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  • 10/24/2018 4:50 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Disability Rights Washington is hiring a civil rights litigation attorney who can work in Seattle, Olympia, Tacoma, or Spokane. This position is for a licensed attorney with the ability to conduct systemic investigations, develop complex advocacy strategies, and represent both classes and individuals. People with disabilities, people of color, formerly institutionalized or incarcerated, and those from other oppressed groups and all protected classes are strongly encouraged to apply. Details and application instructions are available online here.

  • 10/24/2018 4:49 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Attorneys interested in applying for the 2019 Pierce County Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner List can find an application online here. Applications are due at Pierce County Superior Court Administration, Room 334, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Applicants must have at least five years of experience in Washington State. Additional details here.

  • 10/24/2018 4:48 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Stokes Lawrence is seeking a junior litigation associate to join its Seattle office. This position requires outstanding academic credentials and superior analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills. Clerkship experience is preferred. Additional details here

  • 10/24/2018 4:46 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Seattle City Attorney’s Office is seeking an Assistant City Attorney with 8+ years of experience in real estate, lender finance, and affordable housing closings. This is a unique opportunity to play a critical role in addressing the city’s housing affordability crisis and related stewarding of public funds. The City of Seattle Office of Housing will be this attorney's principal client contact. Most work will focus on financial transactions that support the production and preservation of income- and rent-restricted affordable multifamily housing. Day-to-day work will involve working closely with the Office of Housing staff and representing the City on all aspects of these real estate transactions, including loan documents that reflect and appropriately secure the City's interests in complex mixed financings. Prior experience working with mixed financings that include low-income housing tax credits, tax exempt bonds, Federal HOME and CDBG funds, and other state and local fund sources is critical to this work. 

    For more information and to submit an application, please visit the full job listing[0]=Law%20Department&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs. [Closes 11/6/2018]

  • 10/16/2018 10:39 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR Full Time Position 

    The ACLU of Washington seeks an experienced lobbyist to advance its civil liberties and civil rights legislative agenda in the state capitol and to ensure effective engagement with executive branch agencies, local governmental bodies, and our Congressional delegation. The Legislative Director is a member of the Political Strategies Department and reports to the Political Director.


     The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country's premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan. The ACLU-WA’s staff of 40+ employees and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 80,000 members, activists, and donors. 

    The ACLU-WA maximizes its impact through an integrated advocacy approach that aligns and coordinates legislation, litigation, and public education work across the organization with team members from all departments. We seek team members with a strong understanding of racial justice issues and commitment to centering the voices and lived experiences of directly impacted communities in the development and implementation of advocacy strategies.

     In close collaboration with allies and directly impacted stakeholders, the ACLU-WA has enjoyed groundbreaking legislative victories across a broad range of civil liberties and civil rights. Some highlights include the Washington Voting Rights Act, establishing marriage equality, Legal Financial Obligation reform to end the criminalization of poverty, voting rights restoration for people convicted of felonies, and defeating legislation that undermines civil liberties and civil rights like DNA collection on arrest and a gang bill that would lead to racial profiling. The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, socio-economic circumstance, or record of arrest or conviction. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES   Serve as ACLU-WA’s lead lobbyist in the state legislature, working full-time in Olympia during session and traveling across the state for district meetings during the interim.  Lead the development of the ACLU-WA’s state legislative goals and the creation of strategies and messaging to advance them in Olympia.  In collaboration with ACLU-WA team members across the organization, develop and implement strategies for working with directly impacted stakeholders, allied organizations, and others to achieve legislative goals.  Review legislative proposals, assess their political viability, and evaluate whether and how the ACLU should engage. Coordinate legal analysis, research, and drafting of legislative proposals with ACLU-WA team members and cooperating attorneys.  Persuasively represent the ACLU-WA’s interests in the state legislative process, and at local levels as appropriate, to lawmakers, executive agencies, and stakeholders.  Support development of a plan to grow ACLU-WA’s lobbying capacity.  Build trusted relationships with lawmakers, agency decision makers, and staff by providing clear, fact-based analysis and resources.  In coordination with other ACLU-WA team members, represent the ACLU to coalition partners and before community, government, and academic groups.  Collaborate across departments to prepare issue briefs, action alerts, and talking points, and explain ACLU legislative positions to local media.  Collaborate with national ACLU staff regarding issues and legislative strategies for advancing the ACLU’s agenda at the federal level.  Supervise ACLU-WA legislative session support staff and contract lobbyist(s), if any. Report regularly to the Political Director.  Contribute to a positive, respectful, welcoming, and professional work environment for employees and volunteers.  Attend various ACLU functions and handle other projects as assigned. 

    QUALIFICATIONS  A law degree and substantial knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to civil rights and civil liberties.  At least three years of local, state, or federal legislative and/or policy advocacy with a focus on issues of civil rights, civil liberties, or criminal justice.  Excellent leadership skills to develop allies and to facilitate communication and collaboration among them. Demonstrated ability to work with groups and individuals across the political spectrum.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills; a "quick study" on an array of dynamic issues. Ability to stay organized in a fast-paced environment both in the office and on the road, to manage several projects simultaneously, and to adjust to frequently changing demands.  An understanding of racial justice issues and experience with the development and implementation of advocacy strategies that center the voices and lived experiences of directly affected communities. Page 3 of 3  Experience working in collaboration and coalition with diverse community partners and allies, and an appreciation of the nuances and potential conflicts in the ways in which diverse communities may be affected by our work.  A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences.  Understanding of different communication styles in a work environment and ability to adjust to different work styles in order to collaborate internally and outside of the office.  Ability to work overtime and irregular hours, and to attend evening meetings. Must have a current Washington State driver’s license and access to a vehicle; willingness to either make a daily commute to Olympia (65 miles from Seattle) during the two to four month state legislative session or to live in Olympia part-time during session. Periodic travel throughout the state during the year.  A positive, confident, and professional presentation. This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

     COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Salary is based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include ten paid holidays, three weeks of vacation to start, medical and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and an ORCA card, the regional transportation pass. 

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE To apply, email a letter of application and resume to and include in the subject line of the email: your last name and Legislative Director. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at 

    The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington.”

  • 10/16/2018 10:31 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Technology Transactions & Privacy Associate Attorney –Job #A20170913 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior to midlevel associate to join its cutting-edge Technology Transactions & Privacy practice.  Candidates should have three to six years of experience advising internet platforms, retailers, social media companies, mobile app providers, consumer electronics providers, and/or cloud providers on legal, regulatory and privacy issues related to their products and services throughout all phases of product development and launch.  Commercial and consumer agreement drafting skills and a technical background are a plus.  Candidates must have excellent academic credentials.  To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume and law school transcript.

    Apply Here

  • 10/16/2018 10:30 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Experienced Attorneys–Labor and Employment Law (Seattle)

    The Seattle, Washington, office of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is searching for full-time attorneys (ideally, partners) with experience in labor and employment law, preferably in representation of management/employers. Traditional labor law experience is preferred. Successful candidates will be a partner-level attorney with 10+ years of focused experience in Washington and federal employment matters, including advising clients on day-to-day personnel matters, conducting investigations, and defending wage and hour, employment discrimination, disability discrimination and accommodation, and wrongful discharge claims in litigation and administrative agency proceedings.  Successful candidates will also be ready to assume a significant role in pending cases, advise clients on Washington and federal labor and employment issues, and be able to handle all aspects of litigation. Some portable business desired. Membership in the Washington State Bar Association or qualification for reciprocity is required.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and writing sample by e-mail to Sharae Gross, Recruiting and Professional Development Administrator, at For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your email (e.g., WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).

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

  • 10/16/2018 10:30 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Senior Associate–Employment and Labor Law (Seattle)

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking a full-time associate with at least six years of experience in employment law, preferably in representation of management/employers, to join its Seattle, Washington office.  Traditional labor law experience is a plus but not essential.  The successful candidate will be ready to assume a significant role in pending cases, advise clients on Washington and federal employment and labor issues, and be able to independently manage many aspects of litigation.  Membership in the Washington State Bar Association or qualification for reciprocity is required.


    To apply, please upload as one PDF:  A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Sharae Gross, Recruiting and Professional Development Administrator, at  For record-keeping, 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.

  • 10/09/2018 11:54 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)


    Exceptional Family Law Attorney

    McKinley Irvin is searching for an exceptional attorney to support one of the partners in the Seattle office of our outstanding and highly rated family law firm.  This is a great opportunity for an experienced attorney with a keen legal mind and a desire to focus their career in family law. 


    This position provides a unique opportunity to work closely with a leader in the family law community and to serve a select clientele.  Candidates must have a minimum of three years of experience in family law, be a member of the Washington State Bar, possess strong legal research and writing skills, be able to demonstrate superior academic performance, and have a commitment to provide top quality service to our clients. 

    We are a law firm that does things differently.

    Our attorneys thrive in an energized environment of talented, open and resourceful colleagues who help each other grow and benefit from each other’s experience.

    We have a remarkable team and want to find an equally remarkable attorney to join us, so we can continue to exceed our clients’ expectations now and far into the future.


    If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, and two writing samples which have been filed with the court to Laura Sell, our Law Practice Managing Partner, at All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

    Learn more.

    Read more about what you can expect from us on our website:

    McKinley Irvin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 09/16/2018 1:44 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Business and Tax practice group in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an associate attorney with a minimum of two years of experience in corporate finance and general corporate matters, including experience representing corporate borrowers, banks and/or other financial institutions in secured and unsecured credit facilities.  Experience with preferred equity investments or real estate financing is desirable, but not necessary.  Qualified candidates should have a strong understanding of security interest principles (including the Uniform Commercial Code) and have the ability to assume second chair responsibilities in large corporate finance transactions, with first chair responsibilities in smaller transactions.  Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, writing skills and references.  We prefer candidates with law firm experience, excellent client relationship and interpersonal skills, and a strong academic background.  All replies confidential.  To apply, please click here and upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting; resume; deal sheet and law school transcript.


    Please click here to see a list of all currently available positions at DWT.

     Hiroko Peraza | Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Diversity Outreach Recruitment Manager
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