Apply to Serve on the Northwest Justice Project Board of Directors

The WSBA Board of Governors (BOG) is accepting letters of interest and résumés from members interested in appointment to a three-year term of volunteer service on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Justice Project (NJP). Application Deadline: Sept. 5, 2012.

The BOG will fill three attorney positions for terms commencing Jan. 1, 2013. A fourth attorney appointment will be made by the NJP Board. Three incumbents are eligible for reappointment and must submit a letter of interest and résumé if interested in reappointment.

The Northwest Justice Project is a 105-attorney statewide not-for-profit law firm providing free legal services to low-income people from 13 offices throughout Washington. NJP is funded primarily by the state of Washington and the federal Legal Services Corporation. Its 2012 budget is approximately $19.5 million. Board members play an active role in setting program policy and 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. Board members are expected to attend quarterly meetings in Seattle (normally on the last Saturday of January, April, July, and October), attend the Goldmark Luncheon in February, attend the annual Access to Justice Conference in June, and serve actively on at least one Board committee.

For more information, please email César Torres, NJP executive director, at cesart@nwjustice.org, or Russell J. Speidel, board development chair, at russ.speidel@speidellaw.com. Please submit letters of interest and résumés to WSBA Communications Department, 1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539 or email barleaders@wsba.org.