LEGAL COUNSEL I
SALARY: $94,482.00 - $118,103.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 01/10/18
CLOSING DATE: 01/31/18, 5:00 PM
Performs legal research and analysis to support legal department advising on a variety of legal matters including contract negotiations, property acquisition, property management and development, land use, and municipal law matters; prepares, reviews, and examines legal documents; assists in representing Agency in litigation.
The Legal Counsel I classification is considered non-managerial professional, fully functional in all aspects of an industry/technical field. Positions at this level serve as a technical resource assisting in providing technical support and analysis to multiple functional areas. A Legal Counsel I works on mo derately complex projects where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of variables using technical concepts competently and effectively.
**THIS JOB POSTING MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
• Perform legal research and analysis in support of legal department advice and counsel to the Agency on a variety of legal matters including contract negotiations, property acquisition, property management and development, land use, and municipal law matters.
• Prepare, review, and examine contracts, agreements and other legal documents for the Agency; assist in the negotia tion of contracts and agreements as necessary.
• Prepare, draft, and/or revise a variety of legal correspondence including letters, memos, briefs, opinions, and other legal documents.
• Assist in representing the Agency in assigned litigation.
• Perform legal research and provide legal opinions for special projects for the General Counsel Division as assigned.
• Assist in legislative and policy development for the Agency including res earching, reviewing, and preparing resolutions, motions, policies, and other legislation; provides recommendations to management staff as necessary.
• Review new and existing statutes and regulations that may affect the Agency; advise on the impact of new or existing legislation.
• Respond to citizen inquiries regarding all types of legal issues including those concerning Agency operations.
• Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of law.
• It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
• It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.
• Other duties as assigned.
MINIM UM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris Doctorate degree.
Three years of increasingly responsible experience in the practice of law.
Required Lice nses or Certifications:
Member of the Washington Bar Association or other state Bar Association with expectation of obtaining Washington Bar Association License.
Required Knowledge of:
• Operations, services and activities of a legal services program.< /span>
• Legal principles, practices, and procedures of municipal, constitutional, contract, and administrative law.
• Methods and techniques of negotiating legal issues, contracts, and agreements.
• General and public contract law.
• Methods and techniques of legal research.
• Legal principles and developments.< o>
• Judicial procedures and rules of evidence.
• Legal precedents and court decisions impacting litigation.
• State and federal court rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers.
• Computer applications such as word processing, sp readsheets, and statistical databases.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Required Skill in:
• Defining legal issues, collecting and analyzing information, and recommending action.
• ; Properly interpreting and analyzing laws, regulations, and policies.
• Preparing a variety of clear and concise legal documents including contracts, agreements, letters, memos, briefs, opinions, and other legal documents.
• Conducting research on legal problems and preparing sound legal opinion.
• Negotiating with other parties.
• Analyzing and synthesizing information in a concise manner, developing and making recommendations on strategies, and communicating recommendation to appropriate individuals within and outside the agency.
• Managing multiple projects concurrently.
• Managing multiple tasks, set objectives/goals, and re-prioritize as needed.
• Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Applying principles and practices of technical area of expertise.
• Applying strong interpersonal techniques and demonstrating a consistent commitment and ability to work with diverse work groups and individuals.
• Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients.
• Applying appropriate oral and written communication techniques to various individuals ranging from Agency e mployees, the general public, elected officials, community leaders, and local, state, and federal agencies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Work is performed in a standard office environment.
• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous mach inery, extreme weather conditions, potential physical harm, and extreme noise when working at events and when working in the field.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, o perations, and/or other employees.
Apply online: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/soundtransit/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1949674
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit wit h regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.
Mid-sized downtown law firm seeks legal secretary with at least five years of Corporate and/or Real Estate transactional experience. We are looking for a candidate who is collaborative and willing to work in other practice areas as well. Must be responsible, detail-oriented, flexible, and organized, with demonstrated success handling multiple assignments. Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills required. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a uniquely collegial working environment. Check us out at www.cairncross.com. We are an equal opportunity employer. Send cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail materials to:
Cairncross & Hempelmann
524 Second Avenue, Suite 500
Apply online at http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs
OPENING DATE/TIME: 12/04/17 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 02/19/18 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)
SALARY: $160,728.00 - $160,728.00 Annually
LOCATION: Multiple locations in King County
JOB TYPE: Regular, Full time, 35 hrs/week
DIVISION: King County Superior Court
JOB NUMBER: 2017-07582
The In-House Counsel, Regulatory Compliance, will provide day-to-day legal guidance on network operations, and work closely with our Government Affairs team, Operations and Engineering.
Deliver actionable, practical legal advice to business clients and assist them in complying with internal policies, and federal and state regulations, while meeting business objectives;
Implement compliance programs through partnership and collaboration with the business and other legal experts;
Help drive the automation of operations consistent with the applicable rules and regulations;
Prepare letters and/or talking points for communications to federal and state regulatory agencies, including the FCC;
Demonstrate creativity in partnering with engineering and product teams to address regulatory compliance challenges;
Collaborate on complex, fast-moving projects and proactively deliver actionable guidance and solutions;
Advise on legal requirements for 911 service and outage reporting, for existing and new products and services;
Monitor changes in 911 law and regulation, recommend new policy and procedures as necessary to meet new compliance obligations;
Coordinate with Government Affairs and Engineering on proposed changes or modifications of law and regulation; and
Communicate legal advice to Engineering and Operations clients in a simple, informal, practical and un-legalistic way.
Minimum 4+ years of experience at a law firm, regulatory agency, and/or in-house;
Ability to lead and advise on complex and fast-moving projects;
Prior telecom or technology experience a plus;
Experience in litigation, investigations, regulatory, or adversarial situations preferred;
J.D. from an accredited university with strong academic credentials; and
Member in good standing of at least one state bar association (willingness to become a member of the Washington State Bar (if needed)).
The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Thrives in a fast-based environment;
Ability to motivate and mobilize others;
Adept at balancing a dynamic portfolio of high priority projects.
Sound Transit is hiring for Legal Counsel I. Applicants should have a JD from an ABA accredited law school and three years of increasingly responsible experience in the practice of law.
Additional details, including instructions on how to apply, can be found online: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/soundtransit/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1949674
TeamChild is seeking a full-time Summer Fellow for our Tacoma, WA office, located at 715 Tacoma Ave. South. The fellow will work in partnership with Oasis Youth Center and be co-located at Oasis and TeamChild. Under the guidance of TeamChild attorneys and in consultation with Oasis Youth Center the fellow will advise LGBTQ youth about their legal rights. The fellow will be asked to research various legal issues frequently affecting LGBTQ youth in the community and develop policy responses to those issues. The fellow will also be asked to develop sustainable policy options to create an ongoing TeamChild/Oasis legal clinic partnership. Duties also include community education, outreach to clients and potential referral sources and collaboration on community based projects that serve TeamChild’s and Oasis Youth Center’s client base.
QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking candidates who are respectful and open to working with people from diverse backgrounds, enjoy creative problem solving, value the creation of relationships across disciplines, have strong organizational and administrative skills, work well both independently and as a team member, and are enthusiastic about being a part of an innovative method of advocacy.
Additional qualifications include: • Rule 9 eligible law student or recent graduate. • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Strong legal skills, preferably in the relevant areas of law. • Demonstrated interest in working with LGBTQ youth or young adults. • Demonstrated competence in working with diverse clients and client communities. • Connections to Pierce County a plus. • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with other advocates and client groups. • Sense of humor. • Willingness to work nights and weekend hours when Oasis Youth Center is open for programming. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or intersex are particularly urged to apply.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: $7,500 for 10 week fellowship.
TEAMCHILD: TeamChild is a Washington State nonprofit civil legal services program for youth with offices in King, Pierce, Spokane, and Yakima Counties. TeamChild works closely with public defenders, probation officers and others in the juvenile justice system, and provides legal representation to youth on Offices in King ♦ Pierce ♦ Spokane ♦ Yakima Counties 715 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma, WA 98402 ♦ Phone (253) 274-9929 ♦ Fax (253) 274-1888 ♦ www.teamchild.org
The Portland office of Stoel Rives LLP is seeking an associate with 5 to 8 years of real estate transactional experience. The ideal candidate will have sophisticated commercial real estate transactional experience including financing, leasing, sales and acquisitions, and development matters. The candidate must have strong academic credentials, writing and interpersonal skills, and must be a self-starter with a commitment to excellence. The candidate can look forward to being part of a dynamic practice and will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment. Membership in the Oregon Bar is preferred, but not mandatory.
To learn more about Stoel Rives and to apply, please visit our website:https://www.stoel.com/about/careers/attorneys/openings
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 Assistant Attorney General opportunities.
AAG – Christine O. Gregoire Spokane Division’s Tort Section (DL: 1/7/18)
AAG – Christine O. Gregoire Spokane Division’s Social and Health Services Section (DL: 1/16/18)
AAG – Public Counsel Unit in Seattle (DL: 1/18/18)
AAG – Fish, Wildlife and Parks Division in Olympia (DL: 1/21/18)
Special AAG/NYU Fellow for the Counsel for the Environmental Protection Unit in Seattle (DL: 1/31/18)
For information about any of these opportunity or to receive links to the postings directly via e-mail, please contact Linda Nakamura at Linda.Nakamura@atg.wa.gov.
Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO. It is the recognition, respect, and appreciation of all cultures and backgrounds and the fostering of the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment. The core values of the AGO are served by a strong commitment to the value of diversity and by promoting an inclusive workplace. 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 diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability 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 any information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693 or Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com.
Junior-Level Employment Associate (Portland)
The Portland office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an attorney with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the areas of employment law for its Portland office. The candidate will have employment litigation experience, with a broad based employment background understanding federal and state employment laws and regulations. This is a great opportunity for a confident, self-motivated person with a desire to build an employment law practice and work in a collegial and jovial environment.
Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, writing skills and references. We prefer candidates with law firm experience, immediately transferable skills, and excellent client relationship and interpersonal skills. Active, in good standing, members of the Oregon State Bar preferred; will consider members of other state bars depending on circumstances. All replies are confidential.
To apply, please submit your cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting; resume; copy of law school transcript; and a brief (5-10 pages) writing sample to our online portal. We would appreciate you specifying where you heard about this position.
We are not accepting third-party recruiter submissions at this time.
Corporate Counsel - Employment
Link to Description: http://app.jobvite.com/m?3u12jjwE
About the role
The Zillow Group legal team is looking for a skilled employment law practitioner to join the company as Corporate Counsel. The Corporate Counsel will support Zillow Group’s fantastic People organization (including Human Resources, Recruiting, Equity and Belonging, and Learning and Development) on a range of employment law matters. Opportunities and responsibilities will include:
· Developing, drafting and implementing employment policies;
· Working with and leading cross-functional groups to identify and implement best practices related to employment law;
· Counseling on employee relations matters, including investigations;
· Advising on federal, state, and local employment laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act;
· Consulting on compensation, employee benefits, and related matters;
· Managing employment-related litigation matters, often with external counsel;
· Monitoring changes in statutory and regulatory requirements and agency guidance and collaborating with the People organization to update Zillow Group policies and practices, including with respect to employee benefits, wage and hour, and immigration;
· Collaborating with the People organization and business leaders on employee communications and trainings on employment law-related issues; and
· Identifying opportunities for and delivering proactive education to the People organization to empower clients with knowledge.
About the team
Zillow Group legal is a service-oriented team of skilled legal professionals and fun people who enjoy working in a collegial environment within an innovative, fast-paced tech and media company.
Who you are
· JD with state bar admission (Washington preferred)
· 3-5 years of employment law practice
· Excellent judgment and exceptional integrity
· Active listener and excellent communicator
· Skilled at resolving complex issues and thinking creatively
· Strong project management skills
· Ability to be self-directed
About the company
Zillow Group houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on the web and mobile. Our mission is to build the largest, most trusted and vibrant home-related marketplace in the world.
Zillow Group is owned, fueled and grown by innovators who help people make better, smarter decisions around all things home. We encourage one another at every level, and our efforts are supported by employee-driven, world-class benefits that enable us to enjoy our lives outside the office while building fulfilling careers that impact millions of individuals every day.
Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.