Staff Attorney (Housing)
AppalReD Legal Aid is recruiting for a housing staff attorney in its Hazard office. 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 5 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.
AppalReD Legal Aid is receiving grant funding from the Kentucky Housing Corporation under the federal Emergency Rental Assistance program to provide legal assistance to persons facing eviction. This full-time housing staff attorney position will provide legal advice and representation in cases impacting housing stability and will be expected to participate in outreach, community legal education, and statewide collaboration with partners.
Applicants should have a strong interest in serving the legal needs of low-income people especially in housing, a special desire to work in a rural area, and a particular interest in the problems of Appalachia. License to practice law in Kentucky or eligibility for admission without examination or limited admission is preferred. Salary ranges from $45,348 to $67,883 depending on experience with generous benefits and leave time.
Interested applicants should apply to Robert C. Johns, Executive Director, AppalReD Legal Aid, 120 N. Front Avenue, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Hazard office. For further information and questions, interested applicants may call Robert C. Johns at (606) 889-1984.
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2023
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