Staff Attorney Position Available – Cleveland

For over 50 years, Legal Aid of East Tennessee has worked to build stronger communities and improve lives by providing high-quality legal services free of charge to qualifying individuals in areas such as consumer, housing, family, public benefits, and a range of other miscellaneous matters. We are advocates for the elderly, for families, and for victims of domestic violence and work closely with our clients to help navigate legal challenges and seek out justice. Every day, we proudly answer the call for high-quality legal services that help change lives and improve communities across 26 counties from Chattanooga to the Tri Cities.


We are seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to provide high-quality, comprehensive legal services to families and individuals served by LAET. A demonstrated commitment to exceptional legal work and equal access to justice is required. Candidates should possess cultural sensitivity for the communities we serve and the courage to reflect and uphold the mission and values of LAET.


Qualifications: Candidates must be admitted to the Tennessee Bar, a recent law graduate anticipating admission to the Tennessee Bar, or admitted to the bar of another state with the ability to waive into Tennessee.


Salary: Dependent upon experience, from $61,981 for newly admitted attorneys, higher for each year of experience thereafter. LAET offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, retirement, and paid leave.


To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and writing sample by email to Charlie McDaniel, Director of Human Resources, at cm*******@la**.org


This position will remain open until filled.


Continuation of this position is contingent on continued grant funding.  Legal Aid provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. No faxes or phone calls, please.