Northwest Justice Project (NJP) will receive funding from the Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA) to open an office to serve Grant and Adams County. The funding will support the hiring of two attorneys and a legal assistant. The exact location of the office is still to be determined, but it will be located in Grant County (i.e. Moses Lake, Ephrata, or Quincy). The office will operate as a satellite of NJP’s Wenatchee office, which currently serves the region.
This NJP office opening provides a historic and unique opportunity to serve the civil legal needs of low-income communities in an area of the state that has not benefitted from a dedicated legal aid office presence.
NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission in this new location. Three years’ prior experience in all aspects of civil litigation with emphasis on issues that impact low-income persons in Washington is strongly preferred. Experience in affirmative litigation in state or federal court and experience in addressing systemic issues is a plus. Significant civil legal aid and related advocacy experience is also preferred. Applicants should have demonstrated experience working with low-income client communities, and be culturally competent working with communities of color, limited English speakers and persons with disabilities. Washington State Bar Association membership in good standing, the ability to acquire membership through reciprocity, or ability to take the next Washington bar exam is required. Spanish language fluency is required.
An interest in addressing the legal needs of small, rural communities is a must. Travel throughout the Grant/Adams region is necessary.
Demonstrated experience and/or connection to NJP’s client communities is preferred. Northwest Justice Project is especially interested in qualified candidates with professional, personal and/or service experience that allows them to contribute to and support the legal aid community’s commitment to race equity. Must be willing to be engaged with the community to be served.
Starting salary is based upon years of experience, with an annual salary range starting at $61,933 to $115,754. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% paid employee health premiums and significant premium shares for family health premiums, as well as generous time off.
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