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Family Law Attorney in Bellingham, WA

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Company name

Northwest Justice Project

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Family Law

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Bellingham, WA

Date Last Verified

Dec 08,2017

Posted on

Dec 07,2017

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Staff Attorney The candidate will work collaboratively with others to identify the most important problems that impact victims, their families and communities affected by crime. Will 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 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 should be a Member of the Washington Bar or willing and able to take next Bar exam. Strong oral and written communication skills essential. Experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, and economic crime victims needed. Experience working directly with low-income persons is desirable. Experience working with low-income and/or immigrant persons is highly preferred. Direct experience working with crime victims is a plus. Spanish language ability is required.

Deadline: December 8, 2017.

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Company info

Karen Holland
Northwest Justice Project
2731 Wetmore Avenue N.
Suite 410
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 206-464-1519