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  • 10/27/2022 8:47 PM | Anonymous

    The University of Washington is hiring an attorney for an investigator position.  The position is for an internal investigator at the University.  A link to the posting is below.

     

    https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=212872&szCandidateID=0&szReturnToSearch=1

     


  • 10/27/2022 8:47 PM | Anonymous

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is inviting applications for a Smart Justice Policy Manager or Counsel

  • 10/27/2022 8:45 PM | Anonymous

    Summary of Duties

    This employment opportunity will remain open until filled. The Thurston County Public Defense Department reserves the right to close this recruitment at any time.

     

    Thurston County Public Defense Mission:

    "To Defend and Protect Our Clients' Constitutional Rights, One Person at a Time"

     

    Thurston County Public Defense is currently recruiting for four (4) Defense Attorneys.
    • Two (2) full-time regular positions with immediate placement in the Superior Court Unit for felony representation. 
    • Two (2) full-time project positions with an end date of December 31, 2024, with immediate placement in the District Court Unit for misdemeanor representation.
    Depending upon qualifications, the successful applicants will be placed either at a Defense Attorney II or Defense Attorney III level. The Defense Attorney III is distinguished by years of experience and the responsibility to handle both adult and juvenile felony and misdemeanor caseloads.
     
    Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Manages a full felony, misdemeanor, and gross misdemeanor caseload (depending on unit assignment).
    • Reviews police reports, interviews witnesses, works with the court and Prosecutor to resolve cases. Appropriately utilizes non-attorney professional services.
    • Reviews reports from DSHS, interviews appropriate parties, works with the attorney generals office, case workers, social workers, experts, court personnel to resolve cases.
    • Performs a variety of legal office work, prepares appropriate legal pleadings, does necessary research, maintains required statistical information.
    • Prepares cases for trial, pre-trial and post-trial hearings and/or please bargains the cases with the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.
    • Assists other attorneys in matters of trial strategy, tactics and legal research and analysis.
    • Handles miscellaneous calendar duties such as arraignment calendars, initial appearance calendars and interpreter calendars.
    What we offer our employees:
    • Work-Life Balance: We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. 
    • Plan For Your Future: As a member of our team, you will enjoy great employee benefits, including a retirement plan, pre-tax savings accounts, as well as comprehensive health care and dental/vision care for you and your family.  Please visit Benefits 2022 Thurston County Employee Benefit Plans website for more information.  
    • Paid Leave: Full-time regular employees earn a minimum of 12 paid vacation days per year in addition to 11 paid holidays
    • Robust Training Program: Employees are encouraged to attend County paid training to help them further their career, learn new skill sets, and stay on top of emerging trends in our industry.  We also encourage our staff to participate in professional organizations and attend conferences.  
    • Flexible Work Schedules:  Some of the options that employees may take advantage of include alternative or compressed schedules and/or remote working.
    • Deferred Compensation: The County offers 3 voluntary deferred compensation plans for employees who would like to set aside additional deferred tax dollars into a retirement savings plan. 
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA): Employees can take advantage of Section 125 flexible spending accounts for out-of-pocket health care and daycare expenses with pre-tax dollars.
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness:  This is a federal program which allows full-time public service employees who have made 120 qualifying payments for certain loans, to get their student loans repaid.  Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
     
    Why you’ll love it here:
    Thurston County is located between Seattle and Portland in Western Washington’s South Puget Sound Region. Perched in between the mountains and the ocean, the area boasts the perfect blend of year-round outdoor activities including boating, hiking, skiing, and more. The region is also home to the state capitol city of Olympia, known for its many restaurants, microbreweries, coffee shops, farmer’s markets, kids’ activities, history, and art events. Discover more about life in Thurston County at experienceolympia.com. Qualifications
    • Graduation from an ABA accredited school of law and must be a member of the Washington State Bar Association 
    • Knowledge of all criminal rules of Washington State, techniques of interviewing and preparation and defense of all variety of criminal cases, with emphasis on felonies.
    • Knowledge of RCW 13.34, good communication with parents, legal custodians and guardians.
    • Ability to perform legal research; analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence, and precedents to legal problems.
    • Present law, facts, evidence and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form.
    • Work harmoniously and maintain good public relations.
    AND
    • Defense Attorney 2 - Two years of practice as an attorney with criminal trial experience or its equivalent.
    • Defense Attorney 3 - Ten years of practice as an attorney with a minimum of three years trial experience in the trial of criminal cases.
    Other Position Related Information

    Questions about this position?
    For more information about this position, please contact Mia Pagnotta, (360) 786-5868.

    This position is:
    - NOT represented by a Union
    - NOT eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
    - Eligible for benefits

    Items required for consideration:
    - Application
    - Letter of Interest
    - Resume
    - Supplemental Questionnaire (Question 1 and 2)
    - Applicant Disclosure Form (Pursuant to RCW Section 43.43.830) (Questions 4-8)


  • 10/27/2022 8:44 PM | Anonymous

    Multiple Locations: Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, USA • Redwood City, CA, USA • Austin, TX, USA • Seattle, WA, USA

    Remote Work Option:Yes

    Requisition Number:176156

    Date Opened:2022-10-13

    Electronic Arts is the leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need creative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

    Compensation and Benefits Attorney

    Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in interactive entertainment. We develop and deliver games, content and online services across platforms. We have a broad portfolio of brands that span the most popular genres.

    We exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow our employees to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.

    We are looking for a Compensation and Benefits Attorney to provide primary support on a wide range of compensation and employee benefits matters. You will report to EA's Vice President, Legal Affairs. We are flexible as to which EA office you work from on a hybrid basis and we will consider fully remote for the right candidate.

    Join us in driving the next revolution in games.

    Responsibilities

    • You will advise on executive and broad-based compensation plans and programs and assist with the preparation of Compensation Committee materials and related corporate governance matters.
    • You will partner closely with internal stakeholders on short- and long-term incentive plans, periodic SEC executive compensation disclosures, annual Compensation Discussion & Analysis, Say-on-Pay, stockholder proposals, and other proxy disclosures.
    • You will provide legal support for equity compensation plans and programs and the stock administration team, including oversight of international stock plan compliance matters.
    • You will partner with the People Experience team on the legal requirements for employee benefit plans and programs (including 401(k), health and welfare, deferred compensation, leave of absence, severance, and other benefits).
    • You will provide legal support for the global benefits team, including review of plan documents, summary plan descriptions, and employee communications, and assist with routine and ad hoc reporting.
    • You will advise on compensation and benefits matters for M&A transactions.

    Qualifications

    • Practicing attorney with 5+ years' experience in Compensation and Benefits law in a law firm and/or in-house legal department.
    • Knowledge of and experience with ERISA, HIPAA, federal tax and securities laws, including IRC, '33 and '34 Acts, Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank is required, and general familiarity with applicable foreign laws related to employee stock plans is preferable.
    • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters.
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication and presentation skills.
    • Team player with the ability to collaborate with internal legal colleagues, outside legal advisors, and business partners.
    • Hard working, high integrity, excellent judgment, well organized and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure; flexible and willing to work extended hours when needed.
    • J.D. and State Bar membership required.

    We love to celebrate our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match, of course, free video games and more!

    About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

    https://ea.gr8people.com/jobs/176156/compensation-and-benefits-attorney


  • 10/27/2022 8:40 PM | Anonymous

    The Spokane County Bar Association (SCBA) and Spokane County Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program(SCBVLP) seek an inspirational and community-minded leader to serve as the Executive Director for both organizations. As a professional membership organization, the SCBA seeks to enhance the integrity and competence of the legal community and to pursue greater access to justice for all county residents. Its companion organization, the SCBVLP, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that recruits volunteer attorneys to provide legal services to low-income residents of the Inland Northwest. The Executive Director will lead and manage both organizations.

    We are looking for a proven leader who is just as comfortable networking with judges and elected officials as s/he is greeting potential clients at low-income legal clinics. The wide range of responsibilities of this position means that the successful candidate can have an immediate and direct impact on the ideal position for someone with a legal background who wants to drive measurable and meaningful progress toward more equitable access to justice for all people in need of legal advice and representation.

    Essential Responsibilities:

    Membership Support and Development

    - Develop strategies for membership recruitment, engagement, and retention; continually and proactively seek information to understand membership expectations and needs using a varietyof methods.

    - Set specific and measurable goals for membership; prepare, evaluate, and adjust strategy and budgets, as needed, to meet them.

    - Manage and promote value-added member benefits, programs, and services; monitor trends and best practices in the industry to propose new ideas to the Board.

    - Lead the planning and execution of various membership events, including the Holiday Party, the Professionalism Dinner, monthly luncheons and socials, and other events.

    - Produce valuable member communications (including Calendar Call newsletter); ensure that membership polls and Judicial Evaluations are completed professionally and transparently.

    - Respond effectively and thoroughly to membership concerns; engage the Board timely regarding complaints and resolutions.

    Community, Partner, and Constituent Relations

    - Implement public relations, social media content, and outreach strategies that promote the important work of SCBA and SCBVLP, including brand development, collateral materials, advertising, press releases, and participating in interviews.

    - Supervise and support the SCBVLP Coordinator with fundraising and marketing.

    - Proactively build trust-based relationships with the legal community at large, community leaders, legislators and policymakers, partner agencies, volunteers, and other key stakeholders.

    - Cultivate a deep understanding of issues and trends facing the legal industry and those individuals requiring legal assistance, particularly low-income and other marginalized communities; research and ask questions to explore issues, needs, and goals of community partners, volunteers, service providers, and clients.

    - Build partnerships with individuals from many different backgrounds, demonstrating sensitivity to others’ needs, showing empathy, promoting growth, and offering support.

    - Consistently work to combat systemic racism and the effects of harmful institutional practices on historically marginalized communities; champion diversity and inclusion within the SCBA and SCBVLP and support the work of the Systemic Racism Task Force.

    Operational Excellence

    - Provide operational leadership and management of the SCBA and SCBVLP; evaluate performance, compare results, and track relevant data to improve programs and initiatives.

    - Oversee implementation of SCBA and SCBVLP bylaws, policies, resolutions, and strategic plans.

    - Establish and manage compliant and effective human resources in order to attract, develop, and retain talented individuals; nurture a work environment where employees can realize their full potential. This includes hiring, coaching, evaluating, discipline/terminations, training, professional development, and setting compensation within budgetary parameters.

    - Develop, monitor, and enhance operational workflows and administrative policies, processes, and systems to achieve desired outcomes and goals. Use best practices related to:

    o Records retention (physical and electronic)

    o Maximizing the use of available technology to support operational efficiencies

    o Keeping required licenses, registrations, and reports current and complete

    o Managing and protecting the organizations’ intellectual property

    o Payroll management and oversight

    - Create and execute processes related to the financial integrity of the SCBA and SCBVLP, including maintaining all contracts, bank accounts, insurance policies, grants, capital purchases, and leases; ensure accurate tax returns are timely filed.

    Board of Trustee Effectiveness

    - Attend and participate in monthly and special meetings of the Board of Trustees; communicate timely, accurate information to the Board in order to promote efficient meetings and informed decisions. This includes, among other things:

    o Annual budget approval and monthly fiscal reports

    o Strategic and operational outcomes, including membership turnover/retention, staff turnover/retention, barriers to achieving strategic and/or operational goals

    - Assist the Board in developing and refreshing a long-term strategic plan; ensure that the strategic plan has specific, measurable goals that are regularly reported to the Board.

    - Collaborate with Board to support Officer and Trustee recruitment, conduct elections, and  engage in ongoing orientation and development.

    Position Qualifications:

    Required Education/Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree.
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the legal field.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation/public speaking.
    • Outstanding community engagement skills with demonstrated experience in building strong partnerships and networks.
    • Ability to multitask and successfully manage competing priorities.
    • Mission-driven mindset with an aptitude for teambuilding and collaboration.
    • Technology-savvy, including use of Microsoft Office applications.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Juris doctor highly preferred.
    • Experience supervising and mentoring staff.
    • Experience creating and managing an operational budget.
    • Experience seeking grant funding, writing applications, and managing program performance.
    • Nonprofit leadership experience.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion;

    Certified Diversity Executive or Certified Diversity Professional designation a plus.

    Physical Abilities:

    Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to:

    • Sit for prolonged periods of time;
    • Stand, walk and climb stairs;
    • Operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination

    including use of a computer keyboard;

    • Utilize advanced verbal and written communication to exchange information;
    • Clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses and differentiate between colors;
    • Occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist.

    Work Environment:

    While performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job, the employee is exposed to an office environment whose conditions and noise levels are atypical. Currently, the office location is a small, semi-private partitioned space. The din of office noise is fairly constant. The ability to multi-task in this very fast-paced environment is an integral part of this position.

    Compensation:

    Comprehensive benefits package, including medical insurance, parking reimbursement, and retirement contribution. Salary range: $72,000 - $95,000 DOE.

    To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to MWardrop@spokanebar.org. Application review begins immediately.


  • 10/27/2022 8:37 PM | Anonymous

    THE OPPORTUNITY


    Summit Law Group is looking to add two litigation partners to its nationally ranked litigation group.  The ideal candidates have 3 or more years of experience with complex commercial litigation, with substantial experience brief writing and managing discovery and at least some courtroom experience.  No portable book of business is required.


    Summit prides itself on thinking outside the box, both in developing creative litigation strategies for our sophisticated customers and with our approach to the law firm model.  We do things deliberately, and we do not believe in busy work either when working up a case or managing our firm. 


    Our litigation case teams are lean and collaborative.  We practice regularly in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration forums, with the practice group dependably taking a number of cases to trial every year.  Our practice focuses on sophisticated commercial litigation, including disputes involving securities, business torts, complex contracts, intellectual property, real estate, free speech, healthcare, and environmental issues.  Each lawyer is heavily involved in all of their cases, from the big-picture strategic decisions down to the details of discovery.  


    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Member of the Washington State Bar Association (or the bar association of another state and able to obtain Washington State Bar Association membership within a reasonable period of time). 

    • Washington resident or plan to relocate to Washington, preferably the Seattle area.

    • Significant brief writing experience before state and federal trial and appellate courts.

    • Experience managing discovery strategy, including developing an overall plan, drafting discovery requests, responses, and objections.

    • Experience on trial teams and arguing motions to a court.

    • Comfortable being a primary point of contact for clients.

    • Excellent academic credentials.

    • Federal or state clerkship experience preferred.

    • Self-motivated and assertive with excellent time management skills.



    ABOUT SUMMIT


    Joining Summit means becoming part of an egalitarian team of collaborative and dedicated attorneys who are focused on customer service and respect the diverse talents and perspectives of their team members.  Our mission is to think creatively, to proactively formulate and pursue the most effective, efficient solutions to our clients’ legal needs with small, dedicated teams.  Everyone at Summit Law Group is a legal professional who shares in the firm’s success, and our attorneys are equity owners of our business. We have eliminated the inefficiencies inherent in traditional law firms—such as hidden charges, rigid cost structures, and leveraged hierarchy—to focus exclusively on our clients Our innovative model has been proven by a long, successful track record that covers a broad variety of complex legal issues.  As a litigator, you will benefit from the environment of a litigation boutique augmented by the valuable insights and skills of Summit’s other complementary practice groups.


    Summit is consistently recognized as a top law firm, both at the regional and national level, and has been consistently ranked by US News & World Report–Best Lawyers and Chambers USA.  Summit was also named Washington Firm of the Year at the 2021 & 2022 Benchmark Litigation US Awards and has also been recognized as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces for 2021 & 2022 by the Puget Sound Business Journal. We are especially proud that in its 2022 Diversity Snapshot, Law360 recognized Summit as being among the leading law firms across the nation for diversity.  Additionally, we received Mansfield Rule Plus Certification earlier this year for our diversity in leadership efforts. 


    If you are interested in joining the Summit team, please submit your resume and cover letter to via our application portal by clicking here.



  • 09/28/2022 4:33 PM | Anonymous

    About the Attorney position 

    We are seeking a business attorney with a minimum of 2+ years of experience counseling business organizations on transactional legal issues such as formation, contract review, IP, or employment. The position will primarily involve providing these legal services to small businesses, and occasionally providing such services to nonprofits. Our ideal candidate is community-minded, committed to racial equity and self-reflection, and shares experiences similar to the communities we serve.  Candidates can apply by emailing their resume to jobs@communities-rise.org with 2-3 paragraphs in the body of the email telling us why they are interested in joining our team. More information is available hereThe priority deadline is now October 7, 2022. 


     About Communities Rise 

     Our mission is to support movements to build power in communities impacted by systemic oppression. We provide capacity building and legal services for community organizations and low-income small business owners. Before we merged and became Communities Rise in 2019, we were two organizations Wayfind and the Nonprofit Assistance Center (NAC), with long histories of supporting community organizations. Wayfind provided legal services while NAC focused on capacity building. More information can be found on our website  


    Here are the most important links to share

    1. Attorney position 

    2. Communities Rise 



  • 09/28/2022 4:10 PM | Anonymous

    Focal PLLC, a nine-attorney firm based in Seattle -- with a focus on technology, media, and internet law -- is seeking an experienced litigation attorney to support our dispute and litigation practice.

    We are looking for someone with at least 2-4 years of experience.

    While we are fully remote, we are looking for someone based in Washington or Oregon (who is admitted to either bar) and who can travel on the rare occasion when a court appearance or other in-person meeting may be required.

    We handle a range of dispute and litigation matters, including commercial disputes, data scraping/aggregation matters, brand protection matters, platform liability, copyright and trademark disputes (including in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board), corporate divorces, cannabis disputes, and arbitrations.

    Our lawyers typically bill between 800-1200 hours per year (as opposed to the typical 1700+ that is required at most firms).

    • Experience with trademark and copyright disputes, including issuing and responding to takedowns online, is a plus, but not required.

    • Strong writing and editing skills are key.

    • Experience in both federal and state courts is preferred but not required.

    • We work in a distributed environment so you need to be comfortable working in this setting and maintaining excellent communications with team members (e.g., using Google docs, Slack, and receiving projects via email, conference calls, etc.).

    • Proficiency in using online tools and basic technology competence (e.g., converting documents from Google docs to Word, redacting and Bates numbering PDFs, formatting pleadings, etc.) is important. We have support staff, but our lawyers should be able to take care of the basics in this regard, if necessary. In a pinch, you should be able to format and file your own documents.

    • We place a high premium on diversity. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

    • Introverts are encouraged to apply. • We’re looking for someone to learn and to build their skills with us. We often work on novel and interesting legal issues and are looking for someone who thrives on tackling those in a collaborative manner. We are proud that Focal fosters a collaborative work environment with legal professionals who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

    Full-Time Litigation Attorney FT Litigation Attorney 

    Salary range: Compensation will depend on hours, as Focal pays a fixed salary along with hourly-based payments (based on hours worked for the month). The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $120,000 (assuming 1000 hours billed).

    Benefits: We provide our employees with health insurance, pay your bar dues, an opportunity to participate in our individual retirement plan (with matching up to a certain amount), and flexible PTO.

    If interested, email (1) a resume (2) cover letter; and (3) writing sample to careers@focallaw.com.

    Focal is a minority-owned business. 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. 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 handling sophisticated and interesting work.

  • 09/26/2022 5:05 PM | Anonymous

    Northwest Justice Project (NJP) has a few job openings we’d like share with the community.  Please share widely within your networks.

     

    • Our office in Wenatchee which provides coverage for the North Central area of Washington State is seeking someone to lead this incredible team of dedicated legal professionals as the Managing Attorney.    NJP’s Wenatchee office and, its satellite locations in Omak and Quincy serve Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, and Adams counties.    

     

    • Our Eviction Prevention Unit has now been in existence for one year providing Right To Counsel representation to those facing eviction.   We have vacancies in  QuincyTri-Cities, and Vancouver

     

    • NJP’s is also filling a position located in our Mount Vernon office providing services for Skagit Justice Project, a collaboration between NJP and Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (SDVSAS) in an innovative program to provide legal services and advocacy to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking throughout Skagit County.

     

    • We will be hiring an attorney in Yakima or Wenatchee for our COVID Consequence Legal Project.  This project is a team of two attorneys and two outreach workers focused on engaging with and responding to the civil legal needs of Latinx and Native Americans who have been affected by hospitalizations and deaths arising out of the COVID pandemic. 

     

    If you would like to learn more about any of these positions or other openings at NJP, you may find all our opportunities  here.


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