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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
A challenging opportunity exists in the Washington State Attorney General's Office
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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 MNRecruiting@millernash.com. 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.
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.
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 MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).
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, atMNRecruiting@millernash.com. For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).
Pierce County Prosecutor's Office
SALARY RANGE: DOQ
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 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: https://www.stoel.com/about/careers/attorneys.
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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