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Job Openings

Paralegal/Victim Advocate Position

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. has an immediate opening in our Jackson office for a Paralegal/Victim Advocate to assist victims of violent crime and victims of domestic and sexual violence in a non-profit law firm setting. Job duties include interviewing and collecting sensitive case information, in-person advocacy on behalf of victims in various forums, asserting victim rights, pursuit of benefits and resources, written advocacy, and responsibility for case support services, pleadings preparation, and case documentation, under the direction of an attorney. Successful candidate must possess good verbal, written, analytical, problem-solving and computer skills, demonstrate concern for victim rights, maintain confidentiality, reliability, and work well independently and as part of a team. The position requires travel with the 17-county WTLS service area. At least two years of post-secondary education, or the equivalence of relevant work experience and training, is required. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus. Salary DOE, consistent with grant salary parameters.  Send cover letter explaining your interest in this position, resume, writing sample and references to:  Hiring Committee, West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc., P.O. Box 2066, Jackson, TN  38302 or email to sandy@wtls.org. Deadline for submission is May 24, 2019. Due to the expected number of applications, no inquiries will be accepted. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. West Tennessee Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and handicapped persons are encouraged to apply.

Attorney Position

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. has an immediate opening for an attorney in our Victim Assistance and Advocacy Project. The attorney will provide civil legal assistance to victims of violent crime in various forums, including assertion of victim rights and pursuit of benefits and resources. The attorney will also represent victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and intimate partner stalking with post-divorce court order enforcement and establishment of and modifications to parenting plans and child support. Litigation experience on behalf of victims, and prior work with specialized client populations and/or ethnic or language distinct communities preferred. Excellent verbal, written, analytical, problem-solving and computer skills are required. The position is based in the WTLS Jackson office and requires travel within the 17 counties of WTLS’ service area. The successful candidate must be licensed to practice law in Tennessee or sitting for the July bar exam. Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to: Hiring Committee, West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc., P.O. Box 2066, Jackson, TN  38302 or email to sandy@wtls.org.  Deadline for submission is May 24, 2019. Due to the expected number of applications, no inquiries will be accepted. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  West Tennessee Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and handicapped persons are encouraged to apply.