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Join Us

Are you a tenacious advocate for kids?

We are known for our smart, talented and passionate staff – and we have nearly 100 dedicated lawyers, social workers, investigators and operations staff who embody these characteristics.

We are always looking for talented additions to our team. Whether you join us as a pro bono attorney, donor, intern, or full-time staff member, DC's most vulnerable children and families need you. You can watch the video at the right to see some of our staff in action!

We have been ranked by the Washington Post as a top workplace, and have been named one of the NonProfit Times' best places to work three times. Children's Law Center nurtures a supportive environment where staff have the support and flexibility they need while making a big impact in the community. We value the diverse skills and experiences that our staff members bring to our work.

Open Positions

Investigator, Healthy Together (Medical-Legal Partnership)

Healthy Together investigators support lawyers representing families of children with disabilities in a variety of legal areas including special education, housing conditions, public benefits, and health care.

Development Assistant for Events

The Development Assistant for Events is the project manager for all development-focused events, including the annual Helping Children Soar Benefit, our Thought Leadership event series, community conversations and the Holiday Hope Drive.

Staff Attorney, Healthy Together & Guardian ad litem Education Program

This position is a new dual-program role focused on providing education-related advocacy on behalf of children and families receiving services through CLC’s Medical-Legal Partnership Healthy Together and its Guardian ad litem (GAL) Education Program.

Guardian ad litem Staff Attorney

This position is part of our Guardian ad litem program. Attorneys in our Guardian ad litem program represent children who are the subject of abuse and neglect cases in DC’s Family Court. Staff attorneys work closely with CLC social workers, investigators and special education attorneys to advocate, formally and informally, to advance the best interests of clients with regard to their safety, permanency, physical and mental health and education.

Appellate Paralegal

The Appellate Paralegal’s primary responsibility is to team with and support the practice of CLC’s lawyers by performing work at a high level of competence within their practice area and with great attention to detail.

Guardian ad litem Training Coordinator

The position of GAL Training Coordinator requires strong analytic skills, project management, commitment to adult learning principles, learning design, time management and organization. The Training Coordinator is responsible for all internal and external training for the GAL Program.

Guardian ad litem Supervising Attorney

This position is part of our Guardian ad litem program. Attorneys in our Guardian ad litem program represent children who are the subject of abuse and neglect cases in DC’s Family Court. Staff attorneys work closely with CLC social workers, investigators and special education attorneys to advocate, formally and informally, to advance the best interests of clients with regard to their safety, permanency, physical and mental health and education.

Supervisory Social Worker, Guardian ad litem Program

CLC social workers receive requests for short-term and long-term support on cases with complex needs and/or could benefit from social work specific assessment and advocacy. The supervising social worker serves as the primary supervisor for 2 to 3 social workers and is responsible for the training, supervision, professional development, and evaluation of supervisees.

Family Law Staff Attorney

This position is part of our Pro Bono Program, which comprises our in-house domestic relations practice as well as our external volunteer program. This position focuses on our in-house domestic relations practice and supports our external volunteer program through training and mentorship.

Fellowships and Internships

Law Clerk and Intern Program Openings

Children’s Law Center (CLC) hosts a comprehensive, hands-on internship program. Law clerk and intern positions are available during spring, summer, and fall semesters.