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NJP Seeks Assistant Managing Attorney – Screening Unit
March 11, 2020 | Alison Pagan

NJP seeks applications for our Screening Unit Assistant Managing Attorney from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission through the work of our Screening Unit.  This is a full-time position located in NJP’s Seattle office.

Northwest Justice Project’s Screening Unit plays a critical role in the statewide delivery of civil legal assistance to low-income communities across Washington State. The Assistant Managing Attorney works directly with the Screening Unit Managing Attorney to provide oversight and supervision of the Screening Unit and supports carrying out the program’s vision, mission, Strategic Plan and other initiatives and goals.

The Screening Unit is a central point of entry to legal services available through NJP and other legal service providers across the state. The Screening Unit consists of a team of 10-12 non-attorney intake screeners who handle calls from people seeking legal services to the CLEAR hotline and conduct intake for multiple other projects within NJP. Intake screeners ascertain eligibility for services and the nature of the legal problem, screen for conflicts of interest, open files and record information in NJP’s electronic case management system, make referrals in non-priority matters, and carry out other tasks as assigned by the Screener Unit Managing Attorney and Assistant Managing Attorney. The Screening Unit works closely with the Seattle Front Desk to help people navigate legal services.

Specific salary will be based upon relevant experience, beginning at $75,000 annually.

For more information, including how to apply, click here.