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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.

 

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. Click on the position announcement for more information including additional requirements and instructions on how to apply. Pro Bono Coordinator

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

FARMWORKER ORGANIZER (Charlottesville)
LAJC seeks an Organizer and Outreach Worker to work with immigrant farmworkers in Virginia to fight exploitation and injustice and to build workers’ power through grassroots organizing. This is a grant-funded, full-time position with full benefits. Most of the work is done during evenings and weekends, especially during the harvest season from April through October, and requires extensive travel throughout the state and periodic overnight stays. We provide a cellphone and full mileage reimbursement. A valid driver’s license and reliable car are absolute requirements. During summer months, the work may include extended stays on the Eastern Shore, including possible continuous stays for a week or more at a time. The position is based in Charlottesville, Va. For more information and instructions on how to apply, see the full posting: Farmworker Organizer

BILINGUAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Falls Church)
LAJC is seeking a full-time Spanish-English bilingual administrative assistant for its Falls Church office. This position will provide critical support to our Immigrant Advocacy Program in Northern Virginia, which supports low-income immigrants in their efforts to find justice and fair treatment.  In addition to representing clients with individual legal issues, we promote systemic reforms to reduce the abuse and exploitation of immigrants, and advocate for state and local policies that promote integration and protect immigrants from aggressive immigration enforcement. This individual will assist with a variety of clerical and office management functions. Applicants must have a strong commitment to social justice and immigrants’ rights, and direct experience working with immigrants. The ideal candidate has at least one year of experience in an office setting, strong communication skills, and enjoys balancing a variety of responsibilities in a fast-paced, client-centered work environment. Click on the position announcement for more information including additional requirements and instructions on how to apply: Bilingual Administrative Assistant (Feb 2019)

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)