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 Job Opportunities

The Legal Aid Justice Center is currently seeking candidates for the following positions.

Immigration Attorney
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)

Kelly & Crandall/Consumer Litigation Associates Fellowship in Consumer Law
The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks recent law graduates or recent judicial clerks for a two‐year fellowship in consumer law and consumer protection litigation, beginning in September 2017. Named after two of Virginia’s leading consumer law firms, Kelly & Crandall PLC and Consumer Litigation Associates PC, this fellowship will allow an attorney to gain substantial hands‐on litigation experience in individual and class action cases in various fields of consumer law. 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)

Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program Staff Attorney
The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a staff attorney for our newly established Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program. The program will lead multi-faceted civil rights campaigns on behalf of Virginia’s low-income communities of color, advocating for criminal justice reform and the decriminalization of poverty. The attorney will primarily handle individual and systemic litigation for this new project, but may also engage in non-litigation advocacy. 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)

JustChildren Legal Director

LAJC is seeking a Legal Director to lead the work of JustChildren, our highly-regarded statewide child advocacy program. The Legal Director should be a strategic, visionary thinker who can lead multi-faceted campaigns on behalf of Virginia’s low-income children. She/he will play a variety of roles, developing policy and litigation campaigns and overseeing their execution, as well as mentoring less-experienced attorneys and organizers to help them develop their own skills. As a member of the organization’s Leadership Team, the individual hired will enjoy significant freedom in shaping the breadth and scope of the position. The Legal Director will also be expected to actively assist the development team in raising funds and developing and maintaining relationships with funders. Full Description (PDF)

Juvenile Justice Organizer – Richmond
LAJC is seeking a full-time community organizer to join our JustChildren team in Richmond. Among other things, the organizer will work to mobilize people to take action as part of our RISE (Reinvest in Supportive Environments) for Youth Campaign, JustChildren’s nonpartisan campaign to end youth imprisonment, seek community-based alternatives to incarceration, and dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. In collaboration with our partner organization, ART 180, the organizer will develop, recruit for, and support young people participating in our Youth for RISE Advocacy Network. The organizer will also recruit hundreds of new volunteers for the RISE Campaign, while building a core group of 10-20 volunteer leaders. Full Description (PDF)

The Legal Aid Justice Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.