Company: Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Summary: Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks to hire two full-time
Staff Attorneys (one for its Ashland, Kentucky office and one for
its Covington, Kentucky based office). The Staff Attorney will
practice in typical poverty law areas, such as foreclosure,
housing, family law, domestic violence, public benefits, and
veteran's benefits. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is a dynamic civil
legal aid provider seeking public interest minded attorneys to help
us reach our goal of alleviating the profound and brutal effect of
poverty on people's lives. As a team member at Legal Aid of the
Bluegrass, attorneys can participate with us in ensuring fairness,
protecting families and changing lives through the civil legal
Responsibilities:The Staff Attorney provides high-quality civil
legal advice and advocacy for eligible clients in all forums,
including the courts, administrative agencies, and community
outreach initiatives.The Attorney will:
- Provide civil legal representation to eligible clients
consistent with professional standards and policies and procedures
of Legal Aid of the Bluegrass and funding sources, including
preparing legal briefs and documents, and developing strategy,
arguments and testimony in order to present cases in court and
- Work with private attorneys as required facilitating the
delivery of legal services to eligible clients through the private
- Maintain accurate and complete files and records, and prepare
timely and complete forms and records required for client services
and/or related administrative tasks.
- Enter accurate data into LABG's electronic case management
- Interact with clients, other staff members, service providers,
and court and administrative officials in a professional,
appropriate, collegial, and cooperative manner. -
- In coordination with the Program Administration, develop and
implement a plan for advocacy work within program priorities and
funding that balances service, community education, and other
- Identify and pursue individual training needs and work with
Program Administration to address those needs.
- Actively participate in staff and planning meetings, task
forces, and trainings if required.
- Maintain time records of all work related activities and enter
accurate data on a timely basis into LABG's electronic case
management system -Requirements, Skill & Abilities include:
- Must hold a Law degree (J.D.) from an accredited School of Law,
be admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and be
in good standing with the Kentucky Bar or be eligible for admission
to the Kentucky Bar under Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 2.112 if
admitted to practice law in another state. -
- Ability to use office and computer technology, including case
management and word processing software.
- Ability to balance client-advocacy and administrative
responsibilities. -Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is a non-profit law
firm providing civil legal assistance to nearly 220,000 low income
people in 33 counties from 4 offices located in Covington,
Lexington, Morehead and Ashland. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass' legal
practice is primarily in the areas of family law, domestic
violence, government and VA benefits, and housing and consumer law.
It has been and will continue to be the policy of Legal Aid of the
Bluegrass to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal
opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color,
religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran
status, disability or any other legally protected categories.
At Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, we believe that diversity and
inclusion are critical to our future and our mission - creating a
foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation,
growth, and success. Through a wide variety of programs and
initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our
people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued
for their unique perspectives.
This is a great opportunity for a recently licensed attorney or an
experienced attorney who is looking to continue their practice by
serving the civil legal needs of low-income people. The position is
open until filled.
Required Documents:ResumeCover letter
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