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  • 4 Jun 2020 11:30 AM | Serin Ngai (Administrator)

    For more information about this position and to apply, visit this link.

  • 4 Jun 2020 11:16 AM | Serin Ngai (Administrator)

    A boutique law firm in North Seattle specializing in family law and immigration law is looking for a Paralegal to compliment our existing amazing team. Looking for a candidate with heavy emphasis on attention to detail, and a leader that demonstrates competency at the highest level while acting independently under general direction. Must be open to change and flexible, not rigid in thinking and able to adapt to a growing, evolving law firm.

    To learn more and to apply, visit this link.

  • 1 Jun 2020 10:30 AM | Elizabeth Lee (Administrator)

    Apply here on LinkedIn. Reporting to the CEO and working with the different Head of Departments, the role is an opportunity to learn, grow and develop as a young professional. Toku is continuously looking for talented individuals and there are 2 possible start dates for this 3 to 6 months internship: 15 June 2020 and 10 Aug 2020.

    Responsibilities

    Perform research in various areas of law (corporate/commercial, competition, employment, regulatory, etc.); Assist with the review and negotiation of a wide range of contracts including: NDAs, client service agreements, master service agreements, and various vendor agreements; Draft legal documents and communications in consultation with Toku's external legal team; Highlight the impact of legal documents to the business managers and create awareness across the company; Attend business meetings with internal and external stakeholders; Assist with the implementation and management of the company's legal policies; Centralise data protection requests; and Participate in corporate secretarial activities.

    Job Requirements
    Must be a law student; Prior contract drafting experience (preferred but not required); Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment; Positive attitude and professionalism; Dependable, punctual and autonomous; Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills; Extremely accurate with strong attention to detail; Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal; A hardworking, self-motivated and goal-oriented personality; Experience with O365, Confluence and/or PandaDoc will be an advantage. If you would love to experience working in a start-up growing at an accelerated speed, and you think you tick most of the requirements, come join us!

  • 1 Jun 2020 10:27 AM | Elizabeth Lee (Administrator)

    WJP's Index team is seeking full-time, paid interns for four to six month positions, with the possibility of extension up to one year. Pending social distancing recommendations, interns will work remotely until the WJP's Washington, DC office is able to open safely. Candidates that are able to transition to full-time work based in WJP's DC office will be given preference. Candidates selected for this position must have access to a computer with videoconferencing abilities (i.e. Skype) and a reliable internet connection.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: As part of a small team, interns will provide crucial support to the Index team and will assist with data collection efforts and report production for WJP's various projects, including the WJP Rule of Law Index 2021 and other thematic and country-specific projects. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

    • Assist in the administration of the Qualified Respondents' Questionnaire (QRQ) for the WJP Rule of Law Index;

    • Edit and proofread outreach templates and prepare major email campaigns in support of the QRQ;

    • Conduct targeted telephone and email outreach to potential respondents;

    • Conduct research to identify potential practitioner and academic legal experts in various countries to participate in the WJP Rule of Law Index;

    • Perform data processing and provide developmental support in maintaining the database of experts for the WJP expert surveys, including data entry and data formatting;

    • Assist with preparations for the General Population Poll (GPP), which includes evaluating and contracting survey organizations to conduct in-country fieldwork around the world;

    • Assist with fieldwork for the GPP, which includes reviewing/conducting back translations for the translated survey instrument and reviewing sampling plans; • Provide other general support for the GPP as needed;

    • Edit and proofread WJP publications;

    • Conduct qualitative research on rule of law developments around the world;

    • Assist with preparations for meetings and presentations, including producing drafts of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and handouts, and preparing and assembling outreach materials for external distribution;

    • Provide general administrative support for WJP projects, including organizational work in Microsoft Excel and Word; assist with Index calendar management and logistics for travel and meetings, mass mailings, and other office and logistical support duties. Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or related field;

    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel), with preference given to those with prior experience/proven ability managing large databases;

    • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently, and ability to give and receive feedback;

    • Highly dependable with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment;

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent problem solving skills, and attention to detail;

    • Preferably at least one year of professional experience, including internships;

    • Proficiency in a foreign language (especially French, Arabic, Russian, or Portuguese) is preferred;

    • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Please visit WJP'semployment portalto apply: https://worldjusticeproject.efficientapply.com/. You may upload as many documents as necessary at the time of application but you may not go back and add documents once you have submitted your application. Please provide a cover letter, resume, a writing sample not exceeding 3 pages, and reference information (1-3 references with contact information; past supervisors and employers preferred) in your application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please

  • 1 Jun 2020 9:46 AM | Elizabeth Lee (Administrator)

    Public Defenders Association - General Intern, Extern & Volunteer Opportunities

    PDA has various volunteer or intern opportunities available on an ongoing basis.

    • For current or recent law students interested in a fellowship, legal externship or internship, please contact Prachi Dave, PDA Senior Attorney, at prachi.dave@defender.org.
    • If you are interested in general, LEAD, VOCAL-WA or other open-ended opportunities, please complete the survey found here. Once complete, we will retain your information on file and contact you when an internship and/or volunteer opportunity is available.


  • 1 Jun 2020 9:31 AM | Elizabeth Lee (Administrator)

    Apply here. An opportunity now arises for a Legal Intern as an addition to the regional Legal team based out of the Asia Pacific regional office in Singapore. The incumbent provides advice and assistance regarding all legal matters (mainly commercial agreements and corporate secretary) within APAC region.

    Responsibilities

    The legal intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment supporting the legal department and the management team in APAC in a wide range of legal work including :

    ·       drafting and revising contracts with customers and suppliers, especially verify sensitive provisions in compliance with Group’s standards;

    ·       Centralize and manage corporate documents for all legal entities and follow the process of communication with Headquarters (Annual meeting, Board of Directors etc…);

    ·       Follow the administrative duties related to official registration and formalities of the legal entities (in particular up-dates of registration of representation offices);

    ·       Management protection and enhancement of the value of the assets of the company and in particular the Insurance related matters (follow and centralize claims and notification, for transfer to Headquarters and at the exclusion of the negotiation of insurance contract);

    ·       preparing compliance, risk management related reports working closely with Headquarters and developing a prevention and management policy for legal risks rising from the business;

    ·       providing legal and documentation assistance to the team with geographical coverage of South East Asia, Australia, China and India;

    ·       legal research;

    ·       Inform headquarters about any trademark or intellectual property issues or requests;

    ·       Report of legal tasks carried out and arising issues to the regional legal department and headquarters.

    Requirements

    ·       Candidates must be available to begin work on short notice and be available full-time (40 hours per week) for at least 2 (and up to 4) months.

    ·       Currently studying Master of Laws or recently completed Bachelor’s Degree in Law

    ·       Good understanding of legal principles

    ·       Sound knowledge of corporate secretarial matters

    ·       Strong attention to detail coupled with a solution orientated approach

    ·       Able to thrive in a busy, commercially oriented and hands-on environment

    ·       Must possess strong organizational, time management and communication skills

    ·       Must be a self-starter, able to work independently as well as a solid team member

    ·       Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point and Email

    ·       Some prior experience within an in-house legal environment would be a plus

    ·       Fluency in other Asian language skills an advantage as this role involves interaction with stakeholders from other entities within Asia Pacific


  • 1 Jun 2020 9:17 AM | Elizabeth Lee (Administrator)

    Judge Lori K. Smith (Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One) is accepting applications for an unpaid summer externship beginning in mid/late June (with end date flexible).  The extern will primarily assist with research, writing, and drafting and finalizing memoranda and opinions. 

    Click here to learn more about Judge Smith. 

    Click here to learn more about the Washington State Court of Appeals.

    To apply, please email the following to elaine.asaidali@courts.wa.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Law school transcript (unofficial is fine)
    • Self-edited writing sample
    • List of two professional references, with contact information
    • One letter of recommendation

    Interviews are anticipated to take place remotely the week of June 15.


  • 29 May 2020 9:53 AM | Elizabeth Lee (Administrator)

    The Unemployment Law Project provides low-cost representation and free advice and counsel to people in Washington State who have been denied unemployment benefits or whose award of benefits is being challenged.

    With offices in Seattle and Spokane, Washington, we offer our services to anyone with a Washington State claim.

    There are opportunities at the Unemployment Law Project to provide assistance as a volunteer legal intern on a part-time basis.  The successful intern is a self-starter who has an interest in labor and employment, client/community outreach, or public interest work.  If this is you, contact John Tirpak (JTirpak@ulproject.org) for the Seattle-area, or Juliana Repp (JRepp@ulproject.org) for the Spokane-area.  

  • 28 May 2020 8:37 AM | Elizabeth Lee (Administrator)

    Office of U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren seeking a legislative counsel for the Member’s personal office to staff a portfolio with significant focus on technology, intellectual property, cybersecurity, privacy, surveillance, civil liberties and other Internet and innovation policy matters. The portfolio also has responsibility for other Judiciary Committee work including antitrust and bankruptcy plus other non-Committee issue areas. A law degree is required for consideration. This position requires clear, concise legal and legislative writing skills. THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION. The ideal candidate has previous Capitol Hill experience, or experience working directly for a principal active in technology law or policy, and California / Silicon Valley ties. The interview process will also assess whether a candidate has the political acumen to work effectively with the wide variety of stakeholders within the portfolio.Interested applicants should email (only) Lofgren.Resume@mail.house.gov with a resume and cover letter. The position is based in Washington D.C..

  • 27 May 2020 5:04 PM | Elizabeth Lee (Administrator)

    About the Foundation

    One of the first Asian family philanthropies in America, Seattle-based Robert Chinn Foundation is a private operating philanthropy established to elevate Asian leadership for the betterment of the community. The Foundation’s National Grants for the Arts, Asian Distinguished Speakers Series, and other awards have funded Sundance Institute, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Special Olympics, and many other national, regional, and community programs.

    The Foundation also directs the Asian Hall of Fame which honors Asian influencers across disciplines and elevates the Asian community globally. Bruce Lee, Kristi Yamaguchi, and many others have been inducted. The Asian Hall of Fame Season (Gala, Mother’s Day Concert, soirees) and Asian Hall of Fame Digital (documentaries, mobile game, music) curate content and raise support for Early Career Grants and Arts for All Grants to survivors of trauma, war, and human trafficking. Most recently, Asian Hall of Fame influencers launched the emergency Medical Response Fund deploying PPE to front line workers­.

    About the Robert Chinn Foundation / Asian Hall of Fame Internship Program

    Our new Internship Program is a unique talent incubator program that identifies and cultivates outstanding young professionals through high-impact projects and executive networks. Interns may serve for a summer, semester, or full year. Interns will develop and complete high-profile special projects in collaboration with the CEO and board members that will enhance their professional experience and advance the Foundation’s mission. Examples of possible projects include:

    Legal & Public Affairs Interns

    • ·       Draft and review contracts, and research pertinent legal issues
    • ·       Grant engagement program
    • ·       Launch and develop Lawyers for the Arts

    Marketing & Public Relations Interns

    • ·       Develop in-house public relations & analytics team
    • ·       Develop celebrity social media network
    • ·       Launch sales & marketing campaigns for album and gala

    Description

    • ·       Rolling admissions program is open to candidates who are 21-years old and over
    • ·       Ability to work remotely 10-20 hours per week
    • ·       Availability for three weekly one-hour Zoom meetings
    • ·       Asian descent is not necessary but a strong interest in advancing cross-cultural collaboration is required
    • ·       Due to the confidential nature of our celebrities, a background and reference check will be required prior to offer

    Application Process

    • 1.       Email admin@robertchinnfoundation.org with the phrase Internship Program in the subject line
    • 2.       Attach your resume. On the second page of your resume, write your answer to the question, “Why I am interested in the foundation and what I hope to accomplish as an intern.”
    • 3.       Provide three professional references with name, title, organization, email, and phone number


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