Employment Justice Center – 1/2 time attorney position

January 8, 2013

The Employment Justice Center (EJC) is seeking a half-time Wage Theft Enforcement Attorney for its Legal Services program.  The EJC’s mission is to secure, protect and promote workplace justice in the D.C. metropolitan area.  We have a vibrant legal services program through which we provide advice, counsel and representation to over 1,200 low-wage workers each year.  We do so through our Workers’ Rights Clinics, in-house representation and pro bono referral.  For more information about the EJC, please see our website at www.dcejc.org.

The EJC is seeking a Wage Theft Enforcement Attorney to enforce judgements obtained by the EJC on behalf of low-wage workers.  Responsibilities include managing an active individual caseload, co-counseling with EJC staff and pro bono counsel, and working in conjunction with other EJC programs as needed. Limited evening hours may be required in order to participate in the Workers’ Rights Clinics and to occasionally attend work-related meetings.  

A J.D. is required, as is at least one to three years of litigation experience, which must include the practice of collections law.  A high level of proficiency or fluency in Spanish is required for the position.  Some prior experience representing low income populations is preferred. Membership in the D.C. bar is required.  Membership in the Maryland and/or Virginia bar is a plus. 


Salary will be commensurate with experience.  A generous benefits package including health and dental insurance and annual paid vacation is provided.  An application for the position should contain a cover letter, resume, writing sample and list of at least two references.  The application should be sent to Laura Brown, Esq. at the Employment Justice Center.  Applications may be sent by mail, fax or email (information below).  No phone calls, pleaseEmail is preferred, but all forms of application will be accepted.

No references will be contacted without prior notification and permission from the applicant.  Absolute confidentiality of all applicants is guaranteed.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The EJC is an equal employment opportunity employer and will hire without regard to applicants’ race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, transgender status, familial responsibilities, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, receipt of public benefits, or any other characteristic that is protected under D.C. or federal law.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Brown at lbrown@dcejc.org.

Employment Justice Center, 1413 K St NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005,                                     (202) 828-9190 (fax) –  lbrown@dcejc.org


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