) has five legal aid offices in south and central Michigan serving 13 counties with an emphasis on homelessness prevention, domestic violence and elder abuse prevention, and assistance in accessing health care, food, and needs-based income programs. 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), migrant and seasonal farmworkers (Farmworker Legal Services), providing research and training support to all legal aid advocates (Michigan Poverty Law Program), and providing access to legal information to self-represented litigants (Michigan Legal Help Program).

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Lansing office provides civil legal assistance to low income residents and seniors of Ingham, Clinton, Eaton, Shiawassee, and Livingston Counties. The supervising attorney will serve as one of two supervising attorneys who assist the managing attorney in directing the administrative and legal work of the Lansing office. The Lansing office currently includes 21 contract and permanent staff and approximately 20-25 student clerks. 

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 is preferred.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@lsscm.org with “Lansing Supervising Attorney” in the subject line. Applications received by 8/13/21 will receive priority.

The Michigan Advocacy Program is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Date Posted: 
Thursday, July 22, 2021