We envision a world where there is justice for all, regardless of income.

To achieve that vision, we are committed to fighting corporate abuse and civil inequities in Washington's legal system. Through direct representation and litigation, NWCLC helps thousands of families avoid financial devastation. We also advise consumer lawyers, write amicus briefs, host a prose bankruptcy clinic, offer webinars, and serve as consumer justice advocates.

Why join our team?

We are on the front lines of legislative advocacy, teaming up with legislators and political leaders at the local, state, and national levels. Our victories and hard work continue to help Washingtonians. We already had an exciting and impactful victory when Governor Inslee signed SB 5408 into law, raising the homestead exemption to the county median sale price and helping keep people in their homes during tough times.

We're a young and nimble organization that has an impact larger than our size – reaching a population that often falls through the Justice Gap. Our staff and board have the opportunity to help shape the direction of the organization, the issues we tackle, and the way we grow.

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About the Opportunity

Desired Experience and Qualifications

NWCLC wants to grow our board and include a wide range of perspectives, ideas, and experiences. Potential board members can reside and/or work anywhere in Washington State. Our most important qualification is that you believe that low- and moderate-income consumers should get the legal help they need.

In particular, we are interested in candidates who have experience, expertise, or connections in the following areas:

  • Fundraising (with a focus on grant writing)
  • Accounting
  • Legislative expertise
  • Corporate leadership
  • Pro bono experience
  • Law students

If you offer something unique, tell us and feel free to brag!

Organizational Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Leadership

We are committed to convening a board of directors whose demographics and skills align with the diverse needs and demographics of the populations we serve. We are looking to our board and staff to lead us forward towards greater organizational equity.

Process and Time Commitment

Your membership term starts after completion of an interview process and approval by a board majority vote. The term ends after three years with eligibility to be reappointed for a three-year term. This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Service on the NWCLC Board requires an estimated time commitment of 4 hours per month and includes the following responsibilities:

  • Attending one 90-minute board meeting every other month;
  • Participating in at least one Board Committee (meeting frequency varies);
  • Participating in fundraising activities with the guidance of our fundraising consultant; and
  • Attending key events for publicity and development purposes.

How to Apply

Please email Executive Director Amanda Martin at with your resume, completed application, and a brief letter of interest describing your interest in consumer advocacy and the contributions you feel you can make to the NWCLC Board. Qualified candidates will be invited to interview with our Board Development Committee.