Legal Aid Society has an immediate opening for a Housing and Family Law attorney in its Tullahoma office. Attorney will provide legal representation to eligible clients in civil cases, focusing on clients experiencing housing and family issues. Case work would include advocacy to assert tenant’s rights, such as representing clients in eviction and Fair Housing cases, and advocacy for victims of domestic violence, including representation in order of protection and divorce cases. As a part of a holistic approach, representation may include varying areas of law as needed, administrative advocacy, litigation in state and federal courts, and community education for clients. The Tullahoma office serves Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore, and Warren counties.
Qualifications: Applicants must be a law school graduate and be admitted to practice in Tennessee or willing to take first available bar examination. Attorney must have a demonstrated interest in public interest law, housing and family law. Applicants should have a commitment to high quality representation and a desire to handle cases that benefit individual clients as well as those impacting their communities. Must have ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; experienced in public speaking and training others on the law; organized; and work with a team and independently. Experience working under and reporting on grants and proficiency with Microsoft Office software and Legal Files database preferred. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish language a plus.
Legal Aid Society has thirty-four 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.
Salary: DOE. Excellent benefits and loan forgiveness.
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:
Human Resources Administrator
Re: Tullahoma – Attorney Position
Legal Aid Society
575 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite 201
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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.