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CEASE Clinic Law Fellow

The University of Georgia
Savannah Area

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Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
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CEASE Clinic Law Fellow


Law School-General

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

  • Monday- Friday, 8AM-5PM
  • Some evenings and weekends required for travel

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Open until filled:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
  • Proposed Starting Date: August 2024 (or earlier)

Location of Vacancy:

Savannah Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

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Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree required. Additional professional licensure and/or certification in the field may be required.

Position Summary:

Legal Services: The Fellow will represent survivors of child sexual abuse, exploitation, and trafficking in a variety of civil, juvenile, and post-conviction matters. The Fellow will serve as client-directed attorney for children under 21 involved in Chatham County Juvenile Court foster care dependency proceedings and who are participants in—or eligible to participate in—the state’s first and only treatment court for survivors of child trafficking. The Fellow will also represent survivors in post-conviction vacatur and record restriction cases involving convictions directly resulting from or occurring during trafficking victimization, as well as in civil claims against perpetrators of child sexual abuse, exploitation, and trafficking. As part of the University of Georgia’s mission to prepare law students for practice, the Savannah Fellow will supervise law students in providing legal services. The Fellow will work under the supervision of the CEASE Staff Attorney. The Fellow is responsible for working together with the Staff Attorney and Clinic Director to ensure the effective management of CEASE’s legal practice in Savannah. The Fellow will also work closely with the CEASE Clinic’s Social Work Advocate to ensure intensive case management services for clients in the area.Community Outreach & Education: The Savannah Fellow will be charged with building community relationships and networks in Savannah and surrounding areas through outreach, education, and other initiatives. Community outreach and education includes, but is not limited to, representing CEASE on the child trafficking treatment court multidisciplinary team; referring survivors to community-based services; collaborating with victim-services providers, placements, and other community members and organizations working with survivors; building a pro bono network in Savannah and surrounding counties to increase post-conviction relief legal services in the area; and developing and conducting trainings for attorneys and other advocates working with survivors.

This is a grant-funded position. Continuation after the end of the project will be dependent on the allocation of external or internal funding. The Fellow position is a one-year appointment and will require travel to Athens, GA as requested by the supervising Staff Attorney.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks, work independently, and seek guidance when appropriate.

  • Advocacy skills, excellent writing skills, and experience working with varying and vulnerable clients.

  • Georgia Bar admission is required upon the date of hire.

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.


Serve as co-counsel with the director and/or staff attorney in litigation on behalf of the clinic, including, but not limited to communicating with courts and opposing counsel; drafting and filing pleadings; appearing at hearings on behalf of clients; legal research and writing on behalf of clients; providing guidance and feedback on student work; supervising students in hearings if deemed appropriate and assigned by the staff attorney; performing client intake; drafting and sending client advice, referral, and closing letters; and assisting with clinic attorney consultation services.

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Undertake research and writing projects on behalf of the CEASE Clinic as assigned by the staff attorney.

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Engage in community outreach and education on behalf of the clinic, including, but not limited to speaking at or attending bar or law conferences, community events, and stakeholders meetings.

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Other duties as assigned by the staff attorney.

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

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UGA School of Law Budget Office

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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