The City of Dallas is seeking qualified candidates for the City Attorney position. The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government with a Mayor and 14 Council Members. The City Council appoints the City Attorney who provides legal counsel to the City Council, City officials, departments and employees on all legal matters involving the city government. The City Attorney’s Office has 164 staff and requires a strong leader, skilled manager, and experienced administrator. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college of law, plus a license to practice law in the State of Texas, is required. Candidates should have at least ten (10) years of senior legal administration experience in legal areas such as Appellate, Constitutional, Land Use/Zoning, Purchasing, Environmental, Open/Public Records, Contracts, and Labor/Employment Law, including litigation and transactional. A strong candidate will have prior experience as a City Attorney or Assistant City Attorney in a large, complex organization or other significant and applicable public sector experience; OR have extensive experience managing a large private sector organization with a focus on municipal and civil law. Salary and open, dependent upon qualifications. Visit www.srnsearch.com to view a detailed description or apply. Position is open until filled. Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Ms. S. Renée Narloch, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 391-0000. The City of Dallas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pursuant to Texas Open Records law, applications and resumes are subject to disclosure.
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. (DL: 1/21/20)
New! 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: 1/22/20)
New! 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: 1/22/20)
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Mid-Level Cybercrime Enforcement Litigation Associate – Seattle
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an associate attorney with at least two years of experience in litigation matters and a demonstrated interest in cybercrime enforcement to join its Commercial Litigation Practice Group.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
· Experience working in a law firm, prosecutors’ office, or government legal department
· A passion for protecting clients and the public from harm caused by internet bad actors
· An interest in focusing on internet fraud and brand protection cases, and leading internal and external investigations
· An ability to work on both high volume programmatic legal matters, and high-impact strategic complex litigation
· Outstanding attention to detail
· Excellent research and writing abilities
· Client-centric service mindset
Experience representing technology clients is a plus, but not required.
To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Deverie Hart, Senior Manager, Lawyer Recruiting, resume, a copy of your law transcript, and a brief writing sample (5-10 pages).
Mid-Level Employment Counsel – Los Angeles
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a Counsel with a minimum of seven years’ experience to join its California and national employment law practice in Los Angeles. The ideal candidate will have significant advice and counseling experience, some employment litigation experience, and a broad understanding of federal and California employment laws and regulations. Preferably, the candidate will have a majority of experience in an employment practice group or employment-only law firm. The practice will focus on providing advice and counseling to clients concerning employment law issues, with secondary work on employment litigation, including single plaintiff and class action matters. Counseling will include providing advice, drafting policies, handbooks, employment agreements, wage-hour, leave of absences, investigations, etc. For more experienced attorneys interested in this position, a book of business is not required.
The candidate must be a member or pending member of the California State Bar. This is a fantastic opportunity for a confident, self-motivated lawyer with a desire to build a comprehensive employment practice in a collegial environment.
We are accepting submissions from third-party recruiters.
To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting, resume and a brief writing sample (5 - 10 pages).
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Job #A20191203 – Seattle, Washington or Portland, Oregon
The Seattle and Portland offices of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a nonpartnership-track litigation associate to work with the firm’s Consumer Goods and Services Litigation group in the area of asbestos/toxic tort matters pending in state and federal courts. Candidates must be a member of the Washington State Bar, have excellent academic credentials and 2-4 years of experience in toxic tort litigation. Candidates must have courtroom experience, including trial and motions, and experience taking lead in fact and expert witness depositions. Candidates are required to demonstrate excellent attention to detail, the ability to meet tight deadlines, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong customer service skills. Principals only.
Please access the link below and submit a copy of your cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript.
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (LCYC) is expanding its Youth Homelessness Program to Benton and Franklin counties. We are looking for a passionate, collaborative, and innovative attorney to help LCYC with this expansion initiative in the Tri Cities.
As a member of the LCYC Youth Homelessness Program team, this new attorney will partner with local schools, government, and community organizations to serve young people ages 12-24 years who are or are at risk of experiencing homelessness.
More information about preferred candidate qualifications, salary, and job duties is available on LCYC's website, www.lcycwa.org and attached here. This position will remain open until filled.
Labor & Employment Staff Attorney (#548)
Dorsey is a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner with 19 locations across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. We are a premier legal counselor to companies worldwide in a wide range of industries, including food, beverage & agribusiness; technology; banking & financial institutions; development & infrastructure; energy & natural resources and healthcare.
The Seattle Labor & Employment group focuses significantly on providing a broad range of legal advice to employers and companies in food, beverage and agribusiness cooperatives across the United States. This is a very practical, hands-on role. You will have the opportunity, and be expected, to jump in on time sensitive matters ranging from Labor and Employment litigation assignments, to reviewing and drafting employee handbooks, to assisting with transactional work for food and agribusiness clients.
Qualified Candidates Will Have
- JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school
- Washington State Bar admission or the ability to be admitted to the Washington State Bar
- 0 to 3 years of attorney experience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Highly responsive and proactive.
- Excellent responsiveness and timeliness regarding all aspects of the job.
- Ability to work as a team member and communicate effectively with all levels of personnel. Everyone is a customer.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Ability to think creatively and approach projects and tasks from a continuous-improvement perspective.
- Strong attention to detail, proofreading and organizational skills.
The Following Qualifications Are a Plus
- Strong knowledge of Labor & Employment law and litigation.
- Background in agriculture or co-ops.
- California bar admission.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. For more information and to apply online, visit www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs.
Dorsey is seeking a litigation associate with one to four years of experience to join the Trial Department in our Seattle office. This associate will have the opportunity to work in all phases of litigation, from pleading and discovery through trial and appeal, for individual and entity clients in a variety of industries. This position will have exposure to the full breadth of our trial practice, and will principally support the Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Securities & Financial Institutions Litigation practice groups. This associate will take significant responsibility over pending cases.
The following qualifications are required:
Washington state bar admission preferred.
Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community. One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:
- Mansfield Rule Plus Certification (Diversity Lab)
- Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)
- 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)
- Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)
- Adoption Advocate (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.
Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies.
Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success: Banking and Financial Institutions; Development and Infrastructure; Energy & Natural Resources; Food, Beverage & Agribusiness; Healthcare; and Technology.
Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work.
How to Apply
Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified applicants with disabilities. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.
Application Closing Date: January 31, 2020
DIRECTOR OF LEGAL SERVICES
Washington Defender Association (WDA) was created in 1983 in response to needs of public defenders and their clients. It is the only organization in Washington dedicated solely to public defense reform and to supporting and training public defense attorneys, investigators, social workers and other public defense staff. As a voice for the public defense community, WDA advances zealous and high quality legal representation and advocates for a fair and just legal system through collaboration with justice system stakeholders and the community. WDA envisions a world where well-resourced and supported public defenders work in partnership with their clients and their communities to achieve just results not only in individual cases, but by transforming the justice system to better serve our clients, their families and the community at large.
WDA focuses its work in three primary areas: training and publications, public defender case assistance, and policy advocacy. Our current work includes projects that provide training and resource assistance for: misdemeanor and felony defenders, especially those in rural and small offices without supervisory support; defenders representing noncitizen clients through our Immigration Project; and Incarcerated parents and their public defenders through our Incarcerated Parents Project. WDA’s policy advocacy efforts primarily focus on the state level, but we also are involved in national and local issues. We work to protect the constitutional rights of our clients and promote equity throughout the justice system. This work includes combatting racial inequalities and other practices that adversely affect our low income clients and their communities.
WDA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourage those of diverse backgrounds and marginalized communities to apply. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable characteristics.
WDA is seeking a Director of Legal Services who will be responsible for supervising and collaborating with WDA’s small and mighty team of experienced resource attorneys. The legal director also works closely with other WDA staff, public defender member offices, individual members, volunteers and legal interns.
Leadership and Policy Advocacy
Work collaboratively with program staff, assist in facilitation and oversee the implementation of the goals and priorities of WDA’s Misdemeanor and Felony Technical Assistance Projects and the Incarcerated Parents Project.
Partner with WDA’s Immigration Project team to engage in professional development opportunities and to enhance and integrate advocacy strategies.
Oversee WDA’s Training/CLE program, including developing, implementing and maintaining systems to identify relevant training topics, organize programs, recruit presenters, evaluate programs, give and facilitate presentations. Work closely with WDA members, collaborating organizations, and WDA’s legal team and operations staff.
Oversee WDA’s internal professional development and training activities.
Ensure program goals and priorities are consistent with WDA’s mission, vision and strategic goals.
In collaboration with the Executive Director, identify and work on key issues and opportunities to further WDA legislative and policy goals, and provide leadership in developing and implementing strategies to achieve the goals.
Direct and collaborate with WDA’s legal team on policy reform through amicus work, rule-making and other activities.
Direct and collaborate with staff on the recruitment, supervision and oversight of WDA’s volunteer and legal intern program.
Cultivate and maintain relevant professional networks and strategic organizational relationships within the justice community and related arenas to further WDA’s mission, goals and priorities.
Provide legal supervision and support to WDA project staff attorneys, legal volunteers and any other WDA staff designated by the Executive Director to report directly to the Director of Legal Services.
Conduct regular meetings with direct reports and provide timely and appropriate support and feedback.
Engage with direct reports to clearly and consistently communicate work performance expectations, provide feedback and complete regular work performance assessments.
Develop professional development plans in collaboration with direct reports and conduct regular reviews regarding implementation.
Maintain up-to-date legal knowledge in all relevant substantive areas.
Engage in substantive legal work as necessary and appropriate, including responding to case consultation requests, editing and/or drafting of resource materials, and presenting at trainings.
Provide the Executive Director with regular reports on program work plans, staff performance and professional development.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Experience in public defense practice and demonstrated commitment to improving public defense practices, policies, standards and client centered practices.
A deep professional commitment to the mission and values of the organization.
The ability to speak authentically and respectfully to all people and in particular communities and individuals impacted by the justice system.
The ability to deeply listen, incorporate feedback, and build trust with staff and WDA members at all levels, regardless of positional authority.
The ability to simultaneously manage a host of diverse projects and supervision responsibilities. Able to work independently and as part of a team.
Able to engage collaboratively with internal and external colleagues to accomplish goals.
Able to communicate work-related challenges and strategies to co-workers and collaborators.
Demonstrated experience providing high-quality training, supervision and interpersonal mentorship.
Strong legal advocacy and analytical skills. Strong preference for individuals with experience in criminal justice or public defense practice in Washington State or similar jurisdiction. Familiarity with Washington law and court systems.
Strong and clear communication skills and oral presentation skills.
Strong legal research skills, persuasive and clear writing skills for an audience that includes both legal professionals, impacted communities, policy makers and other stakeholders.
An understanding of systemic oppression including institutional racism in our justice systems and economic injustice.
Innovative problem solver with strategic thinking skills.
Member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association or eligible for reciprocity or willing to seek admission to the Washington State Bar Association at the soonest possible opportunity.
Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Westlaw. Is technology adept and able to do basic trouble shooting, use electronic and on-line tools for shared communication, collaboration, analysis and presentation.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Benefits include full health insurance coverage, a matching retirement program, and access to healthcare and transportation federal savings accounts, as well as generous sick, vacation and leave policy.
WDA seeks to create a supportive, flexible and balanced working environment and community. We believe that this leads to greater work life balance, greater job satisfaction and a more productive and enjoyable workplace.
The annual salary range for the Director of Legal Services is $100,000 – $110,000 and commensurate with experience.
To apply, email Scott Shoemaker at email@example.com with a cover letter, resume and legal writing sample. If you have questions about the position, scope of work or other responsibilities, please contact our current Director of Legal Services, Hillary Behrman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSITION TITLE: Volunteer Lawyer Program Manager
COMPENSATION: $4,449‐$5,035.88 per month, plus benefits
RECRUITMENT CLOSES: Position is open until filled.
PROGRAM SUMMARY: The Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program is a cooperative partnership between Community Action of Skagit County (Community Action) and the Skagit County Bar Association. The Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program (VLP) provides free, high quality, efficient and innovative civil legal assistance to low‐income people through the recruitment, training, mentoring, supervision, and support of volunteer lawyers. The VLP relies on the participation of lawyers who volunteer their time to assist low‐income residents of Skagit County with their civil legal needs. Pro bono services are provided through advice and brief service clinics, unbundled legal services, and full direct representation.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Manager works under the direction of both a Steering Committee designated by the Skagit County Bar Association and the Community Services Division Director of Community Action. The manager provides leadership in planning, developing, and implementing of the objectives of the program, and facilitates activities that ensure that the vision, mission, and initiatives of the program are effectively implemented and shared with the broader community. The manager regularly interfaces with other programs within Community Action, as well as with external organizations as a point of contact for the program, and stays well‐informed on statewide and national equal justice related issues and advises the Steering Committee with respect to applicability in Skagit County. This is a full‐time exempt position.
JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:
1. Manage and coordinate program services including coordinating regular legal advice clinics, developing community education classes, facilitating referrals for limited‐scope representation and full direct representation, and coordinating legal services at community events.
2. Develop and maintain ongoing working relationships with Skagit County attorneys in order to foster active participation in the program, and with Community Action programs and external community organizations to enhance access to civic legal assistance.
3. Recruit, train, and support (including developing mentorship opportunities) a panel of volunteer attorneys and paralegals for participation in various program activities.
4. Train and supervise support staff.
5. Maintain records of client eligibility, client contacts, and services provided in compliance with grant requirements.
6. Provide assistance with the planning, content development, and facilitation of Steering Committee meetings.
7. Compile statistical information and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual program reports for both the Steering Committee and grant administrators.
8. Write grant applications and pursue other funding sources and activities, including fundraising events andsponsorships, and comply with all reporting requirements.
9. Develop draft budgets and strategic plans for program operations.
10. Maintain a collaborative working relationship with the statewide network of Volunteer Lawyer Programs. Facilitate efforts to develop, strengthen, promote and sustain collaborative projects between the Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program and other Alliance for Equal Justice members.
11. Assist the VLP to achieve and sustain compliance with best practice standards as set forth in the Washington Pro Bono Program Standards.
12. Participate directly in the delivery of legal advice and other legal services to low‐income clients as needed and instructed by the Steering Committee.
13. Attend Community Action meetings, trainings, etc., as jointly instructed by Community Action and the VLP Steering Committee.
14. Other duties as may be assigned.
Education & Experience
Member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Competency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and
Working knowledge of standard office procedures and technologies (telephone, computer, printer,
photocopier, scanner, facsimile machine, 10‐key) is needed.
Experience working with volunteers.
Must have strong and effective communication skills (oral and written), capable of relating to all levels:
individual, agency, community, state, regulatory and courts.
Knowledge of civil legal procedures with emphasis in area of family law.
Supervisory skills for managing support staff and large panel of volunteer attorneys and paralegals.
Good judgment and strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Demonstrated issue identification and problem solving skills.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Must be innovative and have the ability to explore new techniques.
Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
A demonstrated cultural competence and experience working with low‐income client communities, which
may include diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, persons with limited English proficiency, persons with
A demonstrated passion and commitment to the principles of Access to Justice and to the development of
programs and initiatives designed to ensure that low‐income persons have access to the legal help they
License(s) & Certification(s)
Must have valid driver license and auto liability insurance, if personal vehicle is used for work‐related travel.
Other Desired Qualifications:
Program design experience and/or project management experience.
Experience providing civil legal services to low‐income clients, preferably in a volunteer lawyer program
Experience managing programs for an agency or non‐profit, preferably in the delivery of legal services to low
A demonstrated basic knowledge and understanding of the uses of technology in the justice system.
A strategic thinker and creative problem‐solver with strong analytical skills.
Experience developing relationships for resource development and fundraising.
Experience and skill in engaging with an active Board of Directors.
Experience in compliance with grant, contract and legal aid principles and requirements.
Familiarity with Legal Server program.
TO APPLY: Submit the following to:
Community Action of Skagit County, 330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon, WA, 98273.
1. A completed Community Action Application for Employment form*
2. Your resume
3. A letter of interest identifying the position you are applying for and describing how you meet the qualifications for the position
4. Writing sample Only application packets containing the above items, and those received by the stated closing date and time, will be considered.
Community Action of Skagit County reserves the right to extend application deadlines and to modify the selection schedule without notice, to form eligibility lists for, or make appointments to, other positions with similar employment requirements. Community Action of Skagit County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Dorsey is seeking a litigation associate with two to five years of experience to join the Trial Department in our Seattle office. This associate will have the opportunity to work in all phases of litigation, from pleading and discovery through trial and appeal, for individual and entity clients in a variety of industries. This position will have exposure to the full breadth of our trial practice, and will principally support the Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Securities & Financial Institutions Litigation practice groups. This associate will take significant responsibility over pending cases.