2 Trial Attorneys (Housing and Community Justice)

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441 4th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
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Position Description: 

More information about this position can be found at: http://www.naag.org/assets/redesign/files/jobs/17-041%20Trial%20Attorney...(Housing%20%26%20Community%20Justice).pdf

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Housing and Community Justice Section of the Public Advocacy Division of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) is seeking a Trial Attorney to focus on wage theft, civil rights, and community justice matters. The Public Advocacy Division investigates and litigates civil cases aimed at protecting the public interest. The Housing and Community Justice Section works with community groups, tenant and worker rights organizations, and District government agencies to identify and address housing and employment law violations in the District. The Section litigates cases to protect residents from drug and gun nuisance properties, dangerous property conditions, and other abuses such as wage theft.

OAG has recently gained the authority to take violations of the city’s workers’ rights laws to court when it finds that doing so is in the public interest. The successful candidate will investigate, develop, and bring wage theft suits against entities that violate the Districts wage theft laws. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of a robust enforcement strategy to deter violations and encourage compliance in target industries. The successful candidate will also help with the other legal and community work of the section and may help OAG expand into the area of protecting the civil rights of District residents.


QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of one year of litigation experience is required. The candidate should have civil litigation experience, as well as excellent analytical, writing and litigation skills.

ELIGIBILITY: The successful candidate must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction. If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.

To apply: 

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates should e-mail one PDF file which includes: 1) a cover letter (must include the vacancy number) summarizing why you are interested and the skills and abilities you possess that will enable you to succeed in this position; 2) résumé; 3) list of three references; and 4) a writing sample to [email protected] by 11:59pm EST on June 19, 2017, addressed to Arlyntha Love, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, 441 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Monday, June 19, 2017