VOCA Staff Attorney

MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR LEGAL SERVICES (MCLSC) is seeking a

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Staff Attorney

for its Hattiesburg and Jackson branch offices.

(Please specify location preference.)

TITLE:         

Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA) Staff Attorney

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

            The VOCA Staff Attorney is responsible for the provision of  a full range of comprehensive legal assistance to eligible clients and client groups (hereinafter referred to collectively as “clients”) as a practicing attorney, licensed in Mississippi, in accordance with program guidelines, priorities, case handler standards & the Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct.

Duties:   Responsible for all phases of the following:

A. Client Advocacy

  1. Maintain an active caseload consistent with the duties of MCLSC staff attorneys;
  2. Keep apprised of changes in the law and other issues that may affect MCLSC's client population, and advise the Managing Attorney and other staff of such issues.

B. Administrative

  1. Conduct or participate in training, public speaking forums, State Bar legal education forums and other public functions on a regular basis;
  2. Comply with office policies and procedures;
  3. Represent the program at meetings and other external functions as may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must hold a JD degree and be licensed in the State of Mississippi at the time of hiring, or become licensed within six months of becoming employed by MCLSC. Demonstrated sensitivity to the legal problems of low-income persons. Strong writing, verbal, analytical and interpersonal skills are required as well as good judgment. Such other experience, qualifications and skills as are deemed appropriate.

SUPERVISOR: 

VOCA Project Director

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. Box 1768
Hattiesburg, MS 39403
(601) 545-2950, Ext 2616

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