Atlanta Legal Aid Society (“Legal Aid”) seeks a Staff Attorney to focus on advice and brief service in its Gwinnett County office and the Gwinnett County Law Library located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Our non-profit law firm represents low-income people in a variety of civil legal matters including family, housing, consumer, public benefits, education and health law. The Gwinnett County office is currently comprised of a managing attorney, 6 full-time attorneys, a part-time attorney, 4 paralegals, and 2 support staff.
Responsibilities: The Staff Attorney will work 3 days a week in the Gwinnett County Law Library providing consultations, brief service, and advice in civil legal matters to residents of Gwinnett County and nonresidents with cases filed or needing to be filed in the Gwinnett County Courts; and 2 days a week in the Gwinnett County office creating and revising pro se family law forms, brochures, and other resources. The Staff Attorney will also develop and deliver quarterly presentations on legal topics relevant to pro se litigants.
Qualifications: A Georgia bar license and at least 3 years of litigation experience in the area of family law are required. Applicants must possess excellent legal writing skills, good communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a team and alone, adaptability, and appreciation of diversity. Experience in housing, consumer, public benefits, education, and health law; a demonstrated commitment to public service; prior work with low-income people; participation in law school clinics and trial advocacy courses are preferred. Proficiency in languages other than English, particularly Spanish, is highly valued.
Salary and Benefits: This is a grant-funded position expected to continue through 2024 with the potential for annual renewal. The salary is $59,600+ 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.
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 e-mail addresses of three professional references (preferably individuals who have supervised or managed your work) as one (1) PDF using our online application system at atlantalegalaid.org/jobs.
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