Jobs

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. Salary range has been increased to $90,000 to $115,000, depending on relevant experience. See the position announcement for much more information, including additional requirements and instructions on how to apply: Director of Litigation Advocacy

Education Organizer (Richmond)
LAJC seeks a full-time community organizer to join our Richmond office. Along with a team of attorneys and policy experts, the organizer will work to mobilize individuals and communities across Virginia to take action as part of LAJC’s education equity campaign, which seeks full and fair funding for Virginia’s public schools and high-quality educational opportunities for every child in the Commonwealth. Responsibilities will include engaging in outreach and public education around school funding issues with affected communities and allies, building a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations committed to demanding equity in education, and identifying and developing leadership among youth and families in low-income communities. Application review will begin on July 12, 2019. See the position announcement for more information including additional requirements and instructions on how to apply. Education Organizer

Farmworker Staff Attorney (Charlottesville or Richmond)
LAJC seeks a farmworker staff attorney for our Virginia Justice Project for Farm and Immigrant Workers. The attorney will be part of 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. The ideal candidate has experience working with migrant or immigrant communities, outstanding communication skills, and enjoys balancing a variety of responsibilities in a fast-paced, client-centered work environment. A high level of Spanish proficiency is required. For more information and instructions, please see the position description. Farmworker Staff Attorney

Civil Rights Attorney (Charlottesville)
LAJC seeks a full-time attorney to advocate across multiple campaigns in its JustChildren and Civil Rights & Racial Justice Programs with a focus on criminal legal reform, juvenile justice, school policing, and prison healthcare. This position is co-supervised by the JustChildren Legal Director and the Civil Rights & Racial Justice Legal Director. The attorney will have a variety of responsibilities but will focus primarily on litigation. Responsibilities will include leading complex federal litigation, co-teaching our Civil Rights Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, and developing impact campaigns seeking reform in Virginia’s public education and juvenile justice systems. Applicants should have at least three years of relevant legal experience and experience with working in communities directly impacted by economic and racial justice. We will begin to review applications on August 5, 2019. See the position announcement for requirements, salary range, and instructions. Civil Rights 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) 

Summer Legal Internship (Charlottesville, Richmond, Falls Church)
Legal Aid Justice Center seeks bold and dynamic law students to join our fight for justice as legal interns during Summer 2020. Current 1Ls and 2Ls are eligible to apply. Depending on the office/program, 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 organizing. This position is unpaid. Interns are based in one of our three offices. Minimum work commitment for all position is 400 hours (10 weeks x 40 hrs/wk). Applicants must submit a cover letter and current resume. Applicants should specify the LAJC legal program(s) of interest and preferred office location. Applicants interested in working with the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program must be willing to commit to working primarily in our Richmond office. The Immigrant Advocacy Program and Virginia Justice Project for Farm and Immigrant Workers prefers to recruit students who are proficient in Spanish. Applicants interested in the Virginia Justice Project for Farm and Immigrant Workers must be comfortable engaging client communities in rural areas with limited infrastructure and be willing to undertake occasional statewide, overnight travel. The application deadline is March 13, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, since February is our busiest month for recruitment. Please direct questions to Mario Salas, Attorney and Internship & Fellowship Coordinator, by phone at (434) 529-1814 or email at internhiring@justice4all.org. To apply, please submit a cover letter and current resume to internhiring@justice4all.org. For more information, please see our position description: Summer Legal Internships 2020 (PDF)