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  • 03/10/2017 5:10 PM | Anonymous


    The position closes on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 4:00pm Pacific Time.


    Interested applicants can view the job description at the following link:


  • 02/22/2017 4:42 PM | Anonymous

    The Immigration Practice Group of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a mid-level business immigration associate in its Seattle office. Qualified candidates will have experience handling all aspects of business immigration matters, including nonimmigrant visas (H-1B, L-1, E, TN, O-1, P-1, B-1); immigrant visas (EB1, EB2, EB3, and PERM); and I-9 audits and other immigration compliance issues. The group is collegial and fast paced, and this position provides excellent opportunities for professional development and growth. 

    Candidates must have an active, in good standing, state bar license; excellent academic credentials, writing skills, and references. All replies confidential.  

     apply, please upload a cover letter, addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruitment Manager; resume; and a copy of your law school transcript.

    No Third-Party Submissions Accepted At This Time.


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

  • 02/22/2017 4:21 PM | Anonymous

    Legal Ease, L.L.C. – Washington’s Attorney Placement Specialists since 1996 – has been exclusively retained (candidates will not be considered other than via Legal Ease) to fill an outstanding lateral associate opening with a highly regarded Seattle based law firm.  This position offers strong compensation and genuine work/life balance.  The hiring law firm is a well-established and very successful boutique founded by partners from a top Seattle law firm.  The firm is aptly described as both sophisticated and extremely collegial.  The firm seeks a lateral complex litigation associate (niche practice, but your experience need not be in their niche) at the 1st -- 3rd year level. The successful candidate MUST have stellar academic credentials as well as superior writing and legal analysis skills.  Attorney candidates exiting clerkships are welcome to apply.  Other candidates MUST come directly from AmLaw 100 or similarly sophisticated firms. 


    All inquiries will be handled in strict confidence and must include current resume or link to current law firm bio.  Inquiries should be directed to Lynda Jonas, Esq., Placement Director, Legal Ease, L.L.C. at


  • 02/17/2017 2:22 PM | Anonymous

    Office of Federal Public Defender Western District of Washington Michael Filipovic Federal Public Defender 

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Assistant Federal Defender 

    POSITION #: 2017-2-LEGAL 

    ANNOUNCED: February 8, 2017 

    CLOSES: Priority given to Applications received by March 1, 2017 

    The Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington is accepting applications for an Assistant Federal Defender in our Seattle office. The attorney will also be expected to represent clients in federal court in Tacoma. The position provides the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse, and rewarding work environment. The Federal Public Defender operates under the 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. Responsibilities include managing cases at varying stages of litigation; preparing pleadings, briefs and motions; appearing on behalf of the client in court hearings and at other related proceedings; providing representation of individuals in federal habeas corpus proceedings under 28 U.S.C. §2254 and §2255; developing litigation strategies; meeting with clients, experts, witnesses, family members and other duties as assigned. 

    The successful candidate must be a graduate from an accredited law school and a member in good standing with a state bar association. Five years trial experience, excellent writing skills and significant appellate experience are preferred for this position. Spanish fluency is a plus. Essential for this position are the abilities to manage a substantial caseload, travel, work flexible hours, possess a reputation for integrity, work in a team environment, and possess effective organizational and prioritization skills. Federal Public Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law. 

    This is a full-time position with federal salary and benefits based on qualifications and experience. The starting salary range is $91,600 to $152,500 with potential for promotion. The salary will be based on education and years of relevant experience consistent with federal guidelines and regulations. This position is dependent on federal funding and subject to mandatory Electronic Funds Transfer (direct deposit). Employment will be considered provisional pending the successful outcome of a background fingerprint check. 

    Qualified persons may apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and two work references (including names, addresses and telephone numbers). This position will be open until filled. 

    Applications may only be submitted by email to: Michael Filipovic Federal Public Defender Attn: Human Resources 


    The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the work place.

  • 02/17/2017 2:02 PM | Anonymous

    Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks to hire an attorney in its Seattle office to advocate for people with intellectual, sensory, mental health, and physical disabilities across Washington.


    The attorney will spend a significant amount of time educating individuals with disabilities about legal rights and self-advocacy strategies. The attorney will respond to calls and letters from individuals seeking assistance from DRW and will travel to facilities serving these individuals to provide in-person services.  The attorney will provide services that empower people with disabilities to advocate for themselves through concise interviews, focused research, provision of information, referrals and advocacy tips, and development of informational publications. The attorney also will monitor, investigate and advocate for individuals and groups who are abused, neglected, or have had their civil rights violated. This position requires frequent travel throughout Washington State to monitor facilities and provide in-person technical assistance services.  This position will not have a primary focus on litigation, but the attorney will from time to time work on systemic litigation brought by DRW.


    DRW strives to be an inclusive and diverse organization. Therefore, attorneys with disabilities, diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, other protected classes, and bilingual fluency, in particular Spanish fluency, are all strongly encouraged to apply.  DRW works to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights. We do this to further our mission, which is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. Therefore, the ideal candidate has personal and professional experience working on behalf of marginalized communities generally or for people with disabilities specifically. This could, for example, be through civil rights advocacy or experience with the criminal justice system, civilly committed individuals, or immigrant rights. A law degree from an accredited school of law and current good standing with the Washington State Bar Association at the time of assuming the position are required. The attorney must be an organized, self-motivated professional who is able to work collaboratively with other DRW staff to engage in creative, multimodal advocacy strategies to achieve social justice for people with disabilities. The attorney may potentially supervise non-attorney staff, including legal interns. Strong research, writing, and oral communication skills are required. 

    About DRW:

    DRW is a private nonprofit organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities across Washington.  DRW is designated by the governor as the independent federally-mandated protection and advocacy system for Washington State. As such, DRW promotes, expands, and protects the human and civil rights of people with disabilities. For information about DRW, visit


    To Apply:

    Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three reference contacts to the attention of Kaitlin Nicolls at Disability Rights Washington, 315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 850, Seattle, WA 98104 or at The first deadline for submissions is February 24, 2017. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.

    ·                         Position Title: Attorney

    ·                         Company Name: Disability Rights Washington

    ·                         Location: Seattle (International District)

    ·                         Posted: January 26, 2017

    ·                         Job Function: See description

    ·                         Entry Level: pay commensurate with experience

    ·                         Education and Experience required: A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited school of law and a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association at the time of assuming the position. 

    ·                         Job Type: Full-time

  • 02/17/2017 1:44 PM | Anonymous


    INNOCENCE PROJECT NORTHWEST, founded in 1997 at the University of Washington School of Law, has an immediate opening for a Paralegal/Project Coordinator to help manage efforts to conduct case investigation, obtain post-conviction DNA testing and litigate prisoner’s claims of innocence. The Paralegal/Project Coordinator will support implementing federal grant initiatives to expand access to DNA testing for eligible prisoners and coordinate IPNW’s case processing and management systems.

    Applicants must have 3 or more years’ paralegal, legal assistance, or other relevant experience and possess excellent organization, analytic, research, communication and computer skills. A Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal certification is preferred, as is experience in a criminal or public interest law setting and fluency in Spanish.

    IPNW is committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

    To apply, please email a cover letter and resume as one attachment to, and please include “Paralegal” in the subject line. Applicants should also review the complete job description and submit requested assessments through this link Paralegal-Project Coordinator at UW Hires.

  • 02/17/2017 1:43 PM | Anonymous


    INNOCENCE PROJECT NORTHWEST, founded in 1997 at the University of Washington School of Law, has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney to serve as our DNA Fellow. This position is funded by a two-year NIJ/Bloodsworth grant and will manage an active caseload of post-conviction DNA cases while working to expand access to DNA testing for eligible prisoners. In addition to litigating post-conviction DNA motions throughout Washington, the fellow will conduct prisoner outreach and help recruit, train and coordinate with our pro bono partners.

    Applicants must be admitted or eligible for admission to the Washington State Bar and have experience litigating motions in criminal, innocence or post-conviction matters. Attorneys familiar with Washington’s post-conviction DNA testing laws, forensic science and DNA evidence, as well as those fluent in Spanish are desired.

    IPNW is committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

    To apply, please email a cover letter and resume as one attachment to and include “DNA Fellow” in the subject line. Applicants should also review the complete job description and submit requested assessments through this link Staff Attorney-DNA Fellow at UW Hires.

  • 02/17/2017 1:24 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. 



    Assistant Attorney General – Ecology Division in Olympia  (Deadline:  2/16/17)

    Assistant Attorney General – Spokane Division’s Interdivisional Section  (Deadline:  2/20/17)

    Assistant Attorney General – Civil Rights Unit in the Corrections Division in Olympia  (Deadline:  2/22/17)

    Assistant Attorney General – Seattle Office (handling Civil Rights, Campaign Finance and Environmental Protection)  (Deadline:  2/28/17)

    Assistant Attorney General – Consumer Protection Division in Seattle  (Deadline:  3/6/17)

    Assistant Attorney General – Consumer Protection Division in Seattle, 2nd position  (Deadline:  3/6/17)



    Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO. It is the recognition, respect, and appreciation of all cultures and backgrounds and the fostering of the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment. The core values of the AGO are served by a strong commitment to the value of diversity and by promoting an inclusive workplace. The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring any information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693 or Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or

  • 01/29/2017 4:24 PM | Anonymous

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

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



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