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.

 
COMMUNICATIONS 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

DIRECTOR OF LITIGATION & ADVOCACY (Charlottesville Preferred)
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. See the position announcement for much more information including additional requirements and instructions on how to apply: Director of Litigation Advocacy

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

PRO BONO COORDINATOR (Charlottesville)
Charlottesville Area Bar Association (CABA) and LAJC are seeking a part-time pro bono coordinator (approx. 25 hours/week). Over the past year, CABA undertook and completed a pro bono strategic planning process, which recognized the need for a pro bono coordinator to assist in implementing and running the program. The coordinator will be an employee of LAJC and will report to the LAJC managing attorney on a day-to-day basis, and the CABA Pro Bono Committee will also provide oversight for the coordinator and the program in general. In the early phases of this position, the coordinator will be charged with and have some freedom with creating an efficient and effective model for a pro bono program within the bounds of the existing CABA pro bono strategic plan. The coordinator will have a variety of responsibilities but will primarily work with the CABA Pro Bono Committee to build and manage the CABA pro bono program. See the position announcement for more information including additional requirements and instructions on how to apply. Pro Bono Coordinator

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)

2019 LEGAL FELLOWS (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: Fellowships at LAJC 2019 (PDF)