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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileStaff Attorney The candidate will represent clients in civil legal matters and work with community organizations and client groups. Will work in our Housing unit to provide comprehensive legal assistance to clients in civil cases in private landlord/tenant issues, including evictions. Will also provide comprehensive legal assistance to clients experiencing violations of the Fair Housing Amendments Act pursuant to private enforcement initiative funding from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Will operate in accordance with program guidelines and priorities with the workload division between the private landlord/tenant clients and the private enforcement initiative grant varying based on client needs and funding. The candidate must be admitted to practice law in Tennessee, planning to sit for the July 2017 Tennessee Bar, or be licensed in another state and eligible for temporary admission. Demonstrated interest in public interest law. Experience advocating for the interests of low-income populations. Have strong academic record. Litigation experience preferred.
West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 2066
Jackson, TN 38302-2066