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