The PBRC is Hiring a Part-Time Driver’s License Restoration Attorney
Employer: The NC Pro Bono Resource Center, a program of the NC Equal Access to Justice Commission.
Job Type: Part-time Attorney (1099 Contractor); Anticipated 15-20 hours per week.
Salary: $65/ hour for up to twenty hours per week.
Location: Raleigh and remote; must be in the office at least one day a week.
Details: The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center is seeking a person dedicated to access to justice to work as a contract attorney for the Driver’s License Restoration Project.
North Carolina is one of twenty states that suspend a person’s driver’s license for unpaid court fees and fines. The inability to pay traffic court fees and fines and the license suspensions that result can have dire consequences for drivers and their families. This is particularly true for North Carolinians who are already economically vulnerable and those who live in rural areas without reliable public transportation. Those that continue to drive without a license risk a criminal record and incarceration.
The Driver’s License Restoration Project provides relief to people with these license suspensions through (1) coordinating and supporting District Attorney-led remittance of traffic court fines and fees and (2) by providing license restoration advice letters prepared by pro bono volunteers.
The Pro Bono Resource Center is seeking a part-time, contract attorney to review driving records and prepare driver’s license restoration advice letters for people who have requested an advice letter through ncfairchance.org. The contract attorney will be supervised by a senior staff attorney on the project and will use provided templates. Malpractice coverage will also be provided. Work can be remote with flexible hours.
Qualifications: Candidates must possess
- North Carolina Bar license.
- The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with clients, staff, and the general public.
- The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- A commitment to access to justice and to assisting people of low-income.
- Prior experience in handling traffic matters preferred but we will provide training for the right candidate.
Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references to Meghan Martie, Restorative Justice Program Director, at email@example.com. Please put Driver’s License Restoration Contract Attorney in the subject line.
Deadline to apply: August 27, 2023