Statewide Advocacy Counsel
Northwest Justice Project (NJP) seeks a Statewide Advocacy Counsel (“AC”) to support high quality representation and legal advocacy across the program. The AC will provide general support on civil procedure and trial practice across subject areas and coordinate NJP’s substantive work in employment and reentry law. Every year, NJP provides legal services in over 14,000 cases, serving over 30,000 low-income people in Washington State. The ACs coordinate strategic litigation and other advocacy efforts in their area(s) of expertise and support advocates across the state in furthering NJP’s mission of combatting injustice, strengthening communities and protecting the human dignity of Washington’s low-income individuals, families and communities.
The AC serves as a member of NJP’s leadership team and works closely with the Senior Managing Attorneys and Client Access Senior Managing Attorney, as well as other ACs and NJP’s executive management to meet the overall goals and commitments of the organization. The position will likely be based in Seattle, but NJP will consider placement in another field office, dependent on space. Travel throughout the state required. This is a full-time position.
· Advocacy Leadership:
o Identify, assess and communicate emerging issues and unmet client legal needs, including needs unique to populations who experience particular barriers to accessing the justice systems.
o Develop and support affirmative litigation and systemic advocacy (including appeals) in identified subject matters;
o Facilitate the work of statewide advocacy task forces and work groups; establish and promote cross-program advocacy teams. Develop and promote effective advocacy strategies, including non-litigation projects (for example, community legal education efforts, client/community/program relationship building, collaboration with bar and court-related access to justice activities);
o Develop and maintain relationships with equal justice partners and stakeholders.
· Advocate Support
o Serve as a resource to advocates on affirmative civil litigation practice, including civil procedure, discovery and evidentiary issues, and trial and argument preparation.
o Serve as a resource to advocates and equal justice partners on employment and reentry related legal issues, litigation and policy advocacy needs. Develop advocate expertise in these subject matters across the state.
o Assist individual advocates, task forces, and work groups to define and obtain client objectives, including resolving potential inconsistencies in strategies, funding source compliance requirements, professional responsibility and ethical obligations, and/or competing interests of client communities;
o Help to identify the need for, develop, and update advocacy resource materials, including practice manuals and case handling standards, media releases and client access materials;
o Help assess professional development needs of NJP advocates; work with NJP’s professional development specialist to develop and deliver training and facilitate effective mentorship of NJP advocates.
o Develop training, with other civil legal services partners, to expand expertise and increase the capacity of NJP advocates and equal justice partners.
· Race Equity Leadership
o Advance NJP’s organizational commitment to fight racism and to incorporate equity and inclusion in the work we do and the environment we create; approach their work with a desire to learn and grow regarding racial equity.
o Serve as a leader, in collaboration with other members of NJP’s leadership team, in developing resources to advance racial equity in advocacy work.
· Program Initiatives
o Work with statewide leadership team to promote balanced and equitable distribution of work through the program, and ensure that client representation and advocacy activities are consistent with the program mission, NJP’s Strategic Plan and Washington Access To Justice Board's Hallmarks and State Plan;
o Help to carry out program initiatives in order to help meet NJP objectives as a dynamic statewide law firm to empower clients and combat injustice in all forms.
· A demonstrated commitment to serving low-income people; understanding of the unique needs of populations that experience particular barriers to access to justice systems and of effective approaches and methods for addressing those needs;
· A minimum of 8 years of litigation experience; excellent litigation skills and experience leading affirmative or complex litigation. Skill with mentoring and supporting other advocates seeking to grow litigation skills.
· Significant substantive experience in one or more of the following areas: plaintiff’s side employment law, reentry or civil rights; the willingness and ability to develop expertise in other substantive areas.
· Commitment to advancing racial equity in legal advocacy; experience engaging with racial equity initiatives. Cultural competence with low-income client communities.
· Ability to effectively communicate, motivate others, and work collaboratively with diverse groups of people with varying perspectives, experience, and expertise;
· Ability to listen deeply, integrate feedback, and develop strong relationships internally and with community organizations. Experience engaging with client communities and community based organizations as a partner in advocacy.
· Leadership, initiative, creativity and problem solving abilities; willingness to take risks and to embrace change and uncertainty;
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
· Ability to regularly travel throughout Washington state and the willingness to periodically work outside typical office hours.
· Member of Washington State Bar or ability to obtain membership by motion.
· Understanding of civil equal justice or legal aid programs in Washington State; experience working in civil legal aid.
· Experience working in tribal communities and familiarity with tribal code.
· Experience working with farmworkers.
· Experience leading teams, with or without direct supervisory authority.
· Experience with advocacy in all levels of state and federal court, and administrative forums; ability to use non-litigation advocacy tools to advance strategic goals
· Ability and willingness to learn and integrate new technologies and methodologies to efficiently perform responsibilities.
Salary will be commensurate with the scope of responsibilities for the position. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, which includes 100% paid employee health premiums and significant premium shares for family health premiums, as well as generous time off.
Hours of work: NJP’s typical office hours are 9:00 – 5:00, Monday through Friday. Statewide Advocacy Counsel Positions are exempt and those in the position are expected to work the hours needed to meet the professional responsibilities.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and current resume to Victoria Hester at email@example.com . Email subject line should clearly reference “Statewide Advocacy Counsel.” Application materials should specifically identify examples of relevant cases applicant has handled, including whether as lead or co-counsel, policy and other non-litigation advocacy, transactional work, training, CLE presentations, etc., recognitions and references.
NJP will applications for this position through November 15, 2019.
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, gender identity, gender expression, 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 Victoria Hester at (206) 707-0998.
The Criminal Division of the Seattle City Attorney's Office seeks one or more entry-level Assistant City Prosecutors to join their team. This division represents the City in prosecuting misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and traffic infractions in Seattle Municipal Court. Criminal attorneys rotate through units dedicated to reviewing incident reports and filing cases, trials, and domestic violence cases. This is an exciting opportunity for an attorney to learn to manage a dynamic caseload and develop trial skills. In addition to this opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to public service, the City Attorney's Office offers a generous benefit program which includes paid leave benefits, paid parental and family leave, low cost health benefits, and the opportunity to participate in a defined benefit retirement program. Please apply through the Seattle City’s job website HERE. [Closes 11/12/2019 @ 4:00 pm]
SOLICITATION OF APPLICANTS INTERESTED IN SERVING AS
SUBCHAPTER V TRUSTEES
The United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for inclusion in a pool of trustees who may be appointed on a case-by-case basis to administer cases filed under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (Subchapter V), which amended chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code. Those with business, managerial, consulting, mediation and operational experience are encouraged to apply. The appointment is for cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Alaska and the Western District of Washington, as well as in nearby Districts or Divisions, as appropriate. Subchapter V trustees may receive compensation and reimbursement for expenses, in each case in which they serve, pursuant to court order under 11 U.S.C. § 330. Trustees are not federal government employees. All resumes must be received on or before November 15, 2019. For additional information, qualification requirements, and application procedures go to http://www.justice.gov/ust/eo/private_trustee/vacancies/11ad.htm
Columbia Legal Services is a legal advocacy organization that advances social, economic, and racial equity for people living in poverty. We hold government agencies, institutions, and other actors accountable to address the root causes of racism and their manifestation in unfair treatment and inequitable access to resources, power, and opportunities based on race. We focus on dismantling unfair systems of mass incarceration and immigration. We believe that communities should have a voice in the creation and implementation of the policies, laws, and legal systems that impact them.
We are committed to an environment of mutual respect, collaboration, and equal opportunity for all employees, and strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, people who have been affected by mass incarceration, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. We believe in building and sustaining an organization that is reflective of the communities we serve, and is diverse in work background, experience, education, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities. We believe that the resulting diversity is both a source of program strength and a matter of fundamental human fairness.
Columbia Legal Services seeks a committed, hardworking, and organized full-time legal assistant to support all aspects of advocacy and office administration and contribute to our efforts to meet our clients’ civil legal needs and fulfill our mission.
The Legal Assistant works under the direction of the Deputy Advocacy Director and assumes responsibility for complex litigation support and other advocacy-related activities, and the administrative and advocacy-related needs of the local office. CLS offices have a collegial atmosphere that emphasizes teamwork, flexibility, and mutual accountability. All staff members are expected to strive to understand the values, cultures, and concerns of the client communities we serve.
The Legal Assistant is expected to proficiently:
• Assist with preparing pleadings, correspondence and other needed documents, and perform other legal assistant tasks as needed.
• Provide general, local office administrative support.
• Maintain electronic and hard-copy files, organize documents and enter data. • Distribute information by mail, fax and e-mail.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing with clients and client communities (often internationally), community agencies and organizations, and government agencies.
• Organize meetings, trainings and conference calls. Who We Are Position Summary
• Conduct general research on the internet and in libraries, etc. Experience with the following duties is a plus (please indicate in your resume/cover letter):
• Conduct intensive fact development supporting advocacy, including research and client/witness interviews.
• Support complex litigation in state and federal courts, including managing voluminous discovery files and information.
• Provide in-person support for trials/hearings and policy hearings/presentations.
• Use eDiscovery software and tools.
• Must be bilingual in English and Spanish and able to provide effective and accurate translation and interpretation (written and oral) assistance.
• Commitment to civil legal services and sensitivity to people from diverse backgrounds - all staff members are expected to strive to understand the values, cultures, and concerns of the client communities we serve.
• Comfortable with technology and willing to learn new software programs; demonstrated proficiency in the use of law office technology including Microsoft Office applications for the creation and management of complex documents, spreadsheets, and e-mail; proficiency with Access or other database software preferred.
• Ability to work independently while participating as an effective member of the office team.
• Willingness to expand skills and responsibilities and participate in community outreach.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of individuals including members of various internal departments, co-counsel, and partner organizations.
• Willingness to work across offices (primarily using online tools).
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (oral and written).
• Lived or other demonstrated meaningful and sustained experience with people living in poverty, people of color, immigrant, or indigenous communities or the criminal legal system is a plus.
This full-time, non-exempt position is a bargaining unit position, eligible for representation by Washington Legal Workers, our in-house labor union. Salary is commensurate with years of experience, based on a scale governed by our collective bargaining agreement. The salary range for 0-7 years of experience is $40,000 - $48,200 and includes an annual cost-of-living adjustment (plus a $60/month stipend for bilingual capability) and increases with each year of experience.
We also offer a comprehensive compensation package with 15 paid holidays, between 15-21 paid vacation days, 12 sick days, and between 3-5 personal days each year, as well as paid parental and family medical leave benefits and a partially-paid sabbatical every 7 years. We pay 100% of employee premiums for excellent health, vision, and dental benefits plus 50% of the maximum out-of-pocket deductible and Qualifications Compensation offer heavily subsidized family premiums. We also offer a 403(b) retirement benefit with employer contribution and a match, disability and life insurance, a subsidized transit pass, and an employee wellness program.
Send a cover letter, resume, and completed Equity Statement in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make Bilingual Legal Assistant your subject line. We accept applications on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received before November 15th. CLS will contact you only if we decide to pursue your application. If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please contact the above email.
The UW Moderate Means Program (MMP) is the flagship pro bono program for students at UW Law and provides legal referrals for low and moderate income individuals as a part of the statewide Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Moderate Means Program. More info in the link below:
The Boeing Company is seeking an experienced attorney to provide legal advice and counsel to various businesses within the Boeing Global Services Commercial division. The successful candidate for this position will provide legal support to hardware product and software development and sales organizations as well as parts procurement.
The Senior Counsel will report to the Chief Counsel for BGS-Commercial, and will be based in the Seattle, Washington area.
· Contract interpretation, drafting and negotiation. Contracts range from hardware and software sales and distribution agreements, to procurements, and range in complexity from simple transactions to billion dollar transactions. Assist business development teams and procurement and customer facing personnel with contract negotiation and some drafting. Provide risk-based legal assessment and advice concerning contract revisions and negotiations.
· Contribute to development of pro forma contracts.
· Partner with executive leadership teams on legal issues faced by the business and devise strategies to mitigate risk.
· Help structure collaborations with partners and participate in acquisitions and joint ventures from due diligence to post deal integration.
· Analyze complex legal issues and provide clear and concise advice that is actionable by the business organization. Work with subject matter experts in export control, privacy, employment and others to balance overall needs of the business with specific subject matter concerns.
· Determine Boeing's rights and obligations in disputes under its contracts with its suppliers and customers. Provide advice regarding pre-litigation disputes, including evaluation of claims, assessment of rights and remedies at law and under the contract, and negotiation and documentation of settlements.
Qualifications & Skills
· Juris Doctor degree from top tier law school, with record of high personal academic achievement.
· Licensed attorney in good standing.
· At least 7 years' relevant experience at a nationally recognized and well-regarded law firm or in-house experience at a global enterprise with a technology focus.
· Extensive knowledge of general contract law and transactions, drafting contracts, conducting negotiations.
· Experience in some or all of the following: intellectual property, the UCC, commercial parts and software distribution and licensing.
· Strong client management skills.
· Ability to quickly identify potential legal risks.
· Be comfortable coordinating with various support functions within Boeing.
Desired competencies and traits:
· Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, and is able to communicate effectively with broad range of business people and other professionals in locations around the globe.
· Demonstrates maturity, inspires confidence and establishes rapport with others easily and effectively.
· Contributes to workplace culture that values collegiality and a teamwork ethic.
· Acts with high integrity and sense of humility.
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.
Click on the link below to access full position descriptions and qualifications for each of these ATTORNEY opportunities. You can also visit the state's centralized recruitment site at www.careers.wa.gov. For information about the AGO, visit www.atg.wa.gov.
AAG - Torts Division in Tacoma - The Office's Torts Division has an opening for a lawyer with at least 5 years of litigation experience to be located in its downtown Tacoma office. (DL: 11/11/19) Closing soon!
AAG – Spokane Division’s Tort Section - The Office's Christine O. Gregoire Spokane Division has an immediate need to fill an assistant attorney general position in its Tort Section. (DL: 11/12/19) Closing soon!
AAG - Licensing & Administrative Law Division - The Licensing & Administrative Law Division in Olympia is looking for an attorney to perform a range of litigation and advice, including assisting the Employment Security Department to implement the new paid family and medical leave law. (DL: 11/13/19) Closing soon!New! Deputy Solicitor General - The Solicitor General's Division is responsible for U. S. Supreme Court practice, appellate assistance programs, coordinating amicus briefs, preparing AG Opinions, writing ballot measure materials, coordinating statewide legal issues, coordinating certain litigation involving the federal government, and at times directly representing the state in significant matters. (DL: extended to 12/4/19)
New! AAG - Complex Litigation Division - The Office has an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced attorney interested in litigating complex, high-profile cases. (DL: 12/8/19)
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Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO.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, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation 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 information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com
Experienced Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Attorney (Seattle)
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking a partner-level attorney with significant experience in commercial loan workouts and restructurings and commercial bankruptcy to join its Seattle or Portland office. Experience with bankruptcy, receivership, and related insolvency proceedings is required, as well as strong academic credentials and analytical ability. Candidates with portable business are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please upload as one PDF: A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent, Diversity & Inclusion, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, OSB ad, firm website, etc.).
MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.
Thurston County Public Defense Mission:
To Defend and Protect Our Clients' Constitutional Rights, One Person at a Time"
**This employment opportunity will remain open until filled. The Thurston County Public Defense Office reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time. To ensure consideration for this position, please submit your application as soon as possible**
Thurston County Public Defense (TCPD) is currently recruiting for TWO full-time Defense Attorney positions. A Defense Attorney practices in either District Court, Juvenile Court or Superior Court with moderate supervision from a higher-level defense attorney. Immediate placement for these positions will be in District Court for Misdemeanor representation consistent with the District Court summary of duties below.
Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
TCPD utilizes a holistic defense model. Holistic representation is a client-centered, community-oriented approach to criminal defense that is currently emerging as an effective and critical solution to challenges within our criminal defense system. Holistic representation is based on the principle that defense lawyers and staff need to take an interdisciplinary approach - at times beyond the courtroom - to best represent clients and to address underlying issues affecting contact with the criminal justice system.
OTHER POSITION RELATED INFORMATION:
For more information about these positions, please contact Mia Pagnotta, (360) 786-5868.
This position is:
- NOT represented by a Union
- NOT eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Eligible for benefits
Items required to be considered for this position:
- Letter of Interest
- Supplemental Questionnaire (Question 1)
- Applicant Disclosure Form (Pursuant to RCW Section 43.43.830) (Questions 2-10)
MRSC is seeking an attorney to fill a full-time Legal Consultant position. The Legal Consultant is an attorney who provides guidance to local government staff and officials throughout Washington State, including but not limited to direct phone calls and emails, written articles, and presentations. MRSC does not serve as legal counsel for any individual or entity, and our attorneys do not represent local governments or officials in litigation. Candidates with experience as local government legal counsel in Washington State are strongly encouraged to apply. First review of applicants will be Monday, October 28. For more details, see the Legal Consultant job description posted to our website.