Staff Attorney

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Job location
1012 14th Street, NW
Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
Street address: 
1012 14th Street, NW, Suite 450
District of Columbia
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) located in Washington, D.C. has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney position. The APALRC is looking for an energetic attorney who is committed to advancing social justice through the use of legal tools. Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the attorney will provide legal assistance to low-income Asian Americans with limited English proficiency in Maryland. The Staff Attorney is expected to develop knowledge in a range of substantive legal areas and will specialize in family and immigration law practice. The attorney will work with other members of the legal team to implement the overall legal services program of the APALRC.

  • 0-2 years of experience in the practice of law.
  • Licensed to practice law in Maryland required. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take the next scheduled bar examination following date of employment.
  • Demonstrated commitment in public interest law and social justice advocacy, and experience in family and immigration law practice in a legal services setting highly desirable.
  • Experience working with immigrants, low-income individuals and those with limited English proficiency strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with Asian immigrant groups a plus.
  • Fluency in an Asian language, particularly Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Hindi or Urdu strongly preferred. 
To apply: 

Submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and work experience, along with a résumé, brief writing sample (5-10 pages), and three professional references to [email protected] or by mail at Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, 1012 14th Street, N.W. Suite 450, Washington, DC 20005. Application closing date is March 12, 2016. No telephone inquiries, please.

The APALRC is a non-profit legal services organization dedicated to advancing the legal and civil rights of Asian Americans in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia through legal services, education, and advocacy. The mission of the APALRC is to provide linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate legal services to low-income Asian immigrants to ensure their access to government services and the legal system to protect and enforce their rights, and to seek full participation in the American society. The APALRC provides legal services in a wide range of legal issues including abuse prevention, employment, family, housing, immigration, public assistance and community development matters. APALRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Salary range: 
The annual starting salary is in the low 40’s depending on experience, with generous health and fringe benefits.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, March 11, 2016