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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. 

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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