The Reentry Legal Fellow (preferably a recently graduatedLaw Student), funded by a Tennessee Bar Foundation Grant, will launch the UTLegal Clinic's new ExpungeTN project, which will offer free legal services topeople in rural counties of East Tennessee through Saturday CommunityCourts. The Reentry Legal Fellow will beresponsible for: (1) providing legal representation related to a client'scriminal records, (2) assisting in teaching and supervising student attorneysin the Advocacy and Expungement Clinics, (3) developing the ExpungeTN.orgwebsite with county-specific toolkits and an ExpungeTN app, (4) organizingcounty-wide Community Courts, and (5) coordinating the evaluation of theproject and related reports for the grant funder. Specific legal responsibilities include:filing court petitions and motions for expunging dismissals and convictions,representing clients in cost waiver motions and at hearings for Certificates ofEmployability, and preparing voter registration petitions. The Reentry Legal Fellow, working with legalclinic faculty and staff, will organize and manage each Community Court,working with general sessions and circuit court judges, district attorneys,county clerks, and community partners. TheReentry Legal Fellow is also responsible for recruiting and supervising studentvolunteers, pro bono attorney volunteers, and coordination with the local barand community partners.
- A law degree and licensure, or pursuing licensure, topractice law in Tennessee;
- strong legal research, analysis, and writing skills;
- the ability to work and communicate successfully with awide variety of constituencies, both internal and external to the College;
- an ability to teach and supervise students;
- excellent oral, written, organization, public relationsand communication skills;
- advanced problem-solving skills to assist students andfaculty members in representing clients.
- an ability to juggle multiple priorities with attention todetail;
- intermediate to advanced computer skills;
- the ability to manage projects and organize events;
- the ability to record and report on data;
- the ability to analyze problems and work collaborativelywith a team to develop solutions.
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