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Staff Attorney (Legal Assistance for Victims)


AppalReD Legal Aid is recruiting for a Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) staff attorney in its Prestonsburg 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 rolling hills of south-central Kentucky.  AppalReD Legal Aid operates a network of 5 field offices with a staff of 28 attorneys, 5 paralegals, and supporting personnel.

This position, which is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, provides holistic legal services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault to help them live free from abuse and become stable.  Legal assistance is provided to victims in areas such as protective orders, family law, housing, consumer, and public benefits.  The attorney will work closely with the local domestic violence shelter and sexual assault center which are partners on the grant.



Applicants should have a strong interest in serving the civil legal needs of low-income people and victims of violence, 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 is preferred, but May 2023 law school graduates will be considered. The compensation package includes salary depending on experience and a generous benefits package including participation in a state pension plan and student loan repayment assistance.  As examples, a recent law school graduate would receive $49,883 per year plus benefits while an attorney with ten qualifying years of experience would receive $67,634 per year plus benefits.

To Apply: 

Interested applicants should apply to Angeleigh Dorsey, 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.  For further information and questions, call Angeleigh Dorsey (606) 886-9876, ext. 1247.


  Submission Deadline:  November 30, 2023


  An Equal Opportunity Employer



Submission Deadline: 
November 30, 2023