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Montana Legal Services Association | Missoula, MT
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Montana Legal Services Association


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Published 7 days ago

April 1, 2020
February 25, 2020
$50,000 - $53,000$50,000 and up, DOE.

Join Montana Legal Services Association and make a difference. You’ll enjoy Montana’s outdoor lifestyle while representing those without a voice in our legal system.

MLSA is a progressive Montana non-profit law firm. We offer our attorneys challenging and fulfilling litigation work, a supportive and collegial work environment, a healthy work-life balance, and a generous benefits package.

Who We Are: MLSA is committed to the idea that equal justice under the law is a right, not a privilege. We are zealous advocates for Montanans who struggle to make ends meet and deserve their day in court.

  • Our attorneys have pursued impact litigation all the way to Montana’s Supreme Court, helping to level the playing field for all Montanans.
  • We are nationally recognized for our forward-thinking approach to civil legal aid and for our use of technology to advance the cause of justice for all in Montana.

The Position: We’re looking for a Health Justice Partnership Attorney to be based in MLSA’s Missoula office, working with the health care team at The Providence St. Patrick Hospital to screen for health-harming legal needs and treat those needs by providing legal services to positively impact a client’s health. The pay range we’re offering is $50,000 and up, depending on experience.

  • MLSA offers company-paid health, dental, vision and life insurance; an educational loan repayment assistance program; a 403(b) retirement plan; and eligibility for a health reimbursement or health savings account.
  • We also offer a generous paid leave package, including annual, personal and sick leave, and a wellness leave program.
  • And if you move from another town in Montana to join us, we offer up to $500 for relocation reimbursement (or $1,000 if you move from out of state).

Requirements:

  • A law degree and current license to practice law in Montana is preferred. We will consider applicants with the ability to waive in with a qualifying UBE score, or a willingness to take and pass the next Montana Bar Exam.
  • Prior legal services experience is preferred, but a demonstrated commitment to social justice through volunteer activities and internships is valued.
  • Overnight and day travel to surrounding communities is required as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct training, hold regular office hours, and provide legal services to address patients’ needs at the Hospital.
  • Assist clients with general poverty law issues including consumer, housing, employment, public benefits, and probate.
  • Provide legal services ranging from brief counsel and advice, to full-scale representation and litigation.
  • Coordinate and support the medical legal partnership, including organizing regular partnership meetings, and assisting with evaluation and data collection.

The Location: You’ll be based in Missoula, home of the University of Montana and the Alexander Blewett III School of Law. You’ll enjoy easy access to world-class skiing, hiking, natural hot springs, and fly-fishing. A college-town vibe and bustling economy make Missoula one of Montana’s most vibrant cities.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Live your values and put your law degree to work by representing people who deserve a voice in our legal system.
  • Great benefits, generous leave, and competitive pay.
  • Access to free CLE seminars and opportunities to attend national conferences and trainings.
  • The chance to hone your litigation skills in a friendly and supportive work environment. 

Join Montana Legal Services Association and make a difference. You’ll enjoy Montana’s outdoor lifestyle while representing those without a voice in our legal system.

MLSA is a progressive Montana non-profit law firm. We offer our attorneys…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required

Benefits

MLSA offers an attractive benefits package, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement and educational loan repayment assistance.

MLSA offers an attractive benefits package, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement and educational loan repayment assistance.

How to Apply

Send a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and the names of three references by email to hiring@mtlsa.org.  

Visit our website to download a detailed job description and to learn more about MLSA, our staff, and the work we do.

Send a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and the names of three references by email to hiring@mtlsa.org.  

Visit our website to download a detailed job description and to learn…

Location

1535 Liberty Lane, 110D, Missoula, MT 59808

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