HOUSING LEGAL SERVICES ATTORNEY POSITION AT BREAD FOR THE CITY

March 18, 2015

Bread for the City’s Legal Clinic is seeking a full-time attorney with 0-3 years’ experience for our Housing Law practice. Specifically, the attorney will work in our Housing Right to Counsel Pilot Project, a new joint initiative with two other local legal services providers. The project will focus on expanding access to representation to tenants in subsidized housing at risk of eviction. The attorney will work several days per week in a court-based office at the Landlord/Tenant Branch of D.C. Superior Court, providing representation to tenants referred for emergency matters and to tenants identified ahead of time through a targeted outreach effort. The attorney will also conduct advocacy, education and other outreach activities.

Qualifications:

– Member of the D.C. Bar or eligible to waive in (no 2015 law school graduates will be considered);

– Strong organizational, research, and oral and written communication skills;

– Litigation experience;

– Ability to proceed effectively in court with little time for preparation;

– Adept at working collaboratively with other staff and interacting with a wide variety of people;

– Comfortable working in an open work environment, with no private offices for staff;

– Self-motivated;

– High degree of flexibility;

– Sense of humor;

– Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice;

– Prior experience in a legal services or other public interest setting highly desirable;

– Some knowledge or experience in housing law a plus;

– Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred but not required.

Compensation:

Bread for the City offers competitive non-profit salaries based on experience and a generous benefits package.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter that speaks to your interest and qualifications, as well as a resume, to: work@breadforthecity.org with “Housing Attorney” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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