For many years, Columbia Legal Services has represented some of the most marginalized people in our community. We use every legal tool available on their behalf. Our role to serve people and use advocacy that might otherwise not be available makes our work an integral part of the Washington Alliance for Equal Justice. Our vision of justice is when people have the necessary tools and opportunity to achieve social and economic justice, a more equitable and inclusive society is possible. Through large-scale litigation, policy reform, and innovative partnerships, our lawyers and other staff work in furtherance of our mission. The ideal candidate for any position at Columbia Legal Services will be able to articulate their role in the achievement of that vision.
Columbia Legal Services seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to work in our Working Families Project. This position will provide systemic, multi-forum legal advocacy to advance a broad range of legal issues affecting farm and other low-wage workers and their families in Washington. This position will focus primarily on employment, as well as related civil rights matters and access to equal opportunities in our communities.
· Work with a team of attorneys and legal workers on complex trial and appellate litigation, class actions, and legislative advocacy.
· Creatively investigate and pursue new opportunities and identify practices and laws that adversely affect the rights and diminish the benefits of low-wage workers, and devise creative strategies for addressing these problems.
· Assist with the development of campaigns and strategies to advance the goals of the project team.
· Coordinate with other advocacy groups, legal services organizations, and the private bar to identify opportunities and execute strategies to advance the law for low-income populations.
· Be available to travel occasionally around the state and work flexible hours. May include travel to Olympia during the legislative session.
· Bilingual skills in Spanish/English are required.
· Minimum of 5 years of litigation experience.Judicial clerkships, fellowships, or externships may be counted as up to one year of litigation experience.
· Demonstrated commitment to racial, social, and economic justice.
· Ability to analyze complex problems and develop creative, practical systemic solutions.
· Excellent written and oral communication, research, negotiation, and analytical skills; superior attention to detail.
· Willingness to work well independently and on a team, prioritize responsibilities, and meet deadlines on time-sensitive projects.
· Experience in impact litigation, particularly in public interest and civil rights law.
· Cultural competence and experience working with low-income client communities, particularly immigrant and indigenous populations.
· Washington State Bar member or willingness to seek admission as soon as possible upon hiring.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
CLS offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation package including generous holiday and paid time off, and excellent health care benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Applications will be considered by August 31, 2016. Please note that due to the volume of applications received, CLS is unable to respond to every application. CLS will contact you if we decide to pursue your application. If you apply by e-mail, please make Seattle Staff Attorney - WFP your subject line. Please send your letter of interest, resume, three professional references, and a 5-10 page writing sample to:
Trisa Kern, Director of Program Administration
Columbia Legal Services
101 Yesler Way Suite 300
Seattle, Washington, 98104
Columbia Legal Services is committed to a policy of pluralism and equal opportunity in an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its client communities, Board and staff. Pluralism refers to the active promotion of mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity among people who are diverse in work background, experience, education, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental and physical abilities, veteran status, or any other perceived differences. The resulting diversity is both a source of program strength and a matter of fundamental human fairness. If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application process, contact Sharon Nyland at 206-464-1122 or email@example.com.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an attorney in its Seattle office with a minimum of three years' experience in the areas of technology transactions, licensing, intellectual property, commercial, and supply chain contracts to join its Technology practice, focusing in the areas of software, hardware, and related high technology. Our practice includes working with established companies and emerging company clients in many industries, including advertising, games, enterprise, software services, retail, fintech, health, and digital media, among others.
Qualified candidates must have outstanding academic credentials; very strong drafting and writing skills; excellent client relationship and interpersonal skills; and references. Law firm experience preferred, as well as immediate transferable skills. All replies confidential.
To apply, please upload your cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager; resume; copy of your law school transcript; and a brief writing sample to: http://www.dwt.com/Technology-Associate-Attorney--Mid-Level-Lateral-Lawyers/
The Business and Tax practice group in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an associate attorney with a minimum of three years' experience in general corporate law and business transactions, including mergers & acquisitions with a focus on commercial finance, particularly borrower-side secured lending, bilateral or syndicated. Project Finance experience a plus.
Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, writing skills and references. Qualified candidates should have the ability to assume second chair responsibilities in large corporate finance transactions, and first chair responsibilities in smaller transactions. All replies confidential.
To apply, please upload your cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager, a resume, copy of your law school transcript, and a deal list to: http://www.dwt.com/Corporate-Finance-Associate---Mid-Level-Lateral-Lawyers/
The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) is recruiting for Hearings Judges (Industrial Insurance Appeals Judge 3). This recruitment will be used to fill positions as they become available in Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle, Yakima and Spokane.
Duties: The Hearings Judge presides over conferences and hearings where evidence is presented pursuant to Rules of Evidence and Superior Court Rules, and issues written decisions resolving appeals filed under the Industrial Insurance Act, Crime Victims Compensation Act, Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act, and other acts as determined by the Legislature.
Salary: Up to $86,916 annually.
Great Benefits! Medical and dental for you and your family, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability, paid holidays, sick leave, annual leave. We pay for your CLEs!
Qualifications: Candidates must be an active or judicial member of the Washington State Bar Association.
Application Process: You may apply online at here.
About the Agency: The BIIA is a medium-sized state agency under the administration of three full-time Board Members. The BIIA is independent from the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) and hears appeals from decisions made by L&I in several areas. The three principal types of appeals are:
Industrial insurance (workers' compensation).
Safety citations under the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA).
· Employer Premiums (Tax Assessment or Classification).
For more information about the BIIA, please visit www.biia.wa.gov.
Position: Program Manager -- Civil Legal Aid to Crime Victims
Agency: Office of Civil Legal Aid
Opening Date: July 1, 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled
Start Date: Summer or Fall 2016
Job Type: Regular, Full Time
Salary: $72,000 - $80,000 Annually DOQ
Location: Seattle, Tacoma or Olympia
Travel: Substantial Travel Within Washington State Is Contemplated
The Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA) seeks a full-time attorney to develop,implement, monitor and effectively support the legal aid programs, attorneys and advocates providingcivil legal aid services to victims of crime.
OCLA is an independent state judicial branch agency that manages and oversees state appropriationsfor civil legal aid in Washington State. Pursuant to an interagency agreement with the Department ofCommerce’s Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA), OCLA will implement and oversee astatewide program to provide integrated emergency civil legal aid to victims of crime. Pursuant to astatewide Civil Legal Aid to Crime Victims Plan, OCLA will subcontract with seven civil legal aidproviders to provide civil legal aid services to crime victims in all parts of Washington State. Theprincipal purpose of the program will be to provide effective civil legal aid services in concert with other community-based professional service providers that address critical civil legal issues that arise
from criminal victimization and that will help crime victims move beyond their victimization in ways that are consistent with their individual and family safety, security and well-being. Crime victims for whom civil legal aid will be provided include victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, child abuse, hate crimes and other crimes against people.
Funding for this program originates from the federal Victims of Crime Act and related congressional appropriations. Sub-recipient activities will be governed by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), 42 USC §1603, applicable federal guidelines, OCVA’s Victims of Crime Act State Plan, applicable state laws and the Purpose and Principal Strategies for the Integrated Civil Legal Aid to Crime Victims Program.
The Civil Legal Aid to Crime Victims Program Manager will have primary responsibility to develop, implement, oversee and report on the performance of sub-recipients that receive funding for the delivery of civil legal aid to crime victims. Principal activities will include, but are not limited to:
a. Originate and monitor contracts with participating civil legal aid programs.
b. Serve as OCLA’s principal liaison with staff at the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state fiscal, administrative and reporting requirements.
c. Track, aggregate, analyze and report on data documenting the services provided to crime victims, including qualitative and quantitative outcomes achieved.
d. Ensure agency and sub-recipient compliance with OCVA fiscal, client service and narrative reporting requirements.
e. Coordinate with statewide organizations providing services to crime victims including, but not limited to, the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Washington Association of Sexual Assault Programs and the Washington Coalition of Crime Victims Advocates to ensure effective coordination between the VOCA-funded civil legal aid program and other emergency services programs for victims of crime.
f. Coordinate regularly with two legal aid program-based statewide crime victim advocacy coordinators to develop and deliver training and provide necessary support for crime victim legal aid providers and advocates.
g. Produce an Annual Report on the substance and impact of VOCA-funded civil legal aid services provided to crime victims.
h. Coordinate regularly with the Director of the Office of Civil Legal Aid on all matters relating to the implementation of the Integrated Civil Legal Aid to Crime Victims Program.
a. Prior grant/contract and project management experience.
b. Understanding and demonstrated facility in working with and on behalf of people who experience racial, social, gender, ability-based, linguistic, social, cultural or other characteristics that result in discrimination, differential treatment or disparate outcomes.
c. Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.
d. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to organize information in a clear and concise manner.
The Preferred Candidate Will Have
a. A license to practice law in Washington State.
b. Previous work experience with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or victims of other crimes.
c. Knowledge of substantive laws affecting crime victims, including immigration law.
d. Experience with data analytics and reporting.
e. Demonstrated leadership skills.
The Civil Legal Aid to Crime Victims Program Manager will report to the Director of the Office of Civil Legal Aid
Compensation and Benefits
Applications should be filed electronically with firstname.lastname@example.org and should include the subject heading Statement of Interest -- Civil Legal Aid for Crime Victims Program Manager.
Submissions must include:
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applicants will be notified if an interview will be requested. This position will remain open until filled. OCLA reserves the right to close this recruitment at any time.
While a very small agency, the Office of Civil Legal Aid is committed to building and maintaining a work environment that values a wide range of personal and professional characteristics and experience.
OCLA seeks applications from all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a disabled person.
OCLA believes in providing substantial professional flexibility consistent with necessary accountability considerations. OCLA also supports Washington State’s greenhouse gas reduction efforts. It therefore takes a generous approach to telecommunication and off-site work activity.
If reasonable accommodation is required to assist an otherwise qualified individual to timely respond to this Notice, please contact:
Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid
James A. Bamberger, Director
PO Box 41183
Olympia, WA 98507
Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington
Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
Seattle City Light
Seattle City Light, a Department of the City of Seattle, is a publicly owned utility dedicated to exceeding our customers' expectations by delivering the best customer service experience of any utility in the nation. Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public utility in the nation, serving more than 780,000 residents in the City of Seattle and eight adjacent jurisdictions. Recognized as a national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, Seattle City Light provides safe, low-cost, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power.
Seattle City Light has approximately 1,800 employees, with the majority represented by 15 labor unions. The Human Resources Business Unit is seeking a Labor Relations Coordinator to be responsible for the full range of internal labor relations activities for several unions belonging to the Coalition including the Joint Crafts Council, Locals 5, 8, 117, 286, 1239, Inlandboatmen's, Local 17, Local 17IT, Local 21, Local 79, Local 289, Local 32, Local 15, and Carpenters. This position supports labor strategies that advance Seattle City Light's strategic goals and reflect sound principles of human resource management.
Under executive direction of the Human Resources Officer, you will be responsible for working with City Personnel Labor Relations staff, management and employees, through their union's business representatives, to plan and implement labor relations programs and represent City Light in all aspects of labor relations and related human resource issues.
The primary job functions of the Labor Relations Coordinator are:
Education: A Bachelor's degree in Labor Relations, Business or Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Economics, or a closely related field (other combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability).
Experience: Three years of progressively responsible labor relations administration experience are required.
Certification/License: Driver's License or equivalent mobility.
Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review.
Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: www.seattle.gov/light/
LABOR RELATIONS COORDINATOR
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
If you are unable to apply on-line you may submit a paper application by the closing date to our office.
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500
Seattle, WA 98104
Stoel Rives LLP is looking for an associate with 3 to 4 years of experience to join the Litigation practice group in Seattle. Strong academic credentials, writing skills and interpersonal skills are required. Membership to the Washington bar is preferred. Judicial clerkship experience is a plus. Principals only, no recruiters please.
Stoel Rives LLP enjoys an over-100-year tradition of excellence as a leader among U.S. law firms. We offer a multi-office platform and world-class clients together with focused, individual training and professional development for all our attorneys. With nearly 400 lawyers firmwide, we are proud to provide a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Click here to apply: http://webapp.stoel.com/asp/viselfapply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=9&FilterJobID=85
Lauren Howard | Lawyer Recruiting and Professional Development Assistant
STOEL RIVES LLP | 760 SW Ninth Ave, Suite 3000 | Portland, OR 97205
Direct: (503) 294-9178 | Fax: (503) 220-2480
email@example.com | www.stoel.com
THE STOEL RIVES PORTLAND OFFICE IS RELOCATING. EFFECTIVE MAY 31, OUR NEW OFFICE
ADDRESS WILL BE: 760 SW Ninth Avenue, Suite 3000, Portland, Oregon 97205.
Position Details Position Title Staff Attorney, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law & Equity
Position Number Staff_11163
Department Law School
Additional Department Market Reference
Pay Range 11
FLSA Status Exempt
Position Category Professional
Position Type Parttime
Months Per Year 12
Hours Per Week 20 FTE .53 FTE
Job Description Position Summary Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Staff Attorney to join our community.
The Korematsu Center advances justice and equality through research, advocacy, and education. Its advocacy work includes involvement in civil rights litigation and policy; its research includes work on book projects and other scholarship; and its education efforts include its work with students and outreach to the general public. The Staff Attorney will assist in all dimensions of the Center’s work and report directly to the Executive Director and Director of the Korematsu Center.
Seattle University School of Law educates ethical lawyers who distinguish themselves through their outstanding professional skills and their dedication to law in the service of justice. Faculty, students and staff form a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative community that promotes leadership for a just and humane world. The Law School’s commitment to academic distinction is grounded in its Jesuit Catholic tradition, one that encourages open inquiry, thoughtful reflection and concern for personal growth. Innovation, creativity and technological sophistication characterize our rigorous educational program, which prepares lawyers for a wide range of successful and rewarding careers in law, business and public service.
Essential Job Functions
The Staff Attorney will assist the Korematsu Center Executive Director and Director with the daytoday operation of the Center, which will include the following:
1. Further develop the Civil Rights Amicus Brief Project Researching and drafting amicus briefs on civil rights and criminal justice issues Engaging communities through signon strategies Developing and sustaining relationships with other advocacy organizations to support their work via amicus contributions
2) Help oversee and support the Korematsu Center’s litigation and advocacy efforts.
3) Assist in the Civil Rights Amicus & Advocacy Clinic. The clinic is a 6unit course offered once each academic year. The staff attorney may coteach classes and supervise clinic students on litigation and advocacy efforts. In the past, these efforts have included direct representation in federal district and appellate courts, amicus briefs before the Washington Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court, and advocacy reports.
4) Supervise student fellows and volunteer advocacy fellows working on Center projects. In previous years, we have had student fellows and volunteer advocacy fellows work on discrete projects, such as amicus briefs and policy reports.
5) Assist with Center’s advancement efforts, including writing grant proposals. Marginal Job Functions Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Qualifications: J.D. degree or equivalent; active bar membership; at least three years of federal or state litigation or judicial clerkship experience; excellent communication, research, writing, and analytic skills; facility with Microsoft Office and computerized legal research (Westlaw or Lexis)
All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, vision, and values. All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.
Preferred Qualifications Teaching experience and civil rights litigation experience helpful
Compensation Salary will be discussed during the interview process and is commensurate with qualifications.
Excellent Benefits Package Our excellent benefits package currently includes: Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, significantly subsidized for employee and dependents; generous retirement plan; vacation, sick leave, 12 holidays plus Christmas week off, community service leave; Transportation pass 75% paid; Automatic payroll deposit; Library privileges for employees; University fitness facilities free for employees; S.U. tuition for employees and dependents administered in accordance with University policies.
Application Instructions Please apply online at: https://jobs.seattleu.edu. Applicants are also required to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying.
Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 2062965870.
NonDiscrimination Policy Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices. In addition, the University does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program.
All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the University’s Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity, Chief EEO Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA/504 Coordinator by calling (206) 2962824.
Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the University’s Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators:
Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) 901 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 981221090 (206) 2962824 Office of Human Resources RINA 214 (206) 2965870 firstname.lastname@example.org Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. Quick Link
Applicant Documents Required Documents
2. Cover Letter
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. References Supplemental
Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
1. * How were you referred to this job posting? Seattle University jobsite Indeed.com HigherEdJobs.com NWjobs.com/Seattle Times Craigslist.com Chronicle of Higher Education Social Media (LinkedIn, Facebook, etcPlease name in next question) Industry Specific Jobsite (Please name in next question) Employee Referral (Please name in next question) Other (Please name in next question) Yesler Terrace Resident
2. If Other, Employee Referral, Social Media or Industry Specific Job Site please specify: (Open Ended Question)
Northwest Justice Project Job Announcement
Staff Attorney – Spokane Office
The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that pursues its mission through legal representation, community partnerships, and education to combat injustice and promote the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities throughout Washington. NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission through the work of our Spokane office serving Spokane, Lincoln, Whitman, Stevens, Ferry, and Pend Oreille Counties, in Eastern Washington. This is a full-time position.
Successful applicants for this position will have experience in all aspects of civil litigation with emphasis on housing, consumer, barriers to employment and other issues that impact low-income persons in Washington. Experience in affirmative litigation in state or federal court and experience in addressing systemic issues is a plus. Applicants should be culturally competent and have demonstrated experience working with low-income client communities, communities of color, limited English and persons with disabilities. Washington State Bar Association membership in good standing, the ability to acquire membership through reciprocity, or ability to take the next Washington bar exam is required. Significant civil legal aid and related advocacy experience is strongly preferred.
JOB DUTIES: The Spokane staff attorney will undertake a range of duties including, but not limited to:
· Use strategic methods and a broad range of advocacy tools in multiple forums to address high priority client needs, with particular focus on legal needs of persons and groups that experience special barriers to accessing civil legal services, including immigrants, youth, seniors, disabled persons, and other groups.
To apply submit a letter of interest and current resume to: Karen Holland at email@example.com. Application deadline: June 17, 2016.
NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact Karen Holland at (206) 707-0802.
Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S. is seeking an attorney with 3-5 years of corporate transactional experience. Candidates should have superior academic credentials, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and commitment to deliver exceptional client service. We offer competitive salary, friendly people and wonderful, team-oriented working environment. Check us out at www.cairncross.com. EOE. Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to:
Human Resources Coordinator
Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.
524 Second Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104