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Employment Attorney in Nashville, TN

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Company name

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Labor & Employment


Nashville, TN

Date Last Verified

Apr 24,2018

Posted on

Apr 13,2018

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Staff Attorney - Labor Trafficking The fellow will provide direct legal services to farmworker victims of labor trafficking or other workplace crimes to address the range of civil legal issues that arise from their victimization, including, but not limited to, representation on applications for immigration relief and to recover civil damages arising from the trafficking or other crimes in the workplace. Will provide representation and advocacy regarding farmworker crime victims’ rights in the workplace. Conduct outreach and education activities, provide referrals, and leverage pro bono resources. Contribute to programmatic reporting required under the grant. Collaborate with other Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellows. Actively participate in mandatory in-person training programs including two-day Crime Victims Justice Corps Victim Law Boot Camp training on June 28-29, 2018 in Washington, DC; learning event at the end of the Fellowship; annual three-day Equal Justice Works Leadership Development Training in October/November 2018 and 2019 in Washington, DC; and training calls with the National Crime Victim Law Institute.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should preferably be Licensed to practice law or willing to sit for the next Tennessee Bar exam in July 2018. A demonstrated commitment to public interest work and desire to assist indigent clients is required. Strong writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills is required. An ability to provide victim-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally competent legal assistance to crime victims/survivors is required. An ability to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts and with multiple organizations to facilitate comprehensive services to crime victims/survivors is required. Ability to begin the fellowship by the summer of 2018 and serve for 2 years is required. Those with prior legal experience working with victims of trafficking, low wage immigrant workers, or immigrant survivors of criminal abuse are strongly encouraged to apply. Law school clinic, externship, summer or other relevant practice experience a plus. Proficiency in Spanish preferred.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018. (The deadline to apply to take the July sitting of the Tennessee bar exam is May 20.)

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
311 Plus Park Blvd
Suite 135
Nashville, TN 37217