Children’s Law Center (DC) – Staff Attorney Position

August 8, 2014

CLC’s Healthy Together is a medical-legal partnership for DC’s children. CLC partners with Children’s National Health System and Mary’s Center to help vulnerable 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.

The Staff Attorney will represent parents and caregivers in education/special education, health care access and housing matters. Given that many clients are Spanish-speaking, the Staff Attorney must be proficient in both written and spoken Spanish. The Staff Attorney will also be responsible for conducting intakes with potential clients, providing advice and referral information, and conducting trainings for medical partners and parents/caregivers. The Staff Attorney will work out of CLC as well as within a medical clinic setting.

Requirements and Qualifications

Spanish-speaking and writing proficiency required
Intellectual aptitude and curiosity
Excellent analytical ability
Strong writing ability
Commitment to working with low-income clients
Persistence/diligence
Excellent interpersonal skills
DC Bar membership or eligibility to waive into the DC Bar required
Car, driver’s license and auto insurance required

Application Instructions:

Applications should include a cover letter, current resume, Spanish writing sample, legal writing sample and list of three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews will be scheduled during August 2014. 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
jobs@childrenslawcenter.org
(fax) (202) 467-4949

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