Staff Attorney - Eviction Prevention Unit (Vancouver, WA)

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United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Northwest Justice Project
Street address: 
401 Second Avenue S, Suite 407
City: 
Seattle
State: 
Washington
ZIP: 
98104
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission through the work of our new statewide Eviction Prevention Unit (EPU). NJP seeks to add an attorney to the EPU. This position will work out of NJP’s Vancouver Office, and will provide Right to Counsel representation primarily in Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat counties, as well as back-up coverage in other regions if needed. The EPU Staff Attorney will also have opportunities to engage in appellate practice in Right to Counsel cases.

NJP is especially interested in qualified candidates with professional, personal and/or service experience that allows them to contribute to and support the legal aid community’s commitment to race equity. Candidates must be willing to be engaged with the community to be served.

NJP requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of COVID vaccine is a condition of employment at NJP. Exemptions based on medical and sincerely held religious beliefs may be requested per NJP’s EEO employer policy.

Compensation: Starting salary is based upon years of experience, with an annual salary range of $67,951 to $124,222 We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes 100% paid employee health premiums and significant premium shares for family health premiums, as well as generous time off.

Requirements: 

Washington State Bar Association membership in good standing, the ability to acquire membership through admission by motion, or ability to take the next Washington bar exam is required.

Litigation experience, with particular experience in Superior Court, tenant rights, and on matters related to housing is preferred. Appellate experience is also preferred but not required.

Experience in substantive areas, including housing, foreclosure, or other legal issues that affect low-income communities preferred.

Demonstrated experience and/or connection to NJP’s client communities is also preferred.

Should be culturally competent and have demonstrated commitment or experience working with low-income client communities, communities of color, limited English speakers and persons with disabilities.

Travel between counties and representation in different courts required.

Reliable transportation to travel to courthouses within a region is required

Notes: 
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 preference, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, 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 Human Resources at (206) 464-1519.
Salary range: 
$67,951 to $124,222
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022