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  • 10/06/2015 4:20 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     Long established, respected mid-size Wenatchee law firm with a full service business and litigation practice seeks an associate attorney to participate in all areas of the firms’ practice, including business, insurance defense, general litigation, family law and estate planning.

     

    Candidates must have strong academic credentials and references, excellent communication and social skills, demonstrated work ethic, a focus on marketing and practice development, and a desire to integrate into the community. Experience and Spanish proficiency is a plus but not required.

     

    Cover letter and resume should be transmitted to Quentin Batjer, Davis Arneil Law Firm, LLP at quentin(at)dadkp.com or by mail to 617 Washington Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801.

     

    All inquiries/applications shall be kept confidential.

     


    Quentin D. Batjer

    Davis, Arneil Law Firm, LLP

    617 Washington Street

    Wenatchee, Washington 98801

    (p) 509 662-3551 | (f) 509 662-9074

  • 09/03/2015 9:42 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     

    Position Title: SeniorGenderLand Tenure Specialist

    Status: Regular, Full-Time

    Location: Seattle, Washington DC, or one of Landesa’s strategic regions

    Classification: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime Pay)

    Date: September 2015

    Job Summary:  Within a variety of country contexts, the Senior Gender and Land Tenure Specialist provides policy, analytical and program implementation expertise on women’s land rights, including access to property and inheritance, rural land tenure security, access to land, land rights formalization, land markets, land administration and management, and resolution of land and related disputes with a focus on impacts on women and their families.  The Specialist will provide technical inputs related to women’s rights and gender and support integrating gender expertise across programs and projects, as well as co-lead global advocacy efforts around women’s land rights.

    Link land rights to other human rights and related fields such as gender-based violence, health, food security, agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and climate change. The Specialist conducts gender-based analyses (both from the desk and in the field), drafts research and briefing papers, advisory memos, training modules, presentations, advocacy materials, and other products. In a complementary manner, the Specialist manages related assignments, projects, and tasks, and also contributes to the pursuit of private donor funding, fee-for-service opportunities, and public sector grants. The Specialist will be responsible for collaborating with a number of individuals, teams and partnerships across the organization and in external networks and coalitions.

    Reporting and relationships: The Specialist will report to the Global Director of Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights (LCWLR) and will work closely with other directors as required by particular task assignments.

    Availability:  The Specialist will be expected to work a standard workweek of 40 hours plus additional hours as necessary to get the job done. The position requires significant international travel (average of 60-80 days per year).

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Performs gender-sensitive research, analysis, and synthesis of topics and issues related to Landesa’s work on gender and women’s land rights.
    • Undertakes and, at times, supervises fieldwork (e.g., rapid rural appraisal, key informant interviews, public meetings, workshops, surveys) to gather information about current land tenure conditions and the prospects for reform and implementation with specific focus on outcomes for women and their families.
    • Makes policy, program and project recommendations that are practical, useful, and realistic, given country realities and resources.
    • Provides technical inputs related to women’s rights and gender, support integrating gender expertise across programs and projects, and ensure gender analysis is thoughtfully integrated at all stages of projects.
    • Shapes and leads advocacy efforts to elevate women’s land rights in national, regional and international for a; represents Landesa in external presentations and conferences.
    • Collaborates with foreign government officials, other counterpart country nationals, civil society actors, and international aid agencies in the work.
    • Manages relations and collaborates with donors, fee-for-service clients and public sector grantors. Prepares and reviews reports for these funders on a regular basis.
    • Contributes to the expansion and/or development of the Center programs and projects.
    • Collaborates with Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Team to collect program data, in order to monitors activities and identify problem areas; takes corrective steps as needed to achieve program and project objectives.
    • Contributes to internal learning objectives by sharing gender analysis, research methods and findings with other Landesa staff, including making presentations.
    • Assists the Communications and Development Departments in preparing and presenting funding, educational and communication material.
    • Manages projects in conformance with Landesa procedures on budgeting, human resource allocation and work planning, cost monitoring and control, monitoring travel schedules, and product preparation and delivery.
    • Performs other management and administrative tasks as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • A deep commitment to the mission of a better, safer future for the world’s poorest people through secure access to land and the critical importance of land rights for women.
    • Dedication and persistence working in a mission-driven environment as a constructive, solutions-oriented problem solver.
    • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with a range of people at all levels, with humility, respect and a focus on the results.
    • Research, analysis, synthesis, reasoning, and writing abilities that have been developed to a level that permits the Specialist to work independently and take leadership on Landesa projects.
    • Knowledge of international and regional standards on women’s rights and gender equality and demonstrated experience identifying gender-based and intersectional constraints to accessing and claiming rights, particularly as relevant to land, property and inheritance; ability to analyze gender impact of gender-neutral laws and to craft legal arguments for gender equality.
    • Familiarity with legal, economic, sociological, agricultural, political, institutional, geographic, and anthropological concepts and information to an extent sufficient to permit the Specialist to initiate, participate in and manage Landesa projects. Candidates with deep knowledge of customary land tenure systems and issues and as they affect women in Africa, India, and/ or China will receive special consideration.
    • Experience developing and managing advocacy initiatives or campaigns; working in broad-based coalitions, highly desired.
    • Ability to develop concrete work plans and manage tasks, teams, people, funds, products, and other elements so that work is performed according to agreed budgets, schedules, delivery requirements, and staffing plans.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and work collaboratively as a member of teams; sensitivity and ability to establish respect, credibility and trust in a multi-cultural organization at all levels regardless of role within the team, including consensus building, communication and leadership skills; ability to partner with staff, stakeholder partners, and donors.
    • Proficiency using Microsoft Suite of products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other software.

    Education and Experience:

    • A graduate or professional degree in law, gender studies, international development, sociology, geography, anthropology, or related field, required. JD or LLM preferred.
    • A minimum of 12 years of relevant international development work experience, engaging in legal and policy research or advocacy and in the design and implementation of projects, including significant focus on the types of land issues mentioned above, required.
    • Field experience highly preferred.
    • Prior work experience with USAID, the World Bank or other multi/bi-lateral donor, desired.
    • Legal authorization to work if post is to be based in the United States of America or applicable location, required.

    Work Environment and Working Conditions for Travelers: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to working conditions and hazards which are prevalent for the location and/or country of assignment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Work is primarily performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to electronics work.  The employee may be required to travel overseas and domestically.  When traveling , the employee may be exposed to:  physical hazards (illnesses, noise, extreme temperatures, wet or humid climates, etc.) road hazards (unfinished/dirt roads, potholes, traffic-related accidents, etc.), and atmospheric conditions (odors, dust, fumes, smog, etc.).

    Additional Comments:  The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

    To Apply: Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to jobs@landesa.org, with the title “SGLTS-L” in the subject line.  Please specify in your cover letter your location preference or if you are open to relocating.  Additionally, we will begin phone screening on September 21st.  No phone calls please. Landesa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 08/31/2015 1:01 PM | Kallie Ferguson (Administrator)
    Seeking attorney to work with WACDL committees and task forces to (1) develop resources for criminal defense lawyers (and, in some cases, for clients) and (2) assist with efforts to make policy changes that will benefit the criminal defense bar and our clients.  Excellent writing and communications skills and commitment to criminal defense issues required.  This is a part-time position — flexible hours, average of 15-20 hours/week.  WACDL is located in Seattle, but the staff attorney may work remotely.  This position is temporary; funding is currently available for one year.  The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership association for Washington State criminal defense attorneys.  To apply, send cover letter, resume, and writing sample (preferably as a single pdf file) to info@wacdl.org. More details available at https://www.wacdl.org/news-public/wacdl-is-hiring-a-staff-attorney


  • 08/31/2015 11:58 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Labor Standards Paralegal -Temporary

    http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1226284

    Salary:
    $27.74 /Hour 

    Location:
    Central Building, 810 3rd Ave., Seattle, Washington

    Job Type:
    Temporary - Non-Benefit Eligible

    Shift:
    Day

    Department:
    Seattle Office for Civil Rights

    Bargaining Unit:
    Not represented

    Closing Date
    09/08/15 04:00 PM Pacific Time 


    Position Description:


    The Office for Labor Standards (OLS) is seeking a temporary Paralegal to provide legal and administrative support for investigations relating to enforcement of Seattle's labor standards laws.

    The City of Seattle is a national leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity. To address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents, the City of Seattle created an Office of Labor Standards (OLS) in late 2014. OLS implements City ordinances on minimum wage (MWO), paid sick and safe time (PSST), use of criminal history in employment decisions (JAO), wage theft (WT) and other laws that the City may enact in the future. OLS is housed within the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR). SOCR enforces federal and civil rights laws; leads the Race and Social Justice Initiative, the City of Seattle's long-term commitment to end racism and achieve racial equity in Seattle; and coordinates the Gender Justice Project, a more recent initiative to close the wage gap for Seattle workers.
    The OLS Paralegal is a full-time temporary position that will report to the OLS Division Director. For more information . . .

     

  • 08/31/2015 11:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Labor Standards Business Liaison - Temporary
    http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1226281


    Salary:
    $32.97 /Hour 

    Location:
    Central Building, 810 3rd Ave., Seattle, Washington

    Job Type:
    Temporary - Non-Benefit Eligible

    Shift:
    Day

    Department:
    Seattle Office for Civil Rights

    Bargaining Unit:
    PTE, Local 17 - Professionals

    Closing Date
    09/08/15 04:00 PM Pacific Time 


    Position Description:

    The City of Seattle is a national leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity. To address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents, the City of Seattle created an Office of Labor Standards (OLS) in late 2014. OLS implements City ordinances on minimum wage, paid sick and safe time, use of criminal history in employment decisions, wage theft and other laws that the City may enact in the future. OLS is housed within the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR). SOCR enforces federal and civil rights laws; leads the Race and Social Justice Initiative, the City of Seattle's long-term commitment to end racism and achieve racial equity in Seattle; and coordinates the Gender Justice Project, the goal of which is to close the wage gap for Seattle workers.

    The Labor Standards Business Liaison is a temporary full-time position that will report to the OLS Division Director.  This position will serve as the complement to the Community Liaison, with the responsibility to provide outreach, education, and representation of the needs of the business community to successfully implement Seattle's labor standards. For more information. . .

  • 08/28/2015 3:18 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    DirectWomen, a national non-profit that works to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards, is seeking an Executive Director. 

     

    For all the details click here.  

  • 08/09/2015 4:28 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     

    Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Fund to join our community.

    The Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund for the School of Law creates and implements a strategic alumni relations and annual fund plan designed to promote bonds between the law school and its 11,000 alumni (regional and national), thus enhancing the law school’s reputation and resulting in increased financial support for the school and professional opportunities for alumni.

    This position reports to the Chief Advancement Officer in the School of Law.

    Seattle University School of Law educates ethical lawyers who distinguish themselves through their outstanding professional skills and their dedication to the law in the service of justice. Faculty, students and staff form a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative community that promotes leadership for a just and humane world. The Law School’s commitment to academic distinction is grounded in its Jesuit Catholic tradition, one that encourages open inquiry, thoughtful reflection and concern for personal growth. Innovation, creativity and technological sophistication characterize our rigorous educational program, which prepares lawyers for a wide range of successful and rewarding careers in law, business and public service.

  • 07/29/2015 4:30 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     Real Estate Associate

    The Real Estate Practice Group of Riddell Williams seeks a transactional real estate associate attorney with 3 - 5 years’ experience in commercial real estate transactions, including purchases and sales, leasing, finance, and land development projects for regional and national clients.  The ideal candidate has outstanding academic credentials, exceptional writing and research skills, and is committed to delivering excellent quality work in a team-oriented workplace.  Candidates must be, or be willing to become, a member of the Washington State Bar.  Please email a resume and cover letter addressed to Rebecca Misich, Director of HR, along with your law school transcript and a writing sample.

     

    Rebecca Misich 

    Director of Human Resources

    Riddell Williams P.S.

    1001 Fourth Ave Suite 4500

    Seattle, WA 98154

    rmisich@riddellwilliams.com

  • 07/21/2015 4:34 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     

    Position Title: Civil Litigation Attorney

     

    Job Post:

     

    Martens + Associates | P.S. is seeking an attorney with a minimum of 3 years litigation experience to join its civil litigation practice.   Deposition and motion practice experience required; trial experience strongly preferred.  The ideal candidate will possess excellent writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills.  Experience in the field of insurance defense and/or personal injury is desired.  All applicants must be licensed to practice in Washington and be in good standing.  Licensure in Oregon and/or California is also desired, but not required.  Please send application materials including resume, writing sample, and references to the attention of Jane Matthews, via email at jmatthews@martenslegal.com.

  • 07/21/2015 4:31 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn is seeking a mid-level associate attorney with at least two years of business law transactional experience to join its Seattle, Washington office.  Knowledge and experience in securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate work desired.  Strong academic credentials and analytical ability required.

     

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) by e-mail to MNRecruiting@millernash.com, Attn:  Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development.

     

    Deadline:  August 20, 2015