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Domestic Violence Advice Line and Project Attorney (Statewide)

Employer
Georgia Legal Services Program
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
The starting salary is $55,000, depending upon experience and qualifications
Closing date
Feb 4, 2023

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Focus Areas
Civil Rights / Advocacy
Job Function
Legal
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Georgia Legal Services Program’s (GLSP) Domestic Violence and Family Law Unit provides civil legal services for persons with moderate and lower incomes, creating equal access to justice and opportunities out of poverty.

Job Description:

The Family Violence Hotline and Project Attorney is responsible for the efficient delivery of high-quality legal information, advice, brief service, and referrals. The Family Violence Hotline Attorney will generally provide counsel and advice and can in certain circumstances and provide direct legal representation in Family Violence cases. The position will also support the Project Director in supervision of the Family Law Unit grants, outreach, support, and training.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

· Effectively and efficiently provide legal advice, brief service, and referrals to clients.

· Maintain electronic client case files, enter and scan information into the client’s electronic file including documentation of information provided client.

· Keep up to date on family law and benefits programs to properly advise clients on legal remedies for family safety and financial stability.

· Identifying and developing written materials for clients, advocates, and supporters.

· Assemble and mail appropriate correspondence and literature to clients as needed.

· Develop and provide DV Outreach, Training, and supportive materials.

· Maintain, report on, and update FL/DV grant funding work.

 

Requirements:

· Graduate of an accredited law school and current member of Georgia Bar with experience working with persons with low incomes and a commitment to social justice.

· Working knowledge of legal areas that impact families with domestic violence in Georgia.

· Ability to effectively speak, understand, and courteously converse with individuals seeking assistance over the phone including ability to use an interpreter as needed.

· Willingness and ability to work as part of a team in a professional and collaborative manner.

· Computer literacy, which includes familiarity using email, Excel, Word, SharePoint, LegalServer, and other computer programs.

· Must have reliable transportation and a valid Georgia drivers’ license for travel around the state, when necessary.

Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications; GLSP offers excellent fringe benefits A resume, cover letter, and writing sample should be submitted to:  Join Our Team - Georgia Legal Services Program (glsp.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.

 

Company

Georgia Legal Services Program® is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide civil legal services for person with low incomes, creating equal access to justice and opportunities out of poverty.

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Website
Telephone
404-206-5175
Location
104 Marietta Street, Suite 250
Atlanta
GA
30303
US
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