Federal Civil Rights Legal Clinic – Clinic Legal Assistant, open until filled

Position: Clinic Legal Assistant
Open to: All law students
Time commitment: Clinic Assistants should be able to commit to one clinic shift (typically 2 hours, not including travel and setup time) every 6–8 weeks for at least one year.
Location: Seattle
Application Process: Send a cover letter and resume to the contact below
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Contact: Tracy Morris, tracymmorris@comcast.net

The Federal Civil Rights Legal Clinic (Clinic) offers free, limited legal advice and referrals to King County and Pierce County residents. The Clinic focuses on Washington State residents who are contemplating filing or have already filed legal actions in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and who are encountering challenges accessing our legal system. The Clinic is accessible regardless of a one’s disability or fluency in English.

The Clinic works in partnership with the King County Bar Association’s Neighborhood Legal Clinic and Tacoma-Pierce County’s Volunteer Legal Services Programs to provide greater access to the courts.

General Duties: This is an administrative position. Clinic Legal Assistants are responsible for opening the clinic, checking in clients and helping them to complete paperwork, locking up the clinic, and
sending clinic reports to the Clinic Administrator. Throughout the afternoon, Legal Assistants might also be asked to assist the volunteer attorney with research or to pull resources for the client.

Time Commitment: Legal Assistants are asked to commit to one clinic shift (typically 2 hours, not including travel and setup time) every 6 – 8 weeks for at least one year.

Qualifications: Legal Assistants should have experience in the legal field. Experience with federal law and the federal courts are preferred.

Benefits:

  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Give back to our community
  • Support the FBA’s efforts to provide pro se litigants greater access to the federal courts
  • Assist the federal courts with efficient administration of justice
  • Network with the Federal Bar Association and learn more about the federal courts

Trainings: Clinic Legal Assistants are required to attend a training session and to shadow an experienced volunteer at the Clinic prior to beginning in this position.

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