Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is Washington State’s largest civil legal aid provider and operates as a statewide law firm.
Washington State is fortunate to have a legislature that understands the importance of civil legal aid and takes meaningful action, including ground breaking legislation in Washington - making it the first state in the country to create a statewide right to counsel in eviction cases.
If NJP and Washington State are aligned with your career goals, we welcome your application for Managing Attorney of our Wenatchee office. As the Managing Attorney you will be part of the management team of a dynamic civil legal aid organization serving low-income communities.
NJP provides free legal assistance to address fundamental human needs such as housing, family safety, healthcare, education, and more.
The Managing Attorney is responsible for the overall management of the Wenatchee office and its satellite locations in Omak and Quincy, WA., and supports carrying out the program’s vision, mission, Strategic Plan and other initiatives and goals. The core work includes effective client-centered advocacy and robust outreach to and partnerships with our client communities. This position offers significant opportunity for professional growth and development within a larger statewide legal aid program.
Located at the center of Washington State, Wenatchee showcases its bounty of natural beauty. Wenatchee offers rich cultural and recreational opportunities with lots of beautiful parks and trails.
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.
Salary range is $95,000 – $145,000 based on relevant experience. We offer comprehensive benefits package which includes 100% paid employee health premiums and significant premium shares for family health premiums, as well as generous time off.Please see more details HERE. https://nwjustice.org/careers
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 preferred.
Commitment to advancing racial equity and experience with incorporating racial equity principles into advocacy and leadership preferred.
Appreciation of the differing strengths, skills, and styles of those supervised preferred.
Willingness and ability to engage with the communities to be served preferred.
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.
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