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  • 01/07/2024 4:39 PM | Anonymous

    Judge J. Michael (“Mike”) Díaz, of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, is seeking to hire a term  law clerk to start in August 2025. The term will end in August 15, 2026. Judge Diaz will begin accepting  applications on June 3, 2024 and will consider applications beginning on June 17, 2024, until the position  is filled. Interviews will be conducted, if possible, the week of July 1, with hiring offer(s) to be made in  early July.  

    The Court of Appeals handles appeals from Washington courts of general jurisdiction in all areas of law,  including criminal, civil, and domestic matters. Judge Díaz seeks applicants with varied personal and  professional backgrounds, who are interested in rigorous legal research and precise legal writing, in a  collaborative and collegial environment. Candidates must be law school graduates or have completed the  APR 6 law clerk program (or equivalent). Practicing attorneys are encouraged to apply. The law clerk  salary is subject to state law and law clerks also receive state employee benefits. 

    On or after June 3, 2023, please submit application materials electronically to Angela Ver Hoeve, at, subject line “Application for Clerkship - Judge Diaz – 2025-2027 TERM.” Applications should include the following: a letter of interest; a current resume; a writing sample  (up to 12 pages); and three professional references or letters of recommendation.

  • 01/07/2024 4:36 PM | Anonymous

    Under general direction, the Senior Legal Counsel provides professional senior level legal counsel to the Agency on a variety of highly complex legal matters, focusing primarily on labor and employment issues, but also including municipal law and other legal matters pertaining to Sound Transit; has independent decision making responsibility for assigned legal matters; negotiates, drafts and approves agreements; comments on proposed legislation; prepares or reviews legal documents; represents the Agency in litigation; and provides specific and strategic legal advice directly to senior management and board members on significant legal matters that affect the overall Agency.  Provides support to the General Counsel on miscellaneous matters.

    All job details here:

  • 01/07/2024 4:35 PM | Anonymous

    Please find full details, including deadlines, and links to apply on NWIRP's Jobs & Internships webpage:

    Staff Attorney roles are exempt, with annual salary ranging from a minimum $78,132.50--for a beginning attorney with no experience--to a maximum of $143,504.81, depending on experience. The Valerie Zukin Memorial Fellowship offers a $15,000 stipend over the course of a summer. The NWIRP Summer 2024 Law Student internships in Tacoma and Seattle are unpaid; with the Granger and Wenatchee, WA internships eligible for an approx $6300 stipend.

    NWIRP is proud to be a unionized employer, and full-time positions are covered by NWIRP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. For FT employees, NWIRP offers a generous benefits package, including:

          Fully paid health, vision & dental plans for employee-level coverage with employer-funded HRA and HSA options

          FSA and Dependent Care accounts

          Employer contribution of 3% to 403(b) retirement plan

          Generous paid health-related leave (12 days per year)

          Generous paid vacation (16 days during your first year)

          12 weeks of paid parental leave after 6 months of employment, plus the ability to extend with State-paid leave

          14 paid Holidays with the ability to float 5 holidays

          Subsidized transit pass if based out of Seattle

          Employer-paid disability/life/AD&D coverage; Long-term care insurance

          4 weeks of paid sabbatical after every five years of employment at NWIRP

          Eligibility to earn compensatory time

          New employees may be eligible for relocation benefits, per the CBA.

  • 01/07/2024 4:33 PM | Anonymous











    December 1, 2023  

    Open until filled; interviews anticipated to occur beginning in March 2024.  

    The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington is seeking qualified candidates  from all backgrounds for the position of Career Law Clerk or Term Law Clerk for United States  District Judge Tana Lin in Seattle, Washington. Please indicate in your letter of interest if you  want to be considered for a term clerkship, career clerkship, or both. The term clerkship will  

    be for a minimum one-year term but may be extended by mutual agreement. Judge Lin  prefers term clerks willing to serve for 18 to 24 months but this is not a mandatory  requirement. The start date for this position is anticipated to be in or around October 2024.  

    All law clerks work closely with Judge Lin on civil and criminal litigation filed in District  Court. Law clerks conduct research and prepare drafts of opinions and orders. Law clerks will be involved in courtroom proceedings, help administer a judicial extern program, and  may have the opportunity to work on various long-term projects. Law Clerks are also  responsible for some administrative duties in chambers. A Career Law Clerk may take on  additional administrative responsibilities in chambers, generally assist in running chambers,  and provide oversight for term law clerks and externs. 

    Candidates must be law school graduates from an accredited law school; be organized  and work well independently; possess excellent research and writing skills; be  experienced with Word, Westlaw, Lexis, and related software; and must have a  demonstrated commitment to diversity and an inclusive work environment. Candidates  for the Term Law Clerk position must have at least one year of federal clerkship  experience or two years of litigation experience. Candidates for the Career Law Clerk  position must have at least two years prior federal judicial clerkship experience or three  years of litigation experience.  

    Judiciary Salary Plan (JSP) Grade 11 – 14, depending on experience, qualifications, and bar  membership. 

    Salary range: $76,860 to $129,451 annually, full-time  

    The U.S. District Court provides a generous benefits package, competitive salary, ORCA  transit pass and a dedication to work/life balance, including flexible schedules and  telework opportunities. All law clerks are eligible for health and life insurance benefits,  long term care options, annual and sick leave accrual, and eleven paid holidays per year. Judiciary employees are not covered by the Office of Personnel Management’s civil service  classification system or regulations. For additional information on employment with the  federal courts, please visit





    Qualified applicants should submit the following: 

    A letter of interest (Cover Letter) 

    A current resume 

    A response to the Statement of Qualifications, below 

    A minimum of three professional references. Applicants with prior clerkship  experience should include contact information for all judges for whom the applicant  has clerked. 

    A writing sample that is five to ten pages in length 

    Applications submitted via e-mail and/or OSCAR are preferred. Attachments must be  submitted as Microsoft Word (DOC) or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files. Other formats are not  acceptable. Applications will only be considered complete when the required attachments,  with the required information in the appropriate format, are received. Incomplete  applications may not be considered in the recruitment process. 

    Any application materials not submitted through OSCAR may be submitted via e-mail to: 

    or mailed to:  

    The Honorable Tana Lin 

    U.S. District Court 

    700 Stewart Street, Suite 13229 

    Seattle, WA 98101  

    The Statement of Qualifications must address the following and be 12-point font, single spaced, minimum one-inch margins, and no more than three pages.  

    1. Judge Lin has a strong commitment to fostering the development of lawyers who  contribute to the diversity (broadly defined) of the legal profession. What unique  background or experience (personal and/or professional) do you have that will  contribute to the environment and work of Judge Lin’s chambers? 

    2. Provide an example of a public service or volunteer experience you have engaged in,  why you chose to pursue it, and how it has shaped the lawyer you are today. 3. Explain why you think who you will be compatible with Judge Lin as a person and as  a judge. Please use publicly available information to respond to this question.  4. For applicants for the Career Law Clerk position: Why do you want to be a career law  clerk? 

    Only qualified applicants will be considered for this position. Applicants must be United  States citizens or eligible to work in the United States. Employees of the United States  District Court are considered “at will” employees. Applicants selected for interviews must  travel (for in-person interviews) or connect via Zoom (for remote interviews) at their own  expense. 

    The United States District Court requires employees to follow a code of conduct which is  available upon request. Reference checks with current and former employers will be  conducted on top candidates. A background investigation with law enforcement agencies,  including fingerprint and criminal record checks, will be conducted as a condition of  employment. Any applicant selected for a position will be hired provisionally pending  successful completion of the investigation. Unsatisfactory results may result in termination  of employment. 

    The Federal Financial Management Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages.

    The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington is an Equal  Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and seek a  diverse pool of applicants in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity and  expression, sexual orientation, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, disability, religion,  and socio-economic circumstance. 

    The Court provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a  reasonable accommodation, please notify human resources. The decision on granting  reasonable accommodations will be made on a case by case basis. 

    The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw  the announcement, or to fill the position sooner than the closing date, any of which may  occur without prior written or other notice. If a position becomes vacant in a similar  classification, within a reasonable time from the original announcement, the court may  select a candidate from the applicants who responded to the original announcement without  posting the position. More than one position may be filled from this announcement.

    The United States District Court is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace.

  • 01/07/2024 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a Trial Associate with three to five years of experience to join our Seattle office. The associate will have the opportunity to work in all phases of litigation, from pleading through trial and appeal. Cases will cover a wide range of industries. The position would involve significant responsibility over pending cases, in-court experience, and motion-drafting and meaningful roles in evidentiary hearings and trials. Specifically, the associate will handle the following types of tasks for complex litigation matters:
    - discovery
    - oral advocacy
    - brief writing
    - depositions
    - research
    - trial preparation 
    - trial 

    Required qualifications include:

    - A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school
    - Three to five years of general commercial litigation experience (state and federal)
    - Washington bar admission, or the ability to be admitted to the Washington bar
    - Excellent research and writing skills
    - Strong communication skills
    - Top academic credentials


    Preferred qualifications include:

    - Financial services/securities litigation experience

    - Trusts & Estates/fiduciary litigation experience


    For Seattle applicants only, the salary range for this position is $205,000 - $260,000. Pay is determined based on depth of experience in the practice area. The individual hired for this position may have the option of electing a lower billable-hours track with a proportional reduction in salary. Associates are eligible to participate in Dorsey’s associate bonus program, subject to the program’s conditions and restrictions.


    Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Our benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance; domestic partner benefits (for same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners); Dorsey & Whitney 401(K) Retirement and Savings Plan; 15 weeks of paid parental leave, plus an additional 6-8 weeks of paid short-term disability for lawyers who give birth; adoption assistance; back-up child care program; education and college advising programs; well-being programs and activities; a 24/7 employee assistance program with confidential counseling; and more!


    Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community.


    You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.


    Dorsey participates in E-Verify.


    About Dorsey

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

    Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success:

    - Banking and Financial Institutions

    - Development and Infrastructure

    - Energy & Natural Resources

    - Food, Beverage & Agribusiness

    - Healthcare

    - Technology


    Among Dorsey’s many distinguished alumni are U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser, Minnesota’s first woman judge Betty Washburn, former U.S. Vice President and Ambassador to Japan Walter Mondale, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, former Corporation Counsel of the City of New York Zachary Carter, and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work.


    One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:

    - Mansfield Certification Plus (Diversity Lab)

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

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

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


    How to Apply
    Dorsey accepts online applications at We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Dorsey is committed to providing disability and religious-based reasonable accommodations, as well as pregnancy or lactation-related reasonable accommodations. If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and hiring process, or if you have questions about a workplace reasonable accommodation, please contact us at 612-492-5033.

  • 01/07/2024 12:45 PM | Anonymous

    In State v. Blake (2021) the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that the state's former drug possession law was unconstitutional.  As a result, thousands of persons in Washington state may be eligible to have their convictions vacated, and/or may be eligible for resentencing.  The Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD) Blake Defense Team has funds available to contract with attorneys to represent indigent persons who may be eligible for relief from unconstitutional convictions per State v. Blake.  OPD is requesting applications for attorney representation in Cowlitz, Grant, Jefferson, and Kitsap Counties.  The brief, easy-to-complete application (RFQ) is available at his link: Employment and Contracting Opportunities | Office of Public Defense (


  • 11/18/2023 8:05 PM | Anonymous

    Multiple positions are open.  Here is a link to their career page:

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  • 11/18/2023 8:03 PM | Anonymous

    Grays Harbor County Department of Public Defense is seeking to add a full-time defense dedicated attorney. The Department of Public Defense is making strides to transform the defense culture and increase defender diversity. The court and legal climate are changing. This position will fit most levels of experience.


    This full time County employee will represent indigent clients in the courts of Grays Harbor County in all phases of criminal proceedings, including first appearance, arraignment, pretrial hearings, trial preparation and investigation, plea negotiations, trial, and sentencing.


    The position requires minimal experience and provides opportunities for trial training

    and advancement possibilities.


    Full Job Description and Application link:



    Why work or live in Grays Harbor County.

    • Living in Grays Harbor County provides a rural northwest environment.  The County boarders the Pacific Ocean with more than 50 miles of beaches, with 7 rivers to fish, there are numerous outdoors activities, limited road traffic, and only a short drive to Olympia or Portland.


    Live Here - Greater Grays Harbor

  • 11/09/2023 9:57 AM | Anonymous

    AB v. DSHS (TRUEBLOOD) Legal Fellow, Full-Time and Exempt Employee, Reports to the Director of Treatment Facilities Program

    Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks a full-time Legal Fellow to work on the AB v. DSHS (Trueblood) lawsuit. This fellowship is limited to a 24-month term, with the potential for additional employment if DRW determines that additional funding is secured or available. You can view our Employment page here to see other open positions at DRW.

    DRW understands the importance and contribution of candidates with lived experience. People with disabilities, African American, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and those from other oppressed groups and all protected classes are strongly encouraged to apply. Given the class members in Trueblood are people with significant mental illness held in jails and psychiatric hospitals, attorneys with mental health conditions who have lived experience with these systems would be especially well-suited for this fellowship.

    Candidates must be dedicated to participating in DRW’s daily attempts to apply Disability Justice and race equity principles to our work. Information about Disability Justice can be found here: DRW is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and expects employees to participate in DEI-related work and trainings. Information about DRW and DEI can be found here:

    This position will be based in either our Seattle or Spokane office. There is the option to work remotely at least part of each week. The fellow must reside in Washington within six weeks of starting the position.

    Here is the link for all the information: 

  • 11/01/2023 11:59 AM | Anonymous

    Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S. (“CH&”) is a full-service law firm in Seattle that advises our diverse client base in multiple practice areas, including land use, real estate, construction, business, corporate finance, litigation, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights.

    Our hallmark culture hinges upon respect, collegiality, and genuine care which extends to all CH& employees, as well as to our clients and their teams. 

    We are currently seeking an associate with two to five years of experience in Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights to join our Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Team. Our ideal candidate is a team player willing to take ownership of client cases/files, including direct contact with clients and staff to make for a seamless transition for our clients through their cases. All work is performed in an office environment or courtroom. This position requires research, drafting of court briefs and other documents, strategizing with team members and clients, advising clients, and appearing on behalf of clients in court.

    Clients include national and regional banks, community banks, state and federal court receivers, special servicers, bridge lenders, borrowers, companies, and purchasers of distressed businesses. Successful candidates will assist the Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights Team in:

    Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

     Providing legal advice and guidance to clients.

     Appearances before federal bankruptcy court judges in commercial bankruptcies (primarily Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 matters), and state court including but not limited to receivership proceedings as well as other commercial litigation matters related to judgment collection, liens, or voidable transfer litigation.

     Drafting and/or supervising the drafting of memorandum, loan documents, court briefs, and other bankruptcy and receivership pleadings.

     Participate in bankruptcy preparation and reporting requirements throughout the end-to-end lifecycle of case administration (filing preparation, bankruptcyreporting, claims support, and plan support).

     Understanding of financial statements, valuation techniques, and bankruptcy and receivership codes and statutes.

     Participating in state and federal receivership cases (whether moving for a

    receiver for our secured lender clients or representing our receiver clients in

    liquidating businesses or properties in other cases).

     Creditors’ rights litigation including actions on guarantees, lender liability claims, and voidable transfer and preference actions.

     Ability to maintain attention to detail and produce high-quality work.

     Ability to work in a high-demand, fast-paced environment and meet short


     Professional interaction with others in person, in virtual meetings, and through email and phone.

     Must be able to spend long periods of time in a stationary position working at a computer workstation (sit/stand desk is available).

    Secondary Functions:

     Attend Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group and other meetings and firm

    events, as required.

     Participate in and represent the firm in business development activities and

    initiatives, including local, regional and national insolvency conferences.

     Initiate and respond to phone calls, emails, etc.

     Other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

     Supervise the work of legal assistants, and possibly paralegals.

    Education and/or Experience:

     Undergraduate and JD degrees from accredited academic institutions.

     Current WSBA membership.

     Licensed to practice law in the state and admitted to the Bankruptcy Court.

     Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

     Excellent legal writing and oral communication skills

     Excellent interpersonal skills.

     Effective delegation and training skills.

     Excellent critical thinking and listening skills.

     Be responsive to needs of case, client and team.

     Able to collaborate as part of a team, but also work independently.

    Our firm is committed to racial equality and social justice and our Racial Equality & Social Justice Plan invites all attorneys and staff to engage, take action, and continue to broaden diversity and awareness in our communities. The CH& Diversity Team was started in 2004 and drives the firm’s initiatives and action. For more information, go to

    Diversity | Cairncross & Hempelmann .

    Compensation range: $150,000 – $200,000 annually. Benefits include but not limited to:

    Medical and Vision insurance, Voluntary Dental insurance, Health Reimbursement

    Account Plan, Cafeteria Plan, Life / AD&D insurance, Long-term Disability insurance,

    Whole life with Long-term care rider, Retirement Plan 401(k), Vacation, Sick/Safe

    Leave, and Orca Pass/parking subsidy.

    Send Resume, Writing Sample, and Transcripts to .