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Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

Eviction Right to Councel Attorney

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

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Job Summary

We are seeking an attorney for our Eviction Right to Counsel Project in Nashville. The Eviction Right to Counsel Project is a new, 2-year grant funded project wherein low- and moderate-income tenants facing eviction will be appointed legal representation to ensure equity and inclusion in the legal system. The Eviction Right to Counsel Attorney will provide legal representation to income-eligible clients in cases involving tenants’ rights (public/subsidized housing, Section 8, private landlord/tenant, and fair housing). As part of a holistic approach, representation may include administrative advocacy, litigation in state and federal courts, real-time response to tenant hotline questions, and community education for clients in accordance with LASMTC’s guidelines and priorities and the Rules of Professional Conduct. This position is funded in part by, and in collaboration with, one or more grants. Personnel must adhere to goals and outcomes detailed in the grant contract. This position is funded for the duration of the grant and subsequent renewal may result in modification of job duties and responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Experience in eviction court ideal.
  • Willingness to primarily work as an advice-only attorney or a litigation-only attorney depending on the needs of the program.
  • Comfortable arguing cases in court.
  • Address issues in a timely manner.
  • Work as a member of a team and independently, including willingness to help others (cooperative) and share knowledge, information, contacts, and experience.

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (JD).
  • Admitted to practice in Tennessee, eligible for admission through reciprocity, or willing to take first available bar examination.
  • Excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills including the ability to advocate in a clear, effective, and logical manner both orally and in writing.
  • Manage shifting priorities and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Basic proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
  • Use a high level of professionalism, diplomacy, and sound judgment.
  • Bilingual a plus.

Additional Information

Benefits

Health, Dental, Vision Insurance coverage first day of employment, Life Insurance, Healthcare Savings Account, Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible, 401k plan, Vacation/Sick/Holiday Leave.

How to Apply

****How to Apply****

Email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to our Hiring Manager at hr@las.org. Subject line should read: re: ERTC Attorney.

Only applications with the following requirements submitted will be considered.

 

Details

  • Date Posted: December 20, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Service Area: Housing
  • Salary Range: 65,000-$75,500
  • Working Hours: 40