May 23, 2024
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School Justice Project (SJP) is seeking a Staff Attorney to join the team in September 2024 and provide special education representation to young people in adult criminal court.

The Staff Attorney will primarily provide special education legal representation to clients involved in criminal proceedings in D.C. Superior Court. The Staff Attorney will carry individual cases and assist clients by:

  • Advocating for clients at school meetings, court hearings, and administrative proceedings
  • Collaborating with clients to improve compliance with probation or community release
  • Collaborating with defense attorneys to seek alternatives to incarceration or reduced sentences
  • Identifying community-based resources to assist clients’ transition to adulthood
  • Staffing a legal advice clinic

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