Legal Aid Society has an immediate opening for a Tax Law attorney in its Nashville office. Attorney will provide legal representation to eligible clients in civil cases, with a primary focus on income tax controversies with the IRS, educating English as a Second Language persons on tax issues, and handling some bankruptcies. As a part of a holistic approach, representation may include varying areas of law as needed. Participates in administrative advocacy, litigation in state, tax and federal courts 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 an IRS Low Income tax Clinic grant that covers 91 counties in Tennessee.
Qualifications: Applicants must be a law school graduate. Admitted to practice in Tennessee, or, if admitted to practice in another state, eligible for admission to the Tennessee Bar by reciprocity preferred. Admitted to or eligibility for admission to United States Tax Court. Three years of legal experience as an attorney preferred. Demonstrated interest in public interest law, the problems of disadvantaged communities, and income tax controversies. Experience in or willingness to learn bankruptcy law. 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 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.
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:
Re: Tax Law Attorney
Legal Aid Society
1321 Murfreesboro Rd, 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.