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: LAJC-ED@nonprofitprofessionals.com. 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 https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/lajc-ed
MANAGING ATTORNEY (Richmond)
This position provides an exciting opportunity for a passionate advocate interested in contributing to and supporting the work of 10-15 staff who practice in the areas of economic justice, juvenile/youth justice, immigrants’ rights, and civil rights & racial justice. The Richmond office has grown over the last several years, and LAJC is looking to take advantage of its capital city location to solidify our standing as Virginia’s premiere public interest legal organization pursuing justice on behalf of low-income Virginians. The Managing Attorney is expected to play a vital role in that process both as a manager of the operational & administrative affairs of the office and as an attorney working on strategic advocacy campaigns designed to protect & advance the legal rights of LAJC’s client communities particularly in the area of Health Law. Click on the position announcement for more information including additional requirements and instructions on how to apply. LAJC Managing Attorney Richmond
JUSTCHILDREN ATTORNEY (Richmond)
LAJC is seeking a full-time attorney for its JustChildren Program. The attorney will have a variety of responsibilities but will focus primarily on developing impact campaigns, with an emphasis on impact litigation.The JustChildren Program of LAJC is Virginia’s largest children’s law program. JustChildren’s team relies on a range of strategies to ensure the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable young people receive the services and supports they need to lead successful lives in their communities. The Program’s primary focuses are education and juvenile justice, but the work sometimes touches on other child-serving systems such as mental health and foster care. For more information and instructions on how to apply, see the full posting: JustChildren Attorney
2019 SUMMER LEGAL INTERN (Charlottesville, Richmond, Falls Church)
LAJC seeks bold and energetic law students dedicated to equal justice and public service on behalf of low-income communities to join our organization for Summer 2019 as legal interns. Interns typically have a wide variety of experiences, including carrying out legal research and writing, conducting intake interviews, interviewing clients and non-clients, advocating in administrative and courtroom settings and assisting in hearing preparation, engaging in policy research and advocacy, and community education and organizing. Interns are based in one of our three offices in Virginia. In general, interns with the Immigrant Advocacy Program work from our office in Falls Church, while interns with the Economic Justice Program, JustChildren, and Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program work in either our Richmond or Charlottesville offices. Spanish proficiency is required in the Immigrant Advocacy Program, but we encourage students who speak Spanish to apply for any of our programs. Applications are due January 25, 2019. For more information and details on how to apply, please see our position description: Summer Legal Intern description (PDF)