Position: Legal Intern/Extern
Open to: All law students
Time Commitment: Part-time and full-time positions available. Minimum 10-week commitment
Location: Downtown Seattle and Kent
Application Process: Submit a resume, letter of interest, and availability to Harry Higgins, HarryH@kcba.org.
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled.
Contact: King County Bar Association, Attn: Housing Justice Project, 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98101, Harry Higgins, HarryH@kcba.org.
The Housing Justice Project (HJP) is a legal clinic that assists low income tenants facing eviction. HJP volunteer attorneys and legal assistants work at the Seattle Courthouse and the Kent Maleng Regional Justice Center. HJP volunteer attorneys meet with tenants, advise tenants about their rights, negotiate with landlord attorneys, and will often appear in court on behalf of tenants.
Under the supervision of HJP staff attorneys, HJP interns will assist with every aspect of the legal clinic including opening the clinic, interviewing clients, assessing legal options, maintaining client records, and may, if Rule 9 eligible, appear in court on behalf of clients. HJP interns will also be assigned other projects as needed, including, but not limited to, drafting or revising self-help publications, legal memos on topics encountered by HJP clients, and the drafting of articles for the King County Bar Association blog “Pro Bono Dicta” and other publications. HJP interns will also be expected to participate in community outreach and recruitment efforts.
Part time and full time positions are available at both the Seattle Courthouse and the Kent Maleng Regional Justice Center. A minimum 10 week commitment is required.
Send résumé, letter of interest, and availability to Harry F. Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for fall will accepted on a rolling basis until filled.
King County Bar Association
Attn: Housing Justice Project
1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98101