Staff Attorney, Youth Homelessness Program
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (LCYC) seeks an advocate with a Washington state bar membership or ability to attain membership within the next few months to provide direct representation, community outreach, and education to young people 12-24 years who are or are at risk of experiencing homelessness in.
There are three open positions - two in King County, WA and one in Tri-Cities, WA. LCYC is a virtual non-profit – the attorney will work from home and spend most of their time in the community, meeting with clients and community partners in schools, shelters, and at court. As part of the Youth Homelessness Program team, the attorney will be representing clients on a wide range of civil legal issues including, but not limited to housing, public benefits, employment, education, orders of protection, family law, and medical debt. Applicants do not need existing expertise in these legal areas, but they do need to arrive at LCYC with a commitment to continual learning. We are looking for a passionate, collaborative, and innovative attorney.
The attorney will provide legal assistance for young people through (1) direct legal representation (2) legal advice and consultation, and (3) legal education to youth and community partners. In addition, in collaboration with youth and community providers, the attorney will help identify and influence systemic barriers to the elimination of youth homelessness.