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  • 01/29/2017 4:18 PM | Anonymous

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a mid-level associate attorney with a minimum of four years’ experience to join its Consumer Financial Services Practice Group in its New York City OR Seattle office. The group is collegial, fast paced and provides excellent opportunities for professional development and promotion. Experience in financial services, including payment processing, emerging payments and prepaid, mobile payment, and credit card agreements is preferred, but not required. Qualified candidates must have experience with complex technology transactions, general corporate transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills are required. Candidates currently licensed to practice law in New York are preferred.

    To apply, please upload a cover letter, indicating which office(s) you are applying to, addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Sr. Manager, Attorney Recruiting Initiatives, resume; a deal sheet; and a copy of your law school transcript.

    #LI-SM1

    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.


  • 01/29/2017 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    The Intellectual Property group of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a Patent Agent or Associate with more than two years’ experience in patent preparation and prosecution for its San Francisco or Seattle office. The position will require development of a broad IP practice and, while the position will focus on preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the software and electrical arts, it will also include providing support on a wide variety of IP issues. Experience with cloud computing, cybersecurity, and related areas is desirable.

    Strong academic credentials, writing skills and references required. Only applicants with a CS or BSEE degree, or equivalent industry or law firm experience, and admitted to practice before the USPTO will be considered.

    To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruitment Manager; a resume; school transcript(s); and a writing sample (office action preferred).

    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.


  • 01/29/2017 3:29 PM | Anonymous

    The Washington Initiative for Diversity is looking to hire an Executive Director to be responsible for the strategic, marketing, programmatic and financial management of the Washington Initiative for Diversity. Requirements: Minimum of 5 years of experience in senior-level legal, government or non-profit management; experience working on diversity programming and driving diversity goals and objectives; thorough knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion issues in the legal environment; and experience in performance assessments and related tools to collect, measure and evaluate performance. Salary Range: $55,000 - $75,000/year, depending on qualifications. This is a part-time position - duties will require, on average, 24 to 30 hours per week as required by the workload. Application Process: This position is open until filled. However, for earliest consideration application materials should be received by February 15, 2017. Submit resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements to: Administrative Office of the Courts, Attention Human Resources - P.O. Box 41170, Olympia, WA 98504-1140 – or email to Employment@courts.wa.gov


  • 01/17/2017 1:54 PM | Anonymous

    Company: Seattle City Light

    Job Title: Legal Affairs Advisor

    Pay: $44.16 - $66.29 Hourly

    Location: Seattle

    Job Application Link: https://www.governmentjobs. com/careers/seattle/jobs/ 1624465/legal-affairs-advisor- strategic-advisor-iii-exempt


  • 01/17/2017 1:52 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. 

     

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    Attorney (AAG) - Spokane Division's Interdisciplinary Section  (DL:  1/16/17)

     

    Attorney (AAG) - Social and Health Services Division in Olympia  (DL:  1/18/17)

     

    Attorney (AAG) - University of Washington Division in Seattle  (DL:  1/19/17)

     

    Attorney (AAG) - Transportation & Public Construction Division  (DL:  1/22/17)

     

    Attorney (AAG) - Spokane Division's Social and Health Services Section  (DL:  1/22/17)

     

    Attorney (AAG) - Torts Division in Tumwater - Employment Team  (DL:  1/26/17)

     

    Attorney (AAG) - Torts' Early Resolution Program in Tumwater  (DL:  1/26/17)

     

    Attorney (AAG) – Torts Division – 3 positions on the Employment, Social and Health Services and Transportation Teams – in Tumwater  (DL:  1/30/17)

     

     

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    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 www.washingtonrelay.com.

     

     


  • 01/13/2017 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    County Attorney 1 – Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office

    Misdemeanor Division

     

    http://agency.governmentjobs.com/piercecountywa/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=1626999


    SALARY: $62,688 annually

    Full-time 35 hours per week with benefits

    CLOSING DATE: Must be received by 4:30 p.m., January 20th

    ABOUT THE OFFICE

    The Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, located in downtown Tacoma, is the largest law firm in the county, employing approximately 217 staff including a large number of Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys. Pierce County, which includes Tacoma, has a population of 813,600 and growing. The office has three divisions: the Criminal Division, which is responsible for prosecuting all felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile criminal cases; the Civil Division, which is responsible for providing legal counsel to County officials and representing the County’s interest in court; and the Family Support Division, which is an integral part of the State child support system.

    NATURE OF WORK

    This position performs professional level work in the legal field as a Pierce County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Misdemeanor Division, handling all aspects of District Court criminal practice, from arraignments and pre-trial conferences, to trials and post-conviction hearings. This is an entry-level position. Duties are performed with professional discretion and within office guidelines, professional ethics and standards, and legal requirements. This is an exempt, at-will, temporary position.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Represents the State of Washington, in Pierce County District Court, in all criminal cases from arraignment and pre-trial conferences, to trial and post-conviction hearings.
    • Independently manages a substantial caseload.
    • Prepares witnesses and strategy for trial.
    • Advises law enforcement personnel during the course of criminal investigations. Conducts case review and provides feedback to law enforcement officers on legal issues impacting admissibility of evidence.
    • Performs other related work as required.

    Just as important as the ability to perform the essential functions of the position are the following core competencies and characteristics:

    • The desire and ability to uphold the mission and core values of the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office as outlined below.
    • The ability to interact in a positive and engaging manner with colleagues and members of the community, treating every contact as a valued individual contributing to inclusiveness in the work environment and embracing and promoting diversity;
    • Exceptional interpersonal ability coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • The ability to build partnerships and promote teamwork;
    • A professional image and positive, approachable demeanor;
    • A commitment to teamwork and helping others achieve goals;
    • The ability to multi-task and handle numerous responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced working environment;
    • Creativity and open-mindedness;
    • Strong learning acumen;
    • Ability to type on a personal computer at an acceptable level of proficiency for independent production of work product and operate standard office machines and software.

    Mission Statement:

    Pursuing Justice. Representing the People. Serving Our Community.

    Core Values:

    Justice: We vigorously protect the rights of the people of Pierce County and hold offenders accountable. We support crime victims and their families.

    Excellence: We maintain the highest standards of personal and professional performance in service to the community.

    Teamwork: We work respectfully with each other, all members of the justice system, and the community to promote the public good.

    Accountability: We believe in open government and accept responsibility for the decisions we make. We are fiscally sound, innovative, and operationally efficient.

    Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards in carrying out our responsibilities.

    Respect: We treat our co-workers and all members of the community professionally, fairly and with dignity.

    RECRUITING REQUIREMENTS

    U.S. Citizenship (RCW 36.27.010, RCW 36.27.040, and RCW 29), admission to the practice of law as an attorney in the State of Washington (RCW 36.27.010), and the ability to successfully complete and pass a thorough background investigation and interview is required. A valid Washington State driver’s license is also required.

    APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

    To be considered for this position, please submit resume, letter detailing relevant experience and list of references via email to Lisa Hilligoss, Human Resources Manager, at ehillig@co.pierce.wa.us.

    This is a competitive selection process. Your materials will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed above. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the needs of the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews.

    Pierce County will provide reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities during the selection process, if requested. Please notify the Human Resources Department at (253) 798-7480 of the accommodation needed, preferably at the time of application, but at least two days prior to the date needed.

    It is the policy of Pierce County that no person shall be subjected to employment discrimination because of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.


  • 01/05/2017 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Office Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance is seeking an innovative and collaborative enterprise risk and policy professional who has demonstrated leadership and management skills to fill the position of Administrative Risk and Policy Manager.  DOH is an employer of choice supporting employee engagement programs including Infant at Work, flex-work, tele-work, and workplace modernization. 
     
    Reporting to the Chief of Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance, the Administrative Risk and Policy Manager works with both internal and external stakeholders including the Department of Enterprise Services and Office of Risk Management to improve the application of enterprise risk management principles across the agency in order to minimize the Department's liability exposure.  This position has two (2) direct reports, both of which supervise two staff.
     
    The Administrative Risk and Policy Manager is a member of the office leadership team and is responsible for the following:
     

    • Overseeing the tort claims process for the Department.
    • Evaluating risk oriented legislation for DOH.
    • Working with the Attorney General's Office to negotiate and settle tort claims, other legal issues and lawsuits filed against the Department.
    • Lead contact for the Department on litigation hold issues.
    • Overseeing the Department's public records, information governance and information security programs
    • Takes over leadership responsibilities when the Chief of Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance is out of the office.
     
    To learn more about the position and to view the complete position description, visit:  http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/9400/DOH3503_-_Position_Description.doc.   
     


  • 01/05/2017 2:15 PM | Anonymous

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie, LLP has a number of positions open:

    2017 1L Patent Prosecution/Litigation Fellowship - Job #A20161203 – Seattle, Washington

    The 2017 Perkins Coie 1L Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation Fellows will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

    · Candidates must be a first-year law student in good standing pursuing the degree of Juris Doctor at an ABA accredited law school.

    · Candidates must have a strong academic record as well as experience that demonstrates great promise for a successful career in the legal profession.

    · Candidates must have the technical or scientific background necessary for the practice group’s work. Applicants with prior professional technical or scientific experience are preferred.

    Applicants for Patent Prosecution positions must be eligible to sit for the Patent Bar. Candidates with Electrical Engineering and Computer Science degrees are preferred.

    To be considered, please submit the following materials by clicking on the link below:

    · Resume

    · Cover Letter (a brief transmittal letter is sufficient)

    · Three references (please provide name, email, phone)

    · Undergraduate, graduate and, if available, law school transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable)

    · Legal writing sample (10-page maximum)

    Application period begins Thursday, December 1, 2016 and ends Monday, January 16, 2017.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/summer-program/job-listings/index.html

    2017 1L Diversity Fellowship - Job #A20161214Seattle, Washington

    The 2017 Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Student Fellows will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

    · Candidates must be a first-year law student in good standing pursuing the degree of Juris Doctor at an ABA accredited law school.

    · Candidates must have a strong academic record as well as experience that demonstrates great promise for a successful career in the legal profession.

    · Candidates must meaningfully contribute to the diversity of the law school student body and, upon entering the legal profession, the legal community.

    To be considered, please submit the following materials by clicking on the link below:

    · Resume

    · Three references (please provide name, email, phone)

    · Undergraduate and, if available, law school transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable)

    · Legal writing sample (10-page maximum)

    · Personal Statement (one-page, single-spaced)

    Your personal statement should go beyond your resume to tell your unique personal history.

    Please do not submit a cover letter. In-office interviews will be granted to finalists before fellowships are awarded.

    Application period begins Thursday, December 1, 2016 and ends Monday, January 16, 2017.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/summer-program/overview.html

    Associate Attorney - Commercial Litigation - Job #A20160905 - Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a mid-level litigation associate to join its White Collar & Investigations practice. The associate primarily will be engaged in representing clients in government investigations, prosecutions, and enforcement actions, litigating civil fraud matters, such as False Claims Act and securities proceedings, and conducting internal investigations. Candidates must have at least three years of experience at a national law firm working on complex litigation matters, preferably including white collar work, working for a government regulator, prosecutor's office or public defender, and/or service as a judicial clerk (federal clerks preferred). All applicants must have a JD from a top law school, strong law school grades and excellent writing skills. To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining your specific interest in and qualifications to join a white collar practice, a current resume, law school transcripts, and a self-edited writing sample.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/commercial-litigation-associate-job-a20160905-seattle-wa.html

    Associate Attorney - Environment, Energy & Resource - Job #A20160714d - Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior to mid-level associate to join the firm’s Environment, Energy, and Resources practice. The ideal candidate will have two to four years of experience on environmental regulatory and/or litigation matters. Experience with the Clean Air Act, the Renewable Fuel Standard, and/or working with the petroleum refining industry is preferred. The practice includes stationary source, mobile source, and fuels work for the petroleum refining industry and related work for other industries. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and strong writing, advocacy and client service skills. Prior federal judicial clerkship is a plus. To be considered, please provide your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/environment-energy-resources-associate-job-a20160714f-seattle.html

    Associate Attorney - Financial Transactions - Job #A20161220 - Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an entry-level or junior associate to join our Financial Transactions practice group. Experience in banking, commercial and real estate finance and accounting is strongly preferred. All candidates must have strong academic credentials and be a member of the Washington State Bar. To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/financial-transactions-associate-job-a20161220-seattle-wa.html

    Associate Attorney - Patent Prosecution - Job #A20161104 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent prosecution associate with three to six years of prosecution experience to join its growing patent prosecution practice. Candidates must have a degree in computer science or electrical engineering, strong academic credentials and excellent references. All candidates must be admitted to the USPTO and must be members of the Washington Bar. To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and graduate/undergraduate transcripts.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/patent-prosecution-associate-job-a20161104-seattle-wa.html

    Associate Attorney - Product Liability Associate - Job #A20161221 - Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a junior associate to join its Product Liability practice group. Candidates must have at least one year of experience through either a federal clerkship and/or working on complex litigation matters at an AmLaw 100 law firm. Excellent academic credentials are required. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume and law school transcript.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/product-liability-associate-job-a20161221-seattle-wa.html

    Associate Attorney - Technology Transactions & Privacy - Job #A20160514a – Seattle, Washington

    Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a midlevel associate to join its cutting edge Technology Transactions & Privacy practice. Candidates should have three to six years of experience which includes general US and international privacy and data security. Helpful to have experience advising internet platforms, retailers, social media companies, mobile apps providers, social media companies, cloud storage providers and telecommunication companies. Commercial and consumer agreement drafting skills a plus. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials. To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume and law school transcript.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/technology-transactions-privacy-associate-job-a20160514-seattle.html

    Associate Attorney - Trademark Copyright Media & Brand Protection Associate - Job #A20161218 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP seeks an attorney with two to five years of relevant trademark experience to work with our Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice. The ideal candidate will have well-developed skills in U.S. and international trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution and enforcement. Experience with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, IP transactions, advertising, marketing and promotions matters, as well as handling copyright-related issues and registration is strongly preferred. Attention to detail, the ability to work well in a group, as well as the ability to work independently, are important characteristics. Successful candidates will have strong academic credentials, excellent legal writing skills and a proven track record in all aspects of a trademark, copyright, domain name, and advertising practice. Experience in a large law firm setting is also preferred.

    Our nationally-ranked Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice represents multi-national clients in a wide range of industries, from consumer products, software, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, forest products and construction, to retail, finance, health care, high technology, biotech, fashion, music, advertising, marketing, and interactive entertainment, as well as start-ups and smaller businesses. The firm has a strong focus on intellectual property practices, and one of the largest trademark practices in the Pacific Northwest.

    To be considered, please provide your cover letter, resume, writing sample, references and law school transcript.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/trademark-copyright-media-brand-protection-associate-job.html

    Associate Attorney - Trademark Copyright Media & Brand Protection - Job #A20160801 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP seeks an attorney with at least six years of relevant trademark experience to work with our Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice. The ideal candidate will have experience in U.S. and international trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution and enforcement. Experience with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, IP transactions, advertising, marketing and promotions matters, as well as handling copyright-related issues and registration is strongly preferred. Experience in a large law firm setting is also preferred. This is a non-partnership track position.

    Our nationally-ranked Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice represents multi-national clients in a wide range of industries, from consumer products, software, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, forest products and construction, to retail, finance, health care, high technology, biotech, fashion, music, advertising, marketing, and interactive entertainment, as well as start-ups and smaller businesses. The firm has a strong focus on intellectual property practices, and one of the largest trademark practices in the Pacific Northwest.

    Please submit a resume, law school transcript, writing sample and references by accessing the link below.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/trademark-copyright-media-brand-protection-attorney-job.html

    Niko Olsrud | Perkins Coie LLP

    TEMP ATTORNEY RECRUITING ASSISTANT

    1201 Third Avenue Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099

    D. +1.206.359.3262

    F. +1.206.359.9000

    E. NOlsrud@perkinscoie.com



  • 01/05/2017 11:03 AM | Anonymous

    LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL

    VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITIONS

    2017-2019

    Lewis & Clark Law School is now accepting applications for two visiting assistant professor (VAP) positions. Each VAP position will run for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years. One VAP position is in Lewis & Clark Law School’s top-ranked environmental, natural resources and energy law program. The other VAP position is in Lewis & Clark Law School’s highly ranked lawyering program. Depending upon curricular needs, selected VAPs may teach courses in other programs as well. 

    The position is ideal for those interested in transitioning to a career in academia. VAPs will have the opportunity to focus on teaching, scholarly research, and writing in preparation for that transition. Each VAP will teach three courses per academic year and write at least one article or other scholarly piece per year. VAPs will receive mentoring from Lewis & Clark Law School’s full-time faculty. VAPs will also participate in faculty colloquia, committees, special visitor events, and other professional and social engagements throughout the academic year.

    Ideal candidates will have a J.D., at least 2 years of practical experience, the ability to teach and communicate effectively, and strong writing and research skills. We strongly encourage applications from persons in groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession. Ideal candidates will have experience working with diverse populations, demonstrated ability to contribute to campus diversity efforts, and/or evidence of cultural competence.

    Lewis & Clark Law School is located in Portland, Oregon. Our campus is in a stunning wooded area adjacent to a state wilderness park and offers a peaceful setting for concentrated research and writing. The campus is located only 10 minutes from downtown Portland and several of Portland’s close-in neighborhoods. Portland offers outstanding restaurants, bars, and coffee shops; excellent traditional and innovative theater and dance; a vibrant music scene; and an impressive and expanding network of bicycling and walking infrastructure. The members of our faculty have a diverse array of interests and expertise, providing the opportunity for the exchange of stimulating ideas and scholarship. 

    The VAP receives a salary of $50,000 per year, plus contribution towards benefits. The VAP will have a private office and access to our excellent library resources. 

    To apply, please submit the following by February 3, 2017, to Doreen Corwin, corwin@lclark.edu:

    (1)            C.V.;

    (2)            Law school transcript;

                (3)        Cover letter explaining your interest in the VAP position and describing how your experience will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity;

                (4)        Explanation of proposed research for articles or other writings; and

    (5)        List of areas of teaching interest.

               

                Lewis & Clark Law School adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to employment and has a firm commitment to promote the letter and spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws. 

    For further information, please visit http://law.lclark.edu/ or contact

    Professor Melissa Powers at (503) 768-6727 or powers@lclark.edu.