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Legal Counsel for Youth and Children seeks an attorney
June 16, 2023 | Chinami Arai

King County, WA (or within 60 miles of Seattle)
At-Home Office
Full-time, exempt

LCYC seeks a passionate, collaborative, and innovative attorney, committed to social justice and anti-racism, to provide direct representation, community outreach, and education to young people, ages 12-24 years, who are survivors of gender-based violence or domestic violence or are unstably housed in King County. Applicants must be a member of the Washington State Bar Association or qualify for admission by motion from another state under Washington State Court rule APR 3(c)(1).

This position is based in King County. LCYC is a virtual non-profit. The attorney will work from home and spend most of their time in the King County community – meeting with clients and community partners in schools, shelters, and at court. The attorney may represent young people on a wide range of civil legal issues including, but not limited to orders of protection, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, minor guardianships, housing access, eviction prevention, record-sealing, legal financial obligations, name and gender marker changes, family law, emancipations, navigating child welfare
systems, and public benefits. Applicants do not need existing expertise in these legal areas, but they do need to arrive at LCYC with a commitment to continual learning. Fluency in Spanish for this position is highly valued.

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 youth access to justice. Additionally, the attorney will be responsible for outreach, partner relationships and generating referrals in King County.

LCYC is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse staff and board reflective of the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, those with lived experience, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. LCYC particularly values lived experience in our practice areas of child welfare, juvenile court, youth and family immigration, and youth homelessness.

This is a full-time salaried position that requires a willingness to work some evenings and weekends, as well as occasional travel within the state. LCYC exempt employees have some flexibility in setting their schedules each week. This flexibility allows staff to adapt the timing of their work week with
the scheduling needs of representing youth. This flexibility also allows exempt employees to achieve better individual balance between work and home.

The salary range for the position is $69,000 – $90,100, depending on experience. Spanish speakers are eligible for an additional $3,000 annually, beyond their set salary. Supportive benefits include but are not limited to Flexible Time Away, medical, dental, life and disability insurance, 403(b) plan, and paid home office needs such as laptop computer, work cellphone, stand-up desk, and printer.
LCYC does not have a shared office space. All staff work from home offices. Travel for work is compensated at the Federal reimbursement rate.

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