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Montana Legal Services Association Attorney for Agricultural Workers & Housing Law in Helena or Billings, Montana

Attorney for Agricultural Workers and Housing Law- Helena, Billings, or Missoula Montana

Join Montana Legal Services Association and make a difference. You’ll enjoy Montana’s outdoor lifestyle while representing those without a voice in our legal system.

MLSA is a progressive Montana non-profit law firm. We offer our attorneys challenging and fulfilling litigation work, a supportive and collegial work environment, a healthy work-life balance, and a generous benefits package.

Who We Are: MLSA is committed to the idea that equal justice under the law is a right, not a privilege. We are zealous advocates for Montanans who struggle to make ends meet and deserve their day in court.

• Our attorneys have pursued impact litigation all the way to Montana’s Supreme Court, helping level the playing field for all Montanans. • We are nationally recognized for our forward-thinking approach to civil legal aid and for our use of technology to advance the cause of justice for all in Montana.

The Position: We’re looking for a Staff Attorney to be based in one of MLSA’s office locations: Helena, Billings, or Missoula. The Staff Attorney will provide poverty law services to clients who are agricultural workers and housing law services to low income clients. The pay range we’re offering is $50,000 and up, depending on experience.

• MLSA offers company-paid health, dental, vision and life insurance; an educational loan repayment assistance program; a 403(b) retirement plan; and eligibility for a health reimbursement or health savings account. • We also offer a generous paid leave package, including annual, personal and sick leave, 12 holidays, and a wellness leave program. • And if you move from another town in Montana to join us, we offer up to $500 for relocation reimbursement (or $1,000 if you move from out of state).

Requirements: • A law degree and current license to practice law in Montana is preferred. We will consider applicants with the ability to waive in with a qualifying UBE score, or a willingness to take and pass the next Montana Bar Exam. • Prior legal services experience is preferred, but a demonstrated commitment to social justice through volunteer activities and internships is valued. • Overnight and day travel to surrounding communities is required as needed. • Ability to speak and write in Spanish preferred.

Responsibilities: • Represent agricultural workers across the state of Montana. • Work in the area of poverty law and housing law • Provide legal services ranging from brief counsel and advice, to full-scale representation and litigation. • Participate in MLSA’s statewide initiatives and impact work, and implement grant and contract requirements through casework.

Why Should You Apply? • Live your values and put your law degree to work by representing people who deserve a voice in our legal system. • Great benefits, generous leave, and competitive pay. • Access to free CLE seminars and opportunities to attend national conferences and trainings. • The chance to hone your litigation skills in a friendly and supportive work environment.

How to Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to The priority deadline for applications is April 30, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

Visit our website to download a detailed job description and to learn more about MLSA, our staff, and the work we do.