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  • 09/07/2016 9:26 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Legal Ease, L.L.C. – Washington’s Attorney Placement Specialists since 1996 – has been exclusively retained (candidates will not be considered other than via Legal Ease) to fill an outstanding lateral associate opening with a highly regarded Seattle based law firm. This position offers strong compensation and genuine work/life balance. The hiring law firm is a well-established and very successful boutique founded by partners from a top Seattle law firm. The firm is aptly described as both sophisticated and extremely collegial. The firm seeks a lateral complex litigation associate (niche practice, but your experience need not be in their niche) at the 1st -- 3rd year level. The successful candidate MUST have stellar academic credentials as well as superior writing and legal analysis skills. Attorney candidates exiting clerkships this summer are welcome to apply. Other candidates MUST come directly from AmLaw 100 or similarly sophisticated firms.

    All inquiries will be handled in strict confidence and must include current resume or link to current law firm bio. Inquiries should be directed to Lynda Jonas, Esq., Placement Director, Legal Ease, L.L.C. at ljonas@legalease.com.


  • 09/07/2016 9:24 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    With over 100 years of history, stability and a proven track record of success we’re currently in need of a dedicated and driven person just like you.  We are hiring for a Senior Trial Attorney to represent the interests of our policyholders in defending claims or asserting claims against others within ethical duties of an attorney. The ideal candidate will have a minimal of 4 years of trial experience preferably in insurance defense and a proven track record of dealing with people where conflict and controversy exist.

     

    What You’ll Do

    As the Trial Attorney for Sentry Insurance you’ll ensure there is no conflict between the policyholder and the company.  In addition you’ll:

    ·     Handle a caseload of diverse matters, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the applicable insurance policy

    ·     Prepare pleadings, discovery, discovery responses, motions and correspondence, prepare reports and coordinate with Claims in the investigation of materials or facts

    ·     Conduct and defend depositions, conduct legal research, attend all pre-trial hearings, participate in case evaluations with Claims and prepare cases for trial

    ·     Work towards the resolution of cases without trial

    ·     Develop and maintain all strategies from pre through post trial and conduct appeals when appropriate

    ·     Participate in training Claims personnel regarding litigation and the law as requested

    ·     Review case law and statutory changes to maintain current knowledge of the law and to foresee legal trends

    ·     May be responsible for daily office coordinating under the direction of the Managing Attorney

    What it Takes

    ·     Strong academic background and a JD Degree from an American Bar Association-accredited law school

    ·     5-8 years of legal practice, with at least 4 years of trial experience and a current license to practice law in Washington

    ·     Proven ability to present complex concepts analytically and logically

    ·     Excellent human relations and communication skills

    What You’ll Receive

    We offer an outstanding array of benefits for our associates, including:

    ·     Competitive Compensation

    ·     Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life benefits

    ·     Generous Paid-Time Off - including Company Holidays

    ·     401k plan with a dollar-for-dollar match on your first six percent – immediate vesting

    ·     Access to more than 100 certification, designation and licensing courses

    ·     Career advancement opportunities

     

    Why Sentry Insurance

    Sentry employees have been helping individuals and businesses build and protect their futures since 1904.  Because of the trust placed in us, Sentry is one of the largest and strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States, and is rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.  Sentry offers a full line of property, casualty and life insurance products to protect businesses, cars, homes, lives and retirement incomes.

     

    So make the right choice - with great potential for growth, an outstanding 401(k) program and a schedule that offers you a balance between your work and life, choose the company with the strength and stability to offer it all. Choose Sentry Insurance.

     

    Sentry Insurance is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    Apply online at: https://jobs.sentry.com/search/118295

     

     


  • 08/25/2016 5:18 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Mundt MacGregor L.L.P., a Seattle-based commercial law firm with its office on Bainbridge Island, seeks an associate attorney with at least two years’ experience to join its business practice. This practice includes business transactions and financing, mergers and acquisitions, commercial lending, entity formation, and general corporate law; we also have particular expertise in legal issues affecting companies operating in the U.S. fisheries, including vessel ownership, marine finance, and fishing rights. We are looking for candidates with outstanding academic credentials, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and high standards for legal work. This is an opportunity to work on sophisticated transactions with first-rate clients in a casual, family-friendly office. If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and law school transcript to employment@mundtmac.com.

    http://www.attorneyjobsinusa.com/jobdetail/associate-bainbridge-island-wa-mundt-macgregor-llp-57b13c9fb475d


  • 08/25/2016 5:16 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    BECU Opening Statement:

    How would you like to be part of an organization where member values and company values are one and the same? Whose culture encourages and expects employees to advocate for our members -- which has made us the most trusted and respected financial institution throughout the communities we serve and support. That’s BECU—where we put Members First.

     

    We’re looking for dynamic, passionate, engaged employees who value doing what’s right to serve our members – and take pride in knowing that our success depends on everyone who comes to work with us each day.

     

    BECU is Washington’s leading credit union, serving members in the Puget Sound area for 80 years. We know our people are what make us special, and we seek to employ those who want to make a difference. If that’s you, then read on…

    Summary:

    The Associate General Counsel (AGC) evaluates and helps to mitigate legal risk for BECU in connection with third party contractual relationships. The AGC facilitates consistency in the legal positions taken by BECU and supports fact finding and evaluation of legal matters. The AGC develops legal positions that protect BECU and works with various business clients, enterprise risk management, vendor management, compliance, legal, and senior management to make informed decisions about the assumption of legal risk and to monitor and manage legal risk. The AGC will prioritize complex material and multi-functional risks to the enterprise, as well as coordinate and provide governance over risk treatments within the Legal Department and with outside counsel. The role will achieve this by using multiple strategies to persuade others, identifying and removing barriers to agreements, winning concessions effectively and providing input into future negotiation processes and strategies.

    In this job, you will:

    • Performs all responsibilities in accordance with BECU Competencies and Information Protection requirements.
      Reviews and negotiates third party agreements, balancing timely achievement of strategic and business objectives with appropriate management and mitigation of risks.
      Sets pre-negotiation objectives and uses negotiation skills to reach those objectives.
      Engages in contract discussions with vendors and other third parties and is able to take the lead role in negotiating open contract issues in person and by telephone.
      Coordinates with internal stakeholders on open contract issues, risk assessment, risk allocation, risk mitigation, and negotiation strategy.
      Demonstrates a high level of professional leadership in assisting stakeholders with different perspectives in achieving successful resolutions that are practical, while complying with applicable risk tolerances, policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
      Coordinates with outside counsel in the representation of BECU’s position to facilitate a consistent, accurate, and complete explanation and defense of BECU’s legal position.
      Develops enterprise-wide preferred language and fallbacks for recurring legal and risk-shifting issues such as indemnification, performance standards, remedies, insurance requirements, limitation of damages, waivers, subrogation, termination rights, and termination fees.
      Maintains Legal Department records for third party contracts.
      Uses multiple strategies to persuade others; identifies and removes barriers to agreements; wins concessions effectively; provides input into future negotiation processes and strategies.
      Perform additional duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • Juris Doctorate Degree and Washington State Bar membership required. If not a Washington State Bar Association member, must secure membership within one year.
      Minimum of 8years of experience as an attorney required.
      Law firm experience preferred.
      Proficient verbal and written skills required to effectively communicate in the English language.
      Full time hours required, with additional hours as necessary.
      Occasional travel required.
      Familiarity with financial institutions and IT/software services.

    EEO Statement:

    BECU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colo

    https://external-becu.icims.com/jobs/5979/associate-general-counsel/job

  • 08/25/2016 5:15 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    BECU Opening Statement:

    How would you like to be part of an organization where member values and company values are one and the same? Whose culture encourages and expects employees to advocate for our members -- which has made us the most trusted and respected financial institution throughout the communities we serve and support. That’s BECU—where we put Members First.

     

    We’re looking for dynamic, passionate, engaged employees who value doing what’s right to serve our members – and take pride in knowing that our success depends on everyone who comes to work with us each day.

     

    BECU is Washington’s leading credit union, serving members in the Puget Sound area for 80 years. We know our people are what make us special, and we seek to employ those who want to make a difference. If that’s you, then read on…

    Summary:

    The Paralegal supports BECU’s attorneys by assisting with a variety of legal, regulatory and governance issues, such as drafting legal documents for review, conducting legal research, documenting analysis and maintaining records relating to foreclosure sales, bankruptcies, collections and other needs of the credit union. Under guidance of a BECU Attorney, the Paralegal will also assist with regulatory filings and draft pleadings and correspondence. The Paralegal maintains legal files and supports the maintenance of digital records. The Paralegal will also recommend process improvements and ensure written procedures are documented for all areas of responsibility.

     

    In this job, you will:

    • Perform all responsibilities in accordance with BECU Competencies, compliance, regulatory and Information Protection requirements.
      Gather, organize, summarizes and index documents for various sources for upcoming, pending and potential litigation.
      Assist in maintenance of digital records (engagement letters, conflict waivers, contracts, etc.).
      Support attorneys by preparing documents and comment summaries, and revising and formatting documents. Draft pleadings, court filings, discovery requests and responses, and general correspondence.
      Assist with preparation of recurring and one-time regulatory applications, state/federal/agency filings, questionnaires or applications required in connection with regulatory examinations, code of ethics disclosures, audits, insurance coverage, etc.
      Maintain legal files and notes in the appropriate system.
      Prepare and maintain written guidelines, procedures, and forms/templates.
      Recommend process improvements for the department.
      Ensure written procedures are documented for all areas of responsibility.
      Perform additional duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
      Working towards a paralegal certification from an ABA approved paralegal course preferred.
      Minimum 3 years of related experience in a law firm or in-house legal department required; 5 years preferred.
      Experience working for or with a credit union preferred.
      Proficient verbal and written skills required to effectively communicate in the English language.
      Effective case management and organizational skills.
      Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
      Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
      Excellent judgment.
      Full-time hours required, with additional hours as necessary.

    EEO Statement:

    BECU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.


    https://external-becu.icims.com/jobs/5978/paralegal/job


  • 08/16/2016 8:53 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Midlevel Associate Attorney—Finance (Seattle)

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking a full-time associate attorney with at least three years of commercial lending experience to join its Seattle, Washington office. Knowledge and experience in commercial lending and working with financial institutions required. The successful candidate will have strong research and writing skills and be willing to work effectively in a team environment.

    To apply, please upload as one PDF: A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable). Please address your cover letter to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development.

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


  • 08/10/2016 6:45 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Please share the following job announcement with anyone you think may be interested in working for the Minority and Justice Commission.  We are looking for individuals who are passionate about social justice and taking concrete steps towards eliminating institutionalized racism within the courts: http://www.courts.wa.gov/ employ/docs/5360/Announcement. pdf

     

    Applications are due August 24.


  • 08/10/2016 6:44 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Attorney General’s Office has AAG opportunities available and we are hoping you’d be willing to share with your colleagues/membership.  In advance of your continued assistance and support, thank you!!! 

     

            AAG – Consumer Protection Division in Seattle  (DL:  8/15/16)

            AAG – Regional Services Division in Yakima  (DL:  8/16/16)

            AAG – Spokane Division’s Labor and Personnel Section  (DL:  8/10/16)

            AAG – Spokane Division’s Social & Health Services Section  (DL:  8/9/16)

            AAG – Social & Health Services Division in Seattle  (DL:  8/7/16)

            AAG – Government Compliance & Enforcement Division in Olympia  (DL:  8/11/16)

           


  • 08/10/2016 6:35 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Agency Charge Investigatory Attorney – Part-Time, Remote - Seattle, WA area

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is searching for one or more part-time contract attorneys in the Seattle area to investigate and respond to agency charges (EEOC or state equivalent) filed against our large national clients. 

     

    Attorneys with prior experience in medium/large employment defense firms who are looking for more flexible hours are encouraged to apply. The engagement will be on a part-time basis at 20-30 hours per week with the ability to work remotely.  A basic home office set up will be provided.

     

    The ideal candidate will have: 

     

    • 7+ years of direct experience investigating and responding to agency charges (primarily involving claims of race, gender or disability discrimination.)   
    • Availability to work an average of 20-30 hours per week. Subject to deadlines and certain time constraints, the attorney could largely set their own “office hours”. 
    • Ability to work remotely, with availability to come into the Seattle office as needed;
    • Availability for occasional, limited travel.  This is a flexible requirement and can be discussed as the need arises.
    • Strong writing skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, both within DWT and the client.

     

    The attorney will be classified as a contract attorney and will be employed by DWT.  Because this position does not provide benefits, the attorney will not average more than 29 hours per week. Please note that we are not currently looking for independent contractors.  

     

    The attorneys will initially be compensated on an hourly basis, ranging from $90-115/hour depending on experience and skill level.  The attorney will advance to a flat fee arrangement at a later point.  The flat fee will generally be based on the attorney’s hourly rate multiplied by the average number of hours DWT expects the attorney to spend investigating and responding to a charge.

     

    If interested, please reach out to Ginni Chen, Surge Staffing Specialist, at ginnichen@dwt.com for more information.  We are currently not accepting Third-Party Recruiter submissions for this position.


  • 07/27/2016 2:58 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Disability Rights Washington (DRW)

    315 Fifth Avenue South Suite 850

    Seattle, WA 98104

    Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks to hire an attorney in its Seattle office to advocate for people with intellectual, sensory, mental health, and physical disabilities across Washington. DRW is looking for one attorney with 3-5 years of experience.

    Responsibilities:

    The attorney will spend a significant amount of time educating individuals with disabilities about their legal rights and self-advocacy strategies. The attorney will also advocate for individuals and groups who are abused, neglected, or had their civil rights violated. This position will not have a primary focus on litigation, but the attorney will from time to time work on systemic litigation brought by DRW.

    Requirements:

    Attorneys with disabilities, diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, and bilingual fluency are all strongly encouraged to apply. DRW works to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights. We do this to further our mission, which is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. Therefore, the ideal candidate has personal and professional experience working on behalf of marginalized communities generally or for people with disabilities specifically. This could, for example, be through civil rights advocacy, the criminal justice system, or public and private benefits work. A law degree from an accredited school of law and current good standing with the Washington State Bar Association at the time of assuming the position are required. The attorney must be an organized, self-motivated professional who is able to work collaboratively with other DRW staff to engage in creative, multimodal advocacy strategies to achieve social justice for people with disabilities. The attorney may potentially supervise non-attorney staff, including legal interns. Strong research, writing, and oral communication skills are required.

    About DRW:

    DRW is a private nonprofit organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities across Washington. DRW is designated by the governor as the independent federally-mandated protection and advocacy system for Washington State. As such, DRW promotes, expands, and protects the human and civil rights of people with disabilities. For information about DRW, visit http://www.disabilityrightswa.org/.

    To Apply:

    Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three reference contacts to the attention of Jodi Rose at Disability Rights Washington, 315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 850, Seattle, WA 98104 or email Jodi Rose. The first deadline for submissions is August 3, 2016. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.

    • Position Title: Attorney

    • Company Name: Disability Rights Washington

    • Location: Seattle (International District)

    • Posted: July 21, 2016

    • Job Function: See description

    • Entry Level: No

    • Education and Experience required: A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited school of law and a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association at the time of assuming the position.

    • Job Type: Full-time

    DRW is an equal opportunity employer.