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Join NJP and make a difference in the lives of thousands of low-income people in beautiful Washington state. NJP employees are dedicated, passionate people from diverse backgrounds, coming together to help our clients protect their families, health, and livelihoods. NJP offers a variety of employment opportunities for management, attorneys, paralegals and support staff in locations all around the state. Read about some of the great employee benefits NJP offers. 

Current Openings

 

Staff Attorney - Eviction Prevention Unit - Multiple locations

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that pursues its mission of Combating Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity through legal representation, community partnerships, and education.

NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission through the work of our new statewide Eviction Prevention Unit. NJP will fill a total of 20 staff attorney positions across the state in the following locations:  Spokane, Wenatchee, Quincy, Kennewick, Yakima, Vancouver, Longview, Olympia, Everett, Bellingham, Aberdeen, and Port Angeles.

NJP is especially interested in qualified candidates with professional, personal and/or service experience that allows them to contribute to and support the legal aid community’s commitment to race equity.  Candidates must be willing to be engaged with the community to be served.  

 

Director of Advocacy | Seattle, WA

NJP seeks candidates for a leadership opportunity as the Director of Advocacy. This role is a member of the NJP’s executive management team and is responsible for leading, inspiring, and promoting excellence in pursuit of NJP’s mission to combat injustice, strengthen communities and protect human dignity through legal representation and advocacy on behalf of client communities statewide. The Director of Advocacy brings strategic vision and management experience to NJP’s work to break down barriers to equity caused by poverty, racism, sex discrimination, disability, limited English proficiency, and other circumstances that systemically impair access to essential resources and opportunity. The Director of Advocacy carries out these responsibilities through close collaboration with, and supervision of, NJP’s Statewide Advocacy Team (Advocacy Counsel and Senior Managing Attorneys), and by serving as an expert, supportive counsel, and resource to NJP Managing Attorneys and advocates.

Managing Attorney – Eviction Defense

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is seeking a Managing Attorney to help launch and oversee a new Statewide Eviction Defense Unit to protect the rights of low-income tenants across Washington State. This position may be located in any of NJP’s 20 offices in the state.     

Bilingual Staff Attorney -Labor Trafficking | Yakima, Tri-Cities, or Wentachee, WA

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit law firm with a mission of Combating Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity.  NJP secures justice for people in or near poverty 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.  

NJP offers a unique opportunity to join a mission driven organization serving the legal needs of low-income people and communities in Washington State.  The Farmworker Unit (FWU) is a statewide unit within NJP that provides legal assistance to low-income agricultural workers throughout Washington. This is a full-time position.

NJP seeks applications from attorneys who have a strong interest in working with farmworker communities to lead our advocacy against labor trafficking in agriculture. The position is made possible by funding from Washington’s Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) to represent survivors of labor trafficking in civil claims and immigration matters and conduct community education on labor trafficking to farmworkers and community organizations. This is a full-time position.

Staff Attorney – Native American Unit | Eastern Washington

NJP will be contracting with Office of Civil Legal for COVID Pandemic legal aid funding to expand its capacity to address the civil legal needs directly and indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The attorney will provide legal assistance to Native Americans, with an emphasis on serving Native Americans in Eastern Washington. This attorney will be part of NJP’s Native American Unit (NAU). The NAU is a specialized unit that advocates for the rights of Native American individuals and communities, on - and off-reservation. This is a regular, full-time position covered by NJP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. Current NJP employees earn seniority based on original hire date as long as no break in employment over one year has occurred. Expected start date is July 1, 2021. The attorney may work out of any single NJP office, though the preference is for an applicant who will work out of one of NJP’s Eastern Washington field office locations.

Temporary Public Legal Education Attorney - Senior Fire Readiness | Seattle, WA

NJP is adding a Temporary Public Legal Education Attorney. This temporary position is a disaster relief project to enhance NJP’s outreach to and legal information services for low-income older adults, who live in wildfire-prone rural counties of Washington State. This position will work with other Washington Law Help Team staff in creating, updating, and disseminating content in all media: WLH, YouTube, Facebook and print. This position focuses on developing and providing fire preparation and response resources for people age 50 and older. Specific emphasis will be placed on the development of plain language, multi-media, and if possible, interactive client and community education tools about the intersection of senior issues and disaster related legal issues and any applicable disaster related law.

Legal Assistant - (part-time) | Longview, WA

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit law firm with a mission of Combating Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity. NJP secures justice for people in or near poverty 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.

NJP’s Longview office seeks a part-time (21 hours per week), experienced legal assistant to support our fast-paced field office and attorneys. This position is located in our Longview office.

Washington LawHelp Coordinator | Seattle, WA

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit law firm with a mission of Combating Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity. NJP secures justice for people in or near poverty 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.  

NJP seeks applicants for a Washington LawHelp Coordinator position to assist in the support of the Washington LawHelp Team. This position is full time and will report to the Washington LawHelp Managing Attorney.  

Assistant Managing Attorney - King County Consumer Housing Education and Employment Rights (CHEER) Unit | Seattle, WA

NJP currently seeks applications from qualified attorneys for the position of Assistant Managing Attorney in its King County Consumer Housing Education and Employment Rights (CHEER) Unit. NJP’s Assistant Managing Attorneys play a critical role in the statewide units and local office/regional delivery of civil legal assistance to low-income communities across Washington State. The Assistant Managing Attorney is responsible for tasks delegated by the Managing Attorney to support the overall management of regional offices or specialized units of within NJP’s statewide law firm to carry out the program’s vision, mission and strategic goals.

Staff Attorneys - Coordinated Legal Education, Advice, and Referral (CLEAR) Two positions | Seattle, WA

NJP will be contracting with Office of Civil Legal for COVID Pandemic legal aid funding to expand its capacity to serve the needs of low-income people across the state of Washington on matters directly and indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. To meet these needs, NJP seeks two full-time attorneys to work on its statewide legal aid “hotline,” CLEAR.  CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice, and Referral) provides legal advice, limited assistance, and referrals on civil legal problems. CLEAR attorneys serve as part of a statewide team of legal aid advocates who work cooperatively to provide legal assistance to Washington's indigent population. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused increased need for civil legal aid in many of the areas that CLEAR attorneys handle, including housing law, family law, and public benefits eligibility. The CLEAR attorney will assist callers in those areas of law as well as others. These are regular, full-time positions covered by NJP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Staff Attorney | Eastern WA

**NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION**

NJP will be contracting with Office of Civil Legal for COVID Pandemic legal aid funding to expand its capacity to address the civil legal needs directly and indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This position will be housed in one of NJP’s Eastern Washington field offices. This is a regular, full-time position covered by NJP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. Current NJP employees earn seniority based on original hire date as long as no break in employment over one year has occurred. Expected start date is July 1, 2021.

Paralegal/Outreach Worker - Native American Unit | Eastern WA

NJP will be contracting with Office of Civil Legal for COVID Pandemic legal aid funding to expand its capacity to serve Native Americans experiencing civil legal issues directly or indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This Paralegal/Outreach Worker will be part of NJP’s Native American Unit (NAU). The NAU is a specialized unit that advocates for the rights of Native American individuals and communities, on and off reservation. This is a regular, full-time position covered by NJP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Current NJP employees earn seniority based on original hire date as long as no break in employment over one year has occurred. Expected start date is July 1, 2021.

The Paralegal/Outreach Worker may work out of any single NJP office, if space is available, though the preference is for an applicant who will work out of one of NJP’s Eastern Washington field office locations. The Paralegal/Outreach Worker will be supervised by the Managing Attorney of the NAU.  

Assistant Managing Attorney - Screening Unit | Seattle, WA

**NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION**

NJP currently seeks applications from qualified attorneys for the position of Screening Unit Assistant Managing Attorney from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission through the work of our Screening Unit. This is a full-time position. The position may be located remotely, but does require the ability to travel to Seattle periodically to attend meetings and other activities.  NJP’s Screening Unit plays a critical role in the statewide delivery of civil legal assistance to low-income communities across Washington State. The Screening Unit is a central point of entry to legal services available through NJP and other legal service providers across the state. 

IT Support Manager

**NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION**

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm with a mission of Combating Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity.  NJP secures justice for people in or near poverty 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.  

NJP has 340 staff working in 21 offices located throughout the state.  The IT Support Manager will manage our Help Desk staff and processes, be a main partner with HR and others in onboarding and offboarding employees, and will assist the Network Administrator and IT Director in all things IT with office locations/expansions.   This position is full time and will work out of the Seattle office. Remote or hybrid work from home may be available

Staff Attorney - Native American Unit/Crime Victims

**NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION**

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is Washington’s state and federally funded civil legal aid program. As a not-for-profit statewide law firm whose mission is: Combating Injustice – Strengthening Communities – Promoting Human Dignity, NJP seeks a Crime Victim Attorney for the program’s Native American Unit (NAU). The NAU is a specialized unit that advocates for the rights of Native American individuals and communities, on- and off-reservation. The NAU seeks applications from qualified attorneys to undertake mission-directed work to address the civil legal needs of Native American crime victims who experience collateral legal issues.

NAU-CV is an existing NJP project that collaborates statewide with tribal programs and Native victim services organizations to address the legal needs of Native crime victims. The legal services provided will primarily be telephonic and include advice, consultation, pro se assistance, and full representation to victims. Much, but not all, of the legal work involves assisting domestic violence and sexual assault survivors with cases concerning their immediate safety, ongoing protection, and family law needs. Other casework may include assisting victims with housing rights and protecting their rights in criminal proceedings, advising parents and guardians with tribal court dependencies due to another’s child abuse or neglect, and assisting victims of financial fraud and elder abuse.  The NAU-CV attorney will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with tribal domestic violence/sexual assault advocates, social services agencies, law enforcement staff, and others to facilitate access to legal assistance for Native clients and provide technical support to the Native American advocacy community.

Legal Assistant | Olympia, WA

**NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION**

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit law firm with a mission of Combating Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity. NJP secures justice for people in or near poverty 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. NJP’s Olympia office seeks a full-time, experienced Legal Assistant to support our fast pace field office and attorneys. The primary practice areas include family law, housing, consumer, and public benefits. This is a full-time position. Spanish speaking skills are preferred.

Staff Attorney | Wenatchee, WA

**NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION**

NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission through the work of our Wenatchee office serving Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, and Adams counties, in North Central Washington.  This is a full-time position.

Social Media Specialist | Seattle, WA

**NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION**

NJP has an opportunity for a Social Media Specialist to enhance NJP’s digital media presence and expand our engagement with public including clients, partners, and donors. 
 
This position provides a central point of contact for coordinated and branded social media content and posting across all departments and field offices of NJP. The Social Media Specialist reports to the Director of Development and be part of the resource development team. Typical schedule is Monday through Friday, standard business hours. The preferred location for this position is in our Seattle Office, but other field office locations will be considered. 

Receptionist/Office Assistant | Spokane, WA

**NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION**

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit law firm with a mission of Combating Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity. NJP secures justice for people in or near poverty 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. NJP’s Spokane office seeks applicants for a Receptionist/Office Assistant. This is a full-time position.

Legal Assistant | Tacoma, WA

**NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION**

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit law firm with a mission of Combating Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity.  NJP secures justice for people in or near poverty 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.  

NJP’s Tacoma field office seeks an experienced full-time legal assistant to join a team supporting the 15 attorneys and 2 paralegal advocates who provide direct legal services to NJP clients in Pierce & Kitsap Counties. These advocates practice family, housing, healthcare, public benefits, consumer, employment and civil rights law. Legal Assistants also fill a backup reception role.  Fluency in Spanish or another client language is highly desired. 

Assistant Managing Attorney - Eviction Prevention Unit | WA

**NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION**

NJP currently seeks applications from qualified attorneys for the position of Assistant Managing Attorney for its recently created statewide Eviction Prevention Unit (EPU).  NJP’s Assistant Managing Attorneys play a critical role in the statewide units and local office/regional delivery of civil legal assistance to low-income communities across Washington State. The Assistant Managing Attorney of the EPU is responsible for tasks delegated by the EPU Managing Attorney to support the overall management of the EPU staff located throughout the state. 

The Assistant Managing Attorney reports to the Managing Attorney of the EPU.  This is a full-time position, exempt position.  The position will be located in one of NJP’s field offices.  

Temporary Telephone Intake Screener | Remote

**NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION**

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm with a mission of Combating Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity.  NJP secures justice for people in or near poverty 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.  

NJP’s Screening Unit plays a critical role in the statewide delivery of civil legal assistance to low-income communities across Washington State. The Screening Unit is a central point of entry to legal services available through NJP and other legal service providers across the state.

NJP will be contracting with Office of Civil Legal for COVID Pandemic legal aid funding to expand its capacity to serve the needs of low-income individuals directly and indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, NJP seeks ten fulltime legal services intake screeners to determine eligibility for people seeking legal services through the CLEAR hotline, the new Eviction Defense hotline, several other projects within NJP, and partner legal aid organizations around the state. These temporary positions are estimated to last up to four (4) months and not benefited. These positions will work remotely.

Telephone Intake Screener | Remote

**NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION**

NJP’s Screening Unit plays a critical role in the statewide delivery of civil legal assistance to low-income communities across Washington State. The Screening Unit is a central point of entry to legal services available through NJP and other legal service providers across the state. 

NJP will be contracting with Office of Civil Legal for COVID Pandemic legal aid funding to expand its capacity to serve the needs of low income individuals directly and indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, NJP seeks ten (10) full-time and one part-time legal services intake screeners to determine eligibility for people seeking legal services through the CLEAR hotline, the new Eviction Defense hotline, several other projects within NJP, and partner legal aid organizations around the state. Intake screeners also serve as back up to the front desk/ reception.  These positions are covered by NJP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Current NJP employees earn seniority based on original hire date as long as no break in employment over one year has occurred. The positions will work remotely with the possibility of working in-person in Seattle as space is available. 

Staff Attorney | Walla Walla, WA

**NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION**

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm with a mission of Combating Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity. NJP secures justice for people in or near poverty 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. NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission through the work of our Walla Walla office serving Benton, Franklin, Columbia, and Walla Walla counties. This is a full-time position.