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Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Benefits & Compensation Associate Attorney

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking an experienced Benefits & Compensation Associate to join our Minneapolis or Seattle offices as an Associate. This position can be a full-time position, but also can be a reduced time position. This Associate will work closely with employers on health and welfare plan matters (in particular the Affordable Care Act and HIPAA), executive compensation, 401(k) and retirement plans, and other benefits for executives and employees.

The Benefits & Compensation Group receives a steady stream of work from clients due to statutory and regulatory changes to the laws that govern benefits and compensation. In addition to the department’s clients, the Benefits & Compensation Group works with corporate, labor and employment, ERISA litigation, and other practice areas in the Firm. Our attorneys have frequent contact with our clients’ in-house attorneys and human resource professionals.

 

The following qualifications are required:

- A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school or the ability to be admitted to the Minnesota State bar (for candidates interested in working in Minneapolis) or the Washington State bar (for candidates interested in working in Seattle);

- Three or more years of benefits and compensation experience in a law firm, a consulting firm, or as in-house counsel;

- Excellent analytical, communication and client service skills;

- Experience in communicating benefits and compensation topics and recent developments, for example experience in the preparation and delivery of presentations; and

- Top academic credentials.

 

Minnesota State bar admission is preferred for Minneapolis candidates. Washington State bar admission is preferred for Seattle candidates.

 

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. Apply online at www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs.


Benefits & Compensation Senior Attorney / Of Counsel

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking an experienced Benefits & Compensation attorney to join our Minneapolis or Seattle offices as Senior Attorney or Of Counsel. This position can be a full-time position, but also can be a reduced time position. This attorney will work closely with employers on health and welfare plan matters (in particular the Affordable Care Act and HIPAA), executive compensation, 401(k) and retirement plans, and other benefits for executives and employees.

 

The Benefits & Compensation Group receives a steady stream of work from clients due to statutory and regulatory changes to the laws that govern benefits and compensation. In addition to the department’s clients, the Benefits & Compensation Group works with corporate, labor and employment, ERISA litigation, and other practice areas in the Firm. Our attorneys have frequent contact with our clients’ in-house attorneys and human resource professionals.

 

The following qualifications are required:

- A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school or the ability to be admitted to the Minnesota State bar (for candidates interested in working in Minneapolis) or the Washington State bar (for candidates interested in working in Seattle);

- Seven or more years of benefits and compensation experience in a law firm, a consulting firm, or as in-house counsel;

- Excellent analytical, communication and client service skills;

- Experience in communicating benefits and compensation topics and recent developments, for example experience in the preparation and delivery of presentations; and

- Top academic credentials.

 

Minnesota State bar admission is preferred for Minneapolis candidates. Washington State bar admission is preferred for Seattle candidates.

 

Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community. One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:

- Mansfield Rule Plus Certification (Diversity Lab)

- Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)

- 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)

- Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)

- Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)

 

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

 

About Dorsey

Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies.

 

Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success: Banking and Financial Institutions; Development and Infrastructure; Energy & Natural Resources; Food, Beverage & Agribusiness; Healthcare; and Technology.

 

Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work.

 

How to Apply

Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.


ACLU - Public Interest Fellowship to Address Youth Homelessness


Application deadline: September 23, 2019

 
The ACLU of Washington welcomes applications from rising or graduating third-year law students and recent law graduates to apply with us during the 2019-2020 funding cycle for a public interest legal fellowship.  As an integral part of ACLU-WA, the fellow will work closely with attorneys to gain practical experience through defending and expanding civil liberties and constitutional rights. The position will provide recent graduates with a unique opportunity to participate in our cutting-edge legal work, gaining practical hands-on experience in a supportive and mentoring environment. 
 
Overview
ACLU-WA is a state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the premier nationwide organization working daily in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution and laws. Current organizational priorities include criminal law reform, ensuring access to healthcare unencumbered by religious control, and issues related to juvenile justice and school discipline. The office, which is located in Seattle, has previously successfully sponsored applicants with both Equal Justice Works and the Skadden Fellowship.  
 
We will work with the successful applicant to develop a project proposal on addressing youth homelessness for specific funding from Equal Justice Works during the 2019-2020 funding cycle. The fellow would begin work with the ACLU-WA in the fall of 2020. We are particularly interested in working with a fellow to develop a project that will address the criminalization of poverty and the institutions and systems that contribute to youth homelessness. We will work with the prospective fellow to ensure the project develops the fellow’s skills and satisfies the funding organization’s requirements.   
 
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, socio-economic circumstance, or record of arrest or conviction.  Individuals who have experienced homelessness are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • Demonstrated interest in civil rights work
  • Strong time management and the ability to juggle multiple assignments in a fast-paced office
  • The ability to write in a clear and concise manner with an emphasis on legal writing
  • Well-developed legal research skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a wide range of stakeholders, including clients, community members, allied organizations, defendants, and court personnel
  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences

 
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
 
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Depending on the source of fellowship funding secured, we will work with the fellow to ensure a compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience and within parameters of our office’s compensation scales.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample (not to exceed 5 pages) to jobs@aclu-wa.org and include in the subject line of the email: your last name and Public Interest Fellow.
 
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through September 23, 2019, at which time the position announcement will be removed from our website at www.aclu-wa.org/careers. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.
 
The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington”.

Earth Justice 


We are looking for two attorneys to work with our Oceans Program in our San Francisco, DC, or Seattle offices. The International Ocean Wildlife Attorneys will focus primarily on work with foreign nongovernmental organizations and institutions to develop and implement innovative strategies and litigation to protect keystone, highly migratory marine predator species from threats stemming from bycatch, overfishing, and pollution in select countries. The attorneys will also engage in and support litigation in U.S. courts to protect these same species. For more information about the roles and to apply, please follow the provided link: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o4zX9fwt&s=Asian_Bar_Association_of_Washington_(State)


Perkins Coie


EVCV Associate Attorney (Mid-Senior) A20190901 Seattle, WA

 

https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/emerging-companies-and-venture-capital-associate-attorney-midlevel-to-senior-job-a20190901-seattle.html


Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (MNGD)


Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking a partner-level attorney with significant experience in commercial loan workouts and restructurings and commercial bankruptcy to join its Seattle or Portland office. Experience with bankruptcy, receivership, and related insolvency proceedings is required, as well as strong academic credentials and analytical ability. Candidates with portable business are strongly encouraged to apply.


To apply, please upload as one PDF: A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent, Diversity & Inclusion, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, OSB ad, firm website, etc.).


MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

2020 Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner


Beginning September 3, attorneys interested in applying for the 2020 Pierce County Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner List can pick up applications in Superior Court Administration, Room 334 or Commissioner Services Department, Room 110-14 at the County-City Building or may obtain them from Superior Court website; www.co.pierce.wa.us.  **CURRENT PRO TEM COMMISSIONERS MUST APPLY FOR RE-APPOINTMENT**


Applications must be returned to Superior Court Administration, Room 334, no later than 4:30 P.M.,October 31, 2019. *PLEASE NOTE:   APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE 4:30 P.M. DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.*


An applicant must have a minimum of five years of experience in the State of Washington and may not serve as a pro tem commissioner if appointed or serving as a Guardian Ad Litem for compensation under Title 11, 13 or 26.  


Eastside Legal Assistance Program


HOUSING AND FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) is adding to our legal team!  This full-time position will provide legal services to low-income residents of Kirkland, focusing on housing and family law.  This position is a two-year pilot program, funded by the city of Kirkland, with possible extensions, based on funding.


This is a dynamic opportunity to make equal access to justice in our community a reality. Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) provides civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence (DV) throughout King County, medical-legal assistance to individuals experiencing health-harming legal issues, and pro bono legal aid to low-income individuals in East King County.


Please read the qualifications (below) carefully.  Before applying, you MUST have a current license to practice law in Washington State, you MUST have a passion for equal justice for marginalized communities, and you MUST have the ability to work in a holacratic organization.


DUTIES:

  • The primary focus of this position will be housing stability; including eviction cases, tenant’s rights, housing discrimination, and mortgage foreclosure assistance;
  • Secondarily, this attorney will advise residents on family law issues, and working with ELAP attorneys and other civil legal aid providers, directing residents to aid for specific problems;
  • Evaluating the needs of and advising qualified low-income residents through in-depth client interviews and other methods of fact-gathering (court documents, Judicial Information System (“JIS”), police reports, third parties, etc.);
  • Assisting clients with drafting and filing petitions, return hearings, as well as drafting any necessary additional pleadings;
  • Monitoring active cases to determine if additional pleadings/filings are necessary to address client safety and stability concerns and whether additional court filings are needed to assure client safety and stability;
  • Providing representation of clients for filing of necessary additional petitions or motions, and limited representation in court;
  • Coordinating with the ELAP Staff Attorney holacracy to represent clients as efficiently as possible in the fact-gathering and representation process;
  • Participating in ELAP Staff Meetings as well as ELAP Legal Staff Meetings addressing current case issues and legal topics of concern at the court or in the community;
  • Attending Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) conferences identified as furthering the pursuit of ELAP’s Mission as it relates to the Staff Attorney role;
  • Representing ELAP at workgroups or other meetings sponsored by agencies in the city of Kirkland, King County Civil Legal Aid communities, and the State communities as needed;
  • Coordinating with area-wide legal advocates regarding individual client needs in a team atmosphere;
  • Regularly appearing in Family Law Court in King County Superior and District Courts as needed;
  • Fully complying with ELAP’s Mission, Vision, Policies and Procedures and the professional responsibility rules of the Washington State Bar Association;
  • Performing such other related duties as directed by the Executive Director.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated practical experience as an attorney, including case management, drafting of pleadings, interacting with the court system, and representation of clients in court.
  • Special consideration given to attorneys who have previous experience with housing and family law issues.
  • MUST HAVE a current WSBA license in good standing
  • Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate computer knowledge; Legal Server experience a plus
  • Collaboration and team building work style
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Self-starter, with ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to problem-solve and utilize available resources
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to the ELAP mission
  • Fluency in Spanish given special consideration


    Job Type: Full-time (40 hours per week)

    2019 Salary: $56,650.00 /year (with step increases indexed for inflation and seniority).  Benefits include paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, matching 401k, medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, bar dues, fully compensated CLEs, and a fully paid ORCA card.

    Send resume and cover letter to director@elap.org.  This listing is open until filled.


    Eastside Legal Assistance Program’s Statement on Discrimination

    Eastside Legal Assistance Program is committed to a policy of pluralism and equal opportunity in an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its client communities, Board, and staff. Pluralism refers to the active promotion of mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity among people who are diverse in work background, experience, education, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental and physical abilities, veteran status, or any other perceived differences. The resulting diversity is both a source of program strength and a matter of fundamental human fairness.  


    US Attorney's Offie (USAO)

    AUSA (Criminal Division)

    King County Bar Association


    KING COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION Statewide Kinship Care Legal Aid Coordinator (Attorney) The Statewide Kinship Care Legal Aid Coordinator is a newly created position contracted through the Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA) and based at the King County Bar Association (KCBA). Kinship care relates to situations where relatives, such as grandparents, are caring for children when their parents are unable to do so. The reasons for kinship care are varied and can include a parent’s substance use disorder, abuse, neglect, abandonment, illness or death, incarceration and others. Kinship caregivers encounter legal issues when attempting to provide for the needs of children in their care, including those related to housing, health care, education, financial benefits, and the child’s emotional and physical safety and well-being. The Kinship Care Legal Aid Coordinator will assist in improving access to legal help by developing legal aid initiatives in Washington State.


    This position will work in consultation with the DSHS Kinship Care Oversight Committee, the Washington State Access to Justice Board’s Pro Bono Council, WSBA Moderate Means Program, DSHS Aging and Long-term Support Administration, and the Office of Public Defense.


    Reports to: Senior Managing Staff Attorney, KCBA Family Law Pro Bono Programs


    Primary Responsibilities: 

    • Identify and facilitate the development of local and regional legal aid initiatives in Washington State to assist kinship caregivers; 
    • Develop, expand and deliver training materials designed to help pro bono and low bono attorneys provide legal advice and assistance to kinship caregivers on matters that relate to their ability to meet the physical, mental, social, education, and other needs of children and youth in their care; 
    • Further efforts to implement relevant recommendations from the Kinship Care Oversight Committee; 
    • Produce a biennial report to DCYF, DSHS and other relevant committees/stakeholders, outlining activities undertaken and other information regarding the development and expansion of legal aid services to kinship caregivers in Washington State; 
    • Keep up with relevant legislative and regulatory changes.


    Other duties:

    • Review and oversee data input in Legal Server data management system;
    • Prepare reports, data, articles, and communications both for internal and community distribution; 
    • Collaborate with the KCBA Pro Bono Services programs including the family law pro bono programs; 
    • Attend meetings and trainings throughout Washington State; and 
    • Other duties as may be assigned. 

    Qualifications:

    • Licensed to practice law in Washington State and in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association; 
    • At least two years of experience in family law, including experience representing kinship caregivers in nonparental custody actions; 
    • Experience working with low-income individuals, and individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds; 
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to track and consistently meet deadlines; 
    • Strong communication (written and oral) skills; 
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people; 
    • Demonstrated ability to work with limited-English proficient clients; 
    • Proficiency with technology including MS Word, case management systems, Excel, and Outlook 
    • Experience with volunteer management and mentoring is preferred; 
    • Must have valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation; 
    • Commitment to providing civil legal services to low-income individuals. 
    About the King County Bar Association

    Founded in 1886, KCBA is a membership legal organization with over 5,500 attorney members, 40 staff and an annual budget of over $4,000,000. KCBA promotes and supports a diverse and collegial membership; works with the judiciary to achieve excellence, equity and accessibility in the administration of justice; and benefits the community through public service and engagement in public policy. KCBA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or presence of a disability. KCBA encourages individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply. Learn more at www.KCBA.org.


    Schedule, Travel, Salary & Benefits

    This is an exempt full-time position requiring occasional local travel within King County and Washington State. This position is funded by the Washington State Legislature from 7/1/19 – 6/30/21. Employment beyond 6/30/21 is contingent on the funding being renewed. Salary range is $55,000 - $ 58,000 yearly, DOE with excellent benefits. Benefits include employer-paid healthcare, 401k plan with automatic employer contribution, subsidized transit pass, flexible spending account, professional development opportunities, paid vacation and sick leave and more.


    Application Process

    To apply, submit a cover letter describing your interest and qualification for this position, a resume, and three references by 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019 by email to HR@kcba.org .


    King County Department of Public Defense


    Assigned Counsel Coordinator

    The Assigned Counsel Coordinator assists the director in managing a panel of skilled and committed attorneys to provide legal representation when the Department's four divisions cannot because of a conflict. The Department assigns attorneys to represent clients facing felonies, misdemeanors, involuntary civil commitment, juvenile offenses, and dependency petitions. The Assigned Counsel Coordinator will recruit attorneys to serve on the panel, oversee the panel, and work with the Training Team to ensure attorneys on the panel are well-trained and client-centered in their practice. The ideal candidate will have a passion for effective legal representation, a well-developed understanding of what it takes to be an excellent attorney in each of DPD's practice areas, knowledge of national trends in public defense, and strong managerial skills. The ideal candidate will have experience in public defense and/or criminal defense as well as experience in the private bar.

    This is a two-year temporary position.


    Salary range: $109,454 - $138,740


    Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

    The successful candidates for this position should possess the following qualifications:

    • J.D. from an accredited law school and a minimum of five years of experience providing high level project management and/or program coordination in a legal setting OR an equivalent combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
    • Supervisory and/or lead experience (which can include work with mitigation specialists, paralegals or investigators on cases).
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Ability to maintain appropriate level of confidentiality relative to the job.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse personalities, be collaborative and foster a continuous learning environment.
    • Proficiency in or willingness to develop proficiency in computer skills (including but not limited to SharePoint and Excel).
    • A valid Washington State Driver's License or the equivalent ability to travel throughout the county in a timely manner is required.


    Desired: Previous public defense experience.


    About the Department of Public Defense

    The Department of Public Defense (DPD) provides legal representation to adults and juveniles who have been charged with a crime and cannot afford an attorney, as well as people facing civil commitment, parents who could lose their children in a dependency petition, and people seeking to vacate a past felony or misdemeanor conviction. DPD works to address racial disproportionality in the criminal legal system, the collateral consequences of justice involvement, and other structural and systemic issues that undermine the rights of the criminally accused. It employs not only attorneys, but also skilled investigators, mitigation specialists, paralegals, and other support staff. 
     
    Expert services are regularly funded, in keeping with state court rules. King County public defense has also been a leader in the development of diversion alternatives to support clients who have entered or are at risk of entering the legal justice system due to drug involvement, mental illness, or other issues.

    TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT KING COUNTY’S CAREERS WEBSITE

    Appellate Law Clerk Opportunities


    Appellate Law Clerk Opportunities.  Judge Beth M. Andrus, Judge John H. Chun, and Judge Lori Kay Smith, of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, will have openings for law clerks for the 2020-2022 court term, which begins in August 2020.  The Court of Appeals handles appeals from Washington courts of general jurisdiction in all areas of law, including criminal, civil, family, and child dependency matters.  These judges seek applicants—lawyers or graduating law students—with diverse personal and professional backgrounds who are interested in legal research, writing and appellate law. 


    If interested in submitting an application, please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, a short writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to the individual judges at Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, 600 University Street, Seattle, Washington, 98101, by September 30, 2019. 


    If you prefer to submit materials electronically, please email the materials to the judges’ judicial assistants: Judge Andrus’s judicial assistant, Liz Jackson, at liz.jackson@courts.wa.gov; Judge Chun’s judicial assistant, Kristina Wescott, atKristina.wescott@courts.wa.gov; and Judge Smith’s judicial assistant, Elaine Asaidali, atelaine.asaidali@courts.wa.gov.  The law clerk salary in 2020 will be $67,898, with an additional five percent premium pay through June 2021 for state employees working in the greater Seattle area.

    King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office


    The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office seeks an experienced real property attorney to join the Transportation and Real Property Section of its Civil Division.  If you seek challenging, meaningful work and a chance to “give back” to your community while working in a collegial office and maintaining a healthy work-life balance, this opportunity may be for you.  Our work literally shapes the physical, natural, and social environment in which we reside.  As the in-house law firm for County government, the Civil Division collaborates with client agencies to develop, fund, deliver, manage, and defend public projects, legislation, and initiatives that affect every aspect of civil society 

     

    How will this impact my career and how fast can I grow?  The attorney selected for this position can expect to interact with decision-makers at the highest levels of County, city, and regional government.  In this practice, a motivated individual may quickly assume primary responsibility for client advising and transactional work on a wide range of complex and meaningful high-value projects.

     

    What does a day in the life of a Transportation & Real Property Section attorney look like?  On any given day, this attorney may draft agreements for a broad range of dynamic real estate projects on behalf of the County agencies that operate critical elements of the region’s transportation infrastructure, including Metro Transit, County roads, the King County International Airport, and the West Seattle water taxi and Vashon foot ferry.  This attorney may advise other agencies on projects or proposals for: Transit-oriented affordable housing; new public health facilities; acquisition or development of open space, park facilities, or regional trails; or online sales of tax-title property.  In addition, this attorney can expect to advise on a wide range of other municipal, environmental, and constitutional law issues.  On occasion, this attorney can expect to handle or team on litigation relating to the County’s transportation agencies or County real estate matters.

     

    Work Location:  4th floor, King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle close to Pioneer Square, the International District, as well as Centurylink Field and T-Mobile Park.

     

    Qualifications:  We are looking for a friendly, self-directed human with a law degree who is calm under pressure and can balance a variety of competing priorities.  Applicants should have a track record of using strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills to help clients address complex legal issues.  Applicants should be able to maintain a sense of humor and a broad perspective while working with clients, colleagues, and opposing counsel to find practical legal solutions to difficult business and policy challenges.  Applicants must have a commitment to equity and social justice work, including ongoing cultural competence development. 

     

    Applicants’ legal experience should include five or more years of work in complex real estate transactions.  Significant experience with redevelopment of contaminated properties is a plus. An applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, must be Washington State Bar qualified at the time of application, and must submit to a criminal history check.

     

    Salary Range - $ 103,593 - $ 133,162 DOE

     

    Benefits Package:  The County offers an excellent benefits package including employee and dependent coverage for Medical, Dental and Vision at no cost to the employee.  Employees also receive life insurance, long term disability and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.  Employees are members of the Washington State Retirement System.  Employees accrue vacation days and actually use them.  Other benefits are available, including deferred compensation and flexible spending accounts, for interested employees.  The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office pays Bar dues and the cost of CLE credits. 

     

    Application Materials:  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample no later than the close of business on Monday July 22, 2019, to Members of the Hiring Committee c/o Stephanie Sato, Human Resources, W400 King County Courthouse, 516 - 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA  98104.  EOE.  If an applicant advances through the hiring process, they will also be asked to provide references.


    Perkins Coie


    White Collar & Investigations Associate Attorney - Midlevel

    White Collar & Investigations 
    Job #A20190104 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a midlevel associate to join its White Collar & Investigations practice. This role will primarily focus on litigation with criminal or civil authorities, civil fraud litigation, (including litigation under the False Claims Act), and related internal investigations and responses to government inquiries. Candidates must have at least three years of experience at a national law firm working on complex litigation matters, preferably handling white collar work, working for a government regulator, prosecutor's office or public defender, and/or service as a judicial clerk (federal clerks preferred). All applicants must have a JD from a top law school, strong law school grades and excellent writing skills.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining your specific interest in and qualifications to join a white collar practice, a current resume, law school transcripts, and a self-edited writing sample. 

    Apply here: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/white-collar-and-investigations-associate-attorney-midlevel-job-a20190104-seattle-wa.html


    Commercial Litigation/ Privacy & Data Security Associate Attorney - Midlevel

    Privacy & Data Security Litigation

    Job #A20190622 – Seattle, Washington

    Perkins Coie is seeking a mid-level associate to join its Privacy & Data Security Litigation practice group, which handles a broad range of government investigations, litigation, and counseling concerning consumer privacy and data security as well as litigation concerning government access to information in the national security and law enforcement context. Candidates with experience in privacy and data security, including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, are strongly preferred. Candidates should have superior writing skills with 3-5 years of complex litigation and/or brief writing experience. Clerkship experience or experience working in the U.S. Department of Justice are a plus.

    Excellent academic credentials and experience at an AmLaw 100 law firm is required. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your resume, cover letter, law school transcript, and writing sample.

    Apply Here: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/commercial-litigation-privacy-and-data-security-associate-attorney-midlevel-job-a20190622-seattle-wa.html

    Western District of Washington


    Assistant Federal Defender – Tacoma, Washington

    POSITION #: 2019-6-LEGAL

    ANNOUNCED: June 26, 2019

    CLOSES: Priority given to Applications received by July 19, 2019


    The Federal Public Defender Office for the Western District of Washington is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Federal Defender in their Tacoma office. The office operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by appointment from the court. Assistant Federal Defenders provide legal representation for indigent persons charged with criminal offenses or involved in post-conviction proceedings in United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Our office is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

    Salary: This position has a starting salary range of $67,816 - $159,120. Salary will be based on professional attorney experience with a minimum of three years. Compensation includes generous federal government benefits, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Salary is paid bi-weekly and payable only by direct deposit.

    Responsibilities: The AFD will immediately assume an active caseload and, represent clients in serious criminal cases in the U.S. District and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This representation includes managing cases at various stages of litigation; preparing pleadings, briefs and motions; appearing on behalf of the client in court hearings and at other related proceedings; developing litigation strategies; meeting with clients, experts, witnesses, family members and other duties as assigned.

    Requirements: Applicants must be licensed attorneys in good standing with a federal and state bar, have criminal defense trial and sentencing experience, and significant writing experience. Attorneys not licensed in the state of Washington must seek admission to the Washington state bar within one year. Applicants should be available to start no later than September 30, 2019 and be able to travel.

    Qualifications: To qualify, an applicant must be a US citizen or a documented alien who meets the criteria for employment in the Judiciary. See https://www.uscourts.gov/careers/search-judiciary-jobs/citizenship-requirements- employment-judiciary.

    Selection Criteria: The candidate selected will have a demonstrated commitment toward quality representation and will have recent, substantial criminal defense experience. A proven reputation for integrity, teamwork and effective organizational and prioritization skills are important considerations. Spanish fluency is a plus. Essential for this position are the abilities to manage a substantial caseload, travel, and work flexible hours.

    Applications: Qualified persons may apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and two work references (including their names, addresses and telephone numbers) no later than July 19, 2019. Submit applications by email only :


    Michael Filipovic

    Federal Public Defender

    Attn. Human Resource

    wawpersonnel@fd.org

    NO TELEPHONE OR E-MAIL INQUIRIES PLEASE 

    Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

    The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) is currently looking to fill three new staff attorney positions. The application period runs through June 30. There are in-training options for applicants lacking the necessary years of experience.

    Please share with anyone you know who may be interested. Feel free to call me with questions. Thanks!

    Hearings Examiner 3 (In-training option) – Multiple Positions (DOH4528)
    Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
    Tumwater, WA
    Closing: June 30, 2019

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/doh/jobs/2479474/hearings-examiner-3-in-training-option-multiple-positions-doh4528

    Skellenger Bender, P.S.

    Skellenger Bender, P.S. is seeking a senior associate or partner level estate planning/probate/trust attorney to join our firm. Ideal candidates will have a full or partial book of business and significant experience assisting clients with planning and administering high-net worth and complex estates, trust and estate litigation, and guardianship matters. Candidates should have a passion for advocacy, superb legal writing skills, and share our firm’s commitment to social justice. This is a unique opportunity to join an active and collegial group of attorneys at a well-established boutique Seattle firm. An L.L.M. degree or comparable experience is preferred. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to info@skellengerbender.com.

    Skellenger Bender, P.S. is expanding our family law practice group and seeks a senior associate or partner level attorney to join our busy group of family law attorneys. Ideal candidates will have a full or partial book of business and considerable experience working with family law clients on martial dissolution, domestic partnerships, custody, parentage, and child support matters. Significant experience working with complex financial estates, committed intimate relationship matters, and relationship agreements is preferred. Serious candidates will have a passion for advocacy, superb legal writing and litigation skills, and share our firm’s commitment to social justice and serving a diverse client population. This is a unique opportunity to join an active and collegial group of attorneys at a well-established boutique Seattle firm. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to info@skellengerbender.com.

    Costco Wholesale

    Costco Wholesale is seeking an experienced technology transactions attorney to join the legal team at its corporate headquarters in Issaquah, Wash.  As one of the world’s top retailers, with over 94 million members and warehouses in 11 countries, Costco is continuing to expand and modernize its diverse operations by moving more deeply into online commerce, automation, and other tech-focused initiatives to improve efficiency of its brick-and-mortar operations.  In this role, you will provide legal support to the information technology vendor management team, which helps Costco obtain products, services, and support from technology providers ranging from small one-product firms to some of the largest, most sophisticated companies on the planet. 

    Responsibilities:

    • Draft, negotiate, and advise business clients on a broad range of domestic and global technology-focused agreements related to IT infrastructure, professional services, software licenses, SaaS, on-premises and cloud-based transactions, proof of concept, software development, hardware, services, suppliers, and more.
    • Collaborate with business teams to devise agreements, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
    • Identify and mitigate risks for Costco in its agreements, relationships with suppliers, and protection of sensitive information.
    • Provide regular training on contract negotiation and developments in the law to business teams.
    • Manage a dedicated team of outside counsel.
    • Other opportunities within Costco’s legal department (such as merchandise contracts, real estate, employment, licensing and regulation, litigation, etc.) as interest, qualifications, and availability allow.

    Qualifications:

    • At least 10 years of relevant legal experience, preferably with at least some as in-house counsel.
    • Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, especially technology procurement contracts.
    • Expertise in technology law, digital commerce law, and intellectual property law.
    • Familiarity with evolving privacy and security regimes.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and manage business clients effectively.

    At Costco, you’ll build a long-lasting career in a renowned culture where the company is committed to taking care of its employees, members, and suppliers.  You’ll be empowered to independently drive results within your areas of responsibility, and you’ll feel good about what you’re helping to build.

    To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Stephanie Gardner at sgardner@costco.com.

    Whatcom County Job Announcement

    Deputy I or II, DOQ, Public Defender's Office 


    Salary: Deputy I: $5,253 - $7,187 per month Closing Date: June 25, 2019 at 4:30 PM

                Deputy II: $6,477 - $8,825 per month


    Whatcom County Public Defender's Office is recruiting for 2 Attorney positions:

    Deputy I or II DOQ's


    Both positions act as court-appointed counsel representing individuals accused of misdemeanors or felonies in superior, district and juvenile courts. Represents appointed clients in all phases of criminal proceedings, including arraignment, pretrial hearings, trial preparation, plea negotiations, trial and sentencing. Responsible for the investigation and preparation of each case assigned. Represents indigents in involuntary commitment proceedings and dependency proceedings. Primary caseload consists of misdemeanor, juvenile, or felony cases based upon experience. Assists management and other staff, as directed. Complies with legal standards and requirements.


    One position will be assigned to Juvenile court. Experience working with juveniles is preferred.


    Qualifications

    Deputy I:

    • Must be a current member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association, OR must be a current member in good standing of another State Bar Association AND must become a member of the Washington State Bar Association by passing the next Washington State Bar exam. 


    Deputy II:

    • Three years as a successful practicing attorney with an equivalent trial background in criminal law that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
    • Must be a current member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association, OR must be a current member in good standing of another State Bar Association AND must become a member of the Washington State Bar Association by passing the next Washington State Bar exam.


    Spanish language fluency is desired


    Background Check must meet County Criteria for criminal justice positions.

    Must have a driving record that meets County standards and possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.

    Must pass job-related tests.

    Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    To apply: Please visit our website http://www.whatcomcounty.us/jobs

    Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn

    Experienced Education Attorneys (Seattle, WA)


    Job Description:  Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is seeking partner-level attorneys with 10 or more years of experience representing public and private educational institutions to join its Seattle, WA office. The successful candidates will have experience representing educational institutions in federal and state court and in administrative proceedings, as well as experience providing advice to educational institutions on a wide-variety of legal issues, including Title IX of the Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, constitutional protections, and other issues related to faculty, educator, and student rights. Strong communication and writing skills, good judgment, analytical ability, and the ability to communicate effectively with people of many diverse backgrounds are required. Portable business and admission to the Washington State Bar also required. 


    To apply, please submit as one PDF: A cover letter and résumé by e-mail to Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For recordkeeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (State Bar ad, firm website, etc.).

    MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

    U.S. Department of Labor

    Trial Attorney

    The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (SOL) seeks a top-quality, experienced trial attorney to join the San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, or Los Angeles, CA sub-Regional office. This is a full time, permanent GS-0905 position in the excepted service. This position has promotion potential to the GS-14 level. The Trial Attorney will handle all phases of litigation before federal courts and administrative bodies under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and other statutes enforced by the Department. Demonstrated interest in public interest law and/or experience with employment laws and/or vulnerable worker populations is desirable. Ability to speak Chinese, Korean or Spanish is not required, but preferred. Must be active member of the California Bar if selected for San Francisco or Los Angeles.

    SALARY: For more information, refer to the 2019 OPM General Schedule Salary Tables for the locality areas of Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, and Los Angeles, CA.

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Requires a first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in good standing of the bar of a courtof general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In addition to being a member of the bar, applicants must have had the amount of post-law school legal experience indicated below. An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience.


    Grade Level 

    GS-12

    GS-13

    GS-14

    Years of Post Law School Experience

    1 or more years

    2 or more years

    3 or more years


    The qualifying experience must have been progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature that demonstrates the ability to perform the work at the grade level for which application is being made. At the GS-14 level, at least twelve months of the qualifying experience must have been at a level of difficulty comparable to the next lower grade in the federal service. Qualifying experience in military service shall be counted as a continuation of any legal position held immediately prior to such service. In any case, the experience of the applicant must be of sufficient recency to indicate that he/she is capable of performing the duties of the position.

    EMPLOYMENT/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship or eligible for employment in the United States; must meet DOL investigation requirements.

    TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and veteran’s documentation (if applicable) to Hoffman.maryvette@dol.gov by June 21, 2019. All resumes and supplemental documentation must be received by 11:59pm, Pacific Time on the closing date of June 21, 2019. Please use code PN-19-SF- SOL-002 in your cover letter.

    VETERANS: If you are a veteran of the U.S. military, you must include a Copy 4 of your DD214, Report of Discharge, with your application/resume. If you are a veteran with a service-connected disability, you must also include a statement from the VA, along with an SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans Preference.

    Columbia Legal Services

    Adjunct Elder Law Attorney (Seattle)

    Legal Fellow – Working Families Project (Wenatchee)

    City of Seattle


    Hiring an employee relations manager. Click here to apply.

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    Corporate Associate


    Dorsey is seeking a Corporate Associate to provide support to our Palo Alto Corporate Group. This position could be based in Denver, Minneapolis, Palo Alto, Salt Lake City or Seattle. The associate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital transactions, financings and fund formation. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

    Qualified candidates will have:

    • Experience in one or more of the following: venture capital offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, partnerships/LLCs, commercial transactions;
    • Experience working in the business/corporate group of a large law firm;
    • Strong communication and writing skills; and
    • Top academic credentials.
    Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community. One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:
    • Mansfield Rule Plus Certification (Diversity Lab)
    • Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)
    • 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)
    • Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)
    • Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

    About Dorsey

    Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies. 

    Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success: Banking and Financial Institutions; Development and Infrastructure; Energy & Natural Resources; Food, Beverage & Agribusiness; Healthcare; and Technology. 

    Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work. 

    How to Apply
    Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.


    Labor Standards Investigator

    Seattle Office of Labor Standards

    Position Description
    The City of Seattle is a leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity, address wage gaps, and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents. The mission of the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is to advance labor standards through thoughtful community and business engagement, strategic enforcement and innovative policy development, with a commitment to race and social justice.

    The Office of Labor Standards has an opening for a Labor Standards Investigator to join a highly skilled, dynamic team. This is an exciting opportunity to take on the challenge to promote and advocate labor standards through active investigative and intake work in the City of Seattle. The Labor Standards Investigator will handle an investigation caseload receiving complaints, investigating, and recommending resolutions to complaints of violations of the Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (PSST), Fair Chance Employment Ordinance (FCE), Minimum Wage Ordinance (MW), Administrative Wage Theft Ordinance (WT), Secure Scheduling Ordinance (SS), the Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative (HEHS), the Domestic Workers Ordinance (DWO), and other labor standards the City may enact in the future.

    This role will report to the Enforcement Manager. 

    Job Responsibilities
    Here is more about what you will be doing: 

    Conduct intake* and investigations of alleged non-compliance with Seattle's Labor Standards, with claims that may involve both labor standards and civil rights discrimination violations, including highly sensitive and/or complex investigations.
    Determine legitimacy of complaint, gather and preserve evidence, examine witnesses, review payroll records, conduct complex research using various databases and other legal tools, analyze fact patterns and prepare and issue detailed formal determinations and orders.
    Negotiate and draft legally binding settlement contracts and conduct conciliation in cases where a violation of non-compliance of the labor standards law or discrimination is found.
    Work on a variety of special projects, as assigned, that may include developing and leading presentations on Seattle's Labor Standards, reviewing labor ordinances, policies and procedures, recommending new legislation to policy makers and policies and procedures to OLS, analyzing and applying federal and/or state case law and regulations.
    * Intake currently rotates among all labor standards investigators and senior labor standards investigators. This process is subject to change according to department need.

    The work product of the Office of Labor Standards is subject to judicial scrutiny and must meet procedural and technical standards in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. 


    Qualifications
    In addition to the ability to complete the tasks mentioned above, you will need to possess the below required qualifications (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work).
    Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Political Science or closely related field,
    Two years of professional experience with major work assignments emphasizing civil rights law enforcement, equal employment opportunity, complaint investigation, affirmative action program implementation, personnel administration, labor relations, mediation, or work in a related analytical discipline. 
    Equivalency: A combination of education, training, or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform this job will be evaluated.

    You will be successful in this role if you have experience in: 

    • Investigating complaints and/or conducting proactive investigation, especially regarding labor standards issues, employment law, and/or civil rights. 
    • Working with communities of color, worker advocacy groups, workers, employers, and businesses. 
    • Collecting and analyzing data. 
    • You will be prepared to take on this role if you have: 
    • Commitment to race and social justice. 
    • Ability to remain neutral and impartial. 
    • Ability to work with diverse populations, including ability to problem solve and build consensus with divergent groups. 
    • Ability to do math and calculations as well as collect and analyze data to make professional judgments. 
    • Spoken and/or written proficiency in a second language is desired, especially Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and/or Amharic. 
    Additional Information
    This position is classified as a Civil Rights Analyst. It is an overtime eligible, full time status position. 

    To be considered for this position, please submit your complete application, resume, and cover letter at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattleno later than 4:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday May 28, 2019. In your cover letter, please clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and qualifications outlined in this job announcement. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

    Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience. 

    Questions? Please contact Nicolette Hornbeck at Nicolette.Hornbeck@seattle.gov

    To learn more about the Office of Labor Standards, please visit: https://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards


    Perkins Coie LLP

    ECVC Midlevel Associate A20190503 Seattle, WA

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate with ambition and initiative to join its market-leading Corporate group. The group's clients range from early-stage startups to mature industry leaders and include many of the region's premier venture-backed and public companies. The group is experiencing strong growth and has particular need in the Emerging Companies practice, which is focused on startup/emerging growth company representation and seed and venture capital financings, and the M&A practice, which includes strategic, private equity, and family business transactions. Candidates with experience in the areas of public company securities, governance, compliance, and reporting work are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and 3-6 years of relevant experience.

    APPLY: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/Emerging-Companies-Venture-Capital-Associate-Attorney-Midleve-Job-A20190503-Seattle-WA.html

    C&S Midlevel to Senior Attorney A20190506 Seattle, WA

    Our Seattle office is seeking a mid-level associate with at least 4 years of corporate securities, SEC compliance, and corporate governance experience to join our thriving business group. The business group focuses on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and compliance, emerging companies and venture capital, financial transactions, and general corporate counseling for companies in a broad range of industries and at all stages of development. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collegial office environment while working closely with experienced practitioners on sophisticated matters at a national level. To be considered, please apply using the link below and provide your cover letter, resume, and law school transcripts.

    APPLY: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/corporate-and-securities-attorney-midlevel-to-senior-job-a20190506-seattle-wa.html

    ECVC Senior Associate to Counsel Attorney A20190507 Seattle, WA

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate with ambition and initiative to join its market-leading Corporate group. The group's clients range from early-stage startups to mature industry leaders and include many of the region's premier venture-backed and public companies. The group is experiencing strong growth and has a particular need in the Emerging Companies practice, which is focused on startup/emerging growth company representation and seed and venture capital financings, and the M&A practice, which includes strategic, private equity, and family business transactions. Candidates with experience in the areas of public company securities, governance, compliance, and reporting work are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and at least 6 years of relevant experience. 

    APPLY: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/emerging-companies-and-venture-capital-senior-associate-to-counsel-job-a20190507-seattle-wa.html

    T-Mobile

    Corporate Counsel, Sales & Distribution, T-Mobile for Business and Gov: T-Mobile - Bellevue, WA
    Click here for the full job description and to apply.

    Sr. Corporate Counsel, Strategic & Technology Transactions: T-Mobile - Bellevue, WA
    Click here for the full job description and to apply.

    Corporate Counsel: T-Mobile - Bellevue, WA
    Click here for the full job description and to apply.

    Sound Transit

    Request for Legal Services

    Sound Transit is seeking associate-level outside counsel services on a secondment basis.  The selected candidate would be co-located within the agency’s in-house office of general counsel.  Sound Transit’s office of general counsel is a collegial and high-functioning group of 14 attorneys and 7 staff.  We support the entire spectrum of agency legal needs, including land use and planning, environmental, real estate, utility relocation, contract negotiation and drafting, construction procurement, contracting and claims, employment, finance, and general municipal law. 

    The ideal candidate will be comfortable engaging with a broad array of legal subjects and performing a variety of legal tasks under the supervision of senior attorneys.  The candidate will have a minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience as an attorney.  The experience need not be in any particular field of law.

    We view this secondment as an opportunity for both Sound Transit and the outside firm to establish a more informed relationship and to enhance our potential to work together in the future.  We are aware that client representations may pose potential conflicts of interest and are prepared to discuss whether work may be properly structured to avoid them.

    The appointment will run approximately July 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.  We prefer a 40-hour week engagement but will consider alternative proposals.

    Submittals

    Responsive firms should propose an individual attorney who is qualified and available to perform the legal work described above and should include a summary of the attorney’s relevant experience and qualifications together with a short writing sample (no more than five pages).

    Sound Transit requests billing on some other basis than paying the attorney’s full hourly rate.  Please confirm that your firm is willing to negotiate such an arrangement and propose a payment structure.

    Please provide responses to Kathy Gates, Legal Department Project Administration Specialist, at kathy.gates@soundtransit.org no later than 5pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

    Sound Transit is interested in submittals from law firms that demonstrate a commitment to equal employment opportunity.  Sound Transit views diversity as an essential component of excellence and success, and proposers should include information about the diversity of their firm in terms of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual orientation, etc.  Describe your firm’s efforts toward, commitment to, and alignment with this view as it relates to hiring practices, promotion, and assignment of work. 

    Proposers are advised that they shall adhere to the following non-discrimination provisions:

    The Consultant will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employee or subconsultant because of race, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, nationality, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification.  The Consultant will take affirmative steps to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, nationality or the presence of such disability.

    Environmental Considerations

    Sound Transit prefers the use of double-sided, recycled/recyclable paper.  Elaborate, decorative, extraneous, and non-recyclable materials are strongly discouraged. 

    Evaluation and Selection

    Sound Transit seeks to solicit the best professional services for this project.  An evaluation team will evaluate and screen all submissions received based on a combination of (1) relevant experience and demonstrated capability; (2) price, and (3) ongoing availability to Sound Transit’s office of general counsel.  Based on the evaluation criteria, Sound Transit may select finalists for further evaluation and interviews, but Sound Transit reserves the right to make a final selection without holding interviews and may decline to engage any professional services at this time.  This selection process is authorized under Sound Transit Board Resolution No. 2018-40.   

    Public Disclosure

    Pursuant to Chapter 42.56 RCW, proposals submitted to Sound Transit shall be considered public records and with limited exceptions will be available for inspection and copying by the public.  Proposers shall specifically designate and clearly label as "CONFIDENTIAL" any and all materials or portions thereof which they deem to contain trade secrets or other proprietary information, which is exempt from public inspection and copying.  The Proposer shall provide the legal basis for the exemption to Sound Transit upon request.  If a Proposal does not clearly identify the "CONFIDENTIAL" portions, Sound Transit will not notify the Proposer that its Proposal will be made available for inspection.  If a request is made for disclosure of material or any portion marked "CONFIDENTIAL," Sound Transit will determine whether the material should be made available under the law.  If Sound Transit determines that the material is not exempt and may be disclosed, Sound Transit will notify the Proposer of the request and allow the Proposer ten (10) working days to take appropriate action pursuant to RCW 42.56.540.  If the Proposer fails or neglects to take such action within said period, Sound Transit may release the portions of the Proposal deemed subject to disclosure.  To the extent that Sound Transit withholds from disclosure all or any portion of Proposer’s documents at Proposer’s request, Proposer shall agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sound Transit from all damages, penalties, attorneys' fees and costs Sound Transit incurs related to withholding information from public disclosure.  By submitting a Proposal, the Proposer consents to the procedure outlined in this paragraph and shall have no claim against Sound Transit by reason of actions taken under this procedure.

    City of Seattle
    Senior HR Investigator

    Interested applicants can learn more and apply online here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/2434496/senior-hr-investigator


    Labor Negotiator


    Interested applicants can learn more and apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/2426510/labor-negotiator


    Frant Freed Subit & Thomas LLP


    Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP (“FFST”) seeks an associate attorney to join our firm’s mission of strengthening workplace rights of employees. FFST represents employees in individual and class action cases aimed at promoting equality, dignity and fairness in the workplace. The firm’s practice includes wage and hour class actions, discrimination and sexual harassment matters, disability accommodation and leave cases, contract disputes, licensing issues for medical professionals, noncompetition claims, and various other aspects of the employment relationship. FFST also represents unions, including handling grievances and collective bargaining.


    The firm seeks a talented and socially conscious associate attorney to primarily work on the firm’s wage and hour class actions, individual litigation, and union matters. The associate will work with other attorneys at the firm on all phases of litigation from intake to trial (or arbitration), negotiations, and appeal. Applicants should have:

    • at least two years of experience in civil litigation (or federal clerkship experience) 
    • an exceptional academic background 
    • experience in, or a demonstrated passion for, employment and labor rights 
    • skills and experience working directly with clients, drafting briefs, handling discovery, and taking depositions 
    • excellent research and writing skills 
    • admission to the Washington State Bar Association 
    • a commitment to justice for workers
    Prior civil litigation experience or a judicial clerkship is required. Spanish language proficiency and interest in working with Spanish-speaking workers is desired.

    FFST values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.


    Anticipated start date for this position is summer or fall 2019.


    Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should email your résumé, cover letter, law school transcript, and a writing sample to tbickerstaff@frankfreed.com.


    Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP

    705 Second Avenue, Suite 1200

    Seattle, WA 98104-1798


    Davis Wright Tremaine

    Mid-Level Employment Associate (Los Angeles)

    The Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire an associate with a minimum of two years’ experience to join its growing California and national employment law practice. The ideal candidate will have employment litigation experience and a broad understanding of federal and California employment laws and regulations.  Preferably, the candidate should come from a big, prestigious defense firm in Southern California or have a majority of experience in an employment practice group, or a smaller firm that handles employment defense. The associate’s practice will focus on employment litigation, including single plaintiff and class action matters, but will include providing advice and counseling to clients concerning employment law issues, drafting policies, handbooks, employment agreements, wage-hour, leave of absences, investigations, etc.  The candidate must be a member or pending member of the California State Bar.  This is a great opportunity for a confident, self-motivated person with a desire to build a comprehensive employment practice in a collegial environment.  To apply, please click here and upload a cover letter addressed to Shumi Brody, Attorney Recruiting Manager, resume, a copy of your law transcript, and a brief writing sample.

    Mid-Level Employment Associate (Seattle or Bellevue)

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has an exciting associate attorney opportunity in the areas of employment and labor law for its Seattle or Bellevue office.  The ideal candidate will have employment litigation experience and a broad understanding of federal and Washington employment laws and regulations.  The associate’s practice will focus on employment litigation, including single plaintiff and class action matters and arbitrations, but will include providing advice and counseling to clients concerning employment law issues, drafting policies, handbooks, employment agreements and severance agreements; and, assisting clients in staying current on emerging employment law issues through drafting client advisories and alerts.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a confident, self-motivated attorney with a desire to grow professionally and work in a nationally recognized labor and employment practice. Candidates should have a minimum of three years of employment litigation experience, preferably at a law firm, strong academic credentials and writing skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.  Active members of the Washington State Bar preferred; will consider members of other state bars depending on circumstances.  To apply, please click here and upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting, resume, a copy of your law transcript and a brief writing sample. 

    In your cover letter, please indicate how you learned about this opportunity. 

    Dorsey & Whitney


    Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking an IP litigation associate with up to three years of experience to join the IP Litigation group in its Seattle office. This associate will have the opportunity to work on complex patent, trademark, and other IP litigation matters in federal courts around the United States. This associate will have the opportunity to work in all phases of litigation, from pleading through trial and appeal, for individual and entity clients in a variety of industries. The position will involve responsibility over pending cases, in-court experience and active trial and motion work. Specifically, this position will handle the following types of tasks:

    • discovery
    • oral advocacy
    • brief writing
    • depositions
    • research
    • trial preparation 
    Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. We support and encourage the professional development and advancement of our lawyers through numerous CLE programs offered by Dorsey U, our internal professional development service. 

    The following qualifications are required:
    • A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school or the ability to be admitted to the Washington State bar
    • Up to three years of IP litigation attorney experience in a law firm setting
    • Strong communication and writing skills
    • Top academic credentials

    Washington State bar admission preferred.

    Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community. One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:

    • Mansfield Rule Plus Certification (Diversity Lab)
    • Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)
    • 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)
    • Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)
    • Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

    About Dorsey

    Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies. 

    Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success: Banking and Financial Institutions; Development and Infrastructure; Energy & Natural Resources; Food, Beverage & Agribusiness; Healthcare; and Technology. 

    Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work. 

    How to Apply

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.

    Stokes Lawrence

    Stokes Lawrence, P.S., a commercial law firm with offices in Seattle and Yakima, is seeking a litigation associate with a minimum of three years of practical experience to join our Seattle office. Candidates must have excellent legal research and writing skills, an ability to work independently, and strong advocacy skills. Candidates should have experience handling all aspects of fact discovery, including written discovery and depositions, and with drafting pleadings and a variety of dispositive and non-dispositive motions. Outstanding academic credentials and superior analytical, communication and interpersonal skills are required. Experience in intellectual property litigation and clerkship experience is preferred, but not required.

    Our attorneys share a common value system rooted in a sense of collaboration, excellence, client service and professionalism, along with a desire for professional and personal growth and satisfaction. Learn more about our firm at www.stokeslaw.com.

    Stokes Lawrence is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

    Please send cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample to Joanne Pegues, Director of Human Resources, atrecruiting@stokeslaw.com for confidential consideration.

    Miller Nash Graham and Dunn


    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn has an immediate opening for an experienced Conflicts Attorney to join its team!  This role is responsible for assisting with the identification, review, and resolution of potential conflicts issues.  This role will work closely with the Firm’s General Counsel, New Business Committee, members of the Firm’s Loss Prevention, Risk Management, & Ethics Committee, and other Firm administrators.  

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    To perform the role successfully, an individual must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined as follows satisfactorily and meet the role requirements. 

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Review and analyze conflicts reports for both new business and lateral hires to identify potential conflicts.  Communicate with Firm lawyers to gather more information relevant to potential conflicts and determine steps for resolution.
    • Provide Firm lawyers with summary of review, highlighting potential issues.  Work closely with Firm lawyers, the Firm’s General Counsel, New Business Committee, members of the Firm’s Loss Prevention, Risk Management, & Ethics Committee, and other Firm administrators to assist with conflict resolution. 
    • Assist with transitioning clients to the Firm in lateral partner hires, including a complete conflicts analysis and resolution, drafting engagement letters and waivers for lawyer review and approval, and assisting with matter opening.
    • Study and stay current with laws and rules pertaining to conflicts of interest in each jurisdiction where our offices are located.
    • Consistently promote and model the Firm’s client service principles in leadership, teamwork, work product, and personal interaction.

    Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Perform analysis and review of new business forms and provide assistance in the new business intake process as needed.
    • Maintain records for tracking and timely completion of all conflicts review projects undertaken within the firm.
    • Participate in the ongoing development and improvement of the conflicts process, firm policies, and firm procedures.
    • Perform various special projects and duties as assigned.

    ROLE REQUIREMENTS

    The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    Education and Experience

    • Juris Doctor
    • Knowledge of rules of professional responsibility
    • A minimum of three years of conflicts experience or equivalent
    • Database research experience (preferred)

    Other Skills and Abilities

    • Strong analytical and research skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Good judgment
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
    • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
    • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the role

    HOW TO APPLY

    If you are qualified and interested in being a part of our collaborative team, please apply at our JOB BOARD. Cover letter and resume must be included with your application in order to be considered as a candidate. We look forward to hearing from you!  

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    Closing Statement

    The www.millenash.com job postings and HR mailbox are for candidates only. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, and do not have a signed contract with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP (MNG&D) and have not been asked specifically to submit candidates, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if MNG&D hires the candidate. Direct contact with MNG&D employees in an attempt to present candidates is inappropriate and will be a factor in determining any future professional relationship with the Firm.

    Columbia Legal Services

    Columbia Legal is seeking a full-time IT Manager to manage our technology operations and infrastructure. This is an excellent opportunity that offers flexibility, variety of daily experience, and work-life balance. We are placing a priority on applications received before April 8th.

    We are also hiring a Legal Fellow to serve in a two-year attorney position in our Yakima office, working on a broad range of legal issues affecting farm and other low-wage workers and their families in Washington. This position is open until filled.

    At Columbia Legal, we value equity, inclusiveness, and collaboration, and work as a team to fulfill our mission in service of our clients and the communities we serve.

    We offer generous and comprehensive benefits including generous holiday, sick, and vacation leave, excellent paid medical, dental, and vision benefits(we cover 100% of the premium, and 50% of out-of-pocket maximum), paid parental leave, a transportation benefit, and a sabbatical every 7 years.

    Follow the instructions in the postings to apply, and reach out with any questions.

    Snohomish County Superior Court


    Law Clerk

    Law Clerk duties include legal research and analysis, drafting of legal memoranda, review of pre-trial and post-trial motions, documents and correspondence, RALJ appeals, and advising the court on issues of law.  Additionally, the law clerk provides administrative support – including supervision of jurors, scheduling, screening all correspondence and persons who wish to see the judge, and acting as a liaison between the judge and counsel, agencies and the media.  Salary: $4,572.98/month, in addition to medical, dental, vision, insurance, deferred compensation, vacation, and sick leave.  Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school. 

    Job Posting - Contact Information:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to:

    Pam Seiber

    3000 Rockefeller Ave, MS 502

    Everett, WA  98201

    Email to:  Pam Seiber at Pam.Seiber@snoco.org or fax it to (425) 388-3498

    Perkins Coie


    Antitrust Associate Attorney

    Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a mid-level associate to join its Antitrust, Consumer Protection & Unfair Competition group in the Seattle office.  Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, a J.D. from a top-tier law school, and 3-6 years of antitrust litigation and/or antitrust counseling experience at an AmLaw 100 law firm or at the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission.  Strong oral and written communication skills are required.  Judicial clerkship experience is a plus.  To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample.  Principals only.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/antitrust-litigation-associate-attorney-midlevel-job-a20190301-seattle-wa.html


    Employee Benefits Associate Attorney

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced employee benefits associate to join its Tax, Benefits and Compensation practice. This practice group represents many large plan sponsors and trusts in a wide range of industries. Candidates must have experience with ERISA and tax issues related to health and welfare plans, qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, and compensatory arrangements. Large law firm experience in supporting corporate transactions and in responding to government agency filings and enforcement actions is preferred. Additionally, candidates must have strong academic credentials, excellent legal writing skills, and a demonstrated commitment to working collegially in providing exceptional client service.  To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample. https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/employee-benefits-associate-attorney-junior-to-midlevel-job-a20190303-seattle-wa.html


    Financial Transactions Attorney

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an attorney with at least two years of legal experience, with transactional experience preferred, to join our Financial Transactions practice group. The ideal candidate will have legal experience handling business transactions, project management and process management. Legal experience in lending and real estate transactions is preferred, but not required. This is a non-partnership track position. All candidates must have strong academic credentials and be members of the Washington State Bar. Principals Only. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript. https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/financial-transactions-senior-attorney-job-a20181202-seattle-wa.html

    Skagit County


    Staff Attorney

    See attached. 19.02.25 Staff Attorney.pdf

    Washington Courts


    See attached

    Helsell Fetterman


    Helsell Fetterman is seeking an experienced probate paralegal to join a very busy probate and trust administration practice. This person would be part of a two-person paralegal team handling probate and trust administration.  They should be able to communicate well, review and analyze will and trust provisions, work directly with clients, determine title of assets, prepare and file estate taxes, etc. Will include working with high net worth estates.


    Please contact Ann Callahan (acallahan@selsellcom) for more information. 

    Legal Ease LLC


    New Lateral Associate Opening

    Sophisticated Work, High Compensation, STRONG Work/Life Balance (Seattle):

    Legal Ease LLCa Seattle based, high-end attorney recruiting firm founded in 1996, is now working, on an exclusive basis (i.e., candidates will not be considered other than via Legal Ease), to fill the below opening.  

    Premier Seattle Firm Seeks 2nd or 3rd Year Lateral Associate:  This law firm is a highly-esteemed, established and successful boutique, originally founded by partners from a top, Seattle based, global law firm.  The firm practices in a niche area of extremely legally sophisticated, complex litigation (practice area to be discussed with well-qualified, interested candidates).  However, applicants need not have experience in this particular niche. 

    The successful candidate for this position will be a personable and highly skilled, 2nd or 3rd year complex litigation associate currently employed with an AmLaw 200or equally well-regarded, smaller law firm.  He/she will possess stellar academic credentials and have an interest in practicing complexsophisticated “large law” type litigation in a smaller firm environment. 

    The hiring law firm for this position is unique in its well-earned reputation for true collegiality, excellent compensation and genuine work/life balance.  Out of state candidates and exiting federal clerks are welcome to apply.

    All inquiries regarding this opportunity will be handled in strict confidence and should be directed (with resume or link to current law firm bio) to Lynda Jonas, Esq., Placement Director, at
     ljonas@legalease.com.

    King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office


    The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced attorney with a commitment to justice, integrity, compassion, leadership and professionalism to join our Juvenile Division. Please click here for more details. Must currently be licensed to practice law in WA.


    Washington AGO


    Attorney Opportunities

    Click on the link below to access full position descriptions and qualifications for each of these ATTORNEY opportunities.  You can also visit the state's centralized recruitment site at www.careers.wa.gov. For information about the AGO, visit www.atg.wa.gov.

    AAG - Labor & Personnel Division in Tumwater/Olympia  (DL:  2/7/19)

    Attorney Team Leader - Labor and Industries Division in Seattle  (DL:  2/10/19)

    Attorney Team Leader for the SVP Unit of the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle  (DL:  2/18/19)

    Client Advice Attorney for the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle  (DL:  2/18/19)

    Prosecuting Attorney for the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle  (DL:  2/18/19)

    Trial Attorney for the SVP Unit of the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle  (DL:  2/18/19)

    Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment.  Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO.  
     

    The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693.  Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or 
    www.washingtonrelay.com

    Davis Wright Tremaine


    Mid to Senior-Level Employee Benefits Associate (Portland/Seattle/Bellevue)
    Junior to Mid-Level Energy Associate (San Francisco)
    Mid-Level Employment Associate (Los Angeles)

      Click here for all other associate opportunities at DWT.

      City of Seattle Office of Labor Standards 

      Policy Analyst
      Salary $79,469.28 - $119,203.92 Annually 
      Location Seattle, WA
      Job Type Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time 
      Department Office of Labor Standards
      Job Number 2019-00069 
      Closing 2/19/2019 4:00 PM Pacific

      Position Description

      The City of Seattle is a leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents. The mission of the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is to advance labor standards through thoughtful community and business engagement, strategic enforcement and innovative policy development, with a commitment to race and social justice.

      OLS seeks to improve workers' lives through development and implementation of laws that advance a fair and equitable workplace. Currently, our office administers eight labor standards: Paid Sick and Safe Time, Fair Chance Employment, Minimum Wage, Wage Theft, Hotel Employees Health and Safety, Secure Scheduling, Commuter Benefits, and the recently-passed Domestic Workers Ordinance. Seattle is the first place in the country to establish a Domestic Workers Bills of Rights and this ordinance will go into effect in July 2019. This implementation will involve extensive outreach to inform thousands of workers and hiring entities of their rights and obligations. 

      We are seeking two strategic, adaptable Policy Analysts to join our highly skilled, innovative team in a fast-paced work environment. These positions will work on projects that further the development and implementation of Seattle's existing and future labor standards. The work focuses on policies that advance economic justice, workplace equity, and worker well-being with a heightened focus on improving the lives of our most vulnerable workers. One position will focus generally on labor policies and the second position will focus primarily on domestic worker policies.  These roles are full-time, exempt positions and will report to the Policy Manager. 

      Job Responsibilities

      The Policy Analyst plays an important role in promoting workplace equity, protecting the rights of low-wage workers, helping employers comply with labor standards, and advancing race and social justice. This position will work in an independent, self-directed manner with collaboration across the OLS team.

      Policy Analysts perform extensive policy and legal research, analysis, and writing; conduct stakeholder engagement; create reports, trainings, and outreach materials; provide compliance assistance; apply race and social justice principles to all levels of work. 

      Here's more about what you'll be doing:

      • Policy-making. Facilitate and support stakeholder rule-making processes with community and business organizations, employers, and workers. Conduct policy and legal research on leading enforcement and outreach practices as reported by national and local policy organizations, worker and business organizations, and local, state, and federal jurisdictions. Conduct policy and legal analysis of recommendations. Provide recommendations to the Policy Manager and Director. Create presentations, informational materials, and reports on policy recommendations and report on implementation and progress. Regularly engage with other City departments, the Mayor's Office, elected officials, other jurisdictions, and the general public.
      • Legislative and rule development. Lead and support efforts to draft legislation, administrative rules, and other written documents that incorporate multiple levels of feedback and review from internal and external stakeholders. Be highly attuned to issues that affect the workplace and policies that can mitigate or eliminate negative impacts on the most vulnerable communities, including people of color and immigrants and refugees.
      • Outreach. Support the office's outreach efforts through established and innovative means including but not limited to development of awareness campaigns; creation and leading of trainings; drafting of informational materials; management of limited budgets; and provision of expert-level, compliance assistance.
      • OLS Commission/Worker Standards Board. Provide programmatic support for the Labor Standards Advisory Commission and/or the Domestic Workers Standards Board by assisting with administrative needs; coordinating subcommittees and occasional special events; performing research; making presentations on the office's work; and facilitating discussions amongst members.
      • Strategic enforcement campaigns. Support the office's efforts to develop innovative approaches to enforcement and outreach that involve cross team collaborations and community partnerships.
      • Race and Social Justice.  Apply race and social justice lens to all work and engage in office efforts to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity in City government and broader community.
      Qualifications:

      Education:  Bachelor's degree in the liberal arts or social sciences, or a related field. Law degree (JD) or Master's degree in Public Policy, Public Administration or other related field is desired. 

      You will be successful in this role if you have experience in:

      • Two or more years in the research, development and implementation of policies, laws or programs. 
      • Project management, especially in producing, tracking and managing multiple deliverables with overlapping deadlines. 
      • Building collaborative relationships with individuals or groups with conflicting views.
      • Collaborating with workers, employers, and community or business organizations.
      • Creating and leading trainings and other presentations. 
      • Applying race and social justice principals in the workplace or community. 
      • Drafting ordinances, rules, or policies.
      • Familiarity with government, including experience interacting with elected officials and the public.
      You will be prepared to take on this role if you have:
      • Strong reasoning and analysis skills to quickly understand, evaluate, and comfortably navigate policies and legal requirements.
      • Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
      • Strong MS Outlook, Office, and Excel Skills.
      • Facilitation, negotiation, and conflict-resolution skills
      • Knowledge of local, state and federal employment laws, including Seattle's labor standards. 
      • Knowledge of the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative. 
      Equivalency:  A combination of education, training, or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform this job. Additional Information

      This position is classified as a Strategic Advisor I.
       
      APPLICATION PROCESS:
      To be considered for this position, please submit your complete application, resume, and cover letter at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle no later than 4:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
       
      Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience. 

      Questions? Please contact Nicolette Hornbeck at Nicolette.Hornbeck@seattle.gov

      To learn more about the Office of Labor Standards, please visit: https://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards

      King County

      Family Law Court Commissioner


      Apply online at http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs


      King County is committed to equity and diversity in the workplace. In addition, the county is committed to recruiting and maintaining a quality workforce that shares our guiding principles: collaborative, service-oriented, results-focused, accountable, innovative, professional and fair and just.


      Opening Date/Time: 02/01/19 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)

      Closing Date/Time: 03/08/19 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)

      Salary: $163,943.00 - $163,943.00 Annually

      Location: Multiple Locations in King County

      Job Type: Regular, Full time, 35 hrs/week

      Department: KCSC - Superior Court

      Job Number: 2019-09241


      SUMMARYKing County Superior Court is recruiting for a current opening for Family Law Commissioner. Qualified candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future recruitments.

      The selected candidate will initially preside over Family Law calendars and may also preside over Ex Parte, Probate, Juvenile Court Dependency and Offender, Involuntary Treatment Act and Criminal Plea calendars as assigned by the Presiding Judge.  Commissioners' duties are performed pursuant to RCW 2.24.040, RCW 26.12.060, RCW 28A.225.095, RCW 13.04.021 and RCW 13.34.  A commissioner may also be designated to sit as a judge pro tempore from time to time.

      This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not overtime-eligible. This position is at-will and serves at the pleasure of the court.

      Who May Apply: This position is open to attorneys licensed to practice in Washington State.

      Work Schedule: The hours of work may vary but are typically between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at one of the King County Superior Court facilities, with additional reading required outside of regular court hours.

      Work Location: This position may serve in any of the King County Superior Court facilities: King County Courthouse - 516 3rd Ave, Seattle WA 98104; Juvenile Court – 1211 E. Alder, Seattle, WA 98122; Maleng Regional Justice Center, 401 4th Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032; Involuntary Treatment Act Court, 908 Jefferson St., Seattle, WA  98104.

      ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUIRED:

      Please include a resume and cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the requirements for this position. The following additional documents are required: 

      • Confirmation of Citizenship form, per RCW  2.24.010
      • WSBA Release
      • Criminal Records Background Check form 

       Electronic versions of these documents may be found at the link below, under "Work for Superior Court":https://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/superior-court/get-help/general-information.aspx

      If you are unable to access these documents electronically, you may obtain them by calling King County Superior Court Human Resources at (206) 477-1536.
      These materials are supplemental to your application. You must still completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter, or if you reference "see resume" on your application.


      Please note that you can attach multiple documents to your application. You may:
      1) Copy and paste one or more documents into the "text resume section" of your application; or
      2) Attach multiple documents/files in the attachment section of your application.

      Cairncross & Hempelmann

      Commercial Litigation Associate

      We are currently seeking a Commercial Litigation Associate to join our litigation group. Candidates should have at least two solid years of general commercial litigation experience and an interest in construction law. Experience with construction contracts and/or the fundamentals of construction law would be a plus. Superior academic credentials and references, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and current WSBA membership or ability to gain WSBA admission required. We offer a competitive salary, sophisticated work for excellent clients, and a uniquely collegial working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer.


      To apply, send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to careers@cairncross.com or mail materials to:

      Human Resources Manager

      Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.

      524 Second Avenue, Suite 500

      Seattle, WA  98104-2323

      No phone calls, please.

      City of Seattle 

      The Government Affairs Section of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office is seeking a civil litigation attorney, with 8-12 years of experience in civil litigation involving government entities. The Government Affairs Section provides legal advice and civil litigation services on a wide variety of local government topics. The selected attorney will have a demonstrated ability to handle complex litigation in a lead role. Application are only accepted through the Seattle City’s job website HERE. [Closes 1/29/2019 @ 4:00 pm]

      The Contracts & Utilities Section of the Seattle City Attorney's Office is seeking an Assistant City Attorney. The Section advises all City Departments and represents the City in litigation in the general business matters of the City, including providing legal services at all stages of contract formulation, implementation, and enforcement. The idea candidate will have 5-8 years of experience in procurement contracts, construction contracts, real property, municipal finance, software and information technology contracts, or municipal utility law. Applications are only accepted through the Seattle City’s job website HERE, [Closes 2/5/2019 @ 4:00 pm]

      The Seattle City Attorney’s Office is seeking an experience attorney to support the Office of Housing in affordable housing real estate transactions. With a team of high-quality public lenders as his or her principal client, this attorney will represent the City in advising and negotiating on a wide variety of LIHTC transactions. Using a blend of local funding sources, Seattle is producing and preserving affordable rental housing at an unprecedented pace. This position offers an opportunity to be part of a key solution to affordability challenges in one of the nation’s fastest growing cities. 
      The City is looking for a real estate professional knowledgeable in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, as well as traditional multifamily and commercial lending. Individuals who pair the necessary qualifications with a dedication to supporting equitable housing outcomes will be especially competitive; this position offers a unique opportunity for the right person. Applications are accepted through the Seattle City’s job website HERE. [Open until Filled] 

      City of Redmond

      Deputy Prosecuting Attorney 

      More than anything, at City of Redmond in Washington, it's our people that make us great. 

      The City of Redmond is currently seeking a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. The Deputy Prosecuting Attorney represents the City in criminal misdemeanor trials, contested hearings, and code enforcement violations hearings. The ideal candidate will have a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and a minimum 3 years of experience as a criminal prosecutor in municipal, district, and/or superior courts. 

      For more information and to apply, please visit http://redmond.gov/jobs.

      Fair Work Center

      Managing Attorney

      The Fair Work Center is seeking a Managing Attorney for its Legal Clinic. The Fair Work Center is a hub for workers to understand and exercise their workplace rights, improve working conditions, and connect with community resources. The Fair Work Center offers a civil legal aid clinic, operated in partnership with Seattle University and the University of Washington schools of law.

      We also represent workers in administrative actions and state and federal court litigation. The Managing Attorney would be responsible for the operation of the Clinic, directing the work of the two Staff Attorneys and an Administrative Assistant and managing the litigation docket. The Managing Attorney will also be an affiliate faculty member at Seattle University School of law and will assist in the teaching and supervision of law students.

      The Fair Work Center works in partnership with its sister organization, Working Washington. Working Washington organizes workers to raise wages, improve labor standards, and change the conversation about wealth, inequality, and the value of work.

      Job Description

      Reports to: Legal Director, Fair Work Center

      Supervises: The Managing Attorney supervises two Staff Attorney(s) and one Administrative Assistant.

      Overtime Status: Exempt from overtime as professional.

      Managing Attorney Duties: 

      Clinic Management

      Under the direction of the Legal Director, the Managing Attorney will be responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the Legal Clinic.

      • The Managing Attorney will work in partnership with the Legal Director to set the strategic direction of the Legal Clinic by identifying priorities and strategies among industries, regions and/or legal issues.
      • The Managing Attorney will maintain best practices for law firm management.
      • The Managing Attorney may serve on the organization’s leadership team.

      The Managing Attorney will coordinate and oversee the work performed by the Legal Clinic staff, including: 
      • Overseeing client consultations, ensuring the quality and timeliness of information provided;
      • Providing support and oversight to the individual litigation portfolio of each Staff Attorney 
      • Identifying, developing and recommending to the Director potential cases for litigation;
      • Supervising and co-counseling with staff attorneys as needed on individual cases; 
      • Overseeing case management procedures and technology; and
      • Ensuring ethical compliance and law firm best practices.

      Individual Representation

      The Managing Attorney will design and implement litigation, policy and other advocacy approaches to achieve the Legal Clinic’s goals.

      The Managing Attorney will establish and maintain co-counsel arrangements with outside attorneys.

      The Managing Attorney will maintain an active docket of cases, focusing on pre-litigation negotiation, and state and federal court litigation.

      The Managing Attorney will provide technical support and analysis to legislative and regulatory efforts.

      Qualifications

      • Demonstrated commitment to economic, racial and social justice;
      • Admission to the bar in Washington, or ability and willingness to obtain admission in Washington as soon as possible;
      • Five years of practice in employment, labor and/or immigration law;
      • Experience in a management and/or supervisory position(s);
      • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team;
      • Excellent legal analysis and writing skills;
      • Proficiency in Spanish, Vietnamese, or Somali or other language desired;
      • Experience working with labor organizations or workers centers is a plus.


      Compensation. The salary range is $70,000 - $80,000 per year, depending on experience, along with generous health, retirement and leave benefits.


      Application: Please send your letter of interest, resume, three references, and legal writing sample to: Elizabeth Ford, Legal Director, Fair Work Center, Liz@fairworkcenter.org or by U.S. mail at 116 Warren Avenue North, Suite A, Seattle, Washington 98109.


      We will accept applications submitted by close of business on January 18, 2019. But please try to get your application as soon as possible.


      If you need disability, language or other accommodation in the application process, please contact Elizabeth Ford.

      Focal PLLC, Seattle

      Corporate/Transactions Attorney 

      Focal PLLC, a seven attorney firm based in Seattle with a focus on technology, media, and internet law, is seeking an experienced attorney to support our corporate and IP transactions practice groups. Our ideal candidate would have at least 3 years of transactional experience at an established law firm. More experienced practitioners who are looking to achieve a balanced schedule are encouraged to apply. This position will primarily involve working on non-corporate transactional work (e.g., licensing and SaaS agreements; terms of service) as well as business and corporate matters (including entity formation, corporate governance, financing, and acquisitions). Experience with intellectual property rights and licensing, corporate/partnership formations, and the legal issues facing early-stage technology companies is required. Strong analytical and drafting skills and a desire to work collaboratively and engage with clients is essential.

      We are proud that Focal maintains a collaborative work environment with legal professionals who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance. Unlike traditional firms that often require 1800+ hours in annual billings, Focal attorneys bill on average 1000 hours a year. Focal attorneys also enjoy the ability to work from home when appropriate. Many of our lawyers are former big firm attorneys who wanted to leave the daily and monotonous grind big firms frequently offer.

      We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as defined by federal, state or local law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates and parents are encouraged to apply. We have a great team and consider ourselves a lifestyle firm in that we try not to work ourselves to death while at the same time doing sophisticated and interesting work.

      If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter.

      WSBA Job Post: https://jobs.wsba.org/job/corporatetransactions-attorney/45838711/

      Congressional Research Service

      Legislative Attorney (Criminal Law) 
      Open: 12/18/2018 – 01/15/2019
      Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

      The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to criminal law in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context.
      The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The Legislative Attorney is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
      Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding criminal law in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk will be beneficial.
      The position’s primary focus is the broad area of criminal law. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of statutory interpretation and constitutional and administrative law.
      CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519928300. 


      Legislative Attorney (Business Law) 
      Open: 11/09/2018 – 01/11/2019
      Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

      The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to business law, with a focus on tax and bankruptcy law issues, in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context. 
      The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The incumbent is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
      Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding business law, including tax and/or bankruptcy law, in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk will be beneficial.

      The position’s primary focus is the broad area of business law, with a focus on tax and bankruptcy law, in particular. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of constitutional and administrative law and statutory interpretation.
      CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516565600. 


      Supervisory Attorney (Section Research Manager) 
      Open: 11/14/2018 – 1/10/2019
      Salary: $134,789 to $164,200 per year

      The Section Research Manager (Supervisory Attorney) for the Congressional Research Service (CRS) leads a section of high-performing legislative attorneys who provide written and oral advice to Members of Congress and their staff on legal issues of interest to Congress involving all facets of American public law with an emphasis on nationally significant questions of constitutional law, administrative law, and statutory interpretation.

      Manages legal advice provided to Congress, leads staff of attorneys, and advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director. Ensures that legal research and analysis is conducted in a collaborative manner, reflects the congressional agenda, and is relevant to congressional policy making. Leads, plans, organizes and coordinates legal research, including major projects related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, which can be multidisciplinary in nature. Ensures that legal advice provided is of the highest quality and meets CRS' standards of objectivity, timeliness, authoritativeness, and accessibility, while maintaining attorney-client confidentiality. Critically reviews legal research and analysis to ensure that it is of the highest quality; is accurate, well-organized, and cogent; meets professional and service standards; adheres to CRS guidelines; and is responsive to the legislative needs of Members and committees of Congress. Establishes and maintains relationships with Members and committees of Congress.

      Directly supervises attorneys in the section and may, as directed by the Assistant/Deputy Assistant Director, coordinate legal research and analysis on other projects and initiatives involving members of the American Law Division. Leads staff toward meeting the Library’s and CRS’s vision, mission, and goals by managing performance, communicating effectively, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, building and maintaining relationships, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, thinking systematically and inspiring change. Exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisor Core Competencies.
      Contributes to and helps develop CRS-wide strategic goals and priorities. Communicates those goals and priorities to staff. Oversees implementation of CRS-wide policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines by staff. Effectively communicates management initiatives to staff and ensures that staff can acclimate to the changing needs of Congress and the CRS research community. Conveys to senior management information and concerns from staff. Performs supervisory functions relative to section staff.

      The Research Manager’s responsibilities will include:
      • Ensuring that attorneys produce objective, authoritative analysis that enables Congress to assess legal issues that inform the legislative agenda, congressional oversight of executive agencies, and the scope of Congress’s power;
      • Critically reviewing written analyses produced by legislative attorneys to ensure accuracy, authoritativeness, objectivity, and overall quality;
      • Identifying and coordinating legal research and analysis conducted by the section on matters of legislative importance and, as directed by the Assistant/Deputy Assistant Director of the American Law Division, engaging in such functions for Division-wide projects;
      • Proactively establishing relationships with committees of jurisdiction, building long-term relationships with clients, and taking initiative to seek out new congressional contacts for CRS;
      • Managing congressional requests for legal analysis from attorneys in the section;
      • Collaborating with other managers to ensure an integrative approach to the work by fully identifying significant issues facing Congress, developing legal analytical approaches to address them, and applying appropriate resources;
      • Managing and supervising legislative attorneys, communicating performance standards/expectations to staff, assessing performance and giving feedback; and
      • Performing special assignments as directed by the AD/DAD.

      Candidates with management experience in intensive legal environments (e.g., law firms, federal agencies), who have strong interpersonal skills, and are capable of leading a highly motivated, talented team of attorneys committed to providing Congress nonpartisan, authoritative, objective legal analysis are encouraged to apply. Prior experience as a judicial clerk on a federal or state court benefits any candidate.
      CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516764200. 

      Legislative Attorney (Constitutional Law)
      Open: 11/15/2018 – 01/10/2019
      Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

      The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to constitutional law in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context.
      The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The incumbent is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
      Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding constitutional law in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk will be beneficial.

      The position’s primary focus is the broad area of constitutional law. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of administrative law and statutory interpretation.
      CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516974300. 
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      Legislative Attorney (Military and Veterans Law)
      Open: 12/11/2018 – 01/07/2019
      Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

      The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to military and veterans’ law, in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context.

      The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The incumbent is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
      Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding military and veterans’ law, in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk will be beneficial.
      The position’s primary focus is the broad area of military and veterans’ law, in particular. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of constitutional and administrative law and statutory interpretation.
      CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519125700. 

      Miller Nash Graham & Dunn 

      Experienced Education Attorney (Vancouver, WA)

      Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is seeking a partner-level attorney with 10 or more years of experience representing public school districts and other educational entities to join its Vancouver, WA office. The successful candidate will have experience representing educational institutions in federal and state court and in administrative proceedings, as well as experience providing advice and representation to educational institutions on a wide-variety of legal issues, including public records and meetings, student discipline, collective bargaining and labor issues, constitutional issues applicable to public schools, FERPA, Title IX of the Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the IDEA, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Strong communication and writing skills, good judgment, analytical ability, and the ability to communicate effectively with people of many diverse backgrounds are required. Portable business preferred. Admission to the Washington State Bar required. 

      To apply, please submit as one PDF: A cover letter and résumé by e-mail to Sharae Gross, Recruiting and Professional Development Administrator, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For recordkeeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (State Bar ad, firm website, etc.).
      MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplac

      Perkins Coie

      Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Associate Attorney - Junior


      Job #A20180604 – Seattle, Washington

      The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate to join its market-leading Corporate group. The group's clients range from early stage startups to mature industry leaders and include many of the region's premier venture-backed and public companies. The group is experiencing strong growth and has particular need in the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and at least 1 year of experience. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collegial office environment while working closely with experienced practitioners on sophisticated matters at a national level. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.  Junior ECVC Associate

      Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Associate Attorney - Midlevel

      Job #A20180203 – Seattle, Washington

      The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate to join its market-leading Corporate group. The group's clients range from early stage startups to mature industry leaders and include many of the region's premier venture-backed and public companies. The group is experiencing strong growth and has particular need in the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and at least 3 years of experience. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collegial office environment while working closely with experienced practitioners on sophisticated matters at a national level.  To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.  Mid-Level ECVC Associate

      Land Use Associate – Real Estate and Land Use

      Job #A20181126B

      The Seattle and Bellevue offices of Perkins Coie LLP are seeking an associate attorney with 2-6 years of land use experience to join our Real Estate/Land Use practice group.  Our practice focuses on land use and related project development entitlements for the full range of real estate development projects.  The successful candidate is required to have an excellent law school academic record, superior legal writing and oral advocacy skills, and an enthusiasm for the practice of land use law.  Prior work experience in public or private sector land use or municipal law, including permitting and/or land use litigation is preferred.

      To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, references and a brief writing sample.

      https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/real-estate-land-use-associate-attorney-job-a20181126b-bellevue.html

      Real Estate Associate– Real Estate and Land Use

      Job #A20181125B

      The Seattle and Bellevue offices of Perkins Coie are seeking an associate attorney with 2-6 years of real estate experience to join our Real Estate/Land Use practice group.  Our practice focuses on leasing, real estate due diligence, acquisitions and dispositions, and development.  The successful candidate is required to have an excellent law school academic record, superior legal writing and drafting skills, and an enthusiasm for the practice of real estate law.

      To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, references, and a brief writing sample.

      https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/real-estate-land-use-associate-attorney-job-a20181125b-bellevue.html

      Financial Transactions Senior Attorney

      Job #A20181202

      The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a Senior Attorney with at least two years of legal experience, with transactional experience preferred, to join our Financial Transactions practice group. The ideal candidate will have legal experience handling business transactions, project management and process management.  Legal experience in lending and real estate transactions is preferred, but not required.  This is a non-partnership track position.  All candidates must have strong academic credentials and be members of the Washington State Bar.

      To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.

      https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/financial-transactions-senior-attorney-job-a20181202-seattle-wa.html

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