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King County Bar Association Seeks Records Project Staff Attorney
June 30, 2022 | Alison Pagan

The King County Bar Association promotes and supports a diverse and collegial membership; works with the judiciary to achieve excellence, equity, and accessibility in the administration of justice; and benefits the community through public service and engagement in public policy.

Reports to the Pro Bono Services Director. The Records Project Staff Attorney provides training, supervision and mentoring to volunteer attorneys representing low-income individuals in vacating criminal convictions. In addition, the role administers the day-to-day operations of the Records Project. The staff attorney may provide legal advice and limited representation as well as assist with various program and volunteer development duties.

Advocacy and Pro Bono Program Management:
 Provide limited legal advice and representation to individuals referred to the Records Project
 Recruit, train, and support volunteer attorneys
 Conduct legal research, write briefs, pleadings, and gather other legal documents as necessary
 Oversee and maintain quality of client advocacy by volunteers
 Review cases for legal merit before placement with volunteer attorneys
 Stay apprised of legislative and regulatory changes and update volunteers and program material in accordance with new laws
 Create and maintain partnerships with community organizations and collaborate with systemic advocacy
 Develop a team environment with anti-racism and equity as a priority
Administrative and Supervisory:
 Review and oversee data input in Legal Server data management system
 Prepare reports, articles, and communications both for internal and community distribution
 Develop, design, and implement volunteer training and materials
 Obtain feedback from volunteers and clients on outcomes, satisfaction with services, and quality control
 Mentor volunteer attorneys
 Provide support and back-up to Records Project staff
 Assist Records Project staff with case referral management
 Assist with grant reporting, including gathering data and providing narratives
 Serve as a member of the Pro Bono Services Leadership team.
Outreach and Collaboration:
 Collaborate with other KCBA Departments and Pro Bono Programs
 Update community resources and pro se materials
 Foster new partnerships with community agencies
 Develop outreach materials for community partners and outside agencies
 Other duties as may be assigned.

For more information, including how to apply, click here: Records Project Staff Attorney