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Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee

Staff Attorney

Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

  • Provide high-quality legal representation to individuals in accordance with the Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Review and supervise the work of support staff members done on behalf of the attorney’s clients and clients assigned to support staff.
  • Work with members of the private bar and the LAS Volunteer Lawyer Program to promote private bar involvement.
  • Create and maintain positive working relationships with organizations in the service area and state which would benefit the client population.
  • Maintain accurate and orderly client files, adhering to case management database policies and guidelines.
  • Participate in the firm’s community education program by being available to speak with community groups and agency staff, suggesting ideas for and helping to prepare and update community education materials.
  • Comply with relevant portions of the Legal Services Corporation’s Performance Criteria and with the American Bar Association’s Standards for the Provision of Civil Legal Aid.
  • Participate in firm-wide practice groups.

Job Responsibilities

Legal Aid Society has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney in its Tullahoma office.

The Staff Attorney will provide civil legal representation to income-eligible clients with a focus on:

  • Landlord-tenant issues in public, subsidized, and private housing.
  • Fair housing discrimination issues.
  • Family law for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking survivors seeking divorce and orders of protection.
  • Collaborating with community partners and advocates.
  • Advocating for systemic change.
  • Serving Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore, and Warren counties.


  • Juris Doctor (JD).
  • Admission to practice in Tennessee or eligible for admission through UBE scores or comity.
  • Excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills.
  • A demonstrated interest in public service and an understanding of issues unique to diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experienced litigator preferred
  • Must be a team player.
  • A great sense of humor.
  • Spanish speaking a plus

Additional Information


  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references (with phone numbers and email addresses) in PDF format to our Hiring Manager at hr(at)las.org. The subject line should read: re Tullahoma Staff Attorney position


  • Date Posted: March 23, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Service Area: Housing
  • Salary Range: $65,000