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 be the voice for 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 nearly 100 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 childrenslawcenter.org.
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.
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 health-harming 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 eligibility to waive into the DC Bar required
- Intellectual aptitude and curiosity
- Excellent analytical ability
- Strong writing ability
- Commitment to working with low-income clients
- Cultural Competence
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Spanish-speaking proficiency preferred
- 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.
Children’s Law Center has a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility. Our aim is to maintain an inclusive, respectful and equitable workplace and ensure all employees are culturally humble in order to most effectively achieve our mission and secure the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Position is open until filled.
Start date is ASAP. Start date is subject to change.
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