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Career Opportunities

Welcome to the Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG) employment opportunities page. Here, we will provide you with information about a variety of career options with our organization. Our LABG staff have oportunities to ensure fairness, protect families and change lives through providing legal services for those who need it most in our communities. LABG offers employment for our four locations: Ashland, Covington, Lexington, and Morehead.

    LABG employs in the following categories:
  • Attorneys*
  • Paralegals
  • Secretarial Support
  • Accounting
  • Management

*Attorneys must be licensed to practice in the State of Kentucky or be eligible to pracitce in Kentucky based on licensure in another state. Additional qualifications are listed within each job description.

We encourage student involvement through partnerships with local universities and law schools. We provide placements for students seeking professional experience in all our employment categories. Students must apply for placement with Legal Aid of the Bluegrass in addition to the requirements set through their learning institution.

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is an equal opportunity employer who celebrates diversity and encourages professional development. Depending on the position, LABG offers excellent fringe benefits including including law school student loan benefit, state retirement, life insurance, long term disability insurance, health insurance, vacation, holidays and more.

The positions for which we are currently accepting applications are:

Advocacy Director- Covington, KY--Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks an Advocacy Director to direct the litigation and advocacy work at this Covington, KY-based non-profit with a 50-year history of making a positive impact in Kentucky. The Advocacy Director works closely with other Leadership Team members to lead the organization and ensures the delivery of the highest quality legal services to clients, meets client needs through a thoughtful, affirmative, aggressive, and client-centered advocacy program, and develop, initiates, and shapes major advocacy activities, including litigation and administrative advocacy.

Candidates with knowledge of poverty law and Legal Services Corporation (LSC) regulations, with a work history of increasing responsibility are encouraged to send a resume to Deirdre Bird at dbird@vlcpa.com. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Staff Attorney- Ashland, KY--With a 50 year history of successful, quality service to targeted populations in its service area, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks a Staff Attorney for its Ashland, KY office location. The successful candidate will be team oriented, public service focused, and client-centered. Legal practice areas include foreclosure, housing, family law, domestic violence, public benefits, and veteran’s benefits. A non-profit civil legal aid program, LABG serves over 220,000 low income and vulnerable people in 33 counties from 4 office locations in Covington (main office), Ashland, Lexington, and Morehead. LABG is committed to assuring that attorneys are trained on the legal areas in which they will practice.
 
Requirements include KY Bar membership or eligibility to practice in KY based on licensure in another state required. July bar takers welcome to apply.
 
Writing sample, resumes, statement of interest including a bar admission date  with subject of "Staff Attorney-Ashland" to resumes@lablaw.org.
 
LABG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates diversity of all kinds. Position open until filled.
Tips for submitting your resume:
  1. ) Submit your resume to resumes@lablaw.org with the job title in the subject line.
  2. ) Include a writing sample and cover letter with your resume.
  3. ) Apply only for those jobs for which you qualify.
  4. ) Verify your contact information, patricularly your email and telephone number before you send your resume.