The Legal Aid Justice Center is currently seeking candidates for the following positions.
LAJC seeks an experienced immigration attorney to manage our Virginia Special Immigrant Juvenile Project, and lead our immigration clinic. The Virginia Special Immigrant Juvenile Project is an award‐winning collaboration between LAJC and pro bono attorneys across the state. We train family law attorneys to obtain SIJS predicate orders in their local courts, and then we train attorneys from major law firms to handle the immigration court and USCIS proceedings. Over the past two and a half years, we have saved over 150 refugee children from likely deportation. We also bring affirmative litigation on behalf of refugee children, such as habeas petitions, and brought the first‐ever SIJ appeal to the Virginia Court of Appeals. Duties managing this project includes training pro bono attorneys, handling intakes, and directly handling aspects of cases, especially as emergencies arise. Full Description (PDF)
Chief Development Officer – Charlottesville
The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a Chief Development Officer for our flagship Charlottesville campaign. This position is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding well over $500,000 annually from Charlottesville area donors, business, and law firms as well as a growing base of national supporters. The position is tasked with finding the right balance between relationship building with major donors/prospects and growing our base of annual support. Our Development Team consists of a Director of Development(DoD) and three Chief Development Officers (CDOs) assigned to our offices in Charlottesville, Northern Virginia, and Richmond. The DoD has responsibility for agency-wide communications, branding, grant writing, and data systems. The CDOs are responsible for individual, corporate, and law firm giving from their respective regions. CDOs have direct access to LAJC leadership including the Executive Director and the Board of Directors and have a great degree of autonomy in their day-to-day operations. Full Description (PDF)
Managing Attorney – Northern Virginia Office
The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a Managing Attorney of its office in Falls Church. Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a member of the program’s Leadership Team, the Managing Attorney will co-supervise, along with the Director of Immigrant Advocacy, a 12-member staff including attorneys and community organizers managing a docket of civil rights, immigration, housing, consumer and wage claims for low-income immigrant clients. The Managing Attorney directs her or his own case load while also supervising the work of junior attorneys, organizers, administrative staff, and development personnel. The MA is responsible for ensuring compliance with grant deliverables, including submitting written reports and statistics that cover the Northern Virginia office and the Immigrant Advocacy Program. In addition, this individual will assist our development staff with shepherding the program’s fundraising efforts in Northern Virginia and help shape the strategy for the program’s legal services in the region. Full Description (PDF)
Housing and Consumer Attorney – Charlottesville
The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a housing and consumer 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 and consumer rights of low-income individuals. 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. The attorney would also be expected to co-supervise and teach law students in one or more of our many clinics run in conjunction with University of Virginia School of Law. Full Description (PDF)
The Legal Aid Justice Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.