Join Our Team

Consumer Litigation & Bankruptcy Attorney

Mountain State Justice is a nationally recognized, non-profit law office with offices in Charleston, Beckley, and Morgantown, West Virginia, with a commitment to aggressively and creatively protecting the rights of low-income West Virginians. MSJ views consumer bankruptcy as a central tool to help our low-income clients attain economic stability and challenge illegal or unjust debt burdens.  MSJ seeks to hire a full-time attorney to represent low-income West Virginians in bankruptcy court in Charleston and Huntington, and in civil consumer litigation, focusing on foreclosure prevention. The position is preferred for our Charleston office, but requests for other locations will be considered. Applicants should be self-directed, energetic, committed to working with low-income clients, and have strong writing and analytic skills. Consumer bankruptcy experience, civil litigation experience, and/or clerkship experience is preferred.

West Virginia Bar admission is not immediately required: An attorney licensed in another state/jurisdiction may work in legal services for up to five 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 Rachel Kerns, Office Administrator, at rachel@msjlaw.org.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Legal Interns/Externs

We are now accepting applications for term-time interns/externs for the Fall of 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019. 

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:

Rachel Kerns
Office Administrator
rachel@msjlaw.org
1217 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Fax: 304-344-3145

Fellowships

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@msjlaw.org.