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Staff Attorney - Bellingham - VOCA

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that pursues its mission of Combating Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity through legal representation, community partnerships, and education.


NJP offers a unique opportunity to join a mission driven organization serving the legal needs of lowincome people and communities in the Northwestern region of Washington State. The attorney will work as part of a larger team within NJP and will collaborate as part of a broader team of attorneys serving within the Washington Alliance for Equal Justice. This positon is located in our Bellingham office.


NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys to work to address the collateral civil legal needs of persons who have been victims of crime. Such crimes include, but are not limited to, domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, and other violent acts, trafficking, wage theft, fraud, identity theft, and other financial exploitation. The crime need not have been prosecuted or reported to law enforcement for the victim to receive civil legal services through NJP.


The ideal candidate would be interested and willing to pursue civil litigation in areas related to civil protection orders, family law, victim protections provided under Federal and State laws for housing, consumer, employment, immigration relief and other collateral impacts of victimization.


The position primarily, but not exclusively, targets services to victims from underserved communities who have significant barriers accessing legal assistance due to limited English proficiency, disability, rural isolation and other factors that make them particularly vulnerable.


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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