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Employment Opportunities

2023 Equal Justice Fellowship

Legal Services Alabama is seeking to serve as a host organization for a rising 3L interested in applying for a 2023 Equal Justice Fellowship to focus on Education Advocacy in Alabama.

The Equal Justice Fellowship is for two years and is offered to law school graduates interested in public interest law. LSA is seeking a fellow who is interested in education advocacy, with a focus on disability justice and building educational access for students experiencing the interlocking effects of poverty and discrimination. LSA would house the Equal Justice Fellow in one of our statewide offices and will include a comprehensive benefit package alongside the $59,000 grant salary. The Fellow will have an opportunity to work closely with our network of experienced attorneys specializing in poverty law and with the Managing Attorney of Client Access on pro bono direct legal services throughout the state.

For more information please visit : https://www.equaljusticeworks.org/become-a-fellow/design-your-own-fellowship/

If interested in applying, please email Nell Brimmer, Managing Attorney of Client Access at nbrimmer@alsp.org with a letter of interest.

Applications are due by September 13, 2022.

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 honor 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 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 structural 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 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 have sat for a Bar Exam 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: $50,750

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)

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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

No telephone calls or faxes

Posted 8/9/22

Staff Attorney – Mobile

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. 

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: $50,750 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 8/8/22

Staff Attorney - Selma

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. 

This is a full-time position based in the LSA Selma 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 Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Marengo, Monroe, Perry, Sumter, Washington, and Wilcox. counties.  The legal services provided will assist seniors 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 by a grant through Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission (ATRC), Area Agency on Aging (AAA). 

Qualifications: This position is an exciting opportunity for attorneys who are admitted to the Alabama Bar and who are passionate about serving low-income and elderly populations. Strong legal writing and communication skills are required. Preference is given to attorneys who are bilingual. The position offers the meaningful experience of working in Selma, which offers a diverse population and rich civil rights history.

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: $50,750 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 8/8/22

Development Coordinator

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. (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 persons for a Development Coordinator. This is a full-time position located at LSA’s headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama. 

Under the general supervision of the Director of Resource Development, the Development Coordinator provides high-level assistance to the Development Department. The Development Coordinator helps identify and apply for various funding opportunities.  Assists in fundraising activities.  This position requires flexibility, attention to detail and deadlines, knowledge of effective grant application process and grant writing, excellent organizational skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise sound judgment, and initiative.

Qualifications:

  • At least two (2) years of experience in event, grant or fundraising activities.  
  • Some higher education preferred.
  • Experience with non-profits and low-income population a plus.
  • Must be self-motivated and organized.  
  • Ability to work timely and effectively, independently or as part of a team. 
  • Must be able to travel.

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 identity, veteran status or any other consideration prohibited by law.

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

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Salary:   $36,540   DOE

Excellent benefits

No telephone calls or faxes

Posted 7/28/22

Court Debt Project Staff Attorney

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) is a statewide non-profit law firm that pursues its mission to serve low-income people by providing civil legal aid and by promoting collaboration to find solutions to problems of poverty. LSA seeks a Court Debt Project Attorney (CDPA) to support our mission through its Court Debt Project. 

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

The position will be located in the LSA office in Birmingham and may require travel around the state of Alabama.   

The CDPA hired for this position will advocate for waiving or reducing client court debt and assist them in avoiding penalties due to inability to pay. The CDPA will develop and coordinate intake procedures to identify prospective clients and streamline services. The CDPA will organize and conduct legal materials, trainings, clinics, and strategy sessions to assist attorneys, litigants, and community partners. 

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in the state of Alabama or willing to take necessary steps to be admitted to the Alabama bar within 6 months of employment.
  • Sensitivity towards low-income population. 
  • Experience in legal aid services or related substantive areas. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Spanish language proficiency is 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 identity, veteran status or any other consideration prohibited by law.

Salary based upon qualifications and experience. 

Excellent benefits

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 6/21/22

Staff Attorney, Montgomery, AL

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. (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 based in the Montgomery 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 Autauga, Elmore, and Montgomery counties.  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 Central Alabama Aging Consortium (CAAC). 

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 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: $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 6/01/2022

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

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