Position Title: Associate Attorney
Position Level: Entry Level
Salary Range: $75,000-$80,000
Benefits: Paid time off and Flex-schedule programs,
Paid Holidays, Optional Medical/Dental Insurance
program, some Hybrid-Remote work options.
Provide professional civil and criminal legal services in the areas of Prison and Prisoner’s
Rights Law. Facilitate access to the courts by incarcerated individuals in contracted Washington
State Prisons. Assist with representation needs, including human rights issues, impacting
incarcerated individuals. Represent eligible persons before the ISRB (Indeterminate Sentencing
Review Board) and other judicial and administrative processes. The work will vary depending
upon areas of requests for legal services and case volumes.
Bilingual applicants, particularly Spanish language speakers, and Law Students preparing
for an upcoming Washington State Bar Exam are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter and a sample of what you consider to be your
best writing. The writing sample may be a brief, or part of a brief, preferably authored in the
name of the applicant.
Examples of Essential Job Functions:
1. Review requests for legal services from incarcerated individuals confined at contracted Washington State Prisons.
2. Interview and advise incarcerated individuals by phone.
3. Travel to prison facilities to interview and advise incarcerated individuals.
4. Perform legal research on issues impacting eligible incarcerated persons and provide representation in accordance with state contract guidelines.
5. Build an expertise in Prison and Prisoner’s Rights Law, which includes a broad range of issues, some examples of which are domestic relations, immigration, prison management, facility conditions, sentencing, conviction appeals, disciplinary matters, classification and transfers, and constitutional rights issues such as the right to medical and mental health care.
6. Litigate before the ISRB and other state, local and administrative bodies.
7. Assist with preparation and presentation of seminars on legal research, legal process, legislative updates, and other topics which facilitate court access for incarcerated individuals.
8. Maintain and update case files, records of time spent, and other related records to document effective evaluation and completion of case assignments.
Education and Experience
- Completion or near completion of a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law
school or equivalency.
- Must be an active member, in good standing, of the Washington State Bar Association, or
have the ability to meet this requirement soon after hire.
- No minimum experience requirement.
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