Closing Date: 15th July, 2022

Description:

Our Firm Culture
  • You are a self-starter. You can anticipate strategic needs or clients needs using client-centered lawyering with little oversight from your supervisor
  • You pay attention to the details. You draft emails, notes, and pleadings with an emphasis on clear, accurate presentation.
  • You enjoy an ever-adapting work environment and adjust well to evolving priorities.
  • You have personal, deep connection or passion for the pursuit of justice.
  • You acknowledge the impact of structural and systemic racism in the American justice system and desire to use the law as a means to contribute to meaningful change.
  • You respond well to constructive criticism and appreciate the challenge of sharpening your legal research, writing, speaking, and lawyering skills.

Responsibilities & Duties
  • Interview and draft demand letters related to landlord tenant matters, employment discrimination (Title VII, ADA), Eighth Amendment, Section 1981, and special education matters
  • Research and analyze 11th circuit precedent regarding civil rights matters and craft creative, novel legal arguments
  • Draft complaints and correspondence to the EEOC and opposing counsel for on-going employment discrimination matters
  • Draft and revise briefs for civil rights practice throughout Georgia (N.D., M.D., S.D.) as needed
  • Draft discovery requests in Georgia state and federal courts, including objections thereto
  • Take and defend depositions, draft deposition plans and litigation plans as assigned
  • Draft briefs for various state and federal cases including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment
  • Appear for hearings in Georgia state and federal courts
  • Represent clients in bench and jury trials in Georgia state and federal courts

Qualifications
  • Obtained a Juris Doctorate from an accredited institution
  • Licensed to practice law in Georgia
  • Admitted to all state and federal courts in Georgia
  • 0-3 years of experience practicing law
  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector, civil rights litigation, and/or poverty law
  • Knowledge of intersectionality, client-centered lawyering, and equity and/or willingness to learn these firm values
  • Prior experience working with/ties to low-income individuals and communities of color preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent computer skills with a proven facility with data management, process flow, and database tracking systems.
  • Strong writing, analytical, interpersonal, time-management, and communications skills required.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to work effectively under pressure in both a team setting and individually.
  • Billable Hours Requirement: 1,560 annually

Compensation
  • Salaried Position: $61,000-$70,000 (Depending on experience)
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Relaxed firm culture
  • End-of-year bonus eligible, depending on performance
  • Paid Time Off (10 days per year)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Equal Pay Day (April 13)
  • Indigenous Peoples Day (October 11)
  • Juneteenth (June 19)
  • Nelson Mandela Birthday (July 18)
  • Women’s Equality Day (August 26)
  • World Mental Health Day (October 10)
  • International Human Rights Day (December 10)
  • End of year closure (final week of calendar year)
  • Quarterly Paid Mental Health Days
  • Hybrid Work (3 Days in Office, 2 Days WFH)
  • Health Savings Account Contribution ($300 per month), No employer-sponsored health insurance offered
  • 401K eligible after 12 months of employment