Job Details

Corporate - General Attorney in Atlanta, GA

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Company name

Georgia Justice Project, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Corporate - General

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


USA Atlanta, GA

Date Last Verified

Mar 16,2018

Posted on

Mar 15,2018

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Part-Time Staff Attorney The candidate will represent clients on criminal records issues and assist with special projects as necessary. At this time the position is temporary (5-6 months), but there is a possibility that it could become permanent. Assist clients with record restriction (expungement), sealing, retroactive first offender, corrections, pardons, and other matters related to their criminal history. Assist with screening, assessment, and selection of potential clients. Plan and execute legal research and legal strategy needed for representation. Communicate with potential employers and other decision-makers on clients’ behalf. Ensure effective implementation of criminal records laws around the state (including communicating with clerks and prosecutors and filing appeals as necessary). Communicate with clients regularly and maintain client files reflecting all activity related to legal case. Prepare and present status reports on cases and clients. Assist with drafting educational materials and website content. Assist other attorneys as necessary with research and writing related to various policy issues. Represent the organization to various communities and constituencies as requested. Work collaboratively with other program staff on behalf of clients and to accomplish the mission of the organization. Assist other departments in organizational projects as needed and attend all functions.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must be licensed Attorney with the State Bar of Georgia or ability to waive is needed. Prefer 2 years of experience as an attorney, but willing to consider recent graduates (if licensed). A demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice and an understanding of how poverty and race factor into the criminal justice system is required. Ability to advocate assertively and effectively for low-income, justice-involved individuals is needed. Ability to interact respectfully with diverse groups of people is required. Should have excellent written communication and research skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Georgia Justice Project, Inc.
438 Edgewood Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30312