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ProfileStaff Attorney The candidate provide holistic civil legal representation to youth who are at risk of or already involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Advocacy involves breaking down legal barriers to a wide array of community based services and supports, including but not limited to, education, safe and stable living situations, mental health care and medical services, and other civil rights issues. Activities include legal advice and/or representation in administrative or judicial proceedings, negotiations or other dispute resolution processes, advocacy in juvenile court in partnership with public defenders to promote alternatives to secure detention, and collaboration with and referrals to community providers. The staff attorney is also responsible for other advocacy activities, including community training, outreach, and policy work on behalf of our client base. Must have exceptional legal skills, preferably in the relevant areas of law school discipline/special education, public health care, public benefits, re-entry issues, delinquency, child welfare, or other areas of youth related law. Exceptional oral and written communication skill is essential. Must be member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association or eligible for reciprocity or limited admission to practice pending admission to the Washington State Bar Association. Experience working with young people, especially adolescents is essential. Must have access to a vehicle and have a valid driver’s license to travel throughout the county to meet client and agency needs. Strong organizational, technology, and project management skill is essential. Oral Spanish language proficiency (listening and speaking) strongly preffered, written skill is recommended.
Send a concise letter of interest, resume, and a legal writing sample
32 N. 3rd St
Yakima, WA 98901