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The WSBA Board of Governors (BOG) is accepting letters of interest and résumés from members interested in serving on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Justice Project (NJP). There are three attorney positions open for three-year terms commencing January 2015 and ending in December 2017. Notice of BOG action will follow its November 2014 meeting.
The Northwest Justice Project is a 125-attorney statewide not-for-profit law firm providing free legal services to low-income people from 17 offices throughout Washington. NJP is funded primarily by the State of Washington and the federal Legal Services Corporation, with additional support from the Legal Foundation of Washington. NJP’s 2014 budget is $22 million.
Board members play an active role in setting program policy, assuring adequate oversight of program operations, and must have a demonstrated interest in, and knowledge of, the delivery of high-quality civil legal services to low-income people.
NJP’s Board is a working board. Board members are expected to attend quarterly meetings in Seattle normally on the last Saturday of January, April, July, and October. Board members also serve actively on one or more standing committees. The Board typically holds a one day annual Board retreat, which may be held in conjunction with an appropriate equal justice conference. Attorney Board members are expected to participate and support NJP efforts in legal community activities and limited resource development efforts. Travel and lodging expenses are reimbursed, as appropriate.
For more information, please contact César Torres, NJP Executive Director, at: firstname.lastname@example.org; Joanne Whitehead, Board Development Committee Chair, at: email@example.com, or NJP Board Vice-President David Keenan, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit letters of interest and résumés on or before Friday, September 5, 2014, to WSBA Communications Department, 1325 Fourth Avenue #600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539; or e-mail email@example.com.
The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting letters of interest and résumés from members interested serving on the Judicial Information System Committee (JISC). The partial term will commence upon appointment and expire on July 31, 2015. This opening was created by a resignation. The JISC Rule 2 specifically states that the Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice shall consider for appointment only those individuals who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to judicial administration and to automation of judicial systems and functions.
The JISC is the policy-level steering committee for the court’s automation system. The committee is composed of four members from the appellate court level; four members from the superior court level; four members from the courts of limited jurisdiction level; and three at-large members from outside the judiciary, one who is a member of the WSBA, one who is a member of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, and one who is a member of the Washington State Association of Prosecuting Attorneys.
For more information about the JISC, go to JISC Meeting Information, or contact Pam Payne, senior administrative assistant, at 360-705-5277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit letters of interest and résumés to: WSBA Communications Department, 1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539, or e-mail email@example.com.
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