Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Legal Aid of Bluegrass

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 15,2018

Posted on

Mar 07,2018

Location

Ashland, KY
Practice Area
Bankruptcy >> Bankruptcy
Family Law >> Family Law
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Staff Attorney The candidate will practice in typical poverty law areas, such as foreclosure, housing, family law, domestic violence, public benefits, and veteran’s benefits. Will provide high-quality civil legal advice and advocacy for eligible clients in all forums, including the courts, administrative agencies, and community outreach initiatives. Provide civil legal representation to eligible clients consistent with professional standards and policies and procedures of organization and funding sources, including preparing legal briefs and documents, and developing strategy, arguments and testimony in order to present cases in court and other forums. Work with private attorneys as required facilitating the delivery of legal services to eligible clients through the private bar. Maintain accurate and complete files and records, and prepare timely and complete forms and records required for client services and/or related administrative tasks. Enter accurate data into organization electronic case management system. Interact with clients, other staff members, service providers, and court and administrative officials in a professional, appropriate, collegial, and cooperative manner. In coordination with the Program Administration, develop and implement a plan for advocacy work within program priorities and funding that balances service, community education, and other activities. Identify and pursue individual training needs and work with Program Administration to address those needs. Actively participate in staff and planning meetings, task forces, and trainings if required. Maintain time records of all work related activities and enter accurate data on a timely basis into firm’s electronic case management system. Must hold a Law degree (J.D.) from an accredited School of Law, be admitted to practice law in the State of Kentucky, and be in good standing with the Kentucky Bar or be eligible for admission to the Kentucky Bar under Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 2.112 if admitted to practice law in another state. February bar-takers may apply. Should have ability to use office and computer technology, including case management and word processing software.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid of Bluegrass
3417 Blackburn Avenue
Suite 1
Ashland, KY 41101

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