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ProfileStaff Attorney The candidate will carry an individual farmworker legal services caseload, which includes complex wage and hour litigation, and litigating multi-party employment discrimination and human trafficking cases. The cases handled by SMLS aim to protect the rights of extremely vulnerable populations in the South, and many address novel areas of the law. Will also have an opportunity to collaborate with a wide-variety of federal agencies and private counsel, and assist in mentoring SMLS and other TRLA colleagues with their farmworker caseloads, as needed. The project’s focus is on providing employment-related legal assistance to low-wage temporary and immigrant workers throughout the six states in its service delivery area. Must have membership in good standing in any state bar; willingness to become licensed in Tennessee (Tennessee has comity with several states and an “attorney Bar”). The candidate are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants with 3 years of federal litigation experience. Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish strongly preferred. Should have excellent and independently-driven case development, legal research and writing skills. Must have strong interpersonal skills, including the ability advocate with governmental and other non-profit or social service agencies. Should have demonstrated commitment to social justice; preferred knowledge of the SMLS service delivery area.