Staff Attorney

DC Tenants' Rights Center
Washington, DC
Oct 15, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
Full Time
The DC Tenants Rights Center seeks to hire a full-time or part-time staff attorney to join our low bono law practice. We strive to provide low-cost, high-quality legal services to tenants in the District of Columbia.The DC Tenants Rights center exclusively represents and advises tenants in disputes with landlords and property management companies. Typical issues include housing code violations, failure to return security deposits, lease terminations, evictions, and illegal rent increases. We also help tenants facing housing discrimination, and we represent tenants and tenant associations asserting their rights under the DC Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act. Staff attorneys advise tenants, negotiate with landlords, and provide representation in all phases of litigation in DC Superior Court, at the DC Court of Appeals, and at the DC Office of Administrative Hearings.Company Culture: We are a group of attorneys and a program assistant who try to have effective and compassionate relationships with our clients. Our firm is devoted to providing a healthy work/life balance. We have been working remotely since March and will continue this way for the foreseeable future.Starting Salary: $55,000 plus health benefits for full-time. Part-time interest encouraged.Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following:D.C. Bar license (or DC Bar application pending)Litigation experienceExperience in housing lawA commitment to zealous, client-empowering advocacyStrong analytical and writing skillsExcellent client communication skillsInterest in growing a small businessGood planning and organizational skillsThe ability to work independently at homeSensitivity when working with clients on tight budgetsThe ability to work collaboratively with other staffSpanish-language skills (not required)We value a diverse and inclusive working environment and welcome applications from candidates who identify with any race, religion, gender, national origin, political group, veteran status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, marital or family status, or any other legally protected status, and from candidates of any age, with any physical or mental disability, and regardless of personal appearance.

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