Job Listings


  • 07/30/2022 6:33 PM | Anonymous

    The AGO is committed to providing excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and to protecting the rights of its people.  It is essential to our mission to create and maintain an office that is diverse, respectful, inclusive and composed of the best legal talent available. If you share our vision and have a desire to do important work that makes a difference for our community, then we invite you to consider applying for the following opportunities.

     

    For information about the AGO, visit www.atg.wa.gov. Click on the links above to access full position descriptions and qualifications for each of these opportunities, visit the state's centralized recruitment site at www.careers.wa.gov. We encourage registration to our attorney e-mail subscription service.

     

    AAG – Public Lands & Conservation Division, Olympia (DL: 7/17/22)  Closing soon!

    AAG – Agriculture & Health Division, Tumwater (DL: 7/25/22)  New!

    AAG – Social & Health Services Division, Mental Health Section, Tumwater (DL: 7/26/22)  New!

    AAG – Education Division, Olympia (DL: 7/26/22)  New!

    Team Lead – Administration Division, Electronic Discovery Team (DL: 7/27/22) New!

    AAG – Children, Youth, and Families Division, Program Advice & Litigation Section (DL: 7/27/22)  New!

    Section Chief – Public Lands & Conservation Division, Olympia (DL: 7/27/22) New!

    DSG – Solicitor General’s Office, Olympia/Seattle (DL: 8/7/22)  New!

    AAG – 2022 Honors Program (DL: 8/7/22)

    AAG – Criminal Justice Division, Sexually Violent Predator Unit, Seattle (Open continuous) 

    AAG – Tacoma Division’s Torts Section (Open continuous) 

    AAG – Regional Services Division, Yakima (Open continuous)

    AAG – Transportation & Public Construction Division, Olympia (Open continuous)

    AAG – Tacoma Division’s Social & Health Services Section (Open continuous)

    Special Counsel (AAG) – Antitrust Division, Seattle (Open continuous) 

     

    Law Clerk Opportunity

    2022 Fall Law Clerk Recruitment Program (DL: 9/6/22)

     


  • 07/30/2022 6:32 PM | Anonymous

    Judge J. Michael (“Mike”) Diaz of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, is seeking to hire immediately two term law clerks, both of whom would be asked to start on September 19, 2022. The term of one clerk will end on or about August 15, 2023, and the other on or about August 15, 2024. This announcement will remain open until filled, with priority given to applications received by August 8, 2022. Interviews will be conducted, if possible, the weeks of August 15 and 22, 2022, with hiring offers to be made by August 29, 2022.  

    Judge Diaz is also seeking to hire a law clerk who would be asked to start on August 16, 2023 and whose term would end on or about August 15, 2025. Judge Diaz is now accepting applications for this position and applications must be received by September 30, 2022.

    The Court of Appeals handles appeals from Washington courts of general jurisdiction in all areas of law, including criminal, civil, and domestic matters. Judge Diaz 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 current salary for law clerks working in King County is $75,448. Law clerks also receive state employee benefits.

     Please submit application materials electronically to Liz Jackson, at liz.jackson@courts.wa.gov, subject line “Application for Clerkship - Judge Diaz - ___ 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.


  • 07/30/2022 5:48 PM | Anonymous

    LAW Advocates Job Announcement  

    Programs Manager  

    LAW Advocates, a Bellingham, Washington-based legal-aid non-profit, seeks a full-time  Programs Manager to lead its client-service work. Since 1987, LAW Advocates has provided free  civil legal assistance to low-income Whatcom County residents by connecting them with attorney  and community volunteers and LAW Advocates staff.  

    Hours: 40 hours per week, 9-5 M-F with occasional evening or weekend events. Wage: $28.85 per hour (approx. $60,000 annually)  

    Benefits: 100 percent paid employee health insurance premium; vacation; sick leave  Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible  

    Reports to: Executive Director 

    LAW Advocates is organizationally committed to advancing racial equity and to incorporating  equity and inclusion in its community engagement, program delivery, internal systems and work  environment. We encourage applications from individuals who are members of traditionally  under-represented or under-served communities, and those who have worked with such  communities. We welcome candidates with personal backgrounds reflecting diversity in race,  ethnicity, sexual identification and orientation, age, family status, education, economic history, job  experience etc.  

    The Programs Manager is a key position at LAW Advocates, responsible for managing the delivery  of civil legal services, including client communications, volunteer coordination, grant reporting,  evaluation of services, working with community partners, identifying program modifications,  participating in state-wide groups and management of confidential case files – with a focus on  equity and inclusion in the delivery of services.  

    To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to  Michael Heatherly, Executive Director, at resumes@lawadvocates.org. Use “Programs Manager”  as the email subject. Please do not submit written materials or make inquiries by phone.  



  • 06/22/2022 11:21 AM | Anonymous

    Snohomish County District Court is recruiting for Division Supervisor at the Cascade location and for Legal Process Assistant II positions in all locations. Please feel free to share the links and information within your organization.

     

    Division Supervisor – Cascade

     

    Legal Process Assistant II


  • 06/22/2022 11:20 AM | Anonymous

    RFQ22015 Attorney Representation for Indigent Parents in Dependency and Termination Cases [Whatcom County]

    The Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD) Parents Representation Program (PRP) currently provides state funded attorney representation and case support services to indigent parents, custodians and legal guardians involved in child dependency and termination of parental rights proceedings in Washington counties. OPD is requesting applications for attorney representation in Whatcom County.

    For more details, view RFQ22015 (wa.gov)


  • 06/06/2022 5:03 PM | Anonymous

    Seeking a problem solver and team player for a small family law firm based in Tacoma. Find work-life balance, advance your career as an attorney, and sharpen your litigation skills under the mentorship of our founding attorney, who has over a decade of experience and employs a limited licensed legal technician, associate attorney, paralegals, and additional administrative staff.  

    Responsibilities include (and are not limited to):  

    • Provide legal support to founding attorney including covering hearings as necessary  
    • Maintain a full case load of 30-40 clients  
    • Achieve your monthly billable hours requirement  
    • Conduct 3-5 half hour free legal consultations per week with prospective clients  
    • Manage case scheduling and deadlines including scheduling and tracking client appointments, discovery, court dates, etc  
    • Check firm calendar to ensure all hearings are properly noted  
    • Draft pleadings, proposed orders, settlement offers  
    • Draft correspondence to clients and opposing counsel  

    Requirements  

    We are looking for an attorney with a minimum of three years of practice. We will consider a recent law school graduate with a bar license, practical clinical or law office experience, and a demonstrated strong work ethic. (However, recent grads will not be able to work fully remotely until after a successful probation period of three months.)  

    The successful candidate will be a self-starter and problem solver capable of producing high quality document drafts with limited supervision, proactively checking in with our founding attorney, and delivering an outstanding client experience to include prompt follow up regarding client concerns, timely court filings and proactive case management, and thorough and careful legal counsel. Our successful candidate will also have solid references and work history and will be prepared to promptly acknowledge tasks and assignments, provide regular feedback to our firm founder, and keep her updated regarding developments on cases until they have demonstrated the ability to independently manage their case load.  

    Our firm founder warmly welcomes informal short case meetings throughout the day, and loves teaching and mentoring attorneys. You do not need to be an expert in family law, just prepared to work hard and deliver high quality legal services on time with excellent communication within our office and with clients. Your first 90 days of employment consist of a probationary period, with hourly requirements evaluated weekly, and immediate dismissal if hourly requirements and performance standards are not met each week.  

    Although we have high performance standards, our monthly billable hours requirements are among the lowest you will find at a family law firm, and after your probationary period ends we offer you a 100 percent work-from-home policy (you will still have a dedicated office in our firm), health insurance (we pay half your premium), and all court holidays off, in addition to paid vacation time and sick leave as required by law. We also offer a generous bonus structure and additional opportunities for compensation in addition to your salary.  

    Why should you work for our firm? In addition to competitive salary and benefits, we offer an amazing small firm culture. Our staff are diverse, respectful, warm and friendly, and we honor and prioritize work-life balance, which you see reflected in our lower monthly hours requirements, as well as our policy that no staff member needs to use PTO if they are out of the office or home office for four hours or less (just let us know you’ll be stepping out for a bit). Even though we are a small firm, the quality of our technology and our tech support is second to none. You can expect rapid assistance and resolution to any and all tech challenges, and simple and easy-to-use software and platforms that keep our team on the same page in real time. We have a full-time client support specialist who ensures our client’s trust accounts are funded, so you’ll never be involved in asking for replenishments. Our firm manager will work with you to supervise your paralegal and make sure you are fully supported in your legal work, and our talented paralegals and front desk team will keep your calendar and deadlines well managed.  

    All court hearings before commissioners in Pierce County (where 90 percent of our cases take place) are being held by Zoom, and we expect this to continue for the foreseeable future. On the rare occasion that you are required to personally appear, such as for a trial, you will obviously need to travel to Pierce or other nearby counties. Although your time for traveling is not billable to the client per our remote work policy, we do offer a lodging stipend of $150 nightly for employees who must travel more than 100 miles to appear in court, and mileage reimbursement.  

    Salary range: $90-110k.


  • 06/06/2022 5:02 PM | Anonymous

    CORPORATE ASSOCIATE

    Cairncross & Hempelmann (“CH&”) is a full-service law firm in Seattle that advises our diverse client base in business, land use, real estate, litigation, and 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 looking for an associate to join our sophisticated Business Group.  Our business attorneys bring a wealth of experience and deep relationships with some of the Puget Sound region’s most innovative companies and individuals.  We represent clients with respect to corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, business transactions, intellectual property & technology transactions, security & privacy, employment and tax.

    The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of relevant experience in general corporate transactions, M&A, and financing. The candidate should preferably have experience as a junior or midlevel associate with experience drafting complex transactional and commercial agreements, conducting due diligence and managing the due diligence process in M&A transactions, coordinating internal and client teams in all stages of a strategic transaction, and drafting and negotiating equity financing and convertible debt securities documents. Superior academic credentials, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and current WSBA membership (or membership in another state bar plus the ability to pursue WSBA membership) are required.  

    Attorneys and staff of different backgrounds add to the richness of our firm environment and better enable us to serve our many (and diverse) clients. We believe that through our differences we enhance the richness of our environment. As a result, we continuously seek diversity through our hiring efforts at all employee levels. We recognize that words are not enough when it comes to racial equality and social justice.  Our firm recently renewed our commitment to this important cause and implemented the CH& Racial Equality & Social Justice Plan that invites all attorneys and staff to engage, take action, and continue to broaden diversity and awareness in our communities.  The CH& Diversity Team was founded in 2004 and drives the firm’s initiatives and action. For more information, go to Diversity | Cairncross & Hempelmann

    We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, friendly people and a wonderful working environment.  Check us out at www.cairncross.com.  EOE.  Send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, references, a list of transactions you’ve worked on with a detailed description of your role in each transaction, and a writing sample (e.g., an appropriately redacted transaction document with your redlined changes and an explanation of your changes, or a document on which you were the primary author) to:

     

    Ren Lis

    Human Resources Manager

     Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.

     524 Second Avenue, Suite 500

     Seattle, WA  98104-2323

    careers@cairncross.com


  • 06/06/2022 4:58 PM | Anonymous

    Apply Here: https://stoelselfapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=15&FilterJobID=325

    Role Overview

    Stoel Rives LLP is seeking an associate with 2-4 years of experience to join its growing Technology and Intellectual Property group as a trademark and copyright prosecution associate in Portland, Salt Lake City, or Seattle. The ideal candidate will have significant experience with trademark clearance and prosecution. Experience with copyrights, trademark disputes, product regulation and labeling, or advertising compliance is a plus.

    The Skills Needed to Be Effective in This Role

    If you possess these key skills and have a desire to learn in a dynamic, growing practice environment, we encourage you to apply. 

    • Trademark searching;
    • Substantive office action responses;
    • Goods and services identifications;
    • Allegations of use and specimens of use;
    • Motivation as a self-starter with a commitment to excellence;
    • Desire to invest in your professional development and career;
    • Desire to develop client relationships
    • Attention to detail and the ability to produce high level work product;
    • Strong writing skills and academic credentials;
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a collegial team;
    • Membership in the WA State bar (preferred).

    Stoel Rives: Part of Our Team

    A broader question you may have is “How will this position enhance my legal skills and career trajectory?”  At Stoel Rives, we offer a unique lateral integration program and core competency model that is designed to promote the skills, abilities, and behaviors our lawyers should develop as they gain professional experience and make career progress at the firm. We established a New Lawyer Integration Program that has deepened our relationships and connections with our new lawyers, while providing them with the mentoring, resources, and information necessary for success.

    How You Will Live Life Well at Stoel Rives, in Addition to Focusing on Your Work 

    At Stoel Rives, you will enjoy a robust benefits package that includes a gender-neutral parental leave policy for primary and secondary caretakers, paid family medical leave, equivalent health benefits for LGBTQ employees’ spouses/partners, a generous employer health savings account contribution, telemedicine services, day care and medical expense flexible spending account, and employee assistance program. In 2017, we launched an extended leave support program for our lawyers who take family, medical, and other approved leaves. This program also aids with transitioning to and from leave.

    We are also proud participants of the ABA Well-Being Pledge, strongly believing that the health of our lawyers and well-being of our entire staff is paramount to the continued success of the firm.


    What We Are Doing to Ensure A Diverse and Inclusive Environment

    Stoel Rives places a high priority on implementing new approaches to attract and retain lawyers with different backgrounds and life experiences. Creating and sustaining partnerships with organizations that share this value is a key strategic component in this process. To that end, we have partnered with Diversity Lab to implement innovative programs to help advance Stoel Rives’ diversity and inclusion goals, including as one of five founding Move the Needle Fund firms.

     


  • 06/06/2022 4:57 PM | Anonymous

    ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

    UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

    Western District of Washington

    Seattle, Washington

    Vacancy Announcement:  22-WDWA-AUSA-08 (Civil-Sea/Tac)

     

    About the OfficeThe United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Western District of Washington is responsible for representing the federal government in nearly all litigation involving the United States in the Western District of Washington (WDWA). This includes civil lawsuits by or against a Department or agency of the United States government (both affirmative and defensive litigation), representation of government officials under certain circumstances, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The USAO has an office size of approximately 74 Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and is divided into two litigating Divisions (Criminal and Civil) as well as an Appellate Division. The USAO’s main office is in Seattle, Washington, with a branch office located in Tacoma, Washington.

     

    Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from qualified people from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with disabilities.

     

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdwa

     

    Job DescriptionThis position will be located in the Civil Division of the WDWA.  AUSAs in the Civil Division are responsible for representing the United States government and its Departments, agencies and employees in civil litigation filed in the District. Principle areas of the Division’s defensive practice include cases bought under Title VII alleging discrimination in hiring and employment practices by agencies and Departments of the United States; matters brought pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act, covering a wide range of personal injury claims including medical malpractice arising from treatment received at various federal medical facilities; and immigration litigation. Other areas of practice include judicial review of administrative findings, injunctive proceedings, and defending federal employees accused of constitutional violations. 

     

    The AUSAs in the Civil Division participate in litigation at both the trial and occasionally at the appellate levels. They take and defend depositions, propound and answer written discovery, negotiate for settlement, engage in motions practice, try cases in the United States District Court and, at times, write appellate briefs and argue before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The attorney hired for this position will be assigned a variety of defensive civil matters involving various areas of federal law, with a focus on employment litigation. Applicants with prior experience handling one or both of the following types of matters should describe that work in their cover letter:

     

    1. Employment
    2. Tort

     

    Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department’s evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component’s telework policy.

     

    Who May Apply:  Any United States citizen. 

     

    QualificationsThe applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three years post-J.D. experience. Ideal qualifications include at least five years of post-J.D. litigation experience.

     

    Applicants must demonstrate strong analytical skills and the ability to accurately identify the critical issues in a case. Applicants must also possess superior oral and writing skills, strong research skills, and the ability to exercise good judgment. To be successful, applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills, and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies.  Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment and in the highest ethical manner.

     

    Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing, and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants also must demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic court filing, and electronic e-mail and word processing systems.

     

    TravelOccasional travel within and outside the District will be required.

     

    Salary InformationAssistant United States Attorneys’ pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of pay with locality is $78,538 – 176,200.

     

    Location:  Seattle or Tacoma, Washington.

     

    Relocation Expenses:  Relocation expenses are not authorized.

     

    Application Process and Deadline Date:  Interested persons must email the following items in pdf format to the email address listed below:

     

    USAWAW.Hiring@usdoj.gov