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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

 

Deputy Director

NJP now seeks a Deputy Director to support and advance NJP’s mission to combat injustice, strengthen communities, and protect human dignity.

Legal Assistant - Tri-Cities | Kennewick, WA

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit law firm with a mission of Combatting 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 Tri-Cities office, located in Kennewick, seeks a full-time, experienced legal assistant to assist attorneys who primarily work in the areas of family law, housing, and consumer issues. NJP seeks a qualified applicant committed to supporting our mission through the work of Tri-Cities office. This is a full-time position.

Legal Assistant - King County | Seattle

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit law firm with a mission of Combatting 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 Seattle office seeks a full-time, experienced legal assistant to support the attorneys funded by the City of Seattle Human Services Department to provide civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence. The majority of work under this grant is in family law. This is a full-time position.

Staff Attorney – Contract Attorney Program

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

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm with a mission of Combatting 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 its mission through the work of the Contract Attorney Program (CAP). This is a full-time position. The location is flexible, based on space available in an existing NJP office.

Bilingual Staff Attorney - Farmworker Unit -Yakima or Wenatchee

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) offers a unique opportunity to join a mission driven organization serving the legal needs of low-income people and communities in the Central region of Washington State.  The Farmworker Unit (FWU) is a statewide unit within NJP that provides legal assistance to low-income agricultural workers throughout Washington. This position may be located in either NJP’s Yakima or Wenatchee office. This is a full-time position.

NJP seeks applications from attorneys who have a strong interest in working with farmworker communities to address the collateral civil legal needs of farmworkers who have been victims of workplace crimes, including sexual violence, wage theft, fraud in labor contracting, and other financial exploitation.

Managing Attorney | Wenatchee, WA

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) offers a unique leadership opportunity in a mission driven organization serving the legal aid needs of low-income people and communities in the North Central region of Washington State.   Wenatchee is the largest city in this region and the area includes breathtaking geography and a variety recreational options, and offers significant opportunity for professional growth and development within a larger statewide legal aid program.   NJP is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to address barriers and promote justice for low-income persons throughout the state. NJP pursues its mission of Combatting Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity through legal advice and representation, community partnerships, and education to empower clients and combat injustice in all its forms.   

Staff Attorney - Yakima - VOCA | Yakima, WA

NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys to work to address the collateral civil legal needs of persons who have been victims of crime.  Such crimes include, but are not limited to, domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, and other violent acts, trafficking, wage theft, fraud, identity theft, 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 ideal candidate would be interested and willing to pursue civil litigation in areas related to housing, consumer protection, family law, public benefits and health care access, and other collateral impacts of victimization (such as protection orders, housing, employment, health care, and education).

The position will work as part of a larger 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. The lawyer will identify, conduct outreach to, and collaborate closely with victim and other services agencies, law enforcement and others to identify and address the most pressing legal needs of crime victims in the region.   The lawyer will provide limited assistance, including advice and brief services at clinics, as well as representation in litigation, administrative procedures, and other legal matters as resources allow.  VOCA related work undertaken by the Yakima office has included family law litigation, litigating protection orders, housing litigation, and immigration relief.

Assistant Managing Attorney - Screening Unit | Seattle, WA

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that pursues its mission of combating injustice, strengthening communities and protecting human dignity through legal representation, community partnerships, and education to promote the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities throughout Washington.

Temporary Staff Attorney – Native American Unit/Spokane Field Office – Tenants Rights

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm with a mission of Combatting 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 received one-time funding from the Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA) to expand its capacity to serve Native Americans in urban areas facing housing, employment, and other economic security problems as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. The attorney will work in collaboration with community partners to provide limited legal assistance to Native American tenants in King County, Pierce County, and Spokane County, with extended representation in Spokane County. This is a full-time position with an anticipated employment duration through June 30, 2021.  This position is a full-time position located in NJP’s Spokane office.

Temporary Staff Attorney - Skagit - Employment Assistance | Skagit County, WA

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

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) has received one-time funding from the Office of Civil Legal Aid to expand its capacity to serve the needs of Farmworkers arising out of the COVID-19 emergency. As a result, NJP will add a temporary Staff Attorney for the Bellingham office in collaboration with the program’s Farmworker Unit (FWU).  This is a full-time position with an anticipated employment duration through June 30, 2021.  This position is primarily working in Skagit County, but may involve occasional work and travel to adjacent counties. 

NJP’s Bellingham office seeks applications from qualified attorneys to undertake mission-directed work to address the COVID-19 employment Related Legal Representation of farmworkers.  

Temporary Staff Attorney - Farmworker Unit | Central WA

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

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) has received one-time funding from the Office of Civil Legal Aid to expand its capacity to serve the needs of Farmworkers arising out of the COVID-19 emergency. As a result, NJP will add a temporary Staff Attorney for the program’s Farmworker Unit (FWU).

The FWU provides advocacy and individual legal representation to farmworkers and their families to ensure that they are afforded a full range of legal protections. The Farmworker Unit provides legal advice, legal representation, and community education.  This is a full-time position with an anticipated employment duration through June 30, 2021.  This position is primarily working in Central Washington, but remote work may be possible.

The FWU seeks applications from qualified attorneys to undertake mission-directed work to address the COVID-19 employment related Legal Representation of farmworkers. 

Managing Attorney - Legal Media Team || Seattle, WA

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) offers a unique leadership opportunity in a mission driven organization serving the legal aid needs of low-income people and communities in Washington State.   NJP is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to address barriers and promote justice for low-income persons throughout the state. NJP pursues its mission of Combatting Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity through legal advice and representation, community partnerships, and education to empower clients and combat injustice in all its forms.    
 
NJP is seeking qualified candidates to serve as Managing Attorney for its Northwest Justice Project’s Legal Media Team.  Northwest Justice Project’s Legal Media Team Managing Attorney plays a critical role in the statewide delivery of civil legal assistance to low-income communities across Washington State. The Managing Attorney is responsible for the overall management and supervision of NJP’s Legal Media Team. 

Temporary Outreach Worker - Skagit | Skagit County, WA

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) has received one-time funding from the Office of Civil Legal Aid to expand its capacity to serve the needs of Farmworkers arising out of the COVID-19 emergency. As a result, NJP will add a temporary Outreach Worker for the Bellingham office in collaboration with the program’s Farmworker Unit (FWU).  This is a full-time position with an anticipated employment duration through June 30, 2021.  This position is primarily working in Skagit County, but may involve occasional work and travel to adjacent counties.

The Bellingham office seeks applications from individuals seeking the opportunity to do this meaningful work. 

Bilingual Staff Attorney | Quincy, WA

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) will receive funding from the Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA) to open an office to serve Grant and Adams County in our Quincy, WA office (about 30 miles from Wenatchee, WA) The funding will support the hiring of two attorneys and a legal assistant. The office will operate as a satellite of NJP’s Wenatchee office, which currently serves the region. 

This NJP office opening provides a historic and unique opportunity to serve the civil legal needs of low-income communities in an area of the state that has not benefitted from a dedicated legal aid office presence.

Staff Attorney - CLEAR | Seattle, WA

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

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) seeks a full-time attorney to work on its statewide legal aid “hotline,” CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral) to provide legal advice, limited assistance, and referral 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 the State's indigent population. Litigation experience is a plus, though this is not a litigation position. NJP is especially interested in qualified candidates who’s professional, personal and/or service experience allows them to contribute to the diversity and excellence of legal services community.  All NJP attorneys work as part of a comprehensive, statewide equal justice delivery system to ensure that low income persons have access to the legal help they need.

Administrative Assistant (HR and Senior Managing Attorney Group) | Seattle, 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 Combatting 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 wellbeing of low-income individuals, families and communities through legal representation, community partnerships, education and other advocacy.   
 NJP is adding a new position providing support to the Human Resources (HR) Department and the Senior Managing Attorney (SMA) team. NJP is hiring an Administrative Assistant to do this work. 
 

Temporary Outreach Worker - Farmworker Unit | Central WA

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

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) has received one-time funding from the Office of Civil Legal Aid to expand its capacity to serve the needs of Farmworkers arising out of the COVID-19 emergency. As a result, NJP will add a temporary Outreach Worker for the program’s Farmworker Unit (FWU). The FWU provides advocacy and individual legal representation to farmworkers and their families to ensure that they are afforded a full range of legal protections through legal advice, legal representation, and community education.  This is a full-time position with an anticipated employment duration through June 30, 2021.  This position will work in Central Washington, Wenatchee or Quincy area preferred.  

Spanish language proficiency is required including excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.

The FWU seeks applications from individuals seeking the opportunity to do this meaningful work. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator | Seattle, WA

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

As a signatory of the Washington Race Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI), NJP has begun a journey to facilitate individual and organizational race equity work. NJP’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) has provided a framework for the organization to move forward. In order to assist in this work, NJP is adding the role of DEI Coordinator. The DEI Coordinator is crucial for maintaining the momentum of the DEI Committee and facilitating transparency and accountability among all stakeholders with respect to REJI-related work at NJP. Since the DEI is purposed with coordinating REJI-related work at NJP, this position provides dedicated staff hours to crucial committee functions. Primary duties include DEI administrative support tasks and the reporting of REJI progress throughout NJP. This position will also help support statewide advocacy efforts to incorporate race equity into NJP’s advocacy priorities and community engagement activities, in order to advance specific REJI initiatives at NJP.

Legal Assistant - Part time | Longview, 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 Combatting 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.

Managing Attorney | Spokane, WA

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

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) offers a unique leadership opportunity in a mission driven organization serving the legal aid needs of low-income people and communities in the Spokane region of Washington State, also known as the Inland Empire.   Spokane is the largest city and commercial center in this region and the area includes rich cultural and recreational opportunities, and offers significant opportunity for professional growth and development within a larger statewide legal aid program.   NJP is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to address barriers and promote justice for low-income persons throughout the state. NJP pursues its mission of Combatting Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity through legal advice and representation, community partnerships, and education to empower clients and combat injustice in all its forms.   

Managing Attorney | Olympia, WA

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

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) offers a unique leadership opportunity in a mission driven organization serving the legal aid needs of low-income people and communities in the South Puget Sound region of Washington State.  Olympia is Washington’s State Capitol and the area includes diverse industries, affords rich cultural and recreational opportunities, and offers significant opportunity for professional growth and development within a larger statewide legal aid program.   NJP is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to address barriers and promote justice for low-income persons throughout the state. NJP pursues its mission of Combatting Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity through legal advice and representation, community partnerships, and education to empower clients and combat injustice in all its forms.   

Managing Attorney - King County Public Benefits/Special Projects | Seattle, WA

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

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) offers a unique leadership opportunity in a mission driven organization committed to addressing the legal aid needs of low-income people and communities in King County, Washington.   NJP offers significant opportunity for professional growth and development within a larger statewide legal aid program.  NJP is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to address barriers and promote justice for low-income persons throughout the state. NJP pursues its mission of Combatting Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity through legal advice and representation, community partnerships, and education to empower clients and combat injustice in all its forms