Staff Attorney - Albany, GA

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Job location
131 W. Oglethorpe Blvd.
Albany, GA 31701
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
GA Legal Services Program
Street address: 
131 W. Oglethorpe Blvd.
City: 
Albany
State: 
Georgia
ZIP: 
31701
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

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. The Albany Regional office seeks a Staff Attorney to join its team. The office serves 31 counties in Southwest Georgia.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Litigate cases in administrative, state and federal forums.
• Draft briefs, motions and memoranda.
• Circuit riding to assigned counties.
• Conduct community legal education sessions and engage in outreach activities.
• Participate on action teams that explore and solve systemic issues affecting clients.

Qualifications:
• 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.

Requirements: 

Requirements:

• 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.

To apply: 

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 [email protected]. No Phone Calls please.

Notes: 
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.
Salary range: 
Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications; GLSP offers excellent fringe benefits.
Submission deadline: 
Monday, September 30, 2019