Legal Assistance for Victims Project Attorney

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Job location
108 College Street
Somerset, KY 42501
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Appalachian Research & Defense Fund of KY, Inc.
Street address: 
120 N Front Avenue
City: 
Prestonsburg
State: 
Kentucky
ZIP: 
41653
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc. (AppalReD) was recently awarded a three year U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Legal Assistance for Victims grant for a project titled "The Appalachian Kentucky Justice Project: Helping Underserved Victims Escape and Heal from Violence and Abuse." AppalReD is recruiting for two project attorneys. One will be placed in AppalReD’s Prestonsburg office located at 120 N. Front Avenue, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 while the other will be placed in AppalReD’s Somerset office located at 108 College Street, Somerset, KY 42501. The project attorneys will provide comprehensive, 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 will be provided to victims in areas such as protective orders, family law, housing, consumer, and public benefits. The attorneys will work closely with the local domestic violence shelters and sexual assault centers which are partners on the grant.

AppalReD is in its 45th 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 operates a network of six field offices with a staff of 20 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.

Requirements: 

Applicants should be self-motivated and enthusiastic. They should have a strong interest in serving the legal needs of violence 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 $35,217 + D.O.E. with generous fringe benefits and leave time.

To apply: 

Interested applicants should apply to Robert C. Johns, Executive Director, Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc., 120 N. Front Avenue, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 or via email at [email protected]. Applicants should send a resume with a cover letter indicating the specific nature of the applicant’s interest in the position. Applicants should also enclose a writing sample and list of references. Selected applicants will be asked to visit the local office and possibly AppalReD’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: September 23, 2016

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$35,217 + D.O.E. with generous fringe benefits and leave time.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, September 23, 2016