Labor Trafficking Attorney | Yakima, Washington
The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) seeks applications from qualified attorneys to address labor trafficking in agriculture in collaboration with our Farm Worker Unit (FWU). The FWU is based in Yakima and provides legal assistance to low-income agricultural workers throughout Washington. This position is funded by a grant from the federal Office for Victims of Crime (VOCA) and Washington’s Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) to serve individuals impacted by labor trafficking and to increase awareness of trafficking and appropriate services in vulnerable communities throughout Washington. This is a full-time position funded for three years.
NJP attorneys serve as part of a statewide team and work in close cooperation with program attorneys and other providers to bring high quality representation and a broad range of advocacy tools to address client needs in multiple forums.
The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to social justice and worker and immigrant rights, a demonstrated ability to establish trust and connections with low-income client communities, and have a strong interest in conducting outreach and undertaking a broad range of advocacy strategies. Spanish language proficiency is required. The attorney must be culturally competent to address the legal needs of farm workers and their communities. Washington State Bar Association membership in good standing, the ability to acquire membership through reciprocity, or willingness to take the next Washington state Bar Exam is required.
SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary is dependent on experience. An attractive benefits package, including medical, dental and disability coverage is available as well as a law school loan repayment program
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, current resume and writing sample to: Karen Holland at email@example.com. Email subject line should clearly reference “Labor Trafficking Attorney - Yakima” position. Cover letter should include description of any past experience with Spanish speaking communities and immigrant populations. Application deadline: May 1, 2017.