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Northwest Justice Project Board of Directors

Application deadline: Sept. 11, 2015

The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting letters of interest and résumés from members interested in serving on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Justice Project (NJP). The Board will appoint three attorneys to three-year terms commencing in January 2016 and one attorney to complete a one-year term.

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. The organization is funded primarily by the state and the federal Legal Services Corporation with additional support from the Legal Foundation of Washington. NJP’s 2015 budget is $23.3 million.

Service on the NJP Board is an extraordinary opportunity for accomplished individuals who are passionate about the organization's mission and have a demonstrated commitment to delivering high-quality civil legal services for low-income people. NJP Board members are responsible for setting program policy, assuring adequate oversight of NJP operations; and supporting, partnering with, and overseeing the organization's executive director.

It is a working board. Board members are expected to attend quarterly meetings in Seattle, attend an annual board retreat, and serve actively on two standing committees. Board members are expected to participate in and support NJP legal-community activities and support fund-raising efforts for the organization. Board related travel and lodging expenses are reimbursed, as appropriate.

For more information, contact NJP Executive Director Cesar Torres at cesart@nwjustice.org or Board Development Committee Chair Joanne Whitehead at jjwhitehead@gmail.com.

Please submit letters of interest and résumés to barleaders@wsba.org or by mail to WSBA - Communications Department, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539.

 

Legal Foundation of Washington Board of Trustees

Application deadline: Oct. 9, 2015

The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting letters of interest and résumés from members interested in serving a two-year term on the Legal Foundation of Washington Board of Trustees. Appointees will serve a term that commences on Jan. 1, 2016, and ends on Dec. 31, 2018. There are three positions available; two positions are held by incumbents who are eligible for reappointment.

The Legal Foundation of Washington is a private, not-for-profit organization that promotes equal justice for low-income people through the administration of IOLTA and other funds. Trustees should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of the need for legal services and how these services are provided in Washington. Further information about trustee responsibilities is available upon request by email to caitlindc@legalfoundation.org.

Please submit letters of interest and résumés to barleaders@wsba.org or by mail to WSBA - Communications Department, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539.

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