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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.


Job Opportunities

Part-Time Accountant
The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks an experienced part-time accountant to work as a key member of our finance team. This part-time position will be based in our office in Charlottesville, Virginia, and will report to the Director of Finance.

This individual will work closely with the Director of Finance, Executive Director, and Development Team, and will work on several key accounting processes. Primary responsibilities include oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable, processing payroll, perform monthly reconciliations and  updates to audit schedules.

The Legal Aid Justice Center is a nationally recognized non-profit providing free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals throughout Virginia. Through legal representation, community education and statewide advocacy, the Legal Aid Justice Center works both to eliminate the immediate symptoms and to address the underlying causes of poverty. We encourage diversity, value unique voices, energetically pursue our goals with passion, and enjoy having fun while working for the public interest. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply. Competitive candidates will possess the following skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting or finance;
  • 3+ years accounting/finance experience; audit experience, a plus
  • Process accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll;
  • Thorough knowledge of bookkeeping terminology and methods;
  • Thorough knowledge of routine accounting principles and practices;
  • Ability to maintain complex financial records and to prepare financial reports accurately;
  • Financial statements and general ledger reports;
  • QuickBooks experience, a plus.

Competitive salary based on experience and a great work environment.To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and references by e-mail to Kyna Thomas, Director of Finance at

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Summer Internships with the Legal Aid Justice Center

The Legal Aid Justice Center is a nationally recognized, non-profit civil legal assistance program with offices in Charlottesville, Falls Church (Metro D.C.), and Richmond. Our dynamic staff of more than two dozen attorneys pursue systemic legal advocacy for low-income Virginians using a wide array of strategies. Through legal representation, community education and statewide advocacy, the Legal Aid Justice Center works both to eliminate the immediate symptoms and to address the underlying causes of poverty.

  • The Economic Justice Program focuses on matters related to housing, mental health services, consumer protection, employment, and public benefits, and is home to several legal clinics.
  • The Immigrant Advocacy Program supports low-wage immigrant workers throughout Virginia in their efforts to find justice and fair treatment in the workplace.
  • JustChildren provides individual representation to at-risk children, organizes parents to be effective youth advocates, and works to change laws and policies for the benefit of all children in Virginia.
  • The Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program works to end the criminalization of poverty in Virginia through a strategic mix of community organizing, local and statewide policy advocacy, and impact litigation.

Current 1Ls and 2Ls are eligible to apply, specifying their office(s) and program(s) of interest. Depending on the office/program, interns can expect to work with several different attorneys and engage in research, legal writing, intake, interviewing clients/witnesses, courtroom experience, courtroom observation, policy/observation, legal training, and/or section rotation. Spanish proficiency is required in the Immigrant Advocacy Program. Minimum work commitment for all position is 400 hours (10 weeks x 40 hrs/wk).

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Mary Bauer at by January 25, 2018.


The Legal Aid Justice Center is committed to strengthening the voices of our low-income clients, working in collaboration with community partners, and rooting out the inequities that keep people in poverty.  We strive to take on the issues that have broad impact on our client communities and to be responsive to client input.  Recognizing the particular impact of racism on our clients and staff, we devote special attention to dismantling racial injustice. 

All applicants must be dedicated to working in and sustaining an environment that enables staff and clients to feel empowered, valued, respected, and safe.  In reviewing applications, we look for evidence that applicants have experience and/or thoughtfulness in working with traditionally marginalized populations.