Job Listings

  • 01/29/2017 4:24 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Court Administrator coordinates and supervises Court support services on behalf of the elected judges of the District Court Bench. Under broad direction from the Bench, the Administrator provides complex management, direct leadership, and supervision to the internal services and operations of the Court and the District Court's Clerks Office. The incumbent also serves as an advisor to the Bench, and is the liaison between the Bench and all other governmental agencies, including county, state and national. The administrator works at the pleasure of and directly for the Bench. The Bench delegates the power of final administrative decision to the Administrator, except that which is statutorily directed to the Bench. The Administrator is a stand alone classification that operates with latitude for independent action and decisions commensurate with demonstrated ability to effectively implement the goals, decisions and orders of the Judges.  Details here.

  • 01/29/2017 4:23 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)
    The ACLU of Washington invites applications for a Police Practices and Immigrant Rights Counsel.  This two-year position will help reduce police use of violence, advance bias-free policing, and improve immigrant safety in the wake of the 2016 election. The position will focus on extending police practices reforms, such as those gained in Seattle, to other WA jurisdictions and promoting policies to protect immigrants who interact with local police and other government agencies. We are seeking a politically savvy attorney who is energetic, strategic, persistent and collaborative in choosing tactics and pursuing change. The position will report to the Deputy Director and will work collaboratively with the entire office.
    For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has worked in courts, legislatures, and communities to advance liberty, justice and equality for all.  The ACLU is willing to take on tough cases and causes to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. The ACLU stands for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin. 
    The ACLU-WA is one of the ten largest affiliates of the ACLU with more than 50,000 members and activists.  It has a reputation for its impact litigation, robust integrated advocacy, and effective communications to advance freedom, fairness, equality, and justice. Its staff of thirty-plus employees and numerous interns and volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly, and professional office.  We work closely and collaboratively with the nationwide network of ACLU offices and with community groups and leaders throughout the state. Work at the ACLU involves close teamwork, strong attention to detail, excellent communications skills, and a passion for our mission.
    The Police Practices and Immigrant Rights Counsel will be responsible for extending to other jurisdictions the police practices reforms gained in Seattle and promoting policies to protect immigrants who interact with local police and other government agencies.  The work will involve policy advocacy, community outreach, media relations, and litigation.
    Police reform
    • Develop an understanding of Seattle’s police reform process and engage with the City of Seattle and its Community Police Commission to support continued meaningful reforms.
    • Develop and execute plans - including policy advocacy, organizing strategies, communications, and litigation - to extend the police practices reforms gained in Seattle to selected WA jurisdictions. 
    • Develop collaborative relationships with local and state-wide organizations to advance these efforts.
    Immigrant safety
    • Work closely with immigrant rights groups, faith groups, policy makers and others to develop and to promote policies to protect immigrants who interact with local police and other government agencies.
    • Work with attorneys at ACLU-WA and ACLU National, and with other allies in WA to design legal theories to protect immigrants from federal backlash. 
    • Develop and litigate cases with cooperating attorneys as appropriate and needed.
    • Work closely and collaboratively with ACLU-WA and national ACLU staff, volunteer lawyers, other professionals, and interns to assist in projects.
    • Provide the media with information, sources, and story ideas to advance understanding of the value of police reform and immigrant safety.
    • Travel within the state and work occasionally on nights and weekends.
    • Help maintain a positive, respectful, welcoming, and professional work environment for employees and volunteers.  Assist in other activities as assigned.
    We encourage candidates with varying degrees of experience to apply, including those in senior positions with demonstrated expertise in police practices and/or immigrant rights.  Applicants must have at least three years of experience; those with fewer than five years of experience must have demonstrated success in litigation, public policy advocacy, police practices and/or immigrant rights work.  
    • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement effective strategies, based on realistic objectives, maintain momentum, and evaluate progress.
    • Experience working with immigrant communities, communities of color, or other disenfranchised communities preferred.
    • Excellent organization and time management skills to manage one’s own work as well as others, and to assure completion of assignments and projects.
    • A track record of successful leadership that includes strong communication, collaboration, and relationship-building. Ability and flexibility to work in both service and leadership roles with many diverse players and constituencies.
    • Excellent analytical, writing, and speaking skills. An ability to convey difficult civil liberties issues to the general public and to communicate effectively with supporters, opponents, staff, volunteers, and the general public.
    • A strong commitment to civil liberties and civil rights.  A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability  and socio-economic circumstance. 
    • A willingness and ability to work beyond the normal work day, including evening and weekend meetings and events. 
    • Licensed to practice law in Washington or ability to quickly become licensed is required.
    This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.



    Salary will depend upon experience and qualifications within the ACLU of Washington pay scale. Excellent benefits package includes three weeks paid vacation to start, medical and dental insurance, 401(k) matching plan, long-term disability insurance, bus pass, and ten paid holidays.
    To apply, email a letter of application, resume and short writing sample to and include in the subject line of the email:  your last name and Police & Immigration in the subject line.  In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
    The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

  • 01/29/2017 4:18 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a mid-level associate attorney with a minimum of four years’ experience to join its Consumer Financial Services Practice Group in its New York City OR Seattle office. The group is collegial, fast paced and provides excellent opportunities for professional development and promotion. Experience in financial services, including payment processing, emerging payments and prepaid, mobile payment, and credit card agreements is preferred, but not required. Qualified candidates must have experience with complex technology transactions, general corporate transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills are required. Candidates currently licensed to practice law in New York are preferred.

    To apply, please upload a cover letter, indicating which office(s) you are applying to, addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Sr. Manager, Attorney Recruiting Initiatives, resume; a deal sheet; and a copy of your law school transcript.


    Davis Wright Tremaine believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine's policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to an employee's race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law.

  • 01/29/2017 3:30 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Intellectual Property group of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a Patent Agent or Associate with more than two years’ experience in patent preparation and prosecution for its San Francisco or Seattle office. The position will require development of a broad IP practice and, while the position will focus on preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the software and electrical arts, it will also include providing support on a wide variety of IP issues. Experience with cloud computing, cybersecurity, and related areas is desirable.

    Strong academic credentials, writing skills and references required. Only applicants with a CS or BSEE degree, or equivalent industry or law firm experience, and admitted to practice before the USPTO will be considered.

    To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruitment Manager; a resume; school transcript(s); and a writing sample (office action preferred).

    Davis Wright Tremaine believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine's policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to an employee's race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law.

  • 01/29/2017 3:29 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Washington Initiative for Diversity is looking to hire an Executive Director to be responsible for the strategic, marketing, programmatic and financial management of the Washington Initiative for Diversity. Requirements: Minimum of 5 years of experience in senior-level legal, government or non-profit management; experience working on diversity programming and driving diversity goals and objectives; thorough knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion issues in the legal environment; and experience in performance assessments and related tools to collect, measure and evaluate performance. Salary Range: $55,000 - $75,000/year, depending on qualifications. This is a part-time position - duties will require, on average, 24 to 30 hours per week as required by the workload. Application Process: This position is open until filled. However, for earliest consideration application materials should be received by February 15, 2017. Submit resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements to: Administrative Office of the Courts, Attention Human Resources - P.O. Box 41170, Olympia, WA 98504-1140 – or email to

  • 01/17/2017 1:54 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Company: Seattle City Light

    Job Title: Legal Affairs Advisor

    Pay: $44.16 - $66.29 Hourly

    Location: Seattle

    Job Application Link: https://www.governmentjobs. com/careers/seattle/jobs/ 1624465/legal-affairs-advisor- strategic-advisor-iii-exempt

  • 01/17/2017 1:52 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    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 attorney opportunities. 




    Attorney (AAG) - Spokane Division's Interdisciplinary Section  (DL:  1/16/17)


    Attorney (AAG) - Social and Health Services Division in Olympia  (DL:  1/18/17)


    Attorney (AAG) - University of Washington Division in Seattle  (DL:  1/19/17)


    Attorney (AAG) - Transportation & Public Construction Division  (DL:  1/22/17)


    Attorney (AAG) - Spokane Division's Social and Health Services Section  (DL:  1/22/17)


    Attorney (AAG) - Torts Division in Tumwater - Employment Team  (DL:  1/26/17)


    Attorney (AAG) - Torts' Early Resolution Program in Tumwater  (DL:  1/26/17)


    Attorney (AAG) – Torts Division – 3 positions on the Employment, Social and Health Services and Transportation Teams – in Tumwater  (DL:  1/30/17)





    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



  • 01/13/2017 11:22 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    County Attorney 1 – Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office

    Misdemeanor Division


    SALARY: $62,688 annually

    Full-time 35 hours per week with benefits

    CLOSING DATE: Must be received by 4:30 p.m., January 20th


    The Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, located in downtown Tacoma, is the largest law firm in the county, employing approximately 217 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.


    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.


    To be considered for this position, please submit resume, letter detailing relevant experience and list of references via email to Lisa Hilligoss, Human Resources Manager, at

    This is a competitive selection process. Your materials will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed above. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the needs of the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office 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.

    Pierce County will provide reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities during the selection process, if requested. Please notify the Human Resources Department at (253) 798-7480 of the accommodation needed, preferably at the time of application, but at least two days prior to the date needed.

    It is the policy of Pierce County that no person shall be subjected to employment discrimination because of 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.

  • 01/05/2017 2:30 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Office Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance is seeking an innovative and collaborative enterprise risk and policy professional who has demonstrated leadership and management skills to fill the position of Administrative Risk and Policy Manager.  DOH is an employer of choice supporting employee engagement programs including Infant at Work, flex-work, tele-work, and workplace modernization. 
    Reporting to the Chief of Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance, the Administrative Risk and Policy Manager works with both internal and external stakeholders including the Department of Enterprise Services and Office of Risk Management to improve the application of enterprise risk management principles across the agency in order to minimize the Department's liability exposure.  This position has two (2) direct reports, both of which supervise two staff.
    The Administrative Risk and Policy Manager is a member of the office leadership team and is responsible for the following:

    • Overseeing the tort claims process for the Department.
    • Evaluating risk oriented legislation for DOH.
    • Working with the Attorney General's Office to negotiate and settle tort claims, other legal issues and lawsuits filed against the Department.
    • Lead contact for the Department on litigation hold issues.
    • Overseeing the Department's public records, information governance and information security programs
    • Takes over leadership responsibilities when the Chief of Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance is out of the office.
    To learn more about the position and to view the complete position description, visit: