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When you work at Legal Aid of WV, you are part of a mission-driven team of attorneys, non-legal advocates, and others who are passionate about helping their community. Our staff proudly serves every corner of West Virginia, fighting for justice and fairness through legal services, advocacy, and systems change.

Come be a part of our mission


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

LAWV is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our organizational culture seeks and supports employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. EOE qualified women, people with disabilities, black, indigenous, and people of color or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


LAWV offers a generous benefits package and work-life balance.

Time Off


✓   37.5 Hour work week
✓   16 Paid Holidays
✓   3.6 Weeks of Paid Annual Leave in the first year
✓  4+ Weeks Paid Sick Leave in the first year
✓  Up to 4 weeks Paid Leave to study for Bar
✓   Paid Parental Leave
✓   Jury Duty Pay
✓  Bereavement Leave

Healthcare & Insurance


✓  Medical Insurance for the individual or family at a nominal cost
✓  Fully Paid Dental Insurance for the whole family
✓  Voluntary Vision Insurance at a minimal cost
✓  Medical Insurance Deductible Reimbursement
✓  Healthcare and Day Care FSA
✓  Fully Paid Group Life Insurance / AD&D $60,000 policy
✓  Voluntary Life / AD&D for the whole family
✓  Fully Paid Long and Short Term Disability

Financial Benefits


✓  403b Retirement Plan with matching contributions
✓  Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligible Organization
✓  Eligible for Law School Loan Repayment Programs
✓  Paid State Bar Membership
✓  For an attorney making $55,000, our total benefit package is worth an additional $50,000

Additional Benefits


✓  Hybrid Work Environment
✓  Travel Reimbursement at Federal IRS rate
✓  Mentoring Opportunities
✓  Local and National Training Opportunities focused on Career Development
✓  Wellness Program
✓  Family-Friendly Work Environment
✓  Voluntary Pet Insurance 
✓  Gain Extensive In-Court Civil Litigation Experience
✓  For recent law graduates, ask about paid time off to study for the Bar
✓  And many more!


Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is a nonprofit law firm serving all 55 counties in West Virginia. Our mission at LAWV is seeking fairness and equal access to justice through legal services, advocacy, and system change. We fulfill our mission through our staff: attorneys, non-legal advocates, and support roles who work together to ensure dignity and equal justice is available to all West Virginians, not just those who can afford it.



LAWV is a statewide organization serving West Virginia through 12 offices. West Virginia is a state rich with natural beauty, historic charm, and close-knit communities. The locations where we have physical offices are varied in culture, population, and attraction. You can learn more from the WV Tourism Department.

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