Georgia Legal Services Program is a leader in creating equal access to justice and opportunities out of poverty for low income Georgians. We fight for justice where it is most needed.
Georgia Legal Services seeks a Domestic Violence staff attorney to work in its Dalton Regional office. The Dalton Office serves 6 counties in Northwest Georgia and is located about 20 minutes south of Chattanooga and 88 miles north of Atlanta.
This is a grant-funded position that will provide holistic legal representation in civil matters to victims of domestic violence in protective order, divorce, custody, benefits, and housing cases.
· Litigate cases in administrative, state and federal forums.
· Draft briefs, motions and memoranda.
· Conduct community legal education sessions and engage in outreach activities.
· Participate on action teams that explore and solve systemic issues affecting clients.
· Collaborate with domestic violence shelters to provide legal services to victims of domestic violence.
· Participate in domestic violence task force meetings.
· Graduate of accredited law school;
· Admission to the Georgia Bar, or willingness to sit for the next exam;
· Reliable vehicle and driver’s license;
· Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
· Demonstrated interest or experience working with low income clients on poverty law issues and commitment to social justice;
· Ability to work with diverse populations, backgrounds and perspectives;
· Excellent oral advocacy, research and writing skills;
· Attention to detail and self-motivated;
· Ability to be creative and a team player.
Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications; GLSP offers excellent fringe benefits including an employer financed partial loan repayment program. A statement of interest, resume, and writing sample should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLSP is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Georgia Legal Services Program not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, medical condition, national origin, disability, marital or other protected status. GLSP values a diverse work environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and people who have experienced poverty or homelessness to apply. GLSP invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.