Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA)

Organization Description:

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) obtains and provides high quality legal assistance to low-income and other special needs groups and stimulates and empowers groups of poor people to accomplish energetic and affirmative advocacy all to alleviate the circumstances, incidents, and causes of poverty. With a rich and dynamic history that dates back to the early 1930s, JALA is essentially a non-profit mid­ size law firm which provides free legal advice and counsel in civil legal matters.

Job  Description:

  • Gather, arrange, and produce timely editorial content for submission to the Florida Time-Union, Jacksonville Business Journal, and Jacksonv ille Financial News & Daily Record.
  • Organize, preserve, and catalogue historical materials in the JALA archive; includes photocopying, sorting chronologically, and indexing newspaper articles and other historic documents. Highlight significant milestones in JALA history through social, print, and electronic media.
  • Produce and submit timely content for JALA Facebook page and Twitter feed [@jaxlegalaid]; additional social media platforms and technology negotiable upon request and comfort level.
  • Collaborate with JALA staff to regarding promotion of internal and external events including Robert J. Beckham Equal Justice Awards Celebration (January), Ask-A-Lawyer quarterly community outreach; produce press releases and follow -up artic les.
  • Participate in conference calls with Board and event committees.

Contact Carter DeWitt at carter.dewitt@jaxlegalaid.org for more information.

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