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Northwest Justice Project Seeks Bilingual Staff Attorney
January 9, 2020 | Alison Pagan

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that pursues its mission through legal representation, community partnerships, and education to combat injustice and promote the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities throughout Washington.

NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys to fill the Staff Attorney position in our CLEAR/Crime Victims (CV) unit. This position is funded under the federal Victims of Crime Act provided through a sub-contract with the state Office of Civil Legal Aid. NJP anticipates continued receipt of these funds and the positions are not subject to any specific grant or contract term. This is a full-time position. This position is located in Seattle.

CLEAR CV is an exciting NJP project that collaborates statewide with victim services partner agencies to address the legal needs of the agencies’ domestic violence clients. The legal services are provided to empower victims of crime to obtain the safety and ongoing protections they need to overcome trauma and live crime-free. The attorneys meet telephonically with clients through an appointment system and provide advice, limited and extensive pro se assistance to victims, and referral to an NJP field office or other resource for more extended representation if needed. Much, but not all, of the legal work relates to the immediate safety, ongoing protection, and family law needs of the clients, with other legal needs such as housing, consumer debt, education, employment, and public assistance needs addressed as part of the crime victim service response.

Applicants must be bilingual (English/Spanish).

Starting salary is based upon years of experience, with an annual salary range starting at $61,933 to $115,754.

For a more detailed job description, including how to apply, click here: NJP Bilingual Staff Attorney Job Description.