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Old 09-29-2008, 08:52 AM   #1  
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Yeah, I know this is a pilot's board, but many of you have asked me about going to law school as an alternative. Like aviation, we have our ups and downs, so it's still buyer beware. One big difference is that a lawyer can hang up his own shingle and be his own boss. No more phone calls from scheduling. And no more getting paid $20 an hour to fly a complex machine. Many of my friends in private practice routinely charge $350 an hour. Just like a FedEx captain!!

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ACLU - Full time Staff Attorney
Now is an extraordinary moment in the fight for civil liberties.

Are you up for the challenge?

Be a part of an admired and respected team with the nationís premier civil liberties/civil rights organization. The ACLU of Washington seeks applicants for a full-time staff attorney position. The staff attorney develops and litigates federal and state cases raising civil liberties and civil rights issues and participates in a broad range of related activities. The staff attorney reports to the Legal Director and works cooperatively with other legal, legislative, field and communications staff in a fast-paced, friendly, and professional office.

For complete job description and application instructions see:

ACLU of Washington | About Us

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RACIAL DISPARITY PROJECT Ė STAFF ATTORNEY OPENING

The Defender Association
810-3rd Avenue, 8th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 447-3900
Contact:
Lisa Daugaard
[email protected]

The Defender Association seeks a staff attorney to work full time with its Racial Disparity Project, a 10-year-old project working to reduce racial inequality in the Seattle/King County, Washington justice system.

The Defender Association (TDA) is the oldest public defender agency in King County. Since its inception in 1969, TDA has undertaken, not only to provide excellent representation to indigent clients, but also to address systemic inequities in the justice system. Since 1998, the Racial Disparity Project has used strategic litigation, policy advocacy, community organizing and public education to address:

 racial bias in drug arrests;
 pre-booking diversion for low-level drug offenders;
 pre-trial release structures which work against defendants of color;
 suspension of driverís licenses for drivers who cannot pay traffic fines;
 police misconduct;
 under-representation of African-Americans in the jury pool; and
 police summary banning of civilians from public spaces.

Staff attorney qualifications include:

 3+ years in a civil rights, legal aid or criminal defense practice
 Excellent demonstrated analytical, research, writing and oral advocacy skills
 Demonstrated commitment to advancing civil rights and racial equality
 Experience working effectively with community-based civil rights organizations
 Admission to Washington bar or ability to be admitted within 8 months of hire

Preferred:

 Impact litigation experience
 Experience supervising lawyers &/or law students
 Familiarity with the King County justice system
 Familiarity with the Seattle & King County public policymaking process

Salary DOE. Employee benefits extend to domestic partners. People of color, women, immigrants, GLBT candidates and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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