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  • 07/16/2020 2:31 PM | Anonymous

    Supervisory Attorney (Section Research Manager)

    Open and Close Dates: 06/03/2020 to 07/20/2020

    Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year


    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD) is seeking a Supervisory Attorney (Section Research Manager).


    The Supervisory Attorney for the American Law Division (ALD) of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) leads a section of ALD legislative attorneys who advise Members of Congress, congressional committees, and their staffs on legal questions of national and international significance.


    Service to Congress:  Directs and supervises the legal research, analysis, and writing by a section of ALD legislative attorneys for Congress on questions of national or international importance that arise during the legislative process. Through critical review, ensures that legal research, analysis, and writing is objective, authoritative, nonpartisan, timely, and accessible; reflects the congressional agenda; and responds to the legislative needs of Congress. Establishes and maintains relationships with Members of Congress and congressional committees and staff.


    Projects and Collaboration:  Directly supervises a section of ALD legislative attorneys as well as multiple subject matter teams of ALD legislative attorneys and may, as directed by the ALD Assistant/Deputy Assistant Director (AD/DAD), design, organize, coordinate, and implement major  projects, programs, and initiatives related to sensitive and complex legal questions of national or international importance. Coordinates and collaborates with counterparts in other CRS divisions to design, develop, and implement multidisciplinary projects, programs, and initiatives related to sensitive and complex legal questions and public policies of national or international significance. 


    Administrative:  Advises and assists the ALD AD/DAD on all facets of division administration. Contributes to and helps develop CRS-wide strategic goals and priorities. Ensures that ALD staff accommodate the changing needs of Congress and congressional committees and staff.  Leads staff in achieving the Library’s and CRS’s visions, missions, and goals by managing performance, communicating priorities and management initiatives effectively, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, building and maintaining relationships, and leveraging diversity and inclusiveness. Oversees ALD staff’s implementation of CRS policies. Exhibits commitment to the Supervisor Core Competencies of the Library of Congress.


    The Supervisory Attorney’s responsibilities will include:

    • Ensuring that attorneys produce objective, authoritative, and nonpartisan analysis that enables Congress to assess legal issues that inform the legislative agenda, congressional oversight of executive agencies, and the scope of Congress’s power;
    • Utilizing a knowledge of constitutional and administrative law, critically reviewing written analyses produced by legislative attorneys to ensure accuracy, authoritativeness, objectivity, and overall quality;
    • Identifying and coordinating legal research and analysis conducted by the section on matters of legislative importance and, as directed by the AD/DAD of ALD, engaging in such functions for division-wide projects;
    • Proactively establishing relationships with committees of jurisdiction, building long-term relationships with clients, and taking initiative to seek out new congressional contacts for CRS;
    • Managing congressional requests for legal analysis from attorneys in the section;
    • Collaborating with other managers to ensure an integrative approach to the work by identifying significant issues facing Congress, developing legal analytical approaches to address them, and applying appropriate resources;
    • Managing and supervising legislative attorneys, communicating performance standards/expectations to staff, assessing performance and giving feedback; and
    • Performing special assignments as directed by the AD/DAD.


    Candidates with management experience in high-pressure legal environments (e.g., in law firms or litigating on behalf of the federal government), who have strong interpersonal skills, and are capable of leading a highly motivated, talented team of attorneys committed to providing Congress nonpartisan, authoritative, objective legal analysis are encouraged to apply. Prior experience as a judicial clerk on a federal or state court may be beneficial. Prior experience in environmental or financial regulatory law is helpful, but not necessary.


    CRS works exclusively for Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency in the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource for over a century.  CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.


    CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity.  Interested applicants must apply online at USAJOBS   


  • 07/01/2020 9:52 AM | Anonymous

    Emerging Companies & Venture Capital - Associate Attorney – Midlevel to Senior

    Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

    Job #A20200301 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate to join its market-leading Corporate group. The group's clients range from early stage startups to mature industry leaders and include many of the region's premier venture-backed and public companies. The group is experiencing strong growth and has particular need in the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and at least 3 years of relevant experience. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collegial office environment while working closely with experienced practitioners on sophisticated matters at a national level.

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


  • 07/01/2020 8:43 AM | Anonymous

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a full-time paralegal toprovide litigation and administrative support for ACLU-WA’s litigation and legal advocacyefforts.


    The ACLU of Washington is a nonpartisan public interest organization devoted to protecting and extending civil rights and civil liberties. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration and police brutality, achieving full equality for LGBTQ+ people, protecting privacy in the digital age,preserving the right to vote, or ensuring reproductive freedom, the ACLU is principled and strategic, willing to take on tough civil liberties issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.

    The ACLU of WA Legal Department is comprised of six staff attorneys, a legal fellow, an intake manager, a paralegal, and a legal assistant. The legal team takes on forty to fifty amicus briefs and cases a year in the state and federal courts that cover a variety of issues regarding civil rights and civil liberties.

    The ACLU of Washington is committed to ending racism in Washington State and throughout the country. This includes how we work with each other, and with our partners and allies in the communities we serve. We are committed to bringing anti-racism to all aspects of ACLU-WA's internal and external functions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring and human resources, strategic planning, ally, donor, and volunteer relations, Board and committee processes, and deciding what cases to litigate. We are looking for candidates who share this commitment to advancing racial justice, both internally in our organization and externally in the communities that we serve.

    The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture and are committed to race equity in all aspects of our work. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status,  citizenship, disability, veteran status, socio-economic circumstance, or record of arrest or conviction. We do not conduct criminal background checks on our candidates.


    • Draft legal documents, including routine pleadings and motions, affidavits, and interrogatories; file motions and pleadings according to judicial procedures in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
    • Research court rules and other online sources of information. Analyze statutes, regulations, legal articles, judicial decisions, and other legal sources.
    • Investigate facts of active or potential cases through online research and submitting

    Public Records Acts requests.

    • Prepare and serve discovery documents and otherwise assist in the discovery process.
    • Potentially interview clients and witnesses and prepare summaries of their statements.
    • Prepare, organize, store, and retrieve case files, which may include evidence, exhibits, depositions, pleadings, exhibits, and other items.
    • Assist attorneys with trial preparation, which may include attending trials and hearings.
    • Maintain case files, attorneys’ correspondence files, and internal litigation tracking systems, including drafting case summaries and maintaining calendar of litigation deadlines and court dates.
    • Assist with maintenance of strong relationships with co-counsel and clients; maintain administrative relations with ACLU affiliates and other offices within National ACLU.
    • Perform other job-related special projects and other duties as assigned.
    • Participation in ACLU-WA’s race equity work. This may include utilizing ACLU-WA race equity tools, adopting ACLU-WA race equity practices, serving on the Race Equity Team or subcommittees, etc.


    • Ideal candidates will have an awareness of, and willingness to engage in, the difficult and transformative work of challenging systems of oppression, institutional and structural racism, and implicit bias.
    • Demonstrated commitment to civil liberties and social justice, and race equity.
    • Comprehension of legal language and principles, research methods, court pleadings and processes, and other related matters.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform legal research and create written analysis.
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet tight deadlines.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to function well in a high-paced and, at times, stressful environment.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise discretion and good judgment.


    A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and/or professional paralegal certification with 3 plus years’ relevant experience OR 4 plus years’ progressive experience in a legal setting performing paralegal and/or legal research duties.


    The ACLU-WA’s staff of 40+ employees and numerous volunteers generally work in a standard office setting in downtown Seattle between the hours of 9am and 5pm. The physical demands described below represent those required to perform most of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

    • Ability to type on a keyboard for long periods of time.
    • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods.
    • Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays.
    • Ability to periodically work long and extended hours.
    • Ability to view data on a computer screen for long periods of time.

    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.


    The ACLU of WA is dedicated to centering equity in all aspects of the organization and, as such, has adopted a salary scale for measuring how to best compensate its employees. The salary for this position is between $57,000 and $67,000. A range indicates the intention to accommodate those with varying years of relevant experience, as determined by the salary scale.

    Benefits include three weeks of vacation, twelve sick days, eleven holidays, fully paid employee medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, a generous retirement plan, and an ORCA card, the regional transportation pass.


    To apply, email a cover letter, and resume to Include in the subject line of the email your last name and Paralegal. In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Please be prepared to provide three references upon request.

    Applications will be accepted until July 22, 2020, 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”.

  • 07/01/2020 7:44 AM | Anonymous

    Closes July 6, 2020

    The Housing Justice Project (HJP) is a homelessness prevention program providing accessible, volunteer-based legal services to low-income, residential tenants facing eviction in King County. Legal assistance is provided through counsel and advice, negotiated settlements, limited representation at Show Cause hearings, and/or referrals depending on tenants’ needs and financial eligibility.   Apply here.


    Reports to: Senior Staff Attorney, Housing Justice Project
    General Information: HJP Staff Attorneys participate in housing clinics located at the King County Superior Court and Maleng Regional Justice Center as well as the HJP Hotline created in response to the COVID crisis. Staff Attorneys supervise volunteer attorneys, represent clients at show cause hearings, appeals, and trials. Staff Attorneys participate in workshops and evening outreach events.  Staff attorneys also assist with policy work, lobbying, and legislative activities. This is a full-time position requiring some local travel within King County to the Kent and Seattle courthouses as well as to meetings and various outreach activities.


    • Direct client representation, appeals, trials, and other civil litigation
    • Work with Senior Staff Attorney to develop and meet priorities and program goals
    • Work with, train and mentor volunteers to provide legal advice and limited representation to tenants
    • Pursue legislative and policy changes
    • Implement creative advocacy for tenant’s rights
    • Oversee and maintain quality of client advocacy by volunteers
    • Arrange and participate in weekly case review
    • Assist HJP staff with case referral and management as needed
    • Keep up with legislative and regulatory changes

    Administrative and Supervisory:

    • Review and oversee data input in Legal Server data management system
    • Prepare reports, data, articles, and communications both for internal and community distribution
    • Assist and participate in the development of staff attorney and volunteer training materials and trainings
    • Help recruit, train, mentor and supervise volunteer legal assistants and attorneys
    • Work with KCBA’s Home Base program and Social Worker to refer cases for rent stabilization fund

    Outreach and Collaboration:

    • Update community resources for client use and distribution
    • Develop new partnerships with community agencies
    • Develop educational outreach materials
    • Develop outreach information regarding homelessness prevention to community groups, agencies, housing partners, and related audiences
    • Other duties as may be assigned


    • Licensed to practice law and in good standing  in Washington state
    • Experience with civil procedure, courtroom protocol, and rules of evidence
    • Experience in housing law including courtroom and trial experience
    • Familiarity with affordable housing programs
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to track and consistently meet deadlines
    • Demonstrated ability to train, supervise, and mentor volunteer attorneys and maintain quality program control
    • Demonstrated commitment to understanding and addressing issues facing low-income and vulnerable people
    • Strong communication skills and ability to motivate and lead
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people
    • Demonstrated ability to work with limited-English proficient clients and clients with physical or mental disabilities
    • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
    • Ability to analyze information quickly and work well in a fast-paced environment
    • Creative problem solving and mediation skills
    • Proficiency with technology including MS Word, case management systems, Excel, and Outlook


    This is an exempt full-time position requiring occasional local travel within King County.  Salary range is $58,000 - $61,000 yearly, DOE with excellent benefits.  Benefits include employer-paid healthcare, 401k plan with automatic employer contribution, subsidized transit pass, flexible spending account, professional development opportunities, paid vacation and sick leave and more. 


  • 05/22/2020 4:02 PM | Anonymous

    Costco Wholesale seeks an experienced employment attorney to join the legal team at its headquarters in Issaquah, Washington. Costco is one of the world’s top retailers, with over 160,000 US employees and over 240,000 employees globally.  This role will be responsible for providing day-to-day advice and support to Costco’s U.S. Operations and Human Resources on employee terminations, performance management, investigations, leaves of absence, accommodations, wage/hour compliance, and other employment-related matters consistent with Costco’s employee handbook (Employee Agreement), policies, and unique culture. The attorney will also supervise outside counsel on litigation matters and will support HR in responding to charges of discrimination before federal and state agencies. This position will report directly to the Corporate Counsel for employment matters.


    ·       Provides support to Costco’s U.S. Operations and HR on employment matters and compliance with Costco’s Employee Agreement and other employment-related policies. 

    ·       Supervises internal investigations related to employment matters. 

    ·       Assists HR in investigating and responding to charges of discrimination filed with federal and state agencies.

    ·       Drives compliance efforts related to the Company’s personnel and payroll policies and procedures.

    ·       Reviews and advises Operations and HR on developments in federal, state and local employment legislation, regulation, and enforcement.

    ·       Monitors, manages, and reviews work and expenditures by outside counsel to ensure quality and efficacy of legal services.


    ·       Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.

    ·       Admission in good standing to practice law in at least one U.S. state and eligible to practice as in-house counsel in the State of Washington.

    ·       At least ten years of substantive employment law counseling and litigation management experience acquired in a law firm or an in-house legal department, with some in-house experience preferred.

    ·       Thorough understanding of and experience in all areas of employment law, including leave and accommodation, discrimination, wage and hour/pay equity, and contingent workforce matters. 

    ·       Excellent business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while providing practical, business-oriented advice. 

    ·       Demonstrated ability to independently manage a diverse and complex workload while maintaining priorities and anticipating issues.

    ·       Exceptional written and oral communication skills for dealing with lawyers and non-lawyers.

    ·       Excellent legal research and analytical skills. 

    ·       Ability and desire to work both autonomously and collaboratively.

    ·       Strong execution and project management skills and ability to harness stakeholders from across the organization on cross-functional projects.

    At Costco, you will build a long-lasting career in a renowned culture where the Company is committed to taking care of its employees, members, and suppliers.  You will be empowered to independently drive results and feel good about what you are helping to build.  To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Gardner at

  • 05/22/2020 3:26 PM | Anonymous

    PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

    Mail/ PO Box 900922, Seattle, WA 98109 USA

    Street/ 2201 Westlake Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121 USA


  • 05/07/2020 8:46 PM | Anonymous

    Public Defender Association

    Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Staff Attorney


    The Public Defender Association (PDA) is looking for a Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Staff Attorney to provide legal services to LEAD clients. In addition to providing direct legal services, the LEAD Staff Attorney will closely coordinate with client case managers and create systems to provide more efficient legal services delivery, such as legal guides and trainings for case managers and legal clinics for LEAD clients.

    The ideal candidate will be excited about a widely varied legal practice, assisting LEAD clients across all areas of legal need. Although broad legal experience, especially in family law, is preferred, the most important characteristics applicants can possess are the ability to independently and efficiently learn new legal practice areas and strong legal research and writing skills. PDA seeks an attorney motivated to help those most frequently disadvantaged by existing justice and social service systems, including those with disabilities and people of color. The most successful applicants will excel in providing legal services to individuals who have difficulty consistently engaging in their own representation.

    Organization Description

    The Public Defender Association advocates for justice system reform and develops alternatives that shift from a punishment paradigm to a system that supports individual and community health. Grounding reform in a public health and safety framework, PDA develops new strategies and implements models that improve on conventional responses to crime and public order issues. In collaboration with community and government partners, PDA uses policy advocacy, organizing, litigation, and public education to achieve its goals.

    The LEAD Staff Attorney would principally work with the Policy & Legal Department, one of PDA’s four primary project areas:

    • ·       Civil Survival: Civil Survival organizes people who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system to build connections, gain knowledge and increase political participation.
    • ·       Collective Justice: Collective Justice aims to reduce harm caused by violence and mass incarceration by building effective, trauma-informed healing responses that reflect healing justice principles.
    • ·       Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion: PDA houses the project management team for the LEAD program. LEAD is a community-based diversion approach with the goals of improving public safety and public order, and reducing unnecessary justice system involvement of people who participate in the program.
    • ·       Policy & Legal Department: PDA’s policy and legal department promotes responses to public health and safety challenges that address the needs and goals of communities most disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system. Current focus areas include police accountability, drug user health, and ending criminal-legal monetary sanctions. 

    Job Description

    The Staff Attorney will offer trauma-informed legal services to clients in the LEAD program. The attorney will offer representation across the wide range of LEAD participants’ legal needs (family law, criminal defense, housing, etc.). LEAD clients face a variety of challenges, including homelessness, mental illness, and substance use, that can complicate their ability to engage with legal services. Legal services will be provided through the principles of harm-reduction—meeting clients where they are, in a way that is responsive to their specific needs.

    The attorney will work closely with client case managers at Evergreen Treatment Services to ensure that the legal representation plan closely aligns with the client’s broader social service goals. In addition to providing direct legal services, the LEAD staff attorney will create and implement systems to provide more efficient legal services delivery. This will include creating legal guides and trainings for case managers and leading legal clinics for LEAD clients.

    As time permits, the attorney will also engage in other legal and policy advocacy, outside of the LEAD program. Current legal & policy focus areas include police accountability, drug user health, and ending criminal-legal monetary sanctions. Advocacy will utilize a variety of tactics, including direct representation, community organizing, appellate advocacy, and lobbying.

    The LEAD Staff Attorney will primarily work with two other attorneys—Prachi Dave and Corey Guilmette. The attorney will work closely with and help supervise PDA’s legal interns. As time permits, the attorney may provide legal counsel to PDA’s other project areas.


    Seattle, WA


    • ·       Member, in good-standing, of the Washington State Bar Association, or ability to gain admission in 2020.
    • ·       The most important skill an applicant can possess is the ability to independently and efficiently learn new legal practice areas and offer representation with a high level of competence.
    • ·       Strong legal research and writing skills are required and will be critical to the attorney’s success in this position. Strong policy advocacy writing skills are preferred.
    • ·       Family law experience is highly preferred.
    • ·       Although no applicant will have experience in all expected areas of practice, greater experience with the following areas will be preferred: landlord-tenant, criminal (warrants, criminal defense, sex offender registration relief, record vacation/sealing), legal financial obligations, employment, and immigration.
    • ·       Experience and skill working with individuals with mental illness, substance use disorder, and other disabilities is required. The successful applicant will excel in providing legal services to individuals who have difficulty consistently engaging in their own representation.
    • ·       Ability to balance the needs of multiple clients with time-sensitive legal needs, while also maintaining strong communication with clients with less pressing needs is required.
    • ·       Strong ability to work collaboratively, both with colleagues and with client case managers is required. The successful applicant will have strong conflict management skills and be able to tactfully engage with external partners
    • ·       Policy advocacy and organizing skills are preferred.
    • ·       Familiarity and strong relationships with local policymakers, community leaders, and marginalized communities are preferred.


    Salary range is $68,336-$115,506, depending on experience. Within the position salary range, salary increases 6% annually. An additional annual cost of living increase is provided at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Benefits include:

    • ·       401k match of up to 4% of salary, beginning after six months of employment;
    • ·       Annual, 2% of salary, profit sharing contribution to 401k, provided in most years;
    • ·       Generous medical and dental benefits for employees and family members;
    • ·       12 days vacation, accrued annually, increasing to 24 days vacation, accrued annually. The LEAD Staff Attorney will start with 15 days vacation already accrued;
    • ·       12 personal days, accrued annually;
    • ·       Unlimited ORCA card; and
    • ·       Monthly $50 employer cell phone contribution.

    This is a Fair Labor Standards Act exempt, at-will position; continuation in the position depends on both performance and funding.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    PDA is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. PDA actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. PDA is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious affiliation, marital status, sexual identity, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, those directly impacted by the criminal justice system, people who identify as queer, trans, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process should contact Corey Guilmette at or (206) 641-5334.

    How to Apply

    Submit the following to Corey Guilmette at by June 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm:

    • ·       Letter of interest
    • ·       Resumé
    • ·       Two legal writing samples, unedited by others
    • ·       Names and contact information for three references

  • 05/07/2020 8:44 PM | Anonymous
    Details here!





    SUITE 5220

    SEATTLE, WA 98101



    The position will be located in the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the Western District of Washington. Asset Forfeiture Unit attorneys participate in investigations to identify assets tied to federal crimes, bring appropriate civil actions against assets that constitute the proceeds of, or that were used to facilitate or conceal, those crimes, and assist prosecutors in the forfeitures associated with criminal cases, including handling the litigation of all third party claims of ownership of assets forfeited from the defendant.

  • 05/07/2020 8:39 PM | Anonymous

    LARW Visiting Lecturer: 

    The University of Washington School of Law invites applications for a Full-time Visiting Lecturer  to teach the first-year Legal Analysis, Research & Writing course (LARW) during the 2020-21 academic year on a 9-month basis. Our innovative LARW course offers first-year students seven credits of instruction in core lawyering skills including legal method, research, and writing. Legal writing courses at UW Law are taught by a team of dedicated and experienced faculty who stress collaboration and innovation. As a Visitor at the University of Washington you are encouraged to engage in research and service. The Visiting Lecturer is likely to be assigned to teach two sections of the LARW course for the full academic year. Typical class size ranges from 17 to 22.  To apply for the position, please see the posting and submission requirements at:

    Immigration Visiting Lecturer:


    The University of Washington School of Law seeks applications for a Full-time Lecturer on a 9-month basis during the 2020-21 academic year.  The Immigration Clinic provides legal representation to indigent immigrants and refugees, while also providing students with invaluable hands-on lawyering experience.  In addition to direct representation, students engage in policy advocacy, community outreach, and community education. Faculty and students in the clinic represent immigrants in removal proceedings, detained immigrants with final orders of removal who are being held indefinitely in government custody, and minors in removal proceedings to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), including related representation before family courts. Faculty and students represent immigrants before USCIA, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal District Courts and the 9th Cir. Court of Appeals.  The immigration clinic has a great collaborative working relationship with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), the state’s primary provider of immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees.   

    Candidates should have extensive experience advocating on behalf of immigrants and asylum seekers. The Clinical Instructor will be responsible for:

    §  Forming relationships and pursuing collaborative projects with community organizations, service providers, and advocacy groups, among others.

    §  Supervising and mentoring law students and expanding the clinic's strategic litigation and advocacy docket.

    §  Manage the operational and administrative tasks involved in case and community project work.

    §  Supervising clinical students on cases and projects and teaching students a broad range of lawyering skills including research and writing, legal and policy analysis, problem-solving, and oral advocacy.

    To apply for the position, please see the posting and submission requirements at:

  • 04/22/2020 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    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


    AAG - Tacoma Division's Social and Health Services Section  (DL:  5/3/2020)



    Please consider joining our e-mail subscription service to be informed of our attorney postings. (If you have questions or concerns about the recruitment and interviewing process in light of the Governor's stay-at-home order, you are encouraged to contact Attorney Recruitment Administrator, Linda Nakamura, at or (206) 464-6446.)