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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.


Director of Litigation & Advocacy (Charlottesville, Richmond, Falls Church)
LAJC is seeking an experienced attorney to develop, lead, support, and supervise its impact advocacy campaigns. The ideal candidate will have significant litigation experience, as well as 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 ten 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. See the position announcement for much more information including additional requirements and instructions on how to apply: Director of Litigation & Advocacy

Bilingual Staff Attorney, Immigrant Advocacy Program (Falls Church)
LAJC seeks a bilingual staff attorney for our Falls Church office. The attorney will provide individual legal consults and know-your-rights presentations to residents of Arlington County who fear arrest by ICE, and emergency legal response services (including bond hearings or Motions to Reopen) for Arlington residents arrested by ICE. In addition, the attorney will also defend immigrants across Northern Virginia facing housing instability, poor housing conditions, or eviction. The attorney will also have the opportunity to work on and ultimately develop impact litigation challenging ICE detention and enforcement abuses, and fair housing violations. Applicants must have a strong commitment to immigrants’ rights, and experience working directly with immigrant clients. The ideal candidate has at least one year of relevant legal experience, outstanding communication skills, and enjoys balancing a variety of responsibilities in a fast-paced, client-centered work environment.  See the position announcement for more information including additional requirements and instructions on how to apply. Bilingual IAP Staff Attorney 

Equal Justice Works Housing Program Organizers (Richmond)

Equal Justice Works(EJW) Is a new collaboration of the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC), Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (CVLAS),and the Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC). As part of the collaboration, Legal Aid Justice Center seeks two (2) organizers to work on a two-year housing organizing project. Specifically, the Housing Organizers will involve low-income people in fighting a variety of injustices related to housing instability and involuntary displacement in the Greater Richmond Region, particularly due to eviction. The Organizers will also collaborate with the six (6) Housing Justice Program Attorney Fellows and their host organizations to fight for housing justice in Virginia. EJW organizer Job Announcement v5 

Communication Director *New Position* (Charlottesville Preferred)
LAJC is seeking an experienced communications professional to develop, lead, and support all of LAJC’s strategic communications. The ideal candidate will have significant communications experience, as well as demonstrated experience working on anti-poverty and racial justice initiatives. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Communications Director will work closely with our development team on fundraising communications and with our advocacy teams to advance LAJC’s ambitious agenda to achieve economic, racial, and social justice throughout the state. This is a new position for LAJC, and the candidate selected will have the opportunity to shape the position and take LAJC’s communications game to another level! Communications Director

Senior-Level Farmworker Attorney (Charlottesville or Richmond)
LAJC seeks a senior-level farmworker attorney for our Virginia Justice Project for Farmworker and Immigrant Workers. Together with a senior-level organizer, the position will lead a statewide project designed to improve the lives and working conditions of immigrant  farmworkers across Virginia through impact litigation, individual legal representation, advocacy, and direct organizing. The team consists of two FTE outreach workers/community organizers and three FTE attorneys, including this position. Applicants must have a strong commitment to workers’ and immigrants’ rights, direct experience working with farmworkers, and a high level of Spanish language proficiency.The ideal candidate has at least one year of management experience, outstanding communication skills, and enjoys balancing a variety of responsibilities in a fast-paced, client-centered work environment.  See the position announcement for more information including additional requirements and instructions on how to apply. Senior-Level Farmworker Attorney

Legal Fellowship Sponsorship (Charlottesville, Richmond, Falls Church)
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 nationwide 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 open a dialogue with the applicant in which we discuss the cutting-edge issues in our practice which we believe will merit a fellowship. We actively assist the candidate in developing a project and preparing application materials. Please note, the positions depend upon the candidate’s ability to secure a fully-funded public interest fellowship. We expect fellows to begin employment Fall 2020. Please forward questions and expressions of interest (including a cover letter indicating areas of interest, law school transcript, and writing sample) to Mario Salas, Attorney, Internship and Fellowship Coordinator, at fellowships@justice4all.org by July 19, 2019. For more information, please see our position description: 2019 Legal Fellowship Sponsorship (PDF)