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Staff Attorney


AppalReD Legal Aid is recruiting for a VOCA staff attorney in its Somerset office located at 108 College Street, Somerset, KY. This well-established civil legal services program is in its 49th 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 receives grant funding from the Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to provide legal services to victims of crime including victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, fraud, and elder abuse.  This full-time VOCA staff attorney position will address victims’ legal needs in the areas of family law, housing, consumer, and public benefits.

AppalReD Legal Aid operates a network of five field offices with a staff of 24 attorneys, 3 paralegals, and supporting personnel.  Each branch office has excellent facilities and the necessary equipment to permit the staff to function as a first-class law firm. 



Applicants should have a strong interest in serving the legal needs of low-income people and crime victims, a special desire to work in a rural area, and a particular interest in the problems of Appalachia.  Admission to practice law in Kentucky or eligibility for limited admission under Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 2.112 if admitted in another state is preferred, but May 2020 law school graduates will be considered.  Salary ranges from $40,500 to $60,626 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 Applicants should send a resume under a cover letter indicating the specific nature of their interest in the position.  Applicants should also enclose a writing sample and list of references.  Selected applicants will be asked to visit the Somerset office and possibly AppalReD Legal Aid’s administrative office in Prestonsburg.  For further information and questions, interested applicants may email or call Robert C. Johns at (606) 889-1984.

 Submission Deadline:  Friday, August 28, 2020

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Submission Deadline: 
October 20, 2020