WTLS Seeks Attorney for Victim Assistance & Advocacy Project

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. has an immediate opening for an attorney in our Victim Assistance and Advocacy Project.  The attorney will represent victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation in civil protection order cases, and provide legal advocacy on behalf of victims in various forums, including assertion of victim rights, and pursuit of benefits and resources.   Litigation experience on behalf of victims, and prior work with specialized client populations and/or ethnic or language distinct communities preferred.    Excellent verbal, written, analytical, problem solving and computer skills are required. 

The position is based in the WTLS Huntingdon and Dyersburg offices and requires travel within the northern counties of WTLS’ service area.  The successful candidate must be licensed to practice law in Tennessee. 

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to:  Hiring Committee, West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc., P.O. Box 2066, Jackson, TN  38302 or email to sandy@wtls.org  Deadline for submission is August 15, 2017.  All applications will be reviewed upon submission. West Tennessee Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and handicapped persons are encouraged to apply.

Posted: July 28, 2017