The Legal Aid Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and diversity in our staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply. All applicants must be dedicated to an environment that enables staff and clients to feel empowered, valued, respected, and safe. In reviewing applications, we look for evidence that candidates have experience and/or thoughtfulness in working with traditionally marginalized populations.
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Please note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic our offices continue to operate remotely, with some staff attending in-person events and meetings as needed. We are willing to accommodate temporary remote working plans for out-of-state candidates who prefer not to move during the pandemic.
We hope together we will be able to provide a welcoming virtual environment to all who apply. Come join our team!
Deputy Director of Operations (Richmond or Charlottesville, or Falls Church)
Legal Aid Justice Center’s budget and staff has doubled in recent years and our programs continue to expand in complexity, impact, and reach. LAJC seeks a Deputy Director of Operations (DDO) to help shape and support the growth of the organization. Working in close partnership with our Executive Director, Deputy Director of Advocacy, and senior leadership team, the DDO will design and build systems to provide infrastructure and support to our advocates in achieving an ambitious community-driven agenda in pursuit of racial, economic, and social justice.
See Deputy Director of Operations for full details.
People Operations Manager for Training and Development (Charlottesville, Richmond, Falls Church, or Petersburg)
Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a People Operations Manager for Training and Development. This person is responsible for ensuring LAJC staff has the training, technical assistance and support they need to be effective in their positions and to help them grow as leaders while supporting the needs of the organization.
See People Operations Manager for Training and Development for full details.
Workers’ Rights Attorney (Virginia)
Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a Workers’ Rights Attorney to provide direct representation in litigation and other forms of advocacy for low-income workers, especially immigrant workers throughout the Commonwealth to fight exploitation and injustice, and to build worker power. The attorney will also work on LAJC’s impact campaigns as we advocate for improved administrative and legislative policies regarding worker rights reform.
See Workers’ Rights Attorney for full details.
Attorney – Housing (Richmond)
Legal Aid Justice Center’s Economic Justice Program seeks an attorney to support and further its efforts to join the community’s fight for fair and affordable housing in Richmond and surrounding areas. A successful candidate will bring a creative and community-focused lens to reducing evictions and maintaining or increasing the stock of quality affordable housing through close liaisons with community members and groups, and be unafraid to engage in bold advocacy and impact litigation on behalf of the low-income community we serve. Over time, the position may evolve to include other areas of poverty law, such as consumer, public benefits, employment, etc.
See Attorney – Housing for full details.
Housing Attorney (Falls Church)
Legal Aid Justice Center’s Economic Justice Program seeks a Spanish-proficient Housing Attorney to support and further its efforts to join the community’s fight for fair and affordable housing in Northern Virginia. This person will be based out of our Falls Church office, which engages in advocacy on behalf of a largely immigrant clientele. A successful candidate will bring a creative and community-focused lens to reducing evictions and maintaining or increasing the stock of quality affordable housing through close liaisons with community members and groups and will be unafraid to engage in bold advocacy and impact litigation on behalf of the low-income community we serve. Over time, the position may evolve to include other areas of poverty law, such as consumer, public benefits, employment, etc.
See Housing Attorney for full details.
Bilingual Immigration Attorney (Richmond)
Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a Bilingual Immigration Attorney for our Richmond office, serving Richmond and the surrounding communities. The attorney will represent individual clients, with a focus on creative forms of removal defense. The attorney will partner with a community organizer to meet the needs of the immigrant community, and advocate for pro-immigrant policies at the local and state level, with a special focus on disentangling local and state government and law enforcement from federal immigration enforcement. The attorney will create and supervise a robust pro bono project, and advocate for stakeholders (including local governments) to support immigration legal services. The attorney will provide regular know-your-rights and immigration update clinics, in Spanish and English, to community members and service providers.
See Bilingual Immigration Attorney for full details.
Attorney – Youth Justice Program (Richmond)
Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a full-time, experienced community lawyer for its Youth Justice Program. Working on a dynamic team of attorneys and community organizers, the attorney will use legal and policy advocacy to support grassroots, community-led campaigns to advance education equity, demand a fair and restorative youth justice system, dismantle structural racism in Virginia’s child-serving systems, and build communities where all families can thrive.
See Attorney – Youth Justice Program for full details.
Youth Justice Organizer (Falls Church)
Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a full-time Youth Justice Organizer to lead and support various strategic campaigns to build thriving and just communities for all children and families. The ideal candidate can work successfully within teams at both grassroots and grass-tops levels, is comfortable with using multiple advocacy strategies, and will apply a racial justice lens to campaign strategy. While the work will have statewide reach, this position will be based out of our Falls Church office.
See Youth Justice Organizer for full details.