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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Staff Attorney The candidate will focus heavily on housing and affirmative litigation. Will work collaboratively with office team to provide day-to-day legal assistance and direct representation to eligible clients referred to the Spokane office in all relevant forums, including state, federal, administrative agencies, and appellate courts. Use strategic methods and a broad range of advocacy tools in multiple forums to address high priority client needs, with particular focus on legal needs of persons and groups that experience special barriers to accessing civil legal services, including immigrants, youth, seniors, disabled persons, and other groups. Develop collaborative working relationships with a statewide network of advocates working on similar issues throughout the state and participate in advocacy task forces or work groups to address systemic issues that affect seniors, low-income persons, and communities in Washington. Engage with client community and participate in legal education events for client groups, social and human services providers, justice system stakeholders, and serve as a resource to other advocates on areas of current or acquired expertise. 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 matters within areas of expertise. Support the work of firm's partners including the local volunteer lawyer program, private attorneys, programs serving the needs of unrepresented litigants, other legal aid providers and interested parties and organizations addressing the legal needs of low-income persons.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should preferably have 5+ years’ housing or affirmative litigation experience. Prior experience in other aspects of civil litigation with emphasis on family law, public benefits, consumer, and other issues that impact low-income persons in Washington is helpful. Experience in affirmative litigation in state or federal court and experience in addressing systemic issues is a plus. Significant civil legal aid and related advocacy experience is also preferred. Should be culturally competent and have demonstrated experience working with low-income client communities, communities of color, limited English and persons with disabilities. Conversational in Russian, Arabic, or Spanish is a plus. Washington State Bar Association membership in good standing, the ability to acquire membership through reciprocity, or ability to take the next Washington Bar exam is required. Demonstrated experience and/or connection to firm's client communities is preferred.
Application deadline: April 20, 2018.
Send a letter of interest, current resume and writing sample.
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