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Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) seeks a legal assistant
February 28, 2023 | Chinami Arai

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) is a nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal services in
communities throughout King County. We work with individuals and families in our region who can’t afford a
lawyer, including domestic violence survivors, veterans, seniors, immigrants, and low-income tenants.
This is a dynamic opportunity to make equal access to justice in our community a reality. The legal assistant
hired for this position will support the staff attorneys in providing legal assistance to low-income residents of
King County. The ideal candidate will be highly detail oriented and a strong verbal and written communicator,
demonstrate commitment to civil legal aid and working with low-income, diverse, and marginalized
communities. Candidates must be team players. This is a grant-funded position from an award by the City of
Seattle’s Gender-Based Violence Survivor Services.

• Work closely with staff attorneys in all aspects of client cases;
• Assist with legal tasks and administrative support as needed including, but not limited to, preparing pleadings, drafting and editing documents, and managing client correspondence;
• Assist in filing court documents and preparing for hearings;
• Assist in legal research, gathering case information, and reviewing records;
• Communicate regularly with advocates, clients, and attorneys;
• Coordinate client scheduling;
• Accurately maintain client files in the case management system (LegalServer);
• Track and analyze data to assist in reports for grants and funders;
• Manage litigation and program calendars;
• Plan and coordinate workshops, CLEs, and presentations;
• Work closely with the Legal Director on other administrative tasks as needed.

• Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply;
• Two years’ experience in working in a legal setting, or a combination of education and/or training;
• Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal skills;
• Highly organized and detail-oriented;
• Intermediate computer knowledge, LegalServer experience a plus;
• Knowledge of King County Superior Court and Local Court Rules a plus;
• Must be able to commute to the ELAP’s Bellevue office and community partner organizations

HOURS: 40 hours/week
SALARY: $52,050 – $56,000 per year DOE
BENEFITS: Medical/Dental/Vision and Life Insurance, 401(k) with match, 12 paid Holidays, week between
Christmas Day and New Year’s off, paid Vacation, and paid Sick Leave
Eastside Legal Assistance Program • 1239 120th Ave NE, Suite J • Bellevue, WA 98005 • email: • phone: 425-747-7274 • fax: 425-747-7504
LOCATION: Hybrid-remote; 20% on site at ELAP’s office in Bellevue, and occasional travel to partner
organizations throughout King County
REPORTS TO: Legal Director

Priority will be given to resumes received by March 10th. Please send resume and cover letter to The position will be open until filled.

ELAP is organizationally committed to fighting racism and incorporating equity and inclusion in our advocacy
work and our internal systems and work environment. ELAP expects all staff to uphold this organizational
commitment and approach their role with a desire to learn and grow in this area. As with all staff, the attorney
filling this role will be expected to center race equity in their work and support ELAP’s goal to operate as an
anti-racist organization.
ELAP is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws
prohibiting employment discrimination. ELAP promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork, and
productivity in the workplace. People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, those with disabilities, mature
workers, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
ELAP is committed to operating as 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 our work
while reinforcing our mission.
Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or more information
about the position should email Ngoc Nguyen, Chief of Staff, at