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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, guardianships, juvenile matters and orders of protection. The position may also include additional case work in civil matters such as housing, public benefits, consumer rights, unemployment or educational law 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 main duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: maintain a caseload, quantity to be determined by the Supervising and/or Managing Attorney; represent clients as necessary and within legal restrictions in administrative, judicial, and legislative forums; trial preparation and in-court appearances will be required along with administrative duties; undertake community legal education or outreach activities as designated by the Supervising and/or Managing Attorney; provide assistance to Volunteer Attorney Project (VAP) attorneys as required; and participate in training programs designed to increase knowledge and skills development.
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.
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: $48,204 + Depending on experience
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.
Please visit http://www.lawmo.org/careers/current-openings 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 HR@lawmo.org.
Job Type: Full Time