Description:

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society seeks an attorney to participate in a two-year fellowship program in our Petersburg office. The fellow will provide direct legal services (including impact litigation), strategic partnership building, outreach & education in housing related cases.

The ideal Fellow will possess a demonstrated commitment to public interest work and a strong desire to assist indigent clients. An active Virginia State Bar license is required. Further, the ideal candidate will have excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; strong oral and negotiation skills, and the ability to work as a team member; and prior experience in managing independent projects or assignments. Diverse economic, social and cultural experiences; a second language; prior experience in community/movement lawyering or community organizing; knowledge of housing benefits law and/or experience with housing and benefits agencies and other relevant practice experience are preferred. Starting salary is $60,000 with excellent benefits.