Join Our Team: Seeking a Staff Attorney for School Justice

Join Our Efforts to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Role Summary:

The Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice is seeking a dedicated Staff Attorney to join our team and support our School Justice and Housing Justice initiatives, with a particular focus on the FAIR project. If you are licensed to practice law in Georgia and are committed to improving opportunities for Georgia’s most vulnerable children, we invite you to apply!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Legal Advocacy and Representation: Provide brief legal services and advice to parents, case managers, and other caregivers. Represent children in education discipline and special education cases, performing both intake and follow-up on case outcomes.
  • Research and Documentation: Conduct legal research, draft high-quality policy papers, reports, talking points, and legal guides. Make complex legal information accessible to non-lawyer audiences.
  • Training and Coaching: Design and lead advocacy trainings for advocates for children, including case managers, parents, and guardians ad litem.
  • Policy and Program Development: Develop and execute policy and programmatic recommendations. Support Policy Counsels in reviewing and summarizing pro bono project findings.
  • Community Engagement: Cultivate local community engagement across the state. Collaborate and network with local and state social services communities to create and maintain a statewide community resource guide for advocates.
  • Coalition Support: Provide staffing support to Georgia Appleseed coalitions, including scheduling, creating agendas, distributing notes, and coordinating pro bono support.
  • Travel and Outreach: Plan and undertake regular travel throughout the state for coalition facilitation and partnership meetings, including some overnight trips (typically 8-10 per year).
  • Communication and Reporting: Assist with monthly reporting, newsletters, social media posts, and website updates.


  • Juris Doctor and a current license to practice law in Georgia.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and passion for Georgia Appleseed’s mission.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills for diverse audiences. Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, internet, technology, and cloud-based applications.
  • High level of organization and productivity, ability to handle multiple projects, and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Confidence in representing Georgia Appleseed’s research and recommendations to various audiences. 
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for regular use.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Annual salary of $60,000 to $80,000, based on experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health, vision, dental, life and disability insurance.
  • 401k match, FSA plan, generous paid time off, and a hybrid work schedule.

This full-time position is based in Atlanta, GA, with a combination of remote and in-office work, plus travel throughout Georgia as needed.

How To Apply:
Read full job description here. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and legal writing sample to Only applications with all three items will be considered. The position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified and accepts the position.