POSITION DESCRIPTION: Attorney (Full-Time: 35 hours)
Lavender Rights Project (LRP) is a grassroots nonprofit law firm, established in 2016. We are proud to offer quality, affirming, and accessible legal services and community programming centered in values of social justice for trans and queer folks, lower income people, and other marginalized communities. We recognize people at the intersections of their LGBTQI+ identity encountering barriers of anti-blackness, xenophobia, and racism; ableism; low-income, economic, and class status; and experiences with incarceration.
Expanded outreach through one of our programs, the Black Trans Task Force of Washington, highlights the particular needs and experiences of trans and queer BIPOC individuals. In addition, we offer guidance and counsel for smaller employers and not-for-profit organizations.
The LRP Legal Team currently practices in areas of LGBTQ+ advocacy, family law, estate planning, and workplace discrimination and employee rights. LRP also works with small and mid-sized employers and non-profit businesses relating to employee relations and counsel.
We are excited to open this role for a passionate, energized, and experienced attorney to support and supplement our growing organization. Preferred areas of practice include criminal justice, housing justice, individual and employee rights, in addition to our existing areas of practice.
NOTE: Our offices currently are closed for in-person settings, and all staff are working remotely (laptop and related accessory equipment provided). However, this role does require occasional travel into the office, courts, or client meetings. When safe and authorized to return to regular in-person work, the position will be located in our Tacoma, Washington office.
Join us in the important work that we do! We want you to be a part of it!
Role and Responsibilities
Reinforce our established practice areas and build new revenue and income-generating streams.
Self-directed and highly motivated to knowledgeably handle cases and clients within an attorney peer accountability structure.
Self-sufficient and reliant to perform work with minimal assistance from paralegals.
Participate and regularly attend Legal Services and LRP Staff meetings.
5 years or more experience as a practicing attorney.
Trial experience or support litigation.
Local, state, and federal bar admissions.
Experience working with marginalized communities.
Experience and background with fee for service revenue and/or grant funding.
Proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft Office.
Familiarity and proficiency in Clio (cloud-based legal services platform) or other legal billing systems.
Current Washington State driver’s license, required insurance, and vehicle for local travel.
Familiarity with prison justice, incarceration systems, and criminal representation.
Experience with Section 1983 civil rights cases.
Existing client base.
Awareness of current and historical issues and viewpoints central to the needs and concerns of QT2BIPOC folks and disabled individuals.
Pay Rate & Fringe Benefits
Annual salary: $70,000 with generous fringe benefits: Healthcare coverages - medical plans, with employer contributions at about 80% of premium costs; employer paid dental and vision; flexible spending account; 401(k) retirement; optional voluntary insurances; self-determined paid
time off for vacation or sick; holidays.
This position is full-time (35 hours/week) - Monday-Fridays, with occasional additional/flexible hours or schedule, as may arise for business or client needs. All staff currently are working
Please include your resume and cover letter, along with contact information of two work references. Send to: recruiting (at) lavenderrightsproject.org, or visit our website listing.
BIPOC, Trans, Nonbinary, TLGBQ2SIA persons are highly encouraged to apply.
Lavender Rights Project provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race; religion; creed; color; national origin, including accents/ESL speakers; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; age; tribal affiliation; disability (whether confirmed, perceived, diagnosed or self-diagnosed); use of service animal;
blood-borne pathogen status; union membership; military or veteran status; previous gender identities, names, and gender markers; genetic information; pregnancy; chest/breast feeding status; immigration status; political ideology; use of public benefits; hair type as defined by the CROWN Act and RCW 49.60; housing status; criminal background and history; or any such