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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
ProfileStaff Attorney Candidate will outreach to educate communities of their rights as a tenant and participation in the â€œJustice in the Hallsâ€ program at the Jackson County Courthouse. Attend defendants appearing in the County Court landlord/tenant docket an opportunity to speak with an attorney prior to appearing in court. Will advise the defendants of their rights in their specific case.
Qualification and Experience
Candidate must have the following: A Missouri law license; excellent written and oral communication skills; and a desire and commitment to assist in the delivery of high quality legal assistance to low income people. Experience in Housing, Administrative Law, and Missouri Associate Circuit Court civil practice is a plus. Fluency in Spanish and experience in working with the Hispanic community is preferred. Flexibility and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team are necessary. As with all job openings at Legal Aid, second language proficiency in a language commonly spoken by Legal Aidâ€™s clients or potential clients, including but not limited to Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Somali or Dinka will be viewed favorably in our hiring decision for this job. The ability to speak in a second language, however, is not a requirement.
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Legal Aid of Western Missouri
1125 Grand Blvd., , 1900
Kansas City, MO 64106