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Managing Attorney


Position:  Managing Attorney of Iowa Legal Aid's HELP Regional Office.

Background:  The HELP Regional Office provides legal assistance to low-income residents in Scott and Clinton Counties in eastern Iowa.  Davenport is located on the Mississippi River and is part of the Quad Cities metropolitan area.  The office staff includes three staff attorneys, a paralegal, office manager, AmeriCorps member and several volunteers. 

Responsibilities:  The Managing Attorney is responsible for a wide range of legal and administrative responsibilities.  Iowa Legal Aid is dedicated to providing high quality legal services in areas of priority identified by its Board of Directors.  Priority areas include income maintenance programs, housing, health care, domestic violence, education, individual rights and selected consumer issues.  The Managing Attorney is responsible for working with multiple funding sources.  Iowa Legal Aid has a strong commitment to community legal education.  Manager will work with other units of Iowa Legal Aid’s statewide program, including using new technologies to conduct client intake.

Salary/Benefits:  Salary dependent on experience, excellent fringe benefits.

Iowa Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Qualifications:  Preference will be given to those applicants with at least three years of legal experience, background in and commitment to working with low-income people and experience handling claims in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.  Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Iowa or be available to take the next scheduled bar examination.

To Apply: 

Applications:  Submit a letter of application, updated resume, three professional references and a recent representative legal writing sample to

Arlys Kness
Iowa Legal Aid
1111 Ninth Street, Suite 230
Des Moines, Iowa 50314-2527


Submission Deadline: 
April 17, 2018
Organization Information: 
Iowa Legal Aid - HELP Regional Office
736 Federal Street
Davenport, IA 52803
United States