LSSCM CVLAP - Staff Attorneys

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 3:15pm

Legal Services of South Central Michigan has openings for Staff Attorneys with our Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project (CVLAP) in several of our offices:

  • Family Law Project in Ypsilanti focused on domestic violence
  • LSSCM in Jackson focused on domestic violence
  • LSSCM in Ypsilanti focused on elder abuse
  • LSSCM in Battle Creek focused on elder abuse

LSSCM is a program of Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP). MAP 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 housed at Michigan Statewide Advocacy Services: Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project, Michigan Poverty Law Program, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, and Michigan Legal Help Program. For more information, visit miadvocacy.org.

CVLAP is a partnership with Legal Services of Eastern Michigan, Legal Aid of Western Michigan, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, Legal Services of Northern Michigan, and Lakeshore Legal Aid to provide outreach and 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). CVLAP is a statewide program with attorneys throughout Michigan. The full list of the locations of current openings can be found on the application form.

Applicants should be licensed to practice law in Michigan or be eligible to waive in or to take the next Michigan bar examination. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to underserved populations—experience with issues impacting domestic violence or elder abuse survivors is ideal. Salary starts at $46,000 for new attorneys; salary for experienced attorneys will depend on experience. Includes excellent benefits. MAP is a unionized program.

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

To apply:

  1. Complete this application form, which lists the locations of current openings.
  2. Send a resume and cover letter with “CVLAP Staff Attorney in [Location(s)]” in the subject line to: jobs@lsscm.org.

Applications received by 6/15 will receive priority.