Nashville School of Law

Website West Tennessee Legal Services

Firm: West Tennessee Legal Services

Position Description: Position Title: Medical Legal Partnership/School Partnership Attorney

Department: Family Centered Legal Solutions (FCLS)

Supervisor: Ashley Parker

Job Summary:

Family Centered Legal Solutions (FCLS) grant with Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) focuses on low-income Tennessean families and children who are facing legal problems related to basic human needs. The goal of the grant is to provide more access to civil legal services for qualifying families. The Medical Legal Partnership/School Partnership Attorney will work with local medical providers, school districts, and juvenile courts to develop education and referral relationships and meet families where they are. The attorney will focus on providing holistic civil legal services to families with children in the public school system or receiving medical care. As part of a holistic approach, representation may include varying areas of law, administrative advocacy, and litigation in state and federal courts. Case types will include family law, juvenile law, consumer law, health and benefits, access to education, simple estate planning, and other holistic services to stabilize the family unit.


The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Provide legal advice and representation in civil legal matters affecting low-income families;
  • Build education and referral relationships with local school districts, medical providers, and juvenile courts;
  • Maintain office hours, as requested, at medical facilities, schools, and courts;
  • Provide outreach and education activities for client population;
  • Meet the requirements of the Family-Centered Legal Solutions project;
  • Keep contemporaneous time records and maintain case notes in case management system;
  • Comply with funder requirements, the Legal Services Corporation requirements, and the American Bar Association’s Standards for the Provision of Civil Legal Aid;
  • Interview clients;
  • Draft letters, memoranda, and other documents;
  • Research, as needed;
  • Perform other duties as may reasonably be requested.


  • Send applications via email in Word or PDF format to Applicants must include a resume, writing sample, and three references with phone numbers. Applications will be accepted, and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. No inquires accepted. Only applicants scheduled for interviews will be notified.

WTLS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.


Start Date: 3/25/2024

Position Type: Full time

Health Benefits? Yes

Starting Salary: DOE. Starting salary for newly admitted attorneys is $58,155

Typical Hours: 37.5


NSL Alumni at organization: Megan Allen is on of our Staff Attorneys and is a NSL alum.





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