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Northwest Justice Project

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income people from nine offices throughout the state of Washington. Each year, NJP assists more than 18,000 people in need of critical legal assistance.

As the federal partner in the Washington State Access to Justice Network, NJP's mission is to provide high quality free legal services on priority problems to eligible low-income clients, either directly or through efficient and effective referrals. NJP is principally funded by Congress through the national Legal Services Corporation (LSC). NJP works in partnership with the Washington State Access to Justice Network to serve its diverse client community.

In addition to providing direct legal services to clients, NJP has become a pioneer in integrating new technologies into the delivery of legal services. NJP operates a toll free intake and referral system calledCLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education Advice and Referral), which serves as a critical point of access for clients throughout the state to obtain free legal help, including advice, brief legal service, and, where available, a referral for further representation. In addition, CLEAR maintains an extensive library of legal resources and self-help materials which are provided to callers as appropriate.

NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. It strives to foster an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its clients, Board and staff. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. An organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities strengthens the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness.

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