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.
Director of Litigation & Advocacy (Charlottesville, Richmond, Falls Church)
LAJC is seeking an experienced litigator to provide leadership and supervision to LAJC programmatic work. In addition to significant litigation experience, the ideal candidate will also have demonstrated experience working with directly impacted community leaders on anti-poverty and racial justice initiatives. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Litigation & Advocacy (working title) will work to advance LAJC’s ambitious agenda to achieve economic, racial, and social justice throughout the state. Responsibilities may vary depending on the experiences, skill set, and vision of the selected candidate. Required qualifications include Virginia Bar licensure or ability to waive in to the Virginia Bar, at least seven years of relevant legal experience, and experience working in communities directly impacted by economic and racial injustice. Applications are still being accepted and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Salary range has been increased to $90,000 to $115,000, depending on relevant experience. See the position announcement for much more information, including additional requirements and instructions on how to apply: Director of Litigation & Advocacy
Education Litigation Attorney (Charlottesville, Richmond, Falls Church)
LAJC seeks a full-time, experienced litigator for its education equity campaign, which seeks full and fair funding for Virginia’s public schools and high-quality educational opportunities for every child in the Commonwealth. Working as part of a team of attorneys, community organizers, and policy experts, the attorney will: lead impact litigation aimed at improving education equity across the Commonwealth; advocate for education legislation, regulations, and policies that support young people, especially youth of color, those from low-wealth communities, and students with disabilities; and partner with community organizers and grassroots leaders to develop and implement systems change initiatives. Required qualifications include at least two years of relevant litigation experience, Virginia Bar licensure or ability to waive into Virginia bar, and experience working with low-wealth communities. Salary range is $52,000 to $84,000, depending on relevant experience. See the position announcement for details and instructions on how to apply: Education Litigation Attorney.
Summer Legal Internship (Charlottesville, Richmond, Falls Church)
Legal Aid Justice Center seeks bold and dynamic law students to join our fight for justice as legal interns during Summer 2020. Current 1Ls and 2Ls are eligible to apply. Depending on the office/program, 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 organizing. This position is unpaid. Interns are based in one of our three offices. Minimum work commitment for all position is 400 hours (10 weeks x 40 hrs/wk). Applicants must submit a cover letter and current resume. Applicants should specify the LAJC legal program(s) of interest and preferred office location. Applicants interested in working with the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program must be willing to commit to working primarily in our Richmond office. The Immigrant Advocacy Program and Virginia Justice Project for Farm and Immigrant Workers prefers to recruit students who are proficient in Spanish. Applicants interested in the Virginia Justice Project for Farm and Immigrant Workers must be comfortable engaging client communities in rural areas with limited infrastructure and be willing to undertake occasional statewide, overnight travel. The application deadline is March 13, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, since February is our busiest month for recruitment. Please direct questions to Mario Salas, Attorney and Internship & Fellowship Coordinator, by phone at (434) 529-1814 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please submit a cover letter and current resume to email@example.com. For more information, please see our position description: Summer Legal Internships 2020 (PDF)