The Appointments Committee of the Board of Governors seeks nominations to fill two attorney vacancies on the board of directors of Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM).
Legal Services of Southern Missouri Board of Directors
The Appointments Committee of the Board of Governors seeks nominations to fill two attorney vacancies on the board of directors of Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) as follows:
- One lawyer who resides in Howell, Shannon, or Oregon counties. The individual selected would fill the remainder of an existing term that expires in 2024, at which time he/she would be eligible to serve a full six-year term.
- One lawyer who resides in Greene, Barry, or Lawrence counties. The individual selected would be eligible to serve a full six-year term.
LSSM is a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides core legal services in the areas of domestic/sexual violence, family, consumer, housing, public benefits, and elder law.
The board of directors of LSSM consists of 14 individuals – both lawyers and non-lawyers – from the corporation's service area. Board members serve six-year terms, with a maximum of three terms. The board hosts four meetings per year within its 43-county service area. If a board member is unable to travel to the meeting location, arrangements will be made to allow him/her to participate via telephone. LSSM reimburses board members for actual and reasonable expenses related to his/her attendance at board meetings or other events.
Each member of the board of directors will serve on at least one committee (personnel, finance, legal needs, or client grievance). Board members may expect to allocate up to two hours of time to their task during months in which a board meeting is held, and approximately one hour each of the remaining months. LSSM communicates with its board members monthly through the board's web portal and/or email.
Legal Services Corporation regulations prohibit board members and their law firm members from handling cases through LSSM's Judicare Program.
To apply for this position, submit a letter of interest and resume by 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2021 to email@example.com.
The Missouri Bar is committed to diversity in its appointments to reflect its membership.