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Do you want to be part of a tradition of legal excellence and service to others? A valued member of a team dedicated to eliminating injustice and inequity? Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV), the state’s primary provider of civil legal aid, is seeking two skilled, motivated attorneys to help change the lives of vulnerable clients.
Staff Attorney Position:
As a staff attorney in the Logan office of LAWV, you will represent clients facing many of the variety of legal problems which tend to impact low-income people. You will become experienced in several areas of the law, including public and private tenant rights and unemployment, as well as a variety of other subject areas, and this position will regularly bring on new challenges and opportunities for creative problem solving. You will have direct responsibility for interacting with clients, and representing them in court and in administrative forums, with support from and collaboration with other attorneys and community partners.
Staff Attorney, Domestic Violence focus:
As a Victim Advocate Attorney in the Logan office of LAWV, you will primarily represent victims of domestic violence, in matters related to achieving safety and meeting other basic needs. You will have direct responsibility for interacting with clients, and representing them in court, with support from and collaboration with other attorneys and community partners.
The Logan office of LAWV serves Logan and Mingo Counties in West Virginia, rural counties where poverty and inequity have historically been (and continue to be) particularly acute. This position is chance to work at the front lines in the battle against poverty and injustice, in a setting of historic significance and great natural beauty. Lovers of mountain hikes, biking, kayaking and other outdoor activities will find ample opportunities to get outside and play. In addition, the capital city of Charleston, as well as the wonders of the New River Gorge (with some of the best whitewater rapids in the world) are a short drive away. (Learn more at https://wvtourism.com/places-to-go/travel-regions/hatfield-mccoy-mountains/)
Did we mention Legal Aid is a great place to work? Colleagues are friendly and supportive, and mentoring is encouraged. Not only is our work personally rewarding, but Legal Aid offers a great family friendly work environment and excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental and life insurance, paid CLE’s, retirement and paid leave. Finally, we are an organization dedicated to equity, justice and inclusion and our organization culture reflects that by seeking and supporting employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. EOE qualified women, people with disabilities, minorities, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
If you are passionate about serving others and want to do rewarding work, please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com by Thursday, March 4, 2021. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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