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Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Ky., Inc.
Prestonsburg, Kentucky, United States
27 days ago


AppalReD Legal Aid is recruiting for a medical-legal partnership (MLP) staff attorney in its Prestonsburg office located at 120 N. Front Avenue, Prestonsburg, KY.  For over 50 years, this well-established legal services program has been serving low-income and other vulnerable clients in a 37-county area, which includes the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky and the rolling hills of south-central Kentucky.

AppalReD Legal Aid and Big Sandy Health Care have formed an MLP to help address the social determinants of health for disadvantaged residents of the Big Sandy region.  The MLP staff attorney will handle a caseload for Big Sandy Health Care patients focusing on traditional poverty law areas like family, consumer, public benefits, housing, and expungement; provide training to Big Sandy Health Care staff on identifying legal needs; develop and maintain collaborative relationships with Big Sandy Health Care staff; and help develop and improve screening and outcome-measurement tools. The MLP staff attorney will work out of AppalReD Legal Aid’s Prestonsburg office and will spend significant time in Big Sandy Health Care’s clinics.

Applicants should have a strong interest in serving the legal needs of low-income people, a special desire to work in a rural area, and a particular interest in the problems of Appalachia.  Admission to practice law in Kentucky or eligibility for limited admission under Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 2.112 if admitted in another state is preferred, but May 2022 law school graduates will be considered.  Salary ranges from $43,189 to $64,650 depending on experience with generous benefits and leave time.

Interested applicants should apply to Robert C. Johns, Executive Director, AppalReD Legal Aid, 120 N. Front Avenue, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 or via email at robertj@ardfky.org. Applicants should send a resume under a cover letter indicating the specific nature of their interest in the position and particularly in working in a rural area.  Applicants should also enclose a writing sample and list of references.  Selected applicants will be asked to visit the Prestonsburg office.  For further information and questions, interested applicants may call Robert C. Johns at (606) 886-9876, ext. 1247.

Submission Deadline:  Friday, July 29, 2022

An Equal Opportunity Employer      

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63789154
  • Location:
    Prestonsburg, Kentucky, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Ky., Inc.
  • Job Function: Attorney
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Juris Doctor Degree

AppalReD Legal Aid staff has been involved in significant representation of clients and client groups leading to the liberalization of standards for black lung benefits, establishment of shelters for victims of domestic violence, incorporation of and assistance to economic development groups, and development of due process procedures for utility cutoffs. AppalReD Legal Aid has also served thousands of low-income clients with their day-to-day needs in the traditional areas of poverty law representation including housing, con...

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