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Employment

Thank you for your interest in working at Legal Aid of West Virginia.  Employment at LAWV is a chance to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable people across the state of West Virginia.  Opportunities are available for both legal and non-legal staff in our Charleston-based headquarters, as well as our regional offices. Here is a summary of LAWV Employee Benefits.

Legal Aid of West Virginia AmeriCorps VISTA Member- Community Outreach and Public Resources Coordinator

 

Are you interested in learning more about the legal profession, gaining practical work experience, and earning money for college or graduate school, all while changing the lives of individuals in your community?  Legal Aid of West Virginia has an AmeriCorps VISTA Member position that offers exciting opportunities to help educate and empower low income West Virginians to advocate for their legal rights and increase access to justice.  

The AmeriCorps VISTA Member working with Legal Aid will spend most of their time working to (1) develop online legal information videos for the public and (2) expand the availability of Legal Aid’s written legal information and self-help legal forms across the state. The VISTA member will hit the ground running by learning about all aspects of West Virginia’s civil legal system, including learning about the law and how it applies. The VISTA member will then create videos that will provide basic legal information to enable low income persons to better understand their legal rights and issues they may face if they go to court.  These videos will be available on Legal Aid’s website and enable Legal Aid to develop a YouTube Channel.  Further, the VISTA will update legal information Legal Aid currently has publicly available and add additional resources on common poverty law problems, like divorce, child custody, tenant rights, public benefits and consumer problems to our website.  The VISTA will create an internal library where all of these resources are housed. The VISTA member will also get to perform outreach to community agencies across the state. Some travel may be required. 

 

The service term for this position will start in the summer of 2017. All positions are full time and members are paid a living allowance and earn an Education Award. Benefits include health insurance. All members must sign a contract committing to one year of service.

For more information, contact Kate White at kwhite@lawv.net or 304-343-3013 ext. 2167.   To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to kwhite@lawv.net or Legal Aid of West Virginia, Attn: Kate White 922 Quarrier St., 4th Floor, Charleston, WV 25301. 

 

 

ATTORNEY

 

Immediate opening for a skilled, motivated Attorney with Legal Aid of West Virginia’s Morgantown office.  Great work environment, with excellent benefits (4+ weeks’ vacation/holidays, PEIA medical coverage).  This is a great opportunity to do important, rewarding work benefitting the community.  Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements via fax (304-342-3011) or email to jobs@lawv.net by Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  EOE Qualified women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Attorney Position

Immediate opening for a skilled, motivated Attorney with Legal Aid of West Virginia’s Huntington office.  Great work environment, with excellent benefits (4+ weeks’ vacation/holidays, PEIA medical coverage).  This is a great opportunity to do important, rewarding work benefitting the community.  Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements via fax (304-342-3011) or email to jobs@lawv.net by Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  EOE Qualified women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Attorney Position

Immediate opening for a skilled, motivated Attorney with Legal Aid of West Virginia’s Logan office.  Highly rewarding work with great benefits (4+ weeks’ vacation/holidays, PEIA medical coverage).  This is a great opportunity to improve your community and your quality of life at the same time.  Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements via fax (304-342-3011) or email to jobs@lawv.net by Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  EOE Qualified women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.