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  • 07/10/2019 8:40 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     Judge Beth M. Andrus, Judge John H. Chun, and Judge Lori Kay Smith, of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, will have openings for law clerks for the 2020-2022 court term, which begins in August 2020.  The Court of Appeals handles appeals from Washington courts of general jurisdiction in all areas of law, including criminal, civil, family, and child dependency matters.  These judges seek applicants—lawyers or graduating law students—with diverse personal and professional backgrounds who are interested in legal research, writing and appellate law.  If interested in submitting an application, please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, a short writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to the individual judges at Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, 600 University Street, Seattle, Washington, 98101, by September 30, 2019.  If you prefer to submit materials electronically, please email the materials to the judges’ judicial assistants: Judge Andrus’s judicial assistant, Liz Jackson, at; Judge Chun’s judicial assistant, Kristina Wescott, at; and Judge Smith’s judicial assistant, Elaine Asaidali, at  The law clerk salary in 2020 will be $67,898, with an additional five percent premium pay through June 2021 for state employees working in the greater Seattle area.

  • 07/10/2019 8:31 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Assigned Counsel Coordinator King County Department of Public Defense

    Assigned Counsel Coordinator

    The Assigned Counsel Coordinator assists the director in managing a panel of skilled and committed attorneys to provide legal representation when the Department's four divisions cannot because of a conflict. The Department assigns attorneys to represent clients facing felonies, misdemeanors, involuntary civil commitment, juvenile offenses, and dependency petitions. The Assigned Counsel Coordinator will recruit attorneys to serve on the panel, oversee the panel, and work with the Training Team to ensure attorneys on the panel are welltrained and client-centered in their practice. The ideal candidate will have a passion for effective legal representation, a well-developed understanding of what it takes to be an excellent attorney in each of DPD's practice areas, knowledge of national trends in public defense, and strong managerial skills. The ideal candidate will have experience in public defense and/or criminal defense as well as experience in the private bar.

    This is a two-year temporary position.

    Salary range: $109,454 - $138,740

    Job Responsibilities

    • Recruit attorneys to serve on the Department's panel of assigned counsel, review applicants to the panel, and provide ongoing management and quality control, within the confines of the RPC's rules regarding confidentiality and conflicts, to ensure DPD clients are receiving effective legal representation.

    • Work with the Department's Training Team to ensure members of the panel are receiving ongoing and appropriate legal education.

    • Monitor and manage the budget for assigned counsel, ensuring efficient use of the Department's funds.

    • Manage an ongoing RFQ for assigned counsel.

    • Create, oversee, and update, as needed, policies governing assigned counsel.

    • Work with the Department's case coordinators to ensure cases are being assigned to appropriate outside counsel.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

    The successful candidates for this position should possess the following qualifications:

    • J.D. from an accredited law school and a minimum of five years of experience providing high level project management and/or program coordination in a legal setting OR an equivalent combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

    • Supervisory and/or lead experience (which can include work with mitigation specialists, paralegals or investigators on cases).

    • Excellent organizational skills.

    • Excellent communication skills.

    • Ability to maintain appropriate level of confidentiality relative to the job.

    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse personalities, be collaborative and foster a continuous learning environment.

    • Proficiency in or willingness to develop proficiency in computer skills (including but not limited to SharePoint and Excel).

    • A valid Washington State Driver's License or the equivalent ability to travel throughout the county in a timely manner is required.

    Desired: Previous public defense experience.

    About the Department of Public Defense

    The Department of Public Defense (DPD) is committed to providing legal representation to indigent clients in King County. King County is a vibrant community with residents who represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures.

    DPD provides legal representation to adults and juveniles who have been charged with a crime and cannot afford an attorney, as well as people facing civil commitment, parents who could lose their children in a dependency petition, and people seeking to vacate a past felony or misdemeanor conviction. DPD works to address racial disproportionality in the criminal legal system, the collateral consequences of justice involvement, and other structural and systemic issues that undermine the rights of the criminally accused. It employs not only attorneys, but also skilled investigators, mitigation specialists, paralegals, and other support staff.

    Expert services are regularly funded, in keeping with state court rules. King County public defense has also been a leader in the development of diversion alternatives to support clients who have entered or are at risk of entering the legal justice system due to drug involvement, mental illness, or other issues.

    Supplemental Information Work Location and Schedule:

    These positions are located at 710 Second Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA. The positions are exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and are not overtime eligible. The work week is normally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Selection Process: Materials will be reviewed for qualifications, and the most competitive candidates will be invited to participate in a selection process that may be inclusive of the following: a detailed reference and background check, ethics questionnaire, phone screen, and one or more panel interviews. (For out-of-state candidates at least one in-person interview will be required.) Final selection and appointment to these position are at the discretion of the Department Director.


  • 07/02/2019 10:18 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Labor & Employment Associate Attorney - Junior

    Labor & Employment

    Job #A20190601 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior associate to join its Labor & Employment practice group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, strong references and superb written and oral communication skills. To be considered, candidates must have 1-2 years of experience, which may include a federal clerkship or experience at an AmLaw 100 law firm. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law and is a motivated self-starter seeking increasing levels of challenge and responsibility in a dynamic environment.

    To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript.

    Principals only.


  • 07/02/2019 10:03 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    We would like to let you know that the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is inviting applications for a Senior Staff Attorney and a Staff Attorney!

    The ACLU of Washington is a non-profit, public interest organization devoted to protecting civil rights and civil liberties. Its staff and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle.

  • 07/02/2019 9:37 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The International Families Justice Coalition (IFJC) is an expanding non-profit organization, looking for an Executive Director to manage its operations and carry out its missions: (1) To develop and maintain a list of linguistically and culturally competent attorneys willing to provide family law services international communities; (2) To provide training to lawyers and judges on the specific family law and other issues effecting families in Washington State and to improve the effectiveness of legal services to the community; and (3) To provide direct representation to qualified indigent or in distress persons who otherwise are financially incapable of obtaining such services, or for locating outside counsel willing to take the case pro bono or low-bono.

    Successful candidate will interact with the public, other nonprofit organizations, and community leaders.

    He or she must be able to multi-task.

    Preferred: Bilingual and WA Bar License.



    • Bookkeeping

    • Prepare monthly financial reports

    • Prepare monthly reports to state of Washington

    Website Maintenance

    • Maintain organization website (

    • Create multi-language pages

    Interact with potential clients vie email or phone

    • Review and respond to on-line intake forms

    • Telephonic and email correspondence (Listen to issues and provide legal information) to people with problems

    Litigation Processing

    • Review intake forms

    • Initial consultation

    • Reach out to Volunteer Attorneys

    • Draft letters

    Organize training seminars

    Supervise Volunteers



    • Organize Annual Gala

    • Reach out to potential donors

    • Correspond with donors


    • Prepare brochures

    • Mail out organizational literature

    • Compile list of potential and current donors

    Job requirements:

    • JD

    • Word, Excel, Powerpoint

    • Good communications skills

    • Flexible

    If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to John Higa at

  • 07/02/2019 9:35 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Assistant Federal Defender – Tacoma, Washington POSITION #: 2019-6-LEGAL

    ANNOUNCED: June 26, 2019

    CLOSES: Priority given to Applications received by July 19, 2019

    The Federal Public Defender Office for the Western District of Washington is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Federal Defender in their Tacoma office. The office operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by appointment from the court. Assistant Federal Defenders provide legal representation for indigent persons charged with criminal offenses or involved in post-conviction proceedings in United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Our office is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

    Salary: This position has a starting salary range of $67,816 - $159,120. Salary will be based on professional attorney experience with a minimum of three years. Compensation includes generous federal government benefits, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Salary is paid bi-weekly and payable only by direct deposit.

    Responsibilities: The AFD will immediately assume an active caseload and, represent clients in serious criminal cases in the U.S. District and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This representation includes managing cases at various stages of litigation; preparing pleadings, briefs and motions; appearing on behalf of the client in court hearings and at other related proceedings; developing litigation strategies; meeting with clients, experts, witnesses, family members and other duties as assigned.

    Requirements: Applicants must be licensed attorneys in good standing with a federal and state bar, have criminal defense trial and sentencing experience, and significant writing experience. Attorneys not licensed in the state of Washington must seek admission to the Washington state bar within one year. Applicants should be available to start no later than September 30, 2019 and be able to travel.

    Qualifications: To qualify, an applicant must be a US citizen or a documented alien who meets the criteria for employment in the Judiciary. See

    Selection Criteria: The candidate selected will have a demonstrated commitment toward quality representation and will have recent, substantial criminal defense experience. A proven reputation for integrity, teamwork and effective organizational and prioritization skills are important considerations. Spanish fluency is a plus. Essential for this position are the abilities to manage a substantial caseload, travel, and work flexible hours.

    Applications: Qualified persons may apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and two work references (including their names, addresses and telephone numbers) no later than July 19, 2019.

    Submit applications by email only : Michael Filipovic Federal Public Defender Attn. Human Resource


  • 06/20/2019 11:42 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)
    • Costco Wholesale is seeking an experienced technology transactions attorney to join the legal team at its corporate headquarters in Issaquah, Wash.  As one of the world’s top retailers, with over 94 million members and warehouses in 11 countries, Costco is continuing to expand and modernize its diverse operations by moving more deeply into online commerce, automation, and other tech-focused initiatives to improve efficiency of its brick-and-mortar operations.  In this role, you will provide legal support to the information technology vendor management team, which helps Costco obtain products, services, and support from technology providers ranging from small one-product firms to some of the largest, most sophisticated companies on the planet.  


    • ·         Draft, negotiate, and advise business clients on a broad range of domestic and global technology-focused agreements related to IT infrastructure, professional services, software licenses, SaaS, on-premises and cloud-based transactions, proof of concept, software development, hardware, services, suppliers, and more. 
    • ·         Collaborate with business teams to devise agreements, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
    • ·         Identify and mitigate risks for Costco in its agreements, relationships with suppliers, and protection of sensitive information.
    • ·         Provide regular training on contract negotiation and developments in the law to business teams. 
    • ·         Manage a dedicated team of outside counsel.
    • ·         Other opportunities within Costco’s legal department (such as merchandise contracts, real estate, employment, licensing and regulation, litigation, etc.) as interest, qualifications, and availability allow.
    • Qualifications:

    • ·         At least 10 years of relevant legal experience, preferably with at least some as in-house counsel.
    • ·         Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, especially technology procurement contracts. 
    • ·         Expertise in technology law, digital commerce law, and intellectual property law.
    • ·         Familiarity with evolving privacy and security regimes.
    • ·         Demonstrated ability to communicate with and manage business clients effectively.

    At Costco, you’ll build a long-lasting career in a renowned culture where the company is committed to taking care of its employees, members, and suppliers.  You’ll be empowered to independently drive results within your areas of responsibility, and you’ll feel good about what you’re helping to build.


    To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Stephanie Gardner at

  • 06/20/2019 11:39 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Senior Associate Editor, Practical Law


    The ideal candidate has experience as an M&A associate in a law firm. A strong desire to work in the legal publishing industry and solid writing experience are strongly preferred. This role can be remote based in the United States.


    Senior Legal Editor – Corporate and M&A


    May be remote if candidate is not near a Thomson Reuters office.


  • 06/05/2019 8:28 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Experienced Education Attorneys (Seattle, WA)

    Job Description:

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is seeking partner-level attorneys with 10 or more years of experience representing public and private educational institutions to join its Seattle, WA office. The successful candidates will have experience representing educational institutions in federal and state court and in administrative proceedings, as well as experience providing advice to educational institutions on a wide-variety of legal issues, including Title IX of the Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, constitutional protections, and other issues related to faculty, educator, and student rights. Strong communication and writing skills, good judgment, analytical ability, and the ability to communicate effectively with people of many diverse backgrounds are required. Portable business and admission to the Washington State Bar also required. 


    To apply, please submit as one PDF: A cover letter and résumé by e-mail to Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, at For recordkeeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (State Bar ad, firm website, etc.).


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


  • 06/05/2019 8:25 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)




    The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (SOL) seeks a top-quality, experienced trial attorney to join the San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, or Los Angeles, CA sub-Regional office.  This is a full time, permanent GS-0905 position in the excepted  service.  This position has promotion potential  to  the  GS-14 level. The Trial Attorney will handle all phases  of  litigation  before  federal  courts  and administrative  bodies under the Fair Labor Standards  Act  (FLSA),  Employee  Retirement  Income  Security  Act  (ERISA),  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and other statutes  enforced  by  the  Department.  Demonstrated interest in public interest law and/or experience with employment  laws  and/or  vulnerable worker populations is desirable. Ability to speak Chinese, Korean or Spanish is not required, but preferred. Must be active member of the California Bar if selected for San Francisco or Los Angeles.

    SALARY:  For more information, refer to the 2019 OPM General Schedule Salary Tables for the locality areas of Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, and Los Angeles, CA.


    Requires a first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in good standing of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In addition to being a member of the bar, applicants must have had the amount of post-law school legal experience indicated below. An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience.

    Grade Level GS-12

    GS-13 GS-14

    Years of Post Law School Experience 1 or more years

    2 or more years 3 or more years

    The qualifying experience must have been progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature that demonstrates the ability to perform the work at the grade level for which application is being made. At the GS-14 level, at least twelve months of the qualifying experience must have been at a level of difficulty comparable to the next lower grade in the federal service. Qualifying experience in military service shall be counted as a continuation of any legal position held immediately prior to such service. In any case, the experience of the applicant must be of sufficient recency to indicate that he/she is capable of performing the duties of the position.

    EMPLOYMENT/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship or eligible for employment in the United States; must meet DOL investigation requirements.

    TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and veteran’s documentation (if applicable) to by June 21, 2019. All resumes and supplemental documentation must be received by 11:59pm, Pacific Time on the closing date of June 21, 2019. Please use code PN-19-SF- SOL-002 in your cover letter.

    VETERANS: If you are a veteran of the U.S. military, you must include a Copy 4 of your DD214, Report of Discharge, with your application/resume. If you are a veteran with  a  service-connected  disability,  you must also include a statement from the VA, along with an SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans Preference.