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.
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The Intellectual Property and technology transactions group at Cairncross & Hempelmann, a mid-sized downtown law firm, is seeking an attorney with 2-3 years of experience with intellectual property and/or technology transactions. Candidates should have superior academic credentials, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and current WSBA membership. We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, friendly people and a wonderful working environment. Check us out at www.cairncross.com. EOE. Send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to:
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Corporate Counsel – Corporate Development – Seattle, WA
From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrates coffee and its rich tradition, but that creates a feeling of connection. We develop and support partners who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.
As Starbucks corporate counsel – corporate development, you will primarily support the Corporate Development & Business Alliances group at Starbucks. You will provide legal counsel and support on the structuring, negotiation, and drafting of documents for key strategic alliances, joint ventures, partnerships, and other complex commercial transactions, and assistance in the company’s execution of new business or investment opportunities in line with key business strategies. In addition, you will support one or more other business units, which may involve general commercial transactions, such as digital ventures, technology, or licensing matters. You will leverage your prior experience with public companies, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance in this role, and experience in international, food and beverage, retail, digital, and mobile technology industries is a plus.
Leveraging your previous experience, we will enable you to:
· Engage – Work on a wide variety of critical corporate partnerships and initiatives with a fast-paced, energetic business team.
· Guide – Provide strategic legal counseling to the leaders of the Corporate Development & Business Alliances group, as well as the adjacent businesses and functions that collaborate with and support it.
· Collaborate – Team with other supporting functions and Law & Corporate Affairs partners to provide cross-functional support, including on matters of antitrust, technology, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, tax, accounting and employment, and provide guidance and support to paralegals and other members of the department.
We’d love to hear from people with:
· 5-8 years of relevant substantive legal experience in a law firm or company legal department
· License to practice law in pertinent jurisdictions
We hope to hear from you! Click “Apply Online” to begin the application process today.
Starbucks is an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans & individuals with disabilities. Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.
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The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) offers a unique leadership opportunity in a mission driven organization serving the legal aid needs of low-income people and communities in the Central region of Washington State. Central Washington sits at the Eastern foot of the Cascade Mountain range and includes diverse industries, affords rich cultural and recreational opportunities, and offers significant opportunity for professional growth and development within a larger statewide legal aid program.
NJP is seeking qualified candidates to serve as Senior Attorney for its central Washington regional service office located in Yakima. NJP’s Yakima office serves Yakima and Kittitas counties. NJP is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to address barriers and promote justice for low-income persons throughout the state. The Senior Attorney is responsible for day-to-day office management and supervision of the local service office. NJP Senior Attorneys also provide advocacy leadership in the service region and in NJP.
NJP attorneys work together as part of a statewide law firm, and in partnership with other legal aid providers, to bring high quality civil representation to Washington’s low income populations and communities. NJP attorneys are expected to provide counsel, representation and strategic engagement with client communities on a wide variety of substantive law issues that affect the poor. NJP’s Central Washington regional office uses a broad range of advocacy tools to promote justice and access to the courts, preserve low-income housing options, secure health and income opportunities, protect families and victims of crime, and to engage with client and community groups to secure the long-term well-being of the low income communities.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum five years’ legal experience with strong litigation skills required. Must possess strong oral and written communication skills. Member of the Washington Bar, licensed in a state bar to which Washington could grant reciprocity or willing and able to take next bar is required.
Resume should reflect exceptional relevant work experience as well as a commitment to serving low-income persons.
Demonstrated experience and/or connection to NJP’s client communities is preferred. The Northwest Justice Project is especially interested in qualified candidates whose professional, personal and/or service experience allow them to contribute to and support the legal aid community’s commitment to race equity. Must be willing to be engaged with the community to be served. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.
SALARY: Salary is dependent upon experience. NJP offers an attractive benefits package, including medical, dental and disability coverage in addition to a law school loan assistance program.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, current resume and writing sample to: Karen Holland at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email subject line should clearly reference “Senior Attorney – Yakima” position. Cover letter should include description of any past experience, personal or professional, with low income or other marginalized communities. Application deadline: June 1, 2017.
NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact Karen Holland at (206) 707-0802.
The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) offers a unique leadership opportunity in a mission driven organization serving the legal aid needs of low-income people and communities in the Southeast region of Washington State. Southeastern Washington is highly diverse and located in the state’s premier wine producing region, affords rich cultural and recreational opportunities, and offers significant opportunity for professional growth within a larger statewide legal aid program.
NJP is seeking qualified candidates willing to serve as Senior Attorney for its six-county Southeast Washington regional service office located in Pasco. NJP is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to address barriers and promote justice for low-income persons throughout the state. The Senior Attorney is responsible for day-to-day office management and supervision of the local service office. Management and supervision responsibility in this position includes oversight of the staffed offices located in Pasco and Walla Walla, requiring regular travel between the two locations and outreach to other communities within the service area. NJP Senior Attorneys also provide advocacy leadership in the service region and in NJP.
NJP attorneys work together as part of a statewide law firm, and in partnership with other legal aid providers, to bring high quality civil representation to Washington’s low income populations and communities. NJP attorneys are expected to provide counsel, representation and strategic engagement with client communities on a wide variety of substantive law issues that affect the poor. NJP’s Southeast Washington regional office uses a broad range of advocacy tools to promote justice and access to the courts, preserve low-income housing options, secure health and income opportunities, protect families and victims of crime, and to engage with client and community groups to secure the long-term well-being of the low income communities.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, current resume and writing sample to: Karen Holland at email@example.com. Email subject line should clearly reference “Senior Attorney – Pasco” position. Cover letter should include description of any past experience, personal or professional, with low income or other marginalized communities. Application deadline: June 1, 2017.
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Midlevel Associate–Employment Law (Portland)
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To apply, please upload as one PDF: A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).
MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is inviting applications for a full time Staff Attorney.
The ACLU of Washington is a non-profit, public interest organization devoted to protecting civil rights and civil liberties. Its staff and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office.
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To apply, please upload as one PDF: A cover letter, résumé, law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and writing sample and send by e-mail to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).
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To apply, please upload as one PDF: A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, atMNRecruiting@millernash.com. For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).