Legal Aid of Western Michigan seeks staff attorney

Legal Aid of Western Michigan (LAWM) has an opening in its Muskegon office for an experienced staff attorney.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: LAWM provides free legal services to low income persons and Seniors in a wide variety of poverty law areas including consumer, housing, bankruptcy, public benefits and family law.

LAWM covers 17 counties in western Michigan from five offices with a full time staff of 51. The Muskegon office currently has a staff of four attorneys and handles cases in Muskegon, Lake, Mason, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola counties.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Michigan or eligible to be admitted by waiver. Applicants must possess both written and oral advocacy skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of persons in poverty. The applicant must be willing to live in the Muskegon/Lakeshore community. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is valued by LAWM.

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LAWM is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to: Juan Salazar, Executive Director, Legal Aid of Western Michigan 25 Division Avenue South, Grand Rapids MI 49503, or
The position was posted June 6.

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