Staff Attorney

Amara Legal Center






December 19, 2023




The Amara Legal Center is a nonprofit legal services organization dedicated to providing free, trauma-informed legal services to survivors of sex trafficking and individuals harmed through commercial sex. To learn more about the Amara Legal Center’s mission and work, please visit

Amara seeks an attorney to provide trauma-informed legal representation to clients in the District of Columbia and Maryland as well as to collaborate with partner organizations, such as Courtney’s House and the Prince George’s County Family Justice Center, to increase awareness of trafficking and available resources. We strongly encourage attorneys from underrepresented groups to apply. We aim to foster a culture of inclusion where individual strengths, views, and experiences are respected and celebrated. We believe that our differences enable us to be a strong team. Amara’s staff includes attorneys and professionals with a passion for working together to support survivors of sex trafficking and individuals harmed through commercial sex

Independently provide trauma-informed legal representation on cases in DC and Maryland, including, but not limited to child custody and other family law issues, civil protection orders, criminal record vacatur/expungement, name changes, and crime victims advocacy

Maintain updated case files in Amara’s case management system

Conduct Human Trafficking trainings and Know Your Rights workshops

Comply with grant metrics, restrictions, and goals

Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director


Required Skills/Qualifications:

J.D. from an accredited law school

At least one to three years of litigation experience in family law or related field

Strong interest or knowledge regarding human trafficking, social justice, and public interest

Excellent research and writing skills

Proficiency in Google Suite

Experience using case management software

Ability to pay close attention to detail, successfully manage time, and prioritize workload

Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle to attend meetings and court hearings

Member in good standing of the District of Columbia and/or Maryland Bar

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

Interest in working with youth, survivors of trauma, and low income individuals

Experience conducting trainings and community outreach activities


The salary is between $65,000 and $70,000.

How To Apply

This staff attorney is full-time and reports to the Executive Director. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to 

The Amara Legal Center 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, work related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, family responsibilities or any other factor that protects from employment discrimination.