The Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a part-time, non-partnership track Staff Attorney to support its Employment Services practice group. Primary duties include responding to agency discrimination charges and demand letters; drafting pleadings, correspondence, motions, etc.; handling and propounding discovery; reviewing documents; researching relevant authorities; and supplementing our other resources.
Position qualifications: JD degree; active, in good standing membership in the Washington State bar; at least 2 years’ experience in an employment litigation practice; big firm experience preferred; strong legal writing skills; compelling written advocacy is essential. The ability to work independently and remotely is required, with opportunities to work in the Seattle office when necessary for trainings, projects, etc.
To apply, please upload a cover letter, addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager, resume, copy of law school transcript and a brief writing sample.
No Third-party submissions accepted at this time.
Assistant Attorney General - Labor and Personnel Division in Olympia
The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state of Washington, and the Attorney General's Office serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. In furtherance of its mission to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and people of the state of Washington, the AGO covers a remarkably diverse legal landscape, including social and health services, consumer protection, civil and administrative litigation, environmental law, torts, tribal law, labor law, appellate practice and criminal prosecution.
The agency is highly respected for the quality of its legal work and the professionalism and ethical standards of its staff and leadership. The AGO's dedicated team members of 500 attorneys and 700 professional staff often cite the AGO's broad mandate, offering challenging, diverse work in the public interest, as reasons to join the office -- and opportunities for professional growth, along with a collegial atmosphere, as reasons to stay. The AGO greatly encourages, celebrates and values diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfill its mission of providing excellent, independent and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protect the rights of its people.
The position is located in Tumwater, Washington. Olympia/Tumwater is a diverse, affordable and safe community. Living and working in Olympia offers unparalleled opportunities to pursue a rewarding career while living in an historically rich and vibrant area. Olympia is ideally situated between the northwest's two largest cities (Seattle and Portland) and exploring either is but a short drive away. If exploring Washington State's natural features is your passion, know that hiking, skiing and sailing opportunities are easily accessible. But you needn't stray from home for an adventure, as Olympia offers lush parks and trails, walkable neighborhoods, and exceptional dining, shopping and cultural experiences. Families and individuals will benefit from Olympia's excellent schools, from elementary through college.
The Washington State Attorney General's Office's Labor and Personnel Division in Olympia has an opening for an attorney interested in practicing labor and employment law, with a mix of litigation and client advice work.
We represent and advise all state agencies and most colleges and universities on labor and employment issues, including labor negotiations and arbitrations, anti-discrimination laws, wage laws, public disclosure laws, and state and federal family and medical leave laws. We also handle civil litigation related to wage and hour law, and public disclosure. Our attorneys have significant client contact, and also appear before administrative boards, independent arbitrators, and in state and federal courts. Our practice is dynamic and challenging, and requires the exercise of diplomatic skills on top of legal advocacy.
This full-time position is located in Tumwater, and involves occasional travel, depending on client assignments and hearing locations.
The Labor & Personnel Division provides superb legal services in the areas of employment and labor law. We collaborate with each other and our clients in a workplace where teamwork and humor are highly valued.
The successful candidate will have:
o Interviewing and preparing witnesses for hearing;
o Interacting with and advising clients on substantive legal issues; and
o Litigation experience (which may include hearings in administrative fora, arbitrations, and/or courts).
While not required, experience in the labor or personnel area is preferred. Experience with contracts, immigration law, and human resources are also desirable.
Employees in the Labor and Personnel Division work in a collaborative environment; thus the ability to work as a member of the team and to affirmatively contribute to the Division's respectful and inclusive workplace is essential and required.
Applicants must have graduated from a law school accredited by the ABA or completed the WSBA's Rule 6 Law Clerk Program and be licensed to practice law in Washington state. The AGO greatly encourages, celebrates and values diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfill its mission of providing excellent, independent and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protect the rights of its people.
AGO salaries are based on experience, qualifications and are commensurate with comparable positions in the AGO. A competitive state benefits package is also offered which includes a choice of medical/dental insurance plans, retirement, life and basic long-term disability insurance. In addition, there are non-financial benefits that include working in a collaborative and supportive work environment where professional development and work-life balance are highly valued.
Interested applicants must apply by hitting the "apply" button above. In addition to the on-line application, one must upload, via the system:
A letter of interest;
Law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable); and
For information about the position, please contact L&P Division Chief Valerie Petrie at ValerieP@atg.wa.gov or 360-664-4185. The deadline for receipt of all application material is November 10, 2016.
This Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693 or Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com.
Assistant Attorney General (Section Chief) - Labor and Industries Division in Olympia/Tumwater
The Washington State Attorney General's Office's Labor and Industries Division is seeking an attorney to fill the Section Chief position of its Tumwater Section. The LNI division consists of 104 attorneys and professional staff housed in Tumwater and Seattle sections. The division handles litigation and advice for the Department of Labor and Industries in a broad array of areas including: Industrial Insurance, Worker Health and Safety, Employer Audits, Employment Standards, Wage Theft, Building Trades and Crime Victim's Compensation. The workload includes client advice and high-volume, fast-paced litigation before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and the Office of Administrative Hearings, Washington Superior Courts and Courts of Appeal and Federal Courts.
The Section Chief partners with the Division Chief and other division leaders to provide exceptionally-professional legal services and foster and maintain a collaborative workplace environment that is supportive, productive and innovative. The Tumwater Section Chief leads four attorney team leaders and sixteen talented attorneys who advise and represent the Department of Labor and Industries regarding a variety of matters including: wage and hour, workers' compensation, industrial safety and health, building trades, APA, public records and public contracting. The Section Chief coaches and mentors; listens actively to team members regarding resource needs, workload balance, client needs, and professional development interests; assists with attorney and professional staff recruitment; facilitates section meetings; and provides input into performance evaluations of section attorneys, in collaboration with attorney team leaders. The Section Chief will handle client program assignments in addition to supervisory responsibilities.
This position will join a group of individuals committed to providing excellent legal services. The division offers great mentors, a team atmosphere, and supports flexibility and creativity.
The successful candidate must have:
Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and collaboration and promote a positive work environment that recognizes and respects all employees;
The ability to maintain productive working relationships across the division, section and with the client;
Superior interpersonal and communication skills;
A demonstrated leadership ability (while management experience is not required, prior experience in efficiently managing the resources, workload issues and organization of a work group or team are a plus);
Experience developing practical solutions, exhibiting proactive and creative problem-solving skills and maintaining perspective;
The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a dynamic, fast-paced environment;
Litigation experience as a practicing attorney before a tribunal involving the Washington Rules of Evidence, Civil Rules and/or Rules of Appellate Procedure.
Experience representing and advising public or private clients in workers' compensation, wage and hour, industrial safety and health, building trades, insurance defense, or related litigation matters is ideal.
Applicants must have graduated from a law school accredited by the ABA or completed the WSBA's Rule 6 Law Clerk Program and be licensed to practice law in Washington state. The AGO seeks applicants who are committed to public service as demonstrated by an applicant's background, talents, attitude, and enthusiasm for public law practice. The AGO greatly encourages, celebrates and values diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfill its mission of providing excellent, independent and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protect the rights of its people.
For information about the position, please contact Division Chief Steve Reinmuth at 360-586-7730. The deadline for receipt of all application material is November 13, 2016.
This Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693 or Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com
The Human Resource (HR) Department at the City of Seattle is recruiting for a City Investigator to lead high-level inquiries and manage a portfolio of HR investigations as well as internal and external investigators. You will serve as the subject matter expert for HR investigations and current policies and will provide process and policy improvement recommendations to senior HR leadership. This is an opportunity for you to impact both individual situations and long-term policies and practices citywide.
Candidate Apply Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/1557294/city-investigator-human-resources
Growing Seattle office of a California frim seeks junior litigation associate to conduct discovery, handle depositions, draft and argue motions, and handle complex litigation issues. Toxic Tort experience and State of Oregon Bar license a plus. Please submit resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environment, Energy & Resources Associate
Environment and Natural Resources
Job #A20160507 – Bellevue, Washington
The Bellevue office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior associate for the Environment, Energy & Resources group. The position will focus on reviewing federal agency rules, preparing comments on proposed rules, and counseling clients on compliance with federal, state and local energy and environmental regulatory requirements and federal, state and local approvals and permits.This position includes work related to environmental and energy rate litigation and other regulatory proceedings as well as support for the Real Estate and Land Use practice on land use and eminent domain issues that cut across the land use litigation, permitting, energy and environmental regulation, and water issues our clients face. Excellent academic credentials are required and two to four years of relevant experience is preferred. To be considered, please access the link below and provide your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample.
Real Estate/Land Use Associate
Land Use, Real Estate
Job #A20160204 – Bellevue, Washington
The Bellevue office of Perkins Coie is seeking a junior to mid-level associate to join the Real Estate/Land Use practice. Experience with leasing, real estate and land use due diligence, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, drafting of real estate related documents, construction and development, financing, and investment is preferred. Excellent academic credentials are required. To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, references, and a brief writing sample.
Financial Transactions Attorney
Financial Services Corporate, Regulatory, Compliance & Transactions
Job #A20160902 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a Senior Attorney with at least three years of experience to join our Financial Transactions practice group. The ideal candidate will have legal experience handling business transactions, project management and process management. Legal experience in lending and real estate transaction preferred, but not required. This is a non-partnership track position. All candidates must have strong academic credentials and be a member of the Washington State Bar. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.
Patent Prosecution Associate
Job #A20151111 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent prosecution associate with one to six years of prosecution experience to join its growing patent prosecution practice. Candidates must have a degree in computer science, strong academic credentials and excellent references. All candidates must be admitted to the USPTO and must be members of the Washington Bar. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and graduate/undergraduate transcripts.
Patent Prosecution Associate
Job #A20160603 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent prosecution associate with three to six years of prosecution experience to join its growing patent prosecution practice. Candidates must have a degree in computer science or electrical engineering, strong academic credentials and excellent references. All candidates must be admitted to the USPTO and must be members of the Washington Bar. To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and graduate/undergraduate transcripts.
E-Discovery Services & Strategy
Job #A20160309 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is continuously seeking attorneys for document review and discovery-related work on an hourly contract basis. The length of the assignment will vary based on project needs. Candidates ideally should be trained in document review procedures and have experience in document review platforms (i.e. Relativity). Familiarity with the litigation process and admission to the Washington bar are required. Superb attention to detail, the ability to meet tight deadlines, and excellent written communication skills are also required. Japanese language or other foreign language skills are preferred. We offer competitive hourly pay and other benefits. Local candidates only, please. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter and resume.
Technology Transactions & Privacy Associate
Technology Transactions & Privacy Law
Job #A20160514a – Seattle, Washington
Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a midlevel associate to join its cutting edge Technology Transactions & Privacy practice. Candidates should have three to six years of experience which includes general US and international privacy and data security. Helpful to have experience advising internet platforms, retailers, social media companies, mobile apps providers, social media companies, cloud storage providers and telecommunication companies. Commercial and consumer agreement drafting skills a plus. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials. To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume and law school transcript.
Technology Transactions & Privacy Associate
Technology Transactions & Privacy Law
Job #A20160601d – Seattle, Washington
Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a midlevel associate to join the expanding Technology Transactions & Privacy practice. The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years of experience handling complex technology transactions such as licensing, cloud services and outsourcing, internet and e-commerce transactions, and related intellectual property issues in connection with joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions. Candidates with experience working at an AmLaw 100 law firm are preferred and excellent academic credentials are required. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume and law school transcript.
Trademark & Copyright Associate
Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection
Job #A20160402 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP seeks an attorney with three to six years of relevant trademark experience to work with our Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice. The ideal candidate will have well-developed skills in U.S. and international trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution and enforcement. Experience with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, IP transactions, advertising, marketing and promotions matters, as well as handling copyright-related issues and registration is strongly preferred. Attention to detail, the ability to work well in a group, as well as the ability to work independently, are important characteristics. Successful candidates will have strong academic credentials, excellent legal writing skills and a proven track record in all aspects of a trademark, copyright, domain name, and advertising practice. Experience in a large law firm setting is also preferred.
Our nationally-ranked Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice represents multi-national clients in a wide range of industries, from consumer products, software, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, forest products and construction, to retail, finance, health care, high technology, biotech, fashion, music, advertising, marketing, and interactive entertainment, as well as start-ups and smaller businesses. The firm has a strong focus on intellectual property practices, and one of the largest trademark practices in the Pacific Northwest.
To be considered, please provide your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcripts.
Trademark Copyright Media & Brand Protection Attorney
Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection
Job #A20160801 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP seeks an attorney with at least six years of relevant trademark experience to work with our Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice. The ideal candidate will have experience in U.S. and international trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution and enforcement. Experience with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, IP transactions, advertising, marketing and promotions matters, as well as handling copyright-related issues and registration is strongly preferred. Experience in a large law firm setting is also preferred. This is a non-partnership track position. Please submit a resume, law school transcript, writing sample and references by accessing the link below.
Niko Olsrud | Perkins Coie LLP
TEMP ATTORNEY RECRUITING ASSISTANT
1201 Third Avenue Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
SALARY: $107,000 - $128,600
CLOSING: Sept. 27, 2016 at 4:00 PM
The Land Use Section of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office seeks a senior land use attorney. As in-house counsel to a city grappling with cutting-edge land and street use issues, we advise policy-makers, review and draft legislation, counsel departmental staff, and defend City laws and decisions in litigation. We work with elected officials, land use planners, and those who enhance affordable housing, preserve historic resources, and manage our streets, parks, and utilities. We get to practice the law we most enjoy for a dynamic, world-class city. Our low turnover is a testament to our job satisfaction; this opportunity results from a colleague’s retirement and is the first opening in over five years within our eight-attorney team.
For more information and/or to apply please go to http://www.seattle.gov/jobs Job #2016-01334.
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Are you an experienced attorney with a background in school law and/or government law and interest in serving students of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences? Would you enjoy leading a small in-house team of experienced attorneys and staff in carrying out the wide range of legal business of the largest school district in Oregon? The Office of Legal Counsel of Portland Public Schools is recruiting for its General Counsel. The mission of the office is to provide exemplary, timely legal advice that promotes district goals, accelerates equity, preserves relationships, and allows staff and students to focus on teaching and learning.
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For many years, Columbia Legal Services has represented some of the most marginalized people in our community. We use every legal tool available on their behalf. Our role to serve people and use advocacy that might otherwise not be available makes our work an integral part of the Washington Alliance for Equal Justice. Our vision of justice is when people have the necessary tools and opportunity to achieve social and economic justice, a more equitable and inclusive society is possible. Through large‐scale litigation, policy reform, and innovative partnerships, our lawyers and other staff work in furtherance of our mission. The ideal candidate for any position at Columbia Legal Services will be able to articulate their role in the achievement of that vision.
Columbia Legal Services seeks a full-time Policy Director to work closely with a dynamic advocacy team that spans five locations and five statewide practice groups. The Policy Director will work collaboratively with an executive leadership team and in partnership with the Advocacy Director and our Directing Attorneys. This position is based in Olympia, with statewide responsibilities. This position reports to the Advocacy Director.
• Plan, coordinate, and strategize our body of legislative and policy activities on a state and federal level, including administrative agency rulemaking and other substantive government-relations matters.
• Work with the Advocacy Director to ensure that the mission, criteria, and quality of legislative advocacy and related projects are consistent with program values and standards of systemic and multi-forum advocacy, and our broader advocacy planning and execution.
• Develop external relations with state and federal legal and advocacy-related communities; network with advocacy groups, legal service organizations, and the private bar to identify opportunities and execute strategies to advance policy for low income populations.
• In partnership with the Advocacy Director and Directing Attorneys, provide mentorship, supervision, and evaluation of advocacy teams.
• Work with the Advocacy Director to develop training protocols and plans and administrative policies related to advocacy standards. Develop regular and periodic policy-related trainings, orientations, and policy advocacy updates and forums.
• Travel around the state for meetings with practice groups, advocacy events, and other legal aid meetings; occasional national travel will be required as well to attend multi-state convenings.
• A law degree is preferred.
• Passion, commitment, and proven track record of developing, designing, and championing anti-poverty policy and legislation.
• At least 10 years of experience in legislative and policy work.
• At least 3 years of experience in administrative leadership, working collaboratively with a team on large-scale advocacy campaigns and projects.
• Experience developing best practices and advocacy resources. Additional experience on supervision, mentoring, and understanding of performance management and coaching of advocacy teams a plus.
• Excellent research, writing, negotiation, and analytical skills.
• Ability and willingness to work with multiple teams and manage multiple tasks in a timely manner.
• Willingness to travel and to work flexible hours, especially during the legislative session.
• Demonstrated initiative and creativity.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, cultural competence and experience working with low-income client communities.
• Must have a sense of humor, a healthy self-awareness, be comfortable with managing change, and enjoy leading and supporting a positive, high-performing organizational learning environment.
CLS offers a competitive compensation package including generous holiday, paid time off, and healthcare benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. Small relocation benefit included.
Position is open until filled, with a preference given to applications received before October 1st. Please note that due to the volume of applications received, CLS is unable to respond to every application. We will contact you if we decide to pursue your application. No phone calls please. To apply, submit your cover letter with salary expectations, resume, a short writing sample, and three references to the address or e-mail address below. Include Policy Director in the subject line of electronic submissions.
Trisa Kern, Director of Program Administration
Columbia Legal Services
101 Yesler Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
Columbia Legal Services is committed to a policy of pluralism and equal opportunity in an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its client communities, Board and staff. Pluralism refers to the active promotion of mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity among people who are diverse in work background, experience, education, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental and physical abilities, veteran status, or any other perceived differences. The resulting diversity is both a source of program strength and a matter of fundamental human fairness. If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application process, contact Sharon Nyland at 206-464-1122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.