The Pro Bono Council has a commitment to fight racism and to incorporate equity and inclusion in both the work we do and the work environment we create. All staff are expected to uphold this commitment and approach their role with a desire to learn and grow in this area.
The Washington Pro Bono Council (PBC) is an organization of members of the pro bono community, providing support and advocacy to the network of the 16 Volunteer Lawyer Programs (VLPs) in the State of Washington. The VLPs provide free, high quality, efficient, and innovative civil legal assistance to low-income people through the recruitment, training, supervision, and support of volunteer lawyers. Each VLP is a separate and independent entity providing legal services in a manner reflecting the history, resources, and needs of its local community. Each VLP is also a part of the statewide Alliance for Equal Justice. The PBC was formed in 2012 for the purpose of providing VLPs a forum to share concerns, creative ideas, participate in joint training, and to provide a unified voice for the Pro Bono community to the larger Access to Justice Community. The PBC, structured for organizational purposes, is a committee of the Access to Justice Board, and currently has two co-chairs and an Executive Committee which directs the operation of the PBC.
Reports to: Executive Committee of the Pro Bono Council
General Information: The PBC Manager works under the direction of the Pro Bono Council and its Executive Committee to provide leadership in planning, developing and implementing the objectives and priorities of the PBC. The PBC Manager position is hosted by a PBC member, depending in part on the PBC Manager’s geographic location. This position carries a high degree of visibility and requires close collaboration with each of the 16 VLPs as well as with external partners. The PBC Manager works to develop, strengthen and preserve the Pro Bono Council’s 16 member VLPs and their capacity to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively in the provision of pro bono civil legal services to low-income persons across the State of Washington. The PBC Manager stays well informed on statewide and national equal justice related issues and advises the Pro Bono Council with respect to the Council’s potential involvement. This position regularly interfaces with external organizations as a point of contact for the Council. The PBC Manager facilitates activities which ensure that the vision, mission and initiatives of the PBC are effectively shared with the broader Access to Justice Community. The PBC Manager is a passionate, energetic, ambitious professional who can quickly master the salient details of the delivery of pro bono civil legal services and communicate that information to others.
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