Northwest Consumer Law Center (“NWCLC”) is an innovative 501(c)(3) non-profit legal services organization that focuses on consumer law, including but not limited to foreclosure, bankruptcy, debt collection, credit reporting, automobile fraud, and student loans. Based in Seattle, we fight for economic justice for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities across Washington State.
NWCLC is seeking an enthusiastic self-starter who is a quick learning, team orientated individual with a passion for access to justice to join our team as a Staff Attorney.
About the Position:
The duties and expectations include:
• Providing zealous, competent, and compassionate legal advice, services, and representation to a high volume of clients;
• Maintaining sufficient monthly billing to paying clients of our sliding-scale “low bono” legal services programs;
• Timely and thoroughly reporting on case status and outcomes;
• Performing client-related administrative tasks such as court filing, mailing, and document gathering; and
• Participating in education, outreach, and development-related activities.
Required qualifications include:
• License to practice law in Washington State;
• A minimum of one year of litigation experience;
• Excellent legal research and writing skills;
• Excellent written, verbal, and telephonic communication skills; and
• Punctuality and reliability.
These qualifications are not essential, but highly preferred:
• Prior legal aid and/or consumer law experience;
• Proficiency in Spanish or other languages; and
• An interest in growing with our organization as we evolve.
Compensation depends on experience. Our organization’s compensation packages are competitive with other legal aid staff attorney positions in our region.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Amanda Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept applications on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received before May 31, 2020.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.