Job Listings

  • 07/02/2019 9:37 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The International Families Justice Coalition (IFJC) is an expanding non-profit organization, looking for an Executive Director to manage its operations and carry out its missions: (1) To develop and maintain a list of linguistically and culturally competent attorneys willing to provide family law services international communities; (2) To provide training to lawyers and judges on the specific family law and other issues effecting families in Washington State and to improve the effectiveness of legal services to the community; and (3) To provide direct representation to qualified indigent or in distress persons who otherwise are financially incapable of obtaining such services, or for locating outside counsel willing to take the case pro bono or low-bono.

    Successful candidate will interact with the public, other nonprofit organizations, and community leaders.

    He or she must be able to multi-task.

    Preferred: Bilingual and WA Bar License.



    • Bookkeeping

    • Prepare monthly financial reports

    • Prepare monthly reports to state of Washington

    Website Maintenance

    • Maintain organization website (

    • Create multi-language pages

    Interact with potential clients vie email or phone

    • Review and respond to on-line intake forms

    • Telephonic and email correspondence (Listen to issues and provide legal information) to people with problems

    Litigation Processing

    • Review intake forms

    • Initial consultation

    • Reach out to Volunteer Attorneys

    • Draft letters

    Organize training seminars

    Supervise Volunteers



    • Organize Annual Gala

    • Reach out to potential donors

    • Correspond with donors


    • Prepare brochures

    • Mail out organizational literature

    • Compile list of potential and current donors

    Job requirements:

    • JD

    • Word, Excel, Powerpoint

    • Good communications skills

    • Flexible

    If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to John Higa at

  • 07/02/2019 9:35 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Assistant Federal Defender – Tacoma, Washington POSITION #: 2019-6-LEGAL

    ANNOUNCED: June 26, 2019

    CLOSES: Priority given to Applications received by July 19, 2019

    The Federal Public Defender Office for the Western District of Washington is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Federal Defender in their Tacoma office. The office operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by appointment from the court. Assistant Federal Defenders provide legal representation for indigent persons charged with criminal offenses or involved in post-conviction proceedings in United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Our office is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

    Salary: This position has a starting salary range of $67,816 - $159,120. Salary will be based on professional attorney experience with a minimum of three years. Compensation includes generous federal government benefits, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Salary is paid bi-weekly and payable only by direct deposit.

    Responsibilities: The AFD will immediately assume an active caseload and, represent clients in serious criminal cases in the U.S. District and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This representation includes managing cases at various stages of litigation; preparing pleadings, briefs and motions; appearing on behalf of the client in court hearings and at other related proceedings; developing litigation strategies; meeting with clients, experts, witnesses, family members and other duties as assigned.

    Requirements: Applicants must be licensed attorneys in good standing with a federal and state bar, have criminal defense trial and sentencing experience, and significant writing experience. Attorneys not licensed in the state of Washington must seek admission to the Washington state bar within one year. Applicants should be available to start no later than September 30, 2019 and be able to travel.

    Qualifications: To qualify, an applicant must be a US citizen or a documented alien who meets the criteria for employment in the Judiciary. See

    Selection Criteria: The candidate selected will have a demonstrated commitment toward quality representation and will have recent, substantial criminal defense experience. A proven reputation for integrity, teamwork and effective organizational and prioritization skills are important considerations. Spanish fluency is a plus. Essential for this position are the abilities to manage a substantial caseload, travel, and work flexible hours.

    Applications: Qualified persons may apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and two work references (including their names, addresses and telephone numbers) no later than July 19, 2019.

    Submit applications by email only : Michael Filipovic Federal Public Defender Attn. Human Resource


  • 06/20/2019 11:42 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)
    • Costco Wholesale is seeking an experienced technology transactions attorney to join the legal team at its corporate headquarters in Issaquah, Wash.  As one of the world’s top retailers, with over 94 million members and warehouses in 11 countries, Costco is continuing to expand and modernize its diverse operations by moving more deeply into online commerce, automation, and other tech-focused initiatives to improve efficiency of its brick-and-mortar operations.  In this role, you will provide legal support to the information technology vendor management team, which helps Costco obtain products, services, and support from technology providers ranging from small one-product firms to some of the largest, most sophisticated companies on the planet.  


    • ·         Draft, negotiate, and advise business clients on a broad range of domestic and global technology-focused agreements related to IT infrastructure, professional services, software licenses, SaaS, on-premises and cloud-based transactions, proof of concept, software development, hardware, services, suppliers, and more. 
    • ·         Collaborate with business teams to devise agreements, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
    • ·         Identify and mitigate risks for Costco in its agreements, relationships with suppliers, and protection of sensitive information.
    • ·         Provide regular training on contract negotiation and developments in the law to business teams. 
    • ·         Manage a dedicated team of outside counsel.
    • ·         Other opportunities within Costco’s legal department (such as merchandise contracts, real estate, employment, licensing and regulation, litigation, etc.) as interest, qualifications, and availability allow.
    • Qualifications:

    • ·         At least 10 years of relevant legal experience, preferably with at least some as in-house counsel.
    • ·         Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, especially technology procurement contracts. 
    • ·         Expertise in technology law, digital commerce law, and intellectual property law.
    • ·         Familiarity with evolving privacy and security regimes.
    • ·         Demonstrated ability to communicate with and manage business clients effectively.

    At Costco, you’ll build a long-lasting career in a renowned culture where the company is committed to taking care of its employees, members, and suppliers.  You’ll be empowered to independently drive results within your areas of responsibility, and you’ll feel good about what you’re helping to build.


    To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Stephanie Gardner at

  • 06/20/2019 11:39 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Senior Associate Editor, Practical Law


    The ideal candidate has experience as an M&A associate in a law firm. A strong desire to work in the legal publishing industry and solid writing experience are strongly preferred. This role can be remote based in the United States.


    Senior Legal Editor – Corporate and M&A


    May be remote if candidate is not near a Thomson Reuters office.


  • 06/05/2019 8:28 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Experienced Education Attorneys (Seattle, WA)

    Job Description:

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is seeking partner-level attorneys with 10 or more years of experience representing public and private educational institutions to join its Seattle, WA office. The successful candidates will have experience representing educational institutions in federal and state court and in administrative proceedings, as well as experience providing advice to educational institutions on a wide-variety of legal issues, including Title IX of the Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, constitutional protections, and other issues related to faculty, educator, and student rights. Strong communication and writing skills, good judgment, analytical ability, and the ability to communicate effectively with people of many diverse backgrounds are required. Portable business and admission to the Washington State Bar also required. 


    To apply, please submit as one PDF: A cover letter and résumé by e-mail to Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, at For recordkeeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (State Bar ad, firm website, etc.).


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


  • 06/05/2019 8:25 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)




    The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (SOL) seeks a top-quality, experienced trial attorney to join the San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, or Los Angeles, CA sub-Regional office.  This is a full time, permanent GS-0905 position in the excepted  service.  This position has promotion potential  to  the  GS-14 level. The Trial Attorney will handle all phases  of  litigation  before  federal  courts  and administrative  bodies under the Fair Labor Standards  Act  (FLSA),  Employee  Retirement  Income  Security  Act  (ERISA),  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and other statutes  enforced  by  the  Department.  Demonstrated interest in public interest law and/or experience with employment  laws  and/or  vulnerable worker populations is desirable. Ability to speak Chinese, Korean or Spanish is not required, but preferred. Must be active member of the California Bar if selected for San Francisco or Los Angeles.

    SALARY:  For more information, refer to the 2019 OPM General Schedule Salary Tables for the locality areas of Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, and Los Angeles, CA.


    Requires a first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in good standing of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In addition to being a member of the bar, applicants must have had the amount of post-law school legal experience indicated below. An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience.

    Grade Level GS-12

    GS-13 GS-14

    Years of Post Law School Experience 1 or more years

    2 or more years 3 or more years

    The qualifying experience must have been progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature that demonstrates the ability to perform the work at the grade level for which application is being made. At the GS-14 level, at least twelve months of the qualifying experience must have been at a level of difficulty comparable to the next lower grade in the federal service. Qualifying experience in military service shall be counted as a continuation of any legal position held immediately prior to such service. In any case, the experience of the applicant must be of sufficient recency to indicate that he/she is capable of performing the duties of the position.

    EMPLOYMENT/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship or eligible for employment in the United States; must meet DOL investigation requirements.

    TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and veteran’s documentation (if applicable) to by June 21, 2019. All resumes and supplemental documentation must be received by 11:59pm, Pacific Time on the closing date of June 21, 2019. Please use code PN-19-SF- SOL-002 in your cover letter.

    VETERANS: If you are a veteran of the U.S. military, you must include a Copy 4 of your DD214, Report of Discharge, with your application/resume. If you are a veteran with  a  service-connected  disability,  you must also include a statement from the VA, along with an SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans Preference.


  • 06/05/2019 8:20 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    We are currently recruiting for two positions, one in our Wenatchee office and the other in our Seattle office. Please share with your networks and reach out to with any questions. Thank you!


    Adjunct Elder Law Attorney (Seattle)


    Legal Fellow – Working Families Project (Wenatchee)


  • 06/05/2019 8:17 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)



    Program Attorney



    The National Judicial College (NJC) is a private, not-for-profit organization providing quality continuing education to trial judges, administrative law judges, tribal judges, military judges and court personnel. The College also provides international judicial education. NJC is located on the campus of the University of Nevada in Reno.

    The National Tribal Judicial Center at The National Judicial College is among the first institutions to address the needs of Native American and Alaska Native tribal law judiciaries. The curricula presented are innovative and sophisticated, designed to enhance the professional skills of tribal judges and tribal court professionals. The Center’s main objective is to improve justice through education and technical assistance, both national in scope as well as customized for the needs of specific tribes or regions.

    NJC seeks a team-oriented individual to fill the position of program attorney for the National Tribal Judicial Center. Under the supervision of the academic director, program attorney responsibilities include developing academic courses on a variety of topics and issues especially in the area of tribal judicial education, preparing course materials, planning and conducting courses, delivering customized technical assistance to tribal courts, and seeking further funding to support the work of the National Tribal Judicial Center.

    Graduation from an ABA-accredited school of law and bar admission to any state’s bar are required. Experience working with tribes or in tribal law is highly desired. The successful candidate must have demonstrated excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills. Further, the candidate must have two to five years of legal experience. Experience in continuing adult education and/or grant administration is preferred.

    The salary range is 65-80k DOE plus excellent benefits. No relocation expenses are available for this position.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history by June 30, 2019 to:

    The National Judicial College

    Attn: Human Resources

    Judicial College Building, M.S. 358

    Reno, NV 89557

  • 06/05/2019 8:04 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    City Attorney

    Class Title

    City Attorney

    Class Code



    $11,668.00 - $15,196.00 Monthly

    Nature of Work

    Under the direction of the Mayor, serve as chief legal advisor to the city as provided by the City Charter.  Responsibilities include analyzing and representing the city in litigation and participating in short and long-range planning for the city to assure proper consideration of legal issues, as well as oversight of the city's risk management program, oversight of the city's Prosecutor's Office and directing a variety of legal services for all departments and divisions of the city, including City Administration and the City Council.  Work is reviewed through conferences and on the basis of results obtained.  Supervision is exercised over a staff of legal professionals and administrative employee

    Illustrative Examples Of Work

    Provide legal advice to guide city policies, decisions and activities; prepare or direct the preparation of ordinances, resolutions, deeds and contracts; prepare other legal documents for the city.

    Attend City Council meetings and give advice upon request; review legal propriety of documents under consideration by City Council or city administrative officials.

    Direct or participate in litigations affecting the city, including damage suits by or against the city, suits for back pay or wages, suits affecting the city's municipal authority to zone and proceedings before judicial and quasi-judicial bodies.

    Attend and participate in city, county, regional, state and national legal task forces, committees, associations and organizations on a variety of issues; provide legal counsel to local government associations on various issues as appropriate.

    Direct or participate in the drafting and review of letters, ordinances, contracts, resolutions, policies, real estate documents and other legal documents enacted by the city to ensure proper wording, compliance with applicable laws, the carrying out of the city's intent, the limitation of the city's liability and the protection of the city's interest; issue opinion letters as required or requested.

    Evaluate and award legal contracts to outside counsel; assign, direct and manage outside counsel work to assure compliance with specifications, city policies, time lines and legal requirements.

    Direct and oversee district court and criminal matters; provide technical and legal advice in more complex criminal and prosecution matters; assure representation of the city in litigation, ranging from prosecuting city traffic and criminal ordinances to litigating major civil lawsuits at trial and appellate levels.

    Track legal and policy issues of importance to the city; read legal journals and network to establish contacts and sources of information relevant to the city.

    Draft and review proposed and enacted state and federal legislation for impact upon the city; recommend appropriate responses where necessary to protect the city's legal interests; analyze legal trends and developments impacting the city and recommend appropriate responses to actions.

    Prepare annual and special budgets to enable the department to achieve its objectives; monitor and control budgets.

    Direct or participate in proceedings for the vacation of street condemnation of lands for municipal purposes, for land acquisition and for related legal transactions.
    Hire, train, assign, supervise and evaluate the work of professional and administrative legal staff; distribute work to assure proper and efficient work flow; review documents prepared by legal staff to assure adherence to proper legal principles and procedures and to assure that legal advice given to city clients is accurate, responsive and sensitive to political and policy issues.
    Oversee the preparation and administration of departmental budgets; present annual budget estimates and work programs; monitor and approve expenditures; approve consultant and contractor payments in accordance with contract guidelines; review financial and performance data; present departmental, division and program expenditure requests; seek and secure financial resources.
    Perform related work and special projects as assigned.
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 
    Knowledge of:

    • Comprehensive municipal law, including torts, contracts, land use, solid waste, labor law, transportation, criminal law, constitutional law, government/administrative law and municipal finance.
    • Theory, structure and practice of municipal law, particularly as it applies to municipal government.
    • Civil and criminal litigation and appellate techniques.
    • Budget preparation and control.
    • Principle methods, materials and practices of legal research and investigation.
    • Judicial procedure and rules of evidence.
    • City organization, operations, policies and objectives.
    • Modern office practices, procedures, equipment and software applications.
    • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
    Skill Level:
    • Excellent interpersonal skills for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other departments and city staff, city officials and the public.
    • Management and team building skills including supervisory, instruction, problem analysis and decision making, planning and organizing, adaptability/flexibility, stress tolerance and time management.
    • Superior client/customer service skills required including a positive customer service orientation, with both internal and external contacts.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to apply appropriate communication techniques to varying audiences.
    • Proficient research and documentation skills.
    • Proficient in the use of all office equipment including personal computers and related software applications.

     Ability to:

    • Exercise a high degree of independent judgment and conceptualize, influence and develop objectives, goals and guidelines for assigned department.
    • Work with elected officials on complex legal and policy issues in a public setting where different objectives and/or adversarial viewpoints may exist.
    • Hire, train, assign, supervise and evaluate the work of professional and administrative legal staff.
    • Provide legal advice to guide city policies, decisions and activities.
    • Represent the city at various court levels and tribunals in criminal and civil litigation.
    • Draft and interpret city ordinances and resolutions.
    • Practice law and identify legal opportunities to accomplish city objectives.
    • Communicate complex legal issues orally and in writing to a variety of audiences in a clear, comprehensive, effective and professional manner.
    • Read, interpret, explain and apply legal and technical language.
    • Resolve conflicts and gain cooperation among conflicting groups.
    • Design and execute effective trial and appellate strategies in complex cases.
    • Understand the city's political environment and sensitivities.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other city staff, and the public.
    • Relate to others in a professional, courteous and respectful manner.
    • Maintain a work environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
    • Proactively address potential employee issues.
    • Promote diversity and multi-cultural understanding in the workplace and the community.
    Minimum Education And Experience Requirements

    The experience requirements for this position are covered in the City Charter; education and licensing requirements are:

    1. Law degree and
    2. Member of the Washington State Bar Association
    Physical Demands/Working Conditions
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Work is performed primarily in an office environment under pressure and requires the ability to quickly adjust to changing priorities and demands.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and use a keyboard.
    • Travel by various modes of private and commercial transportation within the region is required.
    • Occasional fieldwork may be required.
    • Attendance and participation at evening meetings may be required on a frequent basis.
    Supplemental Information

    The statements contained in this class specification reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this class, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.

  • 05/24/2019 4:27 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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. The Office of Labor Standards has an opening for a Labor Standards Investigator to join a highly skilled, dynamic team. This is an exciting opportunity to take on the challenge to promote and advocate labor standards through active investigative and intake work in the City...  read more