Brief Services Unit Staff Attorney

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



64 New York Avenue Northeast
Suite 180
District of Columbia
United States


NLSP seeks a full-time Staff Attorney for the Brief Services Unit. The Staff Attorney will also have a limited case load of extended service cases in one of NLSP's practice areas. NLSP provides legal representation in a full range of civil matters affecting the lives of low-income DC residents; including housing, consumer protection, family court disputes, income maintenance, barriers to employment and public benefits.

The successful candidate will handle BSU cases in a variety of substantive areas within NLSP's case priorities; be the first point of contact with clients for legal evaluation of their case; be responsible for gathering factual information and completing a preliminary analysis of the case. After review of the case with the BSU supervisor, the attorney will either provide advice or brief services or forward the case for representation to an extended service attorney; have a limited caseload of extended service cases in one of NLSP's practice areas; actively participate as a member of the NLSP team, including but not limited to participation in cross-practice advocacy and activities; adhere to program and case-handling policies, procedures and standards of practice, as well as the highest professional ethical standards.


Competitive salary and benefits package including: employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; employer-subsidized family health coverage; paid vacation, holidays, personal days and sick leave; 8-week parental leave for birth or adoption of a child; employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance; 403(b) Thrift Plan (voluntary retirement savings program); and tax-free transit benefits.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

Those interested in applying for the Staff attorney position of the Brief Services Unit and Extended Service should email the application materials by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 20188. The job will remain posted until filled.

The application materials should include:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • writing sample (no longer than 10 pages
  • Contact information for three professional references.