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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileStaff Attorney Duties: Serve low income clients in the area of re-entry (expungements, legal financial obligations, drivers relicensing), landlord tenant law, and policy advocacy in the areas of criminal justice reform and police accountability. Coordinates a twice monthly legal clinic. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the work of the will include the following tasks: Providing low income individuals and formerly incarcerated individuals with direct client services in re-entry, housing, and other matters. Outreach and coordination to other advocacy organizations, legal/social service providers, school groups, and clients; Organizing and participating in twice monthly walk-in legal clinic, including recruitment of volunteer attorneys; Participating and advocating for change in the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council and other local policy forum; Discussing the work and mission of the Center with media and elected officials; Providing assistance in fundraising activities support staff attorney position; Providing supervision and/or legal oversight to Drivers Relicensing Director and other administrative staff; and Other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Licensed in good standing with the Washington State Bar and 3+ years of substantive legal experience. Excellent research and writing skills and excellent professional judgment. Commitment to racial justice and appreciation of diversity and difference. Self-directed. Ability to communicate with a variety of individuals – clients, media, elected officials, etc. Well organized and detail oriented. Ability to multi-task. A demonstrated interest in civil rights and legal issues impacting the community. Courtroom experience is a must. Must be self-directed, willing to work occasionally after hours, able to coordinate with community advocates and clients on policy matters, and comfortable working with media and elected officials. We seek those who are fearless in their willingness to advocate for justice in our community.
Send cover letter that describes specific interest in the position and commitment to public interest, resume, writing sample (up to 10 pages – excerpts are fine, if possible a writing sample in a relevant substantive area), and a list of 3 references (include name, organization, email address, and phone number).