Bread for the City (DC) Seeks Senior Attorney for its housing practice

November 6, 2015

Bread for the City Legal Clinic seeks an experienced attorney for its housing practice, which consists of a dedicated team of 5 housing attorneys and 1.5 associates loaned from area law firms. The attorneys in the housing practice focus primarily on an innovative project to provide same-day representation to tenants they meet for the first time at court at a critical point in their landlord-tenant case (and many of those cases are retained by our attorneys for continued representation). The Senior Attorney will participate in same-day representation and ongoing casework and help both staff attorneys and loaned associates think through appropriate and innovative legal and non-legal strategies to achieve client goals. The Senior Attorney will also help support housing-related advocacy and policy reform efforts in the District.

Qualifications:

Member of the D.C. Bar or eligible to waive in;

3-5 years of litigation experience;

At least 1 year of experience in a supervisory position;

Knowledge of landlord-tenant law;

Demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice;

High degree of flexibility;

Sense of humor;

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

Ability to work collaboratively with other staff and interact with a wide variety of people;

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

Experience in a legal services or other public interest setting;

Knowledge of or experience with DC housing law a plus; and

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

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