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Full-Time Foreclosure Prevention Attorney

Mountain State Justice is a nationally recognized, non-profit law office with offices in Charleston and Clarksburg, West Virginia, with a commitment to aggressively and creatively protecting the rights of low-income West Virginians.  MSJ currently has an opening for a full-time foreclosure prevention attorney.  The attorney will represent low-income West Virginians in litigation, focusing on preventing foreclosures throughout West Virginia and addressing homeownership-related needs in the flood-stricken areas.  The attorney can be located in either the Charleston or Clarksburg, WV office.

Applicants should be self-directed, energetic, have a demonstrated commitment to public interest work, and have strong writing and analytic skills.  Litigation and consumer law experience is strongly preferred.

West Virginia Bar admission is not immediately required: An attorney licensed in another state/jurisdiction may work in legal services for two years based on that out-of-state certification.  Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits. Mountain State Justice has a commitment to diversity in hiring.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to:

Hiring Committee
1031 Quarrier St., Suite 200
Charleston, WV 25301
Fax: 304-344-3145
tina@msjlaw.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Full-Time Foreclosure Prevention Paralegal

Mountain State Justice has an opening for a full-time paralegal who is dedicated to outreach and support related to foreclosure prevention and flood relief assistance. This paralegal will contact homeowners throughout the State facing foreclosure to ensure that they have access to free legal representation and advice. The paralegal will also collaborate with partner organizations to ensure assistance for homeowners in need and to ensure that flood victims have access to MSJ’s legal services. The paralegal will further conduct intake and provide paralegal support on foreclosure prevention and flood relief litigation.

The successful applicant will be comfortable working in a fast-paced, non-profit legal services organization, with excellent typing skills, the ability to draft of legal documents, broad knowledge of state and federal court procedures, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task. The paralegal should be a self-starter, an independent and dependable worker, and have a commitment to serving low-income West Virginians.  Mountain State Justice has a commitment to diversity in hiring. Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Hiring Committee
1031 Quarrier St., Suite 200
Charleston, WV 25301
Fax: 304-344-3145
tina@msjlaw.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Legal Interns

We accept applications for legal interns in both our Charleston and Clarksburg offices.  To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter indicating your interest in the position and any location preference, resume and writing sample to:

Jennifer Wagner
Mountain State Justice
215 South Third Street, Suite 901
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Fax: 304-326-0189
jennifer@msjlaw.org

Fellowships

We sponsor post-graduate fellows who wish to join our team.  Potential fellows should contact us to ensure that we are a good fit for their project, at: Jennifer Wagner, Managing Attorney, (304)326-0188, jennifer@msjlaw.org.