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MELAW Board
Oct 04, 2022
In Job Board
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (“RFP”) FOR LEGAL AID SERVICES FOR THE PUYALLUP TRIBE OF INDIANS OVERVIEW I. Purpose II. Project goals and scope of services III. Qualifications and experience IV. Proposal submission V. Evaluation process VI. Selection criteria I. PURPOSE The Puyallup Tribe of Indians (“Tribe”) is issuing this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) in order to solicit competitive proposals for legal services from qualified attorneys and/or law firms to provide legal aid and representation to Puyallup Tribal members. The Tribe is expanding its Legal Aid Program and seeking two (2) successful candidates to enter into a one (1) year contract agreement administered by the Tribe and begin services as early as October 2022. II. PROJECT GOALS AND SCOPE OF SERVICES The project goals are to provide representation and appropriate advocacy to Puyallup Tribal members in instances where there is no representation and members are at risk of losing government benefits or services. Additionally, it is the intention of Tribal Council to provide opportunities for members to provide avenues to address legal issues that may serve as barriers to success such as criminal or financial history. Successful candidate will be familiar with federal Indian Law, Puyallup Tribal Codes, and Puyallup tribal culture. Representation may include those pertaining to: • safety and stability including individual safety and family law issues • guardianship, orders of protection, representation of minors in dependency • property law disputes, landlord tenant issues • economic stability including housing or government benefits/services • defense of non-criminal fisheries and hunting charges in Puyallup Tribal Court • barrier reduction including advocacy in consumer protection, credit restoration, and expungements • advocacy or assistance in fee to trust property or probate III. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience: • Be a licensed attorney in good standing with a state bar association, and able to be admitted to practice in the Puyallup Tribal Court, Pierce, King, and Thurston County Courts, and Western Washington Federal Courts (Bankruptcy court is a plus, but not required) • Be familiar with Puyallup tribal codes, and Puyallup tribal culture • Have experience working with tribal governments and/or tribal members, and knowledge of Federal Indian Law • Have the ability to work efficiently, effectively, and in a professional manner, with Tribal Court judges and staff, the Tribe’s Legal Department, the Tribal Police, and the Puyallup Tribal Council •Exercise good, independent judgment and common sense, and effectively carry out legalactions •Possess and consistently demonstrate awareness of, and sensitivity to, the Tribe’s culture,values, and interests, and take actions that are furthering the Tribe’s best interests •Maintain professional liability insurance in an amount acceptable to the Tribe Enrolled members of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and other federally recognized Indian tribes, and local attorneys, are especially encouraged to submit proposals. IV.PROPOSAL SUBMISSION A.Requested Information/Documents: 1.Name(s) of attorney who will be responsible for the performance of any work 2.Resume(s) of any of the above attorneys 3.Certification or proof of bar licensure in good standing for above attorneys 4.References (3 minimum) 5.Letter of Interest 6.Outline of experience and overall qualification 7.Identification of other Tribes for whom the attorney or law firm currentlyprovides services 8.Description of the services provided to other Tribes over the last five years,including examples of successful as well as unsuccessful results 9.Description of any potential conflicts of interest that might exist with respect topotential engagement by the Tribe 10.Description of any ethics proceedings, including the disposition, involving theattorney or any member of the law firm during the last five years Cost of proposal: Each awarded annual contract shall be $60,000, paid in $5,000 monthly increments. Services to include at least one day a week for on-site office hours to assist tribal members. Space will be provided. Any additional expenses that an applicant intends to charge to the Tribe in proposal must be clearly defined in proposal. V.EVALUATION PROCESS In evaluating responses to this Request for Proposal, the Tribe will take into consideration the experience, qualifications, capacity, organization, presentation, and content of proposal, and costs that are being proposed by the applicant. The following Evaluation Criteria will be considered in reviewing submittals: A.Experience and qualifications: 35% •Length of time in practice •Depth of practice in tribal courts •Experience in multi-jurisdictional issues •Experience with tribal, state, or federal governments B.Content of proposal, organization, presentation, capacity, and suitability: 35% •Demonstrated competent practice in similar areas of law •Demonstrated cultural competence with tribal communities •Understanding of jurisdictional basis, challenges, needs and opportunities forlegal representation of members C. Leadership qualities: 15% • Experience or advocacy for issues of justice • Experience working within teams; organizations, or stakeholders/large groups • Experience in strategic planning, organizing and resource gathering D. Indian Preference: 15% Proposals will be reviewed in accordance with the evaluation criteria set forth. Proposals that are submitted timely and comply with the mandatory requirements of the RFP will be evaluated in accordance with the terms of the RFP. Contract shall be awarded to vendor whose proposal received the most points in accordance with criteria set forth in RFP. If negotiations with the selected applicant fails to produce a contract, the Tribe reserves the right to enter into negotiations with the next highest scoring proposal. VI. SELECTION CRITERIA Closing submission date. Proposals must be submitted in PDF format no later than 5:00 PM Thursday, December 15, 2022, to Lois.Boome@PuyallupTribe-nsn.gov with the subject line: Legal Aid Proposal. The applicant is responsible for ensuring the proposal has been received by the deadline. Any proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. All costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal responding to this RFP will be the responsibility of the applicant and will not be reimbursed by the Tribe. This RFP may be closed at any time before the deadline without advance notice if the Tribe finds the right candidates.
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MELAW Board
Sep 30, 2022
In Job Board
I’m excited to share that I am retiring and the Board of Directors is recruiting for the next Executive Director of Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services. I am so excited to pass the torch to someone who can take this organization to new heights! Will you please share the attached recruitment announcement and full position description with those you think might be interested? FMI: https://tcvls.org/work-us/ We also have several attorney positions open as well! You can see them at the same link. Rachael
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MELAW Board
Sep 28, 2022
In Job Board
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) has several job openings out of our offices in Granger, Seattle, Tacoma, and Wenatchee. We seek bilingual applicants for our legal positions (additional languages are a plus). Check out our page. The job announcements can also be found here: https://secure3.entertimeonline.com/ta/90199.careers?CareersSearch. · HR Generalist - any NWIRP office location · Legal Advocate - in Seattle (focused on working with people facing deportation) · Staff Attorney - in Granger (general focus) · Staff Attorney - in Tacoma (focused on working with people detained in immigration custody, facing deportation) · Staff Attorney - in Wenatchee (focused on working with children and youth) · Temporary Staff Attorney - in Seattle (focused on working with immigrant survivors of violence and people facing deportation) · Temporary Staff Attorney - in Tacoma (focused on working with immigrant survivors of violence, children and youth, and people facing deportation) Thank you to those who joined our first Virtual Meet and Greet on Monday, 9/26 to learn about working at NWIRP out of our Granger and Wenatchee offices. You can find the recording here: https://vimeo.com/754362040.
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MELAW Board
Sep 20, 2022
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Thurston County Volunteer Legal Server is hiring three Staff Attorneys: 1) Eviction Defense (Right to Counsel) 2) Senior Attorney leading a team providing legal services to survivors of domestic violence and 3) Staff attorney providing legal aid to survivors of Domestic Violence. Please consider joining our team of civil legal aid professionals. We are a mission-driven organization and committed to high quality services for our clients and work-life balance for our employees. We serve low-income individuals and families in Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Pacific and Lewis Counties. Thank you for sharing these job announcements with your colleagues who are looking for meaningful work in civil legal aid. https://tcvls.org/eviction-defense-staff-attorney/ https://tcvls.org/staff-attorney-legal-aid-to-domestic-violence-survivors-2-positions/
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MELAW Board
Sep 17, 2022
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Columbia Legal Services is a civil legal aid organization that advances social, economic, and racial equity for people living in poverty. We support communities and movements by bringing deep legal expertise that is grounded in – and strongly guided by – an understanding of race equity. We seek systemic solutions by bringing class action lawsuits, using cutting edge legal theories, engaging in policy advocacy, and supporting communities in building their own power. We have a special responsibility to serve people whose access to free legal services is restricted, due to institutionalized or immigration status. At CLS we seek a team that reflects our organizational values of community, race equity, and justice. This includes hiring staff with connections to the communities we serve whenever possible, and a commitment to strive for justice and equity in our hiring practices and in our staff culture. Are you looking to use your litigation experience to make real, systemic change? Columbia Legal Services seeks a bilingual (English/Spanish) Staff Attorney to join our statewide advocacy team working to dismantle the structures that perpetuate poverty, racism, and other injustices in Washington and increase communities’ access to political power. CLS staff attorneys work as part of a larger team, engaging in systemic, multi-forum legal advocacy and community engagement. Note: this position is based in our Yakima office, but we may consider candidates in Kennewick or Wenatchee. Our offices in Eastern and Central Washington have historically had a strong focus on serving immigrant client communities, consisting largely of farmworkers and their families. Examples of recent and current work include: • Class action litigation on behalf of H-2A farmworkers • Raising federal anti-trafficking and state wage law claims • Class actions to obtain the right to overtime pay for dairy workers • Legislative advocacy to ban private, for-profit detention, including the Northwest Detention Center • Supporting workers at fruit packing sheds in their efforts to gain union recognition • Challenging county jails’ practices of collaborating with ICE • Advocating for regulations to protect residents of temporary farmworker housing from COVID-19 Because building relationships with our client communities is vital to this work, the ideal candidates for these open roles will have existing relationships with immigrant communities in Eastern or Central Washington and will live in close proximity to their home office. We seek a mix of both developing (0+ years) and more experienced candidates for our staff attorney positions; all interested applicants are encouraged to apply. CLS brings its core values of community, race equity, and justice into all aspects of its work, and we seek an individual for this role who aligns with these values. CLS has a 35-hour workweek and provides generous benefits, including student loan repayment assistance for employees with less than 10 years of experience (see Compensation section for full list of benefits). Additionally, all CLS staff have the ability to complete some work remotely; however, please note that this position will require some physical presence at the office, as well as an ability to attend required meetings at the office and in the community. Beginning February 1, 2022, CLS requires that all employees adhere to our COVID-19 vaccine mandate through proof of vaccination or by requesting a medical or religious accommodation. Employees are also required to abide by our other current COVID-19 protocols, to support the continued safety of our staff, clients, and communities. • Collaborate with other advocates on complex trial, appellate, and class action litigation in state, federal, and administrative forums. • Advance policy advocacy in the state legislature and at the local and federal level. • Investigate practices and laws identified by the communities we serve that affect their rights or benefits, perpetuate poverty and racism, or impact access to political power, and devise creative strategies for addressing these problems. • Collaborate with community groups to support their initiatives and strategies. • Coordinate with other advocacy groups, legal services organizations, and the private bar to identify opportunities to advance the law for our client populations and communities. • Analyze complex problems using a race equity lens and develop creative, practical, systemic solutions in conjunction with clients and communities most impacted by these problems. This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, and others may be assigned. • Bilingual skills in Spanish/English required. • Law degree and license to practice in Washington, or ability to take next Washington bar exam. • Lived or other demonstrated meaningful and sustained experience with and understanding of the challenges and issues faced by people living in poverty; people of color, immigrant, or indigenous communities; immigrant farmworkers and their families; and/or the criminal legal system. • Commitment to exposing and dismantling all forms of structural bias and oppression. • Demonstrated initiative and creativity, interest in learning and exploring different legal areas and ability to apply multi-forum advocacy approaches at a strategic level. • Excellent written and oral communication, research, negotiation, and analytical skills. • Commitment to continuous learning and openness to new ideas. • Ability to work well on a team, prioritize responsibilities, and meet time-sensitive deadlines. • Ability to engage regularly with community in the geographical area near their home office. • Ability to travel occasionally around the state to meet clients and to attend all-staff meetings and trainings. Preferred: • Experience in policy advocacy, complex litigation, or appellate advocacy. CLS is proud to be a unionized employer. This full-time, exempt position is a bargaining unit position, represented by Washington Legal Workers, our in-house labor union. Columbia Legal Services is committed to providing an equitable work environment, including a commitment to pay equity. As part of this commitment, all employees’ pay is based on years of experience in their role or in previous roles doing substantially similar work and set on a standard pay scale for their position, rather than on negotiations, which have been shown to contribute to pay disparities. The current salary range for an attorney with 0-10 years of experience is $63,672 - $81,902, which increases with years of experience. Bilingual skills are compensated at an additional $720 per year. CLS has a 35-hour workweek. We also offer a comprehensive compensation package including the following: • 14 paid holidays annually • Winter Break office closure between Christmas and New Year's • 12 sick days annually • 15-21 paid vacation days annually (based on years of experience) • 3-5 personal days annually (based on years of experience) • Paid parental and family medical leave benefits • Paid sabbatical every 7 years • Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program (for employees with less than 10 years' experience) • All positions eligible for some remote work Additionally, we pay 100% of employee premiums for excellent health, vision, and dental benefits plus 50% of the maximum out-of-pocket deductible and offer heavily subsidized family premiums. We also offer a 403(b) retirement benefit with employer contribution and a match, disability and life insurance, a subsidized transit pass, and an employee wellness program. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also provided home office setup support for working remotely, time off for vaccinations or illness related to COVID-19, and an additional small stipend for miscellaneous costs. We are continuing those benefits in 2022. Send a cover letter, resume, and a 5-10 page writing sample in PDF format to careers@columbialegal.org. Please make Eastern WA Staff Attorney your subject line. We accept and review applications on a rolling basis and will remove the position from our website once it is filled (see www.columbialegal.org/get-involved for current information on open positions). If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please contact the above email. We are committed to an environment of mutual respect, collaboration, and equal opportunity for all employees, and strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, people who have been affected by mass incarceration, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. We believe in building and sustaining an organization that is reflective of the communities we serve, and is diverse in work background, experience, education, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities. We believe that the resulting diversity is both a source of program strength and a matter of fundamental human fairness.
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MELAW Board
Sep 13, 2022
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There’s a job opening at Communities Rise! Communities Rise is seeking a business attorney with a minimum of 2+ years of experience counseling business organizations on transactional legal issues such as formation, contract review, IP, or employment. The position will primarily involve providing these legal services to small businesses, and occasionally providing such services to nonprofits in collaboration with the current attorney who focuses on nonprofits. Communities Rise’s attorneys aim to provide legal services through a relational approach that is focused on building community power in communities impacted by systemic oppression and advancing race equity. The salary is $80-100k depending on experience. Priority application deadline is September 23, 2022. Click here for more information.
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MELAW Board
Sep 12, 2022
In Job Board
For the Complete Posting and Link to Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/skagitwa/jobs/3690860/public-defender-i-ii-or-iii Summary We are currently seeking to fill two (2) positions. New attorneys and experienced advocates are encouraged to apply. Position and salary is dependent on experience and fit. Applicants must include a cover letter and resume for consideration. Skagit County Public Defender seeks skilled, committed attorneys to provide zealous legal representation to indigent clients. Representation may include work in Skagit County District Court, Superior Court, or Juvenile Court. Our Office represents adult and juvenile clients facing misdemeanor criminal charges, felony criminal charges, juvenile status offenses, civil contempt of court, and civil mental health involuntary treatment commitments. Skagit County Public Defender strives to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, flexible, and supportive of our employees. Our attorneys work with in-house legal assistants, contracted investigators, and professional experts to provide client-centered representation. Attorneys are encouraged to go to trial and are supported by experienced supervisors. In keeping with state court rules and best practices, we remain within caseload standards for indigent defense and provide opportunities for in-house and outside continuing education. Under current Office COVID protocol, attorneys may telework when they do not have court or client-related obligations. COVID telework protocols are subject to future revision or elimination. However, attorneys will continue to be permitted to telework a minimum of two days per week so long as they are able to meet their court and client-related obligations. Vaccination against COVID-19 is a required condition of employment with the Skagit County Public Defender's Office. Proof of vaccination is required upon hire. Public Defender I: Starting salary is currently $70,814.64 to $75,856.80 annually (step 1 through 3), dependent upon qualifications. Public Defender II: Starting salary is currently $75,769.68 to $81,164.88 annually (step 1 through 3), dependent upon qualifications. Public Defender III: Starting salary is currently $81,164.88 to $86,988.48 (step 1 through 3), dependent upon qualifications. Per County policy, progressive step pay increases (steps 1-10) are based upon years of service with Skagit County. Advancement from Public Defender I through Senior is determined by the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement. Non-management attorneys have the potential to advance to Senior Deputy, currently with a top step/salary of $123,742.08. Salary increases for all attorney positions are anticipated for 2023, but increases are not guaranteed.
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MELAW Board
Sep 09, 2022
In Job Board
NJP is has a few openings we’d like share with the community. Our office in Wenatchee which provides coverage for the North Central area of Washington State is seeking someone to lead this incredible team of dedicated legal professionals as the Managing Attorney. NJP’s Wenatchee office and, its satellite locations in Omak and Quincy serve Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, and Adams counties. Our Eviction Prevention Unit has now been in existence for one year providing Right To Counsel representation to those facing eviction. We have vacancies in Quincy, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver. NJP’s is also filling apposition located in our Mount Vernon office providing services for Skagit Justice Project, a collaboration between NJP and Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (SDVSAS) in an innovative program to provide legal services and advocacy to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking throughout Skagit County. We will be hiring an attorney in Yakima or Wenatchee for our COVID Consequence Legal Project. This project is a team of two attorneys and two outreach workers focused on engaging with and responding to the civil legal needs of Latinx and Native Americans who have been affected by hospitalizations and deaths arising out of the COVID pandemic. If you would like to learn more about any of these positions or other openings at NJP, you may find all our opportunities here.
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MELAW Board
Sep 09, 2022
In Job Board
Seattle University School of Law is seeking a Director for the Access to Justice Institute. Leading the ATJI team, the Director is a vital team member who will strive to accomplish the goal of inspiring law students, wherever their career paths take them, to make a lifelong commitment to equal justice for marginalized or underserved communities. ATJI serves as the law school’s social justice and DEI hub, inspiring, promoting and supporting: transformative and active community engagement by the law school community in the service of justice for marginalized and underserved communities; bridge-building between academics and action to help eliminate unfair and oppressive systems and practices; community-building with individuals and community groups who share a commitment to justice for all; and leadership development and capacity building of the next generation of social justice lawyers. Please see the attached posting or apply here. Feel free to share widely with anyone who may be interested. Job postings are open until filled.
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MELAW Board
Sep 07, 2022
In Job Board
The Seattle Office of Labor Standards has an opportunity for a strategic and visionary Policy Manager to join our highly skilled, innovative policy team in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. This position will be responsible for supervising a small team of policy analysts and for leading the office's efforts to develop workplace policies that impact over 580,000 employees and 54,000 employers in Seattle. Our forward-thinking policies seek to remove barriers to workforce equity and often lead the nation. Policies may include legislation, administrative rules, fiscal recommendations, and programs subject to review and approval by policy makers. Policies are grounded in race and social justice principles and are continually evaluated to heighten effectiveness, and mitigate unintended consequences, for the city’s most vulnerable and marginalized communities. As the Policy Manager, you will play a pivotal role in promoting workplace equity, protecting the rights of low-wage workers, helping employers comply with labor standards, and facilitating access to race and social justice. This position will work in an independent, self-directed manner and in collaboration with other members of OLS’s leadership team and staff. For more information, please see the posting below – closing date is 9/20/22: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/3707982/policy-manager
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MELAW Board
Sep 02, 2022
In Job Board
We are hiring for TeamChild’s Director of Legal Services. We are excited to meet the passionate and dedicated person who will help to lead, support, and advance our direct legal services work with clients 12 to 24 years old. We have a fantastic team and mission. Please help spread the word. Thank you! TeamChild Director of Legal Services Job Description - August 2022
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MELAW Board
Sep 02, 2022
In Job Board
City of Seattle's Office of Labor Standards in hiring a Policy Analyst! The Policy Analyst will work on projects that further the development and implementation of Seattle's existing and future labor standards. Our forward-thinking work focuses on policies that advance economic justice, workplace equity, worker well-being, and centers our City’s most vulnerable workers. This work may include legislation, administrative rules, fiscal recommendations, and programs subject to review and approval by policy makers. Here is a direct link to the job description and application page: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/3678202/policy-analyst We will be accepting applications for this position until 4:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, September 13th.
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MELAW Board
Aug 20, 2022
In Job Board
NWIRP has several attorney and legal advocate positions within their Afghan Community Project, Unaccompanied Children Program, and a few more general positions serving survivors of crime and other immigrant communities out of our Eastern WA offices in Granger and Wenatchee. FMI: https://nwirp.org/join/jobs-internships/
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MELAW Board
Aug 20, 2022
In Job Board
UW Law Sr. Career Counselor The University of Washington School of Law is seeking a Senior Career Counselor. The Senior Career Counselor is responsible for: developing effective working relationships with students, alumni, faculty, and employers; identifying and fostering employment opportunities for students and graduates; creating, implementing, and managing events, programs, and outreach materials in support of the SCS office; and leading, designing, organizing, and hosting customized career programming. The individual in this position must possess a depth of knowledge, skills, and expertise in career coaching, as well as strong familiarity with the legal industry and hiring practices and requirements of legal employers. Director- W.H. Gates Program The University of Washington School of Law is seeking a Director for the W.H. Gates Public Service Law Program. The Director leads, guides, manages, and ensures compliance with the mission, vision, values, and governing bylaws, and stewards the program’s endowment and operating funds. The Director develops and implements program policies and procedures, promotes the program at the law school, locally and nationally, and cultivates key partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. The position is responsible for finance management, budgeting, and reporting to the Gates PSL Advisory Board and supervising program staff. This position leads quarterly Gates PSL Advisory Board meetings and guides the Board’s annual budget-setting, Together, with the Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services, the Director leads and executes strategic planning for Gates PSL. As part of the Student and Career Services office, the Gates PSL Director has an important leadership role in integrating public service and pro bono work into student life and professional development and engaging in strategic planning for the department.
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MELAW Board
Aug 15, 2022
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The Supreme Court Commissions team at the Administrative Office of the Courts is seeking a Court Program Analyst (Program Coordinator) to coordinate the activities of the Language Access Interpreter Reimbursement Program (LAIRP). The Supreme Court Commissions are focused on equity and access to justice in Washington State Courts, specifically: language access, racial equity, and gender equity. This position joins a tight-knit team of skilled policy analysts and program coordinators who work on topics that are incredibly relevant to the issues we see in the court system today. The Language Access Interpreter Reimbursement Program was created in 2008 to enhance language access by assisting courts with the cost of court interpreters. The Program Coordinator’s role includes: providing technical assistance to LAIRP participant courts, managing funding and contracts, collecting and analyzing data submitted by courts, processing invoices, developing education and resources about the program, and partnering with Office of Court Business and Technology Integration (OCBTI) staff on the development and ongoing functionality of a new web-based application. For more information about this position, to review the job description, or to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/courtswa/jobs/3677018/language-access-interpreter-reimbursement-program-coordinator
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MELAW Board
Aug 11, 2022
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The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is hiring a Labor Standards Engagement Specialist to assist with our outreach to workers and businesses regarding Seattle’s extensive labor protections. This is an ideal position for someone committed to working with low income, predominately BIPOC community members throughout the city. The City of Seattle is a leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents. The mission of the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is to advance labor standards through thoughtful community and business engagement, strategic enforcement, and innovative policy development, with a commitment to race and social justice. OLS seeks to improve workers' lives through development and implementation of laws that advance a fair and equitable workplace. Currently, our office administers 15 labor standards, including Paid Safe and Sick Time Ordinance, and Minimum Wage and Wage Theft Ordinances as well as the recently passed Independent Contractor Protections Ordinance. Implementation and understanding of these laws involve extensive outreach to inform thousands of workers, employers, hiring entities about their rights and obligations. For more information, please see the posting below – closing date is 8/23/22: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/3653195/labor-standards-engagement-specialist
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MELAW Board
Aug 05, 2022
In Job Board
I am reaching out to you today because we are currently hiring for several AmeriCorps positions in the King County area and we are hoping you can help share these opportunities with your networks. All of these positions are supporting large-scale innovative anti-poverty solutions in our community. In addition to making a tangible impact in the community, participating in a UWKC AmeriCorps program also provides opportunities to participate in ongoing professional development opportunities, including skills workshops, racial equity trainings, and access to a vast network of non-profit professionals eager to support your career growth. This year, we are also excited to offer the highest possible living stipend for our county, a monthly $250 housing stipend, and an additional $1,000 completion bonus for members who complete a full term of service. We are hiring on a rolling basis for these positions with service terms starting on September 1, 2022: HungerCorps Members: Connect families with critical food resources, including school meals, food banks, and public benefits programs like Basic Food (SNAP) – with a particular focus on supporting communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Financial Empowerment Members: Serve on one of the largest anti-poverty programs in Washington State. The Free Tax Preparation Campaign is a community-driven effort to put money into the pockets of low- and moderate-income residents of King County by increasing tax refunds, improving access to tax credits, and assisting individuals and households to apply for food, cash, and other public benefits. Benefits Hub Coaches: Connect students to critical financial and emergency resources and information that aid students in achieving their educational goals, as well as build the capacity of the Benefits Hub program by developing strong partnerships and referral pathways that increase awareness and use of Benefits Hub services.
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MELAW Board
Aug 04, 2022
In Job Board
The Sexual Violence Law Center is seeking a compassionate, solutions-oriented Staff Attorney to join our team. Advocates who are adept at facilitating creative and strategic survivor-centered legal representation and assistance based on race and gender equity practices are welcome to apply!
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MELAW Board
Jul 27, 2022
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The Office of Civil Legal Aid is expanding staff capacity to address an ever growing set of programmatic responsibilities. We are currently recruiting for four positions: Administrative and Contract Support Assistant OCLA Director of Operations (7/2022) Crime Victims-DV Survivors Program Manager (open 8/1/2022) State v. Blake -Reentry Legal Aid Program Manager (open 8/1/2022) OCLA State Application Form
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MELAW Board
Jul 21, 2022
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Are you looking for work-life balance AND meaningful work? POSITION TITLE: Staff Attorney, Legal Aid to Domestic Violence Survivors (2 positions) Senior Attorney, Legal Aid to Domestic Violence Survivors (1 position) COMPENSATION: Full-time (35 hours per week), although part-time work will be considered. Annual salary of $63,000 - $67,000 plus vacation and sick leave and healthcare stipend of $400 per month. The Senior Attorney has an annual salary of $67,000 to $72,000 based upon experience. LOCATION: The official location for this position is in Olympia. While remote work is possible, all staff are expected to work in the office on at least a part-time basis. Travel within the five counties that make up the TCVLS service area will be required. RECRUITMENT: Cover letter, resume and professional references are required. Please send to director@tcvls.org. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 15th. The recruitment will be open until all positions are filled. AGENCY SUMMARY: Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services (TCVLS) is a 501 (c) 3 organization that provides legal assistance to low-income individuals and families for a variety of civil legal proceedings. Trained volunteer attorneys help people self-represent by providing legal advice and consultation. Occasionally we match clients with private attorneys for full representation. We also have paid staff attorneys who provide advice and direct representation to eligible tenants who are at risk of eviction and who have been served a summons for eviction. TCVLS provides legal services in Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Pacific, and Lewis Counties. TCVLS is committed to race equity and justice. We want our employees to be diverse and reflect our community. We strive to have services and programs that are free from bias and oppression and staff and volunteers that treat everyone with dignity and respect. More information about what it means to commit to these principlesreferredto as“REJI” can be found here:Washington Race Equity & JusticeInitiative–WA REJI POSITION SUMMARY: The attorneys providing legal aid to survivorsof domesticviolencewill workunder the general directionof TCVLS Executive Director. Work requiring the professional judgment of a lawyer will be supervised byaSenior Attorney.These positions areestablishedthanks toa grant fromthe Officeof Civil Legal Aid(State of Washington)that endsJune30, 2025. All positionsare overtime-exempt andserve at will. The Attorneyswill providecivil legal assistance tolow-incomeindividualsor families whoare survivorsof domesticviolence.Serviceswill include advice andcounsel, limited representation, brief services,and/orextended representation. Priorityfor legal serviceswill be given to immigrants with language barriers, American Indians andNative Alaskans,others with limited access tothe courts becauseof race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation/gender identify or disability and those who are identifiedas high riskbased on assessmenttools used byDV/SAorganizations (such as the JackieCampbell Danger Assessment). Those living inrural communities andwho are isolatedwill also be part of the priority communityof clients.Whilethere is nospecific incomequalifying criteria, we will prioritizethose without theresources to hire anattorney. Emphasis will beon protectionorders and family law representation necessary tosecure safeand supportive parenting plans, including protectionorders for children and child support. This positionwill serve residents of Thurston,Mason,Grays Harbor,Pacific and/or Lewis Counties.Some evening andweekend workmay be required.Validdriver’slicense, insurance and privatevehiclerequired. Essential Functions ofthe Position include: •Licensed to practice law inWashington State. •Provide legal assistance toclientsoftenin urgent situations toensurethe safety of the survivor andtheir family. •Provide limited representation, brief services and extended representation to clients impacted bydomestic violence who have been affected by the COVID-19 emergency, in collaboration withThurston County Volunteer Legal Services staffand community partners. •Ability to communicateeffectively in English (interpreters are available tocommunicate with clientswho do not speak English). •Appear in court in-person,by videoconferencing or phone based upon the operationsof courtswithin service area. •Provideservices in a manner that is sensitive and appropriate for thosewho have been traumatizedby physicaland mental abuse and/orviolence. •Provideservices that reflect understanding of working with Native Americans, personsof color,membersofthe LGBTQcommunity,and others who havebeen marginalizedby society. •Use of a computer, laptop,printer, copier/scanner and phone (including answering system). •Ability to transfer handwritten information into a client database. COMPENSATION: TCVLS offers meaningful work and is committed to staff having work-life balance. A full-time work week is 35 hours a week and workload is managed to ensure that balance. Part-time positions may be considered with salary commiserate to hours worked. Vacation and sick leave benefits are provided. Some evening and weekend work may be required. The Attorney must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License and automobile insurance. The Attorney is required to provide own transportation for any offsite meetings. HOW TO APPLY: Candidates must include a cover letter, a resume that reflects the required education and experience, and a list of three references (please include phone numbers). The positions are open until filled. An initial review of applications will begin Monday, August 15th. Application packets can be mailed or e-mailed to: Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services P.O. Box 405 Olympia, WA 98507-0405 or director@tcvls.org TCVLS is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees have the right to work in a discrimination-free environment. TCVLS will not permit or condone any arbitrary discrimination in the workplace. All employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state, local, or federal laws.
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