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Staff Attorney


Legal Aid has positions open for full-time staff attorneys in its St. Joseph office. These positions will be assisting clients with a variety of cases, including consumer, housing, and family law.  These positions are eligible for a monthly $100 stipend for any successful candidate that will travel over 40 miles to the office.  These positions also offer flexible scheduling and possible remote work opportunities.

Legal Aid of Western Missouri offers a professional and friendly work environment with integrity as our guiding principle. We are an equal opportunity employer with recruitment efforts focused on ensuring a diverse workforce.  As with all job openings at Legal Aid, second language proficiency in a language commonly spoken by Legal Aid’s clients or potential clients, including but not limited to Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Somali or Dinka will be viewed favorably in our hiring decision for this job.  The ability to speak in a second language, however, is not a requirement for this job.  The St. Joseph office represents clients in Buchanan County and seventeen other outlying rural counties in Northwest Missouri.

Salary:  $48,204 DOE.

Benefits:  Health, dental, life, vision, long & short-term disability insurances; 401K/match and retirement plans; paid vacation, sick leave & holidays; flexible spending account; travel and parking reimbursement; commute stipend for qualifying employees; paid CLE and Bar dues and professional development; qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness; eligible to apply for loan repayment assistance through Legal Service Corporation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program; $100 commute stipend for eligible applicants; and flexible scheduling and remote work opportunities.


The qualified candidate must have the following:  a Missouri law license; excellent written and oral communication skills; and a desire and commitment to assist in the delivery of high quality legal assistance to low income clients.  Courtroom experience preferred, but not required.


To Apply: 

Please visit to submit your application, resume, and cover letter.  The supervisor for this position is Will Kariker, Managing Attorney for the St. Joseph office.

LAWMO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Those applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact the Human Resources Department at



Submission Deadline: 
September 26, 2021
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
4001 Blue Parkway, Ste 300
Kansas City, MO 64130
United States
Phone: (816) 474-6750