Attorney – Univ. Legal Services

October 5, 2010

University Legal Services, Inc., Protection and Advocacy Program (ULS) has an immediate opening for a full-time attorney position.

The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing direct legal representation and advocacy to individuals with mental illness;
  • Providing legal representation in on-going class-action law suits, including institutional reform litigation;
  • Providing technical legal assistance, outreach, and training to providers, government agencies, consumer groups, and persons with disabilities;
  • Conducting investigations of alleged abuse and neglect of individuals with mental illness;
  • Conducting outreach and community legal education workshops for individuals with mental illness, including individuals in psychiatric hospitals.

Generous legal services salary scale, depending on experience.

ULS is a private, non-profit organization that serves as the District of Columbia’s federally mandated protection and advocacy system for the human, legal and service rights of people with disabilities.  We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, political belief, creed, national origin, marital status, or disability.

Position will remain open until filled.  Interested applicants please email resume, cover letter, three references, and a writing sample to:

Jennifer Lav
University Legal Services, Inc.
220 I Street, N.E., Suite 130
Washington, D.C. 20002

For more details, please consult the flyer.


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