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Managing Attorney (Foreclosure Prevention Unit)

Description: 

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) offers a unique leadership opportunity in a mission-driven organization serving the civil legal aid needs of low-income people and communities throughout Washington State. As a not-for-profit law firm, NJP provides free civil legal services to address barriers and promote justice for all low-income persons in Washington. NJP pursues its mission of Combating Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity through legal advice and representation, community partnerships, and education to empower clients and combat injustice in all its forms.  

NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys to act as Managing Attorney for the Foreclosure Prevention Unit (FPU).  The FPU will be a new unit at NJP. The Managing Attorney of the FPU is responsible for supervision of a statewide team of attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants advocating for the rights of homeowners and engaging in local, state and national homeowner and consumer protection advocacy. 

Northwest Justice Project’s Managing Attorneys play a critical role in the statewide delivery of civil legal assistance. They are responsible for the overall management of the regional offices and specialized units comprising NJP statewide law firm and carry out NJP’s vision, mission, Strategic Plan and other initiatives and goals.

The Managing Attorney will directly supervise and manage the staff attorneys and support staff assigned to the FPU, who will be located in a number of NJP’s field offices.  The attorney will provide overall leadership in the development and operation of the unit. 

This is a full-time position, exempt position.   

The position may be located in any of NJP’s field offices throughout Washington contingent upon availability of space at a specific location. 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 policy. 

More details can be found here:  https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=11291&clientkey=436AF11A762D2C4ED2D0595809CF6553

Requirements: 
  • Minimum five years’ legal experience with strong litigation skills required;  
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons;
  • Experience with residential property foreclosure matters either on behalf of home owners/borrowers or lenders, trustees, or other financial service entities involved with mortgage lending, foreclosure, loan work out agreements and similar legal assistance activities is preferred;
  • Prior experience successfully managing or supervising others in a professional environment preferred.  Remote supervision experience is  a plus;  
  • 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, initiative, and willingness to work as part of a team;   
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; 
  • Willingness and ability 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.  

 NJP will consider the full breadth of a candidate’s experience to determine an applicant’s qualification for the position.



 

 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
October 29, 2021
Organization Information: 
Northwest Justice Project Seattle, WA 98104
United States