Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (LCYC) seeks a passionate, collaborative, and innovative advocate, committed to social justice and anti-racism, to provide direct representation, community outreach, and education to young people 12-24 years who are or are at risk of experiencing homelessness in Walla Walla County. Applicants must be a member of the Washington State Bar Association currently or able to obtain membership within the next few months. The Walla Walla attorney will be an integral member of Walla Walla’s community partners striving to end youth homelessness, and a key player on LCYC’s advocacy team. This position is part of LCYC’s Justice Expansion Team, which includes our work in Walla Walla, TriCities, the new Pro Bono Champions
program, and our virtual lawyering program VLAW.
This position is located in Walla Walla and the attorney is expected to live in Walla Walla County. LCYC is a virtual non-profit – the attorney will work from home and spend most of their time in the Walla Walla community, meeting with clients and community partners in schools, shelters, and at court. The attorney will represent young people on a wide range of civil legal issues including, but not limited to housing, emancipations, public benefits, employment, education, orders of protection, family law, and medical debt. Applicants do not need existing expertise in these legal
areas, but they do need to arrive at LCYC with a commitment to continual learning.
The attorney will provide legal assistance for young people through (1) direct legal representation (2) legal advice and consultation, and (3) legal education to youth and community partners. Working in in collaboration with youth and community providers, the attorney will help identify and influence systemic barriers to the elimination of youth homelessness. Additionally, the attorney will be responsible for outreach, partner relationships and generating referrals in Walla Walla.
For more information, including how to apply, click here: LCYC Staff Attorney Job Posting WW