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  • 11/15/2018 6:41 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Full Job Posting

    Position: Executive Director

    Category: 501(c)(6) - Non-profit

    Type: Part Time – Flexible

    Schedule: The Executive Director works an average of 10 to 15 hours per week during most of the year (once candidate is trained and in place), with occasional increases in hours depending on NCWBA program needs and productivity. Three times a year, the Executive Director works substantial additional hours to support NCWBA’s three signature annual events, each lasting two to four days and requiring travel to the event locations in the United States or Canada.

    Location: Candidate’s confidential virtual office setting

    Compensation: Approximately $17,500 per year plus reimbursement for travel expenses

    As the person primarily responsible for the administrative and executive support of The National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA), the Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day management of the NCWBA’s affairs, with the guidance and authorization of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director assists in the planning, direction, execution, and evaluation of NCWBA programs and services. The Executive Director represents NCWBA to its member organizations, external stakeholders, vendors, and the general public. The Executive Director oversees communications and manages information technology resources used in supporting the operation of the association, including updating the association’s website and social media postings. The Executive Director works independently in an office provided by the candidate. Cloud-based software and a commercial phone line are provided by the NCWBA. Candidate provides all other software and hardware. NCWBA is looking for an energetic self-starter with a wide array of experience. Accordingly, NCWBA will consider candidates even if they do not currently meet every skill listed in this notice. For general information about NCWBA, go to www.ncwba.org. 

  • 11/15/2018 6:28 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)


    October 10, 2018

     
    Full Time Position
     
    The ACLU of Washington seeks an experienced lobbyist to advance its civil liberties and civil rights legislative agenda in the state capitol and to ensure effective engagement with executive branch agencies, local governmental bodies, and our Congressional delegation. The Legislative Director is a member of the Political Strategies Department and reports to the Political Director.
     
    Overview
    The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country's premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan. The ACLU-WA’s staff of 40+ employees and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 80,000 members, activists, and donors.
     
    The ACLU-WA maximizes its impact through an integrated advocacy approach that aligns and coordinates legislation, litigation, and public education work across the organization with team members from all departments. We seek team members with a strong understanding of racial justice issues and commitment to centering the voices and lived experiences of directly impacted communities in the development and implementation of advocacy strategies.
     
    In close collaboration with allies and directly impacted stakeholders, the ACLU-WA has enjoyed groundbreaking legislative victories across a broad range of civil liberties and civil rights. Some highlights include the Washington Voting Rights Act, establishing marriage equalityLegal Financial Obligation reform to end the criminalization of poverty, voting rights restoration for people convicted of felonies, and defeating legislation that undermines civil liberties and civil rights like DNA collection on arrest and a gang bill that would lead to racial profiling.
     
    The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, socio-economic circumstance, or record of arrest or conviction.
     
    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Serve as ACLU-WA’s lead lobbyist in the state legislature, working full-time in Olympia during session and traveling across the state for district meetings during the interim.
    • Lead the development of the ACLU-WA’s state legislative goals and the creation of strategies and messaging to advance them in Olympia.
    • In collaboration with ACLU-WA team members across the organization, develop and implement strategies for working with directly impacted stakeholders, allied organizations, and others to achieve legislative goals.
    • Review legislative proposals, assess their political viability, and evaluate whether and how the ACLU should engage. Coordinate legal analysis, research, and drafting of legislative proposals with ACLU-WA team members and cooperating attorneys. 
    • Persuasively represent the ACLU-WA’s interests in the state legislative process, and at local levels as appropriate, to lawmakers, executive agencies, and stakeholders.
    • Support development of a plan to grow ACLU-WA’s lobbying capacity.
    • Build trusted relationships with lawmakers, agency decision makers, and staff by providing clear, fact-based analysis and resources.
    • In coordination with other ACLU-WA team members, represent the ACLU to coalition partners and before community, government, and academic groups. 
    • Collaborate across departments to prepare issue briefs, action alerts, and talking points, and explain ACLU legislative positions to local media.
    • Collaborate with national ACLU staff regarding issues and legislative strategies for advancing the ACLU’s agenda at the federal level.
    • Supervise ACLU-WA legislative session support staff and contract lobbyist(s), if any.  Report regularly to the Political Director.
    • Contribute to a positive, respectful, welcoming, and professional work environment for employees and volunteers.
    • Attend various ACLU functions and handle other projects as assigned.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Substantial knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to civil rights and civil liberties.  A law degree is preferred but candidates with other forms of expertise in the law and civil rights will be considered.
    • At least three years of local, state, or federal legislative and/or policy advocacy with a focus on issues of civil rights, civil liberties, or criminal justice.
    • Excellent leadership skills to develop allies and to facilitate communication and collaboration among them. Demonstrated ability to work with groups and individuals across the political spectrum.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; a "quick study" on an array of dynamic issues. Ability to stay organized in a fast-paced environment both in the office and on the road, to manage several projects simultaneously, and to adjust to frequently changing demands.
    • An understanding of racial justice issues and experience with the development and implementation of advocacy strategies that center the voices and lived experiences of directly affected communities.
    • Experience working in collaboration and coalition with diverse community partners and allies, and an appreciation of the nuances and potential conflicts in the ways in which diverse communities may be affected by our work.
    • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences.
    • Understanding of different communication styles in a work environment and ability to adjust to different work styles in order to collaborate internally and outside of the office.
    • Ability to work overtime and irregular hours, and to attend evening meetings. Must have a current Washington State driver’s license and access to a vehicle; willingness to either make a daily commute to Olympia (65 miles from Seattle) during the two to four month state legislative session or to live in Olympia part-time during session. Periodic travel throughout the state during the year.
    • A positive, confident, and professional presentation.
     
    This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
    Salary is based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include ten paid holidays, three weeks of vacation to start, medical and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and an ORCA card, the regional transportation pass.
     
    APPLICATION PROCEDURE
    To apply, email a letter of application and resume to Jobs@aclu-wa.org and include in the subject line of the email:  your last name and Legislative Director. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.aclu-wa.org/careers
     
     
    The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington.”
     


  • 11/15/2018 6:26 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Details Here

    About the Position

    The City of Olympia is accepting applications for two contract public defenders to represent indigent defendants in the Olympia Municipal Court. Position one is a 280 case credit max position with an opportunity to carry a misdemeanor/gross misdemeanor caseload. Position two is a 300 case credit max position with primary focus on working as an attorney of the day in community court, appear on the out of custody arraignment calendar, and carry an adjusted misdemeanor/gross misdemeanor caseload.

    Applicants must be a member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association with a minimum of five years criminal defense experience. Experience handling public defense cases is preferred. Contract period for both positions run from January 1st, 2019 through December 31st, 2019, with a possible option to renew.

    The flat rate monthly compensation for position one is anticipated to be based on the following scale: 280 case credits/year=$5,786.66/month.

    The flat rate monthly compensation for position two is anticipated to be based on the following scale: 300 case credits/year=$6,200/month.

    Public defender must be able to meet caseload standards and quarterly certification. Public defenders work closely with the Public Defense Coordinator. Caseload tracking and reporting to the city is required.

    To Apply

    Cover letter, resume, and 3 references must be received no later than November 21th, 2018.

    Please indicate in your cover letter whether consideration for position one, two, or both are desired.

    Applicants will be notified of interviews by Tuesday November 27th, 2018.

    Interviews will take place November 30th, 2018.

    Only online applications will be accepted.

    Contact Information

    For questions please call Diane Whaley, Public Defense Coordinator, at 360-753-8057


  • 11/12/2018 3:16 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Litigation group at Stoel Rives LLP is seeking to add an Attorney to its dynamic litigation practice in its Portland, Oregon or Sacramento, California offices. Our litigation group offers a full range of advice and strategic counsel of complex business transactions. The ideal candidate will have 2 to 6 years of experience, strong academic credentials, must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate initiative and outstanding client service, and have the judgment and confidence to work independently with clients and colleagues. Membership in the Oregon or California are required. Occasional travel may be required. Principals only. No recruiters please.

    To apply, please visit the Careers page on our website at: https://www.stoel.com/about/careers/attorneys.


  • 11/08/2018 3:48 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Civil Division – Real Property Transactions Attorney

    SALARY RANGE: DOQ

    County Attorney 2 - $79,711 to $107,595

    County Attorney 3 - $93,817 to $123,361

    Full-time 35 hours per week with benefits

    CLOSING DATE: Must be received by 11:59 p.m., December 2, 2018

    ABOUT THE OFFICE

    The Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is located in downtown Tacoma and employs approximately 213 staff, which includes over 100 deputy prosecutors. Pierce County has a population of 813,600 and growing. The office is comprised of the Criminal Division, which includes the Homicide and Violent Crimes Division, Major Crimes Division, Misdemeanor Division, Juvenile Division, Appeals Division, Investigative Services Division, and Victim-Witness Assistance Services Division. The Criminal Division reviews more than 22,800 criminal cases every year. The office's Civil Division provides legal advice to county officials and represents the county's interests in court. The Family Support Division protects the best interests of children.

    NATURE OF WORK

    This position involves complex professional legal work as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Civil Division, acting as advisor to the Facilities Management Department and other clients as assigned. Duties include properly analyzing and preparing real property instruments for transactions of the County whether as buyer, seller, lessee, lessor, or otherwise, and handling any related litigation. The attorney will also provide accurate and timely legal advice and representation to assigned clients and departments on a wide range of municipal issues.

    An attorney in this classification exercises independent judgment, initiative and resourcefulness in analyzing complex situations and providing legal advice concerning potential courses of action. Duties are performed with professional discretion and within office guidelines, professional ethics and standards, and legal requirements. This is an exempt position, covered by a collective bargaining agreement, with optional union membership.

    Position Summary

    Provides Pierce County legal representation in connection with real property transactions.

    Analyzes and prepares documents for the County's commercial real estate transactions and is often involved in legal negotiations.

    Advises and represents Facilities Management and other county officials as assigned.

    Drafts legal opinions, pleadings and memoranda.

    Handles litigation as assigned.

    Performs other related work as required.

    Just as important as the ability to perform the essential functions of the position are the following core competencies and characteristics:

    The ability to focus on how we can best serve the public.

    The desire and ability to uphold the mission and core values of the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office as outlined below.

    The ability to interact in a positive and engaging manner with colleagues and members of the community, treating every contact as a valued individual contributing to inclusiveness in the work environment and embracing and promoting diversity;

    Exceptional interpersonal ability coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills;

    The ability to build partnerships and promote teamwork;

    A professional image and positive, approachable demeanor;

    A commitment to teamwork and helping others achieve goals;

    The ability to multi-task and handle numerous responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced working environment;

    Creativity and open-mindedness;

    Strong learning acumen;

    Ability to type on a personal computer at an acceptable level of proficiency for independent production of work product and operate standard office machines and software.

    Mission Statement:

    Pursuing Justice. Representing the People. Serving Our Community.

    Core Values:

    Justice: We vigorously protect the rights of the people of Pierce County and hold offenders accountable. We support crime victims and their families.

    Excellence: We maintain the highest standards of personal and professional performance in service to the community.

    Teamwork: We work respectfully with each other, all members of the justice system, and the community to promote the public good.

    Accountability: We believe in open government and accept responsibility for the decisions we make. We are fiscally sound, innovative, and operationally efficient.

    Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards in carrying out our responsibilities.

    Respect: We treat our co-workers and all members of the community professionally, fairly and with dignity.

    Trifecta

    Good Worker: Consistently carries out duties of the job and does so ethically, meets expectations and performs professionally. Supervisors shall provide timely and honest feedback to others.

    Good Colleague: Consistently promotes good will, supports and treats all colleagues in the Prosecutor's Office respectfully and professionally.

    Good Emissary: Consistently represents the office well with members of the justice system and the community at large, advances goals of the office and acts professionally.

    Qualifications

    U.S. Citizen (RCW 36.27.010, RCW 36.27.040, and RCW 29A.08.010) and admitted as an attorney in the State of Washington (RCW 36.27.010) are required. At least five years of civil experience in commercial real property transactions and litigation is preferred.

    The ability to successfully complete and pass a thorough background investigation and interview is required.A valid Washington State driver's license is also required.

    Supplemental Information

    To be considered for this opportunity please: Complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application by selecting "APPLY" above or go to: www.piercecountywa.org/jobs.

    If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers. Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format you may call Human Resources at (253) 798- 7480, at least two days prior to the need.

    This is a competitive selection process. Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews.

    As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Pierce County welcomes a diverse workforce. Pierce County does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.


  • 11/08/2018 3:47 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    IP / TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS ASSOCIATE

    Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S. is a Seattle-based, full-service law firm for a diverse client base of multi-national, national and local companies in business, land use, real estate, and litigation. Our hallmark culture hinges upon respect, collegiality, and genuine care which extends to all C&H lawyers and employees, as well as to our clients and their teams.

    We are looking for a mid-level Associate seeking an opportunity to join a sophisticated IP and Technology Transactions practice and work in an entrepreneurial environment. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience with intellectual property and/or technology transactions, superior academic credentials, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and current WSBA membership. We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, friendly people and a wonderful working environment. Check us out at www.cairncross.com. EOE. Send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to:

    Human Resources Manager

    Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.

    524 Second Avenue, Suite 500

    Seattle, WA 98104-2323

    careers@cairncross.com


  • 11/08/2018 3:42 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit law firm whose mission is to secure justice through high quality legal advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families and communities through legal representation, community partnerships, education and other advocacy. This Integrated Rural Legal Assistance Project (IRLAP) 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, located in Aberdeen, WA. NJP now seeks applications from qualified attorneys to undertake mission directed work statewide to address the civil legal needs of persons who have been victims of crime who experience related civil legal needs. Such crimes include, but are not limited to violent crimes, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, assault, human trafficking, as well as wage theft, fraud and other financial exploitation. The crime need not have been prosecuted or reported to law enforcement for the victim to receive civil legal services through NJP. The project will primarily, but not exclusively, target services to victims who have significant barriers accessing civil legal assistance due to rural isolation, limited access, limited English proficiency, immigration status and other factors, making certain crime victims particularly vulnerable to civil legal issues arising from their having been a victim of a crime. The Aberdeen attorney will be expected to collaborate closely with victim services agencies in the geographic service area to identify and meet the civil legal needs of the client population. Successful applicants for these positions will work together as a team within NJP and will collaborate as part of a broader team of attorneys serving within the Washington Alliance for Equal Justice. Applicants should have a desire to work with crime victims and with the agencies that serve them; and, be interested and willing to pursue civil litigation in areas related to housing, family law, consumer protection, public benefits and health care access, and other collateral impacts of victimization. Such impacts may include employment problems, credit issues, education and discrimination.

    GENERAL JOB DUTIES: The team of V O C A attorneys will undertake a range of duties including, but not limited to:  Work collaboratively with others to identify the most important problems impacting victims, their families and communities affected by crime.  Engage with clients and victim services providers to identify and seek individualized and systemic solutions to adverse consequences of victimization, with particular focus on victim and family safety, protecting and preserving access to basic needs, and persons and groups that experience special barriers to accessing civil legal services, including seniors, people with disabilities, children, veterans, immigrants, limited English speaking persons, and other groups.  Develop collaborative working relationships with a statewide network of advocates addressing similar and related issues throughout the state; participate in advocacy task forces or work groups to address systemic issues that arise in the context of crime victimization.  Utilize NJP’s case management and timekeeping systems and comply with all applicable regulatory requirements and reporting needs.  Help identify and develop on-line resources for use by attorneys and/or unrepresented litigants on crime victim rights and consequential legal impacts arising from being a victim of crime.  Support the work of NJP partners including the volunteer lawyers, private attorneys, other legal aid providers and interested parties and organizations addressing the legal needs of crime victims. GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:  Member of the Washington Bar or willing and able to take next bar exam.  Strong oral and written communication skills.  Dependable organizational and time management skills.  Attention to detail and willingness to develop and maintain systems to facilitate grant reporting and compliance requirements.  Willingness to work and live in southwest Washington and reliable transportation and ability to travel within the geographic service area (Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties).  Experience working with economic crime victims, violent crimes, e.g., domestic violence, sexual assault, assault, trafficking, etc.  Ability to work collaboratively with diverse partners, client communities, law enforcement, health care providers, guardians, case managers and others.  Cultural competency; especially with crime victims, people with disabilities, seniors, veterans, immigrants, limited English proficient persons, etc.  Overall commitment to low income populations will be evaluated for each candidate. Preference given to those with direct or indirect experience working with the client populations described above.  Spanish language proficiency is preferred. COMPENSATION: Depends on experience. Salary is competitive within local public interest community; excellent benefits and work environment.

    These positions are made possible by funding 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. TO APPLY: Resume and letter of interest in position should be sent to Karen Holland at karenh@nwjustice.org. Letters of interest and email subject line should clearly reference “VOCA Attorney - ABERDEEN”. Date of availability should be noted in cover letter. Application materials should specifically identify examples of relevant work applicant has handled, including whether as lead or co-counsel, case management, training, CLE or other presentations on legal topics related to protection of crime victims, etc., recognitions and references. Please include proficiency in languages other than English on the resume. Writing samples may be requested before interview. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact Karen Holland at (206) 707-0802. More information about NJP is available at www.nwjustice.org.


  • 11/08/2018 3:42 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit law firm whose mission is to secure justice through high quality legal advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families and communities through legal representation, community partnerships, education and other advocacy. This Integrated Rural Legal Assistance Project (IRLAP) 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, located in Aberdeen, WA. NJP now seeks applications from qualified attorneys to undertake mission directed work statewide to address the civil legal needs of persons who have been victims of crime who experience related civil legal needs. Such crimes include, but are not limited to violent crimes, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, assault, human trafficking, as well as wage theft, fraud and other financial exploitation. The crime need not have been prosecuted or reported to law enforcement for the victim to receive civil legal services through NJP. The project will primarily, but not exclusively, target services to victims who have significant barriers accessing civil legal assistance due to rural isolation, limited access, limited English proficiency, immigration status and other factors, making certain crime victims particularly vulnerable to civil legal issues arising from their having been a victim of a crime. The Aberdeen attorney will be expected to collaborate closely with victim services agencies in the geographic service area to identify and meet the civil legal needs of the client population. Successful applicants for these positions will work together as a team within NJP and will collaborate as part of a broader team of attorneys serving within the Washington Alliance for Equal Justice. Applicants should have a desire to work with crime victims and with the agencies that serve them; and, be interested and willing to pursue civil litigation in areas related to housing, family law, consumer protection, public benefits and health care access, and other collateral impacts of victimization. Such impacts may include employment problems, credit issues, education and discrimination.

    GENERAL JOB DUTIES: The team of V O C A attorneys will undertake a range of duties including, but not limited to:  Work collaboratively with others to identify the most important problems impacting victims, their families and communities affected by crime.  Engage with clients and victim services providers to identify and seek individualized and systemic solutions to adverse consequences of victimization, with particular focus on victim and family safety, protecting and preserving access to basic needs, and persons and groups that experience special barriers to accessing civil legal services, including seniors, people with disabilities, children, veterans, immigrants, limited English speaking persons, and other groups.  Develop collaborative working relationships with a statewide network of advocates addressing similar and related issues throughout the state; participate in advocacy task forces or work groups to address systemic issues that arise in the context of crime victimization.  Utilize NJP’s case management and timekeeping systems and comply with all applicable regulatory requirements and reporting needs.  Help identify and develop on-line resources for use by attorneys and/or unrepresented litigants on crime victim rights and consequential legal impacts arising from being a victim of crime.  Support the work of NJP partners including the volunteer lawyers, private attorneys, other legal aid providers and interested parties and organizations addressing the legal needs of crime victims. GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:  Member of the Washington Bar or willing and able to take next bar exam.  Strong oral and written communication skills.  Dependable organizational and time management skills.  Attention to detail and willingness to develop and maintain systems to facilitate grant reporting and compliance requirements.  Willingness to work and live in southwest Washington and reliable transportation and ability to travel within the geographic service area (Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties).  Experience working with economic crime victims, violent crimes, e.g., domestic violence, sexual assault, assault, trafficking, etc.  Ability to work collaboratively with diverse partners, client communities, law enforcement, health care providers, guardians, case managers and others.  Cultural competency; especially with crime victims, people with disabilities, seniors, veterans, immigrants, limited English proficient persons, etc.  Overall commitment to low income populations will be evaluated for each candidate. Preference given to those with direct or indirect experience working with the client populations described above.  Spanish language proficiency is preferred. COMPENSATION: Depends on experience. Salary is competitive within local public interest community; excellent benefits and work environment.

    November 2018 VOCA Aberdeen, Page 3 These positions are made possible by funding 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. TO APPLY: Resume and letter of interest in position should be sent to Karen Holland at karenh@nwjustice.org. Letters of interest and email subject line should clearly reference “VOCA Attorney - ABERDEEN”. Date of availability should be noted in cover letter. Application materials should specifically identify examples of relevant work applicant has handled, including whether as lead or co-counsel, case management, training, CLE or other presentations on legal topics related to protection of crime victims, etc., recognitions and references. Please include proficiency in languages other than English on the resume. Writing samples may be requested before interview. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact Karen Holland at (206) 707-0802. More information about NJP is available at www.nwjustice.org.


  • 11/08/2018 3:40 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    CLEAR Crime Victims (CV)-VOCA Staff Attorney 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 a Staff Attorney position in our CLEAR Crime Victims (CV) unit. This position is funded under the federal Victims of Crime Act, 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 located in Seattle. CLEAR CV is an exciting NJP project that collaborates statewide with domestic violence and crime victim services partner agencies to address the civil legal needs of crime victims across the state. CLEAR CV attorneys meet telephonically with clients through an appointment system and provides advice, brief consultation, limited, and intensive pro se assistance to victims, and referral to an NJP field office or other resource for extended representation as needed. Much, but not all, of the legal work relates to the immediate safety, ongoing protection, family law needs. CLEAR CV attorneys also assist DV victims and general crime victims with non-family civil legal needs such as housing, consumer debt, education, employment and public assistance as part of services to crime victims. CLEAR CV services are designed to empower victims of crime to obtain ongoing protections and stability needed to overcome trauma and the consequences of victimization The CLEAR CV-VOCA Attorney is also the designated back-up to VOCA-funded Staff Attorneys in NJP’s Seattle and Kent offices to ensure continuity of services when field office, direct representation capacity is unavailable for extended periods of time. During these times, the CLEAR CV-VOCA Attorney would provide direct and in-court representation to VOCA clients as appropriate. Minimum qualifications for all successful applicants include:  Member of the Washington Bar or willing and able to take next bar exam  Strong oral and written communication skills  Prior legal experience in serving general crime victims and domestic violence victims, preferably in a legal aid or comparable practice

    CLEAR CV/VOCA Attorney Page 2  Family Law litigation experience  Strong interviewing skills and ability to work under pressure with clients in crisis.  Ability to collaborate effectively with other advocates, service providers and client groups  Attention to detail and ability to facilitate and support grant reporting and adhere to grant compliance requirements.  Cultural competency; especially with immigrants, crime victims, people with disabilities, limited English proficient persons, and seniors.  Demonstrated commitment to, and experience working with very low-income and/or immigrant communities strongly preferred.  Direct experience working with crime victims is a plus.  Technologically independent: possess dependable computer skills in word processing and the ability and interest to learn new software applications necessary for the efficient administration of the project.  Typing skills sufficient to contemporaneously document client intake  Proficiency in a language prevalent in our client communities is preferred. SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  Conduct telephone based client interviews. Provide advice and, as appropriate, legal assistance, which may range from verbal or written advice, to negotiating a resolution on the client's behalf;  Use a computerized system for contemporaneous recording of client information and case notes, conflict checking, case management, and determining appropriate referrals;  Maintain familiarity with areas of civil law affecting the low-income communities in Washington.  Engage with partners in the legal services delivery system;  Develop self-help and legal education materials for the client community;  Communicate about any matters relating to program integrity and the equal justice needs of the client community including program priorities and delivery system concerns;  When necessary, provide direct, in-person advocacy, including litigation to address client legal needs arising from the consequences of victimization. SALARY: Salary is dependent upon experience. NJP offers an attractive benefits package, including medical, dental and disability coverage in addition to a law school loan assistance program.


    TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, current resume and writing sample to: Sue Encherman, suee@nwjustice.org. Email subject line should clearly reference “Staff Attorney – CLEAR CV-VOCA” position. Cover letter should include description of any past experience, personal or professional, with low income or other marginalized communities. Application deadline: Until filled.


  • 11/08/2018 3:39 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Job Announcement Case Management Data Specialist The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is Washington’s largest legal aid program, interacting with more than 20,000 applicants and clients each year. NJP records data for case and client tracking, grant compliance and reporting, and strategic development and assessment of outcomes. NJP utilizes LegalServer, an online case management system (CMS), to store information and documents relating to people, cases, and projects, including case outcomes and advocate time keeping. The Case Management Data Specialist will maintain and optimize the LegalServer CMS to best meet executive, administrative, user, and client-related data needs for both internal management needs, and various grants management and standardized reporting needs. The Case Management Data Specialist will utilize and identify useful LegalServer functionalities, develop dashboards, queries, and other methods to analyze, compile, and present CMS data in readily understandable formats. The Specialist will conduct proactive and periodic review of client/case data to ensure compliance with regulatory and funder requirements. The Specialist will also work with advocacy staff using GIS software/methodologies to assess and forecast client service needs, service delivery, and program efficiency. The Case Management Data Specialist works with NJP advocate and non-legal staff and reports to the Operations Director. The Case Management Data Specialist is principally responsible for maintaining and optimizing NJP’s CMS, monitoring the integrity of the data, and assisting with data extraction, presentation and analysis. GENERAL JOB DUTIES: • Manage, and assist with the evaluation and analysis of internal data, supplemented with external data as practicable, for use in planning, program development and assessment, resource development and other activities. • Maintain and update LegalServer configuration for purposes of grant and programmatic requirements and implement and educate staff on changes to the system, as needed. • Review regularly released, and currently unused, LegalServer enhancements, modules and features, to determine utility for NJP, in consultation with appropriate internal users, and evaluate impact on users.

    Case Management Data Specialist, October, 2018 Page 2 • Assist management with development of policies and/or protocols for case management system use. • Provide technical support, configuration, training and assistance to internal LegalServer users. • Communicate with LegalServer developer, PSTI, to solve problems, prioritize issue management, and facilitate and support national LegalServer development and enhancement efforts • Perform regular reviews of internal data integrity for internal and regulatory compliance with funding requirements. • Develop, prepare and submit grant reports. • Engage with national and statewide LegalServer stakeholder community. As a social justice organization, NJP has made a commitment to fight racism and to incorporate equity and inclusion in both the work we do and work environment we create. All staff are expected to uphold this commitment and approach their role with a desire to learn and grow in this area. QUALITIFCATIONS: • High school diploma or equivalent required; four-year degree preferred * • Experience with case management system or similar* • Ability to work independently in a diverse workplace and within a dynamic environment • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Excel • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Prior experience in positions which demonstrated the ability to prioritize work, able to multi-task and handle multiple responsibilities • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and presentation • Excellent analytical and evaluative skills • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and the ability to work effectively in high pressure environment in a mission-driven organization • Ability to plan and execute training for users in all positions • Experience using Case Management Systems in a legal aid or law firm environment preferred. • Prior experienceworking with a legal services/aid organization, non-profit or government setting helpful. *Combination of equivalent education, certifications and experience may substitute for each requirement The Northwest Justice Project is especially interested in qualified candidates whose professional, personal and/or service experience allow them to contribute to and support the legal aid community’s commitment to race equity.

    Case Management Data Specialist, October, 2018 Page 3 COMPENSATION: Based on experience and includes excellent benefits. TO APPLY: Cover letter, resume, and writing sample should be sent to resume@nwjustice.org. Cover letter and email subject line should clearly reference Case Management Data Specialist. Cover letter should include description of any past experience, personal or professional, with low income or other marginalized communities. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact Karen Holland at (206) 707-0802.


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