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  • 10/29/2015 3:47 PM | Anonymous


    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
    The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer

  • 10/27/2015 11:07 AM | Anonymous

    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.


    Rebecca Misich

    Director of Human Resources

  • 10/27/2015 11:06 AM | Anonymous

     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.


    Rebecca Misich

    Director of Human Resources

  • 10/27/2015 11:04 AM | Anonymous

    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   Candidate should be able to start ideally within 2-3 weeks.

  • 10/22/2015 11:23 AM | Anonymous

    $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.

    •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.

    Preferred Qualifications
    •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.


    Physical Demand
    •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 or by phone at 425-452-4085.   If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact 855-524-5627.

  • 10/22/2015 11:20 AM | Anonymous



    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:

    Michael Filipovic

    Federal Public Defender

    Attn: Human Resources


    The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.


  • 10/06/2015 4:20 PM | Anonymous

     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) 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

  • 09/03/2015 9:42 AM | Anonymous


    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:

    • Performs gender-sensitive research, analysis, and synthesis of topics and issues related to Landesa’s work on gender and women’s land rights.
    • Undertakes and, at times, supervises fieldwork (e.g., rapid rural appraisal, key informant interviews, public meetings, workshops, surveys) to gather information about current land tenure conditions and the prospects for reform and implementation with specific focus on outcomes for women and their families.
    • Makes policy, program and project recommendations that are practical, useful, and realistic, given country realities and resources.
    • Provides technical inputs related to women’s rights and gender, support integrating gender expertise across programs and projects, and ensure gender analysis is thoughtfully integrated at all stages of projects.
    • Shapes and leads advocacy efforts to elevate women’s land rights in national, regional and international for a; represents Landesa in external presentations and conferences.
    • Collaborates with foreign government officials, other counterpart country nationals, civil society actors, and international aid agencies in the work.
    • Manages relations and collaborates with donors, fee-for-service clients and public sector grantors. Prepares and reviews reports for these funders on a regular basis.
    • Contributes to the expansion and/or development of the Center programs and projects.
    • Collaborates with Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Team to collect program data, in order to monitors activities and identify problem areas; takes corrective steps as needed to achieve program and project objectives.
    • Contributes to internal learning objectives by sharing gender analysis, research methods and findings with other Landesa staff, including making presentations.
    • Assists the Communications and Development Departments in preparing and presenting funding, educational and communication material.
    • Manages projects in conformance with Landesa procedures on budgeting, human resource allocation and work planning, cost monitoring and control, monitoring travel schedules, and product preparation and delivery.
    • Performs other management and administrative tasks as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • A deep commitment to the mission of a better, safer future for the world’s poorest people through secure access to land and the critical importance of land rights for women.
    • Dedication and persistence working in a mission-driven environment as a constructive, solutions-oriented problem solver.
    • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with a range of people at all levels, with humility, respect and a focus on the results.
    • Research, analysis, synthesis, reasoning, and writing abilities that have been developed to a level that permits the Specialist to work independently and take leadership on Landesa projects.
    • Knowledge of international and regional standards on women’s rights and gender equality and demonstrated experience identifying gender-based and intersectional constraints to accessing and claiming rights, particularly as relevant to land, property and inheritance; ability to analyze gender impact of gender-neutral laws and to craft legal arguments for gender equality.
    • Familiarity with legal, economic, sociological, agricultural, political, institutional, geographic, and anthropological concepts and information to an extent sufficient to permit the Specialist to initiate, participate in and manage Landesa projects. Candidates with deep knowledge of customary land tenure systems and issues and as they affect women in Africa, India, and/ or China will receive special consideration.
    • Experience developing and managing advocacy initiatives or campaigns; working in broad-based coalitions, highly desired.
    • Ability to develop concrete work plans and manage tasks, teams, people, funds, products, and other elements so that work is performed according to agreed budgets, schedules, delivery requirements, and staffing plans.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and work collaboratively as a member of teams; sensitivity and ability to establish respect, credibility and trust in a multi-cultural organization at all levels regardless of role within the team, including consensus building, communication and leadership skills; ability to partner with staff, stakeholder partners, and donors.
    • Proficiency using Microsoft Suite of products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other software.

    Education and Experience:

    • A graduate or professional degree in law, gender studies, international development, sociology, geography, anthropology, or related field, required. JD or LLM preferred.
    • A minimum of 12 years of relevant international development work experience, engaging in legal and policy research or advocacy and in the design and implementation of projects, including significant focus on the types of land issues mentioned above, required.
    • Field experience highly preferred.
    • Prior work experience with USAID, the World Bank or other multi/bi-lateral donor, desired.
    • Legal authorization to work if post is to be based in the United States of America or applicable location, required.

    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, 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.

  • 08/31/2015 1:01 PM | Deleted user
    Seeking attorney to work with WACDL committees and task forces to (1) develop resources for criminal defense lawyers (and, in some cases, for clients) and (2) assist with efforts to make policy changes that will benefit the criminal defense bar and our clients.  Excellent writing and communications skills and commitment to criminal defense issues required.  This is a part-time position — flexible hours, average of 15-20 hours/week.  WACDL is located in Seattle, but the staff attorney may work remotely.  This position is temporary; funding is currently available for one year.  The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership association for Washington State criminal defense attorneys.  To apply, send cover letter, resume, and writing sample (preferably as a single pdf file) to More details available at

  • 08/31/2015 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    Labor Standards Paralegal -Temporary

    $27.74 /Hour 

    Central Building, 810 3rd Ave., Seattle, Washington

    Job Type:
    Temporary - Non-Benefit Eligible


    Seattle Office for Civil Rights

    Bargaining Unit:
    Not represented

    Closing Date
    09/08/15 04:00 PM Pacific Time 

    Position Description:

    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 . . .