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  • 02/01/2024 5:03 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Commercial Corporate Counsel 

    Costco Wholesale Corporation, Issaquah, WA 

    Description of position: Costco Wholesale is seeking an experienced commercial attorney to  join the legal team at its corporate headquarters in Issaquah, Washington. Costco is one of the  world’s top retailers, with over 128 million cardholders and 870 warehouses in 14 countries, and  continues to expand globally. The Commercial Corporate Counsel will handle a broad range of  business and commercial matters, providing legal advice and counsel to a variety of Costco  departments and business units globally. This attorney will supervise outside counsel and other  advisors on a variety of non-litigation matters. The candidate must be comfortable operating in a  team environment with confidence in his or her judgments and demonstrate an ability to  communicate with all levels in the company in a concise and effective way. This position is an  “in the office” (not remote work) position. 


    ● Support Costco’s domestic and international businesses, including Costco Travel and  Traffic/Depot departments, by identifying and addressing legal, contractual, and  regulatory issues. 

    ● Manage trade sanction and anti-bribery compliance globally. 

    Draft and negotiate a wide variety of complex commercial contracts and manage the  lifecycle of the transactions, including attention to compliance matters.  

    Advise business leaders with respect to legal issues and risk management concerning  the development and implementation of business strategy. 

    Identify opportunities for and offer or monitor localized training globally on various legal,  regulatory, and compliance topics. 

    For all substantive areas of responsibility, track and interpret existing and emerging  regulations; advise on regulatory changes and enforcement trends; support the  continuous improvement and updating of form agreements, legal processes and  

    compliance practices; facilitate the deployment and adoption of Costco’s enterprise  contract lifecycle management system throughout the organization; and collaborate with  outside counsel, consultants, and cross-functional stakeholders. 

    Perform special projects and other functions as directed. 

    Monitor, manage, and review work and expenditures by outside counsel to ensure  quality, value, and efficacy of legal services. 


    ● Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. 

    ● Admission in good standing to practice law in at least one U.S. state, and eligible to  practice as in-house counsel in the State of Washington. 

    ● At least six years of general corporate and transactional experience acquired in a law  firm, with some in-house experience preferred.

    ● Experience with compliance with laws governing retail operations and regulatory  matters. Understanding of and experience with laws impacting international markets  where Costco operates a plus. 

    ● Experience with contract lifecycle management systems preferred but not essential.● Excellent business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while also thinking  strategically and providing practical, business-oriented advice. 

    ● Demonstrated ability to independently manage a diverse, complex, and full workload  while maintaining priorities and proactively anticipating issues. 

    ● Exceptional communication, drafting and analytical skills for working with lawyers and  non-lawyers, including training experience. 

    ● Experience overseeing outside counsel. 

    ● Professional language proficiency in one or more of the international markets where  Costco operates is a plus, but not a requirement.  

    ● Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively. 

    ● Strong execution and project management skills and ability to develop consensus  among stakeholders from across the organization. 

    Salary and Benefits: The annual base salary range for this position is $135,000 to $185,000,  depending upon years of legal experience. In addition to annual base salary, the total  compensation package includes an annual grant of restricted stock units ("RSUs") and an  annual bonus (based on company and individual performance). The combined value of the  bonus and the RSUs is expected to exceed the base salary if the RSUs vest at a share price at  or above the grant price. Attorneys are also eligible to participate in the executive deferred  compensation plan with a matching contribution from Costco, and receive other executive  benefits. We also offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, health  benefits (medical, dental, vision, hearing aid, pharmacy, behavioral health, employee  assistance), health care reimbursement account, dependent care assistance plan, commuter  benefits, short-term and long-term disability insurance, AD&D insurance, life insurance, and  401(k). 

    At Costco, you will build a long-lasting career in a renowned culture where the company is  committed to taking care of its employees, members, and suppliers. You will be empowered to  independently drive results within your areas of responsibility, and you will feel good about what  you are helping to build. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume. 

    Costco Wholesale is an equal-opportunity employer and strives to provide a workplace free from  harassment and discrimination. We are also committed to recruiting, hiring, training and  promoting qualified people of all backgrounds and make all employment decisions without  regard to any protected status.

  • 02/01/2024 3:42 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project seeks two temporary, bilingual staff attorneys to work full-time positions in our Tacoma-South Unit (TSU) and Detained Immigrant Advocates unit (DIA) as part of the Tacoma office team. These attorneys will provide direct representation and individual consultations to immigrant community members seeking immigration protections before USCIS. NWIRP attorneys also practice before the immigration courts. Applicants must be able to start the position by February 20, 2024, and are asked to commit to a minimum of 9 months, with a possibility of an extension for an additional 3 months. Note: Spanish fluency, in addition to fluency in English, is strongly preferred, but not required. Salary minimum $80,771 to maximum $143,504, depending on experience. Generous benefits.

    Find full details and links to apply to the above and other opportunities on NWIRP's Jobs & Internships webpage. 

  • 02/01/2024 3:40 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

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


    AAG – Corrections Division’s Civil Rights Unit, Olympia or Spokane (DL: 2/4/24) Closing soon!

    AAG – Regional Services Division, Everett (DL: 2/5/24) Closing soon!

    AAG – Medicaid Fraud Control Division, Olympia (DL: 2/6/24) Closing soon!

    AAG – Criminal Justice Division, Sexually Violent Predator Unit Spokane (DL: 2/8/24)

    AAG – Public Counsel Unit, Seattle (DL: 2/8/24) New!

    AAG – Labor & Personnel Division, Tumwater (DL: 2/11/24) New!

    AAG – Regional Services Division, Bellingham (DL: 2/20/24) New!

    AAG – University of Washington Division, Seattle (DL: 2/20/24) New!

    AAG – Social & Health Services Division, Seattle (Open continuous)

    AAG – Labor & Personnel Division, Olympia (Open continuous)

    AAG – Regional Services Division, Yakima or Wenatchee (Open continuous)

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

    AAG – Corrections Division’s Civil Rights Unit, Olympia (Open continuous)

    AAG – Social & Health Services Division, Behavioral Health Section, Olympia (Open continuous)


    Law Clerk Openings

    2024 Spring Recruitment Program – Summer Clerkships (DL: 2/14/24)

  • 02/01/2024 3:39 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    All the details here

    Position Summary:

    • You will provide expert and proven legal counsel to the WSBA, including the Board of Governors, the Executive Director, and WSBA staff. 
    • You will manage the legal affairs of the WSBA, including litigation, contract review, policy maintenance, and compliance issues.  
    • You will be responsible for managing and ensuring the integrity of the adjudicative aspects of WSBA’s regulatory work, which includes overseeing the work of staff supporting the Disciplinary Board, the Chief Hearing Officer and the Hearing Officer Panel, Conflicts Review Officers and Disability Counsel, and the Character and Fitness Board. 
    • The General Counsel and their team of Assistant General Counsels, Paralegals, etc., support other committees, boards and panels as assigned by the Executive Director, which includes the Lawyers Fund for Client Protection and the Court Rules Committee.

  • 01/17/2024 3:31 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Job posting:  January 10, 2024


    Attorney (Product Liability / Toxic Torts)

    Seattle, Washington


    Schroeter Goldmark & Bender has an immediate opening for a full-time lateral or contract attorney to work with our Toxic Torts team. SGB is looking for candidates with at least 8-10 years of experience and a background in one or more of the following practice areas: complex litigation, toxic or mass torts, product liability, and medical malpractice. We are looking for someone with demonstrated litigation and trial skills, who can work up complex cases and see them through trial. In addition to having courtroom experience, the applicant must be a strong writer and have demonstrated experience with appeals, summary judgment motions, or other complex motions. The applicant must be licensed in Washington or be able to become licensed in Washington within 6 months. The salary range for this position is $115,000 - $145,000 DOE, plus discretionary bonus. SGB is a workplace of respect and inclusion; we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. 

    To Apply:

    Submit your letter of interest, resume, and writing sample via email to the Head of Operations at no later than February 11, 2024. We will begin to review all resumes on February 12, 2024 and will notify you if you have been selected for an interview.

  • 01/07/2024 4:39 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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 | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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 | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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 | WWL Admin (Administrator)











    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 | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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.