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  • 11/09/2021 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    he American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is inviting applications for a Director, Policy Advocacy Group. The position description is attached. If you have the capacity, we hope you will share this with members, contacts you may have in the community, or alumni who might be interested in this job.

     

    The ACLU of Washington is a non-profit, public interest organization devoted to protecting civil rights and civil liberties. Its staff and numerous volunteers typically work in a fast-paced and friendly office in downtown Seattle. Currently, the office is operating remotely.


  • 10/26/2021 4:23 PM | Anonymous

    The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington is seeking qualified candidates from all backgrounds for the positions of Career Law Clerk and Term Law Clerks for incoming United States District Judge Lauren J. King in Seattle, Washington.  The start date for this position is pending Judge King's appointment and is anticipated to be no sooner than December 13, 2021.  These positions are full-time (80 hours per two-week period).

    Law Clerks work closely with the Judge on civil and criminal litigation filed in District Court.  Law clerks conduct research and prepare drafts of opinions and orders. Law clerks will also have the opportunity to work on various long-term projects, be involved in courtroom proceedings, and assist in the development of a judicial extern program.  The Career Law Clerk will also be responsible for administrative duties in chambers, will assist in running chambers, and will assist in oversight for externs.

    Candidates must be law school graduates from an accredited law school; be organized and work well independently; possess excellent research and writing skills; be experienced with Word, Westlaw, Lexis, and related software; and must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and an inclusive work environment.  Candidates for the Career Law Clerk position must have at least two years prior federal judicial clerkship experience or three years litigation experience.  Candidates for the Term Law Clerk positions must have at least one year of federal clerkship experience or two years of litigation experience.

    Candidates must be law school graduates from an accredited law school; be organized and work well independently; possess excellent research and writing skills; be experienced with Word, Westlaw, Lexis, and related software; and must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and an inclusive work environment.  Candidates for the Career Law Clerk position must have at least two years prior federal judicial clerkship experience or three years litigation experience.  Candidates for the Term Law Clerk positions must have at least one year of federal clerkship experience or two years of litigation experience.

    The U.S. District Court provides a generous benefits package, competitive salary, ORCA transit pass and a dedication to work/life balance, including flexible schedules and telework opportunities.  All law clerks are eligible for health and life insurance benefits, long term care options, annual and sick leave accrual, and eleven paid holidays per year. Career law clerks are eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401K).  Judiciary employees are not covered by the Office of Personnel Management’s civil service classification system or regulations. For additional information on employment with the federal courts, please visit www.uscourts.gov.

    Qualified applicants should submit the following:

    •       A letter of interest
    •       A current resume
    •       A response to the Statement of Qualifications, below
    •       A minimum of three professional references.  Applicants with prior clerkship experience should include contact information for all judges for whom the applicant has clerked.
    •       A writing sample that is five to ten pages in length
    •       A completed AO78, Application for Employment

    Via e-mail (Word or Acrobat .pdf format) to:

    seattle_personnel@wawd.uscourts.gov

    or to:

    U.S. District Court

    Attn: Human Resources

    700 Stewart Street, Suite 2218

    Seattle, WA 98101

    The Statement of Qualifications must be 12-point font, single-spaced, minimum one-inch margins, and no more than three pages.

    • 1.       Please address the following:
    • a.       Experience with issues of cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of diverse socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, abilities, and ethnic backgrounds of people in our community.
    • b.       Experience and education outside the legal profession and how they enabled or encumbered your career and personal growth.
    • c.       Management and leadership experience.
    • 2.       Explain why you think who you are will be compatible with Judge Lin as a person and as a judge. Please use publicly available information to respond to this question.
    • 3.       For applicants for the Career Law Clerk position: Why do you want to be a career law clerk?

    Only qualified applicants will be considered for this position.  Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States. Employees of the United States District Court are considered “at will” employees.  Applicants selected for interviews must travel (for in-person interviews) or connect via Zoom (for remote interviews) at their own expense.

    The United States District Court requires employees to follow a code of conduct which is available upon request. Reference checks with current and former employers will be conducted on top candidates.  A background investigation with law enforcement agencies, including fingerprint and criminal record checks, will be conducted as a condition of employment.  Any applicant selected for a position will be hired provisionally pending successful completion of the investigation.  Unsatisfactory results may result in termination of employment.

    The Federal Financial Management Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages.

    The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and seek a diverse pool of applicants in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, disability, religion, and socio-economic circumstance.

    The Court provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please notify human resources. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be made on a case by case basis.

    The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw the announcement, or to fill the position sooner than the closing date, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice.  If a position becomes vacant in a similar classification, within a reasonable time from the original announcement, the court may select a candidate from the applicants who responded to the original announcement without posting the position.  More than one position may be filled from this announcement.



  • 10/26/2021 4:20 PM | Anonymous

    The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington is seeking qualified candidates from all backgrounds for the positions of Career Law Clerk and Term Law Clerks for incoming United States District Judge Tana Lin in Seattle, Washington.  The start date for this position is pending Judge Lin’s appointment and is anticipated to be no sooner than December 13, 2021.  These positions are full-time (80 hours per two-week period).

    Law Clerks work closely with the Judge on civil and criminal litigation filed in District Court.  Law clerks conduct research and prepare drafts of opinions and orders. Law clerks will also have the opportunity to work on various long-term projects, be involved in courtroom proceedings, and assist in the development of a judicial extern program.  The Career Law Clerk will also be responsible for administrative duties in chambers, will assist in running chambers, and will assist in oversight for externs.

    Candidates must be law school graduates from an accredited law school; be organized and work well independently; possess excellent research and writing skills; be experienced with Word, Westlaw, Lexis, and related software; and must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and an inclusive work environment.  Candidates for the Career Law Clerk position must have at least two years prior federal judicial clerkship experience or three years litigation experience.  Candidates for the Term Law Clerk positions must have at least one year of federal clerkship experience or two years of litigation experience.

    Candidates must be law school graduates from an accredited law school; be organized and work well independently; possess excellent research and writing skills; be experienced with Word, Westlaw, Lexis, and related software; and must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and an inclusive work environment.  Candidates for the Career Law Clerk position must have at least two years prior federal judicial clerkship experience or three years litigation experience.  Candidates for the Term Law Clerk positions must have at least one year of federal clerkship experience or two years of litigation experience.

    The U.S. District Court provides a generous benefits package, competitive salary, ORCA transit pass and a dedication to work/life balance, including flexible schedules and telework opportunities.  All law clerks are eligible for health and life insurance benefits, long term care options, annual and sick leave accrual, and eleven paid holidays per year. Career law clerks are eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401K).  Judiciary employees are not covered by the Office of Personnel Management’s civil service classification system or regulations. For additional information on employment with the federal courts, please visit www.uscourts.gov.

    Qualified applicants should submit the following:

    •       A letter of interest
    •       A current resume
    •       A response to the Statement of Qualifications, below
    •       A minimum of three professional references.  Applicants with prior clerkship experience should include contact information for all judges for whom the applicant has clerked.
    •       A writing sample that is five to ten pages in length
    •       A completed AO78, Application for Employment

    Via e-mail (Word or Acrobat .pdf format) to:

    seattle_personnel@wawd.uscourts.gov

    or to:

    U.S. District Court

    Attn: Human Resources

    700 Stewart Street, Suite 2218

    Seattle, WA 98101

    The Statement of Qualifications must be 12-point font, single-spaced, minimum one-inch margins, and no more than three pages.

    • 1.       Please address the following:
    • a.       Experience with issues of cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of diverse socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, abilities, and ethnic backgrounds of people in our community.
    • b.       Experience and education outside the legal profession and how they enabled or encumbered your career and personal growth.
    • c.       Management and leadership experience.
    • 2.       Explain why you think who you are will be compatible with Judge Lin as a person and as a judge. Please use publicly available information to respond to this question.
    • 3.       For applicants for the Career Law Clerk position: Why do you want to be a career law clerk?

    Only qualified applicants will be considered for this position. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States. Employees of the United States District Court are considered “at will” employees. Applicants selected for interviews must travel (for in-person interviews) or connect via Zoom (for remote interviews) at their own expense.

    The United States District Court requires employees to follow a code of conduct which is available upon request. Reference checks with current and former employers will be conducted on top candidates. A background investigation with law enforcement agencies, including fingerprint and criminal record checks, will be conducted as a condition of employment. Any applicant selected for a position will be hired provisionally pending successful completion of the investigation. Unsatisfactory results may result in termination of employment.

    The Federal Financial Management Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages.

    The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and seek a diverse pool of applicants in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, disability, religion, and socio-economic circumstance.

    The Court provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please notify human resources. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be made on a case by case basis.

    The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw the announcement, or to fill the position sooner than the closing date, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice.  If a position becomes vacant in a similar classification, within a reasonable time from the original announcement, the court may select a candidate from the applicants who responded to the original announcement without posting the position.  More than one position may be filled from this announcement.


  • 10/26/2021 3:53 PM | Anonymous

    The Washington State House of Representatives’ Office of Program Research (OPR) provides nonpartisan legal, policy, and fiscal services for House committees and members.  We are currently seeking candidates for staff positions as Counsel.  These positions are nonpartisan and exempt from civil service. 

    Details here

  • 10/26/2021 3:52 PM | Anonymous

    The Criminal Division of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is currently seeking applicants to fill several Deputy Prosecuting Attorney positions. These positions provide an opportunity to serve the community while also acquiring excellent courtroom experience, especially for newer attorneys.

    This recruitment is open to both new and experienced attorneys (laterals) at this time. Please share with your regional associations and/or anyone who you believe may be interested: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty/jobs/3217745/deputy-prosecuting-attorney-lateral-and-or-term-limited


  • 10/26/2021 3:49 PM | Anonymous

    Description of the position: The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington is seeking qualified candidates from all backgrounds for the positions of Career Law Clerk and Term Law Clerks for incoming United States District Judge Lauren J. King in Seattle, Washington. These positions are open until filled, and interviews will begin immediately.

    • A total of three clerks will be hired: either three Term Law Clerks or one Career Law Clerk and two Term Law Clerks. These positions are full-time (80 hours per two-week period).
    • The start date for this position is pending Judge King’s appointment and is anticipated to be no sooner than December 15, 2021.
    • Law Clerks work closely with the Judge on civil and criminal litigation filed in District Court. Law clerks conduct research and prepare drafts of opinions and orders. Law clerks will also have the opportunity to work on various long-term projects, be involved in courtroom proceedings, and assist in the development of a judicial extern program. The Career Law Clerk will also be responsible for administrative duties in chambers, will assist in running chambers, and will assist in oversight for externs.
    • Candidates must be law school graduates from an accredited law school; be organized and work well independently; possess excellent research and writing skills; be experienced with Word, Westlaw, Lexis, and related software; and must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and an inclusive work environment. Candidates for the Career Law Clerk position must have at least two years prior federal judicial clerkship experience or three years litigation experience. Candidates for the Term Law Clerk positions must have at least one year of federal clerkship experience or two years of litigation experience.
    • Link to application: https://www.wawd.uscourts.gov/sites/wawd/files/22-WAW-01_Law_Clerks_LJK.pdf.

     


  • 10/25/2021 2:29 PM | Anonymous

     KCBA! (two are legal, one legal support) Please check them out here:

     

    Pro Bono Services Director

     

    DV LEAD Staff Attorney

     

    DV LEAD Legal Assistant


  • 10/25/2021 2:26 PM | Anonymous

    The City of Mercer Island, Washington is seeking a part-time Municipal Court Judge to provide judicial services to the Municipal Court of the City of Mercer Island for a four-year term, commencing January 1, 2022 and expiring on December 31, 2025, following appointment by the City Manager and confirmation by the City Council.


    Details here.

  • 10/25/2021 2:25 PM | Anonymous

    The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is recruiting for Industrial Appeals Review/Mediation Judges.

     

    Salary Range:  $102,816 – 110,760.  Employees assigned to the Seattle Office receive an additional 5% premium pay.

     

    Location:  This recruitment will be used to fill positions in Lakewood, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, and Yakima through 1/31/22.

    Duties: 

    Duties include but are not limited to:

    ·        Review written proposed decisions and orders of Industrial Appeals Judges, motions for stay of benefits, motions for stay of abatement, and applications for approval of claim resolution settlement agreements. 

    ·        Recommend action to the Board in written memoranda. 

    ·        Draft final orders for signature of the Board. 

    ·        Conduct mediation and settlement conferences and prepare orders on agreement of parties.

     Required Qualifications: 

    ·        Must be an active or judicial member of the Washington State Bar Association.

    ·        Significant knowledge and experience in Washington State Industrial Insurance law.

    ·        Significant experience as a presiding officer or attorney in proceedings before state or federal tribunals in which the rules of evidence are followed.

    Desirable Qualifications: 

    The BIIA is most interested in candidates who have relevant experience, skills and abilities:

    • Excellent legal writing skills.
    • Clear and effective oral communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to research and apply appropriate laws, rules and procedures.
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct mediation conferences while maintaining order and exhibiting judicial temperament and demeanor.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain and manage a mediation caseload to effectively and efficiently use the resources of the agency.
    • Demonstrated advanced litigation management skills, particularly in complex litigation involving diverse interests advocated by multiple skilled professionals.
    • Demonstrated ability to rule on admissibility of evidence and procedural issues consistent with pertinent law and procedural rules and develop a record that is sufficient for decision.
    • Demonstrated ability to discern and sift through jurisdictional details.
    • Fluency in languages in addition to English.
    • Demonstrated ability to use computers and software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other computer programs.
    • Demonstrated ability to act in a professional and ethical manner and treat all people with dignity and courtesy.
    • Demonstrated ability to meet performance standards, deadlines, and work schedules.

     

    View the job announcement here:  http://www.biia.wa.gov/Jobs.html