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  • 06/13/2017 11:59 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Associate Attorney

    Business Litigation

    Job #A20170601 – Anchorage, Alaska

    The Anchorage office of Perkins Coie is seeking a junior level associate for its expanding litigation practice in Alaska. The work will cover general commercial litigation, labor and employment matters, products liability, construction, and environmental and energy matters. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and strong written and verbal communication skills. Judicial clerkship experience is strongly preferred. To apply, please access the link above and submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample. Principals Only.


  • 06/13/2017 11:58 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Labor & Employment Associate

    Stoel Rives’ Labor and Employment Group continues to grow. Our attorneys provide strategic counseling ads and litigation services across the full spectrum of labor and employment law. The Seattle office is seeking an associate with 1-3 years of relevant work experience to join our full-service platform. Ideal candidates will have general employment litigation experience, as well as experience with traditional labor law and employment counseling and advice. Qualified candidates will have strong academic credentials, writing skills, interpersonal skills and be self-starters with a commitment to excellence. Candidates can look forward to being part of a vibrant and growing practice and the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative team environment. Membership to the Washington Bar is strongly preferred.

    Stoel Rives LLP enjoys an over-100-year tradition of excellence as a leader among U.S. law firms. We offer a multi-office platform and world-class clients together with focused, individual training and professional development for all our attorneys. With nearly 400 lawyers firmwide, we are proud to provide a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

    Apply online here: http://webapp.stoel.com/asp/viselfapply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=9&FilterJobID=130


  • 06/13/2017 11:56 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Managing Attorney for statewide nonprofit association and resource center for public defenders. The position is primarily responsible for supervision of and resource support for program attorneys; oversight of training program; development of resource publications; and coordinating amicus work. Requirements: Seven (7) years of public defender or criminal defense experience with multiple practice areas and qualified under WDA professional standards to represent defendants in Class A felonies. Leadership, supervisory and project management experience required. Experience in developing training programs and materials preferred. Demonstrated understanding of equity and diversity-related issues. Must be licensed to practice law in Washington State or licensed within six months of date of hire. WDA is committed to employment equity throughout all levels of the organization. Additional details at http://www.defensenet.org. Send Resume and Letter of Interest to Scott Shoemaker via email to scott@defensenet.org. Position open until filled.

  • 06/13/2017 11:55 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking an experienced attorney to build, file, and litigate complex civil actions in state and federal court to protect and preserve civil liberties for all Washingtonians—work that is important now more than ever.
     
    The ACLU-WA is increasing its level of operations in order to fight Donald Trump’s broad attacks on civil liberties while continuing to vigorously move forward the work of our existing projects—much of which will also be affected by the actions of the Trump Administration: criminal justice reform; the school to prison pipeline; using religion to oppose LGBT rights and reproductive freedom; and privacy, surveillance, and technology. Our goal is not just resistance; it is progress. 
     
    This new attorney position will give us the capacity to push forward our affirmative agenda as well as engage in fast-moving, defensive battles against Trump administration policies.
     
    Overview
     
    The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country's premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan. 
     
    Whether it’s ending mass incarceration and police brutality, achieving full equality for LGBT people, protecting privacy in the digital age, preserving the right to vote, or ensuring reproductive freedom, the ACLU is willing to take on tough civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. And we’re successful. In the past couple of years in Washington state, we’ve won a lawsuit for a gay couple who was denied service by their local florist, victories for Latino voting rights in Yakima and Pasco, and a ruling that stops the horrific practice of warehousing mentally ill persons in jails without mental health treatment. The ACLU stands for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin. 
     
    The ACLU-WA’s staff of 30+ employees and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 75,000 members, activists, and donors.
     
    Primary Responsibilities
     
    The staff attorney will be responsible for investigating, filing, and litigating civil liberties and civil rights cases in both federal and state courts.  This includes legal research, investigative work, identifying and signing up named plaintiffs, complaint drafting, discovery and motion practice, and handling trials and appeals.
     
    The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining an active docket of their own cases, typically with assistance from outside cooperating attorneys, as well as helping to supervise and mentor more junior attorneys in the department.
     
    The staff attorney will also engage in advocacy short of litigation, coordinate with the various policy-focused attorneys and other staff in the office, provide legal analysis to advance other ACLU policy work, conduct community outreach as needed, and supervise law students and volunteer attorneys.  Along with other professional staff members, the staff attorney will represent the ACLU publicly, speaking to the media and others, as assigned.
     
    The staff attorney may also be asked to assist the Legal Director in the supervision and management of cases brought by other attorneys inside and outside the office, the drafting and review of internal and external department reports, and other non-litigation tasks essential for the smooth running of the Legal Department as needed.
     
    Travel, as well as occasional work on nights and weekends, will be necessary. Along with all employees, the staff attorney is expected to help maintain a positive, respectful, welcoming, and professional work environment for employees and volunteers.
     
    Qualifications
     
    At least eight years of significant civil litigation experience, with at least some demonstrated ability to develop and/or litigate class actions.  Applicants will be considered for a Senior Staff Attorney title depending on previous litigation and management experience.  Plaintiffs’ side work and/or previous experience in constitutional law litigation is a plus, as is experience supervising other attorneys.
     
    Must have ability to file and litigate cases independently and collaboratively; excellent problem- solving skills; ability to juggle multiple on-going projects and exercise good judgment under stressful situations; and ability to affirmatively prosecute civil rights violations.
     
    Must also have superior writing, research and verbal skills in presenting both to lawyers and to
    the non-lawyer public; leadership and organizational skills in order to encourage volunteer lawyers and work cooperatively in coalitions on complicated cases; the ability to take initiative, think strategically, and share responsibility and credit.
     
    Must have a commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.
     
    Must be a member of the Washington State Bar (or willing to take the next bar examination).
     
    This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
     
    Compensation and Benefits
     
    Salary is based on experience, qualifications and the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale. Benefits include three weeks of vacation to start, medical and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and an ORCA card.
     
    Application Procedure
     
    To apply, email a letter of application and resume to jobs@aclu-wa.org and include in the subject line of the email: your last name and Staff Attorney 3. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at https://www.aclu-wa.org/careers
     
    The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. 
     
    The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington.”

  • 06/13/2017 11:50 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Advocacy Director

    Columbia Legal Services is hiring a dynamic Advocacy Director to coordinate our statewide and national litigation and advocacy projects, and play a key role in shaping the future of our organization. The Advocacy Director serves as a thought-partner for our Executive Director and Directing Attorneys.

    Program Description

    For many years, Columbia Legal Services and its predecessor organizations have represented some of the most marginalized people in Washington. 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. As a proud member of the Alliance, 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. Every day, our legal teams engage in large-scale litigation, policy reform, and innovative partnerships intended to make a lasting difference so that all people can be meaningful members of their communities. We share a deep commitment to serve and advocate alongside our clients as we seek justice together. The ideal candidate for any position at Columbia Legal Services will be able to articulate their role in the achievement of that vision.

    Position

    Columbia Legal Services seeks a full-time Advocacy Director to oversee all statewide litigation and advocacy projects. The Advocacy Director serves as Deputy Director within our organization, and plays a key role in shaping the future of our organizational priorities and direction. This position requires a strong leader, a trustworthy advocate, and a highly capable, strategic manager. The successful candidate will be a consensus builder and creative thinker, with a collegial style and a passion for our work. This position reports to the Executive Director and is based in Seattle (negotiable), with statewide responsibilities.

    Responsibilities

    ·       Oversee the advocacy acceptance process to ensure that the mission, criteria, and quality of advocacy and related projects are consistent with program values and standards of systemic and multi-forum advocacy. Our Advocacy Director must model courage and creativity, experiment, try new approaches, and take risks while maintaining fidelity to our mission and vision.

    ·       Supervise the Policy Director, Communications Director, and five Directing Attorneys to provide oversight, guidance, and coordination for our five project teams across five statewide offices. This position consults on litigation strategy, ethical matters and advocacy, as well as training protocols and plans, administrative policies, professional development and management coaching for Directing Attorneys and Policy Director.

    ·       Collaborate with the leadership team to develop long-term priorities, oversee implementation of a strategic vision, and ensure success of cross-project campaigns.

    ·       Create and maintain an enthusiastic work environment where all staff contribute to a unified mission of achieving social and economic justice for all, and assume key

    ·       responsibility in transitioning CLS towards a culture of intentionality surrounding organizational decision making and cohesion.

    ·       Work with internal and external stakeholders to advance our racial justice initiatives and integrate meaningful community engagement, race equity principles, and an anti-bias critical lens into all aspects of our work and organizational culture.

    ·       Cultivate and maintain key external partnerships, including the development and maintenance of strong community and pro-bono relationships with law firms, cooperating attorneys, allies and partner organizations, key funders, board members, coalitions, and the media on a on a state and national level.

    ·       Work with Communications Director to develop and lead staff in creating and executing a comprehensive communications plan that contributes to CLS’s strategic plan and supports program, advocacy and funding goals, produces publications and blogs, and develops talking points on key organizational issues.

    Qualifications

    ·       Must have a sense of humor, a healthy self-awareness, be comfortable with managing change, and enjoy leading and supporting a positive, high-performing organizational learning environment.

    ·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, cultural competence, understanding of and principles of intersectionality, and experience working with low-income client communities.

    ·       Must be a member of the Washington State Bar or seek admission as soon as possible after employment.

    ·       At least 7 years of experience in complex litigation (including at least 2 years of significant class action experience.) and other demonstrated experience in appeals, policy work and administrative advocacy.

    ·       Demonstrated significant experience supervising legal teams and administrative leadership, professional development, mentoring, performance management, and coaching of individuals and teams.

    ·       Enthusiasm, initiative, creativity, passion, commitment, and proven track record of working on anti-poverty and race equity issues.

    ·       Excellent research, writing, negotiation, and analytical skills.

    ·       Willingness to travel and to work flexible hours.

    Compensation Package

    CLS offers a competitive compensation package including generous holiday, paid time off, and healthcare benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $105,000 - $115,000.

    Applications

    Application deadline is June 23rd with a preferred start as soon as feasible. Please note that due to the volume of applications received, CLS is unable to respond to every application. We will contact you if we decide to pursue your application. No phone calls please. To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to the address or e-mail address below. Include Advocacy Director in the subject line of electronic submissions.

    Trisa Kern, Director of Program Administration

    Columbia Legal Services

    101 Yesler Way, Suite 300

    Seattle, WA 98104

    jobs@columbialegal.org

    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 Amanda Buse at 206-464-1122 or jobs@columbialegal.org.


  • 05/24/2017 9:58 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    IP / TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS ASSOCIATE

     

    The Intellectual Property and technology transactions group at Cairncross & Hempelmann, a mid-sized downtown law firm, is seeking an attorney with 2-3 years of experience with intellectual property and/or technology transactions.  Candidates should have superior academic credentials, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and current WSBA membership.  We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, friendly people and a wonderful working environment.  Check us out at www.cairncross.com.  EOE.  Send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to:

     

    Human Resources Manager

     Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.

     524 Second Avenue, Suite 500

     Seattle, WA  98104-2323

    e-mail:  ahanni@cairncross.com


  • 05/24/2017 9:55 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Corporate Counsel – Corporate Development – Seattle, WA

    From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrates coffee and its rich tradition, but that creates a feeling of connection. We develop and support partners who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.

    As Starbucks corporate counsel – corporate development, you will primarily support the Corporate Development & Business Alliances group at Starbucks. You will provide legal counsel and support on the structuring, negotiation, and drafting of documents for key strategic alliances, joint ventures, partnerships, and other complex commercial transactions, and assistance in the company’s execution of new business or investment opportunities in line with key business strategies. In addition, you will support one or more other business units, which may involve general commercial transactions, such as digital ventures, technology, or licensing matters. You will leverage your prior experience with public companies, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance in this role, and experience in international, food and beverage, retail, digital, and mobile technology industries is a plus.

    Leveraging your previous experience, we will enable you to:

    · Engage – Work on a wide variety of critical corporate partnerships and initiatives with a fast-paced, energetic business team.

    · Guide – Provide strategic legal counseling to the leaders of the Corporate Development & Business Alliances group, as well as the adjacent businesses and functions that collaborate with and support it.

    · Collaborate – Team with other supporting functions and Law & Corporate Affairs partners to provide cross-functional support, including on matters of antitrust, technology, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, tax, accounting and employment, and provide guidance and support to paralegals and other members of the department.

    We’d love to hear from people with:

    · 5-8 years of relevant substantive legal experience in a law firm or company legal department

    · License to practice law in pertinent jurisdictions

    We hope to hear from you! Click “Apply Online” to begin the application process today.

    Starbucks is an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans & individuals with disabilities. Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.

    More Details and to Apply


  • 05/24/2017 9:53 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) offers a unique leadership opportunity in a mission driven organization serving the legal aid needs of low-income people and communities in the Central region of Washington State.  Central Washington sits at the Eastern foot of the Cascade Mountain range and includes diverse industries, affords rich cultural and recreational opportunities, and offers significant opportunity for professional growth and development within a larger statewide legal aid program.   

     Details Here

    NJP is seeking qualified candidates to serve as Senior Attorney for its central Washington regional service office located in Yakima.  NJP’s Yakima office serves Yakima and Kittitas counties.   NJP is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to address barriers and promote justice for low-income persons throughout the state. The Senior Attorney is responsible for day-to-day office management and supervision of the local service office.  NJP Senior Attorneys also provide advocacy leadership in the service region and in NJP. 

     

    NJP attorneys work together as part of a statewide law firm, and in partnership with other legal aid providers, to bring high quality civil representation to Washington’s low income populations and communities. NJP attorneys are expected to provide counsel, representation and strategic engagement with client communities on a wide variety of substantive law issues that affect the poor. NJP’s Central Washington regional office uses a broad range of advocacy tools to promote justice and access to the courts, preserve low-income housing options, secure health and income opportunities, protect families and victims of crime, and to engage with client and community groups to secure the long-term well-being of the low income communities. 

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum five years’ legal experience with strong litigation skills required. Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.  Member of the Washington Bar, licensed in a state bar to which Washington could grant reciprocity or willing and able to take next bar is required.  

     

    Resume should reflect exceptional relevant work experience as well as a commitment to serving low-income persons. 

     

    Demonstrated experience and/or connection to NJP’s client communities is preferred. The Northwest Justice Project is especially interested in qualified candidates whose professional, personal and/or service experience allow them to contribute to and support the legal aid community’s commitment to race equity.  Must be willing to be engaged with the community to be served.  Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

     

    SALARY: Salary is dependent upon experience. NJP offers an attractive benefits package, including medical, dental and disability coverage in addition to a law school loan assistance program.

     

    TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, current resume and writing sample to: Karen Holland at karenh@nwjustice.org. Email subject line should clearly reference “Senior Attorney – Yakima” position. Cover letter should include description of any past experience, personal or professional, with low income or other marginalized communities. Application deadline: June 1, 2017.


    NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact Karen Holland at (206) 707-0802.


  • 05/24/2017 9:51 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) offers a unique leadership opportunity in a mission driven organization serving the legal aid needs of low-income people and communities in the Southeast region of Washington State.  Southeastern Washington is highly diverse and located in the state’s premier wine producing region, affords rich cultural and recreational opportunities, and offers significant opportunity for professional growth within a larger statewide legal aid program.   

     Details Here

    NJP is seeking qualified candidates willing to serve as Senior Attorney for its six-county Southeast Washington regional service office located in Pasco.  NJP is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to address barriers and promote justice for low-income persons throughout the state. The Senior Attorney is responsible for day-to-day office management and supervision of the local service office.  Management and supervision responsibility in this position includes oversight of the staffed offices located in Pasco and Walla Walla, requiring regular travel between the two locations and outreach to other communities within the service area. NJP Senior Attorneys also provide advocacy leadership in the service region and in NJP. 

     

    NJP attorneys work together as part of a statewide law firm, and in partnership with other legal aid providers, to bring high quality civil representation to Washington’s low income populations and communities. NJP attorneys are expected to provide counsel, representation and strategic engagement with client communities on a wide variety of substantive law issues that affect the poor. NJP’s Southeast Washington regional office uses a broad range of advocacy tools to promote justice and access to the courts, preserve low-income housing options, secure health and income opportunities, protect families and victims of crime, and to engage with client and community groups to secure the long-term well-being of the low income communities. 

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum five years’ legal experience with strong litigation skills required. Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.  Member of the Washington Bar, licensed in a state bar to which Washington could grant reciprocity or willing and able to take next bar is required.  

     

    Resume should reflect exceptional relevant work experience as well as a commitment to serving low-income persons. 

     

    Demonstrated experience and/or connection to NJP’s client communities is preferred. The Northwest Justice Project is especially interested in qualified candidates whose professional, personal and/or service experience allow them to contribute to and support the legal aid community’s commitment to race equity.  Must be willing to be engaged with the community to be served.  Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

     

    SALARY: Salary is dependent upon experience. NJP offers an attractive benefits package, including medical, dental and disability coverage in addition to a law school loan assistance program.

     

    TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, current resume and writing sample to: Karen Holland at karenh@nwjustice.org. Email subject line should clearly reference “Senior Attorney – Pasco” position. Cover letter should include description of any past experience, personal or professional, with low income or other marginalized communities. Application deadline: June 1, 2017.

     

    NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact Karen Holland at (206) 707-0802.


  • 05/17/2017 1:23 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    A challenging opportunity exists in the Washington State Attorney General's Office 
    Located in Seattle or Olympia


    The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state of Washington, and the Attorney General's Office serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. In furtherance of its mission to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and people of the state of Washington, the AGO covers a remarkably diverse legal landscape, including social and health services, consumer protection, civil and administrative litigation, environmental law, torts, tribal law, labor law, appellate practice and criminal prosecution.

    Click here for more details

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