Job Details

Clarksville- Attorney
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 Clarksville office.  The attorney will provide legal representation to income-eligible clients in general civil cases; practice areas include housing, consumer, elder law, health and benefit law, employment law and re-entry issues. As part of a holistic approach, representation may also include varying 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. Provide administrative case information as requested by specific funders.

Qualifications:          

 ·         Law school graduate. 

 ·         Admitted to practice in Tennessee.   

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

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

 ·         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.

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

 ·         Experience with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc) and Legal Files database.  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 www.las.org.  

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: Clarksville Attorney

            Legal Aid Society

            1321 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 400

            Nashville, TN 37217

            e-mail: HR@las.org

 

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.         

7/3/2018


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