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  • 04/14/2017 3:34 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Pierce County Prosecutor's Office
    Misdemeanor Division

    SALARY RANGE: DOQ
    County Attorney 1 - $63,629 to $84,387
    County Attorney 2 - $77,335 to $104,388
     
    Full-time 35 hours per week with benefits

    CLOSING DATE:  Must be received by 4:30 p.m., April 26, 2107

     
     ABOUT THE OFFICE

    The Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, located in downtown Tacoma, is the largest law firm in the county, employing approximately 212 staff including a large number of Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys.  Pierce County, which includes Tacoma, has a population of 813,600 and growing.  The office has three divisions:  the Criminal Division, which is responsible for prosecuting all felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile criminal cases; the Civil Division, which is responsible for providing legal counsel to County officials and representing the County's interest in court; and the Family Support Division, which is an integral part of the State child support system.
     Position Summary:
    This position performs professional level work in the legal field as a Pierce County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Misdemeanor Division, handling all aspects of District Court criminal practice, from arraignments and pre-trial conferences, to trials and post-conviction hearings.  This is an entry-level position.  Duties are performed with professional discretion and within office guidelines, professional ethics and standards, and legal requirements.  This is an exempt, at-will, temporary position.
    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
     
    • Represents the State of Washington, in Pierce County District Court, in all criminal cases from arraignment and pre-trial conferences, to trial and post-conviction hearings. 
     
    • Independently manages a substantial caseload.
     
    • Prepares witnesses and strategy for trial.
     
    • Advises law enforcement personnel during the course of criminal investigations.  Conducts case review and provides feedback to law enforcement officers on legal issues impacting admissibility of evidence.
     
    • Performs other related work as required.
     
    Just as important as the ability to perform the essential functions of the position are the following core competencies and characteristics:
     
    • The desire and ability to uphold the mission and core values of the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office as outlined below.
     
    • The ability to interact in a positive and engaging manner with colleagues and members of the community, treating every contact as a valued individual contributing to inclusiveness in the work environment and embracing and promoting diversity;
     
    • Exceptional interpersonal ability coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills;
     
    • The ability to build partnerships and promote teamwork;
     
    • A professional image and positive, approachable demeanor;
     
    • A commitment to teamwork and helping others achieve goals;
     
    • The ability to multi-task and handle numerous responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced working environment;
     
    • Creativity and open-mindedness;
     
    • Strong learning acumen;
     
    • Ability to type on a personal computer at an acceptable level of proficiency for independent production of work product and operate standard office machines and software.
     
    Mission Statement:
    Pursuing Justice.  Representing the People.  Serving Our Community.
     
    Core Values:
    Justice:           We vigorously protect the rights of the people of Pierce County and hold offenders accountable.  We support crime victims and their families.
     
    Excellence:     We maintain the highest standards of personal and professional performance in service to the community.
     
    Teamwork:    We work respectfully with each other, all members of the justice system, and the community to promote the public good.
     
    Accountability: We believe in open government and accept responsibility for the decisions we make.  We are fiscally sound, innovative, and operationally efficient.
     
    Integrity:        We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards in carrying out our responsibilities.
     
    Respect:          We treat our co-workers and all members of the community professionally, fairly and with dignity.
     Qualifications:
    U.S. Citizenship (RCW 36.27.010, RCW 36.27.040, and RCW 29), admission to the practice of law as an attorney in the State of Washington (RCW 36.27.010), and the ability to successfully complete and pass a thorough background investigation and interview is required.  A valid Washington State driver's license is also required.
     Supplemental Information:
    To be considered for this opportunity please: Complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application by selecting "APPLY" above or go to:  www.piercecountywa.org/jobs.
     
    If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers. Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format you may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need.
     
    This is a competitive selection process. Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews.
     
    As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Pierce County welcomes a diverse workforce. Pierce County does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.
     


  • 04/14/2017 3:32 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Commercial Litigation Associate - Mid-Level

     

    The Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a mid-level commercial litigation associate attorney with at least 3 years’ experience; law-firm experience is required, and clerkship experience is strongly preferred. Experience in commercial litigation, including responsibility for pleadings, motions and discovery, is required, and experience in court is preferred. 

    Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are required, as well as strong academic credentials. An active member, in good standing, of the Washington Bar is preferred, but we will consider members of other state bars in appropriate cases.

    To apply, please complete your profile and upload your cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager, resume, copy of law school transcript, and a brief writing sample

     


  • 04/05/2017 3:05 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Staff Attorney

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking an experienced attorney to build, file, and litigate complex civil actions in state and federal court to protect and preserve civil liberties for all Washingtonians. 
     
    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 50,000 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.
     
    The staff attorney may also be asked to assist the Legal Director in the supervision and management of cases brought by other attorneys inside and outside the office, the drafting and review of internal and external department reports, and other non-litigation tasks essential for the smooth running of the Legal Department as needed.
     
    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 eight years of significant litigation experience, with at least some demonstrated ability to develop and/or litigate class actions.  Applicants with far more than eight 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 problem-solving 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, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.
     
    Must be a member of the Washington State Bar (or willing to take the next bar
    examination).
     
    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.”


  • 04/05/2017 3:03 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    “Thurston County Public Defense (TCPD) gives legal representation to people who can’t afford a lawyer in criminal and dependency cases within the Thurston County District Court and Superior Court.  Do you have a passion for defending people who need this type of assistance when they are unable to afford one on their own?  Thurston County is looking for a Public Defense Director, located in Olympia, Washington.  Please find more information at www.co.thurston.wa.us/hr/employment.htm

  • 03/29/2017 6:57 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    TAX ASSOCIATE – Garvey Schubert Barer, a law firm with offices in Seattle, Portland, Washington DC, New York City, Anchorage and Beijing, is seeking a mid-level tax associate to join its tax practice in the Portland office.  Candidates must have 3-5 years of law firm experience, an LL.M. in Taxation, exceptional academic credentials, excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, a focus on income tax (corporate, partnership and individual), particularly with regard to business transactions, planning, entity formation and federal, state and local controversy, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.  Oregon Bar admission is required. Although based in Portland, the successful candidate will be involved in projects originating in our other offices as well. GSB values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, and a writing sample to CareersPDX@gsblaw.com.

     

    ESTATE PLANNING ASSOCIATE – Garvey Schubert Barer, a law firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Washington DC, New York, Anchorage and Beijing, is seeking a mid to senior level associate to join its estate planning practice in the Portland office.  Successful candidate will have at least 5 years of estate planning and trust administration experience, an LL.M. in Taxation and/or extensive experience in estate and income tax, exceptional academic credentials, excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Oregon Bar admission is required. Washington license is a plus. GSB values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, and a writing sample to CareersPDX@gsblaw.com.

     


  • 03/29/2017 6:52 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Patent Agent or Associate Attorney Position (Seattle)

    The Intellectual Property group of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a Patent Agent (preferred) or Associate Attorney with more than two years’ experience in patent preparation and prosecution for its Seattle office. The position will require development of a broad IP practice and, while the position will focus on preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the software and electrical arts, it will also include providing support on a wide variety of IP issues. Experience with cloud computing, cybersecurity, cryptography, and related areas is desirable.

    Strong academic credentials, writing skills and references required. Only applicants with a CS or BSEE degree, or equivalent industry or law firm experience, and admitted to practice before the USPTO will be considered.

    To apply, please upload a cover letter, addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruitment Manager; a resume; school transcript(s); and a writing sample (office action preferred).


  • 03/29/2017 6:50 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Corporate Associate - Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity - Job #A20170306 – Seattle, Washington

    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.  Candidates with experience in the areas of M&A, private equity, and/or public company securities and reporting work are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and 3-6 years of relevant transactional experience. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and deal sheet.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/corporate-associate-job-a20170306-seattle-wa.html

    Financial Transactions Associate - Corporate Finance & Transactions - Job #A20161220 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an entry-level or junior associate to join our Financial Transactions practice group. Experience in banking, commercial and real estate finance and accounting is strongly preferred. All candidates must have strong academic credentials and be a member of the Washington State Bar. To apply, please access 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-associate-job-a20161220-seattle-wa.html

    Patent Prosecution Associate - Intellectual Property LawJob #A20161104 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent prosecution associate with three to six years of prosecution experience to join its growing patent prosecution practice. Candidates must have a degree in computer science or electrical engineering, strong academic credentials and excellent references. All candidates must be admitted to the USPTO and must be members of the Washington Bar. To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and graduate/undergraduate transcripts.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/patent-prosecution-associate-job-a20161104-seattle-wa.html

    Technology Transactions & Privacy Associate - Technology Transactions & Privacy Law Job #A20160514a – Seattle, Washington

    Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a midlevel associate to join its cutting edge Technology Transactions & Privacy practice. Candidates should have three to six years of experience which includes general US and international privacy and data security and a focus on EU privacy laws.  Helpful to have experience advising internet platforms, retailers, social media companies, mobile apps providers, social media companies, cloud storage providers and telecommunication companies. Commercial and consumer agreement drafting skills a plus.  Candidates must have excellent academic credentials. To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume and law school transcript.

    This position may be located in one of the following offices:  Seattle, Palo Alto, Chicago or Denver.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/technology-transactions-privacy-associate-job-a20160514-seattle.html

    Trademark Attorney - Intellectual Property Job #A20170301 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP seeks an attorney with two to four years of experience in advertising, marketing and promotions work and specifically in the areas of truth-in-advertising counseling, advertising / marketing transactions, contests, sweepstakes, and promotions and other consumer protection-related work for our Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection group.  This is a non-partnership track and reduced FTE position.  Large law firm experience and experience with advertising clearance review (for FTC, state mini-FTC Act, Lanham Act, National Advertising Division, and other state, federal, and industry-related consumer protection issues), advertising claim substantiation analysis, IP clearance, drafting and negotiating marketing agreements, advertising enforcement, and counseling companies on contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions preferred.  Please submit a resume, law school transcript, writing sample and references by accessing the link below.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/trademark-attorney-job-a20170301-seattle-wa.html

    Trademark Copyright Media & Brand Protection Associate - Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection Job #A20161218 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP seeks an attorney with two to five years of relevant trademark experience to work with our Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice. The ideal candidate will have well-developed skills in U.S. and international trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution and enforcement. Experience with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, IP transactions, advertising, marketing and promotions matters, as well as handling copyright-related issues and registration is strongly preferred. Attention to detail, the ability to work well in a group, as well as the ability to work independently, are important characteristics. Successful candidates will have strong academic credentials, excellent legal writing skills and a proven track record in all aspects of a trademark, copyright, domain name, and advertising practice. Experience in a large law firm setting is also preferred. Please submit a resume, law school transcript, writing sample and references by accessing the link below.

    Our nationally-ranked Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice represents multi-national clients in a wide range of industries, from consumer products, software, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, forest products and construction, to retail, finance, health care, high technology, biotech, fashion, music, advertising, marketing, and interactive entertainment, as well as start-ups and smaller businesses. The firm has a strong focus on intellectual property practices, and one of the largest trademark practices in the Pacific Northwest.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/trademark-copyright-media-brand-protection-associate-job.html

    Trademark Copyright Media & Brand Protection Attorney - Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection - Job #A20160801 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP seeks an attorney with at least six years of relevant trademark experience to work with our Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice. The ideal candidate will have experience in U.S. and international trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution and enforcement. Experience with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, IP transactions, advertising, marketing and promotions matters, as well as handling copyright-related issues and registration is strongly preferred. Experience in a large law firm setting is also preferred. This is a non-partnership track position. Please submit a resume, law school transcript, writing sample and references by accessing the link below.

    Our nationally-ranked Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice represents multi-national clients in a wide range of industries, from consumer products, software, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, forest products and construction, to retail, finance, health care, high technology, biotech, fashion, music, advertising, marketing, and interactive entertainment, as well as start-ups and smaller businesses. The firm has a strong focus on intellectual property practices, and one of the largest trademark practices in the Pacific Northwest.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/trademark-copyright-media-brand-protection-attorney-job.html

     



  • 03/29/2017 6:49 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Financial Institutions Attorney (Seattle)

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking a full-time attorney with at least five years of commercial lending experience to join its Seattle, Washington office.  Knowledge of and experience in commercial lending and working with financial institutions required.  Strong academic credentials and analytical ability also required.  

    To apply, please upload as one PDF:  A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com.  For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).

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

     


  • 03/15/2017 4:23 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Of Counsel Attorney

    Description

    Virtual law firm located in North Seattle seeks experienced attorney to engage in each of the firm's practice areas of business law, estate planning and probate.  This is a part-time independent contractor position, with pay dependent on hours billed, but is intended to be a long term opportunity to develop a practice and become Of Counsel to the firm. Successful candidate will:

    ·         Possess a strong interest in and enthusiasm for all of the firm's practice areas, and be experienced in at least one of them.

    ·         Start off with strong legal skills, and possess a continual drive to improve in all aspects of his/her work product.

    ·         Be able to set up an appropriate home office to perform work on an on-going basis.

    ·         Be available to bill 400 - 600 hundred hours annually.

    ·         Be willing to travel to the firm's North Seattle conference room to meet with clients on an on-going basis.

    ·         Be willing to spend 5-10 hours monthly, which is time that will not be billed to the firm, in developing a client base by enthusiastically participating in the firm's marketing efforts including: (1) a willingness to speak to potential clients in initial consultations; (2) speaking at continuing legal education courses and other events; (3) writing articles for publication; (4) actively and consistently participating in social media; (5) attending marketing events; and (6) blogging on a monthly basis. Please note that an existing client base is desirable, but not required.

    ·         Participate in our legal community in some meaningful way, such as involvement on a Bar committee.

    ·         Participate in pro bono or some other non-profit activity.

    ·         Be nice, communicative, highly professional, ethical, and approach the practice of law at all times with high integrity, in order to maintain the firm's strong reputation.

    ·         Be willing to participate collaboratively as part of a virtual team.

    ·         Be a natural at providing a high level of accessibility, responsiveness, and caring customer service to our clients.

    ·         Want to build a great professional reputation in our legal community while working part-time.

    ·         Have a desire to find "a place to call home," in a professional sense, on a long-term basis.

    Does this sound like you? It's a fabulous, and unique, opportunity for the right person. If interested, please contact NorthSeattleLawFirm@gmail.com, and include a resume and cover letter. Please do not attempt to contact the firm in any way other than the e-mail address provided.


  • 03/15/2017 4:16 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    ESTATE PLANNING ASSOCIATE – Garvey Schubert Barer, a law firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Washington DC, New York, Anchorage and Beijing, is seeking a mid to senior level associate to join its estate planning practice in the Portland office.  Successful candidate will have at least 5 years of estate planning and trust administration experience, an LL.M. in Taxation and/or extensive experience in estate and income tax, exceptional academic credentials, excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Oregon Bar admission is required. Washington license is a plus. GSB values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, and a writing sample to CareersPDX@gsblaw.com.