Mountain State Justice, a non-profit, public interest legal services office, is hiring for a full-time paralegal in our Morgantown office. The hired individual will provide legal support to two attorneys in a fast-paced environment. Qualifications include attention to detail; ability to multi-task; excellent typing and proof-reading skills; ability to draft legal documents; broad knowledge of state and federal court procedures, including use of CM/ECF; comfort with technology, including case management software, Adobe Pro, and Microsoft Office; organizational skills; dependable worker with strong work ethic; ability to work as part of a team; and commitment to working with low income clients and clients with disabilities and other challenges. Candidates should have at least three years of paralegal experience and/or significant paralegal training. Knowledge of West Virginia social service system and experience working with low income or high needs clients is a significant plus.
Mountain State Justice values diversity, and encourages applications from people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and other minority candidates.
Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter explaining your interest, and three references to Rachel Kerns, at rachel(at)msjlaw.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the job to be filled as soon as possible.
We are now accepting applications for term-time interns/externs for the Fall & Winter of 2019 and Spring & Summer 2020.
We accept applications for legal interns in each of our offices (Beckley, Charleston, and Morgantown). To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter indicating your interest in the position and any location preference, resume and writing sample with the subject line “Intern/Extern Application” to:
1217 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
We sponsor post-graduate fellows who wish to join our team. Potential fellows should contact Jennifer Wagner, Co-Director, to ensure that we are a good fit for their project, at: (304)326-0188 or jennifer(at)msjlaw.org.