Equal Justice Works Fellowship -t Native American Unit - Crime Victims-East Project - Staff Attorney
Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is Washington’s state and federally funded civil legal aid program. As a not-for-profit statewide law firm whose mission is: Combatting Injustice – Strengthening Communities – Protecting Human Dignity,
NJP seeks applicants for a 24- month, full-time attorney position at NJP as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the program’s Native American Unit-Crime Victims Project (NAU-CV). NAU-CV is an existing NJP project that collaborates statewide with tribal programs and Native-focused victim services organizations to address the legal needs of Native crime victims.
The NAU seeks applications from qualified attorneys to undertake mission-directed work to address the civil legal needs of Native American crime victims in Eastern Washington who experience collateral legal issues. The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Advocacy Program will: • support a national cohort of 21 attorney Fellows and 21 summer law student Fellows working at selected host organizations across the country, • expand NJP’s capacity to provide legal assistance to victims of crime in underserved, BIPOC communities, including civil legal assistance and legal assistance on victims’ rights enforcement. The legal services provided will include advice, consultation, pro se assistance, and full representation to crime victims. Much, but not all, of the legal work will be in tribal courts matters, assisting crime victims with cases concerning their immediate safety, ongoing protection, and family law needs. Other casework may include assisting victims with housing rights, protecting their rights in criminal proceedings, and assisting victims of trafficking, financial fraud, or elder abuse.
The NAU-CV-East fellow will be responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with tribal domestic violence/crime victims’ advocates, Native American-focused social services agencies, law enforcement staff, and others to facilitate access to legal assistance for Native clients and provide technical support to the Native American advocacy community. An Equal Justice Works fellowship is an opportunity to transform your passion for equal justice into a career. Fellows will be part of a prestigious cohort of attorneys hosted by legal services organizations across the United States. Fellows will develop experience and skills to be a leader in social justice. Please note Fellows must commit to fulfilling the twenty-fourmonth fellowship and will sign a Fellowship Agreement with Equal Justice Works. Native American Unit - Crime Victims-East EJW
NJP requires all employees to be vaccinated and boosted 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.
The position is open until filled.
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