January 10, 2012
Position: D.C. Law Students in Court Program seeks an experienced attorney, licensed in the District of Columbia, as a full time student supervisor in its Civil Division. This contract position begins as soon as possible and will go through June 30, 2012.
Program Description: D.C. Law Students in Court Program (LSIC) is a non-profit legal education/legal services program associated for over 40 years with five major District of Columbia law schools: American, Catholic, Howard, Georgetown and George Washington. LSIC provides free legal services to low-income clients with cases arising in D.C. courts and agencies, and provides third-year law students with a high-quality introduction to the skills of lawyering and advocacy. <www.dclawstudents.org>
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will supervise law students during the intake process as the students interview and counsel clients, and provide advice, referrals and brief services. He or she will also supervise student representation during limited appearances in the Landlord-Tenant Branch of the D.C. Superior Court. Related duties include participating in weekly case acceptance conferences, attending staff meetings, overseeing the accurate and complete input of data in the office’s case management system, and providing in-put and comment towards student grades.
Qualifications: Must be a member of the D.C. Bar, be able to work both independently and as part of a team, have prior landlord-tenant litigation experience, excellent writing and communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Prior legal services background is a plus. Alumni of the LSIC Civil Division are encouraged to apply. Ability to speak Spanish highly desirable though not required.
Salary: $50,000 per annum, prorated to the length of the contract.
Richard C. Goemann, Executive Director
D.C. Law Students in Court Program, Inc.
616 H Street, N.W. Suite 500
Washington DC 20001
Phone: 202/638-4798 Fax: 202/638-0304
Please include a resume, cover letter, writing sample and 3 professional references and indicate “civil supervisor” in the subject heading of any e-mail communications.