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Staff Attorney


AppalReD Legal Aid is recruiting for a Project Renew staff attorney in its Barbourville Office located at 700 Pitzer Street, Barbourville, KY.  For over 50 years, this well-established legal services program has been 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 five field offices with a staff of 26 attorneys, 4 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 Project Renew which is funded by an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) INSPIRE grant and will focus on the civil legal needs of people in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) to help them increase stability and overcome barriers to employment.  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, and consumer bankruptcy. This position will be expected to assist with community legal education and outreach and to make connections with SUD recovery programs in the region. 





Applicants should have a strong interest in serving the legal needs of people in recovery, in 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 2022 law school graduates will be considered.  Salary ranges from $43,189 to $64,650 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 and particularly in working on serving the civil legal needs of people in recovery.  Applicants should also enclose a writing sample and list of references.  Selected applicants will be asked to visit the Barbourville office and possibly AppalReD Legal Aid’s administrative office in Prestonsburg.  For further information and questions, interested applicants may call Robert C. Johns at (606) 889-1984.


Submission Deadline:  Friday, October 14, 2022


 An Equal Opportunity Employer     



Submission Deadline: 
October 14, 2022
Organization Information: 
AppalReD Legal Aid
120 N Front Avenue
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
United States
Phone: 606-889-1984