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Employment Opportunities

LSA Law & Aging Summer Fellowship

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) is searching for a law student interested in Elder Law to work with us this summer as the Law & Aging Summer Fellow for the Legal Assistance Enhancement Project (LAEP) in our Birmingham office.

The LAEP project work includes a wide variety of services related to keeping older adults independent, in their homes, and out of nursing homes whenever possible. The LSA LAEP team focuses on reaching the most underserved and isolated older adults in low-income, rural areas of Alabama. 

The Law & Aging Summer Fellow will assist in a variety of projects including organizing legal clinics in low-income rural areas of Alabama, planning and conducting outreach, and building partnerships with community partners throughout the state that serve older adults. We are looking for a creative person who can assist with creating a new video series of legal information for older adults and help develop information for a new LSA Elder Law website. 

The position is an excellent opportunity to develop client contact and communication skills through work with legal clinics and educational outreach events. Creative and compassionate students with an interest in serving older adults are encouraged to apply!

This position will start May 23rd and last through August 12th with a stipend of $5,000.

Home office location is Birmingham, Alabama.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Nell Brimmer at nbrimmer@alsp.org as soon as possible.

The position is open until filled.

Black Voters Matter Summer Legal Fellow

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) is searching for an exceptional law student to work with us this summer as the Black Voters Matter Summer Legal Fellow.

The fellow will assist in organizing clinics, conducting outreach, and building partnerships within communities throughout the state. The position will also be required to perform legal research and develop outreach strategies. The BVM Summer Legal Fellow will facilitate meetings with community partners and court representatives, including district attorneys and judges from circuits around the state. The fellow will help to organize clinics that will provide clients with an opportunity to file for expungements, clear warrants, and reinstate driver’s licenses.

This position will start May 23rd and last through August 12th with a stipend of $5,000.

Home office location is negotiable.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Nell Brimmer at nbrimmer@alsp.org by April 8, 2022.

Staff Attorney – Anniston, AL

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) is one of the largest statewide law firms in Alabama. As a non-profit law firm, our mission 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 applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission. 

This is a full-time position in our Anniston Regional Office. 

The attorney will provide community outreach and civil legal representation to address the needs of low-income clients such as family law with domestic violence, protection orders, housing, consumer protection, education, custody, employment, public assistance needs, and other priorities established by the Board of Directors. 

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in the State of Alabama or willing to take  necessary steps to be admitted to Alabama bar within 6 months of employment.
  • Sensitivity towards low-income population.
  • Spanish language proficiency desirable.   

Alabama recognizes reciprocity in certain states. 

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

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Program and Employer and persons seeking employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, age or any other consideration prohibited by law.

Salary: $50,750 DOE

Excellent benefits to include paid health, dental and vision; paid time off; retirement

Job Type: Fulltime

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

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

No telephone calls or faxes

Posted 3/3/22

Summer 2022 Clerkship Program

LSA is seeking law students dedicated to serving low income communities and increasing access to justice across Alabama for our Summer 2022 Law Clerk Program. Summer clerks will assist LSA attorneys in representing clients, conducting legal research, drafting documents and memoranda, and supporting all aspects of the provision of legal aid services.

Summer Law Clerks also participate in our statewide Clerkship training program, our firmwide practice groups, and are able to take advantage of other timely and innovative initiatives and projects. Law students may be assigned to a particular office and/or practice area and will have strong mentors while expanding and enhancing client access and services.

Applicants are asked to express in their cover letter any preferences for location (Montgomery, Selma, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Anniston, Huntsville, or fully remote) and/or area of interests in the law. Summer Law Clerks typically work full time for 6 weeks sessions, split into either first or second half. LSA also offers full 12 week placement for a limited number of exceptional students.

This year’s Summer Clerkship program begins on May 23rd, 2022.

To apply: Submit cover letter & resume via email to Nell Brimmer (she/her), Managing Attorney of Client Access: nbrimmer@alsp.org

Staff Attorney – Birmingham

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) is one of the largest statewide law firms in Alabama. As a non-profit law firm, our mission 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.

This is a full-time position based in the Birmingham Regional Office. The attorney will assist in civil matters related to legal rights, benefits and entitlements through legal advice, counseling and representation to senior citizens in Jefferson County. The legal services provided will assist seniors in who are the most vulnerable and who are at risk of losing their autonomy, dignity, or independence.

Additionally, the attorney will provide community education for the older population. 

This project is sponsored in part by a grant through United Way of Central Alabama.   

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in the State of Alabama.  
  • Sensitivity towards low-income and elderly population. 
  • Strong legal writing and communication skills. 
  • Bilingual a plus.

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 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: $50,750 plus based upon experience

Excellent benefits

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 03/03/2022

Managing Attorney – Anniston, Alabama

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) is one of the largest statewide law firms in Alabama. As a non-profit law firm, our mission 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 qualified candidates to serve as Managing Attorney in Anniston, Alabama. The Managing Attorney provides direct supervision and management of office legal and support staff in the Anniston Regional Office. The Managing Attorney will also be responsible for maintaining a caseload in LSA’s core areas, including consumer protection, eviction and foreclosure defense, protection of victims of domestic violence, public benefit cases and other priority areas identified by LSA’s Board of Directors.  The Managing Attorney will promote the visibility of LSA within the communities covered by the office, and among the bar and judiciary. 

Qualifications:

  • Must hold a JD degree and be licensed in the State of Alabama at the time of hiring or become licensed within six months of becoming employed by LSA.
  • Five or more years’ experience in legal aid services or related substantive areas.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as good judgment.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the legal problems of low-income persons.
  • Ability to set goals and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to train and supervise staff. 
  • Computer proficiency required.
  • Spanish language proficiency desirable.   

Alabama recognizes reciprocity in certain states. 

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

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. 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, veteran status or any other consideration prohibited by law.

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

Starting Salary:  $65,975   DOE

Excellent benefits to include medical, dental, vision insurance, paid time off and retirement

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

No telephone calls or faxes

Posted 1/28/22

Staff Attorney – Montgomery; Domestic Violence

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) is one of the largest statewide law firms in Alabama. As a non-profit law firm, our mission 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 applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission. 

This is a full-time position in our Montgomery Regional Office. 

The attorney will provide community outreach and civil legal representation to address the needs of domestic violence clients. Much of the legal work will focus on immediate safety needs of the client to include protection orders but the attorney will assist the client in other areas of legal work that include housing, consumer protection, education, custody, employment, public assistance needs, and other priorities established by the Board of Directors. 

This project is sponsored, in part, by a grant from ADECA..     

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in the State of Alabama or willing to take necessary steps to be admitted to Alabama bar within 6 months of employment.  
  • Sensitivity towards low-income population.
  • Spanish language proficiency desirable.   

Alabama recognizes reciprocity in certain states. 

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

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Program and Employer and persons seeking employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, age or any other consideration prohibited by law.

Salary: $50,750 DOE

Excellent benefits to include paid health, dental and vision; paid time off; retirement

Job Type: Fulltime

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

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

No telephone calls or faxes

Posted 1/10/22

Staff Attorney – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) is one of the largest statewide law firms in Alabama. As a non-profit law firm, our mission is to serve low-income people by providing civil legal aid and by promoting collaboration to find solutions to problems of poverty. LSA seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission. 

This is a full-time position located in our Tuscaloosa Regional Office. The attorney will provide community outreach and civil legal representation to help prevent homelessness and other priorities established by the Board of Directors in Tuscaloosa County Alabama.  

This position is sponsored in part by a grant through County of Tuscaloosa.  

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in the State of Alabama or willing to take necessary steps to be admitted to Alabama bar within 6 months of employment.
  • Sensitivity towards low-income population. 

Alabama recognizes reciprocity in certain states. 

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

Spanish language proficiency desirable.   

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Program and Employer and persons seeking employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, age or any other consideration prohibited by law.

Salary: $50,750 plus based on qualifications and experience

Excellent benefits to include paid medical, vision and dental insurance, paid time off, training, and retirement.

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

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

No telephone calls or faxes

Posted 11/10/21

Staff Attorney – Selma, Alabama; Domestic Violence

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) is one of the largest statewide law firms in Alabama. As a non-profit law firm, our mission is to serve low-income people by providing civil legal aid and by promoting collaboration to find solutions to problems of poverty. LSA seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission.  This is a full-time position in our Selma Regional Office

The attorney will provide community outreach and civil legal representation to address the needs of domestic violence clients. Much of the legal work will focus on immediate safety needs of the client to include protection orders but the attorney will assist the client in other areas of legal work that include housing, consumer protection, education, custody, employment, public assistance needs, and other priorities established by the Board of Directors. 

This position is funded in part by a grant from the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW).

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in the State of Alabama or willing to take necessary steps to be admitted to Alabama bar within 6 months of employment.  
  • Sensitivity towards low-income population.
  • Spanish language proficiency desirable.   

Alabama recognizes reciprocity in certain states. 

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

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Program and Employer and persons seeking employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, age or any other consideration prohibited by law.

Salary: $50,750 DOE

Excellent benefits to include paid health, dental and vision; paid time off; and retirement.

Job Type: Fulltime

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

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

No telephone calls or faxes

Posted 11/10/21