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  • 06/26/2017 4:42 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF WASHINGTON FOUNDATION 901 5TH AVENUE, SUITE 630 SEATTLE, WA 98164 T/206.624.2184 WWW.ACLU-WA.ORG June 2017 STAFF ATTORNEY 

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking an attorney with five or more years of litigation experience to build, file, and litigate complex civil actions in state and federal court to protect and preserve civil liberties for all Washingtonians. The ACLU-WA is increasing its level of operations in order to fight Donald Trump’s broad attacks on civil liberties while continuing to vigorously move forward the work of our existing projects—much of which will also be affected by the actions of the Trump Administration: criminal justice reform; the school to prison pipeline; using religion to oppose LGBT rights and reproductive freedom; and privacy, surveillance, and technology. Our goal is not just resistance; it is progress. This attorney position will help us push forward our affirmative agenda as well as engage in fastmoving, defensive battles against Trump administration policies. OVERVIEW The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country's premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration and police brutality, achieving full equality for LGBT people, protecting privacy in the digital age, preserving the right to vote, or ensuring reproductive freedom, the ACLU is willing to take on tough civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. And we’re successful. In the past couple of years in Washington state, we’ve won a lawsuit for a gay couple who was denied service by their local florist, a major victory for Latino voting rights in Yakima, and a ruling that stops the horrific practice of warehousing mentally ill persons in jails without mental health treatment, and much more. The ACLU stands for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin. The ACLU-WA’s staff of 30+ employees and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 75,000 members, activists, and donors. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES The staff attorney will be responsible for investigating, filing, and litigating civil liberties and civil rights cases in both federal and state courts. This includes legal research, investigative work, identifying and signing up named plaintiffs, complaint drafting, discovery and motion practice, and handling trials and appeals. The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining an active docket of their own cases, typically with assistance from outside cooperating attorneys, as well as helping to supervise and mentor more junior attorneys in the department. The staff attorney will also engage in advocacy short of litigation, coordinate with the various policy-focused attorneys and other staff in the office, provide legal analysis to advance other ACLU policy work, conduct community outreach as needed, and supervise law students and volunteer attorneys. Along with other professional staff members, the staff attorney will represent the ACLU publicly, speaking to the media and others, as assigned. Travel, as well as occasional work on nights and weekends, will be necessary. Along with all employees, the staff attorney is expected to help maintain a positive, respectful, welcoming, and professional work environment for employees and volunteers.

     QUALIFICATIONS At least five years of significant civil litigation experience, with at least some demonstrated ability to develop and litigate class actions and/or Section 1983 cases. Applicants with far more than five years of experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Plaintiffs’ side work and/or previous experience in constitutional law litigation is a plus, as is experience supervising other attorneys. Must have ability to file and litigate cases independently and collaboratively; excellent problemsolving skills; ability to juggle multiple on-going projects and exercise good judgment under stressful situations; and ability to affirmatively prosecute civil rights violations. Must also have superior writing, research and verbal skills in presenting both to lawyers and to the non-lawyer public; leadership and organizational skills in order to encourage volunteer lawyers and work cooperatively in coalitions on complicated cases; the ability to take initiative, think strategically, and share responsibility and credit. Must have a commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance. Must be a member of the Washington State Bar (or willing to take the next bar examination). Page 3 of 3 This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and 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 Salary is based on experience, qualifications and the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale. Benefits include three weeks of vacation to start, medical and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and an ORCA card. 

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE To apply, email a letter of application and resume to jobs@aclu-wa.org and include in the subject line of the email: your last name and Staff Attorney. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.aclu-wa.org/careers. 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, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. 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.”

  • 06/26/2017 4:41 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Labor & Employment Staff Attorney                                

    A leader in labor and employment law, Stoel Rives LLP, a full service business law firm, is seeking an experienced Staff Attorney for its Seattle Labor & Employment group. Our Staff Attorneys comprise a key role in our workplace and ability to provide our clients with top-quality, sophisticated legal services. This Staff Attorney role is ideal for an attorney with significant labor and employment experience, who is interested in focusing his or her efforts on client work, in a balanced capacity and without the demands of a partner-track position. The attorney will have the opportunity to provide strategic counseling and litigation services across the full spectrum of labor and employment law and on a variety of issues, including employment advice and counseling, employment litigation, labor relations, occupational safety and health, and wage and hour. Excellent written and oral communication, acute judgment, responsiveness, prioritization, and practical application of legal concepts are required to succeed. Membership in the Washington State Bar is preferred. 

     

    Apply online here: http://webapp.stoel.com/asp/viselfapply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=9&FilterJobID=131

     


  • 06/26/2017 4:39 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Services program is excited to announce two open staff attorney positions in Pierce County.

     

    The VOCA Staff Attorney will provide civil legal assistance to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, harassment and other crimes, including financial exploitation. Services will include advice and counsel, brief services at follow-up appointments, and extended representation and litigation. The VLS VOCA Staff Attorney will assist clients with protection orders, family law proceedings, as well as address legal issues surrounding collateral impacts of victimization. The VOCA Staff Attorney position will be an essential part of the Integrated Rural Legal Assistance Project in Pierce County, partnering with VOCA-funded staff attorneys located in the Tacoma offices of Northwest Justice Project and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.  This project seeks to provide legal services primarily (but not exclusively) to victims who have significant barriers accessing legal assistance due to limited English proficiency, immigration status, rural isolation, and other factors that make them particularly vulnerable. Click here for the full job description. 

     

    The Puyallup/Urban Indian Staff Attorney will work with staff and volunteers, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and other legal services providers to develop civil legal service programs that help meet the specific and unique needs of Puyallup Tribal Members, American Indians, Alaska Natives and First Nations People in our community.  This will include development of specialized legal clinics, know your rights presentations, and other formal and informal opportunities for this population to access legal advice and/or representation, as well as referrals to other VLS clinics and programs and other organizations able to provide appropriate additional legal and holistic client services. Click here for the full job description. 

     

    To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to Laurie Davenport, Program Director, at vls@tacomaprobono.org.

     

    Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time, and feeling good about your job. Plus, you get to work with our fantastic staff and our fabulous volunteers. Seriously, why haven't you applied yet?  If you already have a job you love, please do us a favor and share this with someone who’s looking.


  • 06/26/2017 4:36 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO. It is the recognition, respect, and appreciation of all cultures and backgrounds and the fostering of the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment. The core values of the AGO are served by a strong commitment to the value of diversity and by promoting an inclusive workplace. 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 diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability 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 any information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693 or Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com.

     


  • 06/26/2017 4:35 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S. is seeking a commercial litigation attorney to join our litigation group.  Candidates should have at least two solid years of litigation experience, superior academic credentials and references, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and current WSBA membership.  We offer a competitive salary, sophisticated work for excellent clients, and a uniquely collegial working environment.  To apply, send cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample to:

    Ann Hanni

    Human Resources Manager

    Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.

    524 Second Avenue, Suite 500

    Seattle, WA  98104-2323

    ahanni@cairncross.com


  • 06/26/2017 4:32 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Commercial Litigation / Bankruptcy Associate (Lake Oswego)

    Jordan Ramis PC is seeking an attorney to join our litigation group in the Lake Oswego office.  The successful candidate will have a minimum 5 years’ experience in complex commercial litigation, including significant experience with bankruptcy litigation.  General business experience is a plus.  This position will primarily support the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice within the Litigation Department. 

    Required Skills:

    ·       Experience with commercial bankruptcy litigation;

    ·       Comprehensive understanding of pretrial, trial, mediation, and arbitration processes and procedures;

    ·       Strong analytical and writing skills;

    ·       Excellent advocacy skills and presence;

    ·       Exceptional communication and organizational skills;

    ·       Confidence to work directly with clients and colleagues in a fast-paced environment.

    Must be admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington.  Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should email their resume and a cover letter to careers@jordanramis.com.

    Jordan Ramis PC is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications for employment from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. If you need reasonable accommodations to apply for any position, please let us know. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political ideology, marital status, familial relationships, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    No outside recruiters please


  • 06/26/2017 4:31 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Business Attorney (Bend)

    Jordan Ramis PC, a regional law firm with offices in Lake Oswego, Bend, and Vancouver Washington, is seeking an attorney to join our growing team in Bend. This is a unique opportunity for an attorney to leverage the firm’s offices on both sides of the Cascades to serve clients in western Oregon and Washington, while helping to expand the firm’s Central Oregon thriving business practice in one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

      The successful candidate will have:

    ·       7-10 years of general business experience;

    ·       Extensive experience in business transactions and financing, business entity formations, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions;

    ·       Experience in commercial real estate transactions is a plus;

    ·       A portable book of business;

    ·       Must be admitted to practice in Oregon; admission in Washington is desirable but not required. 

    The Bend-based position will collaborate with attorneys throughout the firm and will require occasional travel between the offices.

    For immediate and confidential consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@jordanramis.com

    Jordan Ramis PC is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications for employment from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. If you need reasonable accommodations to apply for any position, please let us know. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political ideology, marital status, familial relationships, or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • 06/13/2017 11:59 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Associate Attorney

    Business Litigation

    Job #A20170601 – Anchorage, Alaska

    The Anchorage office of Perkins Coie is seeking a junior level associate for its expanding litigation practice in Alaska. The work will cover general commercial litigation, labor and employment matters, products liability, construction, and environmental and energy matters. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and strong written and verbal communication skills. Judicial clerkship experience is strongly preferred. To apply, please access the link above and submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample. Principals Only.


  • 06/13/2017 11:58 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Labor & Employment Associate

    Stoel Rives’ Labor and Employment Group continues to grow. Our attorneys provide strategic counseling ads and litigation services across the full spectrum of labor and employment law. The Seattle office is seeking an associate with 1-3 years of relevant work experience to join our full-service platform. Ideal candidates will have general employment litigation experience, as well as experience with traditional labor law and employment counseling and advice. Qualified candidates will have strong academic credentials, writing skills, interpersonal skills and be self-starters with a commitment to excellence. Candidates can look forward to being part of a vibrant and growing practice and the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative team environment. Membership to the Washington Bar is strongly preferred.

    Stoel Rives LLP enjoys an over-100-year tradition of excellence as a leader among U.S. law firms. We offer a multi-office platform and world-class clients together with focused, individual training and professional development for all our attorneys. With nearly 400 lawyers firmwide, we are proud to provide a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

    Apply online here: http://webapp.stoel.com/asp/viselfapply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=9&FilterJobID=130


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