Nonprofit

Staff Attorney

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Norfolk, VA
New
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Published 5 days ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
Full Time Schedule
Education
J.D. Required
Salary
At least USD $67,000 / year

Description

Overview of Position:

The Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, (LASEV), seeks a staff attorney for our Norfolk, Virginia office location, serving the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach. Founded in 1966, LASEV is a non-profit public interest law firm serving low-income clients in a variety of civil legal matters. Our mission is to promote the equal application of justice and remove impediments to fairness for the low-income and vulnerable families of eastern Virginia.  We strive to both meet the individual legal needs of our clients and to challenge systemic injustice and the root causes of poverty and inequality. A passion for justice and a commitment to poverty law is a must.   

Key Responsibilities:

Advise and represent individuals in a variety of civil legal matters, including but not limited to housing, family law, consumer, public benefits, unemployment, and disability matters.

Manage independent caseload and conduct all aspects of litigation, including client interviews, discovery, motions, and hearings.

Conduct regular outreach within the community.

Requirements:

Must be either a member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing, eligible to waive in as a Virginia Legal Aid Counsel by having at least two years’ experience in good standing in another state bar, or sitting for the July 2024 Virginia bar exam.

Salary & Benefits:

Annual salary DOE, however starting salary is $67,000

Benefits: Excellent benefits package including health/dental/vision, disability and retirement benefits, and Loan Repayment Assistance Program.    

This position is full time (37.5 hours per week), exempt.

LASEV is an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status, and strongly encourage candidates who identify as people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and/or gender nonconforming to apply.

Next Steps:

If you are interested, please email a resume, writing sample, and a cover letter detailing why you would be the perfect candidate for this position to sherryh@laseva.org. If you have been practicing for less than 5 years, please also include your law school transcript.

Overview of Position:

The Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, (LASEV), seeks a staff attorney for our Norfolk, Virginia office location, serving the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach. Founded in 1966, LASEV is a…

Location

On-site
Norfolk, VA, USA

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