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Senior Managing Attorney


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. NJP is the state’s publicly funded, 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 fill the role of Senior Managing Attorney (SMA). NJP’s Senior Managing Attorney position provides critical leadership to support organizational growth, ongoing needs for staff professional development, and effective, impactful performance of NJP’s field offices and statewide units. This position is based in Western Washington and provides management support, supervision, and direct assistance to NJP’s Managing Attorneys in the following offices/statewide units: Port Angeles, Olympia, Aberdeen, Longview, Vancouver, the Native American Unit, and the Foreclosure Prevention Unit.


The SMA is a member of the Statewide Advocacy Team (comprised of the Director of Advocacy, Senior Managing Attorney - Client Access, two other regional Senior Managing Attorneys, and Statewide Advocacy Counsel) to support NJP’s race equity commitments, mission and commitment to promote the long-term well-being of NJP’s client communities.


Starting salary is $110,000 – 165,000 depending on years of management and attorney experience.


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Active membership in Washington State Bar Assn. or qualified for admission by motion.

 Seven (7) years of legal experience is preferred

 Two (2) years of management experience is preferred

 Demonstrated commitment to legal aid or public interest law and experience engaging with racial equity initiatives.

 Commitment to advancing racial equity in legal advocacy and management of staff

 Demonstrated understanding of the complexities of providing legal services to diverse client communities within the service area or similar area, including experience with geographic service delivery challenges and relationships with service providers and stakeholders

 Experience leading professionals and work teams in a legal environment

 Experience identifying improvements to law office operations or systems

 Substantial experience using legal advocacy tools/processes to achieve strategic objectives

 Experience with the diverse professional development needs of staff

 Non-directive and empowering management skills with anti-oppression lens

 Excellent communication, listening, and conflict resolution skills  Inclusive facilitation skills, ability to form effective relationships and build trust within a diverse environment

 Ability to engage with community-wide stakeholders and partners within the service regions

COMPENSATION: Starting salary is $110,000 – 165,000 depending on years of management and attorney experience. 

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To Apply: 

To Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to

Application deadline: November 30, 2023.


Submission Deadline: 
November 30, 2023
Organization Information: 
Northwest Justice Project
401 Second Avenue S, Suite 407
Seattle, WA 98104
United States
Phone: 206-464-1519