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  • 03/01/2024 9:29 AM | Anonymous

    Salary

    $77,616.00 - $138,360.00 Annually

    Location 

    Thurston County – Lacey, WA

    Job Type

    Exempt

    Remote Employment

    Flexible/Hybrid

    Job Number

    2024-02257

    Department

    Utilities and Transportation Commission

    Division

    Administrative Law

    Opening Date

    02/23/2024

    Closing Date

    3/24/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

    Administrative Law Judge (multiple positions)

    Range of Consideration: $77,616 - $138,360 annually 

    (Exempt Management Service - Band 3)

     

    These positions are exempt from civil service rules.

     

    An initial review of applications will begin on March 8, 2024, with a second review scheduled for March 15, 2024. It is recommended that you submit your application materials prior to this date for consideration. 


     
    UTC reserves the right to render a hiring decision and/or choose to close or extend this recruitment at any given time.


    Hybrid: Although this is a hybrid opportunity, the successful incumbent must reside within Washington state.

     

    Travel: Occasional travel during and outside normal work hours throughout the state for public meetings or hearings related to commission filings may be required.

     

    The Opportunity:
    The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) is looking to fill two (2) Administrative Law Judge positions within the Administrative Law Division. These are full-time exempt positions that manage a variety of legal proceedings relating to regulation of utility and transportation companies.
     

    The Administrative Law Division is responsible for addressing legal issues presented to the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) for resolution. The position’s duties and responsibilities contribute to achieving the UTC’s goals of protecting public safety and ensuring utility and transportation company service rates, terms, and conditions are fair, just, reasonable, and sufficient.


  • 02/28/2024 10:27 AM | Anonymous

    Schroeter Goldmark & Bender represents and advocates for people who have been injured, discriminated against, sexually harassed, deprived of wages, or otherwise harmed by a company or organization. We believe ordinary citizens need a first-rate legal team working for them when it comes to protecting their rights and fighting powerful defendants. We are looking for a dynamic, creative, and smart 2L law student with a diverse background, experiences, and ideas to join our team.

    Our summer program is designed to give law students exposure to all aspects of our plaintiff trial practice. Interns work alongside experienced attorneys and will learn about a variety of practice areas, clients, and our firm culture. Opportunities will include research, writing, and observation of litigation events, including depositions, hearings, mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeals. 

    Selection Criteria

    When considering candidates, we will apply the following criteria:

    • Class of 2025 J.D. student;

    • An interest in the firm’s practice areas, including serious personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, civil rights, and employment on behalf of plaintiffs;

    • Strong academic credentials, excellent written and oral communication and advocacy skills;

    • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and a commitment to the highest quality client care and service.

    Application Process

    We will begin to review applications on a rolling basis after February 23, 2024. The application process will remain open until March 4, 2024, or until the summer associate position has been filled. Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to Terri Weintraub at weintraub@sgb-law.com

    The weekly compensation rate is currently expected to be $1,250/week.



  • 02/28/2024 10:26 AM | Anonymous

    The Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is recruiting for an Assistant Chief Industrial Appeals Judge.

    Remote work optional!  The official duty station is Olympia, but the Assistant Chief may telework as long as they reside in Washington State.

     

    The salary range is $128,856 – 138,360 per year.

     

    The job announcement is posted on www.careers.wa.gov here.  The recruitment closes on March 10, 2024. 


  • 02/28/2024 10:24 AM | Anonymous

    The AGO is committed to providing excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and to protecting the rights of its people.  It is essential to our mission to create and maintain a workplace that is diverse, respectful, inclusive, anti-racist and composed of the best legal talent available. You can review the AGO’s Mission, Vision, Values and Anti-Racist Commitment on our website.  If you share our vision and have a desire to do important work that makes a difference for our community, then we invite you to consider applying for the following opportunities.

     

    For information about the AGO, visit www.atg.wa.gov. Click on the links below to access full position descriptions and qualifications for each of these opportunities, visit the state's centralized recruitment site at www.careers.wa.gov. We encourage registration to our attorney e-mail subscription service.

     

    Team Leader – Children, Youth, and Families Division, Tumwater (DL: 2/25/24)

    AAG – Children Youth, and Families Division, PAL Section, Tumwater (DL: 2/29/24) New!

    Division Chief – Social & Health Services Division, Seattle (DL: 3/4/24) New!

    AAG – Regional Services Division, Bellingham (DL: 3/5/24) New!

    AAG – Regional Services Division, Yakima (Open until filled, first review 2/6/24) New!

    AAG – Medicaid Fraud Control Division, Olympia & Seattle (Open continuous, first review 3/6/24) New!

    AAG – Regional Services Division, Yakima (Open continuous)

    AAG – Regional Services Division Kennewick (Open continuous)

    AAG – Social & Health Services Division, Seattle (Open continuous)

    AAG – Regional Services Division, Yakima or Wenatchee (Open continuous)

    AAG – Tacoma Division’s Social & Health Services Section (Open continuous)

    AAG – Corrections Division’s Civil Rights Unit, Olympia (Open continuous)

    AAG – Social & Health Services Division, Behavioral Health Section, Olympia (Open continuous)

     

    * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Salaries for the AAG positions listed above are set between $74,520 – 139,572 annually. Salary for the Managing AAG positions listed above is set between $78,240 – 146,556.  The exact amount is set in accordance with Appendix B of the AWAAG CBA Salary for the Division Chief position is set between $155,000 - 160,000 annually.

     

    The Office appreciates the benefits of a healthy life-work balance as well as a respectful, inclusive and diverse workplace. Successful candidates will join an Office in which every person is committed to providing exceptional legal services and where individual professional development is encouraged and supported. The exceptional benefits of joining the AGO include:

     

    • A competitive benefit package that includes affordable medical plan options, dental benefits and retirement plans
    • Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Military and Civil Leave and Paid Holidays
    • Transparent salary schedule - AAG salaries are set between $74,520 – 139,572.  The exact amount is set in accordance with Appendix B of the AWAAG CBA.  Positions located in King County are eligible for 5% King County Assignment Pay.
    • The AGO will pay the general bar dues of someone who begins their assignment on or before January 31st per Article 10.8 of the AWAAG CBA.
    • Flex schedules and telecommuting options
    • A formal AAG mentoring program that complements the AGO's inherently collegial and supportive environment
    • Health and wellness program
    • Training and career development program that is recognized for its excellence and efficacy by AGOs nationwide 

     

    * * * * * * * * * * * *

    The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact the recruitment team at HREmployment@atg.wa.gov. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com.

     


  • 02/28/2024 10:23 AM | Anonymous

    Job title: Litigation Associate 

    Job location: Seattle, WA

    Job application link: https://stoelselfapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=15&FilterJobID=393

    Job Description:

    About Stoel Rives and the Litigation Practice

    Stoel Rives’ Litigation Group consists of more than 80 accomplished litigators. Our lawyers enjoy working together and collaborating across offices to develop deep knowledge about their clients’ businesses. Our litigators represent people and entities, large and small, across diverse industries.  

    As a member of this group, you would have the opportunity to provide regional litigation services for national companies and handle a wide variety of cases for other clients with unique litigation needs. If you are interested in working with a group of collaborative, hard-working, and dedicated lawyers and staff, this is the place for you.


    Role Overview

    The Seattle office of Stoel Rives is seeking an associate with a minimum of 3 years of general commercial litigation experience to join its dynamic Litigation Group. The Litigation Group’s leanly staffed teams provide significant opportunities for professional growth and early responsibility over complex matters.  

    Skills Needed to Be Effective in This Role

    We pride ourselves in forming diverse teams with a wide array of interpersonal and professional attributes. We don’t expect any one person to embody all of these skills, but the below serves to describe our ideal team player. If you have many of these skills, and are enthusiastic to learn, we encourage you to apply. 

    •               3-5 years of general commercial litigation experience;
    •               Excellent research and writing skills that can be deployed with flexibility to meet internal and external client needs;
    •               Strong interpersonal skills including building rapport with clients, fellow attorneys, and staff; 
    •               Good judgment, responsiveness, and perseverance;
    •               Strong intellectual curiosity;
    •               Self-motivation;
    •               A commitment to client service and team success;
    •               JD from an accredited university;
    •               Active membership in the Washington State bar or ability to waive in (preferred).


    Stoel Rives: Part of Our Team

    A broader question you may have is, “How will this position enhance my legal skills and career trajectory?”  At Stoel Rives, we offer a unique lateral integration program and core competency model that are designed to provide a roadmap of the practical skills, abilities, and client service techniques our lawyers need to succeed and progress at the firm.  We also established a New Lawyer Integration Program that has deepened our relationships and connections with our new lawyers, while providing them with the mentoring, resources, and information necessary for success.

    How You Will Live Life Well at Stoel Rives: Compensation, Benefits, and More! 

    The pay range for this position in the State of Washington is $200,000 – $240,000; however, the base compensation presented to a candidate may vary based on skills and overall experience. This information is provided per Washington’s Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. This salary range is based on market location.

    In addition to base compensation, Stoel Rives has a total rewards program that includes an annual discretionary bonus and rich benefits offerings.  For example, our benefits offerings include paid family & medical leave (and an on/off-ramp program for expecting parents), unlimited PTO, a flexible schedule program, remote work options, and a sabbatical program for eligible attorneys.  We also offer competitive and robust medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, AD&D, EAP, FSA, and Voluntary Life, ADD, and LTC options.  We also provide a generous firm-contributed health savings account and a pre-tax transportation/parking plan.  To help meet billable hour expectations, we also allow up to 50 hours of billable credit for diversity, equity, and inclusion-related activities, as well as an additional up to 50 hours for pro bono activities.  

    We are also proud participants of the ABA Well-Being Pledge, strongly believing that the well-being of our employees is paramount to the success of the firm. In addition, the firm’s Culture Committee supports the firm’s mission, vision, and values in bringing together spectacular client service and job satisfaction.  

    To learn more about the benefits of working as an attorney at Stoel Rives, click 
    here.

    What We Are Doing to Ensure A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Environment

    Stoel Rives places a high priority on attracting and retaining lawyers with different backgrounds and life experiences. This makes us better and happier as people, as an organization, and as legal advisers. We are proud to offer many engagement opportunities including a firmwide DE&I Committee, Associates Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Affinity Groups, and Parenting Circle.

     

    We proudly partner with Diversity Lab to implement innovative programs to advance Stoel Rives’ DE&I goals, including the aggressive metrics-based goals we’ve adopted as one of five founding Move the Needle Fund firms. Our efforts with Diversity Lab include certification under the Mansfield Rule, to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in our firm’s leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for opportunities. Additional information on these programs, can be found here.

     

    Principals only; no recruiters, please


  • 02/28/2024 10:22 AM | Anonymous

    I am one of eighteen attorneys serving in the Office of Counsel at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Seattle District.  We are currently seeking a qualified applicant who is interested in serving as a generalist attorney advising in several of the following areas of the USACE legal practice: federal government procurement, USACE civil works programs and authorities, environmental law, regulatory law, employment law, administrative law, litigation, Federal Indian law, and hazardous waste remediation law.  The Seattle District Office of Counsel is firmly committed to recruiting, retaining, and developing a diverse workforce, in order to better serve and advise our nearly 900-member organization in the Seattle and Greater Washington area, and to address the needs of the public who call Washington State home.

     

    The Seattle District is a “full-service” district within USACE.  A full scope of USACE civil works missions – including navigation, flood risk reduction, environmental restoration, fish passage, hydropower, and emergency response – is represented; there is a robust array of military construction projects throughout the Northwest; an expansive inter-agency support program; and the District has responsibility for the USACE Regulatory permitting program (Clean Water Act Section 404, Rivers and Harbors Act Section 10) in Washington State.  The District also operates the Lake Washington Ship Canal, also known as the “Ballard Locks,” and three hydropower facilities on the Upper Columbia River.  Due to the unique make-up of state and local governments, tribes, industry, and environmental organizations in the Greater Washington area, the Seattle District regularly encounters many issues of first impression that are not dealt with anywhere else.

     

    Further information about the Seattle District can be found here:

     

    https://www.nws.usace.army.mil/

     

    The full performance grade for this position is GS-13 (GS-0905-13).  Generally, two years of professional legal experience is required, but exceptions can be made in accordance with the experience requirements listed at usajobs.gov.

     

    Please see the following announcement attached, and at usajobs.gov, for more information on the position, experience requirements, and ways to apply:

     

    https://www.usajobs.gov/job/776264900

     

    This announcement will close on Monday, March 11, 2024.

     

    We are greatly interested in seeking applicants with a diverse range of personal and professional experiences.  Should you or anyone in your organization have any interest in applying or learning more about the USACE legal practice, my colleague Janis Millete, Principal District Counsel for Procurement Law, and I would be very happy to discuss further.

     

    Janis can be reached at janis.millete@gmail.com.

     

    My contact information is below, and my personal email is evlum808@gmail.com.


  • 02/15/2024 3:52 PM | Anonymous

    Position Title: Senior Environmental Attorney

    Position Location: Seattle, WA

    Position Application URL: https://stoelselfapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=15&FilterJobID=390

    Position Description:

    About Stoel Rives and the Environment, Land Use, and Natural Resources Practice

    Expanding our energy and natural resources expertise is one of Stoel Rives’ priorities in its strategic plan, and our nationally recognized Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources practice is a key source of our strength.  We represent major businesses in the fisheries, forest products, mining, oil & gas, and renewable energy industries. As part of the team, you will have the opportunity to build and maintain strong relationships with agency officials and industry associations and you will have the opportunity to work on interesting, long-term projects with established clients. 


    If you are interested in working with a group of collaborative, hard-working, and dedicated lawyers and staff, this is the place for you.

     

    Role Overview

    Stoel Rives’ Seattle Office is seeking an Environmental Attorney with 5+ years of experience to join the environmental section of its Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources practice. All candidates should have experience in matters involving state and federal cleanup of contaminated sites, with a focus on Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and state analogs.  The ideal candidate will enjoy complex legal and factual analysis requiring problem solving and critical thinking.

    This attorney will support our clients to meet their everyday environmental law-related needs, including: compliance (e.g., chemical reporting, stormwater management, and waste characterization and disposal), cleanup work, responding to government information requests, investigations and enforcement actions, and citizen suit /toxic tort defense.  This attorney will also advise clients on the environmental aspects of real estate and corporate transactions including identifying and allocating environmental risks, negotiating and drafting environmental provisions of transaction documents, and obtaining and reviewing environmental site assessments and other diligence materials.  

    All our attorneys gain exceptional first-hand experience on sophisticated legal matters through their work with senior lawyers and clients involving a variety of complex and cutting-edge issues pertaining to natural resources, wildlife, and environmental laws.  

    Skills Needed to Be Effective in This Role


    We pride ourselves in forming diverse teams with a wide array of interpersonal and professional attributes. We don’t expect any one person to embody all of these skills, but the list below describes our ideal team player. If you have many of these skills, and are enthusiastic to learn, we encourage you to apply.

    •            Environmental compliance experience and interest as described in the “Role Overview” section; 
    •            Excellent written and oral communication skills;
    •            Good judgment, responsiveness, and perseverance;
    •            Strong intellectual curiosity;
    •            Self-motivation;
    •            A commitment to client service and team success;
    •            JD from an accredited university;
    •            Community engagement; and
    •            Active membership in or commitment to applying for the Washington State bar.

    Stoel Rives: Part of Our Team


    A broader question you may have is, “How will this position enhance my legal skills and career trajectory?”  At Stoel Rives, we offer a unique lateral integration program and core competency model that are designed to provide a roadmap of the practical skills, abilities, and client service techniques our lawyers need to succeed and progress at the firm.  We also established a New Lawyer Integration Program that has deepened our relationships and connections with our new lawyers, while providing them with the mentoring, resources, and information necessary for success.

    How You Will Live Life Well at Stoel Rives: Compensation, Benefits, and More! 

    The pay range for this position is $245,000+; however, the base compensation presented to a candidate may vary based on skills and overall experience. This salary range is based on market location.

    In addition to base compensation, Stoel Rives has a total rewards program that includes an annual discretionary bonus and rich benefits offerings.  For example, our benefits offerings include paid family & medical leave (and an on/off-ramp program for expecting parents), unlimited PTO, a flexible schedule program, remote work options, and a sabbatical program for eligible attorneys.  We also offer competitive and robust medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, AD&D, EAP, FSA, and Voluntary Life, ADD, and LTC options.  We also provide a generous firm-contributed health savings account and a pre-tax transportation/parking plan.  To help meet billable hour expectations, we also allow up to 50 hours of billable credit for diversity, equity, and inclusion-related activities, as well as an additional up to 50 hours for pro bono activities.  

    We are also proud participants of the ABA Well-Being Pledge, strongly believing that the well-being of our employees is paramount to the success of the firm. In addition, the firm’s Culture Committee supports the firm’s mission, vision, and values in bringing together spectacular client service and job satisfaction.  

    What We Are Doing to Ensure A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Environment

    Stoel Rives places a high priority on attracting and retaining lawyers with different backgrounds and life experiences. This makes us better and happier as people, as an organization, and as legal advisers. We are proud to offer many engagement opportunities including a firmwide DE&I Committee, Associates Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Affinity Groups, and Parenting Circle.

     

    We proudly partner with Diversity Lab to implement innovative programs to advance Stoel Rives’ DE&I goals, including the aggressive metrics-based goals we’ve adopted as one of five founding Move the Needle Fund firms. Our efforts with Diversity Lab include certification under the Mansfield Rule, to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in our firm’s leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for opportunities.

     


  • 02/15/2024 3:51 PM | Anonymous

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP seeks a tax associate with three to five years of experience to join the Tax, Trusts & Estates group in our Minneapolis or Seattle offices. This associate will work on a wide range of transactional tax matters including structuring and forming business and investment entities, advising on tax issues in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, restructurings, and equity and debt securities offerings, and advising on renewable energy projects including development, tax equity financing, purchase and sale transactions. 

     

    The following qualifications are required:

    - JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school

    - Strong academic performance

    - Excellent research and writing skills

    - Minnesota or Washington bar admission or the ability to become admitted in Minnesota or Washington

     

    Three to five years of experience as a transactional tax attorney is preferred.

     

    For Seattle applicants only, the salary range for this position is $205,000 - $260,000. Pay is determined based on depth of experience in the practice area. The individual hired for this position may have the option of electing a lower billable-hours track with a proportional reduction in salary. Associates are eligible to participate in Dorsey’s associate bonus program, subject to the program’s conditions and restrictions.

     

    Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Our benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance; domestic partner benefits (for same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners); Dorsey & Whitney 401(K) Retirement and Savings Plan; 15 weeks of paid parental leave, plus an additional 6-8 weeks of paid short-term disability for lawyers who give birth; adoption assistance; back-up child care program; education and college advising programs; well-being programs and activities; a 24/7 employee assistance program with confidential counseling; and more!

     

    Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community.

     

    You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

     

    Dorsey participates in E-Verify.

     

    About Dorsey

    Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies.

    Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success:

    - Banking and Financial Institutions

    - Development and Infrastructure

    - Energy & Natural Resources

    - Food, Beverage & Agribusiness

    - Healthcare

    - Technology

     

    Among Dorsey’s many distinguished alumni are U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser, Minnesota’s first woman judge Betty Washburn, former U.S. Vice President and Ambassador to Japan Walter Mondale, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, former Corporation Counsel of the City of New York Zachary Carter, and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work.

     

    One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:

    - Mansfield Certification Plus (Diversity Lab)

    - Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)

    - 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)

    - Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)

     

    How to Apply
    Dorsey accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Dorsey is committed to providing disability and religious-based reasonable accommodations. If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and hiring process, or if you have questions about a workplace reasonable accommodation, please contact us at 612-492-5033.

     


  • 02/15/2024 3:20 PM | Anonymous

    The AGO is committed to providing excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and to protecting the rights of its people.  It is essential to our mission to create and maintain a workplace that is diverse, respectful, inclusive, anti-racist and composed of the best legal talent available. You can review the AGO’s Mission, Vision, Values and Anti-Racist Commitment on our website.  If you share our vision and have a desire to do important work that makes a difference for our community, then we invite you to consider applying for the following opportunities.

     

    For information about the AGO, visit www.atg.wa.gov. Click on the links below to access full position descriptions and qualifications for each of these opportunities, visit the state's centralized recruitment site at www.careers.wa.gov. We encourage registration to our attorney e-mail subscription service.

     

    AAG – Labor & Personnel Division, Tumwater (DL: 2/11/24) Closing soon!

    AAG – Regional Services Division, Bellingham (DL: 2/20/24)

    AAG – University of Washington Division, Seattle (DL: 2/20/24)

    AAG – Consumer Protection Division, Seattle (DL: 2/20/24) New!

    AAG – Tacoma Division’s Labor & Industries Division (DL: 2/22/24) New!

    Team Leader – Children, Youth, and Families Division, Tumwater (DL: 2/25/24) New!

    AAG – Regional Services Division, Yakima (Open continuous, first review 2/20/24) New!

    AAG – Regional Services Division Kennewick (Open continuous, first review 2/20/24) New!

    AAG – Social & Health Services Division, Seattle (Open continuous)

    AAG – Labor & Personnel Division, Olympia (Open continuous)

    AAG – Regional Services Division, Yakima or Wenatchee (Open continuous)

    AAG – Tacoma Division’s Social & Health Services Section (Open continuous)

    AAG – Corrections Division’s Civil Rights Unit, Olympia (Open continuous)

    AAG – Social & Health Services Division, Behavioral Health Section, Olympia (Open continuous)

     

    Law Clerk Openings

    2024 Spring Recruitment Program – Summer Clerkships (DL: 2/14/24)

     

    * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Salaries for the AAG positions listed above are set between $74,520 – 139,572 annually. Salary for the Managing AAG positions listed above is set between $78,240 – 146,556.  The exact amount is set in accordance with Appendix B of the AWAAG CBA.  Hourly salary for second-year law students is set at $24.00.  Hourly salary for first-year law students is set at $23.00.

     

    The Office appreciates the benefits of a healthy life-work balance as well as a respectful, inclusive and diverse workplace. Successful candidates will join an Office in which every person is committed to providing exceptional legal services and where individual professional development is encouraged and supported. The exceptional benefits of joining the AGO include:

     

    • A competitive benefit package that includes affordable medical plan options, dental benefits and retirement plans
    • Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Military and Civil Leave and Paid Holidays
    • Transparent salary schedule - AAG salaries are set between $74,520 – 139,572.  The exact amount is set in accordance with Appendix B of the AWAAG CBA.  Positions located in King County are eligible for 5% King County Assignment Pay.
    • The AGO will pay the general bar dues of someone who begins their assignment on or before January 31st per Article 10.8 of the AWAAG CBA.
    • Flex schedules and telecommuting options
    • A formal AAG mentoring program that complements the AGO's inherently collegial and supportive environment
    • Health and wellness program
    • Training and career development program that is recognized for its excellence and efficacy by AGOs nationwide 

     

    * * * * * * * * * * * *

    The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact the recruitment team at HREmployment@atg.wa.gov. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com.


  • 02/15/2024 3:13 PM | Anonymous

    Who We Are: The Washington Defender Association (WDA) is the voice of the public defense community in Washington State. We provide support for zealous and high-quality legal representation by advocating for change, educating defenders, and collaborating with other justice system stakeholders and the broader community. We aspire to participate in movements for durable transformational change within ourselves, our organization, our communities and the criminal and civil legal systems within which we live and work. Our core values reflect our goals towards becoming an organization that meaningfully and tangibly integrates an anti-racist, anti-oppression framework into all aspects of our work. Although we contend daily with the realities that impede our progress, we remain dedicated to building a collaborative, learning-based culture of resilience, inclusion, transparency, and accountability.

    Our Work: In 1983, WDA was created to support public defenders across Washington State through training and technical assistance. Our initial focus was on training and the development of standards for public defense. Over time, WDA has expanded to include our Immigration Project, Incarcerated Parents Project, the Redemption Project, misdemeanor case support, and felony case support. We also advocate at the local, state, and national levels on policy issues that relate to public defense. We serve over 1600+ members who are public defenders, investigators and other legal workers representing people facing the consequences of criminal legal system involvement. We are a small but mighty team guided by the belief that everyone belongs in the circle of human concern. We are dedicated to dismantling the barriers to belonging that burden all who are entangled in Washington State’s public defense system.

    Who You Are: WDA seeks an experienced attorney to join our team as a Misdemeanor Resource Attorney. Our resource attorneys provide technical assistance and training to public defenders and criminal defense attorneys across Washington State. We seek someone with the following qualifications:

    • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of criminal defense experience, preferably with experience as a public defense attorney or in a position with some public defense case work experience.
    • A law degree and license to practice law in Washington and qualified to practice public defense in Washington pursuant to CrRLJ 3.1, Standard for Indigent Defense 14.1.
    • Demonstrated understanding of misdemeanor criminal law practice in Washington State including familiarity and experience with defending DUIs, fourth degree assaults and other misdemeanors before and during trial and with sentencing. Experience with writs, misdemeanor appeals, and/or representing clients at probation hearings preferred.
    • Excellent written and oral communication, research, negotiation, and analytical skills.
    • Commitment to continuous learning and openness to new ideas.
    • Ability to work well on a team, prioritize responsibilities, and meet time-sensitive deadlines.
    • Ability to travel occasionally around the state to engage with the public defense community, including at trainings and meetings.
    • Competency with Microsoft Office and online meeting formats such as Zoom and Teams.
    • Although not required, familiarity or experience with amicus advocacy, court rules advocacy, and/or delivering CLEs is preferred.

    The Job: WDA staff currently work remotely and/or in our in our downtown Seattle office, with the expectation that specified work meeting and events are attended in person.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Technical Assistance: Provide individual case consultation to public defenders, criminal defense attorneys, investigators, and social workers. This includes issue spotting at all stages of a criminal case, identifying and shaping arguments for pre-trial motions, providing research and analysis of possible evidentiary, procedural or ethics issues that may arise at or prior to trial, and brainstorming sentencing issues and advocacy.
    • Resource Development: Draft resources for WDA, including sample briefs and practice advisories related to general criminal and misdemeanor specific criminal defense practice.
    • Outreach: Engage the public defense community across the state through training, meetings, and listserv moderation.
    • Collaboration: Participate in taskforces and meetings with stakeholders regarding issues affecting public defense.
    • Training: Design and present continuing legal education (CLE) programming for public defenders, our partners and other justice system stakeholders.
    • Relationship Development: Develop and sustain relationships with attorneys and other legal professionals, expert witnesses, and justice system partners to build a network of interested candidates to provide training to the defender community.
    • Intern Supervision: Meet with and provide meaningful opportunities to law students or college students interested in working as an intern/extern or learning about careers in public defense.
    • Race Equity: Participate in WDA’s race equity work. This may include learning about and using race equity tools, adopting WDAs race equity practices, and serving on WDA’s Race Equity Team or subcommittees.

    Compensation: The salary range is $75,000 – $100,000 a year, depending on experience.

    Benefits: Excellent health insurance coverage, FSA program for medical, child care and transportation, SIMPLE IRA plan, and generous vacation policy. This position qualifies for public loan service forgiveness.

    How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and a 5-10 page writing sample in PDF format to Erin Stewart at wda@defensenet.org. Please make “Misdemeanor Resource Attorney” your subject line. We will accept applications on a rolling basis, but plan to start offering interviews the last week of February. If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please contact the above email or call (206) 623-4321.

    WDA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, social class, indigenous group membership, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a differently abled person or other applicable characteristics.


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