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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 practice 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:

 

Community Resource Coordinator

Summary: Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks a Community Resource Coordinator (CRC). The CRC will work with individuals and families to mitigate the impact of substance abuse for the children and families of individuals in active abuse or recovery, victims of substance abuse-related crime, and individuals attempting to overcome substance abuse or addiction. The CRC will provide holistic case management services and connect people to civil legal assistance and community resources to help stabilize families impacted by substance abuse.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct case management activities for families and children which includes making independent decisions about the course of action best suited to meet their individual needs. This may include conducting biopsychosocial assessments, and using a variety of therapeutic approaches to help clients resolve issues related to substance abuse.
  • 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.
  • Screen clients for eligible legal services and connect them to community partner resources for additional support.
  • Design and implement community legal education activities, including workshops, pamphlets, and presentations to community groups.
  • Participate in staff and planning meetings, task forces, and trainings as required.
  • Address barriers that interfere with clients’ ability to effectively participate in their civil legal representation.
  • Maintain accurate and complete files and prepare timely and complete forms and records required for client services or related administrative tasks. Enter accurate data into electronic case management systems.
  • Perform and complete other duties as assigned.

Requirements, Skill & Abilities include:

  • A Bachelor’s of Social Work or directly related degree from an accredited college or university required. Master’s of Social Work or related degree preferred.
  • Ability to clearly and accurately communicate verbally and in writing and have a pleasant telephone demeanor.
  • Must be able to travel to courthouses, trainings and other events.
  • 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 35 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 Community Resource Coordinator.


Community Resource Coordinator Intake Specialist

Summary: Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks a Community Resource Coordinator (CRC) Intake Specialist. The CRC Intake Specialist conducts intake interviews, develops client service requests, and determines income, asset and case type eligibility. The CRC Intake Specialist will work with  individuals and families to mitigate the impact of substance abuse for the children and families of individuals in active abuse or recovery, victims of substance abuse-related crime, and individuals attempting to overcome substance abuse or addiction by providing appropriate, support services intended to enhance civil legal assistance and connect people to stabilizing support services to mitigate the impact of substance abuse.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform general initial factual intake to determine whether the applicant for service is income, resource, and case type eligible for LABG services.
  • 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.
  • Participate in staff and planning meetings, task forces, and trainings as required.
  • Address barriers that interfere with clients’ ability to effectively participate in their civil legal representation.
  • Advise clients on potential safety issues and conduct case management activities intended to connect clients to wrap-around community resources.
  • Maintain accurate and complete files and prepare timely and complete forms and records required for client services or related administrative tasks. Enter accurate data into electronic case management systems.
  • 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 35 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 CRC Intake Specialist.


Community Resource Coordinator - Lexington Office

Summary: Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks a Community Resource Coordinator (CRC) for its Lexington, KY based office. The CRC will outreach to Fayette County tenants who are in danger of eviction to assess their needs and provide them with information about housing resources. The CRC conducts intake interviews, develops client service requests, and determines income, asset and case type eligibility. The CRC will review community demographics, statistics, and service needs to develop reports, maintain an active caseload and will be the liaison for the Housing Stabilization program and other community partners in referring tenants for stabilization services.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attend scheduled Fayette County eviction dockets and meet with people who are being evicted or who are in danger of eviction to assess their needs and provide them with information about housing resources.
  • Address barriers that interfere with clients’ ability to effectively participate in saving their housing
  • Conduct activities intended to connect clients to wrap-around community resources.
  • Initiate, foster, and nurture relationships with new and existing community partners to best serve the needs of those in danger of losing housing.
  • Perform general initial factual intake to determine whether the applicant for service is income, resource, and case type eligibility.
  • Transfer eligible callers to the appropriate advocate, or create call back records for advocates, to allow for completion of the intake process.
  • Design and implement community legal education activities, including workshops, pamphlets, and presentations to community groups.
  • Maintain accurate and complete case files and complete forms required by program policies.
  • Actively participate in staff and planning meetings, task forces, and trainings as required.
  • Maintain accurate and complete files and prepare timely and complete forms and records required for client services or related administrative tasks. Enter accurate data into electronic case management systems.
  • All other duties as required by the agency.

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. 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 Community Resource Coordinator-Lexington.


Community Resource Coordinator - Ombudsman Assistant - Ashland Office

Summary: Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG) seeks a Community Resource Coordinator (CRC) for its Ashland, KY based office. The CRC will assist LABG’s long term care ombudsman staff in providing supportive services to nursing home residents impacted by substance abuse. The CRC will advocate for the rights of nursing home residents and help connect them to resources and other support services to mitigate the impact of substance abuse.

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.
  • Data entry and clerical duties; etc.
  • 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/Legal Studies or Social Work, 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 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 CRC Ombudsman Assistant-Ashland.


Community Resource Coordinator Intake Specialist - Morehead Office

Summary: Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks a Community Resource Coordinator (CRC) Intake Specialist for its Morehead, KY based office. The CRC Intake Specialist conducts intake interviews, develops client service requests, and determines income, asset and case type eligibility. The CRC Intake Specialist will serve the elderly and other Medicare recipients to connect them to stabilizing public benefits and other support services to mitigate the impact of substance abuse.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform general initial factual intake to determine whether the applicant for service is income, resource, and case type eligible for LABG services.
  • 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.
  • Work directly with the elderly and other Medicare beneficiaries to resolve their public benefits and health insurance problems.
  • Assists with completing benefit applications.
  • Maintain accurate and complete files and prepare timely and complete forms and records required for client services or related administrative tasks. Enter accurate data into electronic case management systems.
  • 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 35 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 CRC Intake Specialist-Morehead.


Staff Attorney

Summary: Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks a full-time Staff Attorney for its Morehead, Kentucky based office. The Staff Attorney will 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 Commonwealth 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.

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.

This is a great opportunity for a recently licensed attorney or an experienced attorney who is looking to continue their practice by serving the civil legal needs of low-income people. The position is open until filled.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Qualified Candidates should send resume and statement of interest to Resumes@lablaw.orgwith the subject line Staff Attorney.


Legal Receptionist - Lexington Office

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks a Legal Receptionist for its Lexington, KY based office with a 50-year history of making a positive impact in Kentucky. The Legal Receptionist will perform front desk duties for the office. In this role, you will answer and redirect phone calls, greet clients and other visitors, schedule appointments, and take accurate messages for attorneys and staff.

 Responsibilities:

  • Welcome clients and visitors upon arrival at reception.
  • Answer, screen, and forward phone calls in a professional manner.
  • Direct the flow of mail, faxes, and deliveries to reach the intended recipients.
  • Assist attorneys and staff with copying, scanning, and faxing documents.
  • 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.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Enter data appropriately in LABG’s electronic case management system.
  • Maintain time records of all work related activities and meticulously enter accurate data on a timely basis into LABG’s electronic case management system.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements, Skill & Abilities include:

  • High School Diploma or GED. Four-year degree from an accredited College or University or an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal or Legal Studies, or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Ability to clearly and accurately communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Familiarity with legal terms, legal documents, and filing.
  • 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 four 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.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Qualified Candidates should send resume and statement of interest to Resumes@lablaw.org with the subject line Legal Receptionist-Lexington


Contract Intake Paralegal Covington Office

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass seeks a temporary Contract Attorney to assist with intake services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The position is intended to be in the Covington office but other locations will be considered.  The Attorneywill screen clients for legal eligibility and provide counsel & advice or brief services where appropriate. Areas of 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.
It is anticipated that the position will be for 15 hours per week, but may be available for up to 35 hours per week.Daily hours will vary from 8:30am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday to meet intake call volumes. The contract will run through the end of the year. 
 
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 work a flexible daily schedule with work hours ranging between 8:30am to 6:00pm
  • Ability to use office and computer technology, including case management and word processing software.
Qualified Candidates should send resume and statement of interest to Resumes@lablaw.org with the subject line Contract Intake Paralegal-Covington
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