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Northwest Justice Project Board of Directors

Application deadline: Sept. 9, 2016 

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 of Governors will appoint up to three attorneys to three-year terms commencing January 2017. Two incumbents are eligible for reappointment.   

The Northwest Justice Project is a 125-attorney, 17-office, statewide, noprofit law firm providing free legal services to low-income individuals and communities throughout Washington. The project is funded primarily by the State of Washington, Office of Civil Legal Aid, and the federal Legal Services Corporation, with additional support from the Legal Foundation of Washington. NJP’s Board approved 2016 operating budget is $24.2 million.   

Service on NJP’s Board provides an extraordinary opportunity for accomplished individuals who are passionate about NJP's mission and who have a demonstrated commitment to providing high-quality civil legal services to low-income people. NJP’s Board is responsible for setting program policy; assuring adequate oversight of NJP operations and finances; and support, partner with, and oversee the Executive Director in his/her leadership role.

NJP’s Board 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 fundraising efforts for the organization. Board related travel and lodging expenses are reimbursed as appropriate.

For more information, please contact NJP Executive Director César Torres at cesart@nwjustice.org or Monica Langfeldt, Board Development Committee Chair, at langfeldtm@hotmail.com.

Please submit letters of interest and résumés on or before Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, to: barleaders@wsba.org or mail to WSBA Communications Department, 1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA 98101-2539.


Certified Professional Guardianship Board

NEW Application Deadline: Sept. 9, 2016

The WSBA Board of Governors is accepting letters of interest and résumés from members interested in serving on the Certified Professional Guardianship Board (CPG). The WSBA will nominate one member who is appointed by the state Supreme Court to serve a three-year term on the board commencing Oct. 1, 2016.

The CPG Board is the regulatory authority for the practice of Certified Professional Guardians - individuals and agencies - in Washington state. The board is charged with establishing the standards and criteria for the certification of professional guardians, as defined by RCW 11.88.008. The board meets regularly to review applications for certification, adopt and implement regulations relating to standards and practice, ethics and training for professional guardians, and to review grievances.

Find more information about this board or contact Shirley Bondon; 360-705-5302; shirley.bondon@courts.wa.gov.

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

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