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Staff Attorney - Community Schools Project

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Organization Type

Public Interest

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Date Last Verified

Sep 16, 2021

Valid Through

Dec 30, 2021

Posted on

Sep 10, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Davenport, IA, United States

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Practice Area
Education >> Education
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Staff Attorney - Community Schools Project
The candidate will have principal responsibility for working in conjunction with the Executive Director and other staff to establish a new program with the Public Schools, including the establishment of a new legal aid clinic on site in an elementary school in the District. Duties : will be responsible for developing and implementing the project. Building upon the considerable groundwork already laid by Iowa Legal Aid staff, the new Staff Attorney will help launch the opening of the onsite legal clinic and build the project to full scale. Responsibilities include coordinating with school staff and existing and future project partners and coordinating the activities of legal, social work and other volunteers. Will provide free legal assistance and community legal education to low-income people. Also providing counsel and advice to representation before various agencies and courts. Areas of priority established by Legal Aid’s Board of Directors include income maintenance programs, housing, health care, domestic violence, education, individual rights and selected consumer issues. 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. 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. Having bilingual skills are encouraged to apply.

Company info

Arlys Kness
Iowa Legal Aid
1700 South
1st Avenue , Suite 10
Iowa City, IA 52240-1806
Phone: 515-243-2151

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