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  • 05/22/2020 4:02 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Costco Wholesale seeks an experienced employment attorney to join the legal team at its headquarters in Issaquah, Washington. Costco is one of the world’s top retailers, with over 160,000 US employees and over 240,000 employees globally.  This role will be responsible for providing day-to-day advice and support to Costco’s U.S. Operations and Human Resources on employee terminations, performance management, investigations, leaves of absence, accommodations, wage/hour compliance, and other employment-related matters consistent with Costco’s employee handbook (Employee Agreement), policies, and unique culture. The attorney will also supervise outside counsel on litigation matters and will support HR in responding to charges of discrimination before federal and state agencies. This position will report directly to the Corporate Counsel for employment matters.


    ·       Provides support to Costco’s U.S. Operations and HR on employment matters and compliance with Costco’s Employee Agreement and other employment-related policies. 

    ·       Supervises internal investigations related to employment matters. 

    ·       Assists HR in investigating and responding to charges of discrimination filed with federal and state agencies.

    ·       Drives compliance efforts related to the Company’s personnel and payroll policies and procedures.

    ·       Reviews and advises Operations and HR on developments in federal, state and local employment legislation, regulation, and enforcement.

    ·       Monitors, manages, and reviews work and expenditures by outside counsel to ensure quality and efficacy of legal services.


    ·       Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.

    ·       Admission in good standing to practice law in at least one U.S. state and eligible to practice as in-house counsel in the State of Washington.

    ·       At least ten years of substantive employment law counseling and litigation management experience acquired in a law firm or an in-house legal department, with some in-house experience preferred.

    ·       Thorough understanding of and experience in all areas of employment law, including leave and accommodation, discrimination, wage and hour/pay equity, and contingent workforce matters. 

    ·       Excellent business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while providing practical, business-oriented advice. 

    ·       Demonstrated ability to independently manage a diverse and complex workload while maintaining priorities and anticipating issues.

    ·       Exceptional written and oral communication skills for dealing with lawyers and non-lawyers.

    ·       Excellent legal research and analytical skills. 

    ·       Ability and desire to work both autonomously and collaboratively.

    ·       Strong execution and project management skills and ability to harness stakeholders from across the organization on cross-functional projects.

    At Costco, you will build a long-lasting career in a renowned culture where the Company is committed to taking care of its employees, members, and suppliers.  You will be empowered to independently drive results and feel good about what you are helping to build.  To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Gardner at

  • 05/22/2020 3:26 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

    Mail/ PO Box 900922, Seattle, WA 98109 USA

    Street/ 2201 Westlake Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121 USA


  • 05/07/2020 8:46 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Public Defender Association

    Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Staff Attorney


    The Public Defender Association (PDA) is looking for a Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Staff Attorney to provide legal services to LEAD clients. In addition to providing direct legal services, the LEAD Staff Attorney will closely coordinate with client case managers and create systems to provide more efficient legal services delivery, such as legal guides and trainings for case managers and legal clinics for LEAD clients.

    The ideal candidate will be excited about a widely varied legal practice, assisting LEAD clients across all areas of legal need. Although broad legal experience, especially in family law, is preferred, the most important characteristics applicants can possess are the ability to independently and efficiently learn new legal practice areas and strong legal research and writing skills. PDA seeks an attorney motivated to help those most frequently disadvantaged by existing justice and social service systems, including those with disabilities and people of color. The most successful applicants will excel in providing legal services to individuals who have difficulty consistently engaging in their own representation.

    Organization Description

    The Public Defender Association advocates for justice system reform and develops alternatives that shift from a punishment paradigm to a system that supports individual and community health. Grounding reform in a public health and safety framework, PDA develops new strategies and implements models that improve on conventional responses to crime and public order issues. In collaboration with community and government partners, PDA uses policy advocacy, organizing, litigation, and public education to achieve its goals.

    The LEAD Staff Attorney would principally work with the Policy & Legal Department, one of PDA’s four primary project areas:

    • ·       Civil Survival: Civil Survival organizes people who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system to build connections, gain knowledge and increase political participation.
    • ·       Collective Justice: Collective Justice aims to reduce harm caused by violence and mass incarceration by building effective, trauma-informed healing responses that reflect healing justice principles.
    • ·       Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion: PDA houses the project management team for the LEAD program. LEAD is a community-based diversion approach with the goals of improving public safety and public order, and reducing unnecessary justice system involvement of people who participate in the program.
    • ·       Policy & Legal Department: PDA’s policy and legal department promotes responses to public health and safety challenges that address the needs and goals of communities most disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system. Current focus areas include police accountability, drug user health, and ending criminal-legal monetary sanctions. 

    Job Description

    The Staff Attorney will offer trauma-informed legal services to clients in the LEAD program. The attorney will offer representation across the wide range of LEAD participants’ legal needs (family law, criminal defense, housing, etc.). LEAD clients face a variety of challenges, including homelessness, mental illness, and substance use, that can complicate their ability to engage with legal services. Legal services will be provided through the principles of harm-reduction—meeting clients where they are, in a way that is responsive to their specific needs.

    The attorney will work closely with client case managers at Evergreen Treatment Services to ensure that the legal representation plan closely aligns with the client’s broader social service goals. In addition to providing direct legal services, the LEAD staff attorney will create and implement systems to provide more efficient legal services delivery. This will include creating legal guides and trainings for case managers and leading legal clinics for LEAD clients.

    As time permits, the attorney will also engage in other legal and policy advocacy, outside of the LEAD program. Current legal & policy focus areas include police accountability, drug user health, and ending criminal-legal monetary sanctions. Advocacy will utilize a variety of tactics, including direct representation, community organizing, appellate advocacy, and lobbying.

    The LEAD Staff Attorney will primarily work with two other attorneys—Prachi Dave and Corey Guilmette. The attorney will work closely with and help supervise PDA’s legal interns. As time permits, the attorney may provide legal counsel to PDA’s other project areas.


    Seattle, WA


    • ·       Member, in good-standing, of the Washington State Bar Association, or ability to gain admission in 2020.
    • ·       The most important skill an applicant can possess is the ability to independently and efficiently learn new legal practice areas and offer representation with a high level of competence.
    • ·       Strong legal research and writing skills are required and will be critical to the attorney’s success in this position. Strong policy advocacy writing skills are preferred.
    • ·       Family law experience is highly preferred.
    • ·       Although no applicant will have experience in all expected areas of practice, greater experience with the following areas will be preferred: landlord-tenant, criminal (warrants, criminal defense, sex offender registration relief, record vacation/sealing), legal financial obligations, employment, and immigration.
    • ·       Experience and skill working with individuals with mental illness, substance use disorder, and other disabilities is required. The successful applicant will excel in providing legal services to individuals who have difficulty consistently engaging in their own representation.
    • ·       Ability to balance the needs of multiple clients with time-sensitive legal needs, while also maintaining strong communication with clients with less pressing needs is required.
    • ·       Strong ability to work collaboratively, both with colleagues and with client case managers is required. The successful applicant will have strong conflict management skills and be able to tactfully engage with external partners
    • ·       Policy advocacy and organizing skills are preferred.
    • ·       Familiarity and strong relationships with local policymakers, community leaders, and marginalized communities are preferred.


    Salary range is $68,336-$115,506, depending on experience. Within the position salary range, salary increases 6% annually. An additional annual cost of living increase is provided at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Benefits include:

    • ·       401k match of up to 4% of salary, beginning after six months of employment;
    • ·       Annual, 2% of salary, profit sharing contribution to 401k, provided in most years;
    • ·       Generous medical and dental benefits for employees and family members;
    • ·       12 days vacation, accrued annually, increasing to 24 days vacation, accrued annually. The LEAD Staff Attorney will start with 15 days vacation already accrued;
    • ·       12 personal days, accrued annually;
    • ·       Unlimited ORCA card; and
    • ·       Monthly $50 employer cell phone contribution.

    This is a Fair Labor Standards Act exempt, at-will position; continuation in the position depends on both performance and funding.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    PDA is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. PDA actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. PDA is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious affiliation, marital status, sexual identity, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, those directly impacted by the criminal justice system, people who identify as queer, trans, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process should contact Corey Guilmette at or (206) 641-5334.

    How to Apply

    Submit the following to Corey Guilmette at by June 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm:

    • ·       Letter of interest
    • ·       Resumé
    • ·       Two legal writing samples, unedited by others
    • ·       Names and contact information for three references

  • 05/07/2020 8:44 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)
    Details here!





    SUITE 5220

    SEATTLE, WA 98101



    The position will be located in the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the Western District of Washington. Asset Forfeiture Unit attorneys participate in investigations to identify assets tied to federal crimes, bring appropriate civil actions against assets that constitute the proceeds of, or that were used to facilitate or conceal, those crimes, and assist prosecutors in the forfeitures associated with criminal cases, including handling the litigation of all third party claims of ownership of assets forfeited from the defendant.

  • 05/07/2020 8:39 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    LARW Visiting Lecturer: 

    The University of Washington School of Law invites applications for a Full-time Visiting Lecturer  to teach the first-year Legal Analysis, Research & Writing course (LARW) during the 2020-21 academic year on a 9-month basis. Our innovative LARW course offers first-year students seven credits of instruction in core lawyering skills including legal method, research, and writing. Legal writing courses at UW Law are taught by a team of dedicated and experienced faculty who stress collaboration and innovation. As a Visitor at the University of Washington you are encouraged to engage in research and service. The Visiting Lecturer is likely to be assigned to teach two sections of the LARW course for the full academic year. Typical class size ranges from 17 to 22.  To apply for the position, please see the posting and submission requirements at:

    Immigration Visiting Lecturer:


    The University of Washington School of Law seeks applications for a Full-time Lecturer on a 9-month basis during the 2020-21 academic year.  The Immigration Clinic provides legal representation to indigent immigrants and refugees, while also providing students with invaluable hands-on lawyering experience.  In addition to direct representation, students engage in policy advocacy, community outreach, and community education. Faculty and students in the clinic represent immigrants in removal proceedings, detained immigrants with final orders of removal who are being held indefinitely in government custody, and minors in removal proceedings to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), including related representation before family courts. Faculty and students represent immigrants before USCIA, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal District Courts and the 9th Cir. Court of Appeals.  The immigration clinic has a great collaborative working relationship with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), the state’s primary provider of immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees.   

    Candidates should have extensive experience advocating on behalf of immigrants and asylum seekers. The Clinical Instructor will be responsible for:

    §  Forming relationships and pursuing collaborative projects with community organizations, service providers, and advocacy groups, among others.

    §  Supervising and mentoring law students and expanding the clinic's strategic litigation and advocacy docket.

    §  Manage the operational and administrative tasks involved in case and community project work.

    §  Supervising clinical students on cases and projects and teaching students a broad range of lawyering skills including research and writing, legal and policy analysis, problem-solving, and oral advocacy.

    To apply for the position, please see the posting and submission requirements at:

  • 04/22/2020 11:40 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    At the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, we aspire to be the best public law office in the nation. We are 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 an office that is diverse, respectful, inclusive and composed of the best legal talent available. 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 attorney opportunities.

    Click on the link below to access full position descriptions and qualifications for each of these attorney opportunities. You can also visit the state's centralized recruitment site at For information about the AGO, visit


    AAG - Tacoma Division's Social and Health Services Section  (DL:  5/3/2020)



    Please consider joining our e-mail subscription service to be informed of our attorney postings. (If you have questions or concerns about the recruitment and interviewing process in light of the Governor's stay-at-home order, you are encouraged to contact Attorney Recruitment Administrator, Linda Nakamura, at or (206) 464-6446.)


  • 04/22/2020 11:34 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    McKinley Irvin is looking for exceptional family law attorneys to join us in the Everett, Seattle, Kirkland, Tacoma, or Vancouver office of our highly rated firm. 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. If you’re a solo practitioner or part of a small firm, this is an opportunity for you to be part of a highly respected team while receiving all the support you need, so you can focus on your practice and providing outstanding 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 offer a supportive environment which allows you the flexibility to practice family law and live a well-rounded life. This is a great opportunity for an attorney with a minimum of two years of experience practicing family law who is a member of the Washington State Bar.




    Read more about what you can expect from us on our website:

    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, or reach her at (206)-625-9600. All inquiries will be treated confidentially. McKinley Irvin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 03/08/2020 3:32 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) is seeking a dynamic, seasoned leader to shape the future of the agency.  This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for the right individual to make a difference through serving the state of Washington.  Our people are our most valuable resource: energetic, innovative thinkers who care equally about producing quality work, serving the public, and developing a culture that is great for all our employees. 


    About the Position
    The Executive Director is a new position that will serve as the agency's chief executive officer and will be responsible for the agency's day–to-day operations and achieving operational and strategic objectives.  Reporting to the three Board Members, the Executive Director is a member of the agency's Executive Team which includes the Board Members and the Chief Legal Officer.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Board and is exempt from civil service laws.
    Primary Responsibilities

    • Manages members of the agency's Senior Leadership Team, which includes the Chief Judge, Chief Administrative Officer, and Human Resources Manager.  [Note:  The Chief Judge is retiring at the end of March after 25+ years in that role.]
    • Leads the Senior Leadership Team in developing the agency's Long Range and Operational Plans.
    • Collaborates with the Board Members on overall agency strategic development, business process re-engineering, development, and enhancement of agency processes.
    • Defines, prioritizes, and delivers agency initiatives.
    • Researches and develops agency policies and/or reviews policy recommendations from the Senior Leadership Team.
    • Develops meaningful and collaborative relationships both within the agency and with agency stakeholders.
    • Leads, motivates and collaborates with a multi-disciplined staff of professionals, managing agency workload and projects, providing timely performance feedback, and reviewing procedures for efficiency.
    • Fosters teamwork and continuously improves processes to achieve high-level agency goals and objectives.
    • Represents the agency at legislative meetings and reviews and analyzes all appropriate legislative proposals.
    • Develops agency-request legislation, obtains legislative sponsors, and leads the orderly progress of essential bills through the legislative process.
    • Responsible for the agency's rule-making process.
    • Supports and guides staff through major cultural and technological shifts as the agency pivots to a new organizational structure and the new technology necessary to meet business requirements and desired outcomes.
    • Serves as an appointing authority for the agency.  Responds at step three of labor grievances filed by the Washington Federation of State Employees and the Association of Industrial Appeals Judges.
    • Represents the agency at the Deputy Director meetings.  Ensures agency compliance with Executive Orders and Directives from the Governor's Office. Serves as the liaison between the agency and the Governor's Office for Results Washington initiatives.
    • Serves as the liaison between the agency and the public unless otherwise delegated.
    • Directs the administration of agency risk and liability associated with records and information management, litigation holds, public disclosure, and other related processes.  Identifies where controls and/or strategies need to be implemented to mitigate or eliminate agency risk.
    • Facilitates the annual BIIA Management Conference, and meetings between the Board Members and stakeholders.
    • Meets regularly with all constituent groups.  Attends meetings of committees that directly affect agency stakeholders (such as Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee, WISHA Advisory Committee, meetings with attorneys).
    • Responsible for orchestrating the Board Continuing Legal Education (CLE) session.

    The Ideal Candidate
    For this critical role, the BIIA seeks an experienced, dynamic leader who is deeply committed to the success of the agency and has a general understanding of the nature and importance of the BIIA's work. Candidates should have a proven record of success as a senior leader and as a strategic big-picture thinker.  The ideal candidate must bring an ability to lead in times of change and to facilitate the BIIA's transition to a new management structure.  The ideal candidate will maintain and champion a work environment that fosters respect, trust, integrity, diversity, equity, inclusion, professionalism, accountability, and continuous improvement.  The ideal candidate will model the agency's core and leadership competencies:
    BIIA Core Competencies

    • Accountability:  Takes responsibility for own actions and can be relied upon to achieve excellent results with little oversight.
    • Adaptability to Changing Needs/Flexibility:  Embraces changing business needs and adapts approach, goals, and methods to achieve success.
    • Customer Focus:  Builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction with the services offered by the organization.
    • Diversity:  Recognizes the value of cultural, ethnic, gender and other individual differences.  Understands differences in and responds appropriately to others.
    • Effective Respectful Communications:  In a respectful manner, conveys clear messages that are effective in communicating information and ideas with others.
    • Ethics and Integrity:  Earns trust, respect, and confidence of coworkers and customers through honesty, candor, and professionalism in all interactions.
    • Relationship Building:  Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of teamwork, cooperation and mutual regard.
    • Safety Focus:  Adheres to all workplace safety laws, regulations, standards and practices.
    Leadership Competencies
    • Leadership, Performance and Accountability:  Serves as an effective leader consistent with the agency's mission and values.
    • People Management:  Effectively manages human resources in a consistent and equitable manner.
    • Decision Making:  Uses knowledge and understanding of the organization to make sound and logical decisions and takes actions that contribute effectively to organizational goals.
    • Knowledge and Learning:  Develops and maintains a knowledge base, including a deep understanding of agency programs, authorities and resources and a commitment to learning.
    • Strategic Thinking:  Develops innovative ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges.
    • Conflict Management:  Effectively works with others to understand interests and actively strive to achieve agreements or resolve differences in a timely manner.
    • A bachelor's degree or higher with major study in business administration, political science, law, public administration, finance, or related discipline.
    • A minimum of five years of experience as a mid-level or higher manager directing operational and/or administrative activities including:
      • Three years managing supervisors and/or managers.  (Three years of experience as a member of the BIIA's Extended Management Team will substitute for this experience.)
      • Responsibility for a sizeable staff, policy development, strategic planning, budgeting, human resource management, collaborative culture building, and operational planning.
      • Leading teams by applying a collaborative, trust-based, leadership style.
      • Linking management and administrative efforts to improving program performance.
      • Taking risks and experimenting in an effort to improve service to customers.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills; ability to adapt communications to technical, professional, and managerial audiences and negotiate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
    • A deep interest and understanding of how to effectively lead people, establish trust-based relationships, and create high performing teams.
    • Professional work experience characterized by increasingly responsible positions.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead positive organizational change.
    • A commitment to honor diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    Supplemental Information

    Total Compensation:
    The annual salary for this position is $125,100 - $144,948, depending on qualifications (Exempt Management Service, Band 4).  The State of Washington offers a competitive benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance, retirement, deferred compensation, life insurance, as well as vacation and sick leave.
    Application Process:
    Interested candidates must apply on-line and attach the following:

    • A cover letter specifying how you meet the qualifications listed above (no more than two pages).
    • A current resume.
    • A list of at least three professional references.
    Please attach the required documents in the "provide attachment" section of the online application.  Only applicants who meet the required qualifications and submit all of the required documents by the closing date will be considered.

    Questions?  If you have any questions about the position or application process, please contact Christy Sterling, Human Resources Manager, at (360) 753-6823, ext. 1123 or
    The Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender identity/expression, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability 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 this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at or call 360-753-9639.
  • 03/08/2020 3:30 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Emerging Companies & Venture Capital - Associate Attorney – Midlevel to Senior

    Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

    Job #A20200301 – Seattle, Washington


    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate to join its market-leading Corporate group. The group's clients range from early stage startups to mature industry leaders and include many of the region's premier venture-backed and public companies. The group is experiencing strong growth and has particular need in the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and at least 3 years of relevant experience. 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 apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.  Midlevel to Senior ECVC

  • 03/04/2020 7:45 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Seattle City Attorney's Office seeks an attorney to join its Land Use Section. As in-house counsel to a city grappling with cutting-edge land and street use issues, we advise policymakers, review and draft legislation, counsel departmental staff, and defend City laws and decisions in litigation. We work with elected officials, land use planners, and those who enhance affordable housing, preserve historic resources, and manage our streets, parks, and utilities. We practice the law we most enjoy in a fast-paced setting for a dynamic, world-class city.

    The City Attorney's Office offers a generous benefit program that includes paid leave benefits, paid parental and family leave, low-cost health benefits, and the opportunity to participate in a defined-benefit retirement program.


    Advise City policymakers and administrators on land and street use issues, and review and draft legislation.

    Counsel City officials and staff on implementing and navigating City, state, and federal law related to land and street use.

    Defend City laws and decisions in quasi-judicial tribunals and in state and federal courts.

    Deadline to apply is March 10, 2020


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