Job Opportunities at Kansas Legal Services

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ACCOUNTANT

Kansas Legal Services seeks a full-time or part-time accountant/bookkeeper for our administrative office in Topeka. 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.

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ATTORNEY - EMPORIA

Kansas Legal Services - Emporia seeks a staff attorney to practice general poverty law representing low-income Kansans. Casework will focus on solving civil, legal problems that will increase the social and economic stability of the individual. Focus practice areas will include criminal and domestic cases. 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:

 

EOE and Affirmative Action Employer


ATTORNEY - HUTCHINSON

Kansas Legal Services - Hutchinson seeks a Kansas-licensed staff attorney for general civil law representing clients in Reno and surrounding counties. The position will provide mainly civil law. Some travel is involved.

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: 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.

The starting salary for this position is $55,000.  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

 

EOE and Affirmative Action Employer


ATTORNEY - PITTSBURG

Kansas Legal Services - Pittsburg seeks a staff attorney to practice general poverty law representing low income Kansans. Casework 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 work with victims of crime. The office serves Allen, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson 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.

The starting salary for this position is $55,000-$60,000.  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

 

EEO & Affirmative Action Employer


ATTORNEYS - WICHITA

Kansas Legal Services - Wichita seeks two Kansas-licensed staff attorneys for general civil law representing clients in Sedgwick and surrounding counties.

One position will provide mainly civil law.

The other position will be working with our Parent Advocate Program. This program works with families facing challenges in an innovative prevention program that expands legal services available to families.  Some travel is involved.

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: 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.

The starting salary for this position is $55,000.  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

 

EEO & Affirmative Action Employer


MEDIATION ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Kansas Legal Services is looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks.  The position is located in the KLS Administration office in Topeka.

Duties of the Administrative Assistant include: providing support to our Director of Mediation and other managers along with assisting in daily office needs. Some of these duties include: answering the phone, setting up mediations, writing and distributing emails correspondence memos and letters, preparing reports, maintaining an appropriate filing system and providing general support to coworkers and visitors.

The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work. General understanding of Microsoft programs is necessary.

Understanding of mediation or the legal system is a plus. Spanish-bilingual encouraged to apply.

Email resume to:

 

EOE and Affirmative Action Employer.


PARENT ADVOCATE - DODGE CITY, GARDEN CITY

KLS seeks to hire a Parent Advocate to invest in Kansas families and to help prevent child placement into foster care.

We are looking for a person to cover Southwest Kansas including Dodge City, Garden City and other areas nearby.

The ideal candidate will have social work training or “lived experience” through involvement as a foster parent or in a child-in-need-of-care case. The essential skills include having great communication and organizational skills, patience and empathy.

This position does not require a four year degree, but it would be helpful.

KLS offers a professional and friendly work environment. 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.

Excellent paid employee benefits include: health, dental, life, disability and paid parking. Starting salary $36,700.

Email a resume, writing sample and three professional references to

 

EEO & Affirmative Action Employer

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