Staff Attorney

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Job location
607 W Summit Hill Dr. SW
Knoxville, TN 37902
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
Street address: 
607 W Summit Hill Dr. SW
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

We are seeking a full-time Staff Attorney for our Knoxville office to provide high-quality legal services to families and individuals served by Legal Aid, focusing primarily on representing individuals in cases involving denial, termination, reduction or overpayment of benefits in many federal and state programs (including SSI, SSDI, Food Stamps, and more). A demonstrated commitment to exceptional legal work and equal access to justice is required. Candidates should exhibit cultural awareness and empathy towards the communities we serve while embodying the mission and values of LAET with integrity and courage.


Qualifications: Candidates must be admitted to the Tennessee Bar, a recent law graduate anticipating admission to the Tennessee Bar, or admitted to the bar of another state with the ability to waive into Tennessee.

To apply: 

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and writing sample by email to Charlie McDaniel, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected]

This position will remain open until filled.

Continuation of this position is contingent on continued grant funding.  Legal Aid provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. No faxes or phone calls, please.
Salary range: 
Salary: Dependent upon experience, from $61,981 for newly admitted attorneys, higher for each year of experience thereafter. LAET offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, retirement, and paid leave.
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024