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First Shift seeks an attorney to provide direct legal services to First Shift clients and to run its Latina Outreach Project. View the job posting here.

Duties include counseling and representing clients to support them in asserting their rights to receive workplace accommodations and family medical leave, and to protect themselves from and seek recourse for discrimination based on pregnancy, gender, and family responsibilities.

The Staff Attorney will also conduct outreach to Spanish speaking families in D.C.  The attorney will give trainings for Latinas working in low-income jobs in D.C. and their medical providers about workplace rights related to pregnancy and caregiving, as well as to other service providers who work with Latino families.

Eligible candidates must have D.C. bar membership and 1 to 3 years of experience representing clients in employment law matters. Fluency or near-fluency in Spanish is required. Bar membership in MD and/or VA is a plus. The work hours and schedule for the position are flexible – three quarters to full time –  and may occasionally include evening and weekend work.

To apply, interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to Laura Brown, Executive Director at lbrown@firstshift.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until it is filled.

First Shift Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, family responsibilities or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.


Thanks for the offer! As a new organization, First Shift needs volunteers to assist us in a variety of ways, both internally and in direct service to our clients. If you have skill and time, chances are we can use you. Please let us know of your specific skills and interests by contacting us and leaving a detailed comment.

Work as a Law Clerk

We are happy to work with bright and motivated law students and recent law school graduates who are passionate about workplace justice! We are in particular need of Spanish speakers. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Laura Brown, lbrown@firstshift.org. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Become a Program Partner

A critical aspect of First Shift’s approach to providing services is outreach to workers through organizations where they are already receiving services. If you serve workers who could benefit from our services, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us.

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Issues of work and family are receiving lots of attention these days . . . it’s about time! If you would like to receive periodic news updates, as well as updates about First Shift’s programs and events, please contact us.

Obtain Legal Assistance

If you need legal assistance regarding a work and family related legal issue, find out more about our legal services here.

Protect your patients

If you are (or work for) a health care provider in Washington, DC, sign up for a 15-minute training session on the new pregnancy accommodations law in DC. Sign up for our Training Session

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