Children’s Law Center (DC) Staff Attorney position opening

January 9, 2013

Children’s Law Center (CLC) (Washington, DC) invites applications for a full-time Staff Attorney to work with CLC’s Healthy Together to begin immediately.

Children’s Law Center works to give every child in the District of Columbia a solid foundation of family, health, and education. We are the largest provider of free legal services in the District and the only to focus on children. Our 80-person staff partners with local pro bono attorneys to serve more than 2,000 at-risk children each year. We use this expertise to advocate for changes in the District’s laws, policies, and programs. Learn more at

CLC’s Healthy Together is a medical-legal partnership for DC’s children. CLC partners with Children’s National Medical Center and Mary’s Center to help poor children and their families overcome barriers to good health by holding agencies, landlords, and schools accountable for inappropriate school programs, the failure to provide medically necessary services, and illegal, unhealthy housing conditions.

Position Description

The Staff Attorney will represent parents and caregivers in education/special education, health care access and housing matters. The Staff Attorney will also be responsible for conducting intakes with potential clients, providing advice and referral information, and performing community outreach activities. The Staff Attorney will work out of CLC as well as within a medical clinic setting.

Requirements and Qualifications

• Intellectual aptitude and curiosity

• Excellent analytical ability

• Strong writing ability

• Commitment to working with low-income clients

• Persistence/diligence

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Spanish-speaking proficiency required

• DC Bar membership or eligibility to waive into the DC Bar required

• Car, driver’s license and auto insurance required

Applications should include a cover letter, current resume, legal writing sample and list of references. Applications will be received until January 25, 2013. Interviews will be scheduled during January and February 2013. No phone calls. Applications should be submitted to: Healthy Together Staff Attorney Selection Committee Children’s Law Center 616 H Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20001


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