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Staff Attorney

University of Georgia
retirement plan
United States, Georgia, Athens
March 26, 2024
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S11645P
Working Title Staff Attorney
Department Law School-General
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Occasional evenings or weekends required
Ability to travel
Advertised Salary $75,000 - $78,000
Posting Date 02/08/2024
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 06/01/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, please apply by March 25, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proposed Starting Date: As soon as possible, but no later than June 1, 2024.
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement
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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).
Position Information

Classification Title Attorney
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.00
Minimum Qualifications
Terminal degree required. Additional professional licensure and/or certification in the field may be required.
Preferred Qualifications
-JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school is required.
-Either admission to the Georgia Bar or the ability to gain admission to the Georgia Bar within 2 years of starting the position.
-Preference will be given to candidates who have obtained accreditation as a veterans attorney from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Position Summary
The Clinic represents veterans and their dependents with claims for benefits from the Veterans Administration and from the branches of military service. The Clinic represents veterans throughout Georgia, with a particular focus on those in rural areas. The Clinic enrolls between 6-12 law students every semester and includes undergraduate veterans in the clinic's work.
The staff attorney will work under the direction of the Director of the Clinic to represent veterans, supervise students, and build the Clinic's practice. The staff attorney will be attorney of record on claims from the VA and other agencies, discharge upgrades from the military, and other forms of relief from the VA and elsewhere. The staff attorney will supervise law students and undergraduates. The staff attorney will collaborate on outreach efforts into rural communities throughout Georgia.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Possess outstanding skills in litigation and administrative advocacy; excellent written and oral communication abilities; a successful track record of working effectively with veterans and with other vulnerable client populations; and a demonstrated commitment to working with veterans or other under-served populations.
The position expects: an ability to supervise young lawyers effectively; strong organizational and time management skills; and an ability to engage in community education and outreach initiatives.
Physical Demands
Is driving a responsibility of this position? No
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes
Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the .
Background Investigation Policy
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the .

Under the direction of the clinic director, engage in substantial administrative advocacy and related litigation on behalf of veterans, using a clinical practice model, including: supervision of law students working in a team-based setting; review of and feedback on students' written work, client interactions, and advocacy on behalf of clients.
Percentage of time 60

Under the direction of the clinic director, assist in managing the clinic's law practice, in developing and engaging outreach to relevant communities of clients and other service providers, and in developing clinic policy and litigation initiatives.
Percentage of time 20

Other duties as assigned by the clinic director.
Percentage of time 20
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