Job Listings


  • 08/25/2016 5:15 PM | Anonymous

    BECU Opening Statement:

    How would you like to be part of an organization where member values and company values are one and the same? Whose culture encourages and expects employees to advocate for our members -- which has made us the most trusted and respected financial institution throughout the communities we serve and support. That’s BECU—where we put Members First.

     

    We’re looking for dynamic, passionate, engaged employees who value doing what’s right to serve our members – and take pride in knowing that our success depends on everyone who comes to work with us each day.

     

    BECU is Washington’s leading credit union, serving members in the Puget Sound area for 80 years. We know our people are what make us special, and we seek to employ those who want to make a difference. If that’s you, then read on…

    Summary:

    The Paralegal supports BECU’s attorneys by assisting with a variety of legal, regulatory and governance issues, such as drafting legal documents for review, conducting legal research, documenting analysis and maintaining records relating to foreclosure sales, bankruptcies, collections and other needs of the credit union. Under guidance of a BECU Attorney, the Paralegal will also assist with regulatory filings and draft pleadings and correspondence. The Paralegal maintains legal files and supports the maintenance of digital records. The Paralegal will also recommend process improvements and ensure written procedures are documented for all areas of responsibility.

     

    In this job, you will:

    • Perform all responsibilities in accordance with BECU Competencies, compliance, regulatory and Information Protection requirements.
      Gather, organize, summarizes and index documents for various sources for upcoming, pending and potential litigation.
      Assist in maintenance of digital records (engagement letters, conflict waivers, contracts, etc.).
      Support attorneys by preparing documents and comment summaries, and revising and formatting documents. Draft pleadings, court filings, discovery requests and responses, and general correspondence.
      Assist with preparation of recurring and one-time regulatory applications, state/federal/agency filings, questionnaires or applications required in connection with regulatory examinations, code of ethics disclosures, audits, insurance coverage, etc.
      Maintain legal files and notes in the appropriate system.
      Prepare and maintain written guidelines, procedures, and forms/templates.
      Recommend process improvements for the department.
      Ensure written procedures are documented for all areas of responsibility.
      Perform additional duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
      Working towards a paralegal certification from an ABA approved paralegal course preferred.
      Minimum 3 years of related experience in a law firm or in-house legal department required; 5 years preferred.
      Experience working for or with a credit union preferred.
      Proficient verbal and written skills required to effectively communicate in the English language.
      Effective case management and organizational skills.
      Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
      Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
      Excellent judgment.
      Full-time hours required, with additional hours as necessary.

    EEO Statement:

    BECU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.


    https://external-becu.icims.com/jobs/5978/paralegal/job


  • 08/16/2016 8:53 AM | Anonymous

    Midlevel Associate Attorney—Finance (Seattle)

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking a full-time associate attorney with at least three years of commercial lending experience to join its Seattle, Washington office. Knowledge and experience in commercial lending and working with financial institutions required. The successful candidate will have strong research and writing skills and be willing to work effectively in a team environment.

    To apply, please upload as one PDF: A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable). Please address your cover letter to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development.

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


  • 08/10/2016 6:45 PM | Anonymous

    Please share the following job announcement with anyone you think may be interested in working for the Minority and Justice Commission.  We are looking for individuals who are passionate about social justice and taking concrete steps towards eliminating institutionalized racism within the courts: http://www.courts.wa.gov/ employ/docs/5360/Announcement. pdf

     

    Applications are due August 24.


  • 08/10/2016 6:44 PM | Anonymous

    The Attorney General’s Office has AAG opportunities available and we are hoping you’d be willing to share with your colleagues/membership.  In advance of your continued assistance and support, thank you!!! 

     

            AAG – Consumer Protection Division in Seattle  (DL:  8/15/16)

            AAG – Regional Services Division in Yakima  (DL:  8/16/16)

            AAG – Spokane Division’s Labor and Personnel Section  (DL:  8/10/16)

            AAG – Spokane Division’s Social & Health Services Section  (DL:  8/9/16)

            AAG – Social & Health Services Division in Seattle  (DL:  8/7/16)

            AAG – Government Compliance & Enforcement Division in Olympia  (DL:  8/11/16)

           


  • 08/10/2016 6:35 PM | Anonymous

    Agency Charge Investigatory Attorney – Part-Time, Remote - Seattle, WA area

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is searching for one or more part-time contract attorneys in the Seattle area to investigate and respond to agency charges (EEOC or state equivalent) filed against our large national clients. 

     

    Attorneys with prior experience in medium/large employment defense firms who are looking for more flexible hours are encouraged to apply. The engagement will be on a part-time basis at 20-30 hours per week with the ability to work remotely.  A basic home office set up will be provided.

     

    The ideal candidate will have: 

     

    • 7+ years of direct experience investigating and responding to agency charges (primarily involving claims of race, gender or disability discrimination.)   
    • Availability to work an average of 20-30 hours per week. Subject to deadlines and certain time constraints, the attorney could largely set their own “office hours”. 
    • Ability to work remotely, with availability to come into the Seattle office as needed;
    • Availability for occasional, limited travel.  This is a flexible requirement and can be discussed as the need arises.
    • Strong writing skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, both within DWT and the client.

     

    The attorney will be classified as a contract attorney and will be employed by DWT.  Because this position does not provide benefits, the attorney will not average more than 29 hours per week. Please note that we are not currently looking for independent contractors.  

     

    The attorneys will initially be compensated on an hourly basis, ranging from $90-115/hour depending on experience and skill level.  The attorney will advance to a flat fee arrangement at a later point.  The flat fee will generally be based on the attorney’s hourly rate multiplied by the average number of hours DWT expects the attorney to spend investigating and responding to a charge.

     

    If interested, please reach out to Ginni Chen, Surge Staffing Specialist, at ginnichen@dwt.com for more information.  We are currently not accepting Third-Party Recruiter submissions for this position.


  • 07/27/2016 2:58 PM | Anonymous

    Disability Rights Washington (DRW)

    315 Fifth Avenue South Suite 850

    Seattle, WA 98104

    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. DRW is looking for one attorney with 3-5 years of experience.

    Responsibilities:

    The attorney will spend a significant amount of time educating individuals with disabilities about their legal rights and self-advocacy strategies. The attorney will also advocate for individuals and groups who are abused, neglected, or had their civil rights violated. 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.

    Requirements:

    Attorneys with disabilities, diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, and bilingual 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, the criminal justice system, or public and private benefits work. 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 http://www.disabilityrightswa.org/.

    To Apply:

    Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three reference contacts to the attention of Jodi Rose at Disability Rights Washington, 315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 850, Seattle, WA 98104 or email Jodi Rose. The first deadline for submissions is August 3, 2016. 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: July 21, 2016

    • Job Function: See description

    • Entry Level: No

    • 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

    DRW is an equal opportunity employer.


  • 07/27/2016 2:56 PM | Anonymous

    The Washington State Supreme Court’s Pattern Jury Instructions (WPI) Committee is looking for a new part-time attorney --independent contractor (to replace a lawyer in that position recently appointed to the bench).  The advertisement for the position is on the Washington Courts website.  See  http://www.courts.wa.gov/employ/?fa=employ.current.

     


  • 07/27/2016 2:52 PM | Anonymous

    The Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a mid to Sr-level associate for its Health Care Practice Group with a minimum of four years’ experience in health law, including health care regulatory matters; reimbursement; fraud and abuse; contracting; privacy/security; innovative payment models, such as ACOs and bundled payment; digital health.

    A strong academic background is required as well as excellent legal writing, contract drafting and oral communication skills. Candidates must have a JD, with preference given to candidates with active and good standing membership in the Washington State Bar. 

    To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager, resume, a copy of your law school transcript, a relevant writing sample, and a list of references to: http://www.dwt.com/Health-Care-Associate-Attorney---Mid-to-Sr-Level-Lateral-Lawyers/

    Best,


  • 07/27/2016 2:47 PM | Anonymous

    Staff Attorney

    Working Families Project

    Seattle, WA

    Employment Opportunity


    Program Description

    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.

    Position

    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.

    Responsibilities

    ·       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.

    Qualifications

    ·       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.

     

    Compensation

    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

    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

     jobs@columbialegal.org

    Program Policy

    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 jobs@columbialegal.org.


  • 07/18/2016 4:08 PM | Anonymous

    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/