Housing Legal Assistant

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary is commensurate with experience




District of Columbia
United States


The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center has an opening for a Housing Legal Assistant to provide general administrative and paralegal support to the Pro Bono Center’s Landlord Tenant Resource Center (LTRC). The LTRC provides free legal information to both unrepresented tenants and small landlords who have residential housing disputes in the District of Columbia, and serves approximately 4,500 customers annually. This position reports to the Housing Managing Attorney (MA).


  1. Provides on-site support at D.C. Superior Court on an almost daily weekday basis during its open hours, and serving as the first point of contact with all customers to include: managing the daily list of customers at the LTRC, responding to inquiries, maintaining supplies and resources and maintaining records of LTRC services.
  2. Triages customers to determine their legal needs and eligibility and explains LTRC procedures.
  3. Provides appropriate referrals to the on-site Court-Based Legal Services Project and other area legal services providers.
  4. Maintains daily communication between the Landlord Tenant Court and the LTRC.
  5. Prepares reports for internal reporting and grant reporting.  
  6. Assists with recruiting and retaining of volunteers and coordinating placement of housing pro bono cases, coordinates volunteer training and provides technical support to volunteers.
  7. Updates material for self-represented litigants.
  8. Responds to and maintains records of requests for materials or information. 
  9. Provides coordination and support for various other Pro Bono Center clinics and projects involving housing matters.
  10. Provides occasional assistance to off-site legal clinics and other resource centers.
  11. Collects information about outcomes achieved and impact of pro bono services. 
  12. Assists with facilitating improvements in the Pro Bono Center’s case management system.
  13. Drafts forms, reports, correspondence, notices and other documents.
  14. Assists in development, production and distribution of public education materials.
  15. Inputs client, volunteer attorney and case management information into the Pro Bono Center’s database.


1.     Performs other duties as assigned.


1.     BA/BS degree from an accredited university or college. A minimum of two years of relevant work experience is highly desirable.

2.     One or more years of experience working at a legal services provider or other non-profit organization is a plus.  

3.     Proficiency in Spanish to conduct screenings, respond to customer questions, and translate written instructions.

4.     Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and must work well in a team environment and be able to interact with the public, Bar members, volunteers, and staff

5.     Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365.

6.     Excellent organizational and verbal and written communication skills; must be adaptable, creative and self-motivated. 

7.     Must be detail oriented and deadline driven and able to adjust to changing priorities; able to work well with minimal supervision.

8.     Ability to handle and maintain sensitive and confidential information.


This is an exempt position. Starting salary is commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package. This is a grant-funded position.

This is not an attempt to list all the essential functions of this position. It is recognized that job duties may change over time, as the Pro Bono Center’s needs change.

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The DC Bar Pro Bono Center has an excellent benefits package

Level of Language Proficiency

English fluency, Spanish proficiency

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please apply on the DC Bar careers site.