Iowa Legal Aid has a Staff Attorney opening in its Waterloo Regional Office. Staff Attorney positions in other Iowa Legal Aid regional offices may open in the future.
Responsibilities: Staff Attorneys provide free legal assistance and community legal education to low-income people. Iowa Legal Aid is dedicated to providing high quality legal services in areas of priority as established by its Board of Directors. Priority areas include income maintenance programs, housing, health care, domestic violence, education, individual rights and selected consumer issues. Iowa Legal Aid also has a strong commitment to community legal education.
The current opening in Waterloo is partially funded by the Victim of Crime Act (VOCA). The VOCA funded Staff Attorney will help victims of crime, primarily with protection orders, dissolutions of marriage and other emergency family law matters.
Applicants must be graduates of law school and licensed to practice law in Iowa, be eligible for admission on motion or be available for the next scheduled bar examination. Prior experience in the practice of law or working with poverty law issues is preferred. Applicants must possess a demonstrated interest in poverty law and have a strong commitment to providing a full range of legal services to low-income people. Individuals with bilingual skills are encouraged to apply.
To apply, submit letter of application, resume, law school transcript, recent representative writing sample, and names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three professional references
Additional Salary Information: Non-entry level salaries are dependent on experience. Excellent fringe benefits.
Internal Number: SA-WATVOC
About Iowa Legal Aid
Founded in 1977, Iowa Legal Aid serves eligible clients in all 99 Iowa counties through our ten regional offices. For over forty years, we have provided hope, dignity and justice to low-income people, seniors, veterans, farmworkers, and other vulnerable groups through direct legal services and community education. Our primary practice areas include public benefits, housing, health care, domestic violence & family, education, employment, individual rights, consumer protection, and collateral consequences. More information about Iowa Legal Aid can be found at www.iowalegalaid.org and www.iowalegalaidfoundation.org.