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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.


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:  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

The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a housing attorney to join our Economic Justice Program.  The attorney selected for this position will plan, develop and litigate cases in federal and state court to protect the housing rights of low-income individuals in Richmond and the Tri-Cities areas of Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights (and surrounding communities).  The attorney will also be expected to contribute brainpower and elbow grease to our robust program-wide impact initiatives designed to improve the lives of low-income Virginians. The position also involves working with organizers and community groups to achieve client goals related to protecting and increasing housing opportunities.  Click on the position announcement for more information including additional requirements and instructions on how to apply. Housing Attorney Position Announcement (PDF)

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)

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.