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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfileStaff Attorney (VOCA) The candidate will undertake mission directed work to address the civil legal needs of persons who have been victims of crime who experience collateral civil legal needs. Will be assigned to firm's general field service offices throughout the state. Provide a full-range of civil legal assistance and representation to crime victims with high priority collateral civil legal needs. Collaborate closely with victim and other services agencies, law enforcement and others to identify and address the most pressing legal needs of crime victims in the region. Expected to provide limited assistance, including advice and brief services, as well as representation in litigation, administrative procedures and other legal matters as resources allow. Work collaboratively with others to identify the most important problems that impact victims, their families and communities affected by crime. Engage with clients and victim services providers to identify and seek individualized and systemic solutions to adverse consequences of victimization, with particular focus on victim and family safety, protecting and preserving access to basic needs, and persons and groups that experience special barriers to accessing civil legal services, including immigrants, limited English speaking persons, seniors, veterans, children and other groups. Develop collaborative working relationships with a statewide network of advocates addressing similar and related issues throughout the state; participate in advocacy task forces or work groups to address systemic issues that arise in the context of crime victimization. Utilize firm's case management and timekeeping systems and comply with all applicable regulatory requirements and reporting needs. Help identify and develop on-line resources for use by attorneys and/or unrepresented litigants on crime victim rights and consequential legal impacts arising from being a victim of crime. Support the work of firm's partners including the volunteer lawyers, private attorneys, other legal aid providers and interested parties and organizations addressing the legal needs of crime victims.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be Member of the Washington Bar or willing and able to take next Bar exam. Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Good time-management and multi-tasking skills is required. Must be able to develop and implement systems for case processing (e.g. referral, case triage and follow-up) and able/willing to take direction and provide leadership within the office and community on issues of mutual concern to the client community. Experience with domestic violence, sexual assault and other crime victim survivors is required. Experience working with low-income communities preferred. Spanish language ability is a plus.
Deadline : June 22, 2018.
Send a letter of interest, current resume and writing sample.
Northwest Justice Project
2731 Wetmore Avenue N.
Everett, WA 98201