The HELP Regional Office provides legal assistance to low-income residents in Scott and Clinton Counties in eastern Iowa. Davenport is located on the Mississippi River and is part of the Quad Cities metropolitan area. The office staff includes three staff attorneys, a paralegal, office manager, AmeriCorps member and several volunteers.
The Managing Attorney is responsible for a wide range of legal and administrative responsibilities. Iowa Legal Aid is dedicated to providing high quality legal services in areas of priority identified by its Board of Directors. Priority areas include income maintenance programs, housing, health care, domestic violence, education, individual rights and selected consumer issues. The Managing Attorney is responsible for working with multiple funding sources. Iowa Legal Aid has a strong commitment to community legal education. Manager will work with other units of Iowa Legal Aid’s statewide program, including using new technologies to conduct client intake.
Preference will be given to those applicants with at least three years of legal experience, background in and commitment to working with low-income people and experience handling claims in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Iowa or be available to take the next scheduled bar examination.
Submit the following application packet to email@example.com:
A letter of application
Three professional references
Law school transcript
A recent representative legal writing sample
Applicants must have:
Three years of legal experience
Background in and commitment to working with low-income people
Experience handling claims in state and federal courts and administrative agencies
Licensed to practice law in the state of Iowa or available to take next scheduled bar examination
Additional Salary Information: Salary dependent on experience, excellent fringe benefits
Iowa Legal Aid provides free legal assistance with civil legal problems involving basic necessities for low-income individuals in all 99 Iowa counties. Offices are located in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Mason City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo. Iowa Legal Aid helps clients who meet income and asset guidelines, based on the size of the household. ...Some Iowans in need of assistance, including those who are 60 and older, may be exempt from financial guidelines. A fee is not charged for services, however, clients may need to pay court filing fees or other costs of representation; Assistance ranges from providing counsel and advice to representation before various agencies and courts. Services are provided in the following areas: Consumer, Education, Employment, Family, Health, Housing, Benefit Programs and Individual Rights. Iowa Legal Aid does community legal education presentations and has over 20 printed booklets on various legal topics; a variety of legal educational materials are also available on Iowa Legal Aid’s website, www.iowalegalaid.org.