STAFF ATTORNEY

MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR LEGAL SERVICES, INC. (MCLSC) is seeking a

Staff Attorney

for its Gulfport branch office to provide legal assistance primarily to parents needing representation and other assistance in Youth Court of Harrison County, Mississippi.

Qualifications and Responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:

Qualifications

· Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Mississippi

 · Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Mississippi

· At least three years of law practice experience· Excellent written and verbal communications skills

· Excellent organizational, networking, and relationship-building skills

· Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve agreed upon goals

· Commitment to the mission of Mississippi Center for Legal Services

· Experience in Youth Court law, procedures, and proceedings preferred

Job Responsibilities

Provide legal representation and assistance to clients in Youth Court matters and proceedings in Harrison County, including but not necessarily limited to:

· Negotiation and litigation with various divisions and levels of government.

· Negotiation and litigation with various divisions and levels of  government.

· Civil and appellate litigation in state and federal courts

· Alternate dispute resolution

· Seek and maintain a productive working relationship with the Department of Human Services and Harrison County Youth Court

· Representation of parent(s) with neglect, abuse, supervision, and other child welfare issues in Youth Court

· Perform other related tasks as mandated by the Managing Attorney, or Executive Director of Administration.

Salary/fringe benefits

Salary depending on experience; excellent fringe benefits.

Opening/closing dates

Open until filled.

Application

Send resume, writing sample, and three (3) letters of reference to:

Sam H. Buchanan, Jr., Executive Director
Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation
P. O. Drawer 1768
Hattiesburg, MS 39403
(601) 545-2950, Ext 2616

Or e-mail resume to: shbuchanan@mslegalservices.org