Our partner agency Memphis Public Interest Law Center is seeking a staff attorney; see below for details. For more information, contact Jamie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 7, 2016.
Memphis Public Interest Law Center (MPILC) is a public interest law firm seeking a staff attorney to provide civil legal representation to Latino and Hispanic victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and related crimes in the Memphis area.
The attorney will be responsible for handling proceedings in various areas of the law, including but not limited to: orders of protection, divorce, child custody, child support, landlord-tenant disputes, and, consumer matters.
The attorney will be responsible for all aspects of case management and litigation, from intake to conclusion of the representation.
The attorney will work closely with MPILC’s Executive Director and with MPILC’s partner agencies to ensure client needs are being met and grant requirements are being adhered to, and to develop systems to meet those needs efficiently and to the highest standard.
• Licensed attorney in Tennessee at the time the application is submitted
• At least 3 years of litigation experience, with one year of relevant experience in the area of family law, domestic and/or sexual violence, or gender issues
• Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics and impact of domestic violence
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice and to working with underserved communities
• Self-starter and an independent thinker
• Excellent writer
Preference will be given to an attorney with Spanish language proficiency and experience working with Latino and Hispanic populations and/or survivors of domestic violence.
This position is grant funded for three years and is currently funded at 70% time. Additional funding is being sought to fund the position at 100% time. While the position is funded at 70% time, the attorney will be expected to work 28 hrs./wk. Once full funding is secured, the attorney will be expected to work 40 hrs./wk. The full-time salary is $50,000. A monthly health insurance stipend is also provided. Both forms of compensation are paid commensurate with the rate of funding.
To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest, a resumé, the names and contact information of two professional references, and a writing sample to Jamie Johnson at email@example.com by Friday, October 7, 2016.
***Memphis Public Interest Law Center (MPILC) nonprofit, public interest law firm located in Memphis, Tennessee. MPILC received 501(c)(3) status in 2014. MPILC was formed to fill the gap in legal services in the Memphis area legal community through the provision of legal support, education, and advocacy to underserved populations and issues.
Memphis Public Interest Law Center does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.***