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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:

Paralegal/Nursing Homes Long Term Care Ombudsman- Ashland, KY-- Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks a Paralegal/Nursing Home Ombudsman for its Ashland, KY based office. Legal of the Bluegrass is a non-profit civil legal aid provider with a 50-year history of making a positive impact in communities located in northeastern and central Kentucky. The Paralegal/Nursing Home Ombudsman advocates for the rights of people confined to nursing homes in five counties around Ashland.  

Responsibilities include:
  • Interacting with residents of nursing homes and personal care homes, nursing facility staff, other staff members, service providers, and local funders and state oversight personnel  in a professional, appropriate, collegial, and cooperative manner.  
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with residents to establish trust and obtain accurate and complete information.
  • Identifying, investigating, and resolving complaints made by or on behalf of residents.
  • Developing, helping develop or maintaining relationships with citizen organizations and volunteers to participate in the program.
  • Legal research and drafting;
  • Data entry and clerical duties; etc.
  • Entering data appropriately in LABG’s electronic case management system.
  • Maintaining time records of all work related activities and enter accurate data on a timely basis into LABG’s electronic case management system as per 45 CFR Part 1626 and per LABG’s procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Requirements, Skill & Abilities include:
  • Four-year degree from an accredited College or University or an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal or Legal Studies, or have equivalent experience (e.g. at least working with the elderly in an investigative and advocacy position).
  • Ability to clearly and accurately communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to advocate for the community’s most vulnerable people professionally and non-confrontationally.
  • Ability to coordinate work with the state oversight agency 
  • Ability to use office and computer technology, including case management and word processing software.
 
Benefits: Benefits include, among others:
  • health insurance
  • dental and vision insurance
  • life insurance
  • long term disability insurance
  • Kentucky state retirement
  • 3 weeks of vacation
  • 13 holidays, sick time
  • good working conditions
  • a 35 hour work week.
Salary: Salary is based on experience. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass has a board-adopted salary scale for its paralegal positions.
 
Qualified Candidates should send resume and statement of interest to Resumes@lablaw.org with the subject line Paralegal/NHO-Ashland
 
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and encourages professional development. The position is open until filled. Qualified Candidates should send resume and statement of interest to Resumes@lablaw.org with the subject line Legal Assistant-Covington 
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.