The Legal Clinic seeks to hire an attorney for our a two-year housing advocacy fellowship  to tackle local housing issues from a policy/systemic advocacy perspective.

The Legal Clinic’s Spitzer Affordable Housing Advocacy Fellowship is a two-year opportunity for an attorney who has between two and six years of practice experience and who is committed to housing justice in the District of Columbia. The Fellow will work on promoting policy, budget and programmatic solutions that will lead to a greater quantity and improved quality of housing that is truly affordable to DC’s lowest income residents. The Fellow’s focus primarily will be on housing that is locally or federally
publicly-funded or supported. The Fellow also will participate in our Attorney of the Day program to field emergency calls and maintain a small caseload of housing cases, so that her or his advocacy will be informed by client experiences.


The Mississippi Center for Justice is looking for two attorneys to do fair housing work for new HUD grants.  See the announcements here: Entry Level Housing and Experienced Housing Attorney.

Legal Counsel for the Elderly is hiring a staff attorney for its eviction prevention team.  See the full announcement here. 

January 18, 2018

Maryland Legal Aid’s Metropolitan Maryland Office in Prince George’s County office has an immediate opening for two staff attorneys.  All vacancies are in the General Unit practice, which handles housing, consumer, public benefits, and family law matters (as well as some limited employment cases).

Duties include handling a wide range of cases and representing low-income clients in court and administrative hearings.  Additional responsibilities include assisting with outreach, community education, and intake.  Areas of practice focus on consumer, housing, public benefits and family law.  Geographic coverage is Prince George’s and Howard Counties (local travel required).

Highest consideration given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to public interest law and worked with low-income populations in a legal services setting.  Preference given to those who are already licensed to practice law.  Applicants who are proficient in Spanish are encouraged to apply.  Applications may be submitted through an on-line system (Go to and then click on “Careers” at the bottom).  Individuals may also e-mail their cover letters and resumes to  directly to Sabrina B. Wear, Supervising Attorney,

MLA is a unionized workplace and salary placement is determined by collective bargaining agreement.

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks a Supervising Attorney or experienced Staff Attorney to support its eviction prevention work through the Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program. Legal Aid was formed in 1932 to “provide legal aid and counsel to indigent persons in civil law matters and to encourage measures by which the law may better protect and serve their needs.” Legal Aid is the oldest general civil legal services program in the District of Columbia. The largest part of our work is comprised of individual representation in housing, domestic violence/family, public benefits, and consumer law. From the experiences of our clients, we identify opportunities for law reform, public policy advocacy, and systemic reform litigation. For more information about Legal Aid please visit our website,, and our blog, www.MakingJusticeReal.Org.

Tasks and Duties

Legal Aid has a broad and energetic housing practice. We prioritize cases involving prevention of avoidable evictions, efforts to address dangerous or unhealthful housing conditions, and the preservation of affordable housing and public and assisted housing. In addition to an active litigation docket, we engage in significant efforts to address public policy issues impacting our clients’ access to and retention of safe and affordable housing. Our unit is currently staffed by three supervising attorneys, eight staff attorneys including one senior staff attorney, three “loaned associates” from law firms, and two legal assistants.

Housing attorneys work out of Legal Aid’s central office and its community office in Southeast DC. They also staff two of Legal Aid’s signature projects: our Court-Based Legal Services Project, which sites a legal services office in Landlord-Tenant Court to provide same-day representation in eviction cases, and our Housing Right to Counsel Project, which seeks to reduce eviction of low-income tenants living in subsidized housing by significantly expanding their access to legal services.

An experienced staff attorney would handle a caseload of housing cases, perform intakes, and engage in community outreach, policy advocacy, and systemic reform efforts. An experienced attorney also might assist in supervising volunteer interns and law firm loaned associates

A Supervising Attorney would co-supervise the housing unit staff while handling an individual caseload, providing management assistance, working on policy advocacy, conducting intakes, and helping to shape the direction of Legal Aid’s housing law unit.


The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Significant experience in legal services, preferably in housing law;
  • Prior supervisory experience;
  • Strong litigation, organizational, communication, and leadership skills;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with other staff;
  • A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice; and
  • Bilingual skills strongly preferred but not required.

Membership or eligibility for membership in the DC bar is required.

The ideal Staff Attorney candidate will have practiced for two to three years in legal services, with a background in housing law. The ideal Supervising Attorney candidate will have significant experience in a legal services housing practice and prior supervisory experience.

Salary and Benefits

The attorney will be paid in accordance with Legal Aid’s attorney salary scale. Legal Aid also offers a competitive benefits package.

To Apply

Legal Aid values an inclusive, diverse workplace and encourages applications from all interested persons of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. We strongly encourage applications from people with personal experience with the criminal justice system and/or with lived experiences in the communities we serve. Please submit your resume and cover letter here: Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Position remains open until filled.

NLSP seeks a staff attorney with at least two years of housing, community development or business law experience (law school clinical experience may count). The Staff Attorney for this project should be able to demonstrate past experience with empowering low-income communities and independent problem solving. The Staff Attorney will advise organizational clients and attend, on average, one weekly client meeting in evenings or on weekends at residents’ buildings all across D.C.

See the Announcement here.

                The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization of Yale Law School (LSO) invites applications for its 2018 Summer Fellowship program. Applications will be accepted from December 4, 2017 and reviewed on a rolling basis. LSO is the main organization at Yale Law School providing legal representation to individuals and organizations in need of legal assistance but unable to afford private attorneys.  During the academic year, law students work closely with clinical faculty members to represent clients in a wide range of litigation and non-litigation matters, helping to fill a critical need in legal services delivery for poor and marginalized communities in Connecticut.  LSO seeks to hire 20-25 Summer Fellows to work with clinical faculty in order to continue this client representation. These are paid positions, with a salary of $6,960 for 12 weeks of full-time work ($14.50/hour). The Fellowship will run from May 22 to August 17, 2018, with some flexibility as to start and end dates.  Part-time work or full-time work for a portion of the Fellowship period may also be possible.

                Summer Fellows can expect to have a range of challenging and rewarding lawyering experiences during the course of their time at LSO, including client interviewing and counseling; factual development of cases; researching and writing legal memoranda; drafting of contracts and other legal instruments; interacting with opposing counsel, government actors, and community stakeholders; and negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.  In several of our clinics, students will make court appearances to argue motions or present evidence.  Fellows will work under the direct supervision of clinical faculty members and supervising attorneys, and will have significant responsibility for each case or project on which they work.  In addition, faculty members will host a weekly series of presentations and discussions for the Fellows on the work of the clinics, public interest lawyering, and other topics of interest.

                LSO clinics perform a wide range of exciting work, including litigation in state and federal court and before administrative agencies, transactional work on behalf of community organizations, and policy and legislative advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels.  For 2018, LSO seeks Summer Fellows for the following clinics:

  • Advanced Sentencing Clinic
  • Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic
  • Ludwig Community and Economic Development Clinic
  • Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Immigration Legal Services Clinic
  • Housing Clinic
  • Veterans Legal Services Clinic
  • Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic

For more information on the work of each of these clinics, please visit

                Students who are eligible for summer funding from their own sources and who need an early decision on their LSO application to qualify for outside support are encouraged to advise LSO of their situation and to request expedited review of their candidacy.

Interested students should email a cover letter specifying the clinic(s) in which you have an interest, a resume, writing sample, transcript, and contact information for two references to (Transcripts, if not immediately available, can be sent after the initial application, but before the submission deadline.) The final deadline to submit application materials is February 10, 2018.  Early applications are encouraged.