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Staff Attorney

Sep 11, 2017
LegalVoice2
Legal Voice
Seattle, WA

Have you always wanted to realize your dream of using the law to improve the world? That opportunity has arrived. Legal Voice seeks an experienced attorney to join its team of skilled, creative social justice advocates.

 

Legal Voice is the Northwest’s premier women’s and LGBTQ legal rights organization, improving the law and women’s lives since 1978. Recognizing that the law is a powerful tool to advance equality and achieve justice, Legal Voice protects and defends women's and LGBTQ rights through public impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and legal rights education. From our base in Seattle, Legal Voice works in the state and federal courts of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Alaska, and advocates for legislative change at the local and state level in Washington State. As a progressive feminist organization, Legal Voice prioritizes a commitment to racial justice in our work and among our staff.

 

We seek a lawyer with seven or more years of litigation experience to join our dedicated staff. The position is located in Seattle, in our collegial and fun office above Seattle’s historic Paramount Theater. This position reports to Legal Voice’s Advocacy Director, and will most likely manage Legal Voice’s work on economic justice, health care, and gender discrimination in employment, education, and athletics, although those subject areas may change depending on the applicant’s expertise. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Managing, in collaboration with other Attorneys and pro bono Cooperating Counsel, Legal Voice’s public impact litigation in assigned subject areas

  • Managing, in collaboration with other Attorneys, Legal Voice’s legislative work in assigned subject areas, including working closely with our contract lobbyists

  • Providing technical assistance to community members and allied organizations

  • Working to advance feminist legal theories through creative analyses of feminist legal issues and by providing community presentations and training on areas within expertise

  • Supervising law student interns and attorney volunteers

  • Supporting Legal Voice’s outreach, communication, and development efforts

 

The preferred applicant will be a member of the bar in one or more of the five Northwest states (or willing to obtain bar membership within a reasonable time) who has a demonstrated commitment to women’s and LGBTQ legal rights, with experience in one of the following areas:  gender equity in employment, education, or athletics; economic justice; or health care law and policy.

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