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Staff Attorney (Spanish Speaking)

Description: 

JOB DESCRIPTION:  STAFF ATTORNEY (SPANISH SPEAKING) – SW Detroit, MI

Organization Overview:

Lakeshore Legal Aid (LLA) strives to serve its clients in a holistic manner to address clients’ legal issues and improve our communities.  LLA provides free legal assistance in 47 counties in Michigan through our offices located in Detroit, Pontiac, Warren, Dearborn, Southfield, Mt. Clemens, Riverview, Port Huron, and Caro.  Our work includes housing, family, and consumer, and public benefits law.   

Position Overview:

LLA is seeking a dedicated lawyer who will advocate and litigate on behalf of low-income and senior clients.  Staff attorneys will be responsible for representing clients in a holistic manner to achieve clients’ goals through advocacy including litigation.  In addition to individual client representation, staff attorneys are expected to be active in the community through participation in outreach and community organizations.  Staff attorneys will treat clients, co-workers, and others with dignity and respect.  

Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality legal representation to clients in accordance with LLA’s Advocacy Manual and Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Represent clients in litigation, administrative advocacy, and other advocacy forums.
  • Engage in appellate work, complex, and major litigation.
  • Identify, develop, and implement advocacy strategies to address systemic legal problems.
  • Provide counselling, advice, and other brief services and referrals.
  • Participate in client outreach and community organizations.
  • Ensure compliance with funding requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications/Job Requirements:
  • Juris Doctor
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is required.
  • Admission to Michigan Bar (or ability to be admitted through reciprocity)
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono work
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organize, plan, prioritize, meet deadlines, and work under pressure
  • Flexibility

Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and includes excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability, retirement plan, paid time off and personal time.

 

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to resumes@lakeshorelegalaid.org.

 

LLA values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Requirements: 
Qualifications/Job Requirements:
  • Juris Doctor
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is required.
  • Admission to Michigan Bar (or ability to be admitted through reciprocity)
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono work
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organize, plan, prioritize, meet deadlines, and work under pressure
  • Flexibility
To Apply: 

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to resumes@lakeshorelegalaid.org.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
May 1, 2019
Organization Information: 
Lakeshore Legal Aid
30500 Van Dyke Suite 601
Warren, MI 48093
United States
Phone: 586-510-1814