Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. (LSEM), a non-profit law firm which provides high quality civil legal assistance and equal access to justice for persons living with low-income/low-opportunity and the elderly without charge, seeks an attorney to work in its Consumer Law Program. The attorney will practice in multiple substantive areas of consumer law including, among others, unfair debt collection, automobile fraud, wrongful repossession of automobiles, unfair and deceptive acts and practices, wrongful foreclosure and mortgage servicing abuse. Advocacy will include client representation in Missouri state and federal court. The position may also involve broad-based community advocacy and possible impact litigation.
Strong work ethic, communication skills, ability to relate well with low-income, disabled and senior clients, flexibility and teamwork required. Previous experience in legal services and/or demonstrated commitment to public interest law work or to legal services for the poor, disabled or elderly is strongly preferred. A background in Consumer Law will be considered a plus. Missouri Bar license or ability to be admitted by the first available exam or by application without examination (i.e. reciprocity) required. The ideal candidate will have strong litigation and advocacy skills, excellent writing ability and be computer proficient.
Application Information:Please send a cover letter and resume to: John Early, Human Resources Director, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, at email@example.com. Submission Deadline: December 9, 2017. Equal access to LSEM’s office is available. Those applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact the Human Resources Director at the e-mail address listed above. LSEM is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.