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Position Announcement

BLC Mobile Attorney

6/22/21

We are looking for an attorney with 1-5+ years of experience to serve the community as a Mobile Attorney.

BLC is a compassionate legal services organization, committed to delivering: high-quality trauma informed advocacy centered on client needs; honor for the humanity of every client; and a continually inclusive and collaborative environment for all. We make direct legal representation in Social Security matters accessible to low-income community members in King County. We deliver on our mission through targeted community lawyering projects that help people obtain and maintain access to Social Security benefits. BLC builds workable advocacy plans for clients that face poverty, language barriers, homelessness, limited transportation, and mental illness.

Through community partnerships, BLC’s mobile legal services ensure that we are able to serve the needs of community members in the South end of King County regardless of their ability to travel to our offices. The mobile attorney operates the Justice Bus, bringing client-centered services to people at several locations in South King County in partnership with community organizations. 

Responsibilities

The BLC Mobile Attorney travels regularly throughout South King County on the Justice Bus to build and maintain strong relationships with community partners and clients in South King County so that we may deliver effective services to clients where they are already receiving human services from other organizations. This includes coordinating community connections, conducting trainings, conducting ongoing outreach, and continually building a network of support for BLC clients in South end communities.

The BLC Mobile Attorney is responsible for maintaining an active caseload, scheduling meetings with clients, performing intakes, discovery, filing agency related paperwork, developing the evidentiary record, formal and informal written advocacy, oral advocacy, and regular diligent 1:1 client communication in person and on the telephone.

Travel and occasional work in the evenings will be necessary. The BLC Mobile Attorney will be a person who is enthusiastic about traveling daily from site-to-site for the purpose of meeting clients where they are. It will be necessary to have clear capacity to make quick transitions from travel to casework.

As part of BLC and the Alliance for Equal Justice, the attorney will also contribute to BLC’s culture of philanthropy by actively increasing awareness and community interest in BLC and civil legal aid.

Qualifications

  • 1-5+ years of experience practicing law
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively develop case theories
  • Ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects effectively
  • Exercise good judgement under stressful situations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a large caseload
  • Washington State Driver’s License
  • Experience working with homeless and other underserved communities and people
  • Bilingual applicants are highly encouraged to apply
  • Member of the Washington State Bar

Commitment to Diversity

BLC is an anti-racist organization. Our commitment to inclusion is based in our belief that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strongly encourage applications from people who have experienced living on a fixed income, engaging with Social Security, living with a disability, and/or unstable housing.

Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position that is typically performed onsite at BLC and from the Justice Bus. Salary: $65k-$87k annually DOE. BLC offers employees 105 hours of paid vacation and two floating holidays annually, all federal holidays off, paid health-related leave, medical benefits, retirement benefits, a compelling mission, paid WSBA dues, financial support for attending CLEs relevant to the work of BLC, and fantastic co-workers.

Application Procedure

To apply, email a letter of interest, a resume, and a short writing sample to Alex Doolittle at alex@benefitslawcenter.org with the subject line “Mobile Attorney Application”. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Position Announcement

BLC Mobile Attorney

6/22/21

We are looking for an attorney with 1-5+ years of experience to serve the community as a Mobile Attorney.

BLC is a compassionate legal services organization, committed to delivering…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 65,000 - USD 87,000

Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position that is typically performed onsite at BLC and from the Justice Bus. Salary: $65k-$87k annually DOE. BLC offers employees 105 hours of paid vacation and two floating holidays annually, all federal holidays off, paid health-related leave, medical benefits, retirement benefits, a compelling mission, paid WSBA dues, financial support for attending CLEs relevant to the work of BLC, and fantastic co-workers.

This is a full-time exempt position that is typically performed onsite at BLC and from the Justice Bus. Salary: $65k-$87k annually DOE. BLC offers employees 105 hours of paid vacation…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
1404 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
Suite 203

How to Apply

To apply, email a letter of interest, a resume, and a short writing sample to Alex Doolittle at alex@benefitslawcenter.org with the subject line “Mobile Attorney Application”. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

To apply, email a letter of interest, a resume, and a short writing sample to Alex Doolittle at alex@benefitslawcenter.org with the subject line “Mobile Attorney Application…

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