Since 1987 LAW Advocates has provided free civil legal assistance to low-income Whatcom County residents by linking them with attorney and community volunteers. We are seeking to fill our Programs Manager position, which plans, coordinates, and oversees our legal clinics and pro bono attorney referrals. In this position you will work with our in-house staff, interns, and attorney and non-attorney volunteers to help ensure that Whatcom County residents who cannot afford to pay a lawyer are treated justly under the law. This exciting, fast-paced position lets you directly improve the lives of those facing critical legal issues including domestic violence, eviction, debt, loss of government benefits, and lack of official identification. Programs you will oversee include our flagship Street Law clinics as well as Tenant Clinic, the Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic, Access ID, and the Kinship Custody Clinic. You will help us serve over 1,600 clients per year who would otherwise have no other place to turn for legal assistance.
Details of the position appear in the Job Description. We are especially interested in candidates with professional, personal or service experience that allows them to contribute to and support the legal aid community’s commitment to race equity. We value cultural competency relevant to our clientele, which includes immigrants, crime victims, persons with disabilities, individuals with limited English proficiency, and seniors.
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