Now Hiring: Spanish Language Driver’s License Restoration Contract Attorney
Contracting Organization: The NC Pro Bono Resource Center, a program of the NC Equal Access to Justice Commission.
Job Type: Part-time, temporary (approximately 20 hours per month through Dec. 2022)
Salary: $50/ hour for up to twenty hours per month
The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center is seeking a person dedicated to access to justice to work as a contract attorney through 2022.
North Carolina is one of thirty-four 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 who 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 prepare driver’s license restoration advice letters in Spanish for people who have requested an advice letter through ncfairchance.org. The contract attorney will also be responsible for answering questions for Spanish-speaking clients via email and phone. The contract attorney will be supervised by the project’s senior staff attorney and will be provided a letter template for translation. Malpractice coverage will also be provided. Work can be remote with flexible hours.
Candidates must possess:
- North Carolina Bar license.
- The ability to communicate effectively in Spanish both orally and in writing with clients and the general public. Spanish fluency is expected.
- The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- A commitment to increasing access to justice and to assisting low-income communities.
- Prior experience in handling traffic matters is strongly preferred, however, we will provide training for the right candidate.
Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references to Jennifer Lechner, Executive Director of the NC Equal Access to Justice Commission, at email@example.com. Please put Driver’s License Restoration Contract Attorney in the subject line.