Nonprofit

Disability Rights & Homeless Outreach Staff Attorney

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Norfolk, VA
New
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Published 26 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
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 dedicated to providing legal services to disabled and homeless individuals in our Hampton Roads service area.  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.  This position is within our Disability Rights Unit/Homeless Outreach Program (DRU/HOP) unit, located in our Norfolk office. 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; predominantly special education and disability matters. 

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

Conduct regular, extensive outreach within the community.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.

Flexibility and problem solving, especially as it relates to staying in touch with clients and reducing barriers to access services.

Commitment to poverty law and sensitivity to the challenges facing disabled low-income populations.

Education & Experience:

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.

Experience working with disabled or homeless individuals preferred.

Salary & Benefits:

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

Benefits: Excellent benefits package including health/dental/vision, disability and retirement benefits. 

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



 



 



 

Overview of Position:

The Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEV), seeks a staff attorney dedicated to providing legal services to disabled and homeless individuals in our Hampton Roads service area.  Founded in 1966, LASEV is a…

Location

On-site
Norfolk, VA, USA

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