Employment, Volunteer, and Internship Opportunities
Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. (ILAS) is the largest public interest law firm in the State of Idaho. The firm has offices in Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Nampa, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls. ILAS also maintains four statewide attorney-staffed advice lines, addressing senior, housing, domestic violence, and Covid-19 related legal issues. ILAS seeks equal justice for the underprivileged and low-income community through legal representation, community outreach, and education.
Whether you are staff, a student, or a volunteer, Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. offers interesting and challenging work where you can help those in need, develop new skills, and gain insight into your community.
Information regarding available employment, internship, externship, and volunteer opportunities is listed below. If you are interested in Pro Bono Opportunities, please click here: Pro Bono.
Idaho Legal Aid Services is seeking applicants for a full time (37.5 hours per week) Managing Attorney in our Coeur d'Alene office. This position will supervise the staff of ILAS’s Coeur d’Alene office and will represent clients with critical legal needs in areas such as family law where there is domestic violence, housing law, Indian law, and public entitlements. This position also involves conducting outreach and education to individuals and organizations that serve our client community, which may include LGBTQ, unhoused, refugee, veteran, immigrant, and Latino groups. Must be a member of the Idaho State Bar or able to readily transfer based on their UBE score.The ideal candidate will have a history of public service and 3+ years of litigation or family law experience. Duties will include independently managing caseload from beginning to end, communicating with clients, providing timely reporting, drafting legal documents, making court appearances, and office management and supervision.
Salary depends on experience. For example, annual salary with three years of experience would start at $55,200, or with six years of experience would start at $59,400. Excellent benefits include life, health, dental, and disability insurance. Email your cover letter, resume and list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is July 27, 2021. ILAS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. See full announcement for further details. View full Announcement
Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS) has a full time (37.5 hours per week) staff attorney position available in our Coeur d'Alene office. The attorney will provide legal representation to vulnerable Idahoans with critical needs. Cases may include housing (evictions, foreclosures, housing discrimination); representing survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in family law matters; public entitlements; elder law; and Indian Law (including some criminal work). Services will range from legal advice through litigation. Must be a member of the Idaho State Bar or able to readily transfer based on their UBE score. Extra consideration given to applicants with a history of public service or fluency in languages relevant to our client community. The entry-level annual salary for this position for a person with one year or less of experience is $50,000. ILAS offers an excellent benefits package.
Email your cover letter, resume and list of three references to email@example.com. Application deadline is July 30, 2021. ILAS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. See full announcement for further details. View full Announcement
Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS) has a part time (30 hours per week) legal secretary position available in our Pocatello office. The preferred candidate is compassionate, organized, and proficient in Microsoft Office (primarily Word and Excel) and Google applications, have a high attention to detail and strong people skills. Excellent benefits, Spanish-speaking a plus but not required. Email your cover letter, resume and list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is August 20, 2021. ILAS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. See full announcement for further details. View full Announcement
Part-Time Legal Secretary - Coeur d'Alene Office
Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. (ILAS) is seeking a part-time legal secretary to work at its Coeur d’Alene Office. We are looking for applicants who want to use their legal secretary skills and passion to fulfill ILAS’s mission of providing equal access to justice for low-income people through quality advocacy and education. The ideal applicant is cheerful, resourceful, enjoys working with the public, and has a can-do attitude. We seek candidates proficient in Microsoft Office (primarily Word and Excel), and Google applications; with experience drafting and filing pleadings; and who work with a high attention to detail. Preference given to bilingual Spanish speakers. Annual salary for 80% position is $20,800 and up DOE. Excellent benefits including life, health, dental, and disability insurance; generous sick and vacation leave benefits; and a 30-hour workweek. Applications accepted until position is filled. Send cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers for three references to Sherry Leavitt, Office Manager for the Coeur d’Alene Office, at email@example.com. ILAS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Please view the full job announcement in our attachments below.
Internship, Externship, and Volunteer Opportunities
Information regarding available employment, internship, externship, and volunteer opportunities with Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. are listed below.
If you are interested in Pro Bono Opportunities through the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program, please click here for more information: Pro Bono.
Volunteers are vital for us to serve our client community. Legal volunteers, such as active and retired attorneys, law and paralegal students, and financial and accounting sector volunteers and marketing, media, or communication sector volunteers, contribute invaluable services to our offices each year.
If you are interested in volunteering at an ILAS office, please call our statewide number at: (208) 746-7541 to be connected to your local office's volunteer coordinator.
Internships and Externships
Opportunities: 1L, 2L, or 3L Internships or Externships; select offices may offer undergraduate internships
Compensation: Unpaid; Credit Available
Position Description: The intern/extern will work with staff attorneys on legal research projects and will assist with cases. The intern may work in a variety of legal areas, including housing, family and domestic violence, consumer, public benefits, guardianships, wills and trusts, elder, and/or Indian law.
The intern will have the opportunity to take on substantial responsibilities, which may include: calling and meeting with clients; interviewing witnesses; assisting in trial preparation; researching and writing briefs and memorandums; drafting complaints and other pleadings; and/or conducting educational workshops. The intern may also be responsible for administrative tasks like filing and copying.
Time Commitment: The time commitment for internship or externship will generally be governed by the law student's school's requirements to obtain credit. For interns who will not receive credit, the weekly time commitment is negotiable. However, for a summer internship, at least fifteen hours per week for eight weeks is required.
Qualifications: 1L applicants must have completed the first year of law school. 2L or 3L applicants may be in any semester of study. The applicant must have an interest in working with the low-income community and addressing poverty law issues. The applicant should: be self-motivated; possess a strong sense of justice; exhibit professionalism; be willing to work under deadlines; and, have excellent interpersonal skills and quality legal writing skills or a strong interest in improving his or her writing ability.
For more information regarding internship or externship opportunities, please call our statewide phone number at: (208) 746-7541 to be connected to the intern/extern coordinator at your local office.