Job summary: This position is funded for 12 months from the date of hire and may be extended subject to future agency funding. The attorney will work 20 hours per week to support our response to the legal needs of our communities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The attorney will practice in the areas of family law, housing law, and/or consumer issues, depending upon client needs and fellows’ interest and experience. The attorney will also be expected to cultivate and develop relationships with the staff of partner organizations.
Agency Description: Legal Aid Corporation of Tippecanoe County fights for compassionate justice by providing high quality legal representation for low-income individuals and families in Tippecanoe County. We provide free civil legal services in the areas of family law, landlord/tenant, and small claims defense. Legal Aid is funded by the Indiana Civil Legal Aid Fund, United Way of Greater Lafayette, and our generous private donors.
Responsibilities: Among other duties as assigned, the COVID Response attorney will:
Perform intakes and review applications for legal services.
Provide legal services for clients in family law, housing, consumer, and other poverty law areas.
Cultivate relationships with community partners serving individuals affected by COVID-19.
Plan, implement, and staff regular outreach sessions with community partners.
Develop and maintain networking relationships with local bar associations and with local, state and federal governments and community agencies that serve our client population.
Exhibit a high level of personal energy, organization and commitment to the position and the Legal Aid mission.
Qualifications: J.D. degree after graduation from an ABA-accredited law school is required. At least two (2) years of legal experience post-J.D. is preferred. Admitted to practice law in Indiana. Demonstrated commitment to provide access to justice for low-income individuals and households.