Legal Aid is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Staff Attorney, Family Unit

Staff Attorney, Public Benefits

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Neighborhood Legal Services Program (“NLSP”), a private, non-profit law firm that provides high quality civil legal services to low-income residents of the District of Columbia, seeks to hire a fulltime Staff Attorney with at least three years of family law experience, as well as knowledge of family law practice in the District of Columbia and knowledge of public benefits programs.  See the full announcement here.

Neighborhood Legal Services Program Neighborhood Legal Services Program (“NLSP”), seeks to hire a full time Staff Attorney with at least two years of family law
experience and knowledge of family law practice in the District of Columbia. The Staff Attorney’s primary focus will be family law, with a secondary focus in consumer law. This position will be located in NLSP’s Ward 7 office at 4609 Polk Street NE, Washington, D.C.  See the full announcement here.

See the full announcement here.

Paid summer law clerk position in Maryland Legal Aid Bureau Prince George’s County Office’s general law practice, which handles landlord-tenant/housing, consumer, bankruptcy, elder law, public benefits, and family/domestic violence cases.

The pay rate is $13/hour for rising 2L students and $15/hour for rising 3L students.  This vacancy is not available to law school graduates or practicing attorneys.

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume by COB Monday, May 8th TO:

Sabrina B. Wear

Supervising Attorney
Maryland Legal Aid

Metropolitan Maryland Office

8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 200

Landover, MD 20785

Phone: (301) 560-2145

Fax: (301) 429-8743

E-mail: swear@mdlab.org

www.mdlab.org

Penn State Law is seeking applications for a Supervising Attorney in the Family Law Clinic.  The Clinic is an “in-house” clinic that functions as a small pro bono law firm representing low-income Pennsylvanians in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, custody, protection from abuse, child support and adoption.

This position is involved in the Clinic’s direct legal services to clients and helping supervise the law students who represent those clients.

The Supervising Attorney (SA) will work directly on these cases.  The SA may also assist with running Legal Advice workshops on family law issue; and assist the Director with simulations and other skill-building exercises during the Clinic seminar class. The SA will also cover the Clinic docket during the summer session and other academic year breaks, which may include supervising student work on client matters. The SA is responsible for working together with the Faculty Director to ensure the effective management of the Clinic. During periods of student absence, the SA is entirely or partially responsible for direct casework, including communication with clients, motions and trials.

Vacations will be scheduled around the requirement of maintaining effective case coverage. Some evening and occasional weekend hours will be expected.

In-depth knowledge of Pennsylvania family law and domestic violence required, with preference for those with experience in VAWA work and/or in certain other Clinic practice areas — specifically, divorce economic relief, child custody and support, and campus sexual assault.  Must have a desire to mentor, supervise and train law students in an “in-house” clinical program; a demonstrated passion for social justice and a commitment to working with low-income communities; excellent writing, communication and organizational skills; and the ability to work effectively within diverse stakeholder communities.  Areas of expertise among current staff, as compared to candidates may influence selection criteria. The successful candidate will display excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated knowledge and experience with client-centered lawyering, and outstanding legal practice skills. We seek a candidate who is creative, curious and self-motivated with an ability to anticipate issues and follow-up independently; is an exceptional strategist who can thrive in a collaborative, collegial environment and enjoys thinking through complex legal issues; and exhibits professionalism, drive and tenacity.

This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a J.D. or L.L.B. from an ABA-accredited law school or higher or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

A J.D., admission to Pennsylvania Bar or eligibility to become a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and minimum four years of family law practice experience with substantial trial work preferred. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.  Preferred start date is July 1, 2017.

 Candidates are to apply directly online at: https://psu.jobs/job/70831.

Tahirih Justice Center has an immediate opening for the following in its Falls Church, VA Office:  Managing Attorney, Greater DC:  http://www.tahirih.org/job/managing-attorney/

The Managing Attorney will supervise 5 staff members, including immigration and family law attorneys and paralegals; retain a caseload of approximately 35-40 cases (an estimated 40% of the incumbent’s time is spent on direct service provision, while 60% is devoted to overall management of the local legal department); coordinate the pro bono attorney program; oversee the service seeker, intake, and case acceptance processes; and oversee Greater DC legal training, outreach, and education initiatives.