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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileSeniors Law Attorney The candidate will provide legal representation to eligible senior clients in civil cases, focusing on clients experiencing health, public benefits, housing and consumer issues and will carry a caseload. Will function as part of a regional law firm using the practice group model that maximizes the use of its limited resources to achieve the greatest possible benefits and systemic solutions for clients and other low-income people who may face similar legal problems. As a part of a holistic approach, representation may include varying areas of law as needed, administrative advocacy and community education for clients in accordance with program guidelines and priorities and the Code of Professional Responsibility. Provide requested administrative case information, as needed for specific funders. Work closely with the Director of Legal Services for Seniors, the Columbia Seniors Community Outreach Coordinator/Paralegal, the Columbia Managing Attorney and the Tullahoma Managing Attorney. Educate, build networks, and provide outreach with the Columbia Seniors Community Outreach Coordinator/Paralegal to community organizations and to low-income seniors and families eligible for legal assistance in the 15 middle Tennessee counties served by LAS’s Columbia and Tullahoma offices. Provide legal assistance primarily to individual clients in the Columbia office service area and a limited amount of legal assistance in the Tullahoma office service area.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be a law school graduate and be admitted to practice in Tennessee or willing to take first available Bar examination. Must have demonstrated interest in public interest law, helping seniors, health and benefit law, housing and consumer law, and the problems of disadvantaged communities. Experience working under and reporting on grants is required. Experience with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc) and Legal Files database preferred. Ability to learn new computer skills is required. Residence or intent to reside in the office’s service area and a sense of humor are preferred. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish a plus.
Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references (with phone numbers).
Director of Human Resources
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands
Jackson Square , P.O. Box 5209
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-5209