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Staff Attorney


AppalReD Legal Aid is recruiting for a staff attorney in its Prestonsburg office at 120 N. Front Avenue, Prestonsburg, KY.  This well-established legal services 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 the rolling hills of south-central Kentucky.  AppalReD Legal Aid operates a network of 5 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. 

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.  Staff attorneys are also expected to assist with community legal education and outreach.




Applicants should have a strong interest in serving the legal needs of low-income people, 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 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 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 Prestonsburg office.  For further information and questions, interested applicants may call Robert C. Johns at (606) 889-1984.

Submission Deadline:  Friday, August 13, 2021

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Submission Deadline: 
August 13, 2021
Organization Information: 
Appalachian Research & Defense Fund of KY, Inc. (AppalReD Legal Aid)
120 N Front Avenue
Prestonsburg 41653
United States
Phone: 606-886-9876