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Staff Attorney (Ryan White Project)


Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) is a large legal aid organization in Virginia, with 40+ attorneys spanning 7 offices. We help thousands of clients each year in civil legal matters, while cultivating relationships with community service organizations, local law firms, pro bono attorneys, and local bar associations to serve the region’s low-income and most in-need communities.

Job Summary: Under a grant funded by the Ryan White Program, this full-time attorney position provides advice and representation to persons living with HIV/AIDS in Virginia, of every sexual orientation and gender, on all civil legal issues that fall under all areas of practice within LSNV priorities. This position can be based in any of our offices.

Essential Functions:

• Conducts client interviews to address any legal issues and determine level of services to be provided

• Travels to various LSNV offices, community partner agencies, and outreach events to meet with clients.

             o Develops and maintains relationships with other community-based organizations that assist individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

• Presents educational presentations to Ryan White agencies, other community-based organizations, medical and housing case workers, and/or consumers regarding the program and services that are provided to those living with HIV/AIDS.

            o Creates brochures, flyers, and other materials to distribute and inform consumers of the program and services.

• Ensures that the program and LSNV services are in compliance with all grant rules and regulations with special attention given to HIPAA requirements

            o Leads grantor reporting process on behalf of LSNV

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on legal aid pay scale ($65,000 - $74,000 per year). Excellent benefits package that includes possible loan repayment assistance (of up to $5,000 per year); generous given and accrued leave; and health, disability, and life insurance coverages. Opportunities for remote work available.

LSNV is committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race (including traits historically associated with race such as hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles), color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical conditions and lactation), age (40 and older), marital status, disability, and military status.


• Must be licensed with the Virginia State Bar, or have two years of practice in another state (LAC Rule 1A:9)

• Demonstrated interest in working with clients of every sexual orientation and gender, living with HIV/AIDS, required

• Demonstrated commitment to social justice, racial justice, and/or public interest work, preferred

• Proven experience in community engagement and advocacy

• Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

• Availability for flexible work schedule, commitment to evenings and weekends, preferred

• Strong litigation experience, preferred

• Legal aid experience, strongly preferred

• Multi-lingual (verbal and written), preferred

Travel: Very limited statewide travel occassionally may be required

To Apply: 

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and well-qualified applicants will be invited to interview. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time, the job announcement will be removed from our website at To apply, please email your resume and cover letter detailing interest in the position to Jim Ferguson, Executive Director at


Submission Deadline: 
December 31, 2023
Organization Information: 
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
10700 Page Avenue Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States