Staff Attorney -- Family Law & Domestic Violence

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

Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) is hiring a staff attorney for its office in Fairfax. LSNV is a 35-lawyer, 7-office nonprofit law firm that serves low-income, elderly, and disabled clients in civil legal matters. The staff attorney will focus on representing victims of abuse in various civil cases, including protective orders, family law matters, and other civil cases arising out of the victimization. In addition to substantial client representation, the attorney will also recruit, train, and mentor pro bono volunteers, and do community outreach.

Requirements: 

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong litigation, communication, and organizational skills. Virginia State Bar membership required; legal aid or other nonprofit experience preferred. Bilingual Spanish ability is a plus.

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 and sick leave; health, disability and life insurance coverage.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, January 20, 2017
Expiration date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017