Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0013
Post Date 1/24/2019
Title Attorney
City Washington
State DC
Description COMPANY OVERVIEW: Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to create a world in which every person is cherished, regardless of individual limitations, and strengthened in the use of personal gifts in order to reach his or her full potential as a valued member of the community. We are looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values.

Inspiring Hope. Building Futures.

JOB SUMMARY: Catholic Charities is seeking a committed and mission driven attorney to join our Legal Network!

The Attorney provides legal advice and representation in accord with the best practice of the profession. The position recruits licensed attorneys in DC and Maryland for pro bono civil law cases, develops a pool of attorney mentors to guide less experienced attorneys, and conduct training sessions about the program to potential volunteers at identified organizations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Interview individuals seeking legal assistance and advise the client as to possible options through proper interpretation of current laws.
• Provide ongoing legal representation to the client commencing with the initial intake interview, drafting of documents, correspondence and client applications/petitions.
• Recruit active status DC and Maryland licensed attorneys who will accept pro bono civil law cases from the Legal Network in such areas as: family law, employment conflicts, landlord-tenant disputes, consumer/bankruptcy matters, public entitlements, wills/probate and advanced medical directives.
• Develop a current pool of attorney mentors who can provide information and guidance to less experienced attorneys who are willing to accept civil law cases in specific areas such as custody and child support; landlord-tenant rights; and consumer matters.
• Conduct information and training sessions on the Legal Network at government agencies, nonprofits, bar associations, private corporations, law firms, etc. to potential volunteers.
• Help enhance the visibility of Catholic Charities’ Susan D. Mona Center to low-income Prince George’s County residents to increase the number of consumers who avail of the services of the Legal Network.
• Conduct outreach activities in the community with respect to legal issues.
• Assist the Director with all internal and external reporting,
• Supervise law student interns and volunteers.
• Ensure the timely submission of all external and internal program reports.
• Serve as liaison between the program and community partners.


Requirements EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• Law Degree (J.D.)
• Active status member of both the District of Columbia and Maryland bars.
• This position may require completion of Continuing Legal Education, in addition to all licensing requirements for the Jurisdiction where the attorney is licensed to practice.
• Two years’ experience in general civil law

SKILLS and COMPETENCIES:

• Verbal and written communication skills
• Skill in public speaking
• Skill in management and supervision
• Ability to take initiative and be self-motivated
• Ability to interact effectively and professionally at all levels and across diverse cultures
• Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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