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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:
Equal Justice Works Elder Justice 
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks dynamic applicants for a 24-month, full-time attorney position as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the Elder Justice Program in our Lexington Office. 
 
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is a non-profit law firm providing civil legal assistance to nearly 220,000 low income people in 33 counties in central, northern and northeastern Kenutcky. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass has been competitively selected by Equal Justice Works as an implementing partner of Equal Justice Works’ Elder Justice Program (EJP). An Equal Justice Works fellowship is an opportunity to transform your passion for equal justice into a career. 
 
Fellowship responsibilities include:
  • Providing victim-centered direct legal services – legal screening, advice, brief service, direct representation–to older victims of crime
  • Protecting and enforcing victims’ rights on behalf of clients
  • Building key stakeholder relationships in furtherance of the fellowship objectives
  • Strategizing, planning and conducting training and outreach on elder abuse to legal and allied professionals
 
Qualifications: 
  • Licensed or ability to be licensed to practice law in the state of Kentucky
  • Previous legal services experience, including civil legal aid, law school clinics, and internships • Proven leadership skills with a strong work ethic
  • Demonstrate commitment to social justice, with a desire to increase access to justice for older victims of crime and achieve results
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication. Experience with delivering training and presentations a plus.
  • Alignment with Equal Justice Works and Legal Aid of the Bluegrass’ mission, vision, and values
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
  • An ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary setting to facilitate a coordinated community response and provide holistic services to clients 
 
Please note Fellows must commit to fulfilling the twenty-four month fellowship and will sign a Fellowship Agreement with Equal Justice Works. 
 
At Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission – creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and success. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives. The position is open until filled. 
 
EJP is a national, professional fellowship program for attorneys designed to increase access to legal assistance for older victims of crime. This program is supported by an award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, Award Number 2019-V3-GX-K033. 
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Qualified Candidates should send resume and statement of interest to Resumes@lablaw.org with the subject line Equal Justice Works Fellowship
 

 
Legal Assistant Lexington Office
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks a Legal Assistant for its Lexington, KY based office with a 50-year history of making a positive impact in Kentucky. The Legal Assistant supports the legal work of the assigned unit, conducts in-depth client interviews, creates legal documents for attorney review, and maintains substantive expertise in family and consumer law. 
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Interact with clients, other staff members, service providers, and court and administrative officials in a professional, appropriate, collegial, and cooperative manner.  Establish and maintain relationships with clients to establish trust and obtain accurate and complete information.
  • Actively participate in staff and planning meetings, task forces, and trainings if required.
  • Perform basic client eligibility screening.
  • Conduct in-depth client interviews.
  • Prepare legal documents
  • Enter data appropriately in LABG’s electronic case management system.
  • Maintain 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 5 years at Secretary II level).
  • Ability to clearly and accurately communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to use office and computer technology, including case management and word processing software.
 
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is a non-profit law firm providing civil legal assistance to nearly 220,000 low income people in 33 counties from 4 offices located in Covington, Lexington, Morehead and Ashland. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass’ legal practice is primarily in the areas of family law, domestic violence, government and VA benefits, and housing and consumer law. It has been and will continue to be the policy of Legal Aid of the Bluegrass to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.
 
At Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission – creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and success. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives. 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-Lexington
 

 
Intake Paralegal Lexington office
 
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks an Intake Paralegal for its Lexington, KY based office with a 50-year history of making a positive impact in Kentucky. The Intake Paralegal conducts intake interviews, develops client service requests, determines income, asset and case type eligibility and gives legal advice to eligible clients in a manner that is consistent with the Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Perform general initial factual intake to determine whether the applicant for service is income, resource, and case type eligible for LABG services.
  • Give legal advice to eligible clients under the supervision of an attorney as permitted by Kentucky’s Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Work with private attorneys as required to facilitate the delivery of legal services to low-income people.
  • Enter accurate data into LABG’s electronic case management system.
  • Interact with clients, other staff members, service providers, in a professional, appropriate, collegial, and cooperative manner.  Establish and maintain relationships with clients to establish trust and obtain accurate and complete information.
  • Actively participate in staff and planning meetings, task forces, and trainings as required.
  • Perform and complete 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 
  • Ability to clearly and accurately communicate verbally and in writing and have a pleasant telephone demeanor.
  • Ability to use office and computer technology, including case management and word processing software.
 
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is a non-profit law firm providing civil legal assistance to nearly 220,000 low income people in 33 counties from 4 offices located in Covington, Lexington, Morehead and Ashland. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass’ legal practice is primarily in the areas of family law, domestic violence, government and VA benefits, and housing and consumer law. 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 Intake Paralegal-Lexington

Staff Attorney- Morehead Office

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks a full-time Staff Attorney for its Morehead, Kentucky based office.The Staff Attorneywill practice in typical poverty law areas, such as foreclosure, housing, family law, domestic violence, public benefits, and veteran’s benefits. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is a dynamic civil legal aid provider seeking public interest minded attorneys to help us reach our goal of alleviating the profound and brutal effect of poverty on people’s lives. As a team member at Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, attorneys can participate with us in ensuring fairness, protecting families and changing lives through the civil legal system.

Responsibilities:

The Staff Attorney provides high-quality civil legal advice and advocacy for eligible clients in all forums, including the courts, administrative agencies, and community outreach initiatives.

The Attorney will:

  • Provide civil legal representation to eligible clients consistent with professional standards and policies and procedures of Legal Aid of the Bluegrass 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 LABG’s 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 LABG’s electronic case management system

Requirements, Skill & Abilities include:

  • 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.
  • Ability to use office and computer technology, including case management and word processing software.
  • Ability to balance client-advocacy and administrative responsibilities.

With a 50-year history of making a positive impact in Kentucky, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is a non-profit law firm providing civil legal assistance to nearly 220,000 low income people in 33 counties from 4 offices located in Covington, Lexington, Morehead and Ashland. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass’ legal practice is primarily in the areas of family law, domestic violence, government and VA benefits, and housing and consumer law. 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 Staff Attorney-Morehead

 

 

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