Healthy Together Staff Attorney | Children's Law Center

Healthy Together Staff Attorney

Children’s Law Center (CLC) fights so every child in DC can grow up with a loving family, good health and a quality education. Judges, pediatricians and families turn to us to advocate on behalf of children who are abused or neglected, who aren’t learning in school, or who have health problems that can’t be solved by medicine alone. With over 85 staff and hundreds of pro bono lawyers, we reach 1 out of every 9 children in DC’s poorest neighborhoods – more than 5,000 children and families each year. And, we multiply this impact by advocating for city-wide solutions that benefit all children. Learn more at
CLC’s Healthy Together is a medical-legal partnership for DC’s children.  CLC partners with Children’s National Health System, Mary’s Center and Unity Health Care to help vulnerable children and their families overcome barriers to good health by holding agencies, landlords, and schools accountable for inappropriate school programs, the failure to provide medically necessary services, and illegal, unhealthy housing conditions.
Position Description
CLC invites applications for a full-time staff attorney to work with Healthy Together to begin immediately. 
The Staff Attorney will represent parents and caregivers in education/special education, health care access and housing matters, and will advocate to address other healthharming legal needs families are experiencing.  The Staff Attorney will also be responsible for conducting intakes with potential clients, providing advice and referral information, and performing community outreach activities.  The Staff Attorney will work out of CLC as well as within a medical clinic setting.    
Requirements and Qualifications
  • DC Bar membership or immediate eligibility to waive into the DC Bar required
  • Demonstrated commitment to CLC’s mission and working with low-income communities and clients
  • Excellent bilingual English/Spanish communication skills required
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills
  • Intellectual aptitude and curiosity
  • Strong legal analysis and research, writing and oral advocacy skills
  • Cultural humility
  • Persistence/diligence
  • Valid driver’s license required


Children’s Law Center is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, medication, status as a veteran, tobacco use, or other classification protected by law.

$50,000-$53,000 depending upon years of experience. 
Position is open until filled.
Start date is ASAP.   

Application Instructions: 

No telephone calls please. Send resume, cover letter, references and two-page writing sample via email, fax or U.S. mail to:

Healthy Together Staff Attorney Search Committee

Children’s Law Center

501 3rd Street NW, 8th Floor

Washington, DC  20001

202.467.4949 (fax)