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.
Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC), a not for profit law firm committed to battling poverty and injustice through individual legal representation, group and class action litigation, community organizing, policy advocacy, and media relations, is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director. LAJC is a fierce advocate for low-income clients and communities in Central and Northern Virginia, and its work broadly impacts the entire state. The new Executive Director will lead a dedicated team of nearly 50 staff while providing overall strategic direction to the organization in its ambitious agenda to advance social justice throughout the state. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, salary expectations, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: LAJC-ED@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. For more information see https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/lajc-ed
BILINGUAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZER (Richmond or Charlottesville)
LAJC is seeking a bilingual (Spanish-English) community organizer to join our team in Richmond or Charlottesville, Virginia. The community organizer will lead and assist various local and statewide organizing and advocacy campaigns around immigrants’ rights and workers’ rights issues. The organizer will also support litigation efforts in the areas of civil rights, immigration and workers’ rights. The organizer will be expected to exercise a high level of independence in developing organizing strategy and conducting outreach and community education. Requirements include, but are not limited to: demonstrated experience as an organizer working with immigrant workers; written and oral Spanish-language fluency; willingness to engage in statewide travel in Virginia, including occasional overnight travel. Click on the position announcement for more information including additional requirements and instructions on how to apply. Bilingual Community Organizer Position Announcement (PDF)
MANAGING ATTORNEY (Richmond)
LAJC invites applications for a Managing Attorney of its Richmond, Virginia office, as well as its Petersburg, Virginia office, which serve low-income individuals in Richmond and the Tri-Cities areas of Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights (and surrounding communities). The Managing Attorney will supervise an office with a staff of 10-15 people; supervise a high volume of intakes, including walk-in clients; act as advocate and manager for the Richmond office including managing operations and long-term strategy for office location; coordinate operations and staffing in LAJC’s Petersburg office (staffed from Richmond); contribute brainpower and elbow grease to our robust program-wide impact initiatives designed to improve the lives of low-income Virginians; work in coalition with community members and organizations to improve the quality of life for the area’s low-income communities; and raise the profile of the Richmond office and expand volunteer and fundraising efforts in the Richmond area in conjunction with our development team. The Managing Attorney will also maintain an active practice in poverty law with special emphasis on public benefits (Medicaid and Medicare, SNAP, TANF, etc.). . Richmond Managing Attorney Position Announcement (PDF)
2019 SUMMER LEGAL INTERN (Charlottesville, Richmond, Falls Church)
LAJC seeks bold and energetic law students dedicated to equal justice and public service on behalf of low-income communities to join our organization for Summer 2019 as legal interns. Interns typically have a wide variety of experiences, including carrying out legal research and writing, conducting intake interviews, interviewing clients and non-clients, advocating in administrative and courtroom settings and assisting in hearing preparation, engaging in policy research and advocacy, and community education and organizing. Interns are based in one of our three offices in Virginia. In general, interns with the Immigrant Advocacy Program work from our office in Falls Church, while interns with the Economic Justice Program, JustChildren, and Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program work in either our Richmond or Charlottesville offices. Spanish proficiency is required in the Immigrant Advocacy Program, but we encourage students who speak Spanish to apply for any of our programs. Applications are due January 25, 2019. For more information and details on how to apply, please see our position description: Summer Legal Intern description (PDF)