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Staff Attorney (Legal Assistance for Victims)


Legal Aid of Western Missouri is seeking a full time staff attorney in the Warrensburg, Missouri office.  This position is focused primarily on family case issues, with a focus on alleviating the effects of domestic violence.  The Staff Attorney for Legal Assistance for Victims will represent victims of domestic violence in domestic cases, including dissolutions of marriage, custody, and orders of protection.  The position may also include additional case work in civil matters such as housing, public benefits, consumer rights, and other actions that will assist the survivor and his or her family in freeing themselves from their abuser.

This is a grant-funded position and there are outreach and documentation requirements.  The attorney will have immediate and direct responsibility for own case load.  Trial preparation and in-court appearances will be required along with administrative duties.  This attorney also is responsible for promoting positive and collaborative professional working relationships with agency partners.  This is a full-time position located out of the Warrensburg Missouri office, with the option to work remotely part of the week after a probationary period.

Legal Aid of Western Missouri offers a professional and friendly work environment with integrity and excellence as our guiding principles. 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:  $60,000 + DOE

Benefits:  Medical & dental, life, vision, long & short-term disability insurances; 401K/match and retirement plans, paid vacation, sick & holidays; flexible spending account, parking reimbursement; commute reimbursement stipend; 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. 


To Apply: 

Please visit to submit your application, resume, writing sample, and cover letter. 


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



Submission Deadline: 
June 29, 2023
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
4001 Blue Parkway, #300
Kansas City, MO 64130
United States
Phone: (816) 474-6750