West Tennessee Legal Services Seeks Two Attorneys

Safe Hope Attorney

Do you want to help domestic violence and crime victims while working in a collaborative environment? Looking for a job that is more than just a job and truly makes a difference in people's lives? Wanting to use your law license but seeking work/life balance? If so, apply now!

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. has an immediate opening for an attorney in our Victim Rights Project. The attorney will provide civil legal assistance to domestic violence and crime victims. Must have a love for family law since you'll mostly handle orders of protection and divorces. Litigation experience and prior work with victims of low-income communities is preferred but not required. Excellent verbal, written, analytical, problem-solving and computer skills are required. The position is based in Jackson, primarily at the Safe Hope Center, where you will work in a collaborative effort with the Jackson Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit, District Attorney’s domestic violence prosecutor, and the Women’s/Men’s Rape Assistance Program.  The job may require occasional travel to the other 17 counties of WTLS’ service area.

The successful candidate must be licensed to practice law in Tennessee, eligible for reciprocity, or waiting on bar exam results. Salary DOE. Excellent benefits package, including low-cost health insurance; free dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance; 401k with employer match; generous personal and sick leave; most federal holidays and week off between Christmas and New Year’s; hybrid/remote work schedule available after 90-day probationary period; gym membership reimbursement; generous paid parental leave. Great supportive co-workers and mentors.

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to:
Hiring Committee, West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.
210 West Main Street
Jackson, TN 38301
or email Tricia@wtls.org

Interviews scheduled on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. West Tennessee Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

VOCA 3 Attorney

Do you want to help domestic violence and crime victims while working in a collaborative environment? Looking for a job that is more than just a job and truly makes a difference in people’s lives? Wanting to use your law license but seeking work/life balance? If so, apply now!

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. has an immediate opening for an attorney in our Victim Rights Project. The attorney will provide civil legal assistance to domestic violence and crime victims. You must have a love for family law, including child custody and visitation and post-divorce contempt and enforcement, but you won’t be handling divorces. Litigation experience and prior work with victims or low-income communities is preferred but not required. Excellent verbal, written, analytical, problem-solving and computer skills are required. The position is based in the WTLS Jackson office and requires travel within the 17 counties of WTLS’ service area.

The successful candidate must be licensed to practice law in Tennessee, eligible for reciprocity, or waiting on bar exam results. Salary DOE. Excellent benefits package, including low-cost health insurance; free dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance; 401k with employer match; generous personal and sick leave; most federal holidays and week off between Christmas and New Years; hybrid/remote work schedule available after 90 day probationary period; gym membership reimbursement; generous paid parental leave. Great supportive co-workers and mentors.

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to:
Hiring Committee, West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.
210 West Main Street
Jackson, TN 38301
or email Tricia@wtls.org

Interviews scheduled on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. West Tennessee Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posted: September 28, 2022