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Renew Project Staff Attorney

Description: 

AppalReD Legal Aid is recruiting for a staff attorney in its Prestonsburg Office located at 120 N. Front St., Prestonsburg, KY  41653.  This well-established civil legal aid program is in its 50th year of serving low-income and other vulnerable clients in a 37-county area, which includes the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky and rolling hills of south-central Kentucky.  AppalReD Legal Aid operates a network of five field offices with a staff of 25 attorneys, 3 paralegals, and supporting personnel.  Each office has excellent facilities and the necessary equipment to permit the staff to function as a first-class law firm. 

This position is part of the Renew Project which will focus on the civil legal needs of individuals in Floyd County, KY who are justice-involved or in recovery to assist with reentry and prevention of criminal justice involvement.  AppalReD Legal Aid staff attorneys are generalists who handle varied caseloads in traditional poverty law areas like family law, housing, consumer, public benefits, and expungement.  This position’s focus will likely lead to more work in areas such as expungement, public benefits, fines and fees, and consumer bankruptcy.  Staff attorneys are also expected to assist with community legal education and outreach and to work with community groups.

 

Requirements: 

Applicants should have a strong interest in serving the civil legal needs of justice-involved people, working in a rural area, and in the problems of Appalachia.  License to practice law in Kentucky or eligibility for admission without examination or limited admission is preferred, but May 2021 law school graduates will be considered.  Salary ranges from $41,108 to $61,535 depending on experience with generous benefits and leave time.

To Apply: 

Interested applicants should apply to Robert C. Johns, Executive Director, AppalReD Legal Aid, 120 N. Front Avenue, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 or via email at robertj@ardfky.org. Applicants should send a resume under a cover letter indicating the specific nature of their interest in the position and particularly in working on serving the civil legal needs of justice-involved people in a rural area.  Applicants should also enclose a writing sample and list of references.  Selected applicants will be asked to visit the Prestonsburg office.  For further information and questions, call Robert C. Johns at (606) 886-9876, ext. 1247.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
October 2, 2021
Organization Information: 
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of KY, Inc. (AppalReD Legal Aid)
120 N Front Avenue
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
United States
Phone: 606-886-9876