Bread for the City Attorney position

August 19, 2016

 

 

Position Description:

Bread for the City is seeking a full-time attorney with 1-3 years’ experience for our Family Law practice. Specifically, we seek an attorney to work in our Child Support Community Legal Services Project – an innovative joint endeavor of Bread for the City and the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. Approximately two days per week, the attorney will staff a legal services office based at the Paternity and Support Branch of D.C. Superior Court, providing immediate, same-day advice and representation to custodial and noncustodial parents in child support cases. The attorney will then retain many of those child support cases for continued representation and will be based the rest of the work week at our Northwest Center. The attorney may also handle a small caseload of other family law cases. In addition, the attorney will 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 work with other staff and interact with a wide variety of people, including volunteers, in a professional and collaborative manner;
  • Comfortable working in an open work environment, with no private offices for staff;
  • Familiarity with Google Organization & Productivity Tools (Gmail, Google Docs,     Calendar) and/or ability to learn new technology systems;
  • High degree of flexibility;
  • Sense of humor;
  • Willingness to learn and carry out Bread for the City’s commitments to social justice and racial equity;
  • Prior experience in a legal services or other public interest setting highly desirable;
  • Some knowledge or experience in child support law a plus; and
  • 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 “Family Law Attorney” in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.

Bread for the City provides low-income residents of Washington, D.C., with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. We recognize that all people share a common humanity, and that all are responsible to themselves and to society as a whole. Therefore, we promote the mutual collaboration of clients, volunteers, donors, staff, and other community partners to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and to rectify the conditions that perpetuate it.

Bread for the City Legal Clinic seeks to ensure better access to justice for low-income individuals in our nation’s capital. The Legal Clinic provides front-line civil legal services primarily in three areas of law: housing, family, and public benefits. Our Family Law practice includes representation in custody, divorce, and child support cases, as well as assistance to survivors of domestic violence in obtaining civil protection orders. Our Family Law Unit is a dedicated team of attorneys with several years of experience in family law and civil legal services.

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