Fair Work Center is seeking a Legal Assistant in our Legal Clinic.

Fair Work Center is a hub for workers to understand and exercise their workplace rights, improve working conditions, and connect with community resources. The Fair Work Center offers a civil legal aid clinic, operated in partnership with Seattle University and the University of Washington schools of law. We also represent workers in administrative actions and state and federal court litigation. The Legal Assistant would be responsible to support the work of the Legal Clinic attorneys and to coordinate intake and community clinic programs.

Fair Work Center works in partnership with its sibling organization, Working Washington. Working Washington organizes workers to raise wages, improve labor standards, and change the conversation about wealth, inequality, and the value of work.

Job Description

Reports to: Managing Attorney, Fair Work Center Legal Clinic

Supervises: Legal Assistant does not supervise other staff.

Overtime Status: Overtime eligible, hourly-paid.

Intake Coordinator Duties:

Legal Consultation Coordination:

  • Coordinate and schedule all new consultations (intakes) with workers and assign to Staff Attorneys
  • Staff the Clinic phone lines, manage Clinic accounts, web form, and email in a timely and responsive manner
  • Maintain records of worker intakes and follow-up contacts in Clinic case management systems
  • Maintain referral resources for workers in the intake process
  • Create reports summarizing intakes and outcomes
  • Under attorney supervision, prepare documents and gather client information

Administrative Support for the Legal Clinic:

  • The Legal Assistant will provide administrative support to the Clinic’s individual case docket including the following:
    • Preparing correspondence and other documents
    • Filing pleadings and other documents with the appropriate court or agency
    • Maintaining case files
    • Conducting certain factual research including witness interviews and document gathering
  • The Legal Assistant will prepare certain grant reports as directed by the Managing Attorney

Community Clinic:

The Legal Clinic provides a monthly drop-in legal clinic in partnership with King County Neighborhood Legal Clinics, and staffs legal clinics at partner organizations on an as-needed basis. The Legal Assistant is responsible for the following duties related to the Community Clinic:

  • Setting up and reserving the space
  • Scheduling workers for the clinic
  • Welcoming workers and coordinating the flow of interviews

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience providing administrative support in a law office or legal services organization
  • Proficiency with using database systems and MS Office applications
  • Experience working with immigrants, refugees and people from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in high volume, time sensitive environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to economic, racial and social justice

Proficiency in a language other than English is a plus.

Compensation. $20.00 – $25.00/hour, 40 hours/week, plus a generous benefits package.

Application: Please send your letter of interest, resume, and three references to: Danielle Kim, Staff Attorney, Fair Work Center, Danielle@fairworkcenter.org or by U.S. mail at 116 Warren Avenue North, Suite A, Seattle, Washington 98109.

We will accept applications submitted by close of business on March 31, 2019. But please try to get your application as soon as possible.

If you need disability, language or other accommodation in the application process, please contact Danielle Kim.

 

Fair Work Center is committed to a policy of pluralism and equal opportunity in an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its client communities, Board and staff. Pluralism refers to the active promotion of mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity among people who are diverse in work background, experience, education, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental and physical abilities, veteran status, or any other perceived differences. The resulting diversity is both a source of program strength and a matter of fundamental human fairness.