Staff Attorneys

Authored By: Iowa Legal Aid LSC Funded


Position: Iowa Legal Aid has Staff Attorney openings in its regional offices located in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Mason City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo.  Staff Attorney positions in other Iowa Legal Aid regional offices may open up as the year progresses.


Responsibilities: Staff Attorneys provide free legal assistance and community legal education to low-income people.  Assistance ranges from providing counsel and advice to representation before various agencies and courts.  Areas of priority established by Iowa Legal Aid’s Board of Directors include income maintenance programs, housing, health care, domestic violence, education, individual rights and selected consumer issues. 


Qualifications: Applicants must be graduates of law school and licensed to practice law in Iowa, be eligible for admission on motion or be available for the next scheduled bar examination.  Prior experience in the practice of law or working with poverty law issues is preferred.  Applicants must possess a demonstrated interest in poverty law and have a strong commitment to providing a full range of legal services to low-income people.  Individuals with bilingual skills are encouraged to apply. 


Opening/Closing DateApplications are accepted on an ongoing basis.


Salary/Benefits: Entry level salary is $44,170.  Non-entry level salaries are dependent on experience.  Excellent fringe benefits.


Applications: To apply, submit letter of application (indicate geographic restrictions), resume, law school transcript (recent graduates only), recent representative writing sample, and names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three professional references to:


Attn:  Arlys Kness

Iowa Legal Aid

1111 Ninth Street, Suite 230

Des Moines, Iowa  50314-2527




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