Experienced Veterans Benefits Attorney

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Job location
4080 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) is seeking to hire an experienced veterans benefits attorney. LSNV is a 35-lawyer, 7-office nonprofit law firm that serves low-income, elderly, and disabled clients in civil legal matters. The veterans benefits attorney will handle disability and discharge upgrade cases AND will oversee a new pro bono project that will be designed to serve low-income veterans in such cases.

Requirements: 

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong litigation, communication, and organizational skills. Virginia State Bar membership required as well as 10 + years of experience working with veterans; particularly on discharge upgrade and disability compensation cases. Accreditation by the VA or the ability to quickly obtain such accreditation required. Must be able to balance oversight, administrative, and client-advocacy responsibilities.

To apply: 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and references to James Ferguson, Executive Director, at 4080 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030, or e-mail materials to [email protected].

Notes: 
Legal Services of Northern Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 
Competitive nonprofit salary depends upon experience. Benefits include possible loan repayment assistance (of up to $5000 per year); generous vacation, sick, and parental leave; health, disability and life insurance coverage.