Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project (CVLAP) has openings for Staff Attorneys focused on domestic violence or elder abuse. CVLAP is a statewide program of Michigan Advocacy Program with attorneys throughout Michigan in Alpena, Battle Creek, Escanaba, Dearborn, Detroit, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Marquette, Monroe, Mt. Clemens, Muskegon, Pontiac, Saginaw, Southfield, Ypsilanti, and Warren. The list of the locations of current openings can be found on the application form.
Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP) provides access to the justice system for those who need it the most through its local legal services offices, Legal Services of South Central Michigan and Farmworker Legal Services, as well several statewide advocacy programs housed at Michigan Statewide Advocacy Services: Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project, Michigan Poverty Law Program, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, and Michigan Legal Help Program. For more information, visit miadvocacy.org.
MAP has partnered with Legal Services of Eastern Michigan, Legal Aid of Western Michigan, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, Legal Services of Northern Michigan, and Lakeshore Legal Aid to provide outreach and a wide range of legal representation and advocacy to victims of crime, primarily domestic violence and elder abuse survivors, under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).
Applicants should be licensed to practice law in Michigan or be eligible to waive in or to take the next Michigan bar examination. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to underserved populations—experience with issues impacting domestic violence or elder abuse survivors is ideal. Salary starts at $46,000 for new attorneys; salary for experienced attorneys will depend on experience. Includes excellent benefits.
MAP is committed to inclusion and diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, marital status, arrest record, weight and height, sex, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.
If you have questions, you can reach Emily Miller, CVLAP Managing Attorney, at email@example.com.
- Complete this application form, which lists the locations of current openings.
- Send a resume and cover letter with “CVLAP Staff Attorney in [Location(s)]” in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org.