Supervising Attorney - Washington, DC


At Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, your knowledge and service in areas such as immigrants and refugees, mental health, social work, employment and adult education, legal and financial services, health care, food assistance, shelter and housing, developmental disabilities and prison outreach can make a profound difference in the lives of many. Through more than 50 programs across the district and five surrounding counties, Catholic Charities is opening doors to help and hope. At CCADW, we continue to build an inclusive culture that celebrates a diverse workforce. We offer so much more than just a job. We offer careers. We take pride in our “promote from within” culture. We offer professional development, a comprehensive benefits package, a hybrid work model with both remote and in-office work, and a passion for building and motivating world class, high performing teams. Explore your career opportunity with Catholic Charities. Join us in Inspiring Hope and Building Futures.

The Supervising Attorney provides legal advice and representation in accord with the best practice of the profession. The position supervises and provides mentorship to assigned staff and volunteers.

Supervisory Responsibility Provides administrative supervision of 2-4 staff members.

Essential Duties

  • Interview individuals seeking legal assistance and advise the client as to possible options through proper interpretation of current laws.
  • Provide ongoing legal representation to the client commencing with the initial intake interview, drafting of documents, correspondence and client applications/petitions.
  • Screen for need for navigator services.
  • Refer individuals to Newcomer Network navigators as appropriate when additional resources or case management services are needed.
  • Conduct outreach activities in the community with respect to legal issues; Organize and run community workshops.
  • Serve as liaison between the program and community partners.
  • Supervise and provide mentorship to assigned staff and volunteers: Conduct performance evaluation and annual case review; assist in the implementation of program changes; communicate policies and procedures; and facilitate team dynamics.
  • Conduct weekly/bi-weekly case rounds with assigned staff.
  • Assist the Director in organizing and running ILS staff meetings.
  • Assess and refer cases to the Pro Bono Team, as appropriate, and provide mentorship to pro bono attorneys as needed.
  • Ensure timely submission of external and internal program reports.
  • Assist the Director in grant writing as needed.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Law Degree (J.D.)
  • Admission to the practice of law in any state and/or Washington, DC.
  • This position will require completion of Continuing Legal Education, in addition to all licensing requirements for the jurisdiction, where the attorney is licensed to practice.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in immigration law as an attorney.
  • Experience in supervising staff.

Skills and Competencies

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish or French)
  • Verbal and written communication skills


  • $88,000 to $95183


  • Medical, prescriptions, dental and vision insurance
  • Retirement savings plan with company match
  • Company-paid and supplemental life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Paid vacation, sick and personal leave
  • 11 paid holidays Professional development and training
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Flexible work arrangements

*New staff are required to pass background checks including the Department of Justice’s National Crime Information Center check prior to beginning in the program.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Affiliate Agency

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Full Time




Supervising Attorney - Washington, DC


Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

Job Location

Washington, DC
United States