Family Law, Paralegal

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64 New York Avenue, NE
Suite 180
Washington, DC 20002
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia
Street address: 
64 New York Avenue, NE, Suite 180
District of Columbia
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia (NLSP) has an immediate opening for a full-time paralegal in our Family Law Unit.

Since 1964, NLSP has provided high-quality legal services to low-income residents of the District of Columbia. NLSP has a long tradition of fighting for justice for the poor, combining direct representation with efforts to achieve broad-based change. Its three offices are located in the poorest sections of the District to maximize its visibility, accessibility, and connections to the communities it serves. NLSP is an excellent place to work, fostering a climate of shared mission, teamwork, and support of individual employee goals. We think of ourselves as a team, and we support each other in addition to supporting our clients. Our work is creative and fast-paced. All staff are currently working remotely. Once the offices are reconstituted all staff members will receive office assignments.

NLSP’s Family Law Practice assists low-income D.C. residents with legal services in contentious child custody, child support, and domestic violence cases. Additionally, our attorneys in partnership with professional staff, zealously advocate for protecting, preserving, and stabilizing families.

NLSP’s Family Law Paralegal will:
• Assist Family Law attorneys in client casework, including interviewing and communicating with clients, gathering, and summarizing documents, helping to prepare for administrative and court hearings.
• Assist in the coordination and planning of community outreach events.
• Answer specialized intake lines.
• Contribute and participate in NLSP committees.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

 Generous benefits package including excellent health, dental, and vision insurance and eight weeks of paid parental leave.
 Paid vacation, sick, and personal leave.
 Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance.
 403(b) Thrift Plan (voluntary retirement).


The ideal candidate will have the following:

• A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university, or an associate degree with two years relevant experience.
• A demonstrated interest in social, economic, and racial justice.
• Strong communication skills (written and oral).
• Strong interpersonal skills focused on client services.
• Flexibility and a can-do attitude.
• Enthusiastic team player.

NLSP staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive all CDC recommended boosters as a condition of employment unless allowed an accommodation consistent with the law.

To apply: 

The position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Apply here:

NLSP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our staff. It is the policy of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program that no employee or applicant for employment or services will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, family responsibilities or family status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law, including the D.C. Human Rights Act and Language Access Act. NLSP thrives on our diversity, and we strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, returning citizens and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply.
Salary range: 
Salary commensurate with experience, starting at $50,500.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, March 24, 2023