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Staff Attorney – Domestic Violence – Seattle

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that pursues its mission to combat injustice, strengthen communities and protect human dignity through legal representation, community partnerships, and education. NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission by providing civil legal services to survivors of gender based violence who reside in Seattle, have recently fled Seattle due to gender based violence, or meet other qualifications set by the City of Seattle.


The staff attorney will be part of a team of three attorneys and one legal assistant funded by the City of Seattle Human Services Department. The position is subject to a three-year contract renewal term. While not guaranteed, the contract has been renewed regularly.


In conjunction with other NJP field staff lawyers in the family law unit, the staff attorney will be expected to provide limited assistance, including advice and brief services, as well as representation in high priority cases, and serve as a resource for community advocates.


The successful applicant will collaborate within NJP and as part of a broader team of attorneys that focus on gender based violence issues from multiple organizations in the Washington Alliance for Equal Justice. Applicants should have a desire to work with gender based violence survivors and with the agencies that serve them; and be interested and willing to pursue civil litigation in areas related to protection orders and family law, as well as a small amount of immigration law.


Starting salary is based upon years of experience, with an annual salary range starting at $73,142 to $133,712. NJP offers compensation for those who are regularly asked to use a language other than English in their work. We provide a comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% paid employee health premiums and significant premium shares for family health premiums, as well as generous time off.

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