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Cobb Staff Attorney

Atlanta Legal Aid Society (“Legal Aid”) seeks a Staff Attorney for its Cobb County office located in downtown Marietta. Our nonprofit represents low-income people in a variety of civil legal matters including family, housing, consumer, public benefits, education, and health law. The staff currently consists of a Managing Attorney, a Pro Bono Project Manager, a TPO Project Manager, 6 staff attorneys, 3 part-time attorneys, and 8 support staff members.

Responsibilities: The Staff Attorney handles a mixed caseload using a variety of methods including community education, courthouse clinics, advice and referral, brief service, transactional work, negotiation, mediation, and litigation. A high percentage of the caseload will consist of housing and family law matters, and a significant part of this position entails litigation. Attorneys are also encouraged to participate in task forces, committees, social service organizations, and local bar associations.

Qualifications: Membership in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia (preferred) or eligibility to sit for the next exam is required. Applicants must possess a strong work ethic, excellent legal writing and oral advocacy skills, good communication and listening skills, and the ability to work in a team and alone. Adaptability, appreciation of diversity, and the ability to balance compassion and pragmatism are necessary.  A demonstrated commitment to public service, participation in law school clinics or trial advocacy courses, familiarity with poverty law, and previous work with low-income people are strongly preferred. Proficiency in languages other than English is highly valued.

Salary and Benefits: The salary is $55,250+ depending on experience. Salaries increase annually based on a salary scale. The program provides generous fringe benefits including 13 paid holidays, 6 weeks paid time off, 6 weeks 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; educational loan reimbursement up to $600 per month (after a set off of other loan reimbursement amounts); voluntary tax-sheltered annuity with 3% match; Georgia Bar dues and CLE expenses. Legal Aid offers a hybrid work schedule that allows staff to work 2 days remotely subject to management approval and a probationary employment period.

Application Requirements: Submit a letter of interest; resume; writing sample (advice letter, pleading, legal memorandum, or brief); official law school transcript (a copy is acceptable pending your order of an official transcript); and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references (preferably individuals who have supervised or managed your work) as one (1) PDF using our online application system at

For technical difficulties in submitting your application, please email [email protected].

Your application will be acknowledged. No phone calls please.

ALAS considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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