LAS Seeks Two Attorneys

Family Law Attorney – Nashville Office

Description

Legal Aid Society has an immediate opening for a Family Law attorney in its Nashville office.  Attorney will provide legal representation to eligible clients in civil cases, seeking safety and independence.  Primary clientele include low-income victims of domestic violence and sexual assault seeking orders of protections, custody, child support, divorce or immigration status as a result of their victimization.   As a part of a holistic approach, representation may include varying areas of law as needed to ensure the health and safety of the victim, administrative advocacy, litigation in state and federal courts, and community education for clients.  The Nashville office serves Davidson and Williamson 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, family law, and issues unique to victims of domestic violence.  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 an OCJP grant and proficiency with Microsoft Office software and Legal Files database preferred.  Fluency in written and spoken Spanish language a plus.

Salary

 DOE.  Excellent benefits and loan forgiveness.   

 

Staff Attorney – Clarksville Office

Description

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands has an immediate opening for a staff attorney in its Clarksville office.  Attorney will handle a general civil practice.  Practice areas include domestic violence, housing, consumer, elder law, health and benefits law.  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.  Some time may be spent working under specific grants which include administrative responsibilities.  Also participate in administrative advocacy and community education for clients.  The Clarksville office provides services to Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, and Stewart counties.

Qualifications

Applicants must be a law school graduate, admitted to practice in Tennessee or willing to take first available bar examination.  Attorney must have a demonstrated interest in public interest law, 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; work with a team and independently; and use Microsoft Office software.  Spanish language, experience with Legal Files database, some legal experience, residence or intent to reside in the office’s service area and a sense of humor are preferred.

Salary:

DOE.  Excellent benefits and loan forgiveness.

 

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:

            Human Resources Administrator

            Re: Attorney Position

            Legal Aid Society

            575 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite 201

            Oak Ridge, TN 37830

            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.

Closure Date

March 24, 2017

Posted: February 24, 2017