Job Listings

  • 02/24/2019 1:11 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Job Title

    Real Property Attorney

    Closing Date

    Tues. 03/05/19


    $4,059.19 - $5,121.62 Biweekly

    $105,539.00 - $133,162.00 Annually

    Job Type

    Regular, Full time, 40 hrs/week


    King County Courthouse - 516 3rd Ave, Seattle, Washington


    PAO - Prosecuting Attorneys

    The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is seeking an experienced real property attorney to join its Civil Division.

    The Civil Division is the in-house law firm for County government. This position offers a full benefits package (see attached) and a good work/life balance.

    This position is in the Transportation and Real Property Section. This Section represents Metro Transit, the Roads Services Division, the King County International Airport, and the Marine Division. The Section also represents a variety of County agencies on real estate related matters including the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of real estate, and the acquisition of conservation easements, open space lands and trails. In addition, the Section provides general client advising on a variety of topics, such as municipal, environmental, and constitutional law issues.

    The practice will primarily involve client advising and transactional work to include real estate purchases and sales, leasing, easements and licenses. The practice will also require handling other matters for our County clients such as litigation arising from the activities of our clients.

    Applicants should be prepared to assume immediate responsibility for a fast-paced practice and demonstrate a strong potential for growth. We are looking for applicants with excellent legal research, analytical and writing ability and strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills. Applicants should be able to thoroughly understand and analyze complex legal issues while also being able to work with clients, colleagues and others to find practical solutions to complicated legal problems.

    We value diversity and strive to hire a workforce that reflects the community that we serve. It is essential to our mission that we create and maintain an office that is diverse and inclusive. The Prosecuting Attorney's Office is committed to Equity and Social Justice work and we require our lawyers and staff to continually develop their own cultural competence.

    Those who apply should have at least five years of relevant legal experience.

    Must be a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar.

    Must submit to a Criminal History Background check to include fingerprinting.

    Application Materials: Please email a resume, cover letter, short writing sample and answers to the attached supplemental questions to

  • 02/06/2019 8:05 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

    Attorney Team Leader - Labor and Industries Division in Seattle (DL: 2/10/19)

    Attorney Team Leader for the SVP Unit of the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle (DL: 2/18/19)

    Client Advice Attorney for the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle (DL: 2/18/19)

    Prosecuting Attorney for the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle (DL: 2/18/19)

    Trial Attorney for the SVP Unit of the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle (DL: 2/18/19)

    Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO.

    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, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation 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 information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or

  • 02/06/2019 8:03 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Closes Feb 19 -2019

    Position Description

    The City of Seattle is a leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents. The mission of the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is to advance labor standards through thoughtful community and business engagement, strategic enforcement and innovative policy development, with a commitment to race and social justice.

    OLS seeks to improve workers' lives through development and implementation of laws that advance a fair and equitable workplace. Currently, our office administers eight labor standards: Paid Sick and Safe Time, Fair Chance Employment, Minimum Wage, Wage Theft, Hotel Employees Health and Safety, Secure Scheduling, Commuter Benefits, and the recently-passed Domestic Workers Ordinance. Seattle is the first place in the country to establish a Domestic Workers Bills of Rights and this ordinance will go into effect in July 2019. This implementation will involve extensive outreach to inform thousands of workers and hiring entities of their rights and obligations. 

    We are seeking two strategic, adaptable Policy Analysts to join our highly skilled, innovative team in a fast-paced work environment. These positions will work on projects that further the development and implementation of Seattle's existing and future labor standards. The work focuses on policies that advance economic justice, workplace equity, and worker well-being with a heightened focus on improving the lives of our most vulnerable workers. One position will focus generally on labor policies and the second position will focus primarily on domestic worker policies.  These roles are full-time, exempt positions and will report to the Policy Manager. 

    Job Responsibilities

    The Policy Analyst plays an important role in promoting workplace equity, protecting the rights of low-wage workers, helping employers comply with labor standards, and advancing race and social justice. This position will work in an independent, self-directed manner with collaboration across the OLS team.

    Policy Analysts perform extensive policy and legal research, analysis, and writing; conduct stakeholder engagement; create reports, trainings, and outreach materials; provide compliance assistance; apply race and social justice principles to all levels of work. 

    Here's more about what you'll be doing:

    • Policy-making. Facilitate and support stakeholder rule-making processes with community and business organizations, employers, and workers. Conduct policy and legal research on leading enforcement and outreach practices as reported by national and local policy organizations, worker and business organizations, and local, state, and federal jurisdictions. Conduct policy and legal analysis of recommendations. Provide recommendations to the Policy Manager and Director. Create presentations, informational materials, and reports on policy recommendations and report on implementation and progress. Regularly engage with other City departments, the Mayor's Office, elected officials, other jurisdictions, and the general public.
    • Legislative and rule development. Lead and support efforts to draft legislation, administrative rules, and other written documents that incorporate multiple levels of feedback and review from internal and external stakeholders. Be highly attuned to issues that affect the workplace and policies that can mitigate or eliminate negative impacts on the most vulnerable communities, including people of color and immigrants and refugees.
    • Outreach. Support the office's outreach efforts through established and innovative means including but not limited to development of awareness campaigns; creation and leading of trainings; drafting of informational materials; management of limited budgets; and provision of expert-level, compliance assistance.
    • OLS Commission/Worker Standards Board. Provide programmatic support for the Labor Standards Advisory Commission and/or the Domestic Workers Standards Board by assisting with administrative needs; coordinating subcommittees and occasional special events; performing research; making presentations on the office's work; and facilitating discussions amongst members.
    • Strategic enforcement campaigns. Support the office's efforts to develop innovative approaches to enforcement and outreach that involve cross team collaborations and community partnerships.
    • Race and Social Justice.  Apply race and social justice lens to all work and engage in office efforts to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity in City government and broader community.

    Education:  Bachelor's degree in the liberal arts or social sciences, or a related field. Law degree (JD) or Master's degree in Public Policy, Public Administration or other related field is desired. 

    You will be successful in this role if you have experience in:

    • Two or more years in the research, development and implementation of policies, laws or programs. 
    • Project management, especially in producing, tracking and managing multiple deliverables with overlapping deadlines. 
    • Building collaborative relationships with individuals or groups with conflicting views.
    • Collaborating with workers, employers, and community or business organizations.
    • Creating and leading trainings and other presentations. 
    • Applying race and social justice principals in the workplace or community. 
    • Drafting ordinances, rules, or policies.
    • Familiarity with government, including experience interacting with elected officials and the public.
    You will be prepared to take on this role if you have:
    • Strong reasoning and analysis skills to quickly understand, evaluate, and comfortably navigate policies and legal requirements.
    • Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
    • Strong MS Outlook, Office, and Excel Skills.
    • Facilitation, negotiation, and conflict-resolution skills
    • Knowledge of local, state and federal employment laws, including Seattle's labor standards. 
    • Knowledge of the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative. 
    Equivalency:  A combination of education, training, or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform this job. Additional Information

    This position is classified as a Strategic Advisor I.

    To be considered for this position, please submit your complete application, resume, and cover letter at no later than 4:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
    Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience. 

    Questions? Please contact Nicolette Hornbeck at

  • 02/06/2019 7:59 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    OPENING DATE/TIME: 02/01/19 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)

    CLOSING DATE/TIME: 03/08/19 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)

    SALARY: $163,943.00 - $163,943.00 Annually

    LOCATION: Multiple locations in King County

    JOB TYPE: Regular, Full time, 35 hrs/week

    DEPARTMENT: KCSC - Superior Court

    JOB NUMBER: 2019-09241


    King County Superior Court is recruiting for a current opening for Family Law Commissioner. Qualified candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future recruitments.

    The selected candidate will initially preside over Family Law calendars and may also preside over Ex Parte, Probate, Juvenile Court Dependency and Offender, Involuntary Treatment Act and Criminal Plea calendars as assigned by the Presiding Judge. Commissioners' duties are performed pursuant to RCW 2.24.040, RCW 26.12.060, RCW 28A.225.095, RCW 13.04.021 and RCW 13.34. A commissioner may also be designated to sit as a judge pro tempore from time to time.

    This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not overtime-eligible. This position is at-will and serves at the pleasure of the court.

    Who May Apply: This position is open to attorneys licensed to practice in Washington State.

    Work Schedule: The hours of work may vary but are typically between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at one of the King County Superior Court facilities, with additional reading required outside of regular court hours.

    Work Location: This position may serve in any of the King County Superior Court facilities: King County Courthouse - 516 3rd Ave, Seattle WA 98104; Juvenile Court – 1211 E. Alder, Seattle, WA 98122; Maleng Regional Justice Center, 401 4th Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032; Involuntary Treatment Act Court, 908 Jefferson St., Seattle, WA 98104.

    ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUIRED: Please include a resume and cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the requirements for this position. The following additional documents are required:

    • Confirmation of Citizenship form, per RCW 2.24.010
    • WSBA Release
    • Criminal Records Background Check form

    Electronic versions of these documents may be found at the link below, under "Work for Superior Court":

    If you are unable to access these documents electronically, you may obtain them by calling King County Superior Court Human Resources at (206) 477-1536.

    These materials are supplemental to your application. You must still completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter, or if you reference "see resume" on your application.

    Please note that you can attach multiple documents to your application. You may:

    1) Copy and paste one or more documents into the "text resume section" of your application; or

    2) Attach multiple documents/files in the attachment section of your application.


    Family Law Commissioners hear family law matters, including but not limited to the following issues:

    • The determination or modification of parenting plans
    • Determination of parentage
    • Child custody, including non-parental custody
    • Visitation
    • Support
    • Distribution of property or obligations
    • Restraining orders
    • Domestic Violence Protection Orders
    • Dissolutions of marriage
    • Legal separations
    • Other matters as assigned by the Presiding Judge


    Required Experience, Qualifications and Knowledge:

    Applicants must meet the U.S. citizenship requirements of RCW 2.24.010. Membership in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association is required.

    In addition, the following are required of a Family Law Commissioner:

    • Judicial system knowledge, including applicable law and King County local rules, statutes, legal principles and case precedents, court procedures;
    • Objectively identify, analyze and interpret legal issues, principles and arguments, direct and control courtroom proceedings in a decisive, orderly and equitable manner;
    • Communicate orally and in writing in a concise and effective manner;
    • Exercise appropriate judicial temperament and demeanor;
    • Effectively handle pressure in difficult and unexpected situations by responding in a calm and rational manner;
    • Effectively manage a high volume court calendar, including the requisite reading and preparation;
    • The ability to use a personal computer and Microsoft Office programs and a willingness to learn and fully utilize court based technology programs.

    Family Law Commissioner: At least 50% of the applicant's current practice and a minimum of five years of recent experience must be in the area of family law under RCW Title 26; or experience deemed as equivalent. Familiarity with King County Family Law rules and practice is required.


    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Finalists must successfully pass criminal background, disciplinary and reference checks.

    If you have questions regarding this position, please call King County Superior Court Human Resources at (206) 477-1536.

    Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to for other options.

    If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the contact listed on the job announcement or the department's Human Resources Service Delivery Manager.

  • 02/06/2019 7:58 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    We are currently seeking a Commercial Litigation Associate to join our litigation group. Candidates should have at least two solid years of general commercial litigation experience and an interest in construction law. Experience with construction contracts and/or the fundamentals of construction law would be a plus. Superior academic credentials and references, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and current WSBA membership or ability to gain WSBA admission required. We offer a competitive salary, sophisticated work for excellent clients, and a uniquely collegial working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer.

    To apply, send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to or mail materials to:

    Human Resources Manager

    Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.

    524 Second Avenue, Suite 500

    Seattle, WA 98104-2323

  • 02/06/2019 7:56 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Gender and Justice Commission is conducting a grant project for the purpose of identifying and describing gender bias with a particular focus on how race and poverty impact women when they access the courts, participate in legal proceedings, or work in the court environment, and the consequences they experience once they leave the courthouse. Based on that evaluation, the Commission will implement innovative solutions in key targeted areas to serve as a national model for new approaches to eliminating gender bias in state courts.

    The Commission has identified leading research experts to conduct and consult on necessary research. The Commission is now seeking a Project Manager whose role would be to oversee the deliverables of the grant work, coordinate with each project task lead, and compile a final narrative report in collaboration with the Commission, Washington State Law Library, Washington State Center for Court Research, and others.

    A project description and additional details about this contract position may be found on the following page:

    Interested individuals must submit the required application materials outlined by February 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

  • 02/06/2019 7:47 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Tax group at Stoel Rives LLP is seeking to add an Attorney to its dynamic tax practice in the Pacific Northwest. Our tax group offers a full range of advice and strategic counsel on the tax implications of complex business transactions. We also have an active tax controversy practice, including state and local tax controversy matters throughout the region. The ideal candidate will have experience counseling clients on an array of state and local tax issues in both transactional and litigation matters, with an emphasis on Oregon, Washington, and California tax issues.

    Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate initiative and outstanding client service, and have the judgment and confidence to work independently with clients and colleagues. An LL.M. in Taxation and membership in the Oregon, California or Washington Bar are preferred, but not required. Occasional travel may be required.\ |

  • 01/22/2019 7:41 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Government Affairs Section of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office is seeking a civil litigation attorney, with 8-12 years of experience in civil litigation involving government entities. The Government Affairs Section provides legal advice and civil litigation services on a wide variety of local government topics.  The selected attorney will have a demonstrated ability to handle complex litigation in a lead role.  Application are only accepted through the Seattle City’s job website HERE.  [Closes 1/29/2019 @ 4:00 pm]


    The Contracts & Utilities Section of the Seattle City Attorney's Office is seeking an Assistant City Attorney.  The Section advises all City Departments and represents the City in litigation in the general business matters of the City, including providing legal services at all stages of contract formulation, implementation, and enforcement. The idea candidate will have 5-8 years of experience in procurement contracts, construction contracts, real property, municipal finance, software and information technology contracts, or municipal utility law.  Applications are only accepted through the Seattle City’s job website HERE,  [Closes 2/5/2019 @ 4:00 pm]


    The Seattle City Attorney’s Office is seeking an experience attorney to support the Office of Housing in affordable housing real estate transactions.  With a team of high-quality public lenders as his or her principal client, this attorney will represent the City in advising and negotiating on a wide variety of LIHTC transactions.  Using a blend of local funding sources, Seattle is producing and preserving affordable rental housing at an unprecedented pace.  This position offers an opportunity to be part of a key solution to affordability challenges in one of the nation’s fastest growing cities. 

    The City is looking for a real estate professional knowledgeable in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, as well as traditional multifamily and commercial lending.  Individuals who pair the necessary qualifications with a dedication to supporting equitable housing outcomes will be especially competitive; this position offers a unique opportunity for the right person.

    Applications are accepted through the Seattle City’s job website HERE.  [Open until Filled]

  • 01/22/2019 7:40 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking an experienced attorney for a two-year term (may be extended, subject to funding) to build, file, and litigate complex civil actions in state and federal court to protect and preserve civil liberties for all Washingtonians.

    The ACLU-WA has increased its level of operations in order to fight the current administration’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 Administration: protecting the rights of immigrants; 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 the current administration’s 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 fighting the Muslim ban, ending mass incarceration and police brutality, achieving full equality for LGBT people, protecting privacy in the digital age, or protecting the most vulnerable and marginalized among us, 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 nation-wide preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s refugee ban, damages for a man wrongfully detained by a local police department because he was an immigrant, reforms on the use of solitary confinement for children in Grays Harbor County, the right to documents describing the Tacoma Police Department’s ownership and operation of a cell site simulator device, and a nationally significant lawsuit for a gay couple who was denied service by their local florist.

    We have also filed a number of groundbreaking cases, including a First Amendment action against ICE and the Border Patrol, the first lawsuit in the country about the right to medication assisted opioid treatment for people in jail, and a suit against the state for failing to prevent the disproportionate discipline of children with special education needs.

    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 40+ 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 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 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.

    Travel, as well as some 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 four years of significant litigation experience, with some demonstrated ability to develop and litigate class actions and/or civil rights cases. Applicants with far more than five years of experience are strongly encouraged to apply. 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 race equity, and 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.


    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 and include in the subject line of the email: your last name and Staff Attorney. 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

    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.”