Job Details

Family Law Attorney in Nashville, TN
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands (Legal Aid Society)

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018  

Current Posting Expires: 9/9/2018  
Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:

Legal Aid Society has an opening for an attorney in its Nashville Office.  This attorney will provide  a wide range of legal representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sexual trauma, and stalking under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant, primarily in areas of family law, consumer, housing and education,  and will carry a caseload. Territory covers Davidson and Williamson counties.  As a part of a holistic approach, representation may include other areas of law as needed, administrative advocacy and community education for clients in accordance with program guidelines and priorities and the Code of Professional Responsibility. 

 This position is funded in part by a VOCA grant from OCJP and the attorney must adhere to goals and outcomes spelled out in the grant contract.


·         Law school graduate. 

 ·         Admitted to practice in Tennessee or willing to take first available bar examination.

 ·         Demonstrated interest in family law and issues unique to victims of domestic violence.

 ·         Has substantive experience required for work under a specific funding source or in a specialized unit.

 ·         Demonstrated interest in public interest law and the problems of disadvantaged communities.

 ·         Ability to relate to the needs of people of diverse backgrounds and adhere to confidentiality standards.

 ·         Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.  Excellent interpersonal skills.

 ·         Experienced in public speaking and training others on the law.

 ·         Good organizational skills.

 ·         Experience with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc) and Legal Files database preferred.  Ability to learn new computer skills. 

 ·         Must have driver’s license and access to transportation.

 ·         Fluency in written and spoken Spanish a plus.


Salary: Dependent on experience.  Excellent benefits and loan forgiveness.     


Legal Aid Society has thirty-seven attorneys in eight offices in Middle and East Tennessee.  Its attorneys provide low-income people expert legal assistance at all levels of state and federal court.  Its staff includes national authorities in the fields of domestic violence, housing, consumer law, federal income taxation, health advocacy, nonprofit group representation, social security and special education.  For more information about LAS, visit  


Job Type: Full-time
Contact Information and Procedure:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references (with phone numbers).  No phone calls, please.  Send by mail or e-mail (in Word or PDF format) to:


            Hiring Manager

            Re: Nashville Family Law Attorney

            Legal Aid Society

           1321 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 400

      Nashville, TN 37217



Apply as soon as possible. Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.