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Job Details - Victim Assistance & Advocacy Attorney
Employer:
West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.
Location:
Jackson, TN
Category Description:
Other
Work Experience:
1+ to 2 Years
Education Level:
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type:
Full-Time
 
Job Information
Position Description:

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. has an immediate opening for an attorney in our Victim Assistance and Advocacy Project. The attorney will provide civil legal assistance to victims of violent crime in various forums, including assertion of victim rights and pursuit of benefits and resources. The attorney will also represent victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and intimate partner stalking with post-divorce court order enforcement and establishment of and modifications to parenting plans and child support. Litigation experience on behalf of victims, and prior work with specialized client populations and/or ethnic or language distinct communities preferred. Excellent verbal, written, analytical, problem-solving and computer skills are required. The position is based in the WTLS Jackson office and requires travel within the 17 counties of WTLS’ service area. The successful candidate must be licensed to practice law in Tennessee. This is a full time, exempt position with generous benefits. Part-time candidates with excellent qualifications may also be considered. Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to: Hiring Committee, West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc., P.O. Box 2066, Jackson, TN  38302 or email to Emma@wtls.org  Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis with priority given to those applicants who apply by October 2, 2020. Due to the expected number of applications, no inquiries will be accepted. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. West Tennessee Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and handicapped persons are encouraged to apply.

Required Skills:

Licensed  to practice law in Tennessee

Required Experience:

Licensed  to practice law in Tennessee

Contact Information
Name:
Emma Covington
Firm:
West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.
Phone:
17314261307
Email Address: