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Attorney (Petersburg)

Posted by
Legal Aid Justice Center
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Petersburg, VA
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Published 14 days ago

Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a Community Lawyer to engage the greater Petersburg community via outreach, active listening, information-gathering, legal advocacy, and litigation regarding housing, education, and criminal legal issues of importance to clients directly impacted by social, economic, and racial injustice.

  • Community outreach and education of LAJC’s mission and programs
  • Relationship building and partnership development with individuals and organizations that will advance positive responses and interventions to community needs
  • Developing grassroots organizing strategies to close the justice gap in low-wealth communities
  • Mobilizing community members to engage in community advocacy strategies
  • Handling both individual and impact legal matters on behalf of clients and client groups
  • Lending elbow grease and brain power to LAJC’s ongoing strategic advocacy priorities

Required Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to social, economic, and racial justice
  • Virginia Bar membership, or ability to waive in, or willingness to sit for the bar exam within 6 months of hire
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with individuals and/or communities directly impacted by economic and racial injustice
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Access to reliable transportation and willingness to travel statewide occasionally and to LAJC’s other offices
  • Strong oral advocacy, research and writing skills 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mission-aligned experience (work or lived) advocating for economic and racial justice 

Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a Community Lawyer to engage the greater Petersburg community via outreach, active listening, information-gathering, legal advocacy, and litigation regarding housing, education, and criminal legal issues…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 25, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$55,000 - $70,000Salary range is based on years of relevant experience and LAJC's formal salary scale.

Benefits

  • Generous leave
  • Excellent family health, dental, and optical insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Personal professional development budget
  • Generous leave
  • Excellent family health, dental, and optical insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Personal professional development budget

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Petersburg, VA
Associated Location
Petersburg, VA, USA

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, a relevant writing sample, and resume to Miriam Torian at hiring@justice4all.org. If you’re able, please submit your application as a single PDF titled “[date submitted in yyyy.mm.dd format][last name][first name][position sought].” Please include "Attorney (Petersburg)” in the email subject. 

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Questions about the role? Contact Miriam Torian or hiring@justice4all.org.

Email a cover letter, a relevant writing sample, and resume to Miriam Torian at hiring@justice4all.org. If you’re able, please submit your application as a single PDF titled “[date…

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