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Veterans Staff Attorney

Presencial, O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Hampton, VA

Detalhes

Tipo de Emprego:Tempo Integral
Educação:Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
Salário:Pelo menos USD $67.000 / ano

Descrição

Overview of Position:

The Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEV), seeks a staff attorney dedicated to providing legal services to homeless veterans and veterans at risk of homelessness in the 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 located in our Hampton office with frequent travel to our Norfolk office required. This grant funded position works in partnership with a dedicated veterans' social worker and veterans' attorney team and reports to the Managing Attorney of our Disability Rights Unit/Homeless Outreach Program (DRU/HOP).  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.

Conduct all aspects of litigation, including client interviews, discovery, motions, and hearings.

Manage a caseload of individual clients while working in partnership with a dedicated social worker on all cases.

Conduct regular outreach within the community, including the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, street outreach, homeless and domestic violence shelters, food pantries, libraries, and other locations serving homeless veterans and those at risk of homelessness as identified.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Ability to collaborate and work in partnership with a dedicated social worker and attorney and within a team of other attorneys and support staff.

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 homeless clients and reducing barriers to access services.

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

Education & Experience:

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

Experience working with homeless individuals or veterans preferred.

Overview of Position:

The Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEV), seeks a staff attorney dedicated to providing legal services to homeless veterans and veterans at risk of homelessness in the Hampton Roads service area.  Founded in…

Benefícios

Annual starting salary: $67,000 DOE

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

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

Note that this is a grant funded position.

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.

Annual starting salary: $67,000 DOE

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

This position is full time (37.5 hours…

Localização

Presencial
30 Queen Wy W, Hampton, VA 23669, USA

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Instruções:

If you are interested in this position, please email our Administrator, Sherry Harrison,

sherryh@laseva.org, a detailed cover letter explaining why you would be the perfect

candidate along with your resume.  

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