Mission: Washington Innocence Project (WashIP) works to identify, rectify, and prevent wrongful criminal convictions in Washington State by: Providing free post-conviction legal and investigative services to individuals with viable claims of actual innocence; Supporting our Freed and Exonerated Family as they rebuild their lives in freedom; and Promoting education, policy reform, system change, and culture change to prevent future injustice.
About: WashIP is an independent 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, distinct and separately run and funded from the Innocence Project based in New York City. The third innocence organization established in the United States, WashIP has been in continual operation since 1997 and remains an active founding member of the national Innocence Network. WashIP’s efforts have led to the passage of four state laws to improve the system, and freedom for 25 innocent men and women in Washington State, 15 of whom have been fully exonerated.
Position Summary: WashIP’s Litigation Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for delivery of the highest-quality representation to those pursuing post-conviction actual innocence claims in Washington State’s trial, appellate, and Federal Courts. This position manages the organization’s litigation practice; supervises staff and pro bono attorneys as they evaluate applications for assistance and provide direct representation to clients; and supports the Executive Director’s community engagement, policy reform, grant, and fundraising initiatives.
For more information, including how to apply, click here: Litigation Director