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Staff Attorney (Protecting Immigrant Families)

Description: 

Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s Kansas City office has an immediate opening for a full-time attorney for our Protecting Immigrant Families Project.  The successful candidate must be licensed to practice law in Missouri and be committed to serving clients with limited English proficiency who are survivors of domestic violence.  It is preferred the applicant filling this position be bilingual in Spanish and English, however it is not required.  Job duties include maintaining a caseload representing clients in Full Orders of Protection under the Adult Abuse Act in Clay, Jackson Platte, and Cass Counties. This attorney will also do outreach work with domestic violence shelters and participate in regional domestic violence prevention organizations.

 

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.  Fluency in both English and Spanish is strongly preferred for this position, however it is not a requirement for this job.

 

Salary:  $50,310 + 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; 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.

 

Requirements: 

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Missouri or be able to obtain their license.

To Apply: 

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 and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Those applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact the Human Resources Department at HR@lawmo.org.

 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
September 13, 2022
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
4001 Blue Parkway, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64130
United States
Phone: (816) 474-6750