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The D.C. 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 D.C. Tenants’ Rights Center is a private firm that 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 D.C. Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act. Staff attorneys advise tenants, negotiate with landlords, and provide representation in all phases of litigation in D.C. Superior Court, at the D.C. Court of Appeals, and at the D.C. 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 2020.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following: 

· D.C. Bar license (required)

· Litigation experience

· Experience in housing law

· A commitment to zealous, client-empowering advocacy

· Strong analytical and writing skills

· Excellent client communication skills

· Interest in growing a small business

· Good planning and organizational skills

· The ability to work independently at home

· Sensitivity when working with clients on tight budgets

· The ability to work collaboratively with other staff

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.  

The D.C. 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 D.C. Tenants’ Rights…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required

Salary

$55,000 - $55,000Starting at $55,000, depending on experience. Part-time interest also encouraged.

Benefits

Health benefits for full-time.

Health benefits for full-time.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish-language skills preferred, but not required.

Spanish-language skills preferred, but not required.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]dctenants.com. In your application, please note your D.C. bar status. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

Email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]dctenants.com. In your application, please note your D.C. bar status. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

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