WTLS Seeks Staff Attorneys

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. has an immediate opening for an attorney in each of its Huntingdon, TN (1 attorney), Selmer TN (1 attorney), and Dyersburg TN (1 attorney) offices. The attorneys will represent victims of domestic and sexual violence and/or intimate partner stalking in civil protection order and divorce 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 domestic violence and/or sexual assault 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 positions require travel to multiple counties in WTLS’ service area.  The successful candidates 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 June 6, 2016.  West Tennessee Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and handicapped persons are encouraged to apply.

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. has an immediate opening for an attorney in Jackson, TN.  The attorney will represent victims of domestic and sexual violence and/or intimate partner stalking 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 domestic violence and/or sexual assault 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 will be based at the Safe Hope Family Justice Center in Jackson.  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 June 6, 2016.  West Tennessee Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and handicapped persons are encouraged to apply.

Posted: May 18, 2016