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Atlanta Legal Aid considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation.

Staff Attorney applications are accepted year-round, kept on file, and qualified applicants are contacted about any suitable opening. We do not interview applicants prior to graduation.

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in public interest law, along with a resume, legal writing sample which demonstrates your ability to research and analyze a legal issue, the names and phone numbers of three legal references, and an official law school transcript. (A student copy is acceptable, pending your order of an official transcript.)

Staff Attorney and Intern applications, except where noted, should be directed to:

Cheri Tipton, Deputy Director
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
54 Ellis Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303-2097

We post specific opportunities as they become available on this page of our web site.

Roy Barnes, Volunteer

Current Openings

Health Law Unit, Staff Attorney

Manager of Operations and Facilities

Southside Staff Attorney


If you are a senior attorney who is scaling back or retiring, we are looking for you! Please have a look at our Senior Attorney Project. There are poor people in Atlanta who desperately need your expertise!

We love our volunteers!  Because of the complexity of our work, most volunteers are long-term, legal professionals but on occasion we have other types of projects.  We have no ability to use volunteers outside of normal business hours, which are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you are interested in making application for a volunteer position, please provide the following:

A cover letter stating your area of interest, fluency in any language other than English, especially Spanish; how much time you can commit weekly, and the amount of time (such as year-round, during your job search, summer months, etc.) you expect to be able to volunteer, along with a resume and two references to:

Phyllis McKay
Atlanta Legal Aid
54 Ellis Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

OR e-mail pamckay @ atlantalegalaid .org

No telephone calls please.

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