Job Postings

Faculty Fellow for LL.M. Program

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law seeks a 75% FTE faculty fellow to serve as the Associate Director of its LL.M. in Lawyering program. The position will work under the direction of the Associate Dean for International Programs to assist in marketing of and recruiting students to the LL.M. program, mentoring LL.M. students from orientation to graduation, managing administrative aspects of the program, and teaching LL.M. specific courses such as the LL.M. tutorial, the Legal English Workshop, and coaching the international arbitration moot. The program enrolls approximately 20 LL.M. students per year and has ambitions to grow to 30 student enrollments per year. The primary recruitment model is the development of partnerships with overseas institutions. This is a one-year contract eligible for annual reappointment contingent upon law school need, funding availability, and successful job performance. The position includes UMKC’s customary employment benefits (medical, dental, etc.), but also includes access to an H1-B visa for those who are not U.S. Citizens or permanent residents and tuition remission for the UMKC J.D. program (when taken part-time during the fellowship).

The School of Law seeks applications from those with a strong commitment to educating lawyers for the twenty-first century and who desire to join a collegial, innovative, collaborative community. Useful, but not required, past experiences include: marketing and recruitment (especially for a law school); an LL.M. from a U.S. law school; teaching, mentoring or coaching (including ESL and academic support); participation in moot court, trial advocacy or other legal competitions (especially international arbitration); and legal practice (particularly in an international or cross-cultural setting).

UMKC is the urban law school of the University of Missouri System and is located on a beautiful landscaped campus in the Country Club Plaza area of Kansas City, Missouri.  It is the only law school in a diverse and vibrant metropolitan area of more than two million people and offers courses leading to J.D. or LL.M. degrees for approximately 400 students.  It benefits from its metropolitan location, the presence of 150 federal agencies, a large and academically talented pool of student applicants, a strong university with opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, a dedicated faculty and staff, and strong community and alumni support.

UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability. To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.

Applicants must apply through the UMKC’s Human Resources website: http://www.umkc.edu/hr/career-opportunities/default.asp.

Inquiries may be directed to:

Associate Dean Jeffrey E. Thomas, Chair

LL.M. Faculty Fellow Appointments Committee

UMKC School of Law

500 E. 52nd St.

Kansas City, MO 64110

thomasje@umkc.edu

The committee will begin reviewing applications on or after July 10, 2016; the position will remain open until filled.

Legal Aid of Western Missouri

The Community Economic Development Unit of Legal Aid of Western Missouri is seeking a full-time attorney in one of its satellite offices in Kansas City, Missouri. The attorney will work with local nonprofit community development corporations and neighborhood associations on targeted inner-city community improvement initiatives. This position will focus heavily on: (a) real estate transactions and civil land-use litigation seeking vacant home reclamation for affordable housing, (b) community re-investment advocacy with lending institutions, and (c) land use disputes before municipal planning and regulatory bodies.

Candidates must have the following: a Missouri law license (or the ability to obtain a Missouri license soon after hire), sensitivity to diverse communities, ability to work independently, excellent judgment, strong reasoning and writing abilities, good organizational habits, highly motivated, and the ability to learn quickly. Preferred credentials include: strong academic achievements (including moot court, law review, law journal, or practical clinical experience), litigation experience, background in community development, some knowledge of banking regulations or a background in business and commitment to public interest law.

Legal Aid of Western Missouri 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.

As with all job openings at Legal Aid, second language proficiency in a language commonly spoken by Legal Aid’s clients or potential clients, including but not limited to Spanish, will be viewed favorably in our hiring decision for this job. The ability to speak in a second language, however, is not a requirement for this job.

Starting salary: $41,365 + D.O.E.

Benefits: Medical & dental, life, vision, long & short term disability insurances; 401K/match and retirement plans, paid vacation, sick & holidays; flexible spending account, parking & travel reimbursement.

How to Apply

The supervisor for this position is attorney Michael Duffy. Please submit resumé, writing sample, school transcript, three professional references and cover letter on-line at http://www.lawmo.org/employment

LAWMO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Those applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact the Human Resources Department at HR@lawmo.org.

The City of Kansas City

The City of Kansas City, Missouri Law Department has two full-time positions with starting pay of $59,340 plus excellent benefits.

CORPORATE DIVISION: Represents the City of Kansas City by providing legal advice to City Departments and filing civil actions regarding nuisance properties, dangerous buildings assessments, and receivership cases. All work is performed under the direction of the City Attorney

LITIGATION DIVISION: Defends workers’ compensation claims brought against the City of Kansas City Missouri and the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Investigates claims, reviews of medical records, and takes depositions and other forms of discovery. Appears before the Administrative Law Judges at the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation for conferences, mediations and hearings. All work is performed under the direction of the City Attorney.

Qualifications: REQUIRES graduation from an accredited school of law. Must be admitted to the MO Bar Association and possess the right to practice in all courts in the State of Missouri.
Interested candidates must submit an on-line application at kcmo.gov/careers and include a cover letter, a resume, and Law School Transcript, with one of these documents containing the applicant’s relative standing in class at graduation (class rank). Interviewees will need 3 references and a writing sample. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months of appointment.

 

Assistant City Attorney DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DIVISION (part-time), City of Kansas City, Missouri, Law Department/Domestic Violence Division/1101 Locust. $28.53/hour. Normal Work Days/Hours: Vary. Reviews Domestic Violence warrant applications and police reports within 96 hours of submission by the police department. Reviews accuracy of charging language, charge codes, police reports, witness information and additional evidence. Requests issuance of warrants from the DV judge. Evaluates cases and assesses evidence needed for prosecution of the charges. Deadline: May 30, 2017 

Assistant City Attorney MUNICIPAL COURT PROSECUTION DIVISION (full-time), City of Kansas City, Missouri. Law Department/Municipal Prosecution Division/414 East 12th Street. $4,945/month, Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Represents the City of KCMO in court room prosecution of all types of ordinance violations. Appears in Kansas City Municipal Court on a daily basis as well as possibly appearing in state courts on trial de novo cases. Reviews charge codes, charge language, and police reports. Processes non-DV warrant applications, makes contact with witnesses, prepares cases for trial, and prepares negotiated pleas for defense counsel. Represents the city on probation violations and assessing cases/defendants for entry into specialized dockets.