Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (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 12-24 years who are unstably housed, in dependencies, Becca proceedings and minor guardianships in Clark County. The attorney will be an integral member of the local Clark County Anchor Community Initiative, a movement to end youth homelessness, and a key player on LCYC’s team. 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 Clark County, WA. LCYC is a virtual non-profit – the attorney will work from home and spend their time in Clark County, meeting with youth 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, minor guardianships, dependencies, Becca proceedings 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 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 Clark County.
The salary range for the position is $69,000 – $90,100, depending on experience.
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