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VOCA Staff Attorney


The Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc. (AppalReD Legal Aid) is recruiting for VOCA staff attorneys in its Barbourville and Richmond offices. This well-established legal services program is in its 48th year of serving low-income clients and client groups in a 37-county area, which includes the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky and rolling hills of south central Kentucky.

AppalReD Legal Aid receives grant funding from the Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to provide legal services to victims of crime including victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, fraud, and elder abuse.  These staff attorney positions are full-time positions under the VOCA grant.

AppalReD Legal Aid operates a network of six field offices with a staff of 21 attorneys, 3 paralegals, and supporting personnel.  Each branch office has excellent facilities and the necessary equipment to permit the staff to function as a first-class law firm. 



Applicants should have a strong interest in serving the legal needs of low-income people and crime victims, a special desire to work in a rural area, and a particular interest in the problems of Appalachia.  Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Kentucky, eligible for admission without examination, or eligible for limited admission.  Annual salary is $40,500 + D.O.E. 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 Barbourville and/or Richmond offices and possibly AppalReD Legal Aid’s administrative office in Prestonsburg.  For further information and questions, interested applicants may call Robert C. Johns at (606) 886-9876, ext. 1247.

Submission Deadline:  Monday, September 30, 2019

An Equal Opportunity Employer



Submission Deadline: 
September 30, 2019
Organization Information: 
AppalReD Legal Aid
120 North Front Ave.
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
United States
Phone: 606-886-9876