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  • 02/05/2020 2:57 PM | Anonymous

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is seeking an associate attorney with four or more years of substantive transactional experience to join its Seattle, Washington office. The ideal candidate will have experience with sophisticated mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, and general corporate representation of businesses. Experience with structuring, negotiating, and drafting a wide range of transactional documents and contracts desired. Strong academic credentials and analytical ability required.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, writing sample, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) by e-mail to MNRecruiting@millernash.com, Attn: Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent, Diversity & Inclusion. For recordkeeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g., state bar ad, firm website, etc.).

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


  • 02/05/2020 2:56 PM | Anonymous

    Notes:

    This position is posted Open until Filled, however, to ensure consideration, please apply by 3.4.2020.

    This recruitment may be used to fill multiple openings.

    As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

    UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

    UCIRO investigates complaints of violations of the University’s non-discrimination policies, including allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. UCIRO also investigates and responds to most charges of discrimination filed by individuals with external agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC), and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The Title IX Investigation Office, which is staffed by the same personnel as UCIRO, investigates allegations against University students that may violate sexual misconduct provisions of the University’s Code of Student Conduct.

    We have an outstanding opportunity for an Investigation and Resolution Specialist.

    The Investigation and Resolution Specialist, under the general direction of the UCIRO manager or their designee, acts as a neutral, objective fact-finder, and investigates alleged violations of the University’s non-discrimination policies and corresponding federal and state laws. The Investigation and Resolution Specialist may also investigate alleged violations of the University’s Code of Student Conduct related to sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, and/or domestic violence. Depending on the matter, the Investigation and Resolution Specialist may also facilitate the resolution of a complaint.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    65% - Investigates complaints made internally within the University that assert violations of University of Washington policies, including: non-discrimination policies and sexual misconduct policies. Prepares summary outlines and/or detailed written reports. Orally communicates investigative factual determinations and analysis to complainants, subjects, departments, and others with a business reason to know. Evaluates and advises on potential exposure risk associated with complaints investigated. Investigates complaints filed with external agencies and charges against the University of Washington, including: complaints of discrimination (e.g. Title VII, ADEA, ADA, Title IX, etc.), retaliation, and harassment. Conducts investigations in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations and applicable case law. Provides agencies with detailed written responses and information that complies with agency standards. Assists with implementation of compliance agreements. Participates in external agency fact-finding and mediation conferences as necessary. Prepares witnesses for interviews with administrative agencies conducting on-site investigations. Evaluates and advises on potential exposure risk associated with complaints investigated.

    25% - Collaborates with University departments, Human Resources representatives, Assistant Attorneys General, and administrative personnel in handling complaints and related issues, as appropriate. Leads cross-departmental resolution teams in devising, refining and implementing appropriate and creative approaches to dispute resolution. Participates in investigation-related activities as necessary, such as testifying as a witness in internal proceedings related to employee or student misconduct. Negotiates settlements within delegated authority; obtains authority in excess of delegation, as appropriate and when necessary. Executes settlement agreements.

    7% - Maintains data consistent with data integrity standards at UCIRO and within Risk Management.

    3% - Other duties as assigned

    Requirements include:

    • Juris Doctorate
    • Four years of professional work experience
    • Deep working knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations related to compliance with nondiscrimination laws, including but not limited to: Title IX, Title VII, the WLAD, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including: the ability to both be impartial and project impartiality, and the ability to establish rapport with a diverse range of community members.
    • Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges.
    • Ability to manage issues of complex and extreme sensitivity with a high level of professionalism.
    • Demonstrated ability to organize and plan one’s work to meet critical deadlines.
    • Demonstrated ability to prepare complex written reports and provide reliable testimony explaining the investigation’s process, findings, conclusions and rationales.
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
    • Basic word processing skills.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

    Desired:

    • Professional experience in conducting civil rights investigations in a public higher education environment.
    • Experience conducting investigations of alleged sexual misconduct, including reports of sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, and/or domestic violence.
    • Experience representing employers to enforcement agencies, such as the EEOC or the WSHRC.
    • Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem-solving techniques, and interviewing best practices (including trauma-informed investigation practices for sexual misconduct matters).
    • Ability to effectively and efficiently use computer systems and databases, including Windows-based software.
    • Proven team player with a sense of humor.

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

    Application Process:

    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.

    Details about position

  • 01/22/2020 4:46 PM | Anonymous

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a bilingual (preferably Spanish-speaking) attorney to provide direct representation and other forms of legal assistance to individuals pursuing various forms of immigration relief. Initially this position will be based in the asylum unit of NWIRP’s Seattle office, with focus mainly on providing assistance to individuals seeking asylum and related forms of immigration protection. The position may shift to another unit within NWIRP’s Seattle office, and the staff attorney will continue to provide immigration representation to NWIRP clients specific to the particular unit’s focus. 


    The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation; (2) individual consultations; (3) case referrals to pro bono attorneys; (4) self-help assistance in the form of community workshops; and (4) community education. The attorney will focus on representing individuals seeking asylum and related protections, but may work on other immigration matters. 


    Beginning annual salary is $64,201 for a licensed attorney with no experience and is higher for attorneys with specific types of experience. For example, for someone with 10 years of non-profit immigration attorney experience, the annual salary would be $87,624; 20 years = $103,889. 


    NWIRP is proud to be a unionized employer, and this full time position is covered by NWIRP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. NWIRP offers a generous benefits package, including 100% of premiums for excellent health, vision and dental plans; 3% employer retirement contributions; disability/life/AD&D coverage; annual leave of 16 paid vacation days, 13 paid holidays, 12 paid health-related days; 12 weeks of paid parenthood leave after 6 months of employment; and partially paid sabbatical after 6 years of employment.  


  • 01/21/2020 5:19 PM | Anonymous

    The Deputy Director serves as the program’s general counsel and is responsible for NJP’s effective and efficient administration and operations to ensure the delivery of high quality legal services to low-income individuals and communities.

    The Deputy Director is a member of the executive leadership team, reporting to the Executive Director, and works in close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Director of Advocacy, and the Director of Finance to provide strategic, programmatic, and race equity leadership for NJP. The Deputy Director supervises the Operations Director, Human Resources Director, and Information Technology Director.

    The Deputy Director carries out the duties of the Executive Director in the Executive Director’s absence.

    • In collaboration with the executive leadership team oversees risk management issues associated with strategic, complex, or sensitive advocacy matters.
    • In collaboration with the Director of Advocacy, oversees practice and advocacy related ethics and risk management issues.
    • Works with Human Resources Director to ensure compliance with all applicable employment laws, NJP personnel policies and the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and oversees labor-management relations, including union contract negotiations.Reviews and addresses all reports or complaints of potential malpractice or violation of professional ethics.
    • Oversees systems to ensure avoidance of risk related to quality of practice.
    • Responds to individual ethical inquiries from staff.
    • Maintains reports of grievances against NJP attorneys filed with the Washington State Bar Association, complaints filed with funders and third parties, and any complaint filed with a court regarding attorney malfeasance, including motions for sanctions and related outcomes.
    • Engages in regional, state, and national efforts to address policy developments related to regulatory, grant compliance, and other programmatic requirements impacting NJP and NJP services to client communities by providing input to regulatory entities and public and private funders


    Northwest Justice Project has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this search. Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to executivesearch@mortengroup.com with the subject line “Northwest Justice Project – Deputy Director Search.” Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample. Application materials must be directed to the email address above. No phone calls, please. Note that due to the number of applications we receive, we will only respond to those applicants whom we would like to invite to interview for the position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Northwest Justice Project is especially interested in qualified candidates whose professional, personal, and service experience will allow them to contribute to and support NJP's and the Washington's equal justice community's commitment to race equity. Northwest Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy status, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sensory, mental or physical abilities, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. Applicants from historically underrepresented communities, including 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 more information about the project, should contact Morten Group Project Manager, Sarah Menke at Executivesearch@mortengroup.com.

  • 01/21/2020 5:18 PM | Anonymous

    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.

    Click on the link below to access full position descriptions and qualifications for each of these attorney opportunities. You can also visit the state's centralized recruitment site at www.careers.wa.gov. For information about the AGO, visit www.atg.wa.gov.

     

    AAG - Social and Health Services Olympia Division - This Division has an opening for an attorney interested in the quickly evolving and critically important area of healthcare law, a topic that impacts every individual in the state.  (DL:  1/21/2020)  Closes soon!

    AAG - Bob Keppel Criminal Justice Division in Seattle  - This is an exceptional opportunity for an attorney interested in prosecuting the civil commitment of sexually violent predators and making our communities safer.  (DL:  1/22/2020)  Closes soon!

    AAG - Torts Division in Tumwater - You will thrive in this position if you enjoy working on cutting-edge legal theories and complex factual situations involving the defense of state agencies and employees.  (DL:  1/22/2020)  Closes soon!
    New!  Natural Resources Division in Olympia - This division is currently seeking an attorney experienced in natural resource management, environmental, contract, and real property law.  (DL:  1/26/2020)
    Ecology Division in Olympia The attorney hired for this position will contribute in a significant and tangible way, thereby ensuring that the finite and precious resources of the state are preserved for the people of Washington and future generations.     (DL:  1/28/2020)

    Labor and Personnel Division in Olympia – This position will involve a mix of client advice and litigation, and the practice is dynamic, challenging and evolving, and requires the exercise of diplomatic skills as well as legal advocacy.   (DL:  1/29/2020)

     

    Please consider joining our e-mail subscription service to be informed of our attorney postings.

     

     

    Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO.

    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, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation 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 information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com

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  • 01/21/2020 5:16 PM | Anonymous

    Costco Wholesale is seeking an experienced privacy attorney to implement and oversee global privacy law compliance.

    Details can be found here.

  • 01/21/2020 5:15 PM | Anonymous

    The Gates Public Service Law Program (PSL) at the University of Washington School of Law is looking to hire for the Assistant Director position. 

     

    Gates PSL acts as a hub for students interested in public service whether they hope to have a career in public service or whether they wish to be active with pro bono legal assistance during their careers. Gates PSL provides career counseling for students interested in public service, supports student organizations focused on public service and enhances collaborations with legal services and community organizations as well as with other departments on campus.  Gates PSL also offers programming to raise awareness about public service and pro bono. Regular programming coordinated by Gates PSL includes the Gates Public Service law Speaker Series and Weekly Social Justice Tuesday programming among others. 

     

    A full job description and information about how to apply is available at:

     

    https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=175376&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1


  • 01/21/2020 5:13 PM | Anonymous

    CLS has an exciting opportunity to join our program, and seeks applications for a Deputy Director of Advocacy to lead our efforts in promoting immigrant equity across the state and country. We are open to applicants in each of our statewide offices. Please spread the word to anyone you know that is interested in systemic, multi-forum legal advocacy and community engagement to dismantle the structures that perpetuate poverty, racism, and other injustices in Washington.

     

    CLS is at the forefront of systemic reform, and continues to push boundaries in partnership with our client communities. If you or someone you know is a creative attorney looking to develop and drive policy and litigation focused on ending the outdated and racialized federal immigration system, please submit your application.

     

    The deadline for this position is rolling, with priority given to applications submitted before February 7th, so please spread the word to your networks and submit applications.  

     


  • 01/21/2020 5:10 PM | Anonymous

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pacific Northwest Region (Region 10), Office of Regional Counsel (ORC) is seeking applications from attorneys for the position of Regional Criminal Enforcement Counsel (RCEC).  The position is located in EPA’s Seattle, Washington, office and will be filled at the GS-13 to GS-14 grade level, depending upon qualifications and experience.  ORC employs approximately 35 attorneys in the Seattle office, whose work spans environmental law issues in the geographic region of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, including over 270 Native Tribal governments.

     

    The individual selected will be one of two attorneys responsible for all legal aspects of the federal criminal enforcement program within Region 10, including researching and resolving legal and factual questions that arise during criminal investigations and prosecutions involving the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and various other environmental statutes, as well as other criminal offenses under the U.S. Criminal Code. 

     

    The selected individual will work directly with agents from EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) to develop cases and with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to draft complex legal memoranda, prepare discovery, indictments, plea agreements, search warrants, motions, trial briefs and other criminal litigation documents.  The individual may be appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and in that capacity may assist with grand juries, case negotiations, hearings, and trials for various environmental criminal cases on behalf of EPA.

     

    All applications should be submitted by email to: R10_ORC_Hiring@epa.gov by February 5, 2020.

     

    For more details, please see:

     

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556674400.  


  • 01/15/2020 11:59 AM | Anonymous
    Position Description

    The City of Seattle is a leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity, address wage gaps, and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents. The Office of Labor Standards (OLS) seeks to improve workers' lives through the development and implementation of innovative policies and laws that create a fair and equitable workplace, with a commitment to racial equity and social justice.

    The Office of Labor Standards has an opportunity for two strategic, adaptable Policy Analysts to join our highly skilled, innovative policy team in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. These positions will work on projects that further the development and implementation of Seattle's existing and future labor standards. Our forward-thinking work focuses on policies that advance economic justice, workplace equity, and worker well-being, and centers our City's most vulnerable workers.  . This work may include legislation, administrative rules, fiscal recommendations, and programs subject to review and approval by policy makers.

    Job Responsibilities

    The Policy Analyst plays an important role in promoting workplace equity, protecting the rights of low-wage workers, helping employers comply with labor standards, and advancing race and social justice. This position will work in an independent, self-directed manner with collaboration across the OLS team.

    Policy Analysts perform extensive policy and legal research, analysis, and writing; conduct stakeholder engagement; create reports, trainings, and outreach materials; provide compliance assistance; apply race and social justice principles to all levels of work.

    Here's more about what you'll be doing:

    • Race and Social Justice.  Apply race and social justice lens to all work and engage in office efforts to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity in City government and broader community.
    • Policy-making. Facilitate and support stakeholder rule-making processes with community and business organizations, employers, and workers. Conduct policy and legal research on leading enforcement and outreach practices as reported by national and local policy organizations, worker and business organizations, and local, state, and federal jurisdictions. Conduct policy and legal analysis of recommendations. Provide recommendations to the Policy Manager and Director. Create presentations, informational materials, and reports on policy recommendations and report on implementation and progress. Regularly engage with other City departments, the Mayor's Office, elected officials, other jurisdictions, and the general public.
    • Legislative and rule development. Lead and support efforts to draft legislation, administrative rules, and other written documents that incorporate multiple levels of feedback and review from internal and external stakeholders. Be highly attuned to issues that affect the workplace and policies that can mitigate or eliminate negative impacts on the most vulnerable communities, including people of color and immigrants and refugees.
    • Outreach. Support the office's outreach efforts through established and innovative means including but not limited to development of awareness campaigns; creation and leading of trainings; drafting of informational materials; management of limited budgets; and provision of expert-level, compliance assistance.
    • OLS Commission/Worker Standards Board. Provide programmatic support for the Labor Standards Advisory Commission and/or the Domestic Workers Standards Board by assisting with administrative needs; coordinating subcommittees and occasional special events; performing research; making presentations on the office's work; and facilitating discussions amongst members.
    • Strategic enforcement campaigns. Support the office's efforts to develop innovative approaches to enforcement and outreach that involve cross team collaborations and community partnerships.
    Qualifications

    A successful applicant will have a professional career that reflects a commitment to race and social justice and have demonstrated success in the research, development and implementation of ordinances, rules, policies, laws and/or programs, as well as building collaborative, effective relationships with community, policy makers, and fellow team members.

    You will be successful in this role if you have experience in:

    • Research, development and implementation of policies, laws or programs.
    • Public policy analysis, utilizing data, and/or administrative rulemaking is beneficial.
    • Project management, especially in producing, tracking and managing multiple deliverables with overlapping deadlines. 
    • Drafting briefs, ordinances, rules, or policies.
    • Familiarity with government, including experience interacting with elected officials and the public.
    • Building collaborative relationships with individuals or groups with conflicting views as well as with vulnerable populations, including those who may not have English proficiency.
    • Collaborating with workers, employers, and community or business organizations.
    • Creating and leading trainings and other presentations to various audiences.
    • Applying race and social justice principals in the workplace or community. 
    You will be prepared to take on this role if you have:
    • Strong reasoning and analysis skills to quickly understand, evaluate, and comfortably navigate policies and legal requirements.
    • Knowledge of local, state and federal employment laws, including Seattle's labor standards. 
    • Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
    • Strong MS Outlook, Office, and Excel Skills.
    • Facilitation, negotiation, and conflict-resolution skills
    • Commitment to racial equity. 
    • The ability to work in an independent, self-directed manner and collaborate with a team.
    • Some understanding of government enforcement agencies and their investigative role.
    Additional Information

    The Policy Analyst is classified as a Strategic Advisor I, General Government. This is a full-time, over-time exempt position that reports to the OLS Policy Manager. This role will require the ability to travel locally for trainings and external meetings.


    Application Instructions: 

    In addition to completing the application fully, to be considered you must include: 

    • A cover letter explaining your interest and capability to perform this role.
    • A resume which illustrates your related experience, skills and abilities.
    Questions? Please contact Nicolette Hornbeck at Nicolette.Hornbeck@seattle.gov

    To learn more about the Office of Labor Standards, please visit: www.seattle.gov/laborstandards 


    Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the above qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.