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Staff Attorney - Springfield

Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assuring equal access to justice in civil matters for low-income individuals and families.  LSSM is seeking a staff attorney to work within its partnership with the Missouri Job Center.  This partnership was created to remove legal barriers to employment for low-income people by integrating legal advocacy within workforce development efforts.   This position is embedded at the Missouri Job Center located on Sunshine Street in Springfield, MO, and works every Wednesday at the Northside Missouri Job Center office.

The attorney will provide legal representation and advice in the areas of housing, domestic issues, financial, health, immigration, elderly and many others, including some social services.  Responsibilities will also include educating workforce development staff and other advocacy organizations located at the Missouri Job Center.

Qualifications:  Must be licensed to practice law in Missouri; possess excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work effectively with low-income clients; and a demonstrated commitment to poverty law.  A minimum of three years’ experience required.

Travel required.  Salary DOE.  Excellent fringe benefits.  LSSM is an equal opportunity employer.  LSSM does not discriminate in admissions, access, treatment or employment, in its programs or activities on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.