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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileStaff Attorney DUTIES: Work collaboratively with office team to provide day-to-day legal assistance and direct representation to eligible clients referred to the 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 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 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
Qualifications: Prior experience in all aspects of civil litigation with emphasis on housing, public benefits, consumer, family law, and other issues that impact low-income persons in Washington is preferred. 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. 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.should be culturally competent and have demonstrated experience working with low-income client communities, communities of color, limited English and persons with disabilities. Bi-lingual Spanish is a plus. Desire to work in the Coastal region of Washington and willingness to travel to areas within the geographic service area is necessary. Demonstrated experience and/or connection to client communities is preferred. The Northwest Justice Project is especially interested in qualified candidates whose professional, personal and/or service experience allow them to contribute to and support the legal aid community’s commitment to race equity. Must be willing to be engaged with the community to be served.
Send a letter of interest, current resume and writing sample.
Northwest Justice Project
2731 Wetmore Avenue N.
Everett, WA 98201