Three Rivers has an immediate opening for a two-year fellowship in its Gainesville Office in the areas of probate, estate planning, and guardian advocacy. Attorney will assist low income and minority communities in obtaining and retaining title to heirs property, using tools such as community education, estate planning, and probate litigation. Attorney will also assist with guardian advocacy cases.
· Provide civil legal service to clients and client groups including, advice, brief services, and litigation;
· Draft pleadings, letters, and community outreach materials;
· Represent clients in court;
· Review and supervise work product of assigned support staff member;
· Represent TRLS at meetings, community events, and other outreach.
· Attorney in good standing with the Florida Bar or law school graduate pending admission to the Florida Bar;
· Excellent oral, written, and legal research skills;
· Comfort with public speaking;
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office and G-Suite;
· Demonstrate interest in public interest law and commitment to justice for low-income persons;
· Willingness to travel to rural communities.
Salary and Benefits: $50,485 plus, depending on experience. Full benefits package including health insurance, generous paid leave, short-term disability, life insurance, paid continuing legal education, and paid membership in the Florida Bar and a local bar association.
All applications must include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. EOE and ADA compliant. Applications will be accepted through March 30, 2023, unless the position is filled.
TRLS invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how their unique background and/or experiences might contribute to our staff's diversity, cultural vitality, perspective, and practice.
TRLS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in the recruitment, selection, or advancement of employees on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, national origin, creed, age, religion, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or veteran status.