Staff Attorney

Community Family Life Services

Washington, District of Columbia


Community Family Life Services


Since 1969, Community Family Life Services(CFLS) has provided children, families, and adults with the tools and resources needed to move beyond poverty and homelessness. CFLS supports survivors of domestic violence and women who are returning home following a period of incarceration by assisting them as they move into permanent self-sufficiency.


Position Description


CFLS is delighted to announce an inaugural Staff Attorney position. The incumbent will have the distinct honor of building a Legal Department that will expand the organization’s ability to offer a complete complement of robust services to its clients. The Staff Attorney will work in conjunction with the CFLS Public Ally, which is part of AmeriCorps, to support all aspects of legal, policy, and advocacy efforts to ensure CFLS clients have the necessary resources to thrive.


Key Duties

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all legal related inquiries including criminal matters, employment and housing discrimination, custody issues, orders of protection, and family-related matters.

  • Provide timely and accurate legal advice to CFLS clients, with a particular focus on women returning home following a period of incarceration

  • Provide direct legal representation to CFLS clients

  • Conduct legal research and strategic analysis to support litigation

  • Draft legal memoranda, pleadings, briefs, and other written documents as required

  • Coordinate services with relevant criminal justice agencies such as the Department of Corrections, READY Center, Fairview Halfway House, and Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, among other

  • Support all aspects of CFLS legal, policy, and advocacy efforts

  • Perform other duties as assigned








Required Qualifications


  • Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school

  • License to practice law in the District of Columbia or have the ability to waive in

  • Expertise in criminal law and the District of Columbia justice system

  • Demonstrated litigation experience

  • Knowledge and comfort with a nonprofit work environment


Application Instructions


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to with "Staff Attorney" in the subject line.If applicable, a Certificate of Good Standing will be required to be submitted upon hire.


This is a full-time position. The selected candidate will receive a salary commensurate with experience. CFLS offers employees a competitive, comprehensive benefits package.


Equal Employment Opportunity


CFLS is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. CFLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,

Community Family Life Services

Phone: (202) 347-0511 
Fax: (202) 347-0520

305 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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