Job added in hotlist
Applied job
Contract job
Recruiter job
Employer job
Expanded search
Apply online not available
Similar Jobs
Washington, DC
Apply Now >
Senior Level Tax Attorney
Kundra & Associates. P.C.
Rockville, MD
Apply Now >
Entry Level Tax Attorney
Kundra & Associates. P.C.
Rockville, MD
Apply Now >
Chief Counsel, Market Regulation Enforcement
Rockville, MD
Apply Now >
Fall Internship
Washington, DC
Apply Now >
View more jobs in Washington, DC
View more jobs in District Of Columbia

Job Details


Company name
DC Bar

2 yrs required

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Apr 25, 2020

Apply for this job


The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center has an opening for a Housing Attorney to help staff our growing housing law practice.  The primary role of this position is to staff the D.C. Right to Housing Initiative (Initiative), including the Housing Right to Counsel Project.  This attorney is the primary staff person on the Initiative that works to plan and administer legal clinics and other projects for the Pro Bono Center to deliver pro bono legal information, advice and representation to low-income individuals in the District of Columbia. This position reports to the Managing Attorney (MA) who oversees the housing law practice.



  1. Works to recruit and mobilize pro bono attorneys to participate in the Initiative, including the Housing Right to Counsel Project, to represent low-income tenants facing eviction in the District of Columbia.  Works in close collaboration and partnership with the other legal services providers on the Initiative.
  2. In collaboration with project partners, delivers subsidized housing trainings to attorneys and legal assistants participating in the Initiative.  Develops, selects and compiles training and other resource materials.
  3. Collaborates with other Managing Attorneys to support the Advocacy & Justice Clinic, including review of housing intakes, placement of housing cases with pro bono counsel, mentorship and support of pro bono attorneys and tracking of cases.
  4. Works with the MA and others to plan and administer housing law activities and may include some work in other practice areas, such as consumer and/or bankruptcy law.
  5. Works with the MA and others on housing grant proposals and maintaining grant compliance.
  6. Works as part of the team to plan and administer all aspects of programs for the delivery of pro bono and pro se legal services to individuals, including at the Landlord Tenant Resource Center, Consumer Law Resource Center, Housing Pro Bono Attorney of the Day Project, and Advice & Referral Clinic to include:
  7. Providing on-site supervision and substantive support to volunteers.
  8. Providing all aspects of administration and operation of clinic programs, including quality control.
  9. Formulating scope of legal problems to be covered.
  10. Helping design and implement service delivery models to address unmet legal needs.
  11. Planning and directing volunteer trainings, preparing training materials and recruiting trainers.
  12. Providing support for intake and screening and selecting cases for placement.
  13. Recruiting mentors and serving as a resource for volunteer attorneys.
  14. Monitoring volunteer caseloads and development of periodic progress reports.

Evaluating effectiveness and continued relevance of each delivery model.

  1. Plans and administers pro se assistance activities, including developing pro se material, using technology to deliver services and serving as a resource on issues related to other delivery models.
  2. Staffs and provides legal support to Pro Bono Center committees to identify emerging issues, develops recommendations and designs and implements new programs and projects to address those needs.
  3. Serves as convener and resource for pro bono and public interest advocates.
  4. Helps recruit volunteer attorneys and law firms to participate in projects and provide pro bono legal services through the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center and other legal services providers.
  5. Provides substantive guidance and training in poverty law areas to volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals and staff assisting with pro bono projects.  Oversees the work of volunteers, paralegals, law students and interns.
  6. Provides substantive and programmatic support for clinics and special projects as emerging needs of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center require.
  7. Represents the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center with the court, administrative agencies, other legal services providers and community-based organizations.
  8. Assists in the drafting and development of proposals, budgets and other fundraising materials.  Drafts reports, articles, memoranda, publications and resource materials.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.



1.   A J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school.  A minimum of at least two years related professional work experience in positions of increasing responsibility, including experience handling housing matters.  Experience with other areas of the law including consumer, bankruptcy, and/or probate is a plus. Experience with a legal services organization that provides legal services to indigent individuals preferred.

2. An active member of the D.C. Bar.

3. Experience working with volunteers preferred.

4. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

5. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

6. Ability to work well with Bar officers, Communities volunteers, other staff, and the public and with minimal supervision.

7. Ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.

Company info

DC Bar

Similar Jobs:
Spring Internship
Location : Washington, DC
Spring Internship The internship program accepting high school and college students interested in learning about the operations of a congressional office. Internships in Congresswoman office combine administrative and legislative...
Fall Internship
Location : Washington, DC
Fall Internship The internship program accepting high school and college students interested in learning about the operations of a congressional office. Internships in Congresswoman office combine administrative and legislative w...
Fall Internship
Location : Washington, DC
Fall Internship The intern will answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, ...
The number of jobs listed on EmploymentCrossing is great. I appreciate the efforts that are taken to ensure the accuracy and validity of all jobs.
Richard S - Baltimore, MD
  • All we do is research jobs.
  • Our team of researchers, programmers, and analysts find you jobs from over 1,000 career pages and other sources
  • Our members get more interviews and jobs than people who use "public job boards"
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.
EmploymentCrossing - #1 Job Aggregation and Private Job-Opening Research Service — The Most Quality Jobs Anywhere
EmploymentCrossing is the first job consolidation service in the employment industry to seek to include every job that exists in the world.
Copyright © 2020 EmploymentCrossing - All rights reserved. 169 192