Project Safety-Staff Attorney

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1200 Fifth Avenue Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98136
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
King County Bar Association
Street address: 
1200 Fifth Avenue Suite 700
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Pro Bono Services
Project Safety Staff Attorney

Project Safety is a federally-funded (Victims of Crime Act) initiative that provides civil legal services to victims of crime in coordination with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office (KCPAO). Project Safety is an integrated, multi-agency partnership working to address a range of critical legal needs in order to ensure the safety and well-being of crime victims. KCBA Pro Bono Services seeks a Project Safety staff attorney to provide legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence in Domestic Violence Protection Order cases and to develop a pro bono court-based program in collaboration with KCPAO’s Protection Order Advocacy Program (POAP) at the King County Superior Court. The staff attorney will divide their time between the KCBA office and the POAP office at the Seattle courthouse.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Screen referrals from POAP, assess the legal needs of clients, and provide legal assistance in Domestic Violence Protection Order cases which may include advice, brief services, and representation as dictated by the safety needs of the client.
• Coordinate with other Project Safety agencies and community providers to address other legal and non-legal needs related to the client’s victimization (e.g. family law, immigration, housing, employment).
• Assess, develop, and implement a volunteer attorney program to provide legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence through POAP’s Seattle office.
• Recruit, train and support volunteer attorneys and non-attorneys as needed.
• Manage data and provide reports for grant compliance.

Other Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with other KCBA Pro Bono Services programs including the family law pro bono programs
• Assist with PBS recruiting and training as needed
• Perform other duties as assigned


• Licensed to practice law in Washington.
• At least two years of experience in family law; including courtroom experience.
• Experience representing survivors in petitions for Domestic Violence Protection Orders.
• Experience working with low-income clients, victims of violence, and clients from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
• Proficiency in a language other than English is highly desired but not required.
• Excellent organizational and communication (written and oral) skills.
• Demonstrated ability to develop programs and work collaboratively across agencies.
• Demonstrated commitment to providing civil legal services to low-income clients.
• Demonstrated ability to work with limited English proficient clients and clients with physical or mental disabilities.
• Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment exposed to secondary trauma

To apply: 

To Apply: Send a resume, three references and a cover letter, in which you address your qualifications for this position, particularly your commitment to equal justice and your interest in working with survivors of domestic violence.
Application materials should be sent to: [email protected]
Deadline: The position is open until filled. Screening of application will begin on November 11, 2016.

The King County Bar Association (KCBA) is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. It is the policy of King County Bar Association to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. KCBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical handicap. We encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBT community and other minority groups. About the King County Bar Association: Our Mission: The King County Bar Association provides support to its diverse membership; promotes a just, collegial and accessible legal system and profession; works with the judiciary to achieve excellence in the administration of justice; strives to benefit the community through its own efforts and those of its Foundation; and offers opportunities for public service and input into matters of public policy. Founded in 1886 and incorporated in 1906, the King County Bar Association is the largest voluntary bar association in the state of Washington, with over 5,000 members, 35 staff members and an annual budget of approximately $3,000,000. For further information please visit the KCBA website at
Salary range: 
Compensation: $50,000 - $55,000/year.