NJP's Managing Attorneys play a critical role in the statewide delivery of civil legal assistance to low-income communities across Washington State. They are responsible for the overall management of regional offices and specialized units comprising Northwest Justice Project’s (NJP) statewide law firm and supports carrying out the program’s vision, mission, Strategic Plan and other initiatives and goals.
This position acts as a voice for the office/unit and the region within the larger NJP leadership team.
The Managing Attorney provides direct supervision and management of office/unit legal and support
staff. This position is located in Wenatchee, WA but Omak or Quincy might also be possible.
NJP requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Providing proof of COVID-19 vaccine is a condition of employment. Exemptions based on medical and sincerely held religious beliefs may be requested per NJP’s EEO employer policye Managing.
NJP has adopted the Washington Race Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) and is organizationally committed to fight racism and to incorporate equity and inclusion in our advocacy work and our internal systems and work environment. NJP expects all staff to uphold the REJI commitments and approach their role with a desire to learn and grow in this area. The Managing Attorney plays a critical leadership role in advancing NJP’s REJI commitments and our work to center race equity within their team, support staff’s anti-racist growth and development, and must be committed to identify, and work to address NJP’s shortcomings and challenges in advancing our REJI commitments.
- Minimum five years’ legal experience with strong litigation skills required
- Prior experience successfully managing or supervising others in a professional environment preferred
- Experience in a formal or informal leadership role helpful
- History of successfully mentoring other attorneys and/or law students required
- Leadership of, involvement in, or demonstrated ability to identify and successfully pursue strategic, systemic, and affirmative advocacy
- Commitment to advancing racial equity and experience with incorporating racial equity principles into advocacy and leadership
- Appreciation of the differing strengths, skills, and styles of those supervised
- Good judgment, ability to handle stress, initiative, and willingness to work as a team
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated exceptional relevant work experience as well as a commitment to serving low-income persons
- Willing and able to engage with the communities to be served
- Washington State Bar Association membership in good standing or active license in another state with the ability to obtain WSBA membership by motion is required
- Language proficiency in a language spoken by our client communities, especially Spanish, is a plus.
NJP understands that no single candidate will meet all of the desired qualifications. NJP will consider the full breadth of an applicant’s experience in determining whether an applicant is deemed qualified.