Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Services program is excited to announce two open staff attorney positions in Pierce County.
The VOCA Staff Attorney will provide civil legal assistance to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, harassment and other crimes, including financial exploitation. Services will include advice and counsel, brief services at follow-up appointments, and extended representation and litigation. The VLS VOCA Staff Attorney will assist clients with protection orders, family law proceedings, as well as address legal issues surrounding collateral impacts of victimization. The VOCA Staff Attorney position will be an essential part of the Integrated Rural Legal Assistance Project in Pierce County, partnering with VOCA-funded staff attorneys located in the Tacoma offices of Northwest Justice Project and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. This project seeks to provide legal services primarily (but not exclusively) to victims who have significant barriers accessing legal assistance due to limited English proficiency, immigration status, rural isolation, and other factors that make them particularly vulnerable. Click here for the full job description.
The Puyallup/Urban Indian Staff Attorney will work with staff and volunteers, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and other legal services providers to develop civil legal service programs that help meet the specific and unique needs of Puyallup Tribal Members, American Indians, Alaska Natives and First Nations People in our community. This will include development of specialized legal clinics, know your rights presentations, and other formal and informal opportunities for this population to access legal advice and/or representation, as well as referrals to other VLS clinics and programs and other organizations able to provide appropriate additional legal and holistic client services. Click here for the full job description.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to Laurie Davenport, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time, and feeling good about your job. Plus, you get to work with our fantastic staff and our fabulous volunteers. Seriously, why haven't you applied yet? If you already have a job you love, please do us a favor and share this with someone who’s looking.
Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO. It is the recognition, respect, and appreciation of all cultures and backgrounds and the fostering of the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment. The core values of the AGO are served by a strong commitment to the value of diversity and by promoting an inclusive workplace. The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran 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 any information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693 or Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com.
Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S. is seeking a commercial litigation attorney to join our litigation group. Candidates should have at least two solid years of litigation experience, superior academic credentials and references, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and current WSBA membership. We offer a competitive salary, sophisticated work for excellent clients, and a uniquely collegial working environment. To apply, send cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample to:
Human Resources Manager
Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.
524 Second Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104-2323
Commercial Litigation / Bankruptcy Associate (Lake Oswego)
Jordan Ramis PC is seeking an attorney to join our litigation group in the Lake Oswego office. The successful candidate will have a minimum 5 years’ experience in complex commercial litigation, including significant experience with bankruptcy litigation. General business experience is a plus. This position will primarily support the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice within the Litigation Department.
· Experience with commercial bankruptcy litigation;
· Comprehensive understanding of pretrial, trial, mediation, and arbitration processes and procedures;
· Strong analytical and writing skills;
· Excellent advocacy skills and presence;
· Exceptional communication and organizational skills;
· Confidence to work directly with clients and colleagues in a fast-paced environment.
Must be admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington. Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should email their resume and a cover letter to email@example.com.
Jordan Ramis PC is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications for employment from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. If you need reasonable accommodations to apply for any position, please let us know. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political ideology, marital status, familial relationships, or any other characteristic protected by law.
No outside recruiters please
Business Attorney (Bend)
Jordan Ramis PC, a regional law firm with offices in Lake Oswego, Bend, and Vancouver Washington, is seeking an attorney to join our growing team in Bend. This is a unique opportunity for an attorney to leverage the firm’s offices on both sides of the Cascades to serve clients in western Oregon and Washington, while helping to expand the firm’s Central Oregon thriving business practice in one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
The successful candidate will have:
· 7-10 years of general business experience;
· Extensive experience in business transactions and financing, business entity formations, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions;
· Experience in commercial real estate transactions is a plus;
· A portable book of business;
· Must be admitted to practice in Oregon; admission in Washington is desirable but not required.
The Bend-based position will collaborate with attorneys throughout the firm and will require occasional travel between the offices.
For immediate and confidential consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job #A20170601 – Anchorage, Alaska
The Anchorage office of Perkins Coie is seeking a junior level associate for its expanding litigation practice in Alaska. The work will cover general commercial litigation, labor and employment matters, products liability, construction, and environmental and energy matters. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and strong written and verbal communication skills. Judicial clerkship experience is strongly preferred. To apply, please access the link above and submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample. Principals Only.
Labor & Employment Associate
Stoel Rives’ Labor and Employment Group continues to grow. Our attorneys provide strategic counseling ads and litigation services across the full spectrum of labor and employment law. The Seattle office is seeking an associate with 1-3 years of relevant work experience to join our full-service platform. Ideal candidates will have general employment litigation experience, as well as experience with traditional labor law and employment counseling and advice. Qualified candidates will have strong academic credentials, writing skills, interpersonal skills and be self-starters with a commitment to excellence. Candidates can look forward to being part of a vibrant and growing practice and the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative team environment. Membership to the Washington Bar is strongly preferred.
Stoel Rives LLP enjoys an over-100-year tradition of excellence as a leader among U.S. law firms. We offer a multi-office platform and world-class clients together with focused, individual training and professional development for all our attorneys. With nearly 400 lawyers firmwide, we are proud to provide a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Apply online here: http://webapp.stoel.com/asp/viselfapply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=9&FilterJobID=130
Managing Attorney for statewide nonprofit association and resource center for public defenders. The position is primarily responsible for supervision of and resource support for program attorneys; oversight of training program; development of resource publications; and coordinating amicus work. Requirements: Seven (7) years of public defender or criminal defense experience with multiple practice areas and qualified under WDA professional standards to represent defendants in Class A felonies. Leadership, supervisory and project management experience required. Experience in developing training programs and materials preferred. Demonstrated understanding of equity and diversity-related issues. Must be licensed to practice law in Washington State or licensed within six months of date of hire. WDA is committed to employment equity throughout all levels of the organization. Additional details at http://www.defensenet.org. Send Resume and Letter of Interest to Scott Shoemaker via email to email@example.com. Position open until filled.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking an experienced attorney to build, file, and litigate complex civil actions in state and federal court to protect and preserve civil liberties for all Washingtonians—work that is important now more than ever.
The ACLU-WA is increasing its level of operations in order to fight Donald Trump’s broad attacks on civil liberties while continuing to vigorously move forward the work of our existing projects—much of which will also be affected by the actions of the Trump Administration: criminal justice reform; the school to prison pipeline; using religion to oppose LGBT rights and reproductive freedom; and privacy, surveillance, and technology. Our goal is not just resistance; it is progress.
This new attorney position will give us the capacity to push forward our affirmative agenda as well as engage in fast-moving, defensive battles against Trump administration policies.
The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country's premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan.
Whether it’s ending mass incarceration and police brutality, achieving full equality for LGBT people, protecting privacy in the digital age, preserving the right to vote, or ensuring reproductive freedom, the ACLU is willing to take on tough civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. And we’re successful. In the past couple of years in Washington state, we’ve won a lawsuit for a gay couple who was denied service by their local florist, victories for Latino voting rights in Yakima and Pasco, and a ruling that stops the horrific practice of warehousing mentally ill persons in jails without mental health treatment. The ACLU stands for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin.
The ACLU-WA’s staff of 30+ employees and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 75,000 members, activists, and donors.
The staff attorney will be responsible for investigating, filing, and litigating civil liberties and civil rights cases in both federal and state courts. This includes legal research, investigative work, identifying and signing up named plaintiffs, complaint drafting, discovery and motion practice, and handling trials and appeals.
The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining an active docket of their own cases, typically with assistance from outside cooperating attorneys, as well as helping to supervise and mentor more junior attorneys in the department.
The staff attorney will also engage in advocacy short of litigation, coordinate with the various policy-focused attorneys and other staff in the office, provide legal analysis to advance other ACLU policy work, conduct community outreach as needed, and supervise law students and volunteer attorneys. Along with other professional staff members, the staff attorney will represent the ACLU publicly, speaking to the media and others, as assigned.
The staff attorney may also be asked to assist the Legal Director in the supervision and management of cases brought by other attorneys inside and outside the office, the drafting and review of internal and external department reports, and other non-litigation tasks essential for the smooth running of the Legal Department as needed.
Travel, as well as occasional work on nights and weekends, will be necessary. Along with all employees, the staff attorney is expected to help maintain a positive, respectful, welcoming, and professional work environment for employees and volunteers.
At least eight years of significant civil litigation experience, with at least some demonstrated ability to develop and/or litigate class actions. Applicants will be considered for a Senior Staff Attorney title depending on previous litigation and management experience. Plaintiffs’ side work and/or previous experience in constitutional law litigation is a plus, as is experience supervising other attorneys.
Must have ability to file and litigate cases independently and collaboratively; excellent problem- solving skills; ability to juggle multiple on-going projects and exercise good judgment under stressful situations; and ability to affirmatively prosecute civil rights violations.
Must also have superior writing, research and verbal skills in presenting both to lawyers and to
the non-lawyer public; leadership and organizational skills in order to encourage volunteer lawyers and work cooperatively in coalitions on complicated cases; the ability to take initiative, think strategically, and share responsibility and credit.
Must have a commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.
Must be a member of the Washington State Bar (or willing to take the next bar examination).
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is based on experience, qualifications and the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale. Benefits include three weeks of vacation to start, medical and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and an ORCA card.
To apply, email a letter of application and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and include in the subject line of the email: your last name and Staff Attorney 3. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at https://www.aclu-wa.org/careers.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington.”
Columbia Legal Services is hiring a dynamic Advocacy Director to coordinate our statewide and national litigation and advocacy projects, and play a key role in shaping the future of our organization. The Advocacy Director serves as a thought-partner for our Executive Director and Directing Attorneys.
For many years, Columbia Legal Services and its predecessor organizations have represented some of the most marginalized people in Washington. We use every legal tool available on their behalf. Our role to serve people and use advocacy that might otherwise not be available makes our work an integral part of the Washington Alliance for Equal Justice. As a proud member of the Alliance, our vision of justice is when people have the necessary tools and opportunity to achieve social and economic justice, a more equitable and inclusive society is possible. Every day, our legal teams engage in large-scale litigation, policy reform, and innovative partnerships intended to make a lasting difference so that all people can be meaningful members of their communities. We share a deep commitment to serve and advocate alongside our clients as we seek justice together. The ideal candidate for any position at Columbia Legal Services will be able to articulate their role in the achievement of that vision.
Columbia Legal Services seeks a full-time Advocacy Director to oversee all statewide litigation and advocacy projects. The Advocacy Director serves as Deputy Director within our organization, and plays a key role in shaping the future of our organizational priorities and direction. This position requires a strong leader, a trustworthy advocate, and a highly capable, strategic manager. The successful candidate will be a consensus builder and creative thinker, with a collegial style and a passion for our work. This position reports to the Executive Director and is based in Seattle (negotiable), with statewide responsibilities.
· Oversee the advocacy acceptance process to ensure that the mission, criteria, and quality of advocacy and related projects are consistent with program values and standards of systemic and multi-forum advocacy. Our Advocacy Director must model courage and creativity, experiment, try new approaches, and take risks while maintaining fidelity to our mission and vision.
· Supervise the Policy Director, Communications Director, and five Directing Attorneys to provide oversight, guidance, and coordination for our five project teams across five statewide offices. This position consults on litigation strategy, ethical matters and advocacy, as well as training protocols and plans, administrative policies, professional development and management coaching for Directing Attorneys and Policy Director.
· Collaborate with the leadership team to develop long-term priorities, oversee implementation of a strategic vision, and ensure success of cross-project campaigns.
· Create and maintain an enthusiastic work environment where all staff contribute to a unified mission of achieving social and economic justice for all, and assume key
· responsibility in transitioning CLS towards a culture of intentionality surrounding organizational decision making and cohesion.
· Work with internal and external stakeholders to advance our racial justice initiatives and integrate meaningful community engagement, race equity principles, and an anti-bias critical lens into all aspects of our work and organizational culture.
· Cultivate and maintain key external partnerships, including the development and maintenance of strong community and pro-bono relationships with law firms, cooperating attorneys, allies and partner organizations, key funders, board members, coalitions, and the media on a on a state and national level.
· Work with Communications Director to develop and lead staff in creating and executing a comprehensive communications plan that contributes to CLS’s strategic plan and supports program, advocacy and funding goals, produces publications and blogs, and develops talking points on key organizational issues.
· Must have a sense of humor, a healthy self-awareness, be comfortable with managing change, and enjoy leading and supporting a positive, high-performing organizational learning environment.
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, cultural competence, understanding of and principles of intersectionality, and experience working with low-income client communities.
· Must be a member of the Washington State Bar or seek admission as soon as possible after employment.
· At least 7 years of experience in complex litigation (including at least 2 years of significant class action experience.) and other demonstrated experience in appeals, policy work and administrative advocacy.
· Demonstrated significant experience supervising legal teams and administrative leadership, professional development, mentoring, performance management, and coaching of individuals and teams.
· Enthusiasm, initiative, creativity, passion, commitment, and proven track record of working on anti-poverty and race equity issues.
· Excellent research, writing, negotiation, and analytical skills.
· Willingness to travel and to work flexible hours.
CLS offers a competitive compensation package including generous holiday, paid time off, and healthcare benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $105,000 - $115,000.
Application deadline is June 23rd with a preferred start as soon as feasible. Please note that due to the volume of applications received, CLS is unable to respond to every application. We will contact you if we decide to pursue your application. No phone calls please. To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to the address or e-mail address below. Include Advocacy Director in the subject line of electronic submissions.
Trisa Kern, Director of Program Administration
Columbia Legal Services
101 Yesler Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
Columbia Legal Services 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 the application process, contact Amanda Buse at 206-464-1122 or email@example.com.