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Project Attorney for Eviction Prevention Project in Columbus

Company: Georgia Legal Service Program
Location: columbus
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Project Attorney will defend tenants in eviction actions, recover wrongfully withheld security deposits, resolve repair and maintenance problems, address discrimination, enforce Georgias 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.


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

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.

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