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Pro Bono Unit Staff Attorney

Atlanta Legal Aid Society (“Legal Aid”) seeks a Staff Attorney to work in its Pro Bono Unit located in downtown Atlanta. 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 Pro Bono Unit is currently comprised of a managing attorney and two full-time paralegals. The staff in this unit manage pro bono projects in our five-county service area and provide support and strategic planning for all pro bono staff at Legal Aid.

Responsibilities: The Pro Bono Unit Staff Attorney will engage in a range of activities including coordinating our Gender-Affirming Name Change Project; advocacy; relationship-building; developing limited scope pro bono opportunities; developing materials to promote projects; recruiting, training, placing cases with, providing substantive support to, and managing volunteer attorneys; networking with private attorneys; and other related responsibilities. Travel to and remote work in our other offices located throughout metro Atlanta is required.

Qualifications: A Georgia bar license or eligibility for the next Georgia bar exam, and at least three years of experience litigating in various legal forums is required. Applicants must possess excellent legal writing and oral advocacy skills, strong communication and listening skills, a strong work ethic, the ability to adapt to changing work pressures, the ability to work in a team and alone, and appreciation of diverse staff and clients. Previous work promoting pro bono with a law firm or legal services organization; a demonstrated commitment to public service; participation in law school clinics and pro bono projects; familiarity with poverty law; and previous work with low-income people are preferred.  Proficiency in languages other than English is highly valued.

Salary and Benefits: 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; and Georgia Bar 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, legal memorandum or brief) which demonstrates your ability to research and analyze legal issues; 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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