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The Legal Aid Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply.


LAJC is seeking a highly skilled, part-time staff writer to join our development team. This position will be responsible for taking high quality content provided by program staff and crafting first drafts of grant proposals, reports, e-blasts, press-releases, website content, and other written vehicles as required. Please note that this position is only funded for three months. Qualifying candidates will have a well-refined capacity for moral outrage, a fearless willingness to put pen to paper to quickly generate content, a clear and concise writing style, a healthy ego willing to learn our field and voice by being edited, and an ability to manage their time with multiple competing deadlines. The ideal candidate has these qualities plus experience with non-profit writing and the ability to be on site in Charlottesville at least once a week. Click on the position announcement for more information including instructions on how to apply:  Staff Writer Position Announcement (PDF)

The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks to host one or more recent law graduates as Equal Justice Works, Skadden or other privately-funded public service fellows in one of our three offices in Virginia.  Depending on individual interest and location preference, the fellow may work on one or several of various poverty law issues such as immigrant advocacy, public benefits, affordable housing, consumer protection, employment, health, education, or juvenile justice.  Past fellows have had the opportunity to assist with clinical supervision, staff high impact cases with nation-wide implications, and participate in legislative advocacy.  The fellowship candidate must be a third-year law student or recent law school graduate with a demonstrated record of public service and a willingness to apply for public interest law fellowships. In considering hosting an applicant, we want to talk with you about cutting edge issues in our practice which we believe will merit a fellowship, and we will actively assist the candidate in developing a project and preparing application materials.  The positions are dependent upon the candidate’s ability to secure a fully funded public interest fellowship. 

To Apply:  Please forward expressions of interest, including a cover letter indicating areas of interest, law school transcript, resume and writing sample to Mary Bauer at by July 15.  More information is available here: position posting (PDF).

The Legal Aid Justice Center is a 501(c)(3) organization and does not receive funding from the Legal Services Corporation.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.