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Staff Attorney

Company name

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Aug 10,2018

Posted on

Aug 09,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney, Consumer Law Unit Duties: Assist clients to preserve their limited assets, most commonly by working to avoid foreclosure and/or preserve homeownership or guarding against abusive debt collection practices. In addition to maintaining an active litigation docket, we engage in significant efforts to address issues of public policy. Will be expected to conduct initial client interviews, maintain a caseload of consumer law cases, and engage in community outreach, policy advocacy and systemic reform efforts. Among other things, would be expected to staff the Consumer Court-Based Legal Services Project focusing on debt collection actions and the Foreclosure Prevention Project, both of which provide low-income litigants with access to temporary, same-day legal representation in consumer law matters being heard in DC Superior Court.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Membership or eligibility for membership in the DC Bar is required. Experience in legal services, preferably with a background in consumer law; Strong litigation, organizational, communication, and leadership skills; The ability to work collaboratively; A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice; and Bilingual skills (in Spanish, Amharic, or another language prevalent in Legal Aid’s client community) strongly preferred.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
11th Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001-4589

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