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Charleston Accounting Assistant

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is seeking a skilled, dedicated Accounting Assistant 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 Accounting Assistant in our Charleston office, you will be part of a five-member accounting team working to support a statewide nonprofit through the maintenance and processing of accounts payable, preparation of 1099s, and other administrative duties. Qualified candidates will have a two-year Accounting or Business degree and a minimum of 3 years accounting experience. Qualified candidates will be computer efficient and are preferred to have a knowledge of fund accounting. Qualified candidates will be well-organized, detailed-oriented, and have the ability to work independently. Qualified candidates are preferred to have experience working in an organization with multiple offices, a high level of energy, and be comfortable performing multifaceted projects.

The Charleston office serves 7 counties and is the largest office in our firm. 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 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.


Charleston Director of Human Resources and Operations

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is seeking a skilled, experienced Director of Human Resources and Operations (DHRO) with statewide management responsibilities, based out of our Charleston Office. LAWV is the state’s largest poverty law firm and advocacy organization, serving low income and vulnerable West Virginians. LAWV offers a great family friendly work environment and excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental and life insurance and paid leave.

As the DHRO, you will be member of LAWV’s Management team, responsible for a broad scope of work, including: diversity, equity and inclusion; recruiting and retention; compensation, benefits and union negotiations; health, safety and wellness; program facilities; and other administrative and operational issues.

Qualified candidates will have a four-year degree in Human Resource/Relations or other relevant field and a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, with experience working in a non-profit agency preferred. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated ability to manage personnel, with the ideal candidate having a minimum of 7 years of managerial experience. Qualified candidates will be well-organized, detailed-oriented, high energy and can work independently, ideally with experience working in an agency with multiple offices performing complex, multifaceted work.

With the main office is in Charleston, outdoor enthusiasts are near 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 great kayaking opportunities. Charleston is a hub for arts and culture and many local restaurants. And if you are looking to get away for a weekend, Charleston is a few hours from Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, OH, Lexington, KY and Pittsburgh, PA.

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.


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/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 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.


Huntington Attorney

Legal Aid is seeking a skilled, motivated attorney to join our Huntington office.

This attorney position 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 Cabell, Mason, and Wayne Counties, attorneys at Legal Aid in Huntington are on the front lines helping clients in a holistic 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. As a staff attorney, you will get to enjoy working from our newly-renovated office space which is centrally located in Downtown Huntington near the Courthouse and is within walking distance of multiple restaurants and shops.

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.


Charleston Attorney

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is seeking a skilled motivated attorney 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 holistic 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. 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.


Project Support Paralegal – Charleston

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is seeking a skilled motivated Project Support Paralegal (Community Outreach Coordinator) to join our team in our Charleston Office. This is a defined term position which ends on September 30, 2023. LAWV offers a great family friendly work environment and excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental and life insurance, and paid leave. 

This position will support our Lawyer in the School project to coordinate and support the provision of free legal help to school families in Kanawha, Cabell and Wayne Counties. This includes helping families apply for help from LAWV and other programs, supporting the work of project attorneys, coordinating community events, and assisting with project evaluation and grant reporting.

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 Attorney

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is seeking a skilled 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 September 30, 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.


Beckley Veterans Attorney

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is seeking a skilled, motivated Veterans Attorney to join our Beckley office. LAWV offers a superb, family-friendly work environment and excellent benefit package which includes a 403(b) retirement savings, medical, dental and life insurance, and generous paid leave. While LAWV will seek continuation funds for the position, this is currently a defined term position which ends on September 30, 2023.

As the Veterans Attorney in the Beckley office, you will be working with Community Action Partnership agencies throughout southern West Virginia, serving veterans at risk at homelessness, under the federal Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSFV) grant. 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. Frequent travel throughout southern West Virginia is required. Attention to detail is necessary. 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.

Lovers of natural beauty and outdoor activities will find plenty of recreational opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, climbing and kayaking. The wonders of the New River Gorge National Park, with some of the best whitewater rapids in the world, are a short drive away. Skiers and snowboarders will appreciate the quick trip to Winterplace ski resort with its 27 trails, terrain park and 10 lifts.

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.


Parkersburg Attorney

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is seeking a skilled, motivated attorney to join our organization in our Parkersburg office. LAWV offers a great family-friendly work environment and excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental and life insurance and paid leave. The selected candidate will join staff engaged in client-centered advocacy with frequent litigation, as well as outreach to the community and community partners.

The attorney position provides legal services to victims of domestic violence, primarily in family law but including any other legal issues facing the client including housing, benefits, barriers to self-sufficiency. This position works closely with local domestic violence programs and participates in outreach programs. Other areas of practice will include housing, family law, unemployment, and benefits.

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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