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Posted 8/7/18

  • Managing a statewide help-line for tenants who have questions about the eviction process.  We expect that providing advice to tenants through the helpline will be the fellow’s primary responsibility.
  • Recruiting, training and, where necessary, helping to coordinate pro bono attorneys to represent tenants in eviction cases, especially in Hampton Roads.
  • Assisting with CARE meetings, communications and presentations.
  • Advocating for appropriate legislative changes with the VPLC housing attorney.
  • Member of Virginia Bar or eligible for reciprocity.
  • At least two years’ experience litigating cases on behalf of tenants or other low-income or underserved populations.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice.


The Virginia Poverty Law Center is accepting applications for the Kelly-Bennett CARE Fellow, a two-year fellowship to support VPLC’s work in the Campaign to Reduce Evictions (CARE).  CARE is a statewide, multi-year campaign to reduce the eviction rates across Virginia.  According to data collected by Princeton Professor Matthew Desmond and his team, the average eviction rate in Virginia is more than double the national average, and five of the ten largest cities with the highest eviction rates in the country are in central Virginia and Hampton Roads.  Through CARE, Virginians from a variety of professions, backgrounds and regions of the state are coming together to try to find solutions to this crisis.

The Kelly-Bennett CARE Fellow will support the campaign goals by:


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

Posted 8/3/18

Mid to Senior-Level Energy Attorney (WDC)

The Washington, D.C. office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a mid-level associate, senior associate, or counsel for its growing national energy law practice. The candidate should have at least five years of FERC-related experience, including experience on natural gas rate cases and certificate matters.  FERC electric rate-making and hydroelectric licensing experience is a plus, but is not required.

The associate or counsel will work on natural gas pipeline rate and certificate cases for a nation-wide mix of clients.  He or she will interact directly with clients with the goal of quickly taking on responsibility to manage aspects of even complex cases independently.  He or she will also be given the training and resources to begin developing their own clients.

Candidates must have a J.D. and local bar membership is a plus.  Prior law firm experience or employment at FERC is not required, but would be very beneficial.

To apply, please go to and upload a cover letter addressed to Lauren Zimmer, Lawyer Recruiting Manager; resume; and law school transcript. Please specify how you heard about this position in your cover letter.

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