The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks a Deputy Legal Director to help lead, manage, and provide overall vision for the organization’s legal program, which consists of roughly 55 attorneys and fellows, 4 loaned associates, 9 legal assistants and intake coordinators, and a case manager. Legal Aid is the oldest and currently largest general civil legal services program in the District of Columbia. Since 1932, Legal Aid’s has worked to make justice real – in individual and systemic ways – for persons living in poverty in D.C. Legal Aid provides individual representation, advice, and brief services in a wide range of domestic violence/family, housing, public benefits, and consumer law matters. We also work on immigration matters and help individuals with the collateral consequences of their involvement with the criminal justice system. From our work with clients, we identify opportunities for—and engage in—law and court reform work, public policy advocacy, and appellate and impact litigation. In addition, Legal Aid maintains a robust pro bono program. For more information about Legal Aid, please visit our website, www.LegalAidDC.org, and our blog, www.MakingJusticeReal.Org.
Tasks and Duties
Legal Aid has a broad, diverse, and expanding legal program consisting of individual representation and systemic advocacy. The Deputy Legal Director will work closely with the Legal Director, Executive Director, and the Supervising and Managing Attorneys at Legal Aid to provide leadership and vision for, and to oversee the day-to-day management of, all aspects of the legal program. His/her responsibilities may include the following:
The ideal candidate will have the following:
Membership or eligibility for membership in the DC bar is required.
Legal Aid values an inclusive, diverse workplace and encourages applications from interested persons from diverse backgrounds of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. We strongly encourage applications from people with personal experience with the criminal justice system and/or with lived experiences in the communities we serve.
Salary and Benefits
The attorney will be paid in accordance with Legal Aid’s attorney salary scale. Legal Aid also offers a competitive benefits package.