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Title Legal Director
Organization Name Legal Aid of WV
City Charleston
State WV
Job Description

West Virginia’s largest poverty law firm, Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV), has an exciting leadership position for an experienced and energetic attorney to serve as its next Legal Director, leading strategic advocacy and legal services statewide. *

LAWV, supported by an excellent Board, management team and staff, is a provider of critical legal services for West Virginia’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens. LAWV is now positioned to strategically grow and change in size, scope and focus to better address the problems of individuals and communities in poverty.

THE LEGAL DIRECTOR WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Leading, planning and implementation of an articulated strategic advocacy vision to ensure the continued thoughtful development of LAWV’s litigation and advocacy efforts;
  • Ensuring the continued provision of high quality legal assistance and effective systemic advocacy, with an emphasis on excellence and creativity;
  • Leading the legal management team and staff to ensure the organization is agile and responsive to changing conditions, new trends, and unexpected challenges impacting clients and the low income community.
  • Serving as general counsel to the LAWV Board and Management Team, ensuring firm legal ethics standards and lawyer disciplinary rule compliance, and oversight of funder compliance, human resource issues and contractual transactions; and
  • Serving as an effective ambassador to LAWV’s public and key stakeholders.

THE LEGAL DIRECTOR MUST:

  • Be a licensed attorney in good standing and have the ability to become a member of the West Virginia State Bar within 6 months of hire (See WV Rules of Professional Conduct – Rule 4.0 – Admission without Examination and Rule 9.0 – Limited Permission of Attorneys of Other States)
  • Possess an extensive and varied litigation background, ideally with a demonstrable history of creative and high impact advocacy.
  • Be passionate about the mission of LAWV and demonstrate a commitment to advocating for the legal rights of low-income persons;
  • Possess exceptional leadership skills and have successful management experience in a legal services program or similar organization;
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills and the ability to inspire the trust and confidence of the LAWV staff, board and client communities, and the public;
  • Demonstrate experience in nonprofit finance, compliance, ethics and personnel management;
  • Have experience in working in and supporting a team environment; and
  • Convey vision, integrity, intelligence, creativity, energy and humor equal to the challenges of this demanding position.

* LAWV’s Legal Director retired in July 2015 after serving the program since its creation in 2002.

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue until the time of selection.  To receive full consideration, you are encouraged to submit your application materials by August 14, 2015, or sooner if possible. Please submit a letter expressing your interest in the position, your qualifications for the job, and your vision of the future for LAWV.  Please include a résumé and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Our goal is to make a final decision in August- September 2015 with an anticipated start date in October, 2015.

Materials should be submitted online to: jobs@lawv.net

The salary depends on experience based on a competitive public interest salary scale.  Benefits include a generous leave policy, excellent family health insurance, life & disability insurance, and a 403(b) plan.

LAWV is an equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse community. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Closing Date 2015-09-04


Title Junior Partner
Categories Private
Organization Name Kirkpatrick Law Office, PLLC
City Beckley
State WV
Job Description

Solo practice concentrating in the areas of personal injury, criminal and family law, looking for a self motivated and energetic attorney that is looking to get out on their own and benefit from the fruits of their own labor.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to dave1kirk@wvdsl.net or mail to 327 Neville St., Beckley, WV 25801.

Closing Date 2015-08-31


Title Circuit Judge Law Clerk
Categories Government
Organization Name Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
City Charleston
State WV
Job Description

Nature of Work
This is highly responsible work providing legal and administrative assistance to Circuit Judge Carrie Webster. There is a broad spectrum of duties that might be performed in this position. The key aspects will include legal research and writing to assist Judge Webster in resolving the cases on her docket. The position calls for a high degree of responsibility, organizational skills and integrity. Work is performed under the general supervision of Judge Webster.

Examples of Work Performed
1.) Performs assigned legal research with respect to procedural and substantive issues pertaining to assigned cases.
2.) Draft orders for entry by the circuit judge
3.) Provides administrative support for the general function of the circuit judge.
4.) May be required to analyze issues, review/summarize motions, prepare bench memos, make recommendations, and conduct status conferences.
5.) May be required to follow legislative developments affecting the functions of the court.
6.) Performs such other duties as Judge Webster may require.

Minimum Qualification
1.) Law degree with a minimum 2.2 GPA.
2.) Must be admitted to the West Virginia State Bar or must pass the bar exam within two consecutive attempts. Failure to sit for the bar exam will count as a failed attempt. Failure to pass the bar exam within two consecutive attempts results in dismissal from the position ninety days from the date of the exam. Preference is given to those who are not currently admitted to the bar but have taken the bar exam and are awaiting results.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1.) Capacity for articulate expression, oral and written, and legal precision.
2.) Skill in legal research and analysis.
3.) Adeptness in working on a variety of tasks at the same time with little supervision.
4.) Ability to work as part of a team.
5.) Commitment to travel as needed within West Virginia.
6.) Preference is given to those with previous legal experience.

More information regarding open law clerk positions may be found at www.courtswv.gov .

How to Apply

To apply please send two copies of the following:
• Cover letter
• Résumé
• Writing Sample
• Official Transcript from law school

And a completed West Virginia Judiciary Application for Employment, which can be found at www.courtswv.gov on the law clerk positions page, located under the job link.

Send your application to:
Access to Justice Division
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Building 1, Room E-100
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305

Closing Date 2015-08-31


Title Litigation Attorney
Categories Private
Organization Name Rawle & Henderson LLP
City Wheeling
State WV
Job Description

RAWLE & HENDERSON LLP seeks a Litigation Attorney with five to seven years experience in areas of general casualty litigation, mass tort and/or products liability experience for our Wheeling, WV office. West Virginia bar admission required. Ohio and/or Pennsylvania bar admission a plus.

How to Apply

Please forward your resume and salary requirements by email to nmangini@rawle.com

Closing Date 2015-08-31


Title Attorney
Categories Government
Organization Name West Virginia Attorney General
City Charleston
State WV
Job Description

The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General currently is seeking attorneys for its Appellate Division.  The Attorney General’s Appellate Division represents the State in appeals before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and other courts in a variety matters including, but not limited to, direct criminal appeals.  Experience with a judicial clerkship and/or two years of appellate practice are preferred.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a brief cover letter, your resumé, salary requirements, a list of references, writing sample, and any other information you believe would allow our Office to evaluate your application to the following email address: jobs@wvago.gov

Closing Date 2015-09-01