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Staff Attorney (Skagit Justice Project)

Description: 

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is seeking an attorney for the Skagit Justice Project, a collaboration between NJP and Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (SDVSAS) in an innovative program to provide legal services and advocacy to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking throughout Skagit County.    The attorney will provide outreach, legal representation, and collaboration with DVSAS and community agencies to improve victim services to underserved Skagit County communities, including immigrants, tribal members, migrant workers and isolated rural residents.   The attorney will be based in a Mount Vernon office working closely with a DVSAS legal advocate and community groups to lower challenges to access such as language barriers and lack of information about legal rights.  The position is funded by a 3-year grant. 

 

The successful applicant for this position should have a desire to work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and to collaborate closely with Skagit DVSAS advocates.  While the majority of the work will be in family law and protection from domestic violence and sexual assault, applicants should be interested in civil litigation in other areas including housing, consumer protection, public benefits, health care, and limited immigration matters such as U and T-visa applications and VAWA self-petitions, as needed to provide support to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

 

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. 

Requirements: 
  • Member of the Washington Bar or willing and able to take next bar exam
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and willingness to develop and maintain systems to facilitate grant reporting and compliance requirements. 
  • Willingness to work and live in Northwest Washington and willingness to travel within Skagit County and occasionally, to nearby counties.
  • Experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, and economic crime victims.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse partners, client communities, law enforcement, health care providers, guardians, case managers and others.
  • Cultural competency; especially with immigrants, tribal communities, domestic violence and sexual assault victims, people with disabilities, and limited-English-proficient persons.
  • Experience working directly with low-income persons is desirable.
  • Experience working with low-income and/or immigrant persons is highly preferred.
  • Direct experience working with domestic violence and sexual assault victims is a plus. 
  • Spanish language ability is preferred.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
October 13, 2022
Organization Information: 
Northwest Justice Project
401 Second Avenue S, Suite 407
Seattle, WA 98104
United States
Phone: 206-464-1519