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Southside Housing & Domestic Violence Navigator/Paralegal

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. (“Legal Aid”) seeks a paralegal for its Clayton and South Fulton (Southside) Office. Our non-profit law firm provides advice and representation to low-income persons in a variety of legal matters including public benefits (income and healthcare), eviction defense and housing preservation, family law (divorce, temporary protective orders), special education, consumer, and other civil legal matters.

Responsibilities: The Housing and Domestic Violence Navigator/Paralegal helps clients develop a plan to address barriers, increase income, and maintain permanent housing; assist clients with public benefits applications; makes referrals for housing and other supportive services; and develops and maintains relationships with other nonprofit and governmental entities. In addition, the Housing and Domestic Violence Navigator/Paralegal is responsible for case intake/management including answering the phone; conducting initial client intakes and interviews; entering data into and retrieving data from our database; gathering, reviewing, organizing, and scanning documents; providing clients with information and advice under the supervision of an attorney; drafting pleadings and correspondences; notarizing documents; filing and archiving closed cases; preparing reports; and other general office tasks. The volume of calls can be quite heavy, and callers are often very emotional. Accordingly, the Housing and Domestic Violence Navigator/Paralegal must be patient, compassionate, even-tempered, and have good people and problem-solving skills.

Qualifications:  A paralegal certificate or degree is preferred, but not required. Applicants must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace, and have a willingness to learn new software. Applicants must be industrious, dependable, adaptable, detail-oriented, able to see a task through to completion, able to work in a team and alone, have experience or a demonstrated interest in working with low-income persons, and have an appreciation of diversity. Previous experience with program administration and law office management software; proficiency in Spanish and a willingness to improve language skills are highly valued.

Salary and Benefits: The salary is $34,500+ 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); and a voluntary tax-sheltered annuity with 3% match. Legal Aid also 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; official school transcript (a copy is acceptable pending your order of an official transcript); recent writing sample; and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references as one (1) PDF using our online application system at the following link:

For technical difficulties in submitting your application, please email

Your application will be acknowledged. No phone calls please. 

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.

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