Staff Attorney (Municipal Court Unit)
The Municipal Court Unit is seeking a full time staff attorney to represent indigent defendants in Kansas City Municipal Court. The primary responsibility of this attorney is to provide legal representation to indigent defendants on jailable city ordinance violations.
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: 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.
Please submit resume, three professional references, and cover letter on-line at http://www.lawmo.org/careers/current-openings .
LAWMO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Those applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact the Human Resources Department at HR@lawmo.org.