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Director of Finance – Montgomery, Alabama

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. (LSA), is one of the largest statewide law firms in Alabama. LSA provides free, client-centered civil legal advocacy to low-income
Alabamians and collaborates with others across the state and nation to find solutions to systemic issues caused by poverty and social justice inequities.
LSA seeks to employ a full-time Director of Finance. The position is based in LSA’s Headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama with 120 statewide employees. The ideal candidate will have the ability to direct and supervise all activities of the finance department including managing a finance team of five, preparation of budgets and financial reports, oversee and provide support for grant reporting and grant compliance on a Federal, state, local and foundation level, reviewing and approving weekly accounts receivable and payable, bi-weekly payroll, balance sheet reconciliations, journal entries, budget forecast, internal controls, audits, and monthly reporting. The Director of Finance will report directly to the Executive Director and provide reports to the LSA Board of Directors.

Qualifications: This Director of Finance position presents an exciting opportunity for individuals with a degree in accounting, business, or finance, coupled with at least 5 years of progressive accounting experience. Successful candidates must demonstrate proficiency in managing budgets of at least ten million dollars. The role demands strong leadership skills as it entails managing a team within the finance department, ensuring adherence to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and overseeing financial operations. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and accounting software is essential, along with excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively convey complex financial information. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in maintaining financial integrity, preparing and analyzing financial statements, and collaborating with various departments to optimize processes and drive efficiency. Knowledge of financial systems and regulations is crucial for this role, offering an opportunity to contribute significantly to the organization’s financial success and strategic objectives. Candidates with an MBA or CPA are highly preferred.

LSA is an Equal Opportunity Program and Employer and persons seeking employment will be considered without regard to sex or sexual orientation, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, political affiliation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other consideration prohibited by law.

Salary: $83,230 plus based upon experience

Benefits: LSA offers an excellent benefits package, valued at approximately $20,000, including six weeks of paid leave annually and 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for each employee.

Position: Full-Time

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@alsp.org

Application Deadline: Open until filled

No telephone calls or faxes

Posted 5/8/2024

Mental Health Staff Attorney

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. (LSA), is one of the largest statewide law firms in Alabama. LSA provides free, client-centered civil legal advocacy to low-income Alabamians and collaborates with others across the state and nation to find solutions to systemic issues caused by poverty and social justice inequities. 

Mental Health Staff Attorneys will work under a grant funded by the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH). The ADMH grant objective is to provide legal representation to low-income persons dealing with mental health conditions, substance use conditions, and/or intellectual disabilities. They will assist in civil legal matters with a primary focus on housing stabilization, including estate, family, housing, consumer, education, public benefits, and unemployment law. These positions can be based out of the Anniston, Tuscaloosa, or Selma offices and will serve clients in the surrounding counties.  

Qualifications: This position is an exciting opportunity for attorneys who are admitted to the Alabama Bar and who are passionate about serving low-income populations. Strong legal writing and communication skills are required.  Preference is given to attorneys who are bilingual.

Alabama recognizes reciprocity in certain states.

A list of reciprocal jurisdictions can be found at: https://admissions.alabar.org/reciprocal-jurisdictions

LSA is an Equal Opportunity Program and Employer and persons seeking employment will be considered without regard to sex or sexual orientation, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, political affiliation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other consideration prohibited by law.

Salary: $54,810 plus based upon experience

Benefits: LSA offers an excellent benefits package, valued at approximately $20,000, including six weeks of paid leave annually and 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for each employee.

Position: Full-Time

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@alsp.org

Application Deadline: Open until filled

No telephone calls or faxes

Posted 4/16/2024

John Lewis Legal Fellowship

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) is one of the largest statewide law firms in Alabama. LSA provides free, client-centered, civil legal advocacy to low-income Alabamians and collaborates with others across the state and nation to find solutions to systemic issues caused by poverty and social justice inequities.

In support of LSA’s ongoing mission, the John Lewis Fellowship was established in 2019 to encourage young attorneys interested in working at the intersection of poverty law and racial justice to build experience with a nonprofit civil legal aid law firm located in Alabama. This position has the possibility of working from any of LSA’s statewide offices in Anniston, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma, or Tuscaloosa.

LSA seeks individuals with deep social and humanitarian concerns and a demonstrated commitment to devote their time and efforts to strong advocacy for clients in the face of social injustices. John Lewis Fellows focus on using legal advocacy, education, and outreach to address community-identified issues in collaboration with client communities and Alabama’s strong network of pro bono attorneys. Fellows will advocate for clients, coalition build, conduct outreach and training, organize free legal clinics and lead legal service projects that support access to justice. Ideal candidates will have strong communication skills and an interest in community empowerment and lawyering.

Qualifications: The position is an exciting opportunity for candidates who will be sitting for a Bar Exam in July 2024 or February 2025 or who are already licensed in any state. Preference will be given to candidates who are licensed in Alabama. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in public interest law along with lived or other meaningful and sustained experiences with people living in poverty, people of color, or communities who have traditionally faced structural barriers to justice. Strong legal writing and communication skills are required, and initiative and creativity are preferred. Preference is given to candidates who are bilingual.

Alabama recognizes reciprocity in certain states. 

A list of reciprocal jurisdictions can be found at https://admissions.alabar.org/reciprocal-jurisdictions

LSA is an Equal Opportunity Program and Employer and persons seeking employment will be considered without regard to sex or sexual orientation, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, political affiliation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other consideration prohibited by law.

Salary: $54,810  

Benefits: LSA offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package, including six weeks of paid leave annually, and 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for each employee, plus 50% of the premium for eligible family members. LSA also has an active Wellness Committee that supports staff health and wellness.

Position: Temporary full-time (one year)

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@alsp.org

Application Deadline: Open until filled

No telephone calls or faxes

Posted 4/2/2024

Staff Attorney – Birmingham, Alabama

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. (LSA), is one of the largest statewide law firms in Alabama. LSA provides free, client-centered civil legal advocacy to low-income Alabamians and collaborates with others across the state and nation to find solutions to systemic issues caused by poverty and social justice inequities. 

The Staff Attorney will participate in a medical-legal partnership with Cahaba Medical Care, a Qualified Health Center. The Staff Attorney will rotate throughout Cahaba Medical Care’s Jefferson County sites to provide high-quality free legal representation for cases in domestic violence, public benefits, elder law, tax assistance, consumer protection, education, and housing. In addition to providing legal representation to patients, the attorney will address the holistic needs of the client and will address social, non-medical determinants of health that prevent the patient’s ability to get well and return to social and economic stability. The Staff Attorney will provide information and resources to clients about the Family Medical Leave Act, job protections, and post-treatment benefit eligibility.

Qualifications: This position is an exciting opportunity for attorneys who are admitted to the Alabama Bar and who are passionate about serving low-income populations. Strong legal writing and communication skills are required.  Preference is given to attorneys who are bilingual.

Alabama recognizes reciprocity in certain states.

A list of reciprocal jurisdictions can be found at https://admissions.alabar.org/reciprocal-jurisdictions

LSA is an Equal Opportunity Program and Employer and persons seeking employment will be considered without regard to sex or sexual orientation, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, political affiliation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other consideration prohibited by law.

Salary: $54,810 plus based upon experience

Benefits: LSA offers an excellent benefits package, valued at approximately $19,000, including six weeks of paid leave annually and 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for each employee.

Position: Full Time

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@alsp.org

Application Deadline: Open until filled

No telephone calls or faxes

Posted 2/15/2024

Staff Attorney – selma, Alabama

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. (LSA), is one of the largest statewide law firms in Alabama. LSA provides free, client-centered civil legal advocacy to low-income Alabamians and collaborates with others across the state and nation to find solutions to systemic issues caused by poverty and social justice inequities. 

The Staff Attorney will provide legal representation in civil legal matters with a primary focus on estate, family, housing, consumer, education, public benefits, and unemployment law. This position is based out of the Selma office and will serve clients in the surrounding counties.  

Qualifications: This position is an exciting opportunity for attorneys who are admitted to the Alabama Bar and who are passionate about serving low-income populations. Strong legal writing and communication skills are required. Preference is given to attorneys who are bilingual.

Alabama recognizes reciprocity in certain states.

A list of reciprocal jurisdictions can be found at: https://admissions.alabar.org/reciprocal-jurisdictions

LSA is an Equal Opportunity Program and Employer and persons seeking employment will be considered without regard to sex, gender identity or sexual orientation, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status or any other consideration prohibited by law.

Salary: $54,810 plus based upon experience

Benefits: LSA offers an excellent benefits package, valued at approximately $19,000, including six weeks of paid leave annually and 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for each employee.

Position: Full-Time

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@alsp.org

Application Deadline: Open until filled

No telephone calls or faxes

Posted 1/09/24

Staff Attorney – Montgomery, Alabama

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. (LSA), is one of the largest statewide law firms in Alabama. LSA provides free, client-centered civil legal advocacy to low-income Alabamians and collaborates with others across the state and nation to find solutions to systemic issues caused by poverty and social justice inequities. 

The Staff Attorney will provide legal representation in civil legal matters with a primary focus on estate, family, housing, consumer, education, public benefits, and unemployment law. This position is based out of the Montgomery office and will serve clients in the surrounding counties.  

Qualifications: This position is an exciting opportunity for attorneys who are admitted to the Alabama Bar and who are passionate about serving low-income populations. Strong legal writing and communication skills are required. Preference is given to attorneys who are bilingual.

Alabama recognizes reciprocity in certain states.

A list of reciprocal jurisdictions can be found at: https://admissions.alabar.org/reciprocal-jurisdictions

LSA is an Equal Opportunity Program and Employer and persons seeking employment will be considered without regard to sex, gender identity or sexual orientation, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status or any other consideration prohibited by law.

Salary: $54,810 plus based upon experience

Benefits: LSA offers an excellent benefits package, valued at approximately $19,000, including six weeks of paid leave annually and 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for each employee.

Position: Full-Time

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@alsp.org

Application Deadline: Open until filled

No telephone calls or faxes

Posted 1/08/24

Domestic Violence Staff Attorney – Montgomery, Alabama

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. (LSA) is one of the largest statewide law firms in Alabama. LSA provides free, client-centered civil legal advocacy to low-income Alabamians and collaborates with others across the state and nation to find solutions to systemic issues caused by poverty and social justice inequities. 

The attorney will provide civil legal representation and community outreach to address the needs of domestic violence clients. Much of the legal work will focus on the immediate safety needs of clients, including protection orders, divorces, custody cases, and other cases based on priorities established by LSA’s Board of Directors. This position is based out of the Montgomery office and will serve clients in the surrounding counties.  

Qualifications: This position is an exciting opportunity for attorneys who are admitted to the Alabama Bar and who are passionate about serving low-income populations. Strong legal writing and communication skills are required.  Preference is given to attorneys who are bilingual.

Alabama recognizes reciprocity in certain states.

A list of reciprocal jurisdictions can be found at https://admissions.alabar.org/reciprocal-jurisdictions

LSA is an Equal Opportunity Program and Employer and persons seeking employment will be considered without regard to sex or sexual orientation, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, political affiliation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other consideration prohibited by law.

Salary: $54,810 plus based upon experience

Benefits: LSA offers an excellent benefits package, valued at approximately $19,000, including six weeks of paid leave annually and 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for each employee.

Position: Full Time

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@alsp.org

Application Deadline: Open until filled

No telephone calls or faxes

Posted 12/20/23