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Staff Attorney (Family Law)


Legal Aid seeks a full-time staff attorney.  This position is focused primarily on serving victims of domestic violence, with a focus on alleviating the effects of domestic violence.  This will primarily entail representation of clients in seeking orders of protection, as well as representation in child custody cases as applicable, and could also include dissolutions of marriage, guardianships, and juvenile matters.  This is a grant funded position, with outreach and documentation requirements in addition to case work.  The attorney will handle these cases in Buchanan County and seventeen other outlying rural counties.

The duties and responsibilities of this position includes, but is not limited to:  maintaining an active caseload of child custody and protection order cases consistent with grant funding requirements, with additional cases as assigned; providing effective client representation; completing administrative duties consistent with grant funding requirements; undertaking community legal education or outreach activities; participating in training programs designed to increase knowledge and skills development; and other duties and special projects as assigned.

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.

Salary:  Contingent on experience.

Benefits:  Commute Stipend, medical & dental, life, vision, long & short-term disability insurances; 401K/match and retirement plans, paid vacation, sick & holidays; flexible spending account, travel and parking reimbursement; paid CLE and Bar dues and professional development; qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness; and eligible to apply for loan repayment assistance through Legal Service Corporation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program.



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 people.  Courtroom experience preferred.


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: 
July 6, 2021
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
4001 Blue Parkway, #300
Kansas City, MO 64130
United States
Phone: (816) 262-3990