At the Children’s Law Center, everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes for kids and families in DC. Our staff are empowered to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions. We encourage intellectual curiosity, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect.
Our greatest assets are our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our ability to provide the best outcomes for our clients. Our staff drive the Children’s Law Center’s mission with their leadership, result-orientated mindset, and commitment to cultural humility and centering the needs of our clients. We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.
Children Law Center’s success depends on recruiting and retaining individuals who possess and value these attributes.
*The Children’s Law Center is currently operating remotely. This position will work from home until the organization returns to the office.
The Pro Bono Program Supervising Attorney serves as the primary supervisor for at least two attorneys and is responsible for the training, supervision, professional development, and evaluation of supervisees. The supervising attorney is responsible for ensuring that their supervisees provide high quality representation in custody guardian ad litem and caregiver matters and that their supervisees develop their legal skills. Supervision tasks include being regularly available to supervisees, attending hearings, reviewing pleadings, actively participating in trial preparation, providing consistent and timely feedback on performance, and ensuring compliance with program and organizational policies. The supervising attorney will meet regularly with their supervisor to review case issues and trends, spot supervision and mentoring issues, assess plans for assisting in the professional development of their supervisees, and assist with innovation and evaluation efforts. In addition to supervising staff attorneys, the supervisor will maintain a partial caseload, provide brief advice and services, mentor and train volunteer pro bono attorneys, and lead specific projects as delegated by the Pro Bono Director or Legal Director.
The Pro Bono Program Supervising Attorney reports to the Pro Bono Director.
Supervision: Formal Advocacy and Litigation
Supervision: CLC Policy and Protocol Adherence
Supervision: Quality Supervision Meetings
Supervision: Professional Development
Supervision: Personnel Management
Supervision: Program Activities
Volunteer Pro Bono Support
The position requires a combination of strong legal skills and knowledge, self-reflection, and program and personnel management skills.
To apply, please submit the following materials in one PDF file: cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 professional references. Applications may be submitted via mail, fax, or email to:
Children’s Law Center
Attn: Pro Bono Supervising Attorney
501 3rd Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
No telephone calls please.
The Children’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and existing employees. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. We invite you to visit us here to learn more about our company and our career opportunities (www.childrenslawcenter.org/join-us).
The Children’s Law Center is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. If you believe that you need accommodation to search for, or apply for, one of our positions please send an email to Jobs@ChildrensLawCenter.org. In your email, please include the accommodation you are requesting and the job title you are applying for. It may take up to three business days to receive a response to your request.
At the Children’s Law Center, everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes for kids and families in DC. Our staff are empowered to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions. We encourage…