Job Listings

  • 03/06/2019 5:13 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Helsell Fetterman is seeking an experienced probate paralegal to join a very busy probate and trust administration practice. This person would be part of a two-person paralegal team handling probate and trust administration.  They should be able to communicate well, review and analyze will and trust provisions, work directly with clients, determine title of assets, prepare and file estate taxes, etc. Will include working with high net worth estates.

  • 03/06/2019 4:01 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     Kennewick, WA

    Our client, a Tri-Cities area law firm, seeks Associate Attorney in Kennewick, Washington with estate planning experience preferred. The lawyer will be client-facing helping seniors with estate matters. Care and compassion are needed to be successful in this role.

    The estate planning law firm offers a progressive and entrepreneurial environment, training, competitive salary package plus health benefits, dental, vision, PTO, and Retirement plan.

    Requirements - Associate Attorney - Estate Planning:

    Washington State Bar license.

    2-7 years of attorney experience (will train the motivated candidate).

    Care, compassion and empathy for helping others, especially the elderly.

    Excellent legal ability and writing skills.

    Superior technical skills, as well as exemplary people skills and communication abilities to meet with clients.

    Compensation and Benefits - Associate Attorney - Estate Planning:

    Attractive base salary

    Bonus Incentives

    Medical benefits

    Dental, Vision

    Retirement Plan

    Paid time off (PTO)

    Living in the Kennewick Tri-Cities Area - Associate Attorney:

    Kiplinger rated the Tri-Cities among the Top 10 best places to raise a family, and CNN/Money ranked the Tri-Cities one of the top 10 best bets for gains in housing value, due to its relatively stable economic conditions since the early 2000s. There are about 225 clear, sunny days per year. Fifteen minutes is a long commute, and "rush hour" is non-existent (although traffic is a bit heavy for about 10 or 20 minutes. The area has ten golf courses that are open nearly year-around. The Tri-cities is linked by a system of 67 miles of paved pedestrian and bike trails that run through the various cities and along the rivers. Located at the confluence of the Snake, Yakima and Columbia rivers, there are ample opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming. The Tri-Cities is home to seven river front parks and numerous other parks and playgrounds.


    Thank you for considering this opportunity for an Associate Attorney in estate planning law in Kennewick. We hope to receive your resume. All inquiries held in complete confidence. Sent resume to or call 239-770-8823.

  • 02/24/2019 1:11 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Job Title

    Real Property Attorney

    Closing Date

    Tues. 03/05/19


    $4,059.19 - $5,121.62 Biweekly

    $105,539.00 - $133,162.00 Annually

    Job Type

    Regular, Full time, 40 hrs/week


    King County Courthouse - 516 3rd Ave, Seattle, Washington


    PAO - Prosecuting Attorneys

    The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is seeking an experienced real property attorney to join its Civil Division.

    The Civil Division is the in-house law firm for County government. This position offers a full benefits package (see attached) and a good work/life balance.

    This position is in the Transportation and Real Property Section. This Section represents Metro Transit, the Roads Services Division, the King County International Airport, and the Marine Division. The Section also represents a variety of County agencies on real estate related matters including the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of real estate, and the acquisition of conservation easements, open space lands and trails. In addition, the Section provides general client advising on a variety of topics, such as municipal, environmental, and constitutional law issues.

    The practice will primarily involve client advising and transactional work to include real estate purchases and sales, leasing, easements and licenses. The practice will also require handling other matters for our County clients such as litigation arising from the activities of our clients.

    Applicants should be prepared to assume immediate responsibility for a fast-paced practice and demonstrate a strong potential for growth. We are looking for applicants with excellent legal research, analytical and writing ability and strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills. Applicants should be able to thoroughly understand and analyze complex legal issues while also being able to work with clients, colleagues and others to find practical solutions to complicated legal problems.

    We value diversity and strive to hire a workforce that reflects the community that we serve. It is essential to our mission that we create and maintain an office that is diverse and inclusive. The Prosecuting Attorney's Office is committed to Equity and Social Justice work and we require our lawyers and staff to continually develop their own cultural competence.

    Those who apply should have at least five years of relevant legal experience.

    Must be a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar.

    Must submit to a Criminal History Background check to include fingerprinting.

    Application Materials: Please email a resume, cover letter, short writing sample and answers to the attached supplemental questions to

  • 02/06/2019 8:05 AM | 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.

    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 For information about the AGO, visit

    Attorney Team Leader - Labor and Industries Division in Seattle (DL: 2/10/19)

    Attorney Team Leader for the SVP Unit of the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle (DL: 2/18/19)

    Client Advice Attorney for the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle (DL: 2/18/19)

    Prosecuting Attorney for the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle (DL: 2/18/19)

    Trial Attorney for the SVP Unit of the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle (DL: 2/18/19)

    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

  • 02/06/2019 8:03 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Closes Feb 19 -2019

    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 mission of the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is to advance labor standards through thoughtful community and business engagement, strategic enforcement and innovative policy development, with a commitment to race and social justice.

    OLS seeks to improve workers' lives through development and implementation of laws that advance a fair and equitable workplace. Currently, our office administers eight labor standards: Paid Sick and Safe Time, Fair Chance Employment, Minimum Wage, Wage Theft, Hotel Employees Health and Safety, Secure Scheduling, Commuter Benefits, and the recently-passed Domestic Workers Ordinance. Seattle is the first place in the country to establish a Domestic Workers Bills of Rights and this ordinance will go into effect in July 2019. This implementation will involve extensive outreach to inform thousands of workers and hiring entities of their rights and obligations. 

    We are seeking two strategic, adaptable Policy Analysts to join our highly skilled, innovative team in a fast-paced work environment. These positions will work on projects that further the development and implementation of Seattle's existing and future labor standards. The work focuses on policies that advance economic justice, workplace equity, and worker well-being with a heightened focus on improving the lives of our most vulnerable workers. One position will focus generally on labor policies and the second position will focus primarily on domestic worker policies.  These roles are full-time, exempt positions and will report to the Policy Manager. 

    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:

    • 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.
    • 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.

    Education:  Bachelor's degree in the liberal arts or social sciences, or a related field. Law degree (JD) or Master's degree in Public Policy, Public Administration or other related field is desired. 

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

    • Two or more years in the research, development and implementation of policies, laws or programs. 
    • Project management, especially in producing, tracking and managing multiple deliverables with overlapping deadlines. 
    • Building collaborative relationships with individuals or groups with conflicting views.
    • Collaborating with workers, employers, and community or business organizations.
    • Creating and leading trainings and other presentations. 
    • Applying race and social justice principals in the workplace or community. 
    • Drafting ordinances, rules, or policies.
    • Familiarity with government, including experience interacting with elected officials and the public.
    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.
    • Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
    • Strong MS Outlook, Office, and Excel Skills.
    • Facilitation, negotiation, and conflict-resolution skills
    • Knowledge of local, state and federal employment laws, including Seattle's labor standards. 
    • Knowledge of the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative. 
    Equivalency:  A combination of education, training, or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform this job. Additional Information

    This position is classified as a Strategic Advisor I.

    To be considered for this position, please submit your complete application, resume, and cover letter at no later than 4:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
    Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum 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 experience. 

    Questions? Please contact Nicolette Hornbeck at

  • 02/06/2019 7:59 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    OPENING DATE/TIME: 02/01/19 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)

    CLOSING DATE/TIME: 03/08/19 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)

    SALARY: $163,943.00 - $163,943.00 Annually

    LOCATION: Multiple locations in King County

    JOB TYPE: Regular, Full time, 35 hrs/week

    DEPARTMENT: KCSC - Superior Court

    JOB NUMBER: 2019-09241


    King County Superior Court is recruiting for a current opening for Family Law Commissioner. Qualified candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future recruitments.

    The selected candidate will initially preside over Family Law calendars and may also preside over Ex Parte, Probate, Juvenile Court Dependency and Offender, Involuntary Treatment Act and Criminal Plea calendars as assigned by the Presiding Judge. Commissioners' duties are performed pursuant to RCW 2.24.040, RCW 26.12.060, RCW 28A.225.095, RCW 13.04.021 and RCW 13.34. A commissioner may also be designated to sit as a judge pro tempore from time to time.

    This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not overtime-eligible. This position is at-will and serves at the pleasure of the court.

    Who May Apply: This position is open to attorneys licensed to practice in Washington State.

    Work Schedule: The hours of work may vary but are typically between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at one of the King County Superior Court facilities, with additional reading required outside of regular court hours.

    Work Location: This position may serve in any of the King County Superior Court facilities: King County Courthouse - 516 3rd Ave, Seattle WA 98104; Juvenile Court – 1211 E. Alder, Seattle, WA 98122; Maleng Regional Justice Center, 401 4th Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032; Involuntary Treatment Act Court, 908 Jefferson St., Seattle, WA 98104.

    ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUIRED: Please include a resume and cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the requirements for this position. The following additional documents are required:

    • Confirmation of Citizenship form, per RCW 2.24.010
    • WSBA Release
    • Criminal Records Background Check form

    Electronic versions of these documents may be found at the link below, under "Work for Superior Court":

    If you are unable to access these documents electronically, you may obtain them by calling King County Superior Court Human Resources at (206) 477-1536.

    These materials are supplemental to your application. You must still completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter, or if you reference "see resume" on your application.

    Please note that you can attach multiple documents to your application. You may:

    1) Copy and paste one or more documents into the "text resume section" of your application; or

    2) Attach multiple documents/files in the attachment section of your application.


    Family Law Commissioners hear family law matters, including but not limited to the following issues:

    • The determination or modification of parenting plans
    • Determination of parentage
    • Child custody, including non-parental custody
    • Visitation
    • Support
    • Distribution of property or obligations
    • Restraining orders
    • Domestic Violence Protection Orders
    • Dissolutions of marriage
    • Legal separations
    • Other matters as assigned by the Presiding Judge


    Required Experience, Qualifications and Knowledge:

    Applicants must meet the U.S. citizenship requirements of RCW 2.24.010. Membership in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association is required.

    In addition, the following are required of a Family Law Commissioner:

    • Judicial system knowledge, including applicable law and King County local rules, statutes, legal principles and case precedents, court procedures;
    • Objectively identify, analyze and interpret legal issues, principles and arguments, direct and control courtroom proceedings in a decisive, orderly and equitable manner;
    • Communicate orally and in writing in a concise and effective manner;
    • Exercise appropriate judicial temperament and demeanor;
    • Effectively handle pressure in difficult and unexpected situations by responding in a calm and rational manner;
    • Effectively manage a high volume court calendar, including the requisite reading and preparation;
    • The ability to use a personal computer and Microsoft Office programs and a willingness to learn and fully utilize court based technology programs.

    Family Law Commissioner: At least 50% of the applicant's current practice and a minimum of five years of recent experience must be in the area of family law under RCW Title 26; or experience deemed as equivalent. Familiarity with King County Family Law rules and practice is required.


    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Finalists must successfully pass criminal background, disciplinary and reference checks.

    If you have questions regarding this position, please call King County Superior Court Human Resources at (206) 477-1536.

    Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to for other options.

    If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the contact listed on the job announcement or the department's Human Resources Service Delivery Manager.

  • 02/06/2019 7:58 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    We are currently seeking a Commercial Litigation Associate to join our litigation group. Candidates should have at least two solid years of general commercial litigation experience and an interest in construction law. Experience with construction contracts and/or the fundamentals of construction law would be a plus. Superior academic credentials and references, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and current WSBA membership or ability to gain WSBA admission required. We offer a competitive salary, sophisticated work for excellent clients, and a uniquely collegial working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer.

    To apply, send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to or mail materials to:

    Human Resources Manager

    Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.

    524 Second Avenue, Suite 500

    Seattle, WA 98104-2323

  • 02/06/2019 7:56 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Gender and Justice Commission is conducting a grant project for the purpose of identifying and describing gender bias with a particular focus on how race and poverty impact women when they access the courts, participate in legal proceedings, or work in the court environment, and the consequences they experience once they leave the courthouse. Based on that evaluation, the Commission will implement innovative solutions in key targeted areas to serve as a national model for new approaches to eliminating gender bias in state courts.

    The Commission has identified leading research experts to conduct and consult on necessary research. The Commission is now seeking a Project Manager whose role would be to oversee the deliverables of the grant work, coordinate with each project task lead, and compile a final narrative report in collaboration with the Commission, Washington State Law Library, Washington State Center for Court Research, and others.

    A project description and additional details about this contract position may be found on the following page:

    Interested individuals must submit the required application materials outlined by February 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

  • 02/06/2019 7:47 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Tax group at Stoel Rives LLP is seeking to add an Attorney to its dynamic tax practice in the Pacific Northwest. Our tax group offers a full range of advice and strategic counsel on the tax implications of complex business transactions. We also have an active tax controversy practice, including state and local tax controversy matters throughout the region. The ideal candidate will have experience counseling clients on an array of state and local tax issues in both transactional and litigation matters, with an emphasis on Oregon, Washington, and California tax issues.

    Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate initiative and outstanding client service, and have the judgment and confidence to work independently with clients and colleagues. An LL.M. in Taxation and membership in the Oregon, California or Washington Bar are preferred, but not required. Occasional travel may be required.\ |