SALARY: $105K - $155K
Performs legal research and analysis to support the legal department by advising on a variety of legal matters, focusing primarily on labor and employment issues, but also including municipal law and other legal matters pertaining to Sound Transit; prepares, reviews, and examines legal documents; assists in representing Agency in litigation.
The Legal Counsel I classification is considered non-managerial professional, fully functional in all aspects of an industry/technical field. Positions at this level serve as a technical resource assisting in providing technical support and analysis to multiple functional areas. A Legal Counsel I works on moderately complex projects where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of variables using technical concepts competently and effectively.
The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris Doctorate degree.
Three years of increasingly responsible relevant substantive legal experience in labor and employment law in a law firm or in-house legal department.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Member of the Washington Bar Association or other state Bar Association with expectation of obtaining Washington Bar Association License.
Required Knowledge of:
Required Skill in:
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.
Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. is seeking a Senior Litigation Associate Attorney for its Seattle office. OMW is a multi-specialty firm primarily serving Pacific Northwest clients for over 100 years. OMW takes pride in providing exceptional legal services while, at the same time, offering its employees a professional, friendly and inclusive culture, as well as a fun work environment.
OMW emphasizes a collaborative, team approach to the delivery of high-quality 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 support the litigation department with focuses on insurance coverage, product liability, environmental, and commercial litigation matters. Applicants must have a Washington State bar license.
The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of civil litigation practice experience and will be expected to:
· Provide legal support to senior attorneys by drafting, analyzing and interpreting contracts and legal documents;
· Research and analyze complex legal issues;
· Draft correspondence, pleadings, briefs and other legal documents;
· Manage all aspects of discovery, including the handling of electronically stored data and voluminous document productions and associated review;
· Assist senior attorneys with trial preparation and/or to provide trial support;
· 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;
· Conduct and assist with depositions and other motions practice and court hearings;
· Perform work independently to achieve client objectives.
· Excellent research, writing and analytical skills
· Team oriented, while remaining self-motivated
· Attention to detail
· Display of ownership with job responsibilities
· Quick learner
· Strong communication skills
We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit sharing, paid time off, family leave, life insurance, long-term disability, employee assistance program, and transportation assistance.
Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume to Shari Tipp, Human Resources Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3500, Seattle, WA 98164.
Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. is seeking a Litigation Associate Attorney or Junior Partner for its Seattle office. OMW is a multi-specialty firm primarily serving Pacific Northwest clients for over 100 years. OMW takes pride in providing exceptional legal services while, at the same time, offering its employees a professional, friendly and inclusive culture, as well as a fun work environment.
OMW emphasizes a collaborative, team approach to the delivery of high-quality 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 support the litigation department with focuses on construction litigation and contract negotiation, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation matters. Applicants must have a Washington State bar license.
The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of litigation practice experience, preferably in construction litigation, and will be expected to:
· Manage construction litigation matters, including claims for extra work, delays, and differing site conditions;
· Draft/review contracts with knowledge of public procurement;
· Conduct and assist with depositions, motions practice and court hearings;
· Select and work with expert witnesses;
Status: Regular, Full-Time Location: Spokane, Washington Salary: Depends on Qualifications, up to $170,000 per year
Opens: February 26, 2021 Closes: March 26, 2021
Projected Start Date: July 2021
Under the direction of the Chief Judge, the court administrator/clerk is responsible for all non-judicial activities of the court including but not limited to budget preparation and monitoring, facilities management, calendar management/delay reduction, statistical analysis, strategic planning, planning and application of technology, and court security. Division Three reviews decisions from 20 eastern Washington counties. By statute, the clerk is responsible for maintaining custody of all records, files and proceedings of the court. Under the Rules of Appellate Procedure, the clerk is responsible for issuing mandates and certificates of finality and may determine cost awards on review. Pursuant to the Rules of Appellate Procedure and court policy, the clerk may also make certain decisions called “rulings” which become actions taken by the appellate court. The position is also responsible for management and supervision of clerk’s office personnel, analyzing work processes, procedures and systems and making recommendations for improved methods; setting court calendars; developing policies and procedures; and acting as liaison with the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Supreme Court, other divisions of the Court of Appeals, the Bar and litigants.
Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, court administration, political science or related field, AND Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience as an administrator or manager in a court or related organization or agency; OR A JD degree and three (3) years of experience as an administrator or manager in a court or related organization, law firm, or agency.
Interested applicants who meet the qualifications and competencies in this announcement are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. The following items are REQUIRED for your application to be considered complete. Note: ALL sections of the Application must be completed, and relevant experience must be on the application.
1. Cover Letter (no more than two pages)
2. Judicial Branch/AOC Application for Employment
3. Chronological resume summarizing work experience.
4. Three letters of recommendation. The person writing the letter of recommendation may mail it directly to the attention of the Administrator/Clerk.
The Judicial Branch/AOC Application for Employment can be found at Judicial Branch/AOC Application at the lower portion of the webpage. Late applications will not be accepted after the deadline expressed. Please email all application materials to Renee.Townsley@courts.wa.gov in a PDF format. You may also mail your materials to: Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III Attn: Renee Townsley, Court Administrator/Clerk 500 North Cedar Street Spokane, WA 99201-1905 Potential applicants may contact Renee Townsley with any questions regarding the position at Renee.Townsley@courts.wa.gov
Floyd, Pflueger & Ringer, P.S. seeks an experienced litigation/insurance defense associate with at least three years' experience. Strong research and writing skills are required. Clerkship experience a plus. Responsibilities will include all aspects of a defense litigation practice including drafting and opposing motions; conducting depositions; court appearances, mediations/arbitrations, and trial. Experience working with insurance companies and within their respective guidelines is a plus, but not required.
Compensation is negotiable, based upon qualifications and experience. All inquiries are confidential.
FP&R offers a competitive salary, full benefits package including medical, vision, prescription, and dental insurance, 401(k) Plan, Profit Sharing, transportation subsidy and a generous bonus program.
Please send cover letter, résumé, writing sample, references, and salary requirements to: email@example.com. No phone calls or recruiters please.
Stokes Lawrence is currently looking to hire an estate planning associate.
Stokes Lawrence Website - https://www.stokeslaw.com/attorney-hiring
The Civil Division of the Seattle City Attorney's Office is seeking an attorney for our Torts Section. This litigation position provides legal representation and advice to City department clients in matters relating to personal injury, property damage and other litigation. This attorney will be an integral member of the Division, a collegial team of over 60 attorneys and 20 staff, working collaboratively to provide the City of Seattle and its residents with excellent quality and cost-effective legal services under the broader office vision of advancing the public health, safety and welfare of the community.
The Torts Section litigates a wide variety of cases, from relatively streamlined mandatory arbitrations to more complex, multi-party and catastrophic injury lawsuits. Recent legal work in this section includes road design, roadway defects, automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, falls, sewage backups, fallen power lines, storm water drainage, timber trespass, construction and ADA compliance. This person will be responsible for all aspects of litigation including pre-filing advice, discovery, depositions, motions practice, trial, appeals and settlement discussions. Attorneys in Torts typically manage a broad caseload and work both independently and collaboratively with other section attorneys and staff as needed. While most of the section's litigation work involves defending the City, section attorneys may also represent the City in plaintiff's litigation on select property damage cases.
Torts Section attorneys also regularly advise City departments and employees regarding risk management and avoidance as they develop programs, projects and policies. This advice can have a direct impact on life in Seattle. This attorney will also consult with the City's Risk Management division regarding pre-litigation claims filed against the City pursuant to RCW 4.92.100
The Torts Section is excited to add a colleague willing to share their experience, skills and viewpoints to further the important work of this office and the City. In addition to this opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to public service, the City Attorney's Office offers a generous benefit program which includes low cost health benefits, life insurance, paid leave benefits, paid parental and family leave, and the opportunity to participate in a defined benefit retirement program
The attorney hired for this position will have the opportunity to thoroughly research legal issues and collaborate with dedicated colleagues and clients on a regular basis. The successful candidate will take a lead role on cases shortly after joining the office.
Job Tasks include:
• Defending the City in civil litigation, including trials
• Advising City departments regarding risk-related issues
• Investigating claims and analyzing liability
• Taking and defending depositions
• Legal research regarding a wide variety of topics including torts, municipal law, premises liability, civil rights and other matters
• Advising clients
• Collaborating with colleagues and external stakeholders
• Identifying and working with needed experts
• Case valuation, including review of medical records
• Developing expertise in new and developing areas of the law
• Participation in the City’s Race and Social Justice Initiative to end institutionalized racism and race-based disparities in City government
To be successful in this role, the selected candidate will need the knowledge and skills gained by experience working as an attorney, including:
• Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
• Able to handle complex assignments independently and a wide variety of tasks simultaneously
• Litigation experience with the demonstrated ability to take the lead role on cases
• Experience with personal injury litigation, property damage litigation, the Washington Civil Rules or electronic discovery
• Preparing expert and lay witnesses for deposition and trial
• Civil motions practice or trial experience
• Collaboration in finding creative solutions
This position requires membership in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association, or licensure in another state with the ability to complete the process of obtaining membership within two months of offer of employment.
The Civil Division of the City Attorney's Office uses objective criteria to set attorney salaries based on years of experience. For example, in 2020, the annual salary was $93,379 for someone with up to one year’s experience, $129,180 for someone with ten years’ experience, and $145,769 for someone with at least 20 years’ experience. For additional information about our pay structure, please contact our Human Resources team at LAW_HR@seattle.gov. Salaries are not subject to negotiation.
Our office is abiding by public health guidelines and maximizing telework arrangements for our employees, except for necessary in-person work, through July 5, 2021. The selected candidate will work with their direct supervisor on alternatives to meet workload requirements while considering public health guidelines during this time.
For your application to be accepted you must:
• Complete the online City Application,
• Attach a resume detailing your relevant experience,
• Attach a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your relevant experience, and
• Provide a legal writing sample that is less than 10 pages. This can be an excerpt from a larger sample.
For questions regarding the Seattle City Attorney's Office, this position, or the application process, please contact Bridget Lamp, HR Specialist, at 206-684-8228 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have trouble uploading the documents, please reach out with enough time to submit the required materials prior to the closing date and time.
DuBois Cary Law Group, PLLC, a fast-paced boutique family law and estate planning law firm with over 30 years’ experience, is looking to add a talented new lawyer to join our team.
Who We Are:
We are one of Seattle’s most established women-owned law firms.
We seek to maximize human potential one family at a time.
We strive to cultivate an honest and compassionate environment for every client and every member of our team.
We are community leaders who believe a balanced life is achievable through hard work, giving back, and putting family & people first.
We offer a diverse team of co-workers.
We provide close mentorship, offering our new associate attorneys 12 months of one on-one feedback.
We are a team that encourages each other through life’s challenges.
Who you are:
You are comfortable working with people in crisis with compassion and grace, without shying away from tough conversations.
You value hard work as well as creating a balanced life with time for family and other personal interests.
You value working with a diverse and intelligent team.
You want to work with a dedicated team of leaders that value you and your contributions to the firm.
You have excellent judgment, value integrity, and responsibility.
You are a life-long learner who is confident enough to ask great questions and to work independently.
You are a strong advocate for your clients.
Experience and Skills Required
Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
Admission in good standing to practice law in the State of Washington.
Licensed in Washington State.
2-3 years experience preferred.
Strong attention to detail.
Impeccable judgment and maturity
JDSA is hiring in the vibrant community of Wenatchee, Washington! Join them as their Paralegal and research law, investigate facts, prepare documents and occasionally meet with clients to assist attorneys in the practice areas of Real Estate, Family Law, Litigation, Corporate, and Estate Planning & Probate matters. Paralegal responsibilities are typically identified and restricted to work product that may be counted as billable hours to clients and, as such, require independent judgment. This is an excellent opportunity to join a firm that rewards top talent, in a location with a lower cost of living and a strong sense of community.
Another Source’s client, The Law Firm of Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward (JDSA), is recruiting a Paralegal to join their team in Wenatchee, Washington.
Here's a little about JDSA and the position they are seeking to fill:
JDSA is a firm of talented and dedicated attorneys practicing in the vibrant community of Wenatchee, Washington. https://visitwenatchee.org/ JDSA encourages a high quality of life and a strong work-life balance for all employees, and offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with top firms in the surrounding area. Wenatchee is a close-knit community with a small-town atmosphere, where a 5 minute commute is possible. This is an excellent opportunity to join a firm that rewards top talent, in a location with a lower cost of living and a strong sense of community.
JDSA has grown from two attorneys in 1946 to one of the largest law firms in North Central Washington. They believe in providing value and opportunity through partnership, collaboration, curiosity, problem solving, tenacity and a drive to create the best result, no matter the variables.
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Principal practice areas are likely to include: Business Law, Commercial Transactions, Agricultural Law, Real Estate, and Estate Planning.
Areas of work may likely include:
The Paralegal position researches law, investigates facts, prepares documents and occasionally meets with clients to assist attorneys in the practice areas of Real Estate, Family Law, Litigation, Corporate, and Estate Planning & Probate matters. Paralegals will work within a primary area of practice, and may work occasionally in other areas, as needed. Paralegal responsibilities are typically identified and restricted to work product that may be counted as billable hours to clients and, as such, require independent judgment.
JDSA is equally committed to their clients and to their employees. JDSA offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, which includes retirement options, insurance coverage, profit sharing, and paid time off. As such, we encourage our professionals to maintain a healthy work-life balance and promote community involvement through reasonable billable-hour requirements coupled with a generous incentive program.
Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the recruiting process.