BILINGUAL ATTORNEY—PUBLIC INTEREST

BILINGUAL ATTORNEY—PUBLIC INTEREST
Falls Church, Virginia/Washington DC Metro Area

The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks a bilingual attorney to join our office in Falls Church, Virginia. Our work includes the provision of general civil legal assistance in the areas of housing, consumer, and employment law for Northern Virginia’s diverse low-income immigrant communities. We also provide extensive representation to, and work closely with, the region’s predominantly Latino day laborers.

The Legal Aid Justice Center is a nationally recognized, non-profit program providing free civil legal assistance from four offices throughout the state of Virginia. Our dynamic staff of more than thirty advocates pursue systemic legal advocacy for all low-income Virginians using a wide array of strategies. Through legal representation, community organization, and statewide advocacy, the Legal Aid Justice Center works both to eliminate the immediate symptoms and to address the underlying causes of poverty in Virginia.

We encourage diversity, value unique voices, pursue our goals with passion, and have fun while working for the public interest.

Qualifications include:
• Membership in the Virginia bar or eligibility to waive in immediately;
• A demonstrated commitment to social justice;
• Spanish language proficiency;
• Experience working for a public interest law firm, legal services organization, or other nonprofit as an attorney or in a pro bono capacity (ideally 1-5 years of experience);
• Outstanding communication skills; and
• An ability to balance a variety of responsibilities with a healthy sense of humor.

Competitive public interest salary DOE. Exceptional fringe benefits include generous leave, fully paid health insurance, retirement plan, student loan repayment assistance, and a great work environment.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, references and a writing sample by e-mail to Alex Gulotta and Ivy Finkenstadt: alex@justice4all.org and ivy@justice4all.org, followed by a hard copy to:
Alex R. Gulotta, Executive Director
Legal Aid Justice Center
1000 Preston Avenue, Suite A
Charlottesville, VA 22903
E-mailed applications will only be considered if followed by a hard copy.

The Legal Aid Justice Center is a 501(c)(3) organization and does not receive funding from the Legal Services Corporation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.