Job Title: Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Staff Attorney
Job Type: Full-time, $60,000/year (grant funded and non-negotiable)
Salary & Benefits: Medical/dental insurance; vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays
Application Deadline: June 15, 2021
Start Date: July 1, 2021
Tacomaprobono (TPB) is a nonprofit organization providing clients with legal representation, self-help materials, and paralegal support to combat systemic inequality and racism by ensuring meaningful access to justice for low-income individuals who have civil legal needs in Pierce County, Washington.
Nature of Work
The TPB VOCA Staff Attorney will provide civil legal assistance to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, harassment and other crimes. Services will include advice and counsel, brief services at follow-up appointments, and extended representation and litigation. The TPB VOCA Staff Attorney will assist clients with protection orders, family law proceedings, as well as address legal issues surrounding collateral impacts of victimization. The TPB VOCA Staff Attorney position will be an essential part of the Integrated Rural Legal Assistance Project (IRLAP) in Pierce County, partnering with VOCA-funded staff attorneys located in the Tacoma offices of Northwest Justice Project (NJP) and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP). This project seeks to provide legal services primarily (but not exclusively) to victims who have significant barriers accessing legal assistance due to limited English proficiency (LEP), immigration status,