Job Details

Family Law Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

Bread for the City

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Family Law

Years of Experience

4-7 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Apr 19,2018

Posted on

Feb 16,2018

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Family Law Senior Staff Attorney Candidate will provide advice and representation to survivors of domestic violence in civil protection order, custody, child support, and divorce matters. Will be responsible for supervising attorney staff, as well as pro bono attorney training and mentoring. Will conduct advocacy and outreach activities and help staff child support court-based office and the Domestic Violence Intake Centers.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Member of the DC Bar or eligible for waiver into the DC Bar; 4 – 7 years of post JD legal experience; Demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice and/or willingness to learn and carry out Bread for the City’s commitments in these areas; Prior litigation experience; Prior supervisory experience; Ability to independently perform legal analysis and train staff attorneys in doing the same; Excellent interpersonal and management skills; Excellent organizational, analytical, and research skills; Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written communication; Excellent negotiations skills; Exhibit good judgment; High degree of flexibility; Sense of humor, seriously; Ability to work with and lead other staff and interact with a wide variety of people, including volunteers, in a professional and collaborative manner; Comfortable working in an open work environment, with no private offices for staff; Familiarity with Google Organization & Productivity tools (Gmail, Google Docs, Calendar) and/or ability to learn new technology systems; Prior experience in a legal services or other public interest setting; Experience with family law and/or domestic violence law, preferably in DC; Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Bread for the City
1525 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001