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Housing Lawyer Fellow

Company name

Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Salary

USD 48000

Location

Atlanta, GA

Date Last Verified

May 16,2018

Posted on

May 15,2018
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Housing Lawyer Fellow Duties: Represent low-income persons in a wide variety of civil law problems, using a variety of methods, including community education, brief service, advice and referral, transactional work, negotiation, mediation, and litigation. Handle a mixed caseload, including domestic relations, housing, consumer, employment, health, public benefits, and education law issues. Attorneys provide community education to low-income persons and are encouraged to participate in local bar and social service associations. Will focus on housing and housing related issues, particularly in underserved areas of Aid’s 5 county service area. Will also help develop advocacy, outreach and cases that address housing instability and barriers to housing in counties.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Qualified candidates must possess excellent legal writing, oral advocacy and work ethic. Communication and listening skills, ability to work in a team and alone, adaptability, and appreciation of diversity are required. A Georgia bar license or eligibility to sit for the next exam is required. Demonstrated commitment to public service, participation in law school clinics, trial advocacy courses, familiarity with areas of poverty law, and previous work with low-income persons are strongly preferred. Fluency in Spanish is highly valued in applicant selection.
Term: 18 months

Additional info

Send a letter of application, resume, recent writing sample demonstrating ability to perform legal research and analyze a fact pattern, the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three references, and an official law school transcript (a copy is acceptable, pending your order of an official transcript).

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc
54 Ellis Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

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