Staff Attorney

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Job location
999 Asylum Avenue, 3rd Floor
Hartford, CT 06105
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc.
Street address: 
999 Asylum Avenue, 3rd Floor
City: 
Hartford
State: 
Connecticut
ZIP: 
06105-2465
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Staff attorneys provide comprehensive legal services for civil issues in pursuit of GHLA’s mission and priorities. GHLA attorneys practice in areas including Family, Housing, Benefits, Employment, Education, Senior and Immigration. They appear in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level, and before administrative agencies. Staff attorneys also work on systemic advocacy efforts, including impact litigation and policy advocacy.

Requirements: 

Qualifications:
• Juris Doctor degree
• Member of Connecticut Bar
• Superior oral and written communication skills
• Excellent administrative and organizational skills, including ability to self-direct
• Personal attributes including:
o dedication to social justice and to advocating for low income people,
o self-motivation, strong work ethic and commitment to working as a team,
o the ability to work effectively with diverse groups and individuals,
o a sense of humor, sound judgment, and overall excellent “people skills.”

To apply: 

Application Process:
Interested candidates should submit:
1. a letter expressing in detail your interest in the position of Staff Attorney, and what you believe you can contribute to GHLA’s pursuit of its mission
2. a current resume
3. law school transcript
Materials should be emailed to: staffattorneyhire@ghla.org

Notes: 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. GHLA is an Equal Opportunity employer, and is a signatory to the Connecticut Legal Community’s Diversity and Inclusion Pledge. This is a full-time position, with excellent salary and benefits. About Greater Hartford Legal Aid (www.ghla.org): Our mission is: To achieve equal justice for poor people, to work with clients to promote social justice, and to address the effects and root causes of poverty.
Expiration date: 
Friday, June 30, 2017