Required unless otherwise indicated:
- Experience practicing poverty law, especially in the areas of consumer, landlord-tenant, foreclosure, public benefits and Indian or tribal law;
- Experience litigating in state, federal court and/or tribal courts, and/or in administrative proceedings.
- Culturally competent and have demonstrated experience working with low-income people, especially Latinx and/or Native American individuals and communities.
- Demonstrated commitment to advancing justice.
- Demonstrated ability to establish trust and connections with low-income client communities.
- Spanish language proficiency a plus.
- Willing and able to be physically present in and travel within the identified geographic service area.
- A valid U.S. driver’s license or the ability to obtain one, and access to and the ability to drive a car.
- Washington State Bar Association membership in good standing, the ability to sit for the July, 2021 Washington Bar Examination or the ability to acquire membership through admission by motion.
Compensation: Starting salary is based upon years of experience, with an annual salary range of $67,951 to $124,222. NJP also offers compensation for those who are regularly asked to use a language other than English in their work. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes 100% paid employee health premiums and significant premium shares for family health premiums, as well as generous time off.
Hours of work: NJP’s typical client office hours are 9:00 – 5:00, Monday through Friday. Attorney positions are exempt and those in the position are expected to work the hours needed to meet their professional responsibilities.
To Apply: You will be asked to submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Cover letter should include description of any experience, personal or professional, with low income or other marginalized communities. 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.
Open until filled.
NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact the Human Resources Department by calling (206) 464-1519.