Atlanta Legal Aid Society seeks a staff attorney to work in its Clayton & South Fulton office. The office is a branch of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. The staff is comprised of a managing attorney, six staff attorneys, a pro bono coordinator, and three support staff members. Attorneys in the Clayton & South Fulton office represent low-income people in a wide variety of civil legal matters, using a variety of methods, including community education, brief service, advice and referral, transactional work, negotiation, mediation, and litigation. The attorneys handle a mixed caseload, including domestic relations, housing, consumer, employment, health, public benefits, and education law issues. Attorneys provide community education to low-income people and are encouraged to participate in local bar and social service associations.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates must possess excellent legal writing, oral advocacy and work ethic. Communication and listening skills, ability to work in a team and alone, adaptability, and appreciation of diversity are required. The ability to balance compassion and pragmatism in representing low-income clients is necessary. A Georgia bar license or eligibility to sit for the next exam is required. Demonstrated commitment to public service, participation in law school clinics, trial advocacy courses, familiarity with areas of poverty law, previous work with low-income people, and previous experience in Clayton County are strongly preferred. Fluency in Spanish is highly valued in applicant selection.
Terms: The salary for a licensed attorney is $50,000+, depending upon legal experience. The program provides generous fringe benefits, including paid holidays, vacation, sick, and paid parental leave; health, life, and long and short-term disability insurance; partial payment for dependent health insurance; a salary reduction option for a flexible spending account; voluntary tax-sheltered annuity with 3% match; CLE expenses; and Georgia Bar dues.
To apply: A complete application packet must include a letter of application, résumé, recent writing sample demonstrating your ability to perform legal research and analyze a fact pattern, the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three references, and an official law school transcript. Please send your application as one PDF document, using our online application system; you can access the application at: https://jobs.atlantalegalaid.org/careers/index.php?m=careers&p=candidateRegistration&ID=33
Your application will be acknowledged. No telephone calls please.
EOE: ALAS considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status,
or sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.