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Deputy Litigation Director

Description: 
Organization Overview: Lakeshore Legal Aid serves low-income people, seniors, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in a holistic manner to address clients’ legal issues and improve our communities. Lakeshore provides free direct legal representation in southeast Michigan and the thumb and client intake, advice, and brief legal services throughout Michigan via our attorney-staffed hotline. Our practice areas include housing, family, consumer, elder, education, and public benefits law.   Position Overview: Lakeshore Legal Aid is seeking a Deputy Litigation Director to assist in the day-to-day operations of Lakeshore’s litigation offices. The Deputy Litigation Director will support the work of Lakeshore’s 9+ litigation offices including client services, personnel, staff development and all other operations of the offices. The position will report directly to the Litigation Director.   Responsibilities: • Assist Compliance Director to monitor and ensure that staff advocacy meets funder requirements. • Assist the Litigation Director in preparation of grant reports and applications. • Monitor staff development activities within the Litigation staff. • Work closely with Employee Relations regarding personnel issues. • Assist the Litigation Director with overseeing and assisting Supervising Attorneys in evaluating work of advocacy staff, conduct case reviews, case closings, and review advocate caseloads. This includes quality, quantity, priorities, and compliance with Legal Services Corporation. • Mentor supervising attorneys, staff attorneys and advocates. • Participate in case acceptance meetings. • Assist in identifying and resolving system legal issues affecting clients, help fashion effective approaches to their solution or amelioration through litigation, advocacy, community legal education, etc. • Perform additional duties as assigned.   Qualifications/Job Requirements: • Juris Doctor. • Admission to Michigan Bar (or ability to be admitted through reciprocity). • Demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono work. • Excellent writing and oral communication skills. • Ability to organize, plan, prioritize, meet deadlines, and work under pressure. • Flexibility.   Salary Salary is commensurate with qualifications and includes excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability, retirement plan, paid time off and personal time.   To apply, submit your cover letter and resume at our website www.lakeshorelegalaid.org   ** Do not delay. Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2021, or until the position is filled. **   LLA values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
Requirements: 
Qualifications/Job Requirements: • Juris Doctor. • Admission to Michigan Bar (or ability to be admitted through reciprocity). • Demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono work. • Excellent writing and oral communication skills. • Ability to organize, plan, prioritize, meet deadlines, and work under pressure. • Flexibility.  
To Apply: 
To apply, submit your cover letter and resume at our website www.lakeshorelegalaid.org   ** Do not delay. Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2021, or until the position is filled. **

Information

Submission Deadline: 
October 28, 2021
Organization Information: 
Lakeshore Legal Aid MI
United States