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  • 03/15/2017 4:11 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    SALARY Annually $143,686.40 - $184,204.80 OPENING DATE: 03/13/17 CLOSING DATE: 04/10/17 05:00 PM 

    POSITION DESCRIPTION: The City of Tacoma is recruiting for a Hearing Examiner for conducting adjudicative proceedings pertaining to a wide variety of City functions. 

    This is a full-time administrative and professional position of a quasi-judicial nature. The position is responsible for conducting quasi-judicial adjudicative proceedings concerning a number of City functions including, but not limited to, land use environmental permits; local business and occupational taxes and business licensing; local improvement district formations and assessment rolls; discriminatory practices under the City's Human Rights Code; forfeitures under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act; utility billing disputes; civil infractions imposed for various permit violations; Ethics Code violations; Minimum Building and Structures Code violations; and Nuisance Code violations. In most instances, the decision of the Hearing Examiner constitutes the final decision by the City. The work of the Hearing Examiner is exercised independently of other City departments, commissions, boards, and agencies. Supervision is exercised over a small staff. 

    The successful candidate must have expertise in quasi-judicial processes and procedures, e.g., conducting pre-hearing conferences; conducting of informal hearings and formal adjudicative proceedings and post-hearing procedures; a working knowledge of the rules of evidence in the administration adjudicative context; possess knowledge in municipal law including: land use/environmental law; regulatory licensing law; local B & O tax law, and employment law; be knowledgeable concerning statutory and case law relating to conflicts of interest, appearance of fairness, and limitations on ex parte contacts; have the ability to prepare well-reasoned and legally sound findings of fact, conclusions of law and decisions or recommendations, and complete accurate records and reports; and have the ability to establish effective working relationships with departmental officials, other employees, regulatory agencies and the public. 

    This position requires the ability to conduct proceedings in a fair and impartial manner which projects actual and the appearance of fairness and to perform the duties of the Hearing Examiner in accordance with high ethical standards. The successful candidate must possess good interpersonal skills, be able to independently perform their job responsibilities, and effectively manage a small office. In addition, this position is a contributing member of Tacoma's Senior Management Team. 

    Tacoma is an international, ethnically diverse community and the third largest city in the State of Washington. With a backdrop of Mount Rainier, the Cascade Mountain Range and Puget Sound, residents enjoy the Northwest's pristine environment and natural recreational. Tacoma offers an excellent quality of life including professional theater, dance and music; art galleries and museums. Excellent educational facilities are located nearby, including the University of Washington Tacoma, Evergreen State College, two Job Bulletin[3/13/2017 4:19:43 PM] private universities, three community/technical colleges, and numerous trade and business schools. 

    For more information about Tacoma and the surrounding area, please visit: City of Tacoma | Chamber of Commerce 

    City of Tacoma Recruitment 

    As a part of Tacoma's 2025 Citywide Vision and Strategic Plan, the City has embraced the goal of the City of Tacoma workforce reflecting the community it serves. The City actively works to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play 

    QUALIFICATIONS: An attorney licensed to practice law in Washington or is a member of the Washington State Bar Association who has been granted judicial status. A minimum of 5 years of Washington municipal, county or state law practice or private practice experience in areas of the law that are within the jurisdiction of the Hearing Examiner. Substantial experience serving as a local Hearing Examiner or appearing in a representative capacity in local or state quasi-judicial proceedings is desired. 

    SELECTION PROCESS & SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Interested individuals should complete the online application, attach a resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position and attach two (2) writing samples of quasi-judicial decisions that the individual entered in cases or briefings that have been submitted to a court or administrative tribunal in a matter that relates to one the of Hearing Examiner's areas of jurisdiction. 

    Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check.

     For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 5:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. 

    APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT: ALTERNATIVE FORMAT MAY BE OBTAINED AT: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, WA 98402-3764 253-591-5400 An Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 03/10/2017 6:21 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is inviting applications for a full time Staff Attorney.

    The ACLU of Washington is a non-profit, public interest organization devoted to protecting civil rights and civil liberties. Its staff and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office.

  • 03/10/2017 6:20 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    We have just posted a Patent Litigation Associate Attorney - Jr to Mid-Level position for our Seattle office.  

    Here is the job description:

    The Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a Patent Litigation Associate Attorney with a minimum of two years' experience to join our growing and dynamic Intellectual Property Litigation practice group. Qualified applicants will have a background in computer science or electrical engineering, or significant experience with patent litigation involving software and hardware. General commercial litigation experience is also helpful. 

    Candidates must have a J.D. and active, in good standing, membership in the Washington State Bar, and either a member of the Patent Bar or qualified to sit for the exam. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, references, and academic credentials are required. 

    To apply, please upload your cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager; resume; copy of your undergrad and law school transcripts; and a brief writing sample.


  • 03/10/2017 6:19 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    At the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, we aspire to be the best public law office in the nation.  We are 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 Assistant Attorney General opportunities. 



    Wing Luke Civil Rights Unit in Seattle  (Deadline:  3/20/17)

    Torts Division in Olympia  (Deadline:  3/19/17)

    Criminal Justice Division in Seattle  (Deadline:  3/12/17)

    Revenue and Finance Division in Olympia  (Deadline:  3/12/17)

    Labor and Personnel Division in Olympia  (Deadline:  3/12/17)

    Government Compliance & Enforcement Division in Olympia  (Deadline:  3/13/17)


    Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO. It is the recognition, respect, and appreciation of all cultures and backgrounds and the fostering of the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment. The core values of the AGO are served by a strong commitment to the value of diversity and by promoting an inclusive workplace. The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran 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 in the application process or requiring any information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693 or Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777


  • 03/10/2017 5:10 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)


    The position closes on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 4:00pm Pacific Time.


    Interested applicants can view the job description at the following link:


  • 02/22/2017 4:42 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Immigration Practice Group of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a mid-level business immigration associate in its Seattle office. Qualified candidates will have experience handling all aspects of business immigration matters, including nonimmigrant visas (H-1B, L-1, E, TN, O-1, P-1, B-1); immigrant visas (EB1, EB2, EB3, and PERM); and I-9 audits and other immigration compliance issues. The group is collegial and fast paced, and this position provides excellent opportunities for professional development and growth. 

    Candidates must have an active, in good standing, state bar license; excellent academic credentials, writing skills, and references. All replies confidential.  

     apply, please upload a cover letter, addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruitment Manager; resume; and a copy of your law school transcript.

    No Third-Party Submissions Accepted At This Time.


    Davis Wright Tremaine believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine's policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to an employee's race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law.

  • 02/22/2017 4:21 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Legal Ease, L.L.C. – Washington’s Attorney Placement Specialists since 1996 – has been exclusively retained (candidates will not be considered other than via Legal Ease) to fill an outstanding lateral associate opening with a highly regarded Seattle based law firm.  This position offers strong compensation and genuine work/life balance.  The hiring law firm is a well-established and very successful boutique founded by partners from a top Seattle law firm.  The firm is aptly described as both sophisticated and extremely collegial.  The firm seeks a lateral complex litigation associate (niche practice, but your experience need not be in their niche) at the 1st -- 3rd year level. The successful candidate MUST have stellar academic credentials as well as superior writing and legal analysis skills.  Attorney candidates exiting clerkships are welcome to apply.  Other candidates MUST come directly from AmLaw 100 or similarly sophisticated firms. 


    All inquiries will be handled in strict confidence and must include current resume or link to current law firm bio.  Inquiries should be directed to Lynda Jonas, Esq., Placement Director, Legal Ease, L.L.C. at


  • 02/17/2017 2:22 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Office of Federal Public Defender Western District of Washington Michael Filipovic Federal Public Defender 

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Assistant Federal Defender 

    POSITION #: 2017-2-LEGAL 

    ANNOUNCED: February 8, 2017 

    CLOSES: Priority given to Applications received by March 1, 2017 

    The Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington is accepting applications for an Assistant Federal Defender in our Seattle office. The attorney will also be expected to represent clients in federal court in Tacoma. The position provides the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse, and rewarding work environment. The Federal Public Defender operates under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by appointment from the court. 

    Assistant Federal Defenders provide legal representation for indigent persons charged with criminal offenses or involved in post-conviction proceedings in United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Responsibilities include managing cases at varying stages of litigation; preparing pleadings, briefs and motions; appearing on behalf of the client in court hearings and at other related proceedings; providing representation of individuals in federal habeas corpus proceedings under 28 U.S.C. §2254 and §2255; developing litigation strategies; meeting with clients, experts, witnesses, family members and other duties as assigned. 

    The successful candidate must be a graduate from an accredited law school and a member in good standing with a state bar association. Five years trial experience, excellent writing skills and significant appellate experience are preferred for this position. Spanish fluency is a plus. Essential for this position are the abilities to manage a substantial caseload, travel, work flexible hours, possess a reputation for integrity, work in a team environment, and possess effective organizational and prioritization skills. Federal Public Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law. 

    This is a full-time position with federal salary and benefits based on qualifications and experience. The starting salary range is $91,600 to $152,500 with potential for promotion. The salary will be based on education and years of relevant experience consistent with federal guidelines and regulations. This position is dependent on federal funding and subject to mandatory Electronic Funds Transfer (direct deposit). Employment will be considered provisional pending the successful outcome of a background fingerprint check. 

    Qualified persons may apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and two work references (including names, addresses and telephone numbers). This position will be open until filled. 

    Applications may only be submitted by email to: Michael Filipovic Federal Public Defender Attn: Human Resources 


    The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the work place.

  • 02/17/2017 2:02 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks to hire an attorney in its Seattle office to advocate for people with intellectual, sensory, mental health, and physical disabilities across Washington.


    The attorney will spend a significant amount of time educating individuals with disabilities about legal rights and self-advocacy strategies. The attorney will respond to calls and letters from individuals seeking assistance from DRW and will travel to facilities serving these individuals to provide in-person services.  The attorney will provide services that empower people with disabilities to advocate for themselves through concise interviews, focused research, provision of information, referrals and advocacy tips, and development of informational publications. The attorney also will monitor, investigate and advocate for individuals and groups who are abused, neglected, or have had their civil rights violated. This position requires frequent travel throughout Washington State to monitor facilities and provide in-person technical assistance services.  This position will not have a primary focus on litigation, but the attorney will from time to time work on systemic litigation brought by DRW.


    DRW strives to be an inclusive and diverse organization. Therefore, attorneys with disabilities, diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, other protected classes, and bilingual fluency, in particular Spanish fluency, are all strongly encouraged to apply.  DRW works to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights. We do this to further our mission, which is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. Therefore, the ideal candidate has personal and professional experience working on behalf of marginalized communities generally or for people with disabilities specifically. This could, for example, be through civil rights advocacy or experience with the criminal justice system, civilly committed individuals, or immigrant rights. A law degree from an accredited school of law and current good standing with the Washington State Bar Association at the time of assuming the position are required. The attorney must be an organized, self-motivated professional who is able to work collaboratively with other DRW staff to engage in creative, multimodal advocacy strategies to achieve social justice for people with disabilities. The attorney may potentially supervise non-attorney staff, including legal interns. Strong research, writing, and oral communication skills are required. 

    About DRW:

    DRW is a private nonprofit organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities across Washington.  DRW is designated by the governor as the independent federally-mandated protection and advocacy system for Washington State. As such, DRW promotes, expands, and protects the human and civil rights of people with disabilities. For information about DRW, visit


    To Apply:

    Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three reference contacts to the attention of Kaitlin Nicolls at Disability Rights Washington, 315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 850, Seattle, WA 98104 or at The first deadline for submissions is February 24, 2017. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.

    ·                         Position Title: Attorney

    ·                         Company Name: Disability Rights Washington

    ·                         Location: Seattle (International District)

    ·                         Posted: January 26, 2017

    ·                         Job Function: See description

    ·                         Entry Level: pay commensurate with experience

    ·                         Education and Experience required: A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited school of law and a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association at the time of assuming the position. 

    ·                         Job Type: Full-time