LEGAL AID OF WESTERN MISSOURI Staff Attorney in Kansas City, Missouri
Legal Aid seeks a full-time staff attorney for its Housing Plus Unit to represent tenants receiving subsidized housing with landlord/tenant matters.i The position also requires outreach to educate communities of their rights as a tenant and participation in the iJustice in the Hallsi program at the Jackson County Courthouse.i The Justice in the Halls program allows defendants appearing in the Jackson County Court landlord/tenant docket an opportunity to speak with an attorney prior to appearing in court.i The attorney will advise the defendants of their rights in their specific case.i This is a full-time position housed in our Central Office in Kansas City.The qualified candidate must have the following:i 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.i Experience in Housing, Administrative Law, and Missouri Associate Circuit Court civil practice is a plus.i Fluency in Spanish and experience in working with the Hispanic community is preferred.i Flexibility and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team are necessary.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.i As with all job openings at Legal Aid, second language proficiency in a language commonly spoken by Legal Aidis 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.i The ability to speak in a second language, however, is not a requirement for this job.Salary: iContingent on experience.Benefits:i Medical and dental, life, vision, long and short-term disability insurances; 401K/match and retirement plans; paid vacation, sick and holidays; flexible spending account, parking reimbursement; paid CLE and Bar dues and professional development.Please visit http://www.lawmo.org/employment to submit your application, resume, three references, writing sample and cover letter. iLAWMO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Those applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact the Human Resources Department at HR@lawmo.org.