Legal Intake Specialist – Nashville

Civil Rights Firm Seeks a Full-Time Legal Intake Specialist in Nashville, Tennessee

Firm Background:
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP is a boutique civil rights law firm that litigates public interest and social justice cases that add significant value to individuals and our communities. We have a community of lawyers and legal assistants who are all committed to using the law to help create and enforce a more just society. Since our founding in 2004, we have recovered more than one billion dollars for individual clients and the United States government and have achieved unparalleled success securing extraordinary systemic changes in corporate America. 

We represent plaintiffs in individual matters and class actions nationwide. Our lawyers in New York City, Washington,  D.C., San Francisco, San Diego, Nashville, and Baltimore specialize in employment and gender discrimination, wage and hour violations, complex civil litigation, whistleblower/qui tam matters, public interest litigation, financial services litigation, prison litigation, and criminal/sexual violence litigation. 

To learn more about our firm, please visit our website at

Job Description:
Legal Intake Specialists help our firm’s leadership identify new litigation opportunities by conducting intake interviews with our potential clients and summarizing their potential legal claims.

Our firm’s leadership expects Legal Intake Specialists to be thorough in their intakes and summaries. Our representation of a potential client is often determined by the Legal Intake Specialist’s intake write-up. A well-written intake write-up helps our firm’s leadership reach the right decision and can help our attorneys navigate some of the legal challenges they will likely confront in the event we represent the potential client.

An applicant must have a bachelor’s degree to be eligible and should be available to start working at our firm as soon as possible. 

A competitive applicant will have: 

  • a commitment to civil rights and an interest in social justice and public interest litigation; 
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
  • great attention to detail; 
  • proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (proficiency in Access is a plus);
  • strong time management and organizational skills; and, 
  • experience in a professional environment (experience at a law firm is a plus). 

Sanford Heisler Sharp is strongly committed to EEO principles and values a diverse workplace.

Hours: Legal Intake Specialists work 40+ hours per week (i.e., Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. (CT) to ~5:30  p.m. (CT)).

Salary: The first-year annualized salary for this position is $45,500.00 and the second-year annualized salary is $47,500.00. Legal Intake Specialists are eligible for overtime.

Application Procedure:
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their application immediately as decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, two writing samples, and three references. These documents should be sent in Word or PDF to with “Prospective Legal Intake Specialist: Nashville” in the email’s subject line.

Reasonable Accommodations:  
Sanford Heisler Sharp welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations  during any part of the hiring process, please send your request to us by email at or by mail to the following address: 

ATTN: Anita Youngkin, Senior Human Resources Director 
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP 
700 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 300 
Washington, DC 20003

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