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The Washington State Bar Association seeks an Equity and Justice Specialist
February 10, 2023 | Chinami Arai

Equity and Justice Specialist – Pro Bono/Public Svc

The Equity and Justice Department

Salary Range: $62,587 – $62,587 + Washington State Employee Benefits
FSLA – Non-Exempt; Full-time
*Primarily Remote within Washington State*

The WSBA’s mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.

The Washington State Bar Association operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court and exercises a governmental function authorized by the Washington Supreme Court to license and regulate the state’s nearly 40,000 legal professionals, including lawyers, limited practice officers, and limited license legal technicians. The WSBA both regulates legal professionals under the authority of the Court and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding.  The WSBA administers the bar admission process, including the bar exam; provides record-keeping and licensing functions; administers the lawyer discipline system. and provides continuing legal education for legal professionals, in addition to numerous other educational and member-service activities.

Purpose and Position Summary:

The Equity and Justice Specialist is part of the Equity and Justice Team, who partners with members, volunteers and staff to advance access to justice, pro bono and public service and diversity, equity and inclusion. The primary purpose of the Equity and Justice Specialist is to advance the WSBA’s pro bono and public service commitment by engaging in program development, support and administration of the Powerful Communities Project, Moderate Means Program, and WSBA pro bono benefits which include the pro bono opportunity portal, CLE programs and credits, and recognition.  The Specialist also supports, builds, and maintains relationships with Qualified Legal Services Providers, Volunteer Lawyer Programs, the Pro Bono and Public Service Committee, the Alliance for Equal Justice,  the law schools and others in the equity and justice community.  The Specialist also serves as an integral part of the Equity and Justice team who works to apply an equity lens to all work including pro bono and public service.

Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Moderate Means Program Coordination

Coordinate the WSBA’s role in the Moderate Means Program as a partner and a grantor. This work involves:

  • Partnering with the law schools to identify, develop and implement systematic improvements and operations, recruit MMP professionals, develop and deliver of trainings and toolkits for MMP professionals.
  • Conducting outreach to the public to increase access by the client communities.

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