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Legal Voice Seeks a Staff Attorney Focused on Reproductive Rights

Jun 7, 2018
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Legal Voice
907 Pine St.
Suite 500
Seattle

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 four or more years of litigation and/or legislative policy experience, preferably in reproductive health care law and policy, to join our dedicated staff. The position can be located in Seattle, in our collegial and fun office above Seattle’s historic Paramount Theater, or in any of the Northwest states in which Legal Voice works, in which case the person will work remotely. This position reports to Legal Voice’s Advocacy Director, and will carry out Legal Voice’s work on reproductive rights, health and justice, with some work on some health care issues affecting women and LGBTQ persons in general. 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:  reproductive health, rights, and justice; or health care law and policy.

For more details about job responsibilities, qualifications, and salary information, please review the job description at docs.legalvoice.org/StaffAttorney_Description.pdf.

Salary & Benefits: This full-time position has a salary range of $65,000-$75,000, depending on experience. Benefits include health insurance (including dental and vision); three weeks of vacation to start in a culture that supports and encourages people to take time off; ten paid holidays per year; 401K with a possible employer contribution; paid sick and safe leave; flexible and generous family leave; payment of bar dues; and professional development opportunities.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by July 2nd, 2018, to info@legalvoice.org.

Legal Voice follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.