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Attorney (Petersburg)

Description: 

Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a Community Lawyer to engage the greater Petersburg community via outreach, active listening, information-gathering, legal advocacy, and litigation regarding housing, education, and criminal legal issues of importance to clients directly impacted by social, economic, and racial injustice.

  • Community outreach and education of LAJC’s mission and programs
  • Relationship building and partnership development with individuals and organizations that will advance positive responses and interventions to community needs
  • Developing grassroots organizing strategies to close the justice gap in low-wealth communities
  • Mobilizing community members to engage in community advocacy strategies
  • Handling both individual and impact legal matters on behalf of clients and client groups
  • Lending elbow grease and brain power to LAJC’s ongoing strategic advocacy priorities
Requirements: 
  • Strong commitment to social, economic, and racial justice
  • Virginia Bar membership, or ability to waive in, or willingness to sit for the bar exam within 6 months of hire
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with individuals and/or communities directly impacted by economic and racial injustice
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Access to reliable transportation and willingness to travel statewide occasionally and to LAJC’s other offices
  • Strong oral advocacy, research and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mission-aligned experience (work or lived) advocating for economic and racial justice
To Apply: 

Email a cover letter, a relevant writing sample, and resume to Miriam Torian 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 (Petersburg)” in the email subject.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Questions about the role?  Contact Miriam Torian or hiring@justice4all.org.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
May 25, 2021
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Justice Center
237 North Sycamore Street Suite A
Petersburg, VA 23803
United States
Phone: 804-862-2205