See the March 2018 issue here.


WCL has just published a “mid-month” issue of the Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse, which can be found here. It includes new policy positions in the JD/Bar Not Required and Out-of-Town sections

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.

The Christian Legal Aid of DC (“CLADC”) is seeking to hire a Managing Attorney, beginning as soon as possible. CLADC was formed in 2007 to provide free and low-cost legal services to low-income individuals and families, and it uses this platform to share the love of Christ. It conducts four legal aid clinics around the District each month and provides advice, services, and representation in landlord/tenant, child custody/support, public benefits, and expungement matters, among other practice areas. For more information about CLADC, please visit its website,

The job description below is not meant to be exhaustive, as the nature of the work requires the Managing Attorney to exhibit flexibility and innovation, but it contains the position’s primary duties and expectations.

  1.             General
  2. a)   Relationships with CLADC members.  The Managing Attorney will maintain a good relationship with the Executive Director, Office Administrator, and Board of Directors, and will report directly to the Executive Director.  The Managing Attorney will also be expected to establish and maintain good relationships with other staff, supporters, clients, volunteers and donors.
  3. b)  Christ-Like Example.  The Managing Attorney, relying on his or her faith and relationship with Jesus Christ, should be an example to the volunteers and other staff of loving the poor and assisting them with their legal and spiritual needs.
  4. c)   Schedule.  The position is full-time, and the Managing Attorney is expected to work the hours necessary to accomplish the tasks of the position.
  5.             Program Services
  6. a)Legal Work.  The Managing Attorney will be expected to develop and/or maintain an expertise in two to three practice areas and maintain a caseload in the designated areas (preferred practice areas include landlord/tenant, child custody/support, public benefits, expungements, estate planning, probate, and employment law); provide trainings in those practice areas on at least a quarterly or biannual basis to a group of pro bono attorneys; and supervise and provide mentorship to CLADC pro bono attorneys willing to provide brief services or extended representation in the those areas.
  7. b)Clinics. Along with the Executive Director and Office Administrator, the Managing Attorney will ensure that CLADC’s legal aid clinics are run smoothly, particularly as they relate to the provision of legal services in the Managing Attorney’s practice areas.  This will involve:
  8.      Marketing the clinics to potential clients and organizations that may refer clients in the Managing Attorney’s practice areas;
  9. Attending at least two clinic dates per quarter and conducting interviews, or being available to answer questions for volunteers who conduct interviews;

iii.    Ensuring the data from the clinics (e.g., client and volunteer attendance, etc.) is recorded and preserved properly; and;

  1. Seeking to grow and improve the quality of the clinics.
  2. c)Miscellaneous. The Managing Attorney will also be responsible for, among other things: assisting with CLADC’s annual events, including Do More 24, Client Story Night, Faith & Law Lecture, and the Fall Fundraising Banquet; developing a familiarity with practice areas outside the Managing Attorney’s expertise but relevant to CLADC’s work; cultivating and maintaining relationships with other legal and non-legal professionals in and outside of CLADC’s network for the purpose of improving the quality and quantity of services to CLADC’s clients; referring cases to CLADC’s pro bono attorneys; developing training materials; and assisting with fundraising. The Managing Attorney will also be responsible for any other activities as may be reasonably determined by the Executive Director.

 III.            Requirements/Qualifications

  1. a)   Acceptance of basic orthodox, ecumenical Christian beliefs—for example, as described in the Apostles’ Creed;
  2. b)   At least three to five years of experience working in a legal services or law firm setting preferred;
  3. c)   Experience in at least one or two areas of poverty law (e.g., landlord/tenant, public benefits, child custody/support, etc.) preferred;
  4. d)   Exceptional organizational, verbal and written communication, and leadership skills;
  5. e)Self-starter with strong initiative;
  6. f)Discipline with priorities; and
  7. g)Membership or current eligibility for membership with the DC Bar
  8.             Salary and Benefits
  9. a)Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience;
  10. b)Healthcare coverage; and
  11. c)Federal holidays and paid vacation and sick leave
  12.             To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (including one pastoral reference) via email to:

Robert G. Rose, Executive Director

Christian Legal Aid of DC

907 Maryland Ave NE

Washington, DC 20002

The Washington Council of Lawyers has published its February 2018 Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse listing attorney, fellowship, internship, and law clerk positions with public interest organizations.  The Newsletter can be found here.

Yale Law School’s Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic has two openings for legal fellows to work as supervising attorneys, starting July 1.  More information regarding the positions is available here:  The deadline to apply has been extended until February 20.

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks a Staff Attorney to support its robust Pro Bono 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 The Staff Attorney will provide general support for Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Program. Legal Aid’s wide-ranging Pro Bono Program includes, among other things, several specialized projects with individual law firms in the District, hundreds of case referrals each year to pro bono counsel throughout the D.C. legal community, volunteer lawyers who conduct interviews with prospective clients and staff clinics, loaned associates who are embedded at Legal Aid for rotations, co-counseling arrangements, and much more.

The Staff Attorney also will be responsible for, among other things: developing familiarity with all of Legal Aid’s practice areas; building and maintaining relationships with D.C. law firms and lawyers throughout the community engaged in pro bono work; facilitating the creation of pro bono partnerships and projects; referring cases to pro bono attorneys at participating law firms and through the Federal Government Pro Bono Program; developing training materials and coordinating training opportunities for pro bono attorneys; managing data in Legal Aid’s intake and client management system; coordinating with legal services providers to facilitate case referrals; and, conducting general intake in Legal Aid’s main office in Northwest D.C. as well as its community office in Southeast.

Qualifications The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Exceptional organizational, written and oral communication, and leadership skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with Legal Aid colleagues, other legal services providers, and law firm attorneys;
  • A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice;
  • Experience in a law firm setting or in legal services, or both, preferred; and
  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish or another language a plus.

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

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 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. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Position remains open until filled. Please submit your resume and cover letter here: