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Columbia Legal Services Seeks Temporary Legal Intake Assistant
July 23, 2020 | Alison Pagan

Columbia Legal Services is a legal advocacy organization that advances social, economic, and racial equity for people living in poverty. We hold government agencies, institutions, and other actors accountable to address the root causes of racism and their manifestation in unfair treatment and inequitable access to resources, power, and opportunities based on race. We focus on dismantling unfair systems of mass incarceration and immigration. We believe that communities should have a voice in the creation and implementation of the policies, laws, and legal systems that impact them.

Columbia Legal Services seeks a temporary, part-time Legal Intake Assistant to join our Advocacy Department for 21 hours (3 days) per week until December 18, 2020. This position supports our Ending Mass Incarceration work in meeting our clients’ civil legal needs and fulfilling our mission. It is a responsive position, created by an increase in COVID-related legal intake from jails and prisons throughout the State. CLS offices have a collegial atmosphere that emphasizes teamwork, flexibility, and mutual accountability. This position is based in our Seattle office and reports to an Assistant Deputy Director of Advocacy.

Due to COVID-19, CLS staff are working from home, with few exceptions. This role will be primarily conducted from home, however, it will require one trip to the office per week to check, open, and scan mail. All COVID-19 recommended precautions will be supported, and time in the office will have little-to-no overlap with other staff members for the time being. As return-to-work phases shift through the State, work onsite may shift, but is expected to remain mostly offsite for the duration of this position.

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