Full-Time Temporary Research & Writing Specialist
POSITION #: 2016-2-LEGAL
ANNOUNCED: October 29, 2015
CLOSES: Priority given to Applications received by November 20, 2015
The Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington is accepting applications for a fulltime temporary (a year and a day) Research and Writing Specialist to be stationed in the Seattle office.
The Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by appointment from the court.
Requirements. The applicant must be a licensed attorney in good standing with a federal and state bar and have significant experience in federal sentencing law, including the federal sentencing guidelines.
The applicant must possess excellent research, writing, and communication skills. The applicant must be available to start by January 4, 2016.
Duties. The primary duties of this position include: (1) reviewing approximately 200 to 300 cases to determine eligibility for relief under Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015); (2) drafting
documents to be filed in U.S. District Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; (3) providing legal research and writing in habeas corpus litigation; and (4) providing legal research and writing for other matters.
Selection Criteria. The successful applicant will have an established capacity, or clearly demonstrated aptitude, for excellence in criminal defense practice, a commitment to the representation of indigent
accused persons, and a reputation for integrity. Applicants must also possess the ability to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, and court and agency personnel. The position requires strong legal
research and word processing skills, the ability to analyze legal issues from complex records, and the ability to write clearly and concisely. Federal appellate and habeas experience is strongly preferred.
Salary and Benefits. The starting salary of a Research and Writing Specialist is based upon prior legal experience ranging from two to seven years. The salary range is $51,646 to $123,796 depending on education and years of relevant experience consistent with federal guidelines. This position includes government employment benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. The position depends on federal funding and is subject to mandatory Electronic Funds Transfer
(direct deposit). Employment will be provisional pending the successful outcome of fingerprinting and a background check.
How to Apply. Qualified persons may apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and two work references (including names, addresses and telephone numbers). The position will be open until filled. Any
application must be submitted as a PDF by email to:
Michael Filipovic, Federal Public Defender
Attn: Human Resources
NO TELEPHONE OR E-MAIL INQUIRIES PLEASE
The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer
The Real Estate Practice Group of Riddell Williams seeks a transactional real estate associate attorney with 3 - 5 years’ experience in commercial real estate transactions, including purchases and sales, leasing, finance, and land development projects for regional and national clients. The ideal candidate has outstanding academic credentials, exceptional writing and research skills, and is committed to delivering excellent quality work in a team-oriented workplace. Candidates must be, or be willing to become, a member of the Washington State Bar. Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should email their resume, cover letter, law school transcript, and a writing sample to Rebecca Misich.
Director of Human Resources
We are currently accepting applications for an experienced health law associate with at least 3 years’ experience to work in our Health Care Practice Group. Our Health Care Practice Group assists our clients, including hospitals, health care providers and health carriers, in a wide range of regulatory, operational and transactional matters. Successful candidates will have sophisticated health care regulatory experience, including fraud and abuse, Stark, HIPAA, licensing, and physician and hospital contracting, preferred. Health carrier regulatory experience is highly desirable. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, excellent written and oral communication skills and be committed to delivering excellent quality work in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be, or be willing to become, members of the Washington State Bar. Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should email their resume, cover letter, law school transcript, and a writing sample to Rebecca Misich.
Established and reputable law firm seeks Washington-licensed attorneys (2 positions available!) with a minimum of two years’ experience in family law, including family law-related courtroom experience (e.g., motion hearings, etc.), to join our growing team! Must have exceptional attention to detail, excellent writing and organizational skills, superior communication, client service, and interpersonal skills, and be comfortable with aggressive litigation on behalf of our clients. Starting salary DOE, medical/dental benefits, generous year-end productivity bonus, employer funded 401-K after one year of employment, and other benefits. Interested c and idates should submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, professional references, and law school transcript (if graduated w/in last 5 years) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidate should be able to start ideally within 2-3 weeks.
$8,239.25 - $11,373.56 Monthly
$98,871.00 - $136,482.72 Annually
11/03/15 05:00 PM
The Senior Attorney (Civil Division) in the City Attorney's Office provides consultation, advice and representation for assigned City departments and may occasionally represent the City in civil litigation. The best candidate for this position must have significant experience in at least one or more areas of law applicable to the City's operation, such as: municipal, finance, land use, transportation, utilities, employment, telecommunications and administrative law. An emphasis in employment law and/or land use is highly desirable. Civil litigation experience is helpful.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Advising departments, employees, the City Council, and boards and commissions, both orally and in writing on all facets of municipal law.
•Providing appropriate legal interpretation of rules and laws that govern the conduct of business.
•Answering inquiries from the City Council and the general public.
•Assisting departments in preparing resolutions and ordinances for adoption by the City Council.
•Handling multiple tasks and prioritize and schedule the work of self and others.
•Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, City Council, and other public entities.
•Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school and membership in good standing with the Washington State Bar is required.
•Three or more years of experience, as an attorney with significant experience involving legal advice relevant to the areas of practice found in municipal government, or equivalent experience;
•Knowledge of Washington and federal statutes relating to operation of municipal governments;
•Ability to prepare and analyze complex legal documents;
•Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion;
•Experience preparing briefs, memos and other legal documents;
•Extensive experience structuring, drafting and negotiating legal agreements, such as easements and contracts;
•Strong project management skills and top analytical skills;
•Strong written and oral communication skills;
•Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams with only little or moderate supervision;
•Proven skills working effectively with multiple competing deadlines and multiple competing interests among clients;
•Must be able to demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations.
•Five or more years of experience, as an attorney with significant experience involving legal advice relevant to the areas of practice found in municipal government, or equivalent experience;
•Experience with complex legal agreements;
•Working knowledge of modern policies and practices of municipal law and public administration;
•Strong knowledge of land use and/or employment law, with background in both areas of law being ideal;
•Experience in analyzing, evaluating, negotiating and litigating cases; handling appeals; researching and drafting legal documents, briefs, and appeals preferred but not required.
•Enthusiastic, self-starter, highly motivated.
•The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
•The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 25 pounds.
•The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
This is a Regular, Full-Time, Non-Union position.
For further information about the position, please contact Jerome Roache via email at JRoache@bellevuewa.gov or by phone at 425-452-4085. If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact 855-524-5627.
POSITION #: 2016-1-LEGAL
ANNOUNCED: October 15, 2015
CLOSES: Priority given to Applications received by November 20, 2015
The Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington is seeking an experienced Social Worker/Paralegal in the Seattle office. Of foremost importance is an applicant’s commitment to providing quality representation for indigent persons, advocating for clients’ access to local resources, and ensuring that clients’ needs are met and rights are upheld. The position provides an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse, and rewarding environment. Employees enjoy generous benefits and access to work/life programs.
The successful applicant must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Human Services and a minimum of three years of experience working with community organizations serving high risk client populations. One year of experience in the criminal justice or legal field is also required. Candidates are expected to be proficient with current computer software and internet research techniques. A valid Washington state driver’s license is required for the position.
The Social Worker/Paralegal will assist the Defense Team with social work and paralegal-related tasks as directed by team attorneys. Duties will include developing and maintaining relationships with clients; preparing social histories; interviewing families, lay people and experts; writing informational memos and reports. Additional duties will include serving as a liaison with the Federal Probation Office, community outreach organizations, and social service providers; creating and maintaining a database of these partners’ contact information; and travel to the Tacoma office and other areas within the Western District of Washington.
Essential for this position is the ability to manage a heavy caseload, work flexible hours, and travel occasionally. The ideal candidate will develop and maintain cooperative relationships with programs providing services for our clients, work well independently and as part of a team, possess personal integrity as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, and prioritization skills.
This is a full-time position with federal salary and benefits. The salary range is $62,486 to $105,243 depending on education and years of relevant experience consistent with federal guidelines and regulations. The 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 fingerprinting and a background check.
Qualified persons may apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and two work references (including names, addresses and telephone numbers). The position will be open until filled. Applications must be submitted as a PDF by email to:
Federal Public Defender
Attn: Human Resources
NO TELEPHONE OR E-MAIL INQUIRIES PLEASE
The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.
Long established, respected mid-size Wenatchee law firm with a full service business and litigation practice seeks an associate attorney to participate in all areas of the firms’ practice, including business, insurance defense, general litigation, family law and estate planning.
Candidates must have strong academic credentials and references, excellent communication and social skills, demonstrated work ethic, a focus on marketing and practice development, and a desire to integrate into the community. Experience and Spanish proficiency is a plus but not required.
Cover letter and resume should be transmitted to Quentin Batjer, Davis Arneil Law Firm, LLP at quentin(at)dadkp.com or by mail to 617 Washington Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801.
All inquiries/applications shall be kept confidential.
Quentin D. Batjer
Davis, Arneil Law Firm, LLP
617 Washington Street
Wenatchee, Washington 98801
(p) 509 662-3551 | (f) 509 662-9074
Position Title: SeniorGenderLand Tenure Specialist
Status: Regular, Full-Time
Location: Seattle, Washington DC, or one of Landesa’s strategic regions
Classification: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime Pay)
Date: September 2015
Job Summary: Within a variety of country contexts, the Senior Gender and Land Tenure Specialist provides policy, analytical and program implementation expertise on women’s land rights, including access to property and inheritance, rural land tenure security, access to land, land rights formalization, land markets, land administration and management, and resolution of land and related disputes with a focus on impacts on women and their families. The Specialist will provide technical inputs related to women’s rights and gender and support integrating gender expertise across programs and projects, as well as co-lead global advocacy efforts around women’s land rights.
Link land rights to other human rights and related fields such as gender-based violence, health, food security, agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and climate change. The Specialist conducts gender-based analyses (both from the desk and in the field), drafts research and briefing papers, advisory memos, training modules, presentations, advocacy materials, and other products. In a complementary manner, the Specialist manages related assignments, projects, and tasks, and also contributes to the pursuit of private donor funding, fee-for-service opportunities, and public sector grants. The Specialist will be responsible for collaborating with a number of individuals, teams and partnerships across the organization and in external networks and coalitions.
Reporting and relationships: The Specialist will report to the Global Director of Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights (LCWLR) and will work closely with other directors as required by particular task assignments.
Availability: The Specialist will be expected to work a standard workweek of 40 hours plus additional hours as necessary to get the job done. The position requires significant international travel (average of 60-80 days per year).
Essential Job Functions:
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Education and Experience:
Work Environment and Working Conditions for Travelers: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to working conditions and hazards which are prevalent for the location and/or country of assignment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is primarily performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to electronics work. The employee may be required to travel overseas and domestically. When traveling , the employee may be exposed to: physical hazards (illnesses, noise, extreme temperatures, wet or humid climates, etc.) road hazards (unfinished/dirt roads, potholes, traffic-related accidents, etc.), and atmospheric conditions (odors, dust, fumes, smog, etc.).
Additional Comments: The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
To Apply: Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to email@example.com, with the title “SGLTS-L” in the subject line. Please specify in your cover letter your location preference or if you are open to relocating. Additionally, we will begin phone screening on September 21st. No phone calls please. Landesa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Labor Standards Paralegal -Temporary
Central Building, 810 3rd Ave., Seattle, Washington
Temporary - Non-Benefit Eligible
Seattle Office for Civil Rights
09/08/15 04:00 PM Pacific Time
The Office for Labor Standards (OLS) is seeking a temporary Paralegal to provide legal and administrative support for investigations relating to enforcement of Seattle's labor standards laws.
The City of Seattle is a national leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity. To address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents, the City of Seattle created an Office of Labor Standards (OLS) in late 2014. OLS implements City ordinances on minimum wage (MWO), paid sick and safe time (PSST), use of criminal history in employment decisions (JAO), wage theft (WT) and other laws that the City may enact in the future. OLS is housed within the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR). SOCR enforces federal and civil rights laws; leads the Race and Social Justice Initiative, the City of Seattle's long-term commitment to end racism and achieve racial equity in Seattle; and coordinates the Gender Justice Project, a more recent initiative to close the wage gap for Seattle workers.
The OLS Paralegal is a full-time temporary position that will report to the OLS Division Director. For more information . . .