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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 karenh@nwjustice.org. 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.
 
 
The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its client communities, Board and staff. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity among people who are diverse in work background, experience, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, or any other perceived differences. This policy strengthens 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 should contact Karen Holland at 206-707-0802.