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Home Defense Program Staff Attorney

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Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Salary

$47,500+

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Decatur, GA

Date Last Verified

Sep 26,2017

Posted on

Jul 04,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General
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Home Defense Program Staff Attorney The candidate will engage in a range of activities to assist low-income individuals and families to prevent the loss of the home through foreclosure. Will screen, investigate, evaluate, refer, and directly represent low-income persons in danger of losing their homes. Use a variety of advocacy methods, including brief service, advice and referral, negotiation, mediation, litigation, community education, and work with the media. Participate in local Bar and social service associations involved in home protection. Must have excellent legal writing, analysis, advocacy, and work ethic are required. Communication and listening skills, ability to work in a team and alone, adaptability to changing work pressures, and appreciation of diverse staff and clientele are required. Must be licensed in Georgia or be eligible to sit for the next bar exam. Legal experience after law school graduation is preferred. Demonstrated commitment to public service, clinical experience, familiarity with consumer protection statutes, and previous work with low-income persons are strongly preferred. Knowledge of Spanish or an Asian language is also valued.

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