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Washington State Office of Public Defense Seeks Disproportionality Legal Training Coordinator
October 9, 2019 | Scott Shoemaker

OPD seeks an attorney who is a proven trainer and litigator with experience developing effective equity-based legal arguments to address systemic racial and economic disproportionality in the justice system. This attorney will have an understanding of how race, gender, national origin, disability, and class intersect to create disparities for individuals and families who are accused of crimes or otherwise face state intervention into their lives. The public defense Disproportionality Legal Training Coordinator is a new full-time position. The successful candidate will work closely with OPD leadership, OPD managing attorneys, and external partners to develop and implement specialized legal training to help public defense attorneys throughout the state identify and successfully argue disproportionality issues in trial and appellate courts.

For a detailed job description and instructions on how to apply, click here.