The Georgia Resource Center currently has an opening for an Experienced Attorney. The Resource Center also hosts law students, and on occasion, undergraduate students, during the academic year and summer. Please see the details below for application instructions.
The Georgia Resource Center is accepting applications for an experienced Attorney to join our dedicated and passionate team representing people on Georgia’s death row. As part of a team, the Attorney will undertake all aspects of state and federal habeas corpus litigation and clemency proceedings, including identifying habeas issues through exhaustive review of trial, appellate, and collateral records; working with investigators and experts to develop those issues into legal claims; conducting legal research; drafting and filing appellate briefs and pleadings; conducting depositions; preparing expert and lay witnesses for and presenting evidence at state evidentiary hearings; appearing in court for hearings and oral argument; and providing legal and investigative assistance to pro bono attorneys.
Experience and Qualifications:
- A demonstrated commitment to indigent criminal defense, racial justice, and the dignity of all people no matter their worst act.
- A minimum of five years of trial, appellate, or post-conviction criminal defense, with a preference for candidates with several years of capital litigation experience. The ideal candidate will have the experience and ability to lead legal teams representing clients in state and federal capital habeas proceedings.
- Member of the Georgia Bar or willing to seek admission at the earliest opportunity.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively on a team.
- Ability to communicate effectively and establish rapport with clients and witnesses from a variety of backgrounds.
- Excellent legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
- Ability to travel (once pandemic conditions allow).
- Self-motivated and able to manage a variety of tasks.
Salary & Commitment:
- A three-year commitment is requested. The Resource Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
- The Resource Center offers a competitive benefits package, including a generous paid time off policy; fully paid medical, dental, and vison insurance premiums; employer contributions to retirement; and training and professional development opportunities.
- Email cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and three professional references to Mary Shellman at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to submit an application by April 2, 2021.
During our 10-week summer program, law students will directly assist GRC staff in all aspects of its work, including visiting clients, interviewing witnesses, compiling life histories, and conducting legal research and writing. Interns often have the opportunity to attend court proceedings, such as state court evidentiary hearings and oral arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. We seek highly-motivated, creative, and team-oriented students committed to indigent defense and the dignity of all people. Previous experience working with people who have been incarcerated or individuals with mental health issues is a plus.
Applications should be submitted by email to email@example.com. All applications should include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references. Applications for summer 2021 internships will be accepted until February 12, 2021, but interns will be hired on a rolling basis beginning in September 2020. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.