Attorney Positions

Employment Justice Attorney

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (“the Committee”) seeks an entry level (0 – 2 years) attorney in its employment justice practice.  The attorney will support the Committee’s workers’ rights clinics, assist workers to engage in advocacy, and participate in wage and hour, ban-the-box and employment litigation.

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee operates seven workers’ justice clinics each month in communities throughout the City. More than 1200 workers are assisted each year at the clinics with advice, referrals and representation. The clinics are staffed by Committee attorneys, advocates and volunteers. The Committee also engages in public policy advocacy on workers’ right issues and high impact employment related litigation.

The Committee was established in 1968 to use legal strategies to address issues of discrimination and poverty. The Committee has a broad civil rights practice that focuses on racial and other inequity in housing, employment, public accommodations, the criminal system and public education. The Committee works with pro bono co-counsel at more than 50 area law firms to achieve its mission. For more information on the Committee’s work, please go to www.washlaw.org.

Skills/Qualifications

The selected candidate must have the following qualification:

  • Membership or eligibility to waive into the DC Bar. Virginia or Maryland Bar membership a plus; and
  • Fluency in Spanish.

 The following qualifications will be considered:

  • A demonstrated commitment to civil rights and equal justice;
  • The desire to work in a fast paced, innovated and collaborative environment;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Policy advocacy and/or organizing experience; and
  • Experience working with low-income clients.

How to Apply

Please send a letter detailing your interest and a resume to: wlcjobs@washlaw.org. Please place “[your name] – Employment Justice Attorney” in the subject line.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position with remain open until filled.

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is an essential component of the Committee, and we encourage all qualified persons to apply. Applicants are accorded an equal opportunity for selection without regard to actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, matriculation, or political affiliation.

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