Bread for the City – Housing Attorney

April 28, 2016

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 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 2016 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; and
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred but not required;
  • Ability to work with volunteers in a professional and collaborative manner;
  • Familiarity with Google Organization & Productivity Tools (Gmail, Google Docs, Calendar) and/or ability to learn new technology systems;
  • Willingness to learn and carry out Bread for the City’s commitments to social justice and racial equity.

Compensation:

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

 

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a letter that speaks to your interest and qualifications to work@breadforthecity.org with “Housing Attorney” in the subject line.  Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  No phone calls, please.

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