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  • 11/17/2015 4:17 PM | Anonymous

    Health and Welfare Attorney

    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

    Job #A20150603 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle Office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking an attorney with a minimum of seven years of experience focused on design and compliance requirements for health and welfare plans. Specific experience with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), privacy and security requirements under HIPAA, and the intersection of employee benefits, healthcare, and data privacy is required. A candidate with experience representing clients at an AmLaw 100 law firm is preferred. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter and resume.

    Perkins Coie is committed to creating and fostering a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/senior-attorney-health-and-welfare-job-a20150603-seattle-wa.html

  • 11/17/2015 4:16 PM | Anonymous

    Intellectual Property

    Job #A2015111 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent prosecution associate with one to six years of prosecution experience to join its growing patent prosecution practice. Candidates must have a degree in computer science, strong academic credentials and excellent references. All candidates must be admitted to the USPTO and must be members of the Washington Bar. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and graduate/undergraduate transcripts.

    APPLY

    Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

    For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/associate-attorney-patent-prosecution-job-a20151111-seattle-wa.html

     

     

  • 11/17/2015 4:16 PM | Anonymous

    Federal Tax Associate

    Federal Tax

    Job #A20150801 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a junior to mid-level associate to join its Federal Tax practice group. Candidates must have a minimum of two years of federal income taxation experience including experience with taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, corporate, partnership and limited liability company formations, and executive compensation. Experience with international business transactions a plus. Experience at an AmLaw 100 law firm is preferred. Excellent academic credentials are required. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume and law school transcript.

    Perkins Coie is committed to creating and fostering a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/federal-tax-associate-job-a20150801-seattle-wa.html

  • 11/17/2015 4:15 PM | Anonymous

     Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection

    Job #A20140606 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP seeks an attorney with three to six years of relevant trademark experience to work with our Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice. The ideal candidate will have well-developed skills in U.S. and international trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution and enforcement. Experience with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, IP transactions, advertising, marketing and promotions matters, as well as handling copyright-related issues and registration is strongly preferred. Attention to detail, the ability to work well in a group, as well as the ability to work independently, are important characteristics. Successful candidates will have strong academic credentials, excellent legal writing skills and a proven track record in all aspects of a trademark, copyright, domain name, and advertising practice. Experience in a large law firm setting is also preferred.

    Perkins Coie is committed to creating and fostering a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/associate-attorney-trademark-copyright-job-a20140606-seattle-wa.html 

  • 11/17/2015 4:13 PM | Anonymous

     

    Criminal Division Chief

    Salary:

    $130,000-$150,000

    Location:

    Columbia Center, 701 5th Avenue, Suite 2050

    Job Type:

    Civil Service Exempt, Regular, Full-time

    Department:

    Law

    Bargaining Unit:

    Not represented

    criminal division:

    The Chief of the Criminal Division bears overall responsibility for the operation and management of the 60-person Division within the Seattle City Attorney’s Office.  The Criminal Division prosecutes misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes in Seattle Municipal Court.  The Division also represents the City on contested infractions in the Seattle Municipal Court.  The Division is currently organized into six teams: Prosecution Support (Administration), Domestic Violence, Appellate/Filing, Specialty Courts, and two trial teams.   

    CHIEF POSITION:

    The City Attorney’s Office is uniquely positioned to maintain public safety while progressively addressing disparities within the criminal justice system.   The City Attorney continues to seek ways to reform criminal justice policies while strategically deploying resources necessary to address ever-changing community needs.  The Criminal Division Chief works in conjunction with the City Attorney to further this mission.  The ideal candidate will embrace challenges with agility and creativity.

    job description:

    Manage the work of the Criminal Division of the City Attorney’s Office

    ·         Provide facilitative leadership to experienced professionals and mentorship to newer lawyers and staff

    ·         Develop case filing and disposition guidelines and policies

    ·         Directly supervise lead attorneys and managers 

    ·         Oversee projects and cases that require immediate response or decision-making

    Coordinate with multiple City departments

    ·         Collaborate with Seattle Municipal Court, Probation, Seattle Police Department, and defense agencies to support functions of the municipal justice system

    ·         Respond to inquiries and concerns regarding criminal matters from within the office, elected officials,  public constituents, media, and City or County departments

    ·         Coordinate with department public disclosure attorneys and promptly respond to requests pursuant to the Public Records Act

    ·         Represent the Criminal Division in cross agency efforts, workgroups, and committees involving issues related to public safety

    Manage personnel decisions in the Criminal Division

    ·         Make recommendations to the City Attorney regarding staffing decisions

    ·         Review the performance and prepare written evaluations of all Division managers and supervisors

    ·         Reassign resources across Division teams as necessary

    Serve on the Department Executive Team

    ·         Provide input on the annual budget

    ·         Forecast staffing and technology needs

    ·         Collaborate with the Communications Director on a variety of community-related issues

    ·         Oversee implementation of department and City-wide policies

    Minimum Qualifications:

    ·         Juris Doctorate

    ·         Licensed to practice law in the state of Washington

    ·         Must have a minimum of 10 years of practice and be an active member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)

    ·         Non-WSBA members may apply but employment is conditioned on prompt admission to WA bar

    ·         Recognized for a high-level of expertise in misdemeanor prosecution, including DV and DUI work

    ·         The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in criminal prosecution and legislative or policy-level experience in criminal justice issues

    ·         Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise a diverse staff

    ·         Proven ability to work collaboratively with elected officials, public administrators, law enforcement officers, interest group advocates and community-based stakeholders

    ·         Must possess qualities for fairness, a strong work ethic and integrity

    TO APPLY:

    Please submit your application, cover letter and resume at www.seattle.gov/jobs by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

    The Seattle City Attorney’s Office values diverse perspectives and life experiences; people of color, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check and fingerprinting are required for employment in this position.  A conviction of a misdemeanor or a felony may be relevant if job- related, but is not an automatic bar for employment.

    If you have questions regarding this posting, please contact Joyce Ramsey at (206) 684-8237.

  • 11/09/2015 1:38 PM | Anonymous

    JOB #2015-044-C05
    Court of Appeals, Division II
    Tacoma, Washington
    STAFF ATTORNEY
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Staff Attorneys assist the court in resolving all types of motions and cases before the court and in handling court administrative matters as requested to include drafting prehearing memoranda, opinions, rulings, and orders.
    KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
    Knowledge of: Washington State law and the judicial system, including the rules governing court procedures and the appellate process; relevant citation and cite-checking sources; strong command of legal writing and research skills; and experience with word processing.
    Ability to: Work independently and with others, usually under time pressures; interpret and apply court rules; understand complex legal issues; apply legal principles; exercise sound legal judgment; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; maintain confidentiality; and develop working knowledge of significant legal problems and trends. Finally, the job requires establishing and maintaining effective relationships with judges, commissioners, court personnel, the legal community and others.
    A complete description of the position, including salary information and application instructions, can be found at www.courts.wa.gov/employ
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    Graduation from an accredited law school AND a member in good standing in the Washington State Bar Association; AND four years’ experience in public or private appellate practice, an appellate court, or judicially related system.
    SALARY AND BENEFITS:
     $66,684 to $87,528 depending upon experience (Range 69)
    Salary will begin at entry level. Exceptional or appellate court experience may result in a higher hiring salary.
     Medical/Dental, Life Insurance, and Long Term Disability Insurance programs
     Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
     State Retirement Plan
    Staff Attorney
    Page 2
    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
    Submit the following:
     cover letter
     résumé
     three professional references
     two writing samples (no more than 20 pages combined)
     completed judicial branch application (found at www.courts.wa.gov/employ)
    by postal service, email, or fax to:
    Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts
    Attention Human Resources Office
    1206 Quince St SE
    P.O. Box 41170
    Olympia, WA 98504-1170
    Email: Employment@courts.wa.gov
    Fax: 360-586-4409
    No applications will be accepted by the Court of Appeals.
    CLOSING DATE: Application packets must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2015.
    The Court of Appeals is committed to the practice of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all persons without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons of disability needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, please contact Colleen Clark, AOC Human Resource Office, at (360) 704-4143 or fax (360) 586-4409, or via email to colleen.clark@courts.wa.gov

  • 11/09/2015 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    JOB #2015-043-C04
    Court of Appeals, Division I
    Seattle, Washington
    STAFF ATTORNEY
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Staff Attorneys assist the court in resolving all types of motions and cases before the court and in handling court administrative matters as requested. Typical duties include reviewing briefs and trial court record, drafting prehearing memoranda, opinions, rulings, and orders. Knowledge and experience handling personal restraint petitions is highly desirable.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    Graduation from an accredited law school AND a member in good standing in the Washington State Bar Association AND four years experience in public or private appellate practice, an appellate court, or judicially related system.
    A complete description of the position, including salary information and application instructions can be found at www.courts.wa.gov/employ.
    SALARY AND BENEFITS:
     $66,684 to $87,528 depending upon experience (Range 69)
     Medical/Dental, Life Insurance, and Long Term Disability Insurance programs
     Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
     State Retirement Plan
    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
    Submit the following:
     cover letter
     résumé
     three professional references
     one writing sample of no more than 10 pages
     completed judicial branch application (found at www.courts.wa.gov/employ)
    by postal service, email, or fax to:
    Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts
    Attention Human Resources Office
    1206 Quince St SE
    P.O. Box 41170
    Olympia, WA 98504-1170
    Email: Employment@courts.wa.gov
    Fax: 360-586-4409
    No applications will be accepted by the Court of Appeals.
    CLOSING DATE: This position is open until filled. The Court of Appeals will review applications as they are received and make an appointment accordingly.
    The Court of Appeals is committed to the practice of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all persons without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons of disability needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, please contact Colleen Clark, AOC Human Resource Office, at (360) 704-4143 or fax (360) 586-4409, or via email to colleen.clark@courts.wa.gov.

  • 10/29/2015 3:47 PM | Anonymous

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT


    Full-Time Temporary Research & Writing Specialist
    POSITION #: 2016-2-LEGAL
    ANNOUNCED: October 29, 2015
    CLOSES: Priority given to Applications received by November 20, 2015
    The Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington is accepting applications for a fulltime temporary (a year and a day) Research and Writing Specialist to be stationed in the Seattle office.


    The Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by appointment from the court.

    Requirements. The applicant must be a licensed attorney in good standing with a federal and state bar and have significant experience in federal sentencing law, including the federal sentencing guidelines.
    The applicant must possess excellent research, writing, and communication skills. The applicant must be available to start by January 4, 2016.


    Duties. The primary duties of this position include: (1) reviewing approximately 200 to 300 cases to determine eligibility for relief under Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015); (2) drafting
    documents to be filed in U.S. District Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; (3) providing legal research and writing in habeas corpus litigation; and (4) providing legal research and writing for other matters.


    Selection Criteria. The successful applicant will have an established capacity, or clearly demonstrated aptitude, for excellence in criminal defense practice, a commitment to the representation of indigent
    accused persons, and a reputation for integrity. Applicants must also possess the ability to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, and court and agency personnel. The position requires strong legal
    research and word processing skills, the ability to analyze legal issues from complex records, and the ability to write clearly and concisely. Federal appellate and habeas experience is strongly preferred.


    Salary and Benefits. The starting salary of a Research and Writing Specialist is based upon prior legal experience ranging from two to seven years. The salary range is $51,646 to $123,796 depending on education and years of relevant experience consistent with federal guidelines. This position includes government employment benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. The position depends on federal funding and is subject to mandatory Electronic Funds Transfer
    (direct deposit). Employment will be provisional pending the successful outcome of fingerprinting and a background check.


    How to Apply. Qualified persons may apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and two work references (including names, addresses and telephone numbers). The position will be open until filled. Any
    application must be submitted as a PDF by email to:


    Michael Filipovic, Federal Public Defender
    Attn: Human Resources
    wawpersonnel@fd.org
    NO TELEPHONE OR E-MAIL INQUIRIES PLEASE
    The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer

  • 10/27/2015 11:07 AM | Anonymous

     
    The Real Estate Practice Group of Riddell Williams seeks a transactional real estate associate attorney with 3 - 5 years’ experience in commercial real estate transactions, including purchases and sales, leasing, finance, and land development projects for regional and national clients.  The ideal candidate has outstanding academic credentials, exceptional writing and research skills, and is committed to delivering excellent quality work in a team-oriented workplace.  Candidates must be, or be willing to become, a member of the Washington State Bar.  Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should email their resume, cover letter, law school transcript, and a writing sample to Rebecca Misich.

     

    Rebecca Misich

    rmisich@riddellwilliams.com

    Director of Human Resources