Careers


Parkersburg Supervising Attorney

Legal Aid of West Virginia is seeking an energetic, skilled, and committed leader for its Parkersburg Office. Applicant must be a West Virginia licensed attorney with minimum three years of practice/management experience. Looking for a talented lawyer with strong supervisory and management skills. LAWV offers a great family friendly work environment and excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental, and life insurance and paid leave.

As the Parkersburg Supervising Attorney, you will lead and supervise the work of three staff attorneys, a paralegal/advocate, and a legal assistant; represent clients in a variety of poverty-law cases; and through planning, outreach, and case-handling decisions ensure that legal aid services are reaching where they are most needed across the Parkersburg service area.

If you are passionate about serving others and want to do rewarding work, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@lawv.net. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

LAWV is an organization dedicated to equity, justice and inclusion and our organization culture reflects that by seeking and supporting employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. EOE qualified women, people with disabilities, minorities, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Morgantown Supervising Attorney

Legal Aid of West Virginia is seeking an energetic, skilled, and committed leader for its Morgantown Office. Applicant must be a West Virginia licensed attorney with minimum three years of practice/management experience. Looking for a talented lawyer with strong supervisory and management skills. LAWV offers a great family friendly work environment and excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental and life insurance and paid leave.

As the Morgantown Supervising Attorney, you will lead and supervise the work of staff attorneys, a paralegal/advocates and a legal assistant; represent clients in a variety of poverty-law cases; and through planning, outreach and case-handling decisions ensure that legal aid services are reaching where they are most needed across the Morgantown service area.

If you are passionate about serving others and want to do rewarding work, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@lawv.net. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

LAWV is an organization dedicated to equity, justice and inclusion and our organization culture reflects that by seeking and supporting employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. EOE qualified women, people with disabilities, minorities, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Beckley Housing Attorney

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is seeking a skilled motivated Attorney to join our Legal Help for Renter’s Project in our Southern Office. LAWV offers a great family friendly work environment and excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental and life insurance and paid leave.

As the Legal Help for Renter’s Project Attorney, you will be a member of the Legal Help for Renter’s Project, LAWV’s partnership with the WV Housing Development Fund. The goal of this initiative is to provide legal assistance to eligible tenants with their holistic legal needs. This position will provide legal assistance involving barriers to tenants including, eviction defense, habitability, safety at home, and economic stability. This unit will work together to create novel approaches to address tenant issues across West Virginia. The unit will be guided by a Project Supervisor and work in concert with paralegals serving the statewide project. This is a defined term position which ends on September 30, 2025.

Please submit cover letter and resume by email to jobs@lawv.net. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

EOE qualified women, people with disabilities, minorities, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Beckley Attorney

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is seeking a skilled motivated Attorney to join our Beckley Office. LAWV offers a great family friendly work environment and excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental and life insurance and paid leave.

As a staff attorney in the Beckley office, you will represent clients facing a variety of legal problems, including public and private tenant rights, expungement, public benefits, Social Security, divorce and custody issues, and unemployment. This attorney will be a member of a dynamic team, and will regularly engage in new challenges with opportunities for creative problem solving. You will have direct responsibility for interacting with clients, and representing them in court and in administrative forums, with support from and collaboration with other attorneys and community partners. While experience is helpful, Legal Aid values the dedication and commitment of new attorneys, and offers an outstanding training regimen with in-office, program-wide, and multi-state training support. This is currently a defined term position which ends on December 31, 2023.

Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@lawv.net. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

EOE qualified women, people with disabilities, minorities, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Charleston Attorneys

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is seeking skilled motivated attorneys to join our Charleston Office. LAWV offers a great family friendly work environment and excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental and life insurance and paid leave.

As an Attorney in our Charleston office, you will get the opportunity to practice regularly in magistrate, family, and circuit court. The main areas of practice will include housing, family law, unemployment, custody, benefits, and domestic violence. Primarily serving Kanawha and Boone Counties, you will be on the front lines helping clients in a wholistic manner. Service includes in-court representation, legal advice and information, community education, and assistance with filling out forms. We also work closely with several community partners.

The Charleston office serves 7 counties and is the largest office in our firm. This position offers a chance to work with a diverse group of advocates and clients on a variety of social justice and poverty issues. While the main office is in Charleston, outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted to learn that we are just a stone’s throw from some of the state’s most beautiful landmarks, including the New River Gorge, Kanawha State Forest, and the Hatfield/McCoy Trail. Additionally, the nearby Elk, Kanawha and Coal Rivers offer some of the best kayaking opportunities. Lovers of the arts and culture can spend their days exploring the Clay Center for the Arts and Science and the Capitol Market, and their nights enjoying a great meal at one of our many local restaurants.

If you are passionate about serving others and want to do rewarding work, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@lawv.net. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

LAWV is an organization dedicated to equity, justice and inclusion and our organization culture reflects that by seeking and supporting employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. EOE qualified women, people with disabilities, minorities, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Clarksburg Housing Attorney

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is seeking a motivated attorney to join our Legal Help for Renter’s Project in our Clarksburg office. LAWV offers a great family friendly work environment and excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental and life insurance and paid leave. This is a defined term position which ends on December 31, 2025.

As the Clarksburg MRAP Attorney, you will be a member of the Legal Help for Renter’s Project, LAWV’s partnership with the WV Housing Development Fund. The goal of this initiative is to provide legal assistance to eligible tenants with their holistic legal needs. This position will provide legal assistance involving barriers to tenants including, eviction defense, habitability, safety at home, and economic stability. This unit will work together to create novel approaches to address tenant issues across West Virginia. The unit will be guided by a Project Supervisor and work in concert with paralegals serving the statewide project.

If you are passionate about serving others and want to do rewarding work, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@lawv.net. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

LAWV is an organization dedicated to equity, justice and inclusion. Our organization seeks and supports employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. LAWV is an EOE: qualified women, people with disabilities, minorities, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Wheeling Paralegal

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is seeking a skilled motivated Paralegal to join our team in our Wheeling Office. LAWV offers a great family friendly work environment and excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental and life insurance and paid leave.

This paralegal position will be a member of the WV WORKS Legal Support Project, which is designed to help eligible clients overcome legal barriers to achieve self-sufficiency. The Paralegal will provide direct advocacy consistent with professional, grant, and LAWV organizational standards, in matters involving social security and drivers’ license cases. The Paralegal will be a member of local team conducting outreach to local DHHR and community partners. The paralegal will also work closely in supporting a team attorney in other civil legal issues, including expungement, divorce, custody, and housing cases. The unit is guided by a Project Supervisor and works in concert with project staff across the state.

Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@lawv.net. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

EOE qualified women, people with disabilities, minorities, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Wheeling Housing Attorney

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is seeking a skilled motivated Attorney to join our Legal Help for Renter’s Project in our Wheeling Office. LAWV offers a great family friendly work environment and excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental and life insurance and paid leave.

As the Legal Help for Renter’s Project Attorney, you will be a member of the Legal Help for Renter’s Project, LAWV’s partnership with the WV Housing Development Fund. The goal of this initiative is to provide legal assistance to eligible tenants with their holistic legal needs. This position will provide legal assistance involving barriers to tenants including, eviction defense, habitability, safety at home, and economic stability. This unit will work together to create novel approaches to address tenant issues across West Virginia. The unit will be guided by a Project Supervisor and work in concert with paralegals serving the statewide project. This is a defined term position which ends on December 31, 2025.

Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@lawv.net. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

EOE qualified women, people with disabilities, minorities, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Logan Attorney

Do you want to be part of a tradition of legal excellence and service to others? A valued member of a team dedicated to eliminating injustice and inequity? Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV), the state’s primary provider of civil legal aid, is seeking a skilled, motivated attorney to help change the lives of vulnerable clients.

As a Victim Advocate Attorney in the Logan office of LAWV, you will primarily represent victims of domestic violence, in matters related to achieving safety and meeting other basic needs. You will have direct responsibility for interacting with clients, and representing them in court, with support from and collaboration with other attorneys and community partners.

The Logan office of LAWV serves Logan and Mingo Counties in West Virginia, rural counties where poverty and inequity have historically been (and continue to be) particularly acute. This position is a chance to work at the front lines in the battle against poverty and injustice, in a setting of historic significance and great natural beauty. Lovers of mountain hikes, biking, kayaking and other outdoor activities will find ample opportunities to get outside and play. In addition, the capital city of Charleston, as well as the wonders of the New River Gorge (with some of the best whitewater rapids in the world and the newest National Park in the US) are a short drive away. (Learn more at https://wvtourism.com/places-to-go/travel-regions/hatfield-mccoy-mountains/)

Did we mention Legal Aid is a great place to work? Colleagues are friendly and supportive, and mentoring is encouraged. Not only is our work personally rewarding, but Legal Aid offers a great family friendly work environment and excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental and life insurance, paid CLE’s, retirement and paid leave. Finally, we are an organization dedicated to equity, justice and inclusion and our organization culture reflects that by seeking and supporting employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. EOE qualified women, people with disabilities, minorities, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are passionate about serving others and want to do rewarding work, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@lawv.net by Monday, February 27, 2023. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

LAWV is an organization dedicated to equity, justice and inclusion. Our organization seeks and supports employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. LAWV is an EOE: qualified women, people with disabilities, minorities, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Morgantown Legal Assistant

Immediate opening for a NEW Legal Assistant with Legal Aid of West Virginia’s Morgantown office. Great work environment with excellent benefits (4+ weeks’ vacation/holidays, PEIA medical coverage).

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements via email to jobs@lawv.net. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

EOE Qualified women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Charleston Legal Assistant

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is seeking a skilled, motivated Legal Assistant to join our team in the Charleston office. LAWV offers a great family friendly work environment and tremendous benefit packet which includes health insurance, life insurance, and paid leave.

As a Legal Assistant in the Charleston office, you will provide support to the office by working directly with our staff attorneys and paralegals, performing general reception duties, drafting pleadings, motions, and other correspondence, and collaborating with other staff and community partners to better serve our clients.

The Charleston office serves Kanawha, Putnam, Lincoln, Boone, Braxton, Clay, and Webster counties, and is the largest office in our firm. This position offers a chance to work with a diverse group of advocates and clients on a variety of social justice and poverty issues. While the main office is in busy metropolitan Charleston, outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted to learn that we are just a mere stone’s throw from some of the state’s most beautiful landmarks, including the New River Gorge, Kanawha State Forest, and the Hatfield/McCoy Trail. Additionally, the nearby Coal, Kanawha and Coal rivers offer some of the best kayaking opportunities. Lovers of the arts and culture can spend their days exploring the Clay Center for the Arts and Science and the Capitol Market, and their nights enjoying a great meal at one of our many local restaurants. And if you are looking to get away for a weekend, Charleston is a few hours from Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Lexington, and Pittsburgh.

If you are passionate about serving others and want to do rewarding work, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@lawv.net. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

LAWV is an organization dedicated to equity, justice and inclusion and our organization culture reflects that by seeking and supporting employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. EOE qualified women, people with disabilities, minorities, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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