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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Attorney Fellow (Volunteer Clinic for Veterans at Emory Law) in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Attorney Fellow for Emory Law's Volunteer Clinic for Veterans (Emory VCV) has three key roles, all conducted in coordination with the Staff Attorney: (1) representation of clinic clients in legal matters, including VA disability benefits, discharge upgrades, and basic estate planning (2) direct responsibility for training and supervision of law student volunteers, and (3) assisting in coordinating with volunteer professionals including attorneys, volunteer students, resource partners, and the federal government regarding work flow and veterans’ events. The Attorney Fellow may have additional roles as assigned. The Attorney Fellow reports to VCV Staff Attorney. This position is a two-year fellowship funded by a grant, to begin as soon as possible.


The Attorney Fellow participates in several legal clinics offered by Emory VCV throughout the year (no fewer than six clinics) and represents veterans in litigation, administrative proceedings, and transactions. This representation includes formulating sophisticated litigation strategy; drafting legal documents; interacting with clients, co-counsel, experts, law students, and opposing counsel in a respectful and intelligent way; and appearing before courts, administrative bodies, and legislative bodies in a professional manner.

Training and Supervision:

The Attorney Fellow will work on matters with volunteer law students, so some of the Attorney's work includes training and supervising students in performing intake and handling client matters. Under the direction of the Staff Attorney, the Attorney Fellow will directly provide students with instruction/training, assignments, and written and oral feedback during all parts of client representation.


The Attorney Fellow will work closely with law firms, volunteer professionals including attorneys, and the Veterans Administration to handle client matters. The Attorney Fellow will also help track clients, cases, and outcomes in Emory VCV’s case management system - CLIO.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • JD degree,

  • licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia, and

  • experience with VA disability benefits is a plus

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in and specific qualifications for this position. Please also submit a current resume or CV, a writing sample of no more than 10 pages, and a list of three references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Job Number 99007

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Law

Department School of Law

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Required Documents Cover letter, List of References, Writing Sample