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Enhanced Services Project Attorney | Seattle, WA

Pro Bono Innovation Fund (PBIF)
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 committed to supporting our mission through the work of our Enhanced Services Project.  This is a full-time position with funding for two years. 
The goal of the Enhanced Services Project is to create a new pro bono resource to augment NJP’s legal work. Volunteer attorneys in the Enhanced Services Project will follow up with clients who received limited assistance from NJP and will improve outcomes for clients by providing additional assistance and will obtain outcome information that will help NJP improve internal service delivery and address external barriers to clients’ ability to successfully execute advice received from NJP.  The Enhanced Services Project Attorney is responsible for overall implementation of NJP’s LSC Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant, including creation of a new pro bono partnership with a Seattle law firm or firms. The position will be located in Seattle.
  • Manage operation of the Enhanced Services Project including:
    • Establish and manage the Andy Guy Legacy Pro Bono Partnership in collaboration with the Stoel Rives Pro Bono Coordinator.
    • Recruit, train, mentor, and otherwise support volunteer attorneys who perform follow-up work with clients who received limited assistance from NJP.
    • Where necessary, provide additional assistance to a client or place the case with CLEAR or an NJP field office.
    • Work with CLEAR attorneys to involve them with the project and specifically, to identify cases for follow up.
    • Develop training materials for volunteer lawyers.
  • Compile and draft LSC grant reports.
  • Work with Strategic Data Analytics to design, capture, and analyze outcome data and communicate it to CLEAR, Advocacy Coordinators and other NJP staff.
  • Oversee the work of a Project Assistant.
Local travel and evening work may be required.
  • A minimum of five years of legal experience
  • Familiarity with areas of Washington State law relevant to low-income persons
  • Member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Prior project management experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience working with volunteers preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and/or connection to NJP’s client communities is preferred.
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.  
Salary is based on experience. NJP offers an attractive benefits package and a comfortable work environment. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, current resume and writing sample to: Karen Holland at Letters of interest and subject line should clearly reference “PBIF-ESP Attorney” position. Cover letter should include description of any past experience and competence, personal or professional, working with low income or other marginalized communities. More information about NJP: Applications deadline:  February 15, 2018.
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.