WCL has just published a “mid-month” issue of the Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse, which can be found here. It includes new policy positions in the JD/Bar Not Required and Out-of-Town sections

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The Legal Clinic seeks a Senior Staff Attorney with 4 – 7 years’ experience for its Family Law practice.  See the full announcement here.

The Center for Public Representation is seeking a public policy associate in our Washington, D.C. office to help lead our advocacy with Congress, federal agencies, and state grassroots advocates on critical issues like Medicaid and access to healthcare, community integration, employment of people with disabilities and inclusive education. The full job description is attached and available here.

The Christian Legal Aid of DC (“CLADC”) is seeking a full-time law clerk for the summer of 2018. CLADC was formed in 2007 to provide free and low-cost legal services to low-income individuals and families, and it uses this platform to share the love of Christ with its clients. It conducts four legal aid clinics around the District each month and provides advice, services, and representation in landlord/tenant, child custody/support, public benefits, and expungement matters, among other practice areas. For more information about CLADC, please visit its website, www.cladc.org.

While the position is unpaid, it offers a small stipend (if the student does not obtain funding for his or her work with CLADC from his or her law school or another source). Also, if needed, CLADC may be able to arrange for low-cost or potentially even free housing. A rising 3L is preferred for the position, but rising 2Ls are also encouraged to apply.

The clerk will assist CLADC’s executive director and managing attorney, primarily by performing tasks related to ongoing cases, including meeting with clients, interviewing witnesses, performing legal research, and drafting various case-related documents. The clerk will also have the opportunity to go to court with CLADC’s staff and potentially assist in depositions and trials. The clerk may also be given tasks related to administrative, event-planning, and fundraising matters from time-to-time.

If you’re interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume to CLADC at info@christianlegalaid-dc.org by April 1st, and preferably earlier to guarantee consideration.

The Mississippi Center for Justice is looking for two attorneys to do fair housing work for new HUD grants.  See the announcements here: Entry Level Housing and Experienced Housing Attorney.

Interns will work primarily at Harvard during the summer months on Clinic cases of individuals seeking asylum and other humanitarian protections, as well as on policy advocacy and appellate litigation.  See the full announcement here.

Applicants are requested to submit the following materials to Jordana Arias:

  • Résumé
  • Short cover letter detailing any prior relevant experience (including any immigration, asylum or clinical education experiences) and explaining their interest in the Clinic
  • Informal transcript
  • The contact information of two references

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Christian Legal Aid of DC (“CLADC”) is seeking to hire a Managing Attorney, beginning as soon as possible. CLADC was formed in 2007 to provide free and low-cost legal services to low-income individuals and families, and it uses this platform to share the love of Christ. It conducts four legal aid clinics around the District each month and provides advice, services, and representation in landlord/tenant, child custody/support, public benefits, and expungement matters, among other practice areas. For more information about CLADC, please visit its website, www.cladc.org.

The job description below is not meant to be exhaustive, as the nature of the work requires the Managing Attorney to exhibit flexibility and innovation, but it contains the position’s primary duties and expectations.

  1.             General
  2. a)   Relationships with CLADC members.  The Managing Attorney will maintain a good relationship with the Executive Director, Office Administrator, and Board of Directors, and will report directly to the Executive Director.  The Managing Attorney will also be expected to establish and maintain good relationships with other staff, supporters, clients, volunteers and donors.
  3. b)  Christ-Like Example.  The Managing Attorney, relying on his or her faith and relationship with Jesus Christ, should be an example to the volunteers and other staff of loving the poor and assisting them with their legal and spiritual needs.
  4. c)   Schedule.  The position is full-time, and the Managing Attorney is expected to work the hours necessary to accomplish the tasks of the position.
  5.             Program Services
  6. a)Legal Work.  The Managing Attorney will be expected to develop and/or maintain an expertise in two to three practice areas and maintain a caseload in the designated areas (preferred practice areas include landlord/tenant, child custody/support, public benefits, expungements, estate planning, probate, and employment law); provide trainings in those practice areas on at least a quarterly or biannual basis to a group of pro bono attorneys; and supervise and provide mentorship to CLADC pro bono attorneys willing to provide brief services or extended representation in the those areas.
  7. b)Clinics. Along with the Executive Director and Office Administrator, the Managing Attorney will ensure that CLADC’s legal aid clinics are run smoothly, particularly as they relate to the provision of legal services in the Managing Attorney’s practice areas.  This will involve:
  8.      Marketing the clinics to potential clients and organizations that may refer clients in the Managing Attorney’s practice areas;
  9. Attending at least two clinic dates per quarter and conducting interviews, or being available to answer questions for volunteers who conduct interviews;

iii.    Ensuring the data from the clinics (e.g., client and volunteer attendance, etc.) is recorded and preserved properly; and;

  1. Seeking to grow and improve the quality of the clinics.
  2. c)Miscellaneous. The Managing Attorney will also be responsible for, among other things: assisting with CLADC’s annual events, including Do More 24, Client Story Night, Faith & Law Lecture, and the Fall Fundraising Banquet; developing a familiarity with practice areas outside the Managing Attorney’s expertise but relevant to CLADC’s work; cultivating and maintaining relationships with other legal and non-legal professionals in and outside of CLADC’s network for the purpose of improving the quality and quantity of services to CLADC’s clients; referring cases to CLADC’s pro bono attorneys; developing training materials; and assisting with fundraising. The Managing Attorney will also be responsible for any other activities as may be reasonably determined by the Executive Director.

 III.            Requirements/Qualifications

  1. a)   Acceptance of basic orthodox, ecumenical Christian beliefs—for example, as described in the Apostles’ Creed;
  2. b)   At least three to five years of experience working in a legal services or law firm setting preferred;
  3. c)   Experience in at least one or two areas of poverty law (e.g., landlord/tenant, public benefits, child custody/support, etc.) preferred;
  4. d)   Exceptional organizational, verbal and written communication, and leadership skills;
  5. e)Self-starter with strong initiative;
  6. f)Discipline with priorities; and
  7. g)Membership or current eligibility for membership with the DC Bar
  8.             Salary and Benefits
  9. a)Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience;
  10. b)Healthcare coverage; and
  11. c)Federal holidays and paid vacation and sick leave
  12.             To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (including one pastoral reference) via email to:

Robert G. Rose, Executive Director

Christian Legal Aid of DC

907 Maryland Ave NE

Washington, DC 20002

rob.rose@christianlegalaid-dc.org