The Atlanta Legal Aid Society (“Legal Aid”) seeks a full-time Intake Attorney for its Kinship Care Project. The Kinship Care Project assists relative and nonrelative caregivers in stabilizing the legal relationship between the caregiver and the child through guardianship, custody and adoption proceedings, and in maximizing the resources available to the household. The Project is located in Downtown Atlanta, and the staff consists of a Managing Attorney, three Staff Attorneys, a Screening Attorney, and two Paralegals.
Responsibilities: The Intake Attorney conducts intake; provides advice, brief service and referrals; and may be assigned cases for representation. The Attorney also develops outreach materials and presentations; performs community education and outreach; and performs other tasks as needed. The Intake Attorney is expected to participate in local bar associations and social service organizations, and provide support to various client organizations.
Qualifications: A Georgia bar license or eligibility to sit for the next exam, and three years of relevant legal experience are required. Candidates must possess the ability to gather relevant information, thoroughly investigate facts, assess eligibility and make determinations regarding the appropriate level of service to be provided based on priorities and resources. Candidates must also possess excellent communication and listening skills, excellent legal writing and oral advocacy skills, and have a solid work ethic. Compassion and patience, the ability to work in a team and alone, adaptability, and an appreciation of diversity and inclusion are required. Demonstrated commitment to public service, participation in law school clinics and pro bono projects, trial advocacy courses, familiarity with areas of poverty law, and previous work with low-income people are strongly preferred.
Salary and Benefits: The salary is $59,600+ 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 per month deductible and set off of other loan reimbursement amounts); voluntary tax-sheltered annuity with 3% match; CLE expenses; and Georgia Bar dues. 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 which demonstrates your ability to research and analyze legal issues; official law school transcript; and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references to: https://atlantalegalaid.org/about-us/jobs/
Please complete the application form and upload the documents requested above as one (1) PDF.
For technical difficulties in submitting your application, please email career @ atlantalegalaid.org.
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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.
ALAS considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected status.