Job Listings

  • 05/24/2017 9:51 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) offers a unique leadership opportunity in a mission driven organization serving the legal aid needs of low-income people and communities in the Southeast region of Washington State.  Southeastern Washington is highly diverse and located in the state’s premier wine producing region, affords rich cultural and recreational opportunities, and offers significant opportunity for professional growth within a larger statewide legal aid program.   

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    NJP is seeking qualified candidates willing to serve as Senior Attorney for its six-county Southeast Washington regional service office located in Pasco.  NJP is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to address barriers and promote justice for low-income persons throughout the state. The Senior Attorney is responsible for day-to-day office management and supervision of the local service office.  Management and supervision responsibility in this position includes oversight of the staffed offices located in Pasco and Walla Walla, requiring regular travel between the two locations and outreach to other communities within the service area. NJP Senior Attorneys also provide advocacy leadership in the service region and in NJP. 


    NJP attorneys work together as part of a statewide law firm, and in partnership with other legal aid providers, to bring high quality civil representation to Washington’s low income populations and communities. NJP attorneys are expected to provide counsel, representation and strategic engagement with client communities on a wide variety of substantive law issues that affect the poor. NJP’s Southeast Washington regional office uses a broad range of advocacy tools to promote justice and access to the courts, preserve low-income housing options, secure health and income opportunities, protect families and victims of crime, and to engage with client and community groups to secure the long-term well-being of the low income communities. 


    QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum five years’ legal experience with strong litigation skills required. Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.  Member of the Washington Bar, licensed in a state bar to which Washington could grant reciprocity or willing and able to take next bar is required.  


    Resume should reflect exceptional relevant work experience as well as a commitment to serving low-income persons. 


    Demonstrated experience and/or connection to NJP’s client communities is preferred. The Northwest Justice Project is especially interested in qualified candidates whose professional, personal and/or service experience allow them to contribute to and support the legal aid community’s commitment to race equity.  Must be willing to be engaged with the community to be served.  Spanish language proficiency is a plus.


    SALARY: Salary is dependent upon experience. NJP offers an attractive benefits package, including medical, dental and disability coverage in addition to a law school loan assistance program.


    TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, current resume and writing sample to: Karen Holland at Email subject line should clearly reference “Senior Attorney – Pasco” position. Cover letter should include description of any past experience, personal or professional, with low income or other marginalized communities. Application deadline: June 1, 2017.


    NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact Karen Holland at (206) 707-0802.

  • 05/17/2017 1:23 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    A challenging opportunity exists in the Washington State Attorney General's Office 
    Located in Seattle or Olympia

    The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state of Washington, and the Attorney General's Office serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. In furtherance of its mission to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and people of the state of Washington, the AGO covers a remarkably diverse legal landscape, including social and health services, consumer protection, civil and administrative litigation, environmental law, torts, tribal law, labor law, appellate practice and criminal prosecution.

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  • 05/17/2017 1:22 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Midlevel Associate–Employment Law (Portland)

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking a full-time associate with at least four years of experience in employment law, preferably in representation of management/employers, to join its Portland, Oregon office. Traditional labor law experience is a plus but not essential. The successful candidate will be ready to assume a significant role in pending cases, advise clients on Oregon and federal employment and labor issues, and be able to independently manage many aspects of litigation. Membership in the Oregon State Bar Association or qualification for reciprocity is required.

    To apply, please upload as one PDF: A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).

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

  • 04/26/2017 5:03 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is inviting applications for a full time Staff Attorney.


    The ACLU of Washington is a non-profit, public interest organization devoted to protecting civil rights and civil liberties. Its staff and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office.

  • 04/26/2017 4:44 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Experienced Bank Litigation Attorney (Seattle)


    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking an experienced (8+ years) bank litigation attorney to join a demanding and rewarding team in its Seattle office.  Applicants should be wicked smart, able to carry on a normal conversation, and adept at discussing the dense language of UCC Articles 3, 4, and 4A with both clients and juries.  The position will involve representing financial institutions in disputes relating to deposit and investment accounts, lender liability claims, and fiduciary and trust claims, and applicants with experience in those areas are strongly encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will also have excellent written and oral communication skills, be dedicated to exceeding client needs and deadlines, enjoy working in a team environment, and come armed with a strong sense of humor.  First-chair trial and client management experience strongly preferred.  Current membership in the Washington State Bar Association or qualification for reciprocity is necessary.


    To apply, please upload as one PDF:  A cover letter, résumé, law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and writing sample and send by e-mail to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at  For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).


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

  • 04/26/2017 4:43 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Partner-Level Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Attorney (Seattle)

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking an attorney with at least 10 years of significant experience in commercial bankruptcy and commercial loan workouts and restructurings to join its Seattle office.  Experience with bankruptcy, receivership, and related insolvency proceedings is required, as well as strong academic credentials and analytical ability required.  Candidates with portable business are strongly encouraged to apply.


    To apply, please upload as one PDF:  A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development,  For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).


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


  • 04/26/2017 3:34 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Pierce County Prosecutor's Office
    Misdemeanor Division

    County Attorney 1 - $63,629 to $84,387
    County Attorney 2 - $77,335 to $104,388

    County Attorney 3 - $87,714 to $117,337 closes 5/12
    Full-time 35 hours per week with benefits



    The Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, located in downtown Tacoma, is the largest law firm in the county, employing approximately 212 staff including a large number of Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys.  Pierce County, which includes Tacoma, has a population of 813,600 and growing.  The office has three divisions:  the Criminal Division, which is responsible for prosecuting all felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile criminal cases; the Civil Division, which is responsible for providing legal counsel to County officials and representing the County's interest in court; and the Family Support Division, which is an integral part of the State child support system.
     Position Summary:
    This position performs professional level work in the legal field as a Pierce County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Misdemeanor Division, handling all aspects of District Court criminal practice, from arraignments and pre-trial conferences, to trials and post-conviction hearings.  This is an entry-level position.  Duties are performed with professional discretion and within office guidelines, professional ethics and standards, and legal requirements.  This is an exempt, at-will, temporary position.
    • Represents the State of Washington, in Pierce County District Court, in all criminal cases from arraignment and pre-trial conferences, to trial and post-conviction hearings. 
    • Independently manages a substantial caseload.
    • Prepares witnesses and strategy for trial.
    • Advises law enforcement personnel during the course of criminal investigations.  Conducts case review and provides feedback to law enforcement officers on legal issues impacting admissibility of evidence.
    • Performs other related work as required.
    Just as important as the ability to perform the essential functions of the position are the following core competencies and characteristics:
    • The desire and ability to uphold the mission and core values of the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office as outlined below.
    • The ability to interact in a positive and engaging manner with colleagues and members of the community, treating every contact as a valued individual contributing to inclusiveness in the work environment and embracing and promoting diversity;
    • Exceptional interpersonal ability coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • The ability to build partnerships and promote teamwork;
    • A professional image and positive, approachable demeanor;
    • A commitment to teamwork and helping others achieve goals;
    • The ability to multi-task and handle numerous responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced working environment;
    • Creativity and open-mindedness;
    • Strong learning acumen;
    • Ability to type on a personal computer at an acceptable level of proficiency for independent production of work product and operate standard office machines and software.
    Mission Statement:
    Pursuing Justice.  Representing the People.  Serving Our Community.
    Core Values:
    Justice:           We vigorously protect the rights of the people of Pierce County and hold offenders accountable.  We support crime victims and their families.
    Excellence:     We maintain the highest standards of personal and professional performance in service to the community.
    Teamwork:    We work respectfully with each other, all members of the justice system, and the community to promote the public good.
    Accountability: We believe in open government and accept responsibility for the decisions we make.  We are fiscally sound, innovative, and operationally efficient.
    Integrity:        We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards in carrying out our responsibilities.
    Respect:          We treat our co-workers and all members of the community professionally, fairly and with dignity.
    U.S. Citizenship (RCW 36.27.010, RCW 36.27.040, and RCW 29), admission to the practice of law as an attorney in the State of Washington (RCW 36.27.010), and the ability to successfully complete and pass a thorough background investigation and interview is required.  A valid Washington State driver's license is also required.
     Supplemental Information:
    To be considered for this opportunity please: Complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application by selecting "APPLY" above or go to:
    If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers. Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format you may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need.
    This is a competitive selection process. Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews.
    As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Pierce County welcomes a diverse workforce. Pierce County does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.

  • 04/19/2017 11:55 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Environmental Associate

    The Seattle office of Stoel Rives LLP, a full service business law firm, is seeking an Associate with 3-4 years of experience for its nationally-recognized Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources practice. The Associate will have the opportunity to work on sophisticated legal matters, including environmental and natural resource permitting, litigation, counseling, and regulatory advice. Our Associates gain exceptional first-hand experience through their work with senior lawyers and clients in a variety of complex and cutting-edge issues involving climate change and energy development and natural resource management.

    Candidates must meet the following qualifications:

    · JD from an accredited university with excellent academic credentials

    · 1-3 years of litigation experience in a law firm

    · Clerkship with a state appellate court, federal appellate court, or federal district court is preferred

    · Experience with environmental and natural resource issues

    · A desire to provide innovative client service and to develop a meaningful career

    · Excellent written and oral communication, acute judgment, responsiveness, prioritization, and practical application of legal concepts are required to succeed.

    With almost 400 attorneys, Stoel Rives is a national leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor & employment, land use & construction, litigation, natural resources, real estate, renewable energy and technology law. We achieved 34 prestigious national tier rankings in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ''Best Law Firms'' survey. Stoel Rives ranks #8 in the United States according to Law360’s list of the largest environmental law practices. The firm’s environmental and natural resources practice represents major businesses in the fisheries, forest products, mining and oil & gas industries. If you are interested in working with a group of collaborative, hard-working, and dedicated lawyers and staff, this is the place for you.

    To apply, please visit the Careers page on our website at:

    Apply online directly here:

  • 04/19/2017 11:53 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)
    SALARY: $139,593.00 - $174,491.00 Annually

    OPENING DATE: 03/30/17
    CLOSING DATE: Continuous


    Sound Transit's legal department seeks a senior construction law attorney. As in-house counsel to a rapidly growing regional transit authority, we advise agency staff and policy makers on complex legal matters and develop legal strategies and creative solutions that balance potential legal risks with strategic and public interests. We work with elected officials, the Federal Transit Administration, engineers, transportation planners, and other dedicated agency staff to plan, design, build and operate the region's high capacity transportation system. This position will join existing team of 11 attorneys working in a collegial environment in our Union Station offices.

    Details Here

  • 04/19/2017 11:52 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Director of Public Defense. 

    Thurston County seeks an experienced executive with a strong background and diverse expertise in public defense issues and policies.  The Director will have strong administrative skills to manage, administer and execute public defense efforts that provide quality legal representation to court-appointed clients. 


    Salary $8869 - $11,825 per mo.

    Location:  Olympia, WA


    Link to more information:  PD Director job info