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  • 07/22/2019 9:07 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Public Defenders

    King County Department of Public Defense


    The King County Department of Public Defense (DPD) seeks talented, committed, and hard-working advocates with excellent trial, research, and writing skills to join our department. DPD practices in several areas, including felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile defense, family defense (dependency cases), involuntary commitment (mental illness), sex offender commitment, and contempt of court. The department also works to address racial disproportionality in the criminal legal system, the collateral consequences of system involvement, and other structural and/or systemic issues that undermine the rights of our clients and their communities. DPD employs not only attorneys, but also skilled investigators, mitigation specialists, paralegals, and other support staff. Expert services are regularly funded, in keeping with state court rules. Successful applicants will have a passion for public defense, a demonstrated commitment to representing indigent persons, strong analytical, writing, and oral advocacy skills, and an ability to manage a caseload in a fast-paced environment.

    DPD is currently seeking eight to 10 attorneys – both career service and term-limited temporary. Those hired will be assigned to work in one of DPD’s offices in Seattle or Kent.

    Closing date: Aug. 12, 2019

    Salary range: $66,069 - $129,640 DOE

    Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

    The successful candidates for this position should possess the following qualifications:

    ·       J.D. from an accredited law school and a minimum of five years of experience providing high level project management and/or program coordination in a legal setting OR an equivalent combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

    ·       Demonstrated commitment to advocacy for disadvantaged individuals and/or to issues of economic, social, and racial justice.

    ·       Excellent demonstrated analytical, research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.

    ·       Ability to manage a caseload in a fast-paced environment.

    ·       Admission to Washington State Bar Association or licensing in other states qualifying for a license under Rule 8.

    ·       A valid Washington State driver's license or the ability to travel throughout King County in a timely manner.

    About the Department of Public Defense

    The Department of Public Defense (DPD) provides legal representation to adults and juveniles who have been charged with a crime and cannot afford an attorney, as well as people facing civil commitment, parents who could lose their children in a dependency petition, and people seeking to vacate a past felony or misdemeanor conviction. DPD works to address racial disproportionality in the criminal legal system, the collateral consequences of justice involvement, and other structural and systemic issues that undermine the rights of the criminally accused. It employs not only attorneys, but also skilled investigators, mitigation specialists, paralegals, and other support staff. 
     
    Expert services are regularly funded, in keeping with state court rules. King County public defense has also been a leader in the development of diversion alternatives to support clients who have entered or are at risk of entering the legal justice system due to drug involvement, mental illness, or other issues.

    TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT KING COUNTY’S CAREERS WEBSITE


  • 07/22/2019 9:04 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a social services coordinator to join an interdisciplinary legal team. As the social services coordinator, you will work closely with NWIRP’s legal staff across the organization, primarily in the coordination of social services available to NWIRP clients. The position will be located in Seattle, Washington. Beginning annual salary is $45,833 with no experience and is higher for relevant experience. For example, if you have 10 years of relevant experience your annual salary would be $58,811; 20 years = $71,277. NWIRP is proud to be a unionized employer and this full time position is covered by NWIRP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. NWIRP offers a generous benefits package, including 100% of premiums for excellent health, vision and dental plans; 3% employer retirement contributions; disability/life/AD&D coverage; annual leave of 16 paid vacation days, 13 paid holidays, 12 paid health-related days; subsidized transit pass; 12 weeks of paid parenthood leave after 6 months of employment; partially paid sabbatical after 6 years of employment.


    Visit here for all the details.

  • 07/16/2019 2:45 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    McKinley Irvin is looking for an exceptional family law attorney to join us and experience the forefront of family law working in the downtown Portland 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 Oregon State Bar.

    Interested?

    Read more about what you can expect from us on our website: www.mckinleyirvin.com/careers.

    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 careers@mckinleyirvin.com, or reach her at (503) 953-1032. All inquiries will be treated confidentially. McKinley Irvin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • 07/16/2019 2:43 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking an attorney with significant experience in commercial loan workouts and restructurings and commercial bankruptcy to join its Seattle or Portland office.  Experience with bankruptcy, receivership, and related insolvency proceedings is required, as well as strong academic credentials and analytical ability.  Candidates with portable business are strongly encouraged to apply.

     

    To apply, please upload as one PDF:  A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent, Diversity & Inclusion (for Seattle applicants) or Sharae Gross, Director of Professional Development & Portland Metro Legal Talent Manager (for Portland applicants), atMNRecruiting@millernash.com.  For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, OSB ad, firm website, etc.).

     

    MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

     


  • 07/10/2019 8:50 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Mid-Level Electric Associate - Seattle 

    Van Ness Feldman has an immediate need in the Electric practice group for a mid-level (4th -5th year) associate with demonstrated substantive experience in the regulation of the electric power industry.  The firm’s electric practice provides counsel to all types of participants in the electric industry including investor owned utilities, municipal utilities, and independent power producers.  The ideal candidate enjoys regulatory work and is looking for a professional growth opportunity. Candidates must be capable of working independently, as well as collaborating effectively with other professionals. This position will be based in the Seattle, Washington office.

    Desired skills and qualifications:

    • Solid, well-rounded foundational knowledge of the regulation of the electric power industry
    • Working knowledge of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Open Access Transmission Tariff
    •  Experience with the preparation of filings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under Sections 203, 205 and 206 of the Federal Power Act
    • Understanding of electric ratemaking, electric power markets and Standards of Conduct
    • Strong analytical research and writing skills
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills

    To apply for this position please click here.  For more information please contact DiNoua Avery, Recruiting and Diversity Coordinator. 

     


  • 07/10/2019 8:49 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office seeks an experienced real property attorney to join the Transportation and Real Property Section of its Civil Division.  If you seek challenging, meaningful work and a chance to “give back” to your community while working in a collegial office and maintaining a healthy work-life balance, this opportunity may be for you.  Our work literally shapes the physical, natural, and social environment in which we reside.  As the in-house law firm for County government, the Civil Division collaborates with client agencies to develop, fund, deliver, manage, and defend public projects, legislation, and initiatives that affect every aspect of civil society 

     

    How will this impact my career and how fast can I grow?  The attorney selected for this position can expect to interact with decision-makers at the highest levels of County, city, and regional government.  In this practice, a motivated individual may quickly assume primary responsibility for client advising and transactional work on a wide range of complex and meaningful high-value projects.

     

    What does a day in the life of a Transportation & Real Property Section attorney look like?  On any given day, this attorney may draft agreements for a broad range of dynamic real estate projects on behalf of the County agencies that operate critical elements of the region’s transportation infrastructure, including Metro Transit, County roads, the King County International Airport, and the West Seattle water taxi and Vashon foot ferry.  This attorney may advise other agencies on projects or proposals for: Transit-oriented affordable housing; new public health facilities; acquisition or development of open space, park facilities, or regional trails; or online sales of tax-title property.  In addition, this attorney can expect to advise on a wide range of other municipal, environmental, and constitutional law issues.  On occasion, this attorney can expect to handle or team on litigation relating to the County’s transportation agencies or County real estate matters.

     

    Work Location:  4th floor, King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle close to Pioneer Square, the International District, as well as Centurylink Field and T-Mobile Park.

     

    Qualifications:  We are looking for a friendly, self-directed human with a law degree who is calm under pressure and can balance a variety of competing priorities.  Applicants should have a track record of using strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills to help clients address complex legal issues.  Applicants should be able to maintain a sense of humor and a broad perspective while working with clients, colleagues, and opposing counsel to find practical legal solutions to difficult business and policy challenges.  Applicants must have a commitment to equity and social justice work, including ongoing cultural competence development. 

     

    Applicants’ legal experience should include five or more years of work in complex real estate transactions. Significant experience with redevelopment of contaminated properties is a plus. An applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, must be Washington State Bar qualified at the time of application, and must submit to a criminal history check.

     

    Salary Range - $ 103,593 - $ 133,162 DOE

     

    Benefits Package:  The County offers an excellent benefits package including employee and dependent coverage for Medical, Dental and Vision at no cost to the employee.  Employees also receive life insurance, long term disability and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.  Employees are members of the Washington State Retirement System.  Employees accrue vacation days and actually use them.  Other benefits are available, including deferred compensation and flexible spending accounts, for interested employees.  The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office pays Bar dues and the cost of CLE credits. 

     

    Application Materials:  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample no later than the close of business on Monday July 22, 2019, to Members of the Hiring Committee c/o Stephanie Sato, Human Resources, W400 King County Courthouse, 516 - 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA  98104.  EOE.  If an applicant advances through the hiring process, they will also be asked to provide references.

     


  • 07/10/2019 8:40 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     Judge Beth M. Andrus, Judge John H. Chun, and Judge Lori Kay Smith, of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, will have openings for law clerks for the 2020-2022 court term, which begins in August 2020.  The Court of Appeals handles appeals from Washington courts of general jurisdiction in all areas of law, including criminal, civil, family, and child dependency matters.  These judges seek applicants—lawyers or graduating law students—with diverse personal and professional backgrounds who are interested in legal research, writing and appellate law.  If interested in submitting an application, please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, a short writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to the individual judges at Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, 600 University Street, Seattle, Washington, 98101, by September 30, 2019.  If you prefer to submit materials electronically, please email the materials to the judges’ judicial assistants: Judge Andrus’s judicial assistant, Liz Jackson, at liz.jackson@courts.wa.gov; Judge Chun’s judicial assistant, Kristina Wescott, at Kristina.wescott@courts.wa.gov; and Judge Smith’s judicial assistant, Elaine Asaidali, at elaine.asaidali@courts.wa.gov.  The law clerk salary in 2020 will be $67,898, with an additional five percent premium pay through June 2021 for state employees working in the greater Seattle area.

  • 07/10/2019 8:31 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Assigned Counsel Coordinator King County Department of Public Defense

    Assigned Counsel Coordinator

    The Assigned Counsel Coordinator assists the director in managing a panel of skilled and committed attorneys to provide legal representation when the Department's four divisions cannot because of a conflict. The Department assigns attorneys to represent clients facing felonies, misdemeanors, involuntary civil commitment, juvenile offenses, and dependency petitions. The Assigned Counsel Coordinator will recruit attorneys to serve on the panel, oversee the panel, and work with the Training Team to ensure attorneys on the panel are welltrained and client-centered in their practice. The ideal candidate will have a passion for effective legal representation, a well-developed understanding of what it takes to be an excellent attorney in each of DPD's practice areas, knowledge of national trends in public defense, and strong managerial skills. The ideal candidate will have experience in public defense and/or criminal defense as well as experience in the private bar.

    This is a two-year temporary position.

    Salary range: $109,454 - $138,740

    Job Responsibilities

    • Recruit attorneys to serve on the Department's panel of assigned counsel, review applicants to the panel, and provide ongoing management and quality control, within the confines of the RPC's rules regarding confidentiality and conflicts, to ensure DPD clients are receiving effective legal representation.

    • Work with the Department's Training Team to ensure members of the panel are receiving ongoing and appropriate legal education.

    • Monitor and manage the budget for assigned counsel, ensuring efficient use of the Department's funds.

    • Manage an ongoing RFQ for assigned counsel.

    • Create, oversee, and update, as needed, policies governing assigned counsel.

    • Work with the Department's case coordinators to ensure cases are being assigned to appropriate outside counsel.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

    The successful candidates for this position should possess the following qualifications:

    • J.D. from an accredited law school and a minimum of five years of experience providing high level project management and/or program coordination in a legal setting OR an equivalent combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

    • Supervisory and/or lead experience (which can include work with mitigation specialists, paralegals or investigators on cases).

    • Excellent organizational skills.

    • Excellent communication skills.

    • Ability to maintain appropriate level of confidentiality relative to the job.

    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse personalities, be collaborative and foster a continuous learning environment.

    • Proficiency in or willingness to develop proficiency in computer skills (including but not limited to SharePoint and Excel).

    • A valid Washington State Driver's License or the equivalent ability to travel throughout the county in a timely manner is required.

    Desired: Previous public defense experience.

    About the Department of Public Defense

    The Department of Public Defense (DPD) is committed to providing legal representation to indigent clients in King County. King County is a vibrant community with residents who represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures.

    DPD provides legal representation to adults and juveniles who have been charged with a crime and cannot afford an attorney, as well as people facing civil commitment, parents who could lose their children in a dependency petition, and people seeking to vacate a past felony or misdemeanor conviction. DPD works to address racial disproportionality in the criminal legal system, the collateral consequences of justice involvement, and other structural and systemic issues that undermine the rights of the criminally accused. It employs not only attorneys, but also skilled investigators, mitigation specialists, paralegals, and other support staff.

    Expert services are regularly funded, in keeping with state court rules. King County public defense has also been a leader in the development of diversion alternatives to support clients who have entered or are at risk of entering the legal justice system due to drug involvement, mental illness, or other issues.

    Supplemental Information Work Location and Schedule:

    These positions are located at 710 Second Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA. The positions are exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and are not overtime eligible. The work week is normally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Selection Process: Materials will be reviewed for qualifications, and the most competitive candidates will be invited to participate in a selection process that may be inclusive of the following: a detailed reference and background check, ethics questionnaire, phone screen, and one or more panel interviews. (For out-of-state candidates at least one in-person interview will be required.) Final selection and appointment to these position are at the discretion of the Department Director.

    TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT KING COUNTY’S CAREERS WEBSITE

  • 07/02/2019 10:18 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Labor & Employment Associate Attorney - Junior

    Labor & Employment

    Job #A20190601 – 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 1-2 years of experience, which may include a federal clerkship or experience at an AmLaw 100 law firm. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law and 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.

    Principals only.

    APPLY HERE


  • 07/02/2019 10:03 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    We would like to let you know that the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is inviting applications for a Senior Staff Attorney and a 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 in downtown Seattle.