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  • 09/08/2017 8:54 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Jr.- Level Commercial Litigation Associate

     

    The Portland office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a Junior-level commercial litigation associate attorney with at least 2 years’ experience; law-firm experience is required, and clerkship experience is preferred. Experience in commercial litigation, including responsibility for pleadings, motions and discovery, is required, and experience in court is preferred. 

    Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are also required, as well as strong academic credentials. An active member, in good standing, of the Oregon Bar is preferred, but we will consider members of other state bars in appropriate cases. All replies confidential. 

    To apply, please upload your cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager; your resume; brief writing sample; and a copy of your law school transcript.

    We are not accepting third party submissions for this position at this time.


  • 08/31/2017 9:53 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The City of Seattle is embarking upon a period of historic police reform and has adopted groundbreaking legislation to establish the Office of Inspector General for Public Safety (OIG) as a key component. The candidate selected to serve as the new OIG Director will have the opportunity to stand up a new office in an innovative approach to police reform in one of the nation’s leading cities. The OIG, in collaborative partnership with the Office of the Police Accountability and the Community Police Commission, helps ensure the actions of Seattle Police Department (SPD) employees are constitutional and in compliance with law, as well as City and SPD policies. The OIG Director must hav e significant background in criminal, civil rights, and labor law, governmental investigations, and/or management of governmental auditing. The salary range for the OIG Director is $117,700 to $194,246 including an excellent executive benefit package. All interested candidates should apply by September 22, 2017 (first review; this position is considered open until filled) to Ralph Andersen & Associates by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume toapply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Greg Nelson at 916.630.4900. Detailed brochure available online at www.ralphandersen.com.

  • 08/30/2017 8:29 AM | Kallie Ferguson (Administrator)

    Salary: $8,525.00 - $10,627.00 Monthly

    Location: Thurston County, WA

    Job Type: Regular Full-Time Employee

    Department: Public Defense

    Job Number: 24R00588

    Closing: 9/11/2017 8:00 AM Pacific

    How to applyhttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/thurstonwa/jobs/1833438/defense-attorney-iii

    Summary of Duties

    A Defense Attorney III practices in District Court, Juvenile Court or Superior Court and receives general direction from a higher-level Defense Attorney. Immediate placement will be in Superior Court for Adult Felony representation consistent with Superior Court summary of duties listed below.
     

    District Court: Manages a full misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor caseload. Prepares cases for trial, pre-trial and post-trial hearings and/or plea bargains the cases with the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Assists other attorneys in matters of trial strategy, tactics and legal research and analysis. Also, handles miscellaneous calendar duties such as arraignment calendars, initial appearance calendars and interpreter calendars.

    Juvenile Court: Manages a full misdemeanor and felony caseload (A, B, C felonies). Prepares cases for trial, pre-trial and post-trial hearings and/or plea bargains the cases with the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Assists other attorneys in matters of trial strategy, tactics and legal research and analysis. Also, handles miscellaneous hearings such as arraignment calendars, detention calendars, and probation violation calendars.

    Juvenile Court (Civil): Manages a full caseload of parents in dependency and termination cases, including representation at all statutorily required hearings, conferences and family treatment court. Performs case evaluation, additional investigation, trial/hearing preparation, settlement negotiations, motions and trials.

    Superior Court: Manages a full or partial felony caseload (A, B, C felonies). Prepares cases for trial, pre-trial and post-trial hearings and/or plea bargains with the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Assigned homicide cases, persistent offender (e.g. two and three strike) cases, and other serious cases. Assists other attorneys in matters of trial strategy, tactics and legal research and analysis. 

    Handles miscellaneous court hearings, including but not limited to, preliminary appearance calendars, arraignment calendars, non-compliance calendars, ability to substitute in Drug Court, Mental Health Court and Involuntary Treatment Act hearings. 

    OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Reviews police reports, interviews witnesses, works with court and Prosecutor to resolve cases. Appropriately utilizes non-attorney professional services.
    • Reviews reports from DSHS, interviews appropriate parties, works with attorneys general, case workers, social workers, experts, court and related court personnel to resolve cases.
    • Performs a variety of legal office work, prepares appropriate legal pleadings, and does necessary research.
    • Maintains accurate and complete statistical information to be used for future needs and projections.
    • Assists other Defense Attorneys in matters of tactics, trial strategy and legal research.
    • Provides back-up defense for District and Juvenile Courts and is knowledgeable of District and Juvenile Court rules and procedures.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications
    • Graduation from an ABA accredited school of law and must be a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
    • Knowledge of all criminal rules of Washington State, techniques of interviewing and preparation and defense of all variety of criminal cases, with emphasis on felonies.
    • Knowledge of RCW 13.34, good communication with parents, legal custodians and guardians.
    • Ten years of practice as an attorney with a minimum of three years trial experience in the trial of criminal cases.
    • 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.
    Desired Skills

    Recruitment contact: Mia Pagnotta, (360) 786-5868
     
    This position is:
    - Eligible for benefits
    - NOT Represented by a Union
    - NOT eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

    Items required for initial consideration:
    - Application
    - Letter of Interest and Introduction
    - Professional references (x3)
    - Resume

  • 08/29/2017 10:35 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Position Description

    Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
     
    We are looking for an Employee Relations Advisor to be part of the Employee Relations Unit in Seattle City Light's Human Resources department.  The Employee Relations Advisor is responsible for City Light's workplace investigations.  Additionally, the position also administers and implements the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), reasonable accommodation, and leave programs.  This position will report to the Employee Relations Manager.

    Job Responsibilities

    The Employee Relations Advisor is responsible for City Light's workplace investigations.  The position also works on the administration and implementation of City Light's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), workplace rules and policies, reasonable accommodation, and Family and Medical Leave (FML) programs.
     
    The responsibilities with respect to the programs and workplace policies and rules include:

    ·         Investigate complaints of discrimination, harassment, misconduct and retaliation;

    ·         Prepare investigation reports, conduct debriefing sessions with the parties and management;

    ·         Respond in writing to charges filed with external agencies regarding EEO and misconduct issues;

    ·         Provide advice, information, and recommendations to management regarding the resolution of workplace issues and the interpretation of policies and regulations;

    ·         Review policies and rules for compliance with current best practices and legal standards.

    The responsibilities with respect to the administration of the more complex reasonable accommodation cases include:

    ·         Evaluate requests for reasonable accommodations and medical documentation;

    ·         Work with employees and management to identify and implement reasonable accommodations;

    ·         Provide advice to management on accommodation issues.

    The responsibilities with respect to the leave program include:

    ·         Evaluate FML and other leave requests, and medical certifications;

    ·         Communicate to employees and management on the scope of approved leave requests;

    ·         Monitor leave use and provide advice to management on how to effectively manage employee leave.

    Other responsibilities include developing and providing in-house materials on EEO, ADA and Leave issues.

     

    Qualifications

    Education: Law degree (J.D.) and membership in any State Bar Association or a combination of education/training/experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
     
    Experience: A minimum of three years of experience conducting EEO investigations or legal practice in the area of employment law in a law firm or in-house setting, with a strong preference for candidates with a solid background in providing client counseling on employment law issues.
     
    Certification/License: Driver's license or equivalent mobility. 

    Desired Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have knowledge of, and experience with, public sector organizational practices and labor unions, experience working in a Human Resources function and a willingness and ability to accept change. Other desired skills include experience with a complex, diverse workforce.
     
    Other desired experience includes providing legal analysis/advice regarding discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace; experience with employee complaint resolution techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills, including communicating with employees and management at all levels of the utility; thorough and demonstrable knowledge of all applicable laws, including federal, state and local EEO laws, disability laws, and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. The ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; ability to problem solve in a large diverse organization; ability to objectively assess complex, sensitive situations; excellent analytical skills and ability to interpret and apply applicable employment laws, policies and procedures; good organizational and customer service skills; demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality; and competency with MS Word and Excel are required.
     
     

    Additional Information

     Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review.

    Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/

    All candidates will need to apply online athttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/1829665/employee-relations-advisor .

  • 08/22/2017 11:16 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Litigation Associate                                                                

    Stoel Rives LLP is seeking an associate with a minimum of 1 years of relevant work experience to join the Litigation Practice Group in Portland, OR. The ideal candidate has 1-2 years of prior litigation experience. Judicial clerkship experience is a plus. Strong academic credentials, writing skills, and interpersonal skills are required. Membership to the Oregon Bar is required. Principals only. No recruiters please.

     

    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=7&FilterJobID=133


  • 08/22/2017 11:15 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY COUNCIL

    Chief Legal Counsel

    Closes:  September 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Salary Range: $150,301 - $202,139 (DOQ)

    The Metropolitan King County Council is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic attorney with a passion for Public Policy, Leadership and Professionalism to join our team.  The Chief Legal Counsel serves as a legal advisor to the Council and staff on a variety of matters dealing with public policy, legislation, and Council actions.  The ideal candidate will be adept at municipal law, and the powers and duties of public officials and agencies.

    The Chief Legal Counsel is a senior level professional position and supervises the work of the Senior Deputy Legal Counsel.  This position operates with considerable latitude in providing legal advice and proposed solutions for consideration by decision makers to support the Council in fulfilling its mission. 

    The most competitive candidates will have an in-depth knowledge of County government and the theories and practices of civil and administrative law as they relate to local government.  This is an exciting opportunity to join the King County Council staff and help provide excellent regional services to county residents.  The position requires effective collaboration with Councilmembers, staff, the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney the County Executive and departments, other units of governments, and members of the public.

     

    To view a complete job announcement and apply, go to www.kingcounty.gov/jobs

    A King County application is required to be considered for this opportunity.  Interested applicants must complete the supplemental questions and submit a resume and letter of interest with your application.  


  • 08/22/2017 11:14 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Legal Ease, LLC (a Seattle based, high-end, national attorney recruiting firm founded in 1996) is currently working on an exclusive basis (i.e., candidates will not be considered other than via Legal Ease) to provide stellar candidates to this highly esteemed and successful boutique Seattle law firm, originally founded by partners from a top national law firm. Out of state candidates are welcome to apply.

    This law firm practices in a niche area of sophisticated, complex litigation (practice area to be discussed with well-qualified, interested candidates).  However, the successful candidate for this position need not have experience in this niche.  This law firm seeks a highly skilled, complex litigation associate with 4 – 6 years of current experience within an AmLaw 100 (or equally well-regarded smaller firm).  Applicants must possess stellar academic credentials and have an interest in practicing extremely complex and legally sophisticated “large law” type litigation in a smaller firm environment.  This law firm is unique in its reputation for being truly collegial, and offering both top of the market compensation and genuine work/life balance.  

    All inquiries will be handled in strict confidence and should be directed (with resume or link to current law firm bio) to Lynda Jonas, Esq., Placement Director, at ljonas@legalease.com.

     


  • 08/15/2017 4:13 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    NWIRP is hiring for a number of positions in our Seattle and Tacoma offices, including:


    Bilingual legal advocate (Seattle)

    Bilingual staff attorney (Seattle)

    Bilingual legal advocate (Tacoma)

    Bilingual staff attorney (Tacoma)

    Accountant (Seattle)


    All of the job announcements are posted here: https://www.nwirp.org/ join-us/jobs-internships/


  • 08/15/2017 4:12 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Columbia Legal Services is hiring a full-time Systems Administrator to oversee and manage our technology infrastructure. This position will be based in our Seattle office.

     

    We are also seeking a Billingual Legal Assistant to serve our Institutions Project  and manage our prison intake correspondence in our Seattle office.


  • 08/08/2017 11:48 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Associate Attorney - Labor & Employment Law - Job #A20170715 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior associate to join its Labor & Employment practice group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, strong references and superb written and oral communication skills. To be considered, candidates must have at least one year of experience, which may include a federal clerkship or experience at an AmLaw 100 law firm. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter seeking increasing levels of challenge and responsibility in a dynamic environment.

    To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript.

    Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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 and termination.

    For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/associate-attorney-labor-employment-job-a20170715-seattle-wa.html

     

    Associate Attorney - Consumer Lending Litigation - Job #A20170713 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a nonpartnership-track litigation associate to work with the firm’s financial services litigation group in the area of residential mortgage lender liability actions in state and federal courts. Candidates must be members of the Washington State Bar, have excellent academic credentials and 3-5 years of experience in residential mortgage litigation. Candidates must be very familiar with state and federal consumer protection laws applicable to a residential mortgage and must have experience defending claims arising from loan servicing, foreclosures, and loan modification practices. Candidates are required to demonstrate excellent attention to detail, the ability to meet tight deadlines, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong customer service skills. Principals only.

    Please access the link below and submit a copy of your cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript.

    Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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 and termination.

    For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/associate-attorney-consumer-lending-litigation-job-a20170713.html

     

     

    Niko Olsrud | Perkins Coie LLP

    LEGAL RECRUITING COORDINATOR

    1201 Third Avenue Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099

    D. +1.206.359.3262

    F. +1.206.359.9000

    E. NOlsrud@perkinscoie.com