Center for Healthy Communities Attorney

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Job location
919 E Main St
Suite 6
Richmond, VA 23219
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Virginia Poverty Law Center9
Street address: 
919 E Main St
City: 
Richmond
State: 
Virginia
ZIP: 
23219
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

VPLC engages in wide-ranging advocacy to seek access to civil justice for lower-income Virginians including education, empowerment, impact-litigation, and advocacy with legislative and administrative agencies.

Center for Healthy Communities Attorney
This Center’s focus is on health care access, public benefits and hunger issues. We are looking for a lawyer that will work collaboratively on all these issues but focus particularly on SNAP, TANF, unemployment insurance and access to school meals. This lawyer will conduct trainings for other legal aid and pro bono attorneys and provide community education through pro se and informational materials, and presentations. A primary responsibility is to represent lower-income families’ interests at the Virginia General Assembly. Another primary responsibility is to assist legal aid attorneys around the state with their casework which includes advice, co-counsel and training.

Requirements: 

VPLC values staff diversity because it enhances our work product. We prefer lawyers with at least a few years of relevant legal experience. We particularly value legal aid or similar public interest experience. You must be willing to work in collaboration with the rest of the staff and our colleagues outside the office. We value creativity. Most importantly, we value employees whose experience demonstrates their passion for using the law to help others and increase access to justice for all.

To apply: 

If you are interested in applying, please send a writing sample, resume and three references to [email protected].

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$56,000 plus DOE
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Expiration date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016