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  • 06/17/2021 9:24 AM | Anonymous

    Seattle – Labor & Employment Associate (#630)

    Dorsey & Whitney is a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner with 19 locations across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. We are a premier legal counselor to companies worldwide in a wide range of industries, including food, beverage & agribusiness; technology; banking & financial institutions; development & infrastructure; energy & natural resources and healthcare.


    We are seeking an experienced Labor & Employment Associate for our Seattle office. To view the full job posting details, please click here.


    Examples Of What You’ll Be Working On

    • Provide increasingly complex employment law advice and counsel based on experience.
    • Manage single-plaintiff cases and play a substantial role in managing complex litigation including class actions
    • Recommend and collaborate with partners on case strategy and tactics
    • Substantial brief writing
    • Interview witnesses and prepare fact presentations for litigated matters
    • Draft discovery requests and responses to discovery requests
    • Take and defend depositions
    • Substantial trial work, as required
    • Proactively maintain workload and caseload; anticipate next steps and implement follow-up procedures.
    • Maintain electronic and paper files.
    • Manage case dockets, dates and deadlines for client projects and legal filings.
    • Assist with special projects and cooperate as a team member with co-workers.
    • Have fun working with great people for amazing clients!


    Qualified Candidates Will Have

    • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
    • Four to six years of labor and employment attorney experience.
    • License to practice in Washington (including Federal courts), and California (at least state courts).
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Highly responsive and proactive.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Ability to work as a team member and communicate effectively with all levels of personnel. Everyone is a customer.
    • A commitment to diversity and personal practice development.
    • Ability to think creatively and approach projects and tasks from a continuous-improvement perspective.
    • Strong knowledge of main Microsoft Office products, in particular Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Knowledge of Excel is a plus.
    • Strong attention to detail, proofreading and organizational skills.


    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 workplace. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. All qualified applicants 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 regarding public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


    How To Apply

    You can apply online at We have a simple online application form. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals unable to use our online process due to a disability should call (612) 492-5119.

  • 06/17/2021 8:47 AM | Anonymous

    Judicial Administrative Assistant


    Job#:     2021-36-COAI

    Status:    Regular, Full-Time

    Location: Seattle, Washington

    Salary:    Range 55: $56,813 - $74,504 with 5% King County Premium pay, per year (DOQ)

    Opens:    June 11, 2021

    Closes:    Open until filled; first review of applications to begin July 2, 2021. The COA, Division I, reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time.


    For more information about the position and how to apply, please refer to the attached job announcement or go to

  • 06/17/2021 8:43 AM | Anonymous

    This is a full-time, regular, exempt position. The schedule for this position is M-F, 8am to 5pm.

    Job Details

    Essential Functions:

    • Advise City employees and managers within the Community & Economic Development Department and Financial & Management Services departments on a wide variety of legal matters including finance, taxation, bankruptcy and affordable housing;
    • Advise on the use of Community Development Block Grants, HOME Investment Partnership Act grants, and other investment funds in compliance with HUD regulations; negotiate and draft a wide variety of contracts, leases, ordinances, resolutions, rules, regulations and other legal documents;
    • Provide written and oral advice to City departments and employees on legal matters including litigation avoidance and legal questions pertaining to their respective powers, duties, functions and obligations;
    • Attend meetings of City Council, boards and commissions to provide legal advice and representation                                                                                                          
    • Represent the City in judicial and/or administrative hearings;
    • Study and interprets laws, court decisions, ordinances, and other legal authorities. Prepares pleadings and handles depositions, interrogatories, pretrial motions, hearings, trials, appeals, settlement conferences and other legal matters in representation of the City when needed;
    • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Qualifications  (Read all here)

  • 06/03/2021 7:12 PM | Anonymous

    This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. The agency reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time after the initial screening date on June 7th, 2021.  It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.
    The Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s (OIC) is seeking candidates to fill an exempt Deputy Insurance Commissioner position for our Legal Affairs Division located in Tumwater, WA.  
    This position is appointed by the Insurance Commissioner and serves as a member of the executive management team.  As the Deputy for the Legal Affairs division, this position is responsible for overseeing the legal services provided by the Insurance Enforcement Specialists (staff attorneys) to the other divisions within the agency.   The Deputy is also responsible for the deployment of investigative resources to enforce compliance with the Insurance Code, including matters related to insures, insurance producers and other licensees, and unauthorized insurance transactions within Washington State.
    The Legal Affairs Division provides OIC with the necessary legal tools to achieve fair and efficient regulation of the insurance industry to protect consumers, the public interest, and our state’s economy.
    As a member of the Executive Management team, this position is involved in setting the strategic direction for the agency, establishing legislative priorities, ensuring fiscal responsibility, and creating an inclusive, performance-based culture.  Apply today and become a leader of our dedicated and professional team!
    This is a civil service exempt position.  Salary depends on qualifications, with an annual salary maximum up to $134,496.

    The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) operates under the direction of the state's Insurance Commissioner, a statewide elected official.  Our mission is to provide consumer protection and regulation of the state's insurance industry.
    With a workforce of approximately 265 employees, we are one of the smaller state agencies in Washington state government and are fortunate to have a stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund.
    Because we are a small agency, you will truly get a chance to understand the 'big picture' of what we do and why we do it.  You will also have a chance to get to know your co-workers.
    We have high employee satisfaction scores and we value diversity in the workplace. We challenge our employees to continuously improve the way we do business and to meet and exceed the needs of our customers.
    To learn more about this agency, we invite you to visit our website at and listen to our employees talk about why they love working here. 

    As an eligible state employee, Washington State offers:

    • An outstanding benefits package and retirement plans.
    • Training and development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement.
    • Program for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (if applicable)
    • Free parking at our main office in Tumwater.
    • A stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund.
    • The fulfillment of public service.
    • Excellent work-life balance.
    • Flexible work schedules and telework opportunities.
    • Commitment to diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust.
    • Free Thurston County InterCity Transit STAR pass for public transportation.


    The Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the Legal Affairs Division reports to the Chief Deputy and has delegated appointing authority approval.  Overseeing a division of 22 FTEs including three direct reports, the division provides the agency with the necessary legal tools to achieve fair and efficient regulation of the insurance industry.  The Deputy works closely with the agency’s assigned Assistant Attorney Generals and is responsible for the agency enforcement program and chairs the Compliance Committee that determines penalties for violations.  
    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Implement, manage, and maintain the goals and objectives of the Commissioner as defined in the strategic plan.
    • Provide legal guidance to the Commissioner, Chief Deputy and other division deputies.
    • Ensure prompt delivery of legal services to OIC staff; consistent with the requirements of OIC executive management.
    • Ensure that all legal services and products meet appropriate standards and applicable ethical requirements.
    • Develop strategic direction for the division.
    • Create and implement new processes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the division.
    • Plan, lead, organize, and control the work performed by the division.   Delegate appropriately to ensure the division achieves planned results in support of the OIC’s strategic plan.
    • Act as the Chief Enforcement Officer for the state relating to insurance laws the OIC is charged to enforce.
    • Provide a safe and fair work environment for division employees.
    • Represent the OIC with external stakeholders/licensees and the executive and legislative branch. Coordinate activities of the division with other state and national entities, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the public and the Office of the Attorney General. 
    • Maintain the highest standards of personal/professional ethical conduct.
    • Enhance the effectiveness of employees through timely evaluation and professional development opportunities.   Support OIC's goals for a diverse workforce.

    The OIC is looking for innovative candidates with demonstrated leadership competencies that include but not limited to the following areas:

    • Successful experience modeling leadership and performance characteristics that promote professionalism, integrity, accountability, and public service, and a cooperative, positive work environment.
    • Experience with managing political situations and understanding political climates or issues that require proactive and appropriate consultation to an organization or agency’s top-level executive (i.e. agency directors, commissioners, chief deputy commission, etc.).
    • A successful track record of developing and implementing long-term strategic direction for an organization.
    • Experience applying critical thinking and collaboration to solve complex programs.  This includes the ability to think ahead to identify changing “landscapes” and proactively make decisions.
    • Demonstrate high levels of initiative, tenacity, perseverance, and deliver results.

    Required Qualifications:
    • A juris doctorate from an accredited law school as recognized by the American Bar Association.
    • A Washington Bar Association member or licensed to practice law in other states or territories for the United States or the District of Columbia.
    • A minimum of five years of management experience.
    • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible interpretation and implementation of complex regulatory statues and regulations.
    • Experience in comprehending, interpreting, and applying federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations, and policy and procedures.
    • Proficient in effective budget management. 
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Five (5) years demonstrated leadership experience in a management position that includes the supervision of other managers or attorneys, or both. 
    • Minimum of three (3) years demonstrated leadership experience overseeing government regulatory or criminal investigations and a thorough understanding of the methods, principals, standards, and laws governing such investigations.
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in insurance law including insurance litigation, insurance regulation, administrative law, and health law.
    • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in strategic planning principles.
    • Minimum of three (3) years of experience managing attorneys and investigators in a state department of insurance.
    • Familiarity with all lines of insurance, insurance company operations, insurance sales practices, insurance producer practices, insurance law and the regulatory responsibilities of the OIC.
    • Experience in alternative dispute resolution including mediation.
    Supplemental Information

    How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the large green "apply" button at the top of this announcement. If you have not done so previously, you will need to set up an account profile.
    Please ensure your attached cover letter and resume detail your professional background and thoroughly address your qualifications as it relates to the position.
    Please provide three (3) professional references on your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies.  If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
    The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position. Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "see resume" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.
    General suggestions for creating a good application:

    • Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position.
    • Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions.  Include all requested documentation. 
    • Make sure your application and supplemental question responses address how you meet each of the required and desired qualifications. 
    • Carefully read each of the supplemental questions and respond completely to each one.  Pay attention to each component of the question, providing examples, and thoroughly describing when and where you achieved the experience. Detail the types of work you performed, the work products, etc., to demonstrate 'how'. 
    • Specifically include all of your work experiences doing the same or similar work, especially if you reference work in these jobs in describing when/where you gained experience or skills. 
    • Make sure your application reflects your best writing.
    Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Katie Bennett at
    Other Information:

    • If a degree or other credentials are listed by the candidate, proof will be required at the finalist stage. Candidates are encouraged to pre-plan for this.  University degrees must be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent
    • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. 
    • If claiming veteran status, please send your DD 214 to with Deputy for Legal Affairs in the subject line. Please do not attach the DD 214 to your application materials.  Please black out personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. 
    • The Office of Insurance Commissioner is an equal opportunity employer. Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Please contact the recruiter listed above.  
    • If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing (log in, password or email issues) or completing your application (error messages), please call toll-free at (855) 524-5627.
    • For general questions regarding applying for jobs, contact the recruiter or

  • 06/03/2021 7:08 PM | Anonymous

    Cairncross & Hempelmann (“CH&”) is a full-service law firm in Seattle that advises our diverse client base in business, land use, real estate, litigation, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.  Our hallmark culture hinges upon respect, collegiality, and genuine care which extends to all CH& employees, as well as to our clients and their teams. 

    We are looking for an associate to join our sophisticated Business Group.  Our Business attorneys bring a wealth of experience and deep relationships with some of the Puget Sound region’s most innovative companies and individuals.  We represent clients with respect to corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, business transactions, intellectual property & technology transactions, security & privacy, employment and tax.

    The ideal candidate will have 2 – 6 years of relevant experience in general corporate transactions, M&A, and financing. The candidate should preferably have experience as a junior or midlevel associate with experience drafting complex transactional and commercial agreements, conducting due diligence and managing the due diligence process in M&A transactions, coordinating internal and client teams in all stages of a strategic transaction, and drafting and negotiating equity financing and convertible debt securities documents.

    Superior academic credentials, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and current WSBA membership (or membership in another state bar plus the ability to pursue WSBA membership) are required.  In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we anticipate that work will commence remotely, although the option of working remotely on a permanent basis is available for candidates that reside outside of the Seattle area.

    Our firm recently renewed our commitment to racial equality and social justice and implemented the CH& Racial Equality & Social Justice Plan that invites all attorneys and staff to engage, take action, and continue to broaden diversity and awareness in our communities.  The CH& Diversity Team was started in 2004 and drives the firm’s initiatives and action.  For more information, go to Diversity | Cairncross & Hempelmann

    We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, friendly people and a wonderful working environment.  Check us out at  EOE.  Send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, references, a list of transactions you’ve worked on with a detailed description of your role in each transaction, and a writing sample (e.g., an appropriately redacted transaction document with your redlined changes and an explanation of your changes, or a document on which you were the primary author) to:


    Human Resources Manager

     Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.

     524 Second Avenue, Suite 500

     Seattle, WA  98104-2323

  • 06/03/2021 7:05 PM | Anonymous

    One of Fortune’s Best Places to Work, Perkins Coie, LLP, a leading international law firm, is seeking a Corporate & Securities Associate in our Seattle office.  We’ve created a firm culture that is based on collaboration, dedication to serving our clients and mutual respect.  If you are interested in joining the team, please apply at the link below.

    Our Seattle office is seeking a mid-level associate with at least 4 years of corporate securities, SEC compliance, and corporate governance experience to join our thriving business group. The Corporate & Securities group’s practice focuses on capital markets transactions, corporate governance and compliance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate counseling for companies in a broad range of industries and at all stages of development. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collegial office environment while working closely with experienced practitioners on sophisticated matters at a national level. To be considered, please apply using the link below and provide your cover letter, resume, and law school transcripts.

    Principals only.

    Application Link:  

  • 06/03/2021 6:53 PM | Anonymous

    For a listing of open positions, visit this link.

  • 06/03/2021 6:52 PM | Anonymous
    Thurston County Public Defense is currently recruiting for two (2) Defense Attorney positions. These are regular full-time positions with an end date. A Defense Attorney practices in either District Court, Juvenile Court, or Superior Court with moderate to minimal supervision from a higher-level defense attorney. Immediate placement for these positions will be in the Superior Court Unit for felony representation in response to the Washington State Supreme Courts decision on State vs. Blake.

    Depending upon qualifications, the successful applicant will be placed either at a Defense Attorney I or Defense Attorney II level. The Defense Attorney II is distinguished by years of experience and the responsibility to handle both adult and juvenile felony and misdemeanor caseloads.

    Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Provides legal representation to clients affected by State vs. Blake as identified by Thurston County Public Defense under the jurisdiction of the Thurston County Superior Court.
    • Communicates with clients that are incarcerated at several Washington State Department of Correctional facilities, the Thurston County Accountability and Restitution Center and other correctional facilities throughout Washington State.
    • Performs research for State vs. Blake resentencing; prepares motions and orders to vacate convictions, and other related work that pertains to State vs. Blake. 
    • Performs a variety of legal office work, prepares appropriate legal pleadings, does necessary research, maintains required statistical information.
    • Performs other legal work as required.

    • Defense Attorney I:  Graduation from an ABA accredited school of law and must be a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
    • Defense Attorney II: Graduation from an ABA accredited school of law and must be a member of the Washington State Bar Association with a minimum of two (2) years of practice as an attorney with criminal trial experience or its equivalent. 

    • Knowledge of all criminal rules of Washington State, techniques of interviewing and preparation and defense of all variety of criminal cases, with emphasis on lower level felonies and all misdemeanors.
    • Knowledge of RCW 13.34; good communication with parents, legal custodians and guardians.
    • Ability to perform legal research; analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence, and precedents to legal problems.
    • Present law, facts evidence and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form.
    • Work harmoniously and maintain good public relations.

    Other Position Related Information

    Questions about this position?
    For more information about this position, please contact Mia Pagnotta, (360) 786-5868.

    This position is:
    - NOT represented by a Union
    - NOT eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
    - Eligible for benefits

    Items required for consideration:
    - Application
    - Letter of Interest
    - Resume
    - Supplemental Questionnaire (Question 1)
    - Applications Disclosure Form (Pursuant to RCW Section 43.43.830) (Questions 2-7)

    All details here.

  • 06/03/2021 6:45 PM | Anonymous

    Columbia Legal Services seeks multiple full-time bilingual (English/Spanish) Staff Attorneys to join our statewide advocacy team. Our staff attorneys engage in systemic, multi-forum legal advocacy and community engagement to dismantle the structures that perpetuate poverty, racism, and other injustices in Washington and increase communities’ access to political power. We seek a mix of both developing (0+ years) and more experienced candidates. All interested applicants who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply.

    These positions are based in Kennewick, WA and Yakima, WA. These offices have historically had a strong focus on serving immigrant client communities in Eastern and Central WA, consisting largely of farmworkers and their families. Examples of recent and current work include class action litigation on behalf of H-2A farmworkers, raising federal anti-trafficking and state wage law claims; class actions to obtain the right to overtime pay for dairy workers; legislative advocacy to ban private, for-profit detention, including the Northwest Detention Center; supporting workers at fruit packing sheds in their efforts to gain union recognition; challenging county jails’ practices of collaborating with ICE; and advocating for regulations to protect residents of temporary farmworker housing from COVID-19.

    Due to the pandemic, CLS staff have been working from home. Once it is safe to reopen the offices, this position may still do some work from home but this position will require some physical presence at the office, as well as an ability to attend required meetings at the office and in the community.


    • Collaborate with advocates on complex trial, appellate, and class action litigation in state, federal, and administrative forums.
    • Advance policy advocacy in the state legislature and at the local and federa

    Investigate practices and laws identified by the communities we serve that affect their rights or benefits, perpetuate poverty and racism, or impact access to political power, and devise creative strategies for addressing these problems.

    • Collaborate with community groups to support their initiatives and strategies.
    • Coordinate with other advocacy groups, legal services organizations, and the private bar to identifyopportunities to advance the law for our client populations and communities.
    • Analyze complex problems using a race equity lens and develop creative, practical, systemic solutions inconjunction with clients and communities most impacted by these problems.
    • Experienced attorneys are expected to provide mentorship to others at CLS.

    This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, and others may be assigned.

    Bilingual skills in Spanish/English required.

    • Law degree and license to practice in Washington, or ability to take next Washington bar exam.
    • Experience in policy advocacy, complex litigation, or appellate advocacy is a plus.
    • Lived or other demonstrated meaningful and sustained experience with people living in poverty, people of color, immigrant, or indigenous communities or the criminal legal system.
    • Humility, humor, and flexibility.
    • Commitment to exposing and dismantling all forms of structural bias and oppression.
    • Demonstrated initiative and creativity, interest in learning and exploring different legal areas and ability to apply multi-forum advocacy approaches at a strategic level.
    • 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.
    • Understanding of the importance of self-care, and a willingness to take breaks and vacations.
    • Ability to travel occasionally in the office geographical area to engage with community, and around the state to meet clients and to attend all-staff meetings and trainings.

    CLS is proud to be a unionized employer. This full-time, exempt position is a bargaining unit position, represented by Washington Legal Workers, our in-house labor union. Salary is commensurate with years of experience, based on a scale governed by our collective bargaining agreement. The salary range for an attorney with 0-10 years of experience is $62,424 - $80,295, which increases with years of experience and includes an annual cost-of-living adjustment. Bilingual skills are compensated at an additional $720 per year. We also offer a comprehensive compensation package with 15 paid holidays, between 15-21 paid vacation days, 12 sick days, and between 3-5 personal days each year, as well as paid parental and family medical leave benefits and a partially-paid sabbatical every 7 years. We pay 100% of employee premiums for excellent health, vision, and dental benefits plus 50% of the maximum out-of-pocket deductible and offer heavily subsidized family premiums. We also offer a 403(b) retirement benefit with employer contribution and a match, disability and life insurance, a subsidized transit pass, a student loan repayment assistance program, and an employee wellness program. 

    To Apply

    Send a cover letter, resume, and a 5-10 page writing sample, in PDF format to Please make Eastern WA Staff Attorney your subject line. We accept applications on a rolling basis. CLS will only contact you if we decide to pursue your application. If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please contact the above email. We are committed to an environment of mutual respect, collaboration, and equal opportunity for all employees, and strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, people who have been affected by mass incarceration, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. We believe in building and sustaining an organization that is reflective of the communities we serve, and is diverse in work background, experience, education, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities. We believe that the resulting diversity is both a source of program strength and a matter of fundamental human fairness.

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