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Staff Attorney (Consumer Law Program)

Staff Attorney
Consumer Law Program   Hybrid in-person / remote work option available.
  Salary & Benefits Information:
Salary The salary range for this position is $60,000-90,000. Specific salary offered will be based on the candidate’s experience and skills.
Excellent benefits 403(b) and 401(a) retirement plans, 12 weeks paid parental leave, employee assistance plan, flexible spending account, medical, dental and vision insurance.
Generous time off policy, starting at 4 weeks of leave, with ample personal leave time accrual from the first month.
  Job Summary:
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. seeks a full-time Staff Attorney for the Consumer Law Program. The Consumer Program’s litigation work focuses on consumer issues, including:
  • Consumer fraud, deception, and abuse cases;
  • Consumer debt-defense litigation and counterclaims;
  • Tenant’s rights litigation, such as tenant litigation against abusive and neglectful landlords and tenant eviction defense;
  • Preventing or reversing improper executions on judgments.
The Staff Attorney will represent clients in state (and possibly federal) civil court proceedings. In other cases, the Staff Attorney will provide client counseling and relatively brief legal services such as:
  • Assisting clients with credit reports or identity theft
  • Managing client problems with student loan debt and debt collector harassment;
  • Investigating potentially fraudulent, unfair, or deceptive acts and practices of business such as auto dealers, lenders, and landlords.
All Staff Attorneys in the Consumer Program are encouraged to identify and participate in systemic advocacy using impact litigation in state and federal courts. We also encourage and practice community lawyering, education, and outreach.   Responsibilities:
  • Conducting client interviews, investigation, and fact gathering
  • All aspects of litigation, including, drafting pleadings, discovery, motion practice, trial preparation and trials
  • Conducting legal research and analysis
  • Participating in community outreach and presentations
  • Working collaboratively with other Legal Services programs and community partners
  • Supervising law student interns
  Who we are:
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. is a nonprofit law firm providing free civil legal services to eligible clients that cannot otherwise afford representation. Since 1956, Legal Services has provided high-quality civil legal assistance and equal access to justice for low-income people in 21 counties in Missouri. Legal Services advances justice through legal representation, education, and supportive services. We partner with the community to improve lives, promote fairness and create opportunities for those in need.    
  • JD and admitted to practice in Missouri (or eligible to be admitted)
  • Strong communication skills, work ethic, flexibility and teamwork
  • Ability to work with low-income clients
  • Willingness to collaborate with community stakeholders
  • Strong advocacy skills
  • Strong organizational and case-management skills
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office and ability to learn new technology to improve client services
To Apply: 
Upload your resume and cover letter through our online application at Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

How to Apply:
Upload your resume and cover letter through our online application at Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.   Submission Deadline:
Applications will be considered until position is filled.

At Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, we value diversity, equity, inclusion, and mutual respect. We encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ+, people of all abilities, and those who have been historically disadvantaged to apply. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that represents our community and to be an inclusive environment for all employees.

Equal access to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s office is available. Those applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact Human Resources at the e-mail Legal Services of Eastern Missouri is an equal opportunity employer.   


Submission Deadline: 
September 27, 2023
Organization Information: 
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
701 Market Street, Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States
Phone: 3142568758