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  • 09/16/2018 1:44 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Business and Tax practice group in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an associate attorney with a minimum of two years of experience in corporate finance and general corporate matters, including experience representing corporate borrowers, banks and/or other financial institutions in secured and unsecured credit facilities.  Experience with preferred equity investments or real estate financing is desirable, but not necessary.  Qualified candidates should have a strong understanding of security interest principles (including the Uniform Commercial Code) and have the ability to assume second chair responsibilities in large corporate finance transactions, with first chair responsibilities in smaller transactions.  Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, writing skills and references.  We prefer candidates with law firm experience, excellent client relationship and interpersonal skills, and a strong academic background.  All replies confidential.  To apply, please click here and upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting; resume; deal sheet and law school transcript.

     

    Please click here to see a list of all currently available positions at DWT.

     Hiroko Peraza | Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Diversity Outreach Recruitment Manager
    1300 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400 | Portland, OR 97201
    Tel: (503) 778-5356 | Fax: (503) 778-5299 
    Email: 
    hirokoperaza@dwt.com | Website: www.dwt.com


  • 09/16/2018 1:42 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Paralegal - Real Estate & Land Use

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP – Seattle

    This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking an experienced Real Estate Paralegal to join our team in Seattle. This position is responsible for providing a comprehensive range of support to the Real Estate & Land Use practice group on complex real estate transactions.

    At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.

    Your contribution to the team includes…

    · Monitoring and managing all aspects of complex real estate transactions.

    · Analyzing title documents, real property legal descriptions and surveys; preparing title and survey summaries; identifying and recommending title endorsements and removal of or changes to title exceptions; and coordinating with title companies regarding title insurance policy issues and satisfaction of closing conditions.

    · Preparing title objection letters and seller response letters.

    · Managing due diligence activities, including creating and monitoring due diligence checklists.

    · Conducting UCC and other searches and analyze results; request entity documents.

    · Assisting in the preparation of real estate documents, exhibits and schedules.

    · Managing and coordinating closings.

    · Addressing post-closing matters and overseeing preparation of closing books.

    · Providing assistance with real estate aspects of litigation and estate planning matters as requested.

    Join us if you have…

    · 5+ years’ experience as a real estate paralegal required; experience in land use and zoning matters, including experience in communicating with government officials is ideal.

    · Demonstrated knowledge and skill in both loan and purchase/sale transactions.

    · Bachelor’s degree or clear demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skill.

    · Highly developed skill in time and task management.

    · High level of attention to detail with a view to thoroughness and accuracy.

    · Strong analytic and post-college level writing skills including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, form and style.

    · Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office computerized business applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) as well as legal research and document retention databases.

    · Willingness to learn and adapt to new technology, software programs, and upgrades.

    · Ability and willingness to communicate and handle stressful situations in a professional, calm, courteous manner.

    · Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented service environment.

    · Availability and willingness to work overtime as needed or requested.

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine’s policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

    Physical Requirements

    While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.


  • 09/16/2018 1:41 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Patent Litigation Associate Attorney-Junior-Patent Litigation-Job #A20180915–Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior associate to join its nationally ranked Patent Litigation group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials from a top tier law school and two years of experience litigating all aspects of patent disputes from pre-suit investigation to trial and appeal. The ideal candidate should have an electrical engineering or computer science degree. Practical work experience in your field of technical expertise and admission to the Patent Bar are preferred.

    Please access the link below to submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, undergraduate/graduate transcripts and a writing sample.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/patent-litigation-associate-junior-level-job-a20180915-seattle.html

    Corporate Associate-Corporate Law-Job #A20180916 –Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking entry-level associates to join our thriving Corporate practice in Fall 2019. This group focuses on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, emerging companies and venture capital, and general corporate counseling for companies in a broad range of industries and at all stages of development, with a particular focus on companies in technology industries. In particular, this position will work most closely with our Corporate & Securities, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital, and Mergers & Acquisitions groups. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collegial office environment while working closely with experienced practitioners on sophisticated matters at a national level. Candidates must expect to have their J.D. prior to fall 2019 and may be current 3L law school students. Candidates must have strong academic credentials and references, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong interest in transactional work.

    To be considered, please apply using the link below and provide your cover letter, resume, and law school transcripts.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/entry-level/job-listings/2019-corporate-associate-entry-level-job-a20180916-seattle-wa.html


  • 09/04/2018 11:34 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Seattle office of Stoel Rives LLP, a full service business law firm, is seeking a Real Estate Partner or Of Counsel lawyer with eight to fifteen years of broad experience in real estate transactions with a particular emphasis on leasing and/or real estate finance. Some commercial law experience is preferred, but not required. The ideal individual should be an outgoing self-starter willing to work in a fast-paced environment and across several geographic regions with members of the real estate and related practice groups in other Stoel offices. Successful candidates will demonstrate essential interpersonal skills, such as leadership, curiosity, problem solving, business development, mentoring and training of associates, and will be committed to delivering excellent quality work in a fun, fast-paced, collaborative environment. Membership in the Washington State Bar is required.

    With almost 400 attorneys, Stoel Rives is a national leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor & employment, land use & construction, litigation, natural resources, real estate, renewable energy and technology law. We achieved 35 prestigious national tier rankings in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ''Best Law Firms'' survey. If you are interested in working with a group of collaborative, hard-working, and dedicated lawyers and staff, this is the place for you.

    Please apply on our website or contact Dorianna Phillips, Talent Acquisition Director, at dorianna.phillips@stoel.com to express interest or for more information.

    Note to Search Consultants: Candidate submissions will only be accepted as outlined on our website: https://www.stoel.com/about/careers/attorneys/search-consultants-guidelines

    http://webapp.stoel.com/asp/viselfapply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=9&FilterJobID=175


  • 09/04/2018 11:33 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    ELAP FAMILY LAW FELLOWSHIP

    Would you like a free opportunity to learn hands-on legal skills, earn CLE credits, network, have a space to start your own legal practice, and to have firms (both private and non-profit) want to hire you on the spot?

    The six-month intensive program is an opportunity for newly licensed attorneys pursuing a career in family law to gain direct experience in a supportive environment. Fellows volunteer half-time while receiving computer access, desks, phones, mentorship and training in Family Law, Domestic Violence, motions practice and pre-trial/trial preparation. Fellows are covered by ELAP’s malpractice insurance for all work done on ELAP cases.

    New graduates are encouraged to apply pending bar exam results. Final acceptance into the Fellowship is subject to Washington state bar passage.

    Application materials for the 2018 fall class are due October 1, 2018. The program begins on November 5. Please submit a resume, cover letter, two references and a short writing sample to legaladministrator@elap.com.

    Contact ELAP’s Legal Administrator, Anna Babcock, at legaladministrator@elap.com or 425.747.7274 ext 218 for more information.


  • 09/04/2018 11:32 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Domestic Violence Staff Attorney

    http://www.elap.org/about/jobs/

    Bellevue, Washington

    Full-Time Employee

    The attorney hired for this full-time position will provide legal services to survivors of domestic violence. The ideal candidate will have two years of family law experience. Demonstrated commitment to civil legal aid and related advocacy, and experience working with low-income, diverse, and marginalized communities is preferred. Candidates must be comfortable working in a holacratic environment, committed to social justice, equity, and equality for all people.

    DUTIES

    Evaluate the needs of and advise low-income survivors of DV through interviews and other methods of fact-gathering (court documents, police reports, third parties, etc.);

    Assist clients with domestic violence protection orders and related family law matters; Provide limited representation of clients for protection orders and family law motions through temporary orders. Respond or filing motions for reconsideration or revision;

    Regularly appear on the Domestic Violence and Family Law Motions Calendars in King County Superior Court;

    Supervise and advise on work performed by ELAP Family Law Fellows, externs, and volunteers including areas of court administrative rules, working with ELAP clients, drafting pleadings, and preparing for hearings;

    Mentor ELAP Family Law Fellows, externs, and volunteers;

    Attend Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) courses identified as furthering the pursuit of ELAP’s DV staff attorney role;

    Represent ELAP at workgroups or other meetings sponsored by agencies in King County;

    Coordinate with community legal advocates regarding individual client needs in a team atmosphere;

    Fully comply with ELAP’s mission, vision, policies and procedures, and the Washington Rules of Professional Conduct;

    Perform other related duties as directed by the Executive Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    A graduate of an ABA-accredited law school with a JD degree;

    Minimum of 2 years of experience practicing Family Law in Washington State;

    Demonstrated practical experience as an attorney in Domestic Violence and Family Law cases, including case management, drafting of pleadings, interacting with the court system, and representation of clients in court;

    Licensed and in good standing to practice law in Washington;

    Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal skills;

    Intermediate computer knowledge of PCs and database familiarity (Legal Server experience a plus);

    Self-starter with ability to work independently and as a part of a team;

    Ability to problem solve and utilize available resources;

    Must be able to commute between office locations;

    Enthusiasm for and commitment to the ELAP mission, social justice, equity, and equality;

    Bilingual candidates, people of color, LGBT, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    HOURS, SALARY, AND BENEFITS

    WORK HOURS: Base hours 40 hrs/week

    SALARY: $50,000

    BENEFITS: Vision/Dental/Health, 401k with employer contribution, Continuing Legal Education Credits, Malpractice Insurance, WSBA licensing fees, King County Bar membership, and East King County Bar membership.

    APPLICATIONS

    We are currently accepting applications. The position will be open until filled. Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample (family law based and your independent work product), and a list of two references to director@elap.org.

    ELAP 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 navigation of any barriers, please reach out to an ELAP staff member, or to the Executive Director directly; Gerald Kroon, Jerry@elap.org, 425-747-7274 ext. 203.


  • 08/24/2018 3:24 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS

    McKinley Irvin is looking for exceptional family law attorneys to join us in the Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, or Everett office of our outstanding and highly rated firm. This is a great opportunity for attorneys with 3 or more years of experience practicing family law who are members of the Washington State Bar.

    Whether you’re just starting out or are a veteran of the profession, excellence is attainable at

    McKinley Irvin.

    We’re a law firm that does things differently.

    At McKinley Irvin, you practice law; we run the business. You’ll receive all the support you

    need from our professional management team to focus on your practice and provide exemplary service to your clients.

    Be the attorney you want to be.

    Our attorneys thrive in an energized environment of talented, open, and resourceful colleagues who help each other grow and benefit from each other’s experience.

    We have a remarkable team and want to find equally remarkable experienced attorneys to join us, so we can continue to exceed our clients’ expectations now and far into the future.

    If you would like to hear more, please send an email or call us to continue the exploration. You can also send a cover letter and resume to Laura Sell, our Law Practice Managing Partner, at careers@mckinleyirvin.com, or reach her at 206-625-9600. All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

    Interested?

    Read more about what you can expect from us on our website: www.mckinleyirvin.com/careers.

    McKinley Irvin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • 08/24/2018 3:23 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Litigation Paralegal

    Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. is seeking a paralegal to join our litigation practice and support the downtown Seattle team. OMW is a multi-specialty firm primarily serving Pacific Northwest clients for over 100 years. We take pride in providing exceptional legal services while creating a professional and friendly culture.

    The firm emphasizes a collaborative, team approach to the delivery of legal services and is seeking applicants with strong research and writing skills, superior academic credentials, and the ability to work closely with multiple attorneys and staff.

    Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years of experience in the following areas:

    • Help prepare arguments and draft legal documents (pleadings, motions, stipulations, discovery requests and responses, complaints, demand letters, etc.).
    • Communicate and coordinate with clients, potential clients, opposing counsel and their assistants, witnesses, court reporters, court officials, messenger services, etc.
    • Identify, locate and interview relevant witnesses and experts.
    • Investigate case by requesting and reviewing relevant documents, and perform fact checking.
    • May research court rules and locate cases, opinions, reports and other information related to a matter.
    • Summarize legal documents, medical records, employment records, etc.
    • Organize and maintain document files and case materials case files, binders, case lists, etc.
    • Assist attorney with trial, hearing, arbitration and mediation preparation.
    • Assist attorney during case settlement and closure.
    • File court documents electronically (ECF), via messenger or via mail; copy and send out for service on all parties and clients.
    • Type, edit and proofread correspondence and pleadings; prepare and send final documents.
    • Submit conflict checks and open new matters; close files.
    • Schedule court dates, depositions, arbitrations, meetings, travel arrangements, etc.
    • Perform court searches and other legal research.
    • Perform related duties as assigned.

    OMW is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, vendors and clients.

    We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit sharing, paid time off, life insurance, an employee assistant program and long-term disability. Additionally, this is an opportunity to work with a terrific group of attorneys and staff.

    Please submit your cover letter and resume to Joseph Drew.


  • 08/24/2018 3:23 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Litigation Associate Attorney

    The Seattle office of Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. is seeking a litigation associate attorney. OMW is a mid-size, multi-specialty firm primarily serving Pacific Northwest clients for over 100 years. We take pride in providing exceptional legal services while creating a professional and friendly culture.

    The firm emphasizes a collaborative, team approach to the delivery of legal services and is seeking applicants with strong research and writing skills, superior academic credentials, and the ability to work closely with multiple attorneys and staff. This position will focus on litigation, primarily for tribal, environmental, and insurance coverage. Applicant must have a Washington State bar license. The ideal candidate will have 3 or more years of experience in civil litigation practice and will be expected to:

    • Provide legal support to senior attorneys by drafting, analyzing and interpreting contracts and legal documents;
    • Research and analyze complex issues;
    • Draft pleadings, briefs and other legal documents and correspondence;
    • Manage all aspects of discovery, including handling electronically stored data and hard copies of information;
    • Assist senior attorneys with trial preparation;
    • Perform due diligence in legal matters concerning contracts, agreements, and mergers and acquisitions;
    • Communicate with prospective and existing clients in a professional and courteous manner;
    • Perform case-file reviews and draft demand letters;
    • Participate in weekly case conferences and consultations.

    Desired Skills:

    • Excellent research, writing and analytical skills
    • Team oriented, while remaining self-motivated
    • Attention to detail
    • Display of ownership with job responsibilities
    • Quick learner

    OMW is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, vendors and clients.

    We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit sharing, life insurance, an employee assistant program and long-term disability. Additionally, this is an opportunity to work with a terrific group of attorneys and staff in a professional and fun work environment.

    Please submit your cover letter and resume to Joseph Drew at jdrew@omwlaw.com


  • 08/24/2018 3:22 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Litigation Legal Assistant

    Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. is seeking a legal assistant to join our litigation practice and support the downtown Seattle team. OMW is a multi-specialty firm primarily serving Pacific Northwest clients for over 100 years. We take pride in providing exceptional legal services while creating a professional and friendly culture.

    This is a self-starter position that requires the ability to work independently but also take direction and work within a team dynamic. Candidates must have a strong work ethic, ability to prioritize and manage deadlines, have strong verbal and written communication skills and be detail oriented.

    Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years of experience in the following areas:

    • litigation support (preferably in employment, healthcare, insurance and/or general litigation) and general business exposure;
    • filing pleadings and other legal documents with the State and Federal courts (including ECF);
    • organizing and filing internal office documents;
    • preparing correspondence, transcribing, typing and proofing of legal documents;
    • computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
    • experience taking notes at client meetings and/or investigations strongly desired.

    OMW is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, vendors and clients.

    We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit sharing, paid time off, life insurance, an employee assistant program and long-term disability. Additionally, this is an opportunity to work with a terrific group of attorneys and staff.

    Please submit your cover letter and resume to Joseph Drew at jdrew@omwlaw.com


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