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ProfileManaging Attorney The candidate provides legal services at D.C. Superior Court on weekdays, defending indigent tenants against complaints for possession of real property, and providing legal advice and counsel in housing-related matters. Engages in same day representation for tenants the attorney meets for the first time at a vital point in their eviction suit and provides extended representation for appropriate matters. Supervises volunteer attorneys and staff attorneys at the Pro Bono Center’s Landlord Tenant Resource Center (LTRC) and assists in managing the LTRC. Designs and implements an AOD Pro Bono Program for pro bono attorneys to provide AOD services at the Landlord Tenant Branch. Refers appropriate matters to the Pro Bono Center’s Advocacy & Justice Clinic as well as other area legal services providers. Provides support to the Housing Right to Counsel project and provides interim, limited representation to tenants who are awaiting placement with counsel. Collaborates with various other Pro Bono Center clinics and projects involving housing matters. Provides direct supervision to staff attorneys handling eviction defense matters. Provides substantive guidance, mentoring, and training in housing law to volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals, and staff. Organizes and facilitates trainings and outreach for eviction defense matters. Assists in the preparation of reports for internal reporting and grant reporting. Drafts forms, pleadings, reports, correspondence, notices and other documents. Updates material for self-represented litigants and responds to and maintains records of requests for materials or information. Assists with facilitating improvements in the Pro Bono Center’s case management system. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have J.D. from an ABA accredited law school. 2 years related professional work experience in positions of increasing responsibility, including experience litigating housing related matters is needed. Must be a member of the District of Columbia Bar in good standing. Substantive experience with D.C. housing law and litigation experience required. Experience with a legal services organization that provides legal services to indigent individuals preferred. Experience with other areas of the law including consumer, bankruptcy, and/or probate is a plus. Should have proficiency with Microsoft Office 365. Must have excellent interpersonal and managerial skills. Must work well in a team environment and be able to interact with clients, the public, Bar members, volunteers, and staff. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.
This is a 2-year grant-funded position. Continued employment may be impacted by continued grant funding.
Requisition ID1182. Send cover letter, resume and two writing samples.
The District of Columbia Bar
1101 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005