Job Details

PartTime Staff Attorney

Company name

Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Salary

USD 31825

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Atlanta, GA

Date Last Verified

May 16,2018

Posted on

May 15,2018
Practice Area
Elder Law >> Elder Law
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
Health Care >> Health Care
Real Estate >> Real Estate
Trusts and Estates >> Trusts and Estates
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Part-Time Staff Attorney Duties: Provide brief service, accurate legal advice and referrals to older Georgians and their families, with a focus on those seniors who are socially or economically vulnerable. Focuses on increasing access to legal services for seniors and helping seniors live independently. Review contracts, negotiate with third parties, draft demand letters, and prepare self-help materials. Trained to provide such brief legal service in a variety of civil law issues, including housing, consumer, health, public benefits, and life planning, such as medical directives, powers of attorney, wills, and probate.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A Georgia Bar license or eligibility to sit for the next Bar exam is required. Excellent legal writing, oral advocacy and work ethic. Communication and listening skills, ability to work on a team and alone, adaptability, and appreciation of diversity are required. Demonstrated commitment to public service, participation in law school clinics, trial advocacy courses, familiarity with law affecting seniors or other areas of poverty law, and previous work with low-income persons or senior citizens are strongly preferred.
Schedule: 25 hours per week

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 3 references, and an official law school transcript (a copy is acceptable, pending 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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