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  • 08/10/2016 6:35 PM | Anonymous

    Agency Charge Investigatory Attorney – Part-Time, Remote - Seattle, WA area

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is searching for one or more part-time contract attorneys in the Seattle area to investigate and respond to agency charges (EEOC or state equivalent) filed against our large national clients. 


    Attorneys with prior experience in medium/large employment defense firms who are looking for more flexible hours are encouraged to apply. The engagement will be on a part-time basis at 20-30 hours per week with the ability to work remotely.  A basic home office set up will be provided.


    The ideal candidate will have: 


    • 7+ years of direct experience investigating and responding to agency charges (primarily involving claims of race, gender or disability discrimination.)   
    • Availability to work an average of 20-30 hours per week. Subject to deadlines and certain time constraints, the attorney could largely set their own “office hours”. 
    • Ability to work remotely, with availability to come into the Seattle office as needed;
    • Availability for occasional, limited travel.  This is a flexible requirement and can be discussed as the need arises.
    • Strong writing skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, both within DWT and the client.


    The attorney will be classified as a contract attorney and will be employed by DWT.  Because this position does not provide benefits, the attorney will not average more than 29 hours per week. Please note that we are not currently looking for independent contractors.  


    The attorneys will initially be compensated on an hourly basis, ranging from $90-115/hour depending on experience and skill level.  The attorney will advance to a flat fee arrangement at a later point.  The flat fee will generally be based on the attorney’s hourly rate multiplied by the average number of hours DWT expects the attorney to spend investigating and responding to a charge.


    If interested, please reach out to Ginni Chen, Surge Staffing Specialist, at for more information.  We are currently not accepting Third-Party Recruiter submissions for this position.

  • 07/27/2016 2:58 PM | Anonymous

    Disability Rights Washington (DRW)

    315 Fifth Avenue South Suite 850

    Seattle, WA 98104

    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. DRW is looking for one attorney with 3-5 years of experience.


    The attorney will spend a significant amount of time educating individuals with disabilities about their legal rights and self-advocacy strategies. The attorney will also advocate for individuals and groups who are abused, neglected, or had their civil rights violated. 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.


    Attorneys with disabilities, diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, and bilingual 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, the criminal justice system, or public and private benefits work. 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 Jodi Rose at Disability Rights Washington, 315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 850, Seattle, WA 98104 or email Jodi Rose. The first deadline for submissions is August 3, 2016. 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: July 21, 2016

    • Job Function: See description

    • Entry Level: No

    • 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

    DRW is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 07/27/2016 2:56 PM | Anonymous

    The Washington State Supreme Court’s Pattern Jury Instructions (WPI) Committee is looking for a new part-time attorney --independent contractor (to replace a lawyer in that position recently appointed to the bench).  The advertisement for the position is on the Washington Courts website.  See


  • 07/27/2016 2:52 PM | Anonymous

    The Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a mid to Sr-level associate for its Health Care Practice Group with a minimum of four years’ experience in health law, including health care regulatory matters; reimbursement; fraud and abuse; contracting; privacy/security; innovative payment models, such as ACOs and bundled payment; digital health.

    A strong academic background is required as well as excellent legal writing, contract drafting and oral communication skills. Candidates must have a JD, with preference given to candidates with active and good standing membership in the Washington State Bar. 

    To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager, resume, a copy of your law school transcript, a relevant writing sample, and a list of references to:


  • 07/27/2016 2:47 PM | Anonymous

    Staff Attorney

    Working Families Project

    Seattle, WA

    Employment Opportunity

    Program Description

    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 Staff Attorney to work in our Working Families Project. This position will provide systemic, multi-forum legal advocacy to advance a broad range of legal issues affecting farm and other low-wage workers and their families in Washington. This position will focus primarily on employment, as well as related civil rights matters and access to equal opportunities in our communities.


    ·       Work with a team of attorneys and legal workers on complex trial and appellate litigation, class actions, and legislative advocacy.

    ·       Creatively investigate and pursue new opportunities and identify practices and laws that adversely affect the rights and diminish the benefits of low-wage workers, and devise creative strategies for addressing these problems.

    ·       Assist with the development of campaigns and strategies to advance the goals of the project team.

    ·       Coordinate with other advocacy groups, legal services organizations, and the private bar to identify opportunities and execute strategies to advance the law for low-income populations.

    ·      Be available to travel occasionally around the state and work flexible hours. May include travel to Olympia during the legislative session.


    ·       Bilingual skills in Spanish/English are required.

    ·       Minimum of 5 years of litigation experience.Judicial clerkships, fellowships, or externships may be counted as up to one year of litigation experience.

    ·       Demonstrated commitment to racial, social, and economic justice.

    ·       Ability to analyze complex problems and develop creative, practical systemic solutions.

    ·        Excellent written and oral communication, research, negotiation, and analytical skills; superior attention to detail.

    ·       Willingness to work well independently and on a team, prioritize responsibilities, and meet deadlines on time-sensitive projects.

    ·          Experience in impact litigation, particularly in public interest and civil rights law.

    ·       Cultural competence and experience working with low-income client communities, particularly immigrant and indigenous populations.

    ·       Washington State Bar member or willingness to seek admission as soon as possible upon hiring.



    This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.



    CLS offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation package including generous holiday and paid time off, and excellent health care benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.


    Applications will be considered by August 31, 2016. Please note that due to the volume of applications received, CLS is unable to respond to every application. CLS will contact you if we decide to pursue your application. If you apply by e-mail, please make Seattle Staff Attorney - WFP your subject line.  Please send your letter of interest, resume, three professional references, and a 5-10 page writing sample to:

    Trisa Kern, Director of Program Administration

    Columbia Legal Services

     101 Yesler Way Suite 300

    Seattle, Washington, 98104

    Program Policy

    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

  • 07/18/2016 4:08 PM | Anonymous

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an attorney in its Seattle office with a minimum of three years' experience in the areas of technology transactions, licensing, intellectual property, commercial, and supply chain contracts to join its Technology practice, focusing in the areas of software, hardware, and related high technology. Our practice includes working with established companies and emerging company clients in many industries, including advertising, games, enterprise, software services, retail, fintech, health, and digital media, among others.

    Qualified candidates must have outstanding academic credentials; very strong drafting and writing skills; excellent client relationship and interpersonal skills; and references. Law firm experience preferred, as well as immediate transferable skills. All replies confidential.

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

  • 07/18/2016 4:07 PM | Anonymous

    The Business and Tax practice group in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an associate attorney with a minimum of three years' experience in general corporate law and business transactions, including mergers & acquisitions with a focus on commercial finance, particularly borrower-side secured lending, bilateral or syndicated. Project Finance experience a plus.

    Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, writing skills and references. Qualified candidates should have the ability to assume second chair responsibilities in large corporate finance transactions, and first chair responsibilities in smaller transactions. All replies confidential.

    To apply, please upload your cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager, a resume, copy of your law school transcript, and a deal list to:

  • 07/06/2016 4:00 PM | Anonymous


    The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) is recruiting for Hearings Judges (Industrial Insurance Appeals Judge 3). This recruitment will be used to fill positions as they become available in Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle, Yakima and Spokane.

    Duties: The Hearings Judge presides over conferences and hearings where evidence is presented pursuant to Rules of Evidence and Superior Court Rules, and issues written decisions resolving appeals filed under the Industrial Insurance Act, Crime Victims Compensation Act, Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act, and other acts as determined by the Legislature.

    Salary: Up to $86,916 annually.

    Great Benefits! Medical and dental for you and your family, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability, paid holidays, sick leave, annual leave. We pay for your CLEs!

    Qualifications: Candidates must be an active or judicial member of the Washington State Bar Association.

    Application Process: You may apply online at here.

    About the Agency: The BIIA is a medium-sized state agency under the administration of three full-time Board Members. The BIIA is independent from the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) and hears appeals from decisions made by L&I in several areas. The three principal types of appeals are:

    Industrial insurance (workers' compensation).

    Safety citations under the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA).

    · Employer Premiums (Tax Assessment or Classification).

    For more information about the BIIA, please visit

  • 07/06/2016 3:56 PM | Anonymous

    Position: Program Manager -- Civil Legal Aid to Crime Victims

    Agency: Office of Civil Legal Aid

    Opening Date: July 1, 2016

    Closing Date: Until Filled

    Start Date: Summer or Fall 2016

    Job Type: Regular, Full Time

    Salary: $72,000 - $80,000 Annually DOQ

    Location: Seattle, Tacoma or Olympia

    Travel: Substantial Travel Within Washington State Is Contemplated


    The Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA) seeks a full-time attorney to develop,implement, monitor and effectively support the legal aid programs, attorneys and advocates providingcivil legal aid services to victims of crime.

    OCLA is an independent state judicial branch agency that manages and oversees state appropriationsfor civil legal aid in Washington State. Pursuant to an interagency agreement with the Department ofCommerce’s Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA), OCLA will implement and oversee astatewide program to provide integrated emergency civil legal aid to victims of crime. Pursuant to astatewide Civil Legal Aid to Crime Victims Plan, OCLA will subcontract with seven civil legal aidproviders to provide civil legal aid services to crime victims in all parts of Washington State. Theprincipal purpose of the program will be to provide effective civil legal aid services in concert with other community-based professional service providers that address critical civil legal issues that arise

    from criminal victimization and that will help crime victims move beyond their victimization in ways that are consistent with their individual and family safety, security and well-being. Crime victims for whom civil legal aid will be provided include victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, child abuse, hate crimes and other crimes against people.

    Funding for this program originates from the federal Victims of Crime Act and related congressional appropriations. Sub-recipient activities will be governed by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), 42 USC §1603, applicable federal guidelines, OCVA’s Victims of Crime Act State Plan, applicable state laws and the Purpose and Principal Strategies for the Integrated Civil Legal Aid to Crime Victims Program.

    Primary Activities

    The Civil Legal Aid to Crime Victims Program Manager will have primary responsibility to develop, implement, oversee and report on the performance of sub-recipients that receive funding for the delivery of civil legal aid to crime victims. Principal activities will include, but are not limited to:

    a. Originate and monitor contracts with participating civil legal aid programs.

    b. Serve as OCLA’s principal liaison with staff at the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state fiscal, administrative and reporting requirements.

    c. Track, aggregate, analyze and report on data documenting the services provided to crime victims, including qualitative and quantitative outcomes achieved.

    d. Ensure agency and sub-recipient compliance with OCVA fiscal, client service and narrative reporting requirements.

    e. Coordinate with statewide organizations providing services to crime victims including, but not limited to, the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Washington Association of Sexual Assault Programs and the Washington Coalition of Crime Victims Advocates to ensure effective coordination between the VOCA-funded civil legal aid program and other emergency services programs for victims of crime.

    f. Coordinate regularly with two legal aid program-based statewide crime victim advocacy coordinators to develop and deliver training and provide necessary support for crime victim legal aid providers and advocates.

    g. Produce an Annual Report on the substance and impact of VOCA-funded civil legal aid services provided to crime victims.

    h. Coordinate regularly with the Director of the Office of Civil Legal Aid on all matters relating to the implementation of the Integrated Civil Legal Aid to Crime Victims Program.


    a. Prior grant/contract and project management experience.

    b. Understanding and demonstrated facility in working with and on behalf of people who experience racial, social, gender, ability-based, linguistic, social, cultural or other characteristics that result in discrimination, differential treatment or disparate outcomes.

    c. Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.

    d. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to organize information in a clear and concise manner.

    The Preferred Candidate Will Have

    a. A license to practice law in Washington State.

    b. Previous work experience with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or victims of other crimes.

    c. Knowledge of substantive laws affecting crime victims, including immigration law.

    d. Experience with data analytics and reporting.

    e. Demonstrated leadership skills.


    The Civil Legal Aid to Crime Victims Program Manager will report to the Director of the Office of Civil Legal Aid

    Compensation and Benefits

    • Salary: $72,000 to $80,000 DOE
    • Medical/Dental, Life Insurance, and Long Term Disability Insurance programs
    • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave; 11 paid holidays; paid leave for jury or other civil duties
    • State Retirement Plan

    Application Procedure

    Applications should be filed electronically with and should include the subject heading Statement of Interest -- Civil Legal Aid for Crime Victims Program Manager.

    Submissions must include:

    • A cover letter and resume outlining (a) the applicant’s experience in working with and/or representing crime victims and (b) the applicant’s experience relative to the skills and background outlined in this Notice
    • A list of at least three (3) professional references
    • A self-edited writing sample

    CLOSING DATE: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applicants will be notified if an interview will be requested. This position will remain open until filled. OCLA reserves the right to close this recruitment at any time.

    Additional Information

    While a very small agency, the Office of Civil Legal Aid is committed to building and maintaining a work environment that values a wide range of personal and professional characteristics and experience.

    OCLA seeks applications from all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, 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 disabled person.

    OCLA believes in providing substantial professional flexibility consistent with necessary accountability considerations. OCLA also supports Washington State’s greenhouse gas reduction efforts. It therefore takes a generous approach to telecommunication and off-site work activity.

    If reasonable accommodation is required to assist an otherwise qualified individual to timely respond to this Notice, please contact:

    Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid

    James A. Bamberger, Director

    PO Box 41183

    Olympia, WA 98507


  • 06/21/2016 3:12 PM | Anonymous



    $93,438 - $108,471


    Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington

    Job Type:

    Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time




    Seattle City Light

    Bargaining Unit:

    Not represented

    Closing Date


    Position Description:

    Seattle City Light, a Department of the City of Seattle, is a publicly owned utility dedicated to exceeding our customers' expectations by delivering the best customer service experience of any utility in the nation. Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public utility in the nation, serving more than 780,000 residents in the City of Seattle and eight adjacent jurisdictions. Recognized as a national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, Seattle City Light provides safe, low-cost, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power.
    Seattle City Light has approximately 1,800 employees, with the majority represented by 15 labor unions. The Human Resources Business Unit is seeking a Labor Relations Coordinator to be responsible for the full range of internal labor relations activities for several unions belonging to the Coalition including the Joint Crafts Council, Locals 5, 8, 117, 286, 1239, Inlandboatmen's, Local 17, Local 17IT, Local 21, Local 79, Local 289, Local 32, Local 15, and Carpenters. This position supports labor strategies that advance Seattle City Light's strategic goals and reflect sound principles of human resource management.
    Under executive direction of the Human Resources Officer, you will be responsible for working with City Personnel Labor Relations staff, management and employees, through their union's business representatives, to plan and implement labor relations programs and represent City Light in all aspects of labor relations and related human resource issues. 

    Job Responsibilities:

    The primary job functions of the Labor Relations Coordinator are:

    • Forge partnerships and communicate with all levels of employees, management, and business partners;
    • Work closely with management and human resource staff to pro-actively respond to labor issues, employee-related issues, and union concerns. Develop and maintain positive relationships with Seattle City Light employees, City Labor Relations staff, managers and union stewards and business agents; 
    • Provide labor relations advice and contract administration to management on discipline, grievances, arbitrations, and resolution of confidential and sensitive human resource matters;
    • Represent City Light in all aspects of labor relations and related human resource issues; 
    • Advise division Directors, managers and supervisors of correct, consistent, and equitable interpretation and application of labor contracts and employment law, regulatory agency rules, and department and City rules, policies and procedures and provide proactive, solutions-oriented support to City Light;
    • Provide coaching and counseling support to management on a broad range of human resource issues related to Seattle City Light union relationships and collective bargaining agreements. Support daily operations by providing interpretative guidance of collective bargaining agreements, department policies, and Personnel Rules;
    • Provide support for issues to be addressed in a labor-management setting, facilitating discussions between labor and management. Staff labor-management meetings and ensure follow-through on identified action items and communication plans; 
    • Formulate responses, proposals and settlements for presentation to collective bargaining agents or employee association representatives;
    • Research, formulate response and represent City Light in grievances and unfair labor practice charges working with Department management and Legal department;
    • Investigate and recommend the equitable resolution of grievances and disputes;
    • Develop labor policies and procedures to facilitate the implementation of negotiated contracts;
    • Research, compile, plan, and prepare data and materials for use in grievances, arbitrations, labor/management initiatives, and collective bargaining negotiations, and other settings. Provide analysis, reference documents, and statistical data concerning labor legislation, prevailing union and management practices, established business processes, and operational benchmarks;
    • May be responsible for administering the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and US Coast Guard (USCG) drug testing program and Fitness for Duty program;
    • Administer human resource programs, protocols mandated by  law, Personnel Rules, department policy and/or collective bargaining agreements, and conduct special projects to develop best practices for labor relations at City Light; 
    • Develop and implement strategies to accomplish goals outlined in the strategic plan as it relates to labor relations through increasing workforce flexibility and efficiency;
    • Respond to information requests and compile documentation for various administrative proceedings;
    • May be responsible for City Light's response to unemployment claims (ES), including responding to and attending appeal hearings, and may represent City Light or participate in Civil Service Appeals hearings (LAW or ER);
    • Assesses labor relations training needs for City Light, identifies appropriate resources, and provides labor relations training for management;
    • Act as City Light's primary representative of labor relations function with assigned represented bargaining units;
    • Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.


    Education:  A Bachelor's degree in Labor Relations, Business or Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Economics, or a closely related field (other combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability).
    Experience:  Three years of progressively responsible labor relations administration experience are required.
    Certification/License:  Driver's License or equivalent mobility.
    Desired Qualifications

    • Familiarity with governmental employment practices and operative collective bargaining agreements, as well as labor contracts, regulatory agency policies and procedures, related legislation and legal advice;
    • Demonstrated working knowledge in the interpretation and application of guidelines in the resolution of a variety of labor disputes, conflicts or grievances and a comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, concepts and laws related to the development and implementation of a labor relations program;
    • Demonstrated experience responding to Step 1- 2 grievances on behalf of management;
    • Excellent written communication skills;
    • Superior verbal communication and relationship building skills with the demonstrated ability to work under pressure;
    • Accurately foresee potential obstacles and proactively identify solutions;
    • Strategically work to address challenges and effectively tackle day to day operations;
    • Identify solutions and resolve issues that meet Seattle City Light's business needs while maintaining effective working relationships with the unions;
    • Willingness and ability to effectively partner with City Personnel during negotiation processes;
    • Must be a quick learner that is a good decision maker and skilled at negotiation.

    Additional Information:

    Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review.

    Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page:

    Job #2016-00410

    If you are unable to apply on-line you may submit a paper application by the closing date to our office.

    Seattle Municipal Tower
    700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500
    Seattle, WA 98104