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Columbia Legal Services Seeks Staff Attorney in Yakima, WA
July 12, 2018 | Mana

For many years, Columbia Legal Services (CLS) has represented communities facing poverty and oppression, and we use every legal tool available on their behalf. CLS has a special responsibility to serve people whose access to free legal services is restricted, due to institutionalized or immigration status. Through impact litigation, policy reform, and innovative partnerships, our staff works together to further our mission to achieve social and economic justice for all, and to reveal and end actions that harm the communities we serve.
We share a deep commitment to serve and advocate alongside our clients as we seek justice together. Our vision of justice: when people have the necessary tools and opportunity to achieve social and economic justice, a more equitable and inclusive society is possible. The ideal candidate for any position at Columbia Legal Services will be able to articulate their role in the achievement of that vision.

Columbia Legal Services seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to work in our Wenatchee or Yakima office. The Attorney will engage in systemic, multi-forum legal advocacy to dismantle the structures that perpetuate poverty, racism, and other injustices in Washington. This position will focus primarily on advancing legal protections for farm workers and immigrants in our rural communities, including employment, civil rights, and access to equal opportunities.

CLS offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation package including generous holiday and paid time off, excellent employee health care benefits, paid parental leave, and a sabbatical every 7 years. Salary is commensurate with years of experience, is based on a salary scale governed by a collective bargaining agreement, and includes an annual cost-of-living adjustment. Currently, salaries for an attorney without prior experience is $51,410. For example, the salary for an attorney with 5 years of experience is $64,783, and the
salary for an attorney with 10 years of experience is $74,730.

For more information, including how to apply, please click here.