Emory

Junior Staff Attorney, Volunteer Clinic for Veterans - School of Law

Job Number
122354
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
School Of Law
Department
School of Law
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Atlanta
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Description

Emory Law seeks a Junior Staff Attorney for its Volunteer Clinic for Veterans (VCV).  In this grant-funded position, the Junior Staff Attorney works with a Staff Attorney, a Center Director, or a Clinic Director in support of three major objectives (1) representation of clinic clients in legal matters, (2) recruitment, training, supervision and teaching of law student volunteers, and (3) serving as a liaison with law firms, volunteer attorneys, and the federal government

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Represents clients in litigation, administrative proceedings, transactions, and policy matters.
  • Formulates sophisticated litigation strategy; drafting legal documents; interacting with clients, co-counsel, experts, partners, opposing counsel, and the media in a respectful and intelligent way; and appearing before courts, administrative bodies, and legislative bodies in a professional manner.
  • Participates in decisions regarding which clients the clinic or center will accept, including which clients the Junior Staff Attorney will represent directly, which clients will be primarily represented by students under the direct supervision, and which matters will be handled by pro bono attorneys working with students.
  • Recruits, trains, and supports volunteer attorneys, matching clients with volunteer attorneys and law students, in consultation with the center or clinic director, and does some direct client representation. Recruits, trains, and supervises students in performing intake and screening and handling client matters.
  • Alongside the clinic or center director, the Junior Staff Attorney teaches students in the Clinic how to participate in legal representation and how to think about lawyering skills and challenges more generally.
  • Provides student-attorneys with instruction, case work, assignments, and written and oral feedback on all parts of the representation.
  • Shares responsibility with the clinic or center director for leading the weekly staff meeting regarding the docket.
  • Assists the director with the operation of the clinic or center and administrative tasks as necessary.
  • Develops and manages relationships with law firms and attorney volunteers, recruiting, training, and supporting attorney volunteers on Clinic-referred cases, including matching attorneys and students.
  • Works closely with the Clinic Paralegal and any other administrative staff to track clients, cases, and outcomes in the case management system, to prepare periodic reports as requested, including an annual report of activities, and to help ensure the Clinic operates efficiently and effectively.
  • Builds bridges with the members of the represented community both at and outside of Emory. Such participation in the community should be used to enhance the Junior Staff Attorney's independent professional development but is also expected to promote Emory and the clinic or center within the community.
  • Performs other duties as required.

MINUMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • JD degree and licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia.
  • One year of experience to include legal practice, experience working on legal matters affiliated with the center or clinic, experience managing a clinic, and/or experience supervising a new lawyer or law students is preferred. Applicants must be current members of the GA bar.

To Apply:

  • Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled with a first review on January 29.
  • Cover Letter
    • We acknowledge that it takes time to complete a cover letter. We use the cover letter in our hiring process to evaluate communication skills. 
    • While a cover letter is not required to apply, providing a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications as well as why you are interested in working at Emory Law will enable us to assess your qualifications and suitability more efficiently and effectively for this position.

Note:

This position is funded by external financial resources.  At this time, it is anticipated fudning is available for eighteen months though that is subject to change.     

 

More About Emory Law:

Emory Law is a national and global leader in legal education that welcomes and supports a diverse law school community, produces path-breaking and influential scholarship, and offers exceptional teaching and practical learning opportunities that enable our alumni to become respected professionals and leaders in a rapidly changing world. Together, our community is working to secure a more fair and just society by advancing the rule of law.  Our innovative strategic plan seeks to fuel the ambitions and success of the students, staff and faculty who are drawn to join the Emory Law community.  We need people like you to join us so that our vision becomes reality.

 

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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