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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.

Job Duties

  • Make connections with community members and groups concerned with housing-related issues, and take direction from the needs of client groups as appropriate, while working closely with organizers on our team
  • Engage in well-rounded advocacy efforts focused on reducing evictions and increasing affordable housing at the local and state level
  • Mentor or supervise less-experienced attorney(s) on our team
  • Represent individuals in housing-related legal cases
  • Bring impact litigation focused on reducing evictions and maintaining or increasing the supply of quality affordable housing

Required Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to social, economic, and racial justice
  • Experience developing or litigating impact cases or campaigns
  • Ability to make connections and coalitions across lines of identity
  • Active bar membership with either (1) confirmed eligibility to waive into membership in the Virginia bar, or (2) willingness to sit for the February 2022 Virginia bar (LAJC provides bar study leave and application fees). (Please note that a proposed new rule would, if enacted, make it much easier for attorneys licensed in other states to waive in so long as they are employed by a licensed legal aid.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Virginia Bar Membership
  • At least 3 years' experience in anti-poverty or anti-racist advocacy or a related field
  • Direct experience related to state or federal housing law

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    October 15, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required

Salary

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

Benefits

Our mission is compelling, and our team members are passionate about their work, and so we recognize the need to provide generous benefits and encourage rest and a healthy work environment. For example, we provide:

  • Generous paid time off every year, including 3 to 6 weeks of vacation, 12 days of health leave, 6 weeks parental leave, and 14 holidays (not including bonus holidays/rest days allocated as needed)
  • 100% employer paid health, dental, and vision insurance, plus excellent family insurance with annual max of $2,400 premium contribution to LAJC-sponsored health plan
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 4% employer contribution (no required match)
  • Strong commitment to professional development
  • Law school loan repayment assistance and full reimbursement for VA bar and CLE expenses
  • Relocation package

Our mission is compelling, and our team members are passionate about their work, and so we recognize the need to provide generous benefits and encourage rest and a healthy work…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Richmond, VA
Associated Location
626 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, a relevant writing sample, three references, and resume to Brenda Castaneda 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 - Housing” in the email subject.

Email a cover letter, a relevant writing sample, three references, and resume to Brenda Castaneda at hiring@justice4all.org. If you’re able, please submit your application as a single…

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