STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION
Walla Walla, WA
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (LCYC) seeks a passionate, collaborative, and innovative
advocate, committed to social justice and anti-racism, to provide direct representation, community
outreach, and education to young people 12-24 years who are or are at risk of experiencing
homelessness in Walla Walla County. Applicants must be a member of the Washington State Bar
Association currently or able to obtain membership within the next few months. The Walla Walla
attorney will be an integral member of Walla Walla’s community partners striving to end youth
homelessness, and a key player on LCYC’s advocacy team. This position is part of LCYC’s Justice
Expansion Team, which includes our work in Walla Walla, TriCities, the new Pro Bono Champions
program, and our virtual lawyering program VLAW.
This position is located in Walla Walla and the attorney is expected to live in Walla Walla County.
LCYC is a virtual non-profit – the attorney will work from home and spend most of their time in the
Walla Walla community, meeting with clients and community partners in schools, shelters, and at
court. The attorney will represent young people on a wide range of civil legal issues including, but
not limited to housing, emancipations, 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.
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. Working in
in collaboration with youth and community providers, the attorney will help identify and influence
systemic barriers to the elimination of youth homelessness. Additionally, the attorney will be
responsible for outreach, partner relationships and generating referrals in Walla Walla.
COMMITMENT TO INCLUSIVITY, EQUITY AND REPRESENTATION:
LCYC is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse staff and board reflective of
the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, those with
lived experience, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other
underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. LCYC particularly values lived experience in
our practice areas of child welfare, juvenile justice, youth and family immigration, and youth
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
This is a full-time salaried position that requires a willingness to work some evenings and weekends,
as well as occasional travel within the state. LCYC exempt employees have some flexibility in
setting their schedules each week. This flexibility allows staff to adapt the timing of their work
week with the scheduling needs of representing youth. This flexibility also allows exempt employees
to achieve better individual balance between work and home.
The salary range for the position is $65,000 - $85,000, depending on experience.
Spanish speakers are eligible for an additional $3,000 annually, beyond their set salary.
Supportive benefits include but are not limited to Flexible Time Away, medical, dental, life and
disability insurance, 403(b) plan, and paid home office needs such as laptop computer, stand-up
desk, and printer.
LCYC does not have a shared office space. All staff work from home offices. Travel for work is
compensated at the Federal reimbursement rate.
• Ability to live and practice in Walla Walla County.
• Washington State Bar Membership currently or able to obtain membership within the next
• 2021 law school graduates who sat for the summer 2021 bar exam will be considered.
• Demonstrated commitment to LCYC’s mission of protecting the interest and safety of youth
in Washington by advancing their legal rights.
• Experience as a practicing attorney or law school work/internship/externship; past
experience in juvenile dependencies or related child welfare, education, public benefits,
housing, family law, immigration or indigent defense field is strongly preferred.
• Fluency in English and Spanish preferred
• Commitment to and demonstrated interest in engaging in culturally competent relationships
and applying an anti-racist lens to program operations, community partnerships, and
supporting young people.
• Demonstrated interest and ability in working with youth and families of diverse racial,