The Veterans Legal Clinic at the University of Georgia School of Law seeks a staff attorney to start no later than August 1, 2021 for a full-time position.
The Clinic represents veterans and their dependents with claims for benefits from the Veterans Administration and other public benefits programs. The Clinic represents veterans throughout Georgia, with a particular focus on those in rural areas. The Clinic enrolls between 8 – 10 law students every semester and includes undergraduate veterans in the clinic’s work.
The Staff Attorney will work with the Director of the Clinic to advocate for veterans and to build the Clinic’s practice. Work will include handling of claims from the VA, the military, and other agencies, discharge upgrades from the military, and other forms of relief from the VA and elsewhere. The Staff Attorney will help to supervise law students and undergraduates and will collaborate on outreach efforts into rural communities throughout Georgia.
Candidates must possess a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and either admission to the Georgia Bar or the ability to gain admission to the Georgia Bar within 12 months of starting the position. Preference will be given to attorneys who are currently accredited as a veterans advocate with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Preference will also be given to individuals with experience: serving in the military; advocating on behalf of veterans, including certification with the VA; representing clients in administrative proceedings; supervising students in a clinical setting; or engaging in outreach to low-income and vulnerable populations, especially in rural areas. Applicants should possess exceptional writing skills, strong organizational ability, and a demonstrated commitment to serving the public.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. A background investigation will be required as part of the hiring process. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact UGA Central HR (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
For further information, contact Professor Alex Scherr, Director of the Veterans Legal Clinic, at email@example.com.
For full consideration, apply by Wednesday, April 1, 2021, using the following link: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/186763.