Attorney (Project for Farm and Immigrant Workers)
LAJC seeks a farmworker staff attorney for our Virginia Justice Project for Farm and Immigrant Workers. The attorney will be part of a statewide project designed to improve the lives and working conditions of immigrant farmworkers across Virginia through impact litigation, individual legal representation, advocacy, and direct organizing. The team consists of two FTE outreach workers/community organizers and three FTE attorneys, including this position.
Applicants must have a strong commitment to workers’ and immigrants’ rights. The ideal candidate has experience working with migrant or immigrant communities, outstanding communication skills, and enjoys balancing a variety of responsibilities in a fast-paced, client-centered work environment.
- A high level of Spanish language proficiency;
- Membership in the Virginia bar, confirmed eligibility to waive in, or a willingness to sit for the July 2019 or February 2020 Virginia bar;
- Willingness to engage in frequent and substantial statewide travel in Virginia, including overnight travel, as well as access to reliable transportation;
- The ability to work with a team to develop and implement multifaceted advocacy strategies incorporating impact litigation, direct representation, policy advocacy, and community organizing; and
- An ability to balance a variety of responsibilities with a healthy sense of humor.
1000 Preston Ave., Ste A, Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 977-0553 123 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219 • (804) 643-1086 6066 Leesburg Pike, Ste. 520, Falls Church, VA 22041 • (703) 778-3450 237 N. Sycamore St., Petersburg, VA 23803 • (804) 862-2205
- Prior experience working with immigrant farmworker communities
- Ability to multi-task
- Strong computer skills
- Diverse economic, social, and/or cultural experiences
Email a cover letter, resume, legal or advocacy writing sample, and three references to Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position will be open until filled.
The Legal Aid Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply. The Legal Aid Justice Center is committed to strengthening the voices of our low-income clients, working in collaboration with community partners, and rooting out the inequities that keep people in poverty. We strive to take on the issues that have broad impact on our client communities and to be responsive to client input. Recognizing the particular impact of racism on our clients and staff, we devote special attention to dismantling racial injustice. All applicants must be dedicated to working in and sustaining an environment that enables staff and clients to feel empowered, valued, respected, and safe. In reviewing applications, we look for evidence that applicants have experience and/or thoughtfulness in working with traditionally marginalized populations.