The Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. seeks an attorney to work in its Fulton Family Law Unit. The office is a work unit of Atlanta Legal Aid Society, located in downtown Atlanta. The unit includes a managing attorney, 3 staff attorneys, 2 paralegals, and an intake specialist.
Attorneys in this unit represent low-income persons in a wide variety of family law problems, using a variety of methods including advice and referral, brief service, transactional work, negotiation, mediation, and litigation. The attorneys handle a mixed caseload including divorce, separate maintenance, custody, visitation, child support, alimony, QDROs, contempt, family violence protective orders, legitimation, name changes, birth certificate establishment, birth certificate amendment, guardianship, juvenile court dependency, adoption, emancipation, domestication of foreign decrees and other areas. Attorneys provide community education and support to various client organizations, regularly help staff the Family Law Consultations in the Fulton Justice Resource Center, and are encouraged to participate in local bar and social service associations.
Qualifications: A Georgia bar license or eligibility to sit for the next exam is required. Qualified candidates must have excellent communication and listening skills, and legal writing and oral advocacy skills. The ability to work in a team and alone, adaptability, appreciation of diversity, and a strong work ethic are required. Demonstrated commitment to public service, participation in law school clinics, trial advocacy courses, familiarity with family and poverty law, and previous work with low-income persons are preferred.
Terms: The salary for a licensed attorney is $55,000+ depending on experience. The program provides generous fringe benefits, including paid holidays, paid time off including 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 $65 deductible and set off of other loan reimbursement amounts); voluntary tax-sheltered annuity with 3% match; Georgia Bar dues; and CLE expenses.
To apply: Submit a complete application packet including a letter of interest; resume; recent writing sample demonstrating your ability to research and analyze a legal issue; the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references; and an official law school transcript. (A copy is acceptable pending your order of an official transcript). Please submit your application as one (1) PDF using our online application system at the following link:
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Out of concern for the health and safety of our staff, clients and their families, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society requires that all new hires be vaccinated for COVID-19.
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