Job Opportunities at Kansas Legal Services

PARENT ADVOCATE

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of your fellow Kansans and work with dedicated individuals who make a positive impact daily?  If so, then Kansas Legal Services (KLS) is for you.

 

We seek parent advocates to invest in Kansas families and to help prevent child placement in to foster care. We will hire multiple persons to cover the following service areas:  Douglas, Butler, Sumner and Cowley counties.

 

KLS offers a professional and friendly work environment with integrity as our guiding principle. We are an equal opportunity employer with recruitment efforts focused on ensuring a diverse workforce.  Spanish, bilingual is preferred but is not a requirement for this job.

 

The ideal candidate will have social work training or “lived experience” through involvement as a foster parent or child in need of care case. The essential skills would include having great communication and organizational skills, patience and empathy. This position does not require a four year degree, but it would be helpful.

 

Excellent paid employee benefits include: health, dental, life, disability and paid parking. Starting salary $37,700.

 

Email a resume, writing sample and three professional references to:

Heather File, Human Resource Coordinator at fileh@klsinc.org.

 

EOE and Affirmative Action Employer

 

ACCOUNTANT/BOOKKEEPER

Kansas Legal Services in Topeka is seeking a full-time or part-time accountant/bookkeeper.  Main duties include general ledger payables and receivables and fiscal reporting to granting agencies.  Must be Microsoft Office proficient.  Education or experience in accounting/bookkeeping preferred.  Will consider flexible hours for student schedules.

 

Send cover letter and resume and references to: 

Heather File, Human Resource Coordinator at fileh@klsinc.org

 

 

EOE and Affirmative Action Employer

 

 

ATTORNEY

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of your fellow Kansans and work with dedicated individuals who make a positive impact daily?  If so, then Kansas Legal Services (KLS) is for you.

Kansas Legal Services - Hays seeks a staff attorney to practice general family and civil law representing low-income Kansans. Case work will focus on solving civil legal problems that will increase the social and economic stability of the individual. Focus practice areas will include family, elder and housing law as well as working with victims of crime. The office serves Hays, Kansas and multiple surrounding counties.

KLS offers a professional and friendly work environment with integrity as our guiding principle. We are an equal opportunity employer with recruitment efforts focused on ensuring a diverse workforce.  Spanish, bilingual is preferred but is not a requirement for this job.

The qualified candidate must have the following: a Kansas law license; excellent written and oral communication skills; and a desire and commitment to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal assistance to low-income people.                                

Excellent paid employee benefits include: health, dental, life, disability, malpractice insurance, bar dues, CLE and paid parking. KLS is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness; and eligible to apply for loan repayment assistance through Legal Service Corporation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

Email a resume, writing sample and three professional references to:

Candace Bridgess, Managing Attorney at: bridgessc@klsinc.org

 

EEO & Affirmative Action Employer

 

DIRECTOR OF PRO BONO SERVICES

Kansas Legal Services seeks a Kansas-licensed attorney to oversee our statewide Pro Bono Program and the development and implementation of an annual plan for pro bono services.  (Current plan is available at https://www.kansaslegalservices.org/node/375/pro-bono-resources).

 

Applicants who have experience working with professional volunteers and with Kansas attorneys are encouraged to apply.  

 

A portion of this job involves compliance with Legal Services Corporation regulations on Private Attorney involvement and the LSC Performance Criteria, particularly Performance Area Three, Criterion 2: Private attorney involvement. The program effectively integrates private attorneys in its work in order to supplement the amount and effectiveness of its representation and other services to achieve its goals and objectives. In addition, completing public events with private bar associations to provide "ready to work" legal services (driver's license restoration and expungement) are a part of the job duties.

 

The qualified candidate must have the following: 

  • a Kansas law license;
  • excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • a desire and commitment to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal assistance to low-income people through volunteer attorneys.
  • A valid driver's license will be required.

We are an equal opportunity employer with recruitment efforts focused on ensuring a diverse workforce.

 

Excellent paid employee benefits include: health, dental, life, disability, malpractice insurance, bar dues, CLE and paid parking.

 

KLS is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness; and eligible to apply for loan repayment assistance through Legal Service Corporation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

 

Location of employment could be in any KLS office across the state (11 locations).  Some travel will be required for this position.

 

Email a resume, writing sample and three professional references to

Heather File, Human Resource Coordinator at fileh@klsinc.org.

 

 

EEO & Affirmative Action Employer

 

ATTORNEY

Kansas Legal Services - Manhattan seeks a staff attorney to represent lower income Kansans in the areas of general civil law and housing cases in Riley and Pottawatomie Counties.

Kansas Legal Services offers a professional and friendly work environment with integrity as our guiding principle. We are an equal opportunity employer with recruitment efforts focused on ensuring a diverse workforce.  Spanish bilingual is preferred but is not a requirement for this job.

The qualified candidate must have the following:  a Kansas law license; excellent written and oral communication skills; and a desire and commitment to assist in the delivery of high quality legal assistance to low income people.  Recent law school graduates preparing to take the Bar exam are encouraged to apply.

Excellent paid employee benefits include: health, dental, life, disability, malpractice insurance, bar dues, CLE and paid parking.  KLS is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness; and eligible to apply for loan repayment assistance through Legal Service Corporation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

Email resume and writing sample to

Paul Shipp, Managing Attorney, KLS - Manhattan, at: shippp@klsinc.org.

 

EEO & Affirmative Action Employer

 

ATTORNEY

Kansas Legal Services - Emporia seeks a staff attorney to practice general poverty law representing low-income Kansans. Case work will focus on solving civil, legal problems that will increase the social and economic stability of the individual. Focus practice areas will include family, elder and housing law (mortgage foreclosure defense & landlord tenant), as well as work with victims of crime. The office serves Anderson, Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Lyon, Marion and Morris counties.

 

KLS offers a professional and friendly work environment with integrity as our guiding principle. We are an equal opportunity employer with recruitment efforts focused on ensuring a diverse workforce.  Spanish, bilingual is preferred but is not a requirement for this job.

 

The qualified candidate must have the following: a Kansas law license; excellent written and oral communication skills; and a desire and commitment to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal assistance to low-income people. Recent law school graduates preparing to take the bar exam are encouraged to apply.

 

Excellent paid employee benefits include: health, dental, life, disability, malpractice insurance, bar dues, CLE and paid parking. KLS is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness; and eligible to apply for loan repayment assistance through Legal Service Corporation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

 

Email a resume, writing sample and three professional references to:

Ty Wheeler, Managing Attorney, KLS - Emporia at: wheelert@klsinc.org

 

EEO & Affirmative Action Employer

 

 

ATTORNEY

Kansas Legal Services – Dodge City seeks Kansas-licensed staff attorney for general civil casework focusing on domestic violence victims and immigration in our Dodge City office.  Some travel is involved.  Spanish bilingual a plus.  Paid employee benefits include: health, dental, life, disability, malpractice insurance, bar dues and CLE.  Salary DOE.

Email resume, cover letter and references to 

Heather File, Human Resources Coordinator, at fileh@klsinc.org

 

EEO & Affirmative Action Employer

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: September 3, 2021