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Project Attorney for Eviction Prevention Project

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Project Attorney for Eviction Prevention Project

The Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide civil legal services for persons with low incomes, create equal access to justice and opportunities out of poverty. GLSP’s Eviction Prevention Project (EPP) provides legal assistance to qualifying low-income tenants of private landlords. The Project attorneys are located in GLSP’s Regional Offices located in Augusta, Albany, Brunswick, Dalton, Columbus, Gainesville, Piedmont, Macon, and Savannah. We currently have positions open in Columbus, Dalton and Gainesville.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Project Attorney will defend tenants in eviction actions, recover wrongfully withheld security deposits, resolve repair and maintenance problems, address discrimination, enforce Georgia’s recently enacted law against retaliatory evictions, and engage in community outreach activities such as housing clinics. While supervised by local management staff, the Project Attorney will work closely with the other EPP Attorneys.

PRIMARY DUTIES

·      Conduct client intake interviews, perform legal research, draft legal memoranda, advocacy letters, legal documents, and maintain detailed records in a case management system;

·      Handle litigation in magistrate, state, and superior courts;

·      Work with local code enforcement to address housing conditions and document the need for such services;

·      Work with courts to adopt policies and practices that allow tenants to effectively present their case, assert their legal rights, and access the court; and

·      Engage in community outreach.

QUALIFICATIONS

·      Graduate of an accredited law school;

·      Admission to the Georgia Bar, preferred;

·      Experience working with clients with low incomes and a commitment to social justice;

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

·      Reliable transportation and a valid Georgia drivers license; and

·      Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.


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.

 

 

Project Attorney for Eviction Prevention Project

The Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide civil legal services for persons with low incomes, create equal access to justice and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. GLSP offers excellent fringe benefits including a student loan repayment program.

Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. GLSP offers excellent fringe benefits including a student loan repayment program.

Level of Language Proficiency

·     Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.

·     Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.

How to Apply

A resume, cover letter, and writing sample should be submitted to jbonner@glsp.org. 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. If you have a location preference, please state that in your cover letter.

A resume, cover letter, and writing sample should be submitted to jbonner@glsp.org. GLSP invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique…

Location

104 Marietta Street NorthWest, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30303

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