DuBois Cary Law Group, PLLC, a boutique family law and estate planning firm, is seeking a full-time, temporary contract attorney to join our family law practice group. Applications to be a part of our outstanding team of professionals are being accepted from attorneys who are eager to learn, possess excellent legal research and writing skills, and are dedicated to a career in family law. Finance backgrounds are a plus. Compensation commensurate with experience. Qualified individuals should submit a resume, cover letter, at least 3 professional references and less than 10 page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Labor and Employment Associate
Stoel Rives’ Labor and Employment Group continues to grow. Our attorneys provide strategic counseling ads and litigation services across the full spectrum of labor and employment law. The Seattle office is seeking an associate with a minimum of four years of relevant work experience to join our full-service platform. Ideal candidates will have general employment litigation experience, as well as experience with traditional labor law and employment counseling and advice. Qualified candidates will have strong academic credentials, writing skills, interpersonal skills and be self-starters with a commitment to excellence. Candidates can look forward to being part of a vibrant and growing practice and the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative team environment. Membership to the Washington bar is strongly preferred. 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.
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The Federal Bar Association is accepting applications for a Lawyer Representative position from the Eastern District of Washington to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Lawyer Representatives are appointed by the Judges of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. The term of appointed is typically three years. Past Lawyer Representatives have found this to be a very rewarding and fulfilling professional experience. Any attorney admitted to practice in this District is encouraged to apply.
During their term of service, Lawyer Representatives attend the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, held in the summer of each year. They are eligible to participate in various Ninth Circuit and District Court liaison activities and committees. In their third year, they usually serve on the Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee (LRCC) for the Circuit and they participate in at least two additional meetings outside the District such as the Conference Executive Committee, Chief District Judges Annual Meeting, or the Chief Bankruptcy Judges Annual meeting. This link provides more information about the role of a Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative: http://www.ce9.uscourts.gov/lawyer_reps/. ; Expenses, such as travel, are partially reimbursed per the Court's policy which may be reviewed at: http://www.waed.uscourts.gov/content/lawyer-representative-reimbursement-policy.
Locally, Lawyer Representatives serve as voting members of the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Washington's Board ("FBA") and help in the planning and implementing of various FBA-sponsored activities.
There are five lawyer representative positions for the Eastern District of Washington, each serving staggered terms. Geographic diversity is encouraged with at least one position being filled from outside the Spokane area (e.g. Walla Walla, Tri-Cities, Wenatchee, Yakima, Moses Lake, Pullman, or Colville areas). The Court also desires to balance the selection between those with Civil, Criminal, and Bankruptcy practices.
Letters of application should be submitted no later than Friday, February 19, 2016 to;
Brendan V. Monahan, FBA President
120 N. Naches Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902
Your letter should include background information about yourself, your thoughts regarding improving the administration of justice within the District and the Circuit, as well as your ability to commit the time necessary to fulfill the duties of appointment.
Applications will be screened, and appointments will be made by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Successful applicants will be notified by the Court.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington is currently has an Assistant U.S. Attorney position available in the Criminal Division, Yakima branch office.
Justice seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive. There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background. Justice fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.
This vacancy announcement can be found on the USAJobs website at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427015700 .
Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA)
United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Washington
402 East Yakima Ave, #210
Yakima, WA 98901
About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington has three offices. The main office is located in Spokane, a branch office is located in Yakima, and an unstaffed office is located in Richland. This District employs approximately 55 personnel, including six Assistant United States Attorneys and five support staff assigned to the Yakima branch office. The office has a competent, friendly, and talented staff, and an outstanding relationship with its client-agencies.
Job Description: The office currently has an Assistant United States Attorney position available in the Criminal Division, Yakima branch office. The attorney selected will be part of a dedicated team assisting in the enforcement and prosecution of federal criminal laws. The primary assignments for this attorney will be the investigation and prosecution of white collar fraud and economic crimes, but will also include a wide-range of criminal matters involving firearms, drug trafficking, immigration, counterfeiting, child exploitation, explosives, and violent crimes. This is a full-time, permanent position.
The branch office is located in the city of Yakima in central Washington. The Eastern District of Washington is comprised of 20 counties and is bordered by Canada to the north, Oregon to the south, Idaho to the east, and the summit of the Cascade Mountains to the west. This area is rich in rolling farm land, forested mountains, and arid desert. Because this area celebrates four distinct seasons, recreational opportunities are numerous and include, bicycling, hiking, snow skiing, water sports, fishing and hunting. More information on Yakima and its educational opportunities, medical facilities, arts, sports, etc., can be viewed on the internet at www.ci.yakima.wa.us [external link].
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 4 years post-J.D. experience. United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants must possess excellent research and writing skills, superior oral communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Ideal applicants will possess significant trial or other relevant experience involving white collar fraud and/or economic crimes. Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with attorney team leaders, attorneys, staff, and client agencies.
Salary: Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $45,477 to $120,365 plus locality pay where authorized.
Travel: The attorney selected for this position in the Yakima branch office will travel frequently to Richland, which is approximately 85 miles from Yakima, and occasionally to Spokane which is approximately 200 miles from Yakima.
No later than February 22, 2016, interested applicants must email: (a.) a signed cover letter referencing Vacancy Announcement: 16-WAE-2016-1 and specifically addressing applicant's experience in prosecuting/investigating white collar fraud and/or economic crime; (b.) a detailed resume; (c.) a writing sample edited solely by applicant (at least 7 pages in length, containing substantive legal analysis); and (d.) a current performance evaluation/rating, if any, all in pdf format to:
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United States Attorney’s Office
Attn: Kathy Devlin, Administrative Services Specialist
920 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 340
Spokane, Washington 99201-1494
No telephone calls please.
Application Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2016
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Number of Positions: 1
Updated February 5, 2016
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Equal Employment Opportunity: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.
Reasonable Accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities: The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements. Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority. Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to email@example.com
and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com [external link]. Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC). See list of DPOCs.
Suitability and Citizenship: It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Veterans: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).
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Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Assistant Director, Annual Fund & Alumni Relations to join our community.
The Assistant Director of Annual Fund & Alumni Relations for the School of Law will, in partnership with the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund, create and implement a strategic alumni relations and annual fund plan designed to promote bonds between the law school and its 11,000 alumni, thus enhancing the law school’s reputation and resulting in increased financial support for the school and professional opportunities for alumni.
This position reports to the Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Fund in the School of Law.
Seattle University School of Law educates ethical lawyers who distinguish themselves through their outstanding professional skills and their dedication to the 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.
Real Estate Associate
The Portland office of Stoel Rives LLP is seeking an associate with 2 to 4 years of real estate transactional experience. The ideal candidate will have sophisticated commercial real estate transactional experience including financing, leasing and development matters. Candidate must have strong academic credentials, writing and interpersonal skills, and must be a self-starter with a commitment to excellence. Candidate can look forward to being part of a dynamic practice and will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment. Membership in the Oregon Bar is preferred but not mandatory. Principals only. Recruiters must reach out to Dorianna Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss candidate submissions prior to sending candidate materials.
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Midlevel Litigation Associate (Seattle)
The Seattle, Washington, office of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is seeking a full-time associate with three to five years of practical experience in general commercial litigation. The successful candidate will have strong academic credentials, have excellent written and oral communication skills, be dedicated to meeting client needs and deadlines, and enjoy learning and working in a team environment. Current membership in the Washington State Bar Association or qualification for reciprocity is necessary.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and writing sample by e-mail to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For recordkeeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g., WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).
MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace
Pierce County Superior Court
About the Pierce County Superior Court
The Pierce County Superior Court is an innovative, high preforming, high volume, urban court with 22 elected judges and eight court commissioners. Its mission is to actively manage the business of the court to provide for fair, prompt and efficient resolution of disputes; maintain independence and parity as an equal branch of government; and provide due process and individual justice.
The key elements of the Court’s current strategic plan fall into seven areas: enhancing the administration of justice; broadening access to justice and service to the public; promoting competence, professionalism and civility; judicial independence-insuring impartiality and accountability; improving court facilities; affectively utilizing technology; and building trust and confidence through community outreach.
For more information visit the Pierce County Superior Court website: http://co.pierce.wa.us/superiorcourt.
About the Position
The Court Administrator guides a staff of 26 employees and oversees an annual operating budget of nearly $16 million. The Court Administrator is responsible for directing and coordinating all administrative and operational functions of the Court and allocating resources in a manner that maximizes efficiency in court operations and enhances service to the public. More specifically, this position oversees talent management, labor relations, facilities, probation services, the operation of the court rooms including docket preparation, case management, courtroom coverage, jury administration, interpreter services, court security, media relations, and ADA accommodation.
Under the direction of the Presiding Judge, the Court Administrator carries out the following functions:
· Provide visionary insight: Be able to translate the Superior Court’s strategic goals into both long and short-range plans that are comprehensive, realistic, effective and meet court requirements. Identify key opportunities resulting from data analysis. Develop and strengthen long-term strategies for the effective management and adjudication of cases.
· Facilitate change: Oversee the change management process, including successful communication strategies, involving others in the implementation of change and monitoring and reinforcing process and success. Create an environment for court employees that encourages original and innovative solutions. Identify and initiate court innovations.
· Think/look ahead: Be ahead of the curve on federal, state and local requirements and initiatives and how they impact the court. Find creative ways to be more efficient.
· Fiscal management: Develop and present the court’s operating budget, monitoring of revenues and expenditures, ensuring that all programs are within budget and cost effective.
· Think strategically: Visualize what might or could be, as well as the day-to-day strategic approach to court issues and challenges. Analyze metrics, statistics and trend data to improve court performance.
· Fearless commitment to vision: Create and communicate a vision that is aligned with the strategy and direction of the bench. Clarify other’s involvement in the vision, inspiring a sense of energy and ownership, creating a culture of high performance, efficiency and recognizing the efforts of others.
· Inspire trust: Communicate honestly, be consistent, follow through on commitments, create an atmosphere of integrity, marked by a fair respectful behavior.
· Speak and write effectively: Explain direction and ideas with conviction in all settings; formal presentations, one-on-one and small and large meetings.
· Listen to others: Citizens, employees, peers and partners.
· Promote open communication: Maintain an environment where communication is open and direct, encouraged, rewarded and relevant.
· Lead: Continuously build and reinforce the strength, reputation and leadership of the Court’s administrative staff. Engage, motivate and inspire employees around a shared vision and mission. Demonstrate principled leadership, personal courage and decisiveness.
· Build talent pools: Hire, monitor, develop and manage staff. Continue to build and enhance a cohesive, dedicated, highly effective team.
· Influence others: Garner support, negotiate persuasively and create positive outcomes.
· Coach and develop: Forge partnerships, inspire commitment, grow skills, promote persistence and shape the Pierce County Superior Court workplace environment. Conduct performance evaluations and develop performance measures and standards.
· Foster collaboration: Provide the tools, information technology systems and resources that create a supportive environment for working as a team.
· Strive for results: Set high standards of performance, be bold, pursue aggressive goals and persist in the face of obstacles. Advance technology through major system and operations implementation and reforms.
Stakeholder Relations and Collaboration:
· Drive effective external communications: Develop and nurture mission-critical relationships with judges, law enforcement, members of the bar, Prosecuting Attorney’s office, Department of Assigned Counsel, County Clerk’s Office, County Executive, County Council, other Courts and the media.
· Build consensus: Collaborate with traditional and non-traditional partners.
· Marshall support: Coordinate and cooperate with individuals and groups having divergent viewpoints and needs.
The Ideal Candidate
For this important role, the Pierce County Superior Court seeks a dynamic, highly credible, unifying leader who is deeply committed to the success of the Pierce County Superior Court. Proven leadership experience is essential and candidates should bring strengths in both external relations and internal management with an ability to balance the two. The successful candidate will report directly to the Presiding Judge.
A bachelor’s degree in public administration, criminal justice, law, business administration or related field with at least seven years experience in a senior leadership role within a large and complex publicly accountable organization that involves leading a diverse staff and management of significant funds. The preferred candidate will have substantial executive court administration experience and experience using administrative best practices in local government and judicial operations. A master’s degree is preferred.
Persons interested in this position must submit a cover letter, salary history and a current resume.
If you have questions regarding this announcement, please call Marissa Karras at 360-956-1336. The position will remain open until filled; however the screening process will move quickly. The annual salary for this position is $105,500 - $142,480 and depends on experience and qualifications. Please submit your application materials as soon as possible but no later than February 26th, 2016 to karrasconsulting.net.
The Pierce County Superior Court is an equal opportunity employer, values workplace diversity and seeks to create an environment and culture that embraces employee differences. All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any other legally protected status. We will provide assistance in the recruitment, application and selection process to applicants with disabilities who request such assistance.
About Pierce County
Pierce County has a population of about 805,000 and is governed by an Executive/Council form of government. The County boasts tremendous outdoor opportunities with miles of Puget Sound waterfront, Mt. Rainier National Park, 361 fresh-water lakes, alpine and cross-country skiing a short drive away and nationally ranked year-round golf courses in the vicinity, while also offering all the urban amenities. Major industries include health care, technology, agriculture, timber products and military installations. Pierce County is home to the city of Tacoma, several suburban cities, small towns and rural communities, as well as forests and farmlands. Pierce County’s moderate climate combined with a contrasting geography of water and mountains encourage a wealth of year round outdoor activities such as sailing, kayaking, fishing, skiing and hiking.
We are recruiting to fill the DSHS Public Records Officer in the Office of Policy and External Relations at the agency headquarters in Olympia, WA.
This position serves as the primary subject matter expert, advising at all levels of agency operations, managing litigation in coordination with the Office of the Attorney General, and overseeing the development, revision, and implementation of agency policies, rules, and procedures in this area.
To find out more information about this opportunity and how to apply, click here.
Employee Relations Advisor
SALARY: $37.87 - $56.82 Hourly
LOCATION: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington
JOB TYPE: Civil Service Exempt, Regular, Full-time
DEPARTMENT: Seattle City Light
BARGAINING UNIT: WSCCCE, Local 21 CL StratAdvrs
CLOSING DATE 02/02/16 04:00 PM Pacific Time
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
We are looking for an Employee Relations Advisor to be part of the Employee Relations Unit in Seattle City Light's Human Resources department. The Employee Relations Advisor is responsible for the administration and implementation of City Light's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), reasonable accommodation, and Family and Medical Leave (FML) programs. This position reports to the Employee Relations Manager.
The Employee Relations Advisor is responsible for the administration and implementation of City Light's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), workplace rules and policies, reasonable accommodation, and Family and Medical Leave (FML) programs.
The responsibilities with respect to the EEO program and workplace policies and rules include:
• Investigate complaints of discrimination, harassment, misconduct and retaliation;
• Prepare investigation reports, conduct debriefing sessions with the parties and management;
• Respond in writing to charges filed with external agencies regarding EEO and misconduct issues;
• Provide advice, information, and recommendations to management regarding the resolution of workplace issues and the interpretation of policies and regulations;
• Review policies and rules for compliance with current best practices and legal standards.
• May oversee and manage outside investigators.
The responsibilities with respect to the administration of the more complex reasonable accommodation cases include:
• Evaluate requests for reasonable accommodations and medical documentation;
• Work with employees and management to identify and implement reasonable accommodations;
• Provide advice to management on accommodation issues.
The responsibilities with respect to the FML program include:
• Evaluate FML requests and medical certifications;
• Communicate to employees and management on the scope of approved FML requests;
• Monitor FML use and provide advice to management on how to effectively manage FML.
Other responsibilities include developing and providing in-house training on EEO, ADA and FMLA issues.
Education: Law degree (J.D.) and membership in any State Bar Association.
Experience: A minimum of three years of experience conducting EEO investigations or legal practice in the area of employment law in a law firm or in-house setting, with a strong preference for candidates with a solid background in providing client counseling on employment law issues.
Certification/License: Driver's license or equivalent mobility.
Ideal candidates will have knowledge of, and experience with, public sector organizational practices and labor unions, experience working in a Human Resources function and a willingness and ability to accept change. Other desired skills include experience with a complex, diverse workforce.
Other desired experience include providing legal analysis/advice regarding discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace; experience with employee complaint resolution techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills, including communicating with employees and management at all levels of the utility; thorough and demonstrable knowledge of all applicable laws, including federal, state and local EEO laws, disability laws, and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. The ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; ability to problem solve in a large diverse organization; ability to objectively assess complex, sensitive situations; excellent analytical skills and ability to interpret and apply applicable employment laws, policies and procedures; good organizational and customer service skills; demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality; and competency with MS Word and Excel are required.
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.