Job Listings

  • 04/13/2022 6:29 AM | Anonymous

    We are seeking Civil Rights Investigators to join SOCR's Enforcement team. As the Civil Rights Investigator, this role will be responsible for receiving complaints, investigating, and negotiating settlements involving Seattle's non-discrimination and civil rights laws. This role will be responsible for enforcing non-discrimination under local and federal laws in employment, housing, public places, and contracting as well as local civil rights protections such as Seattle's all-gender restroom ordinance, the ban on providing conversion therapy to minors' ordinance, the fair chance housing and eviction records ordinance, and the closed captioning ordinance. In addition to carrying a caseload, this role will also conduct trainings, participate in outreach, and provide technical assistance to educate the public on civil rights.   


    Here is the link to the job ad with details on how to apply: 

  • 04/06/2022 7:27 PM | Anonymous

    Janet Chung was recently appointed by Governor Inslee to the position of judge on the Court of Appeals, Division I, and will be sworn in on April 25. She is seeking law clerks for an anticipated start date of April 25 (or as soon thereafter as practicable) for the term ending August 2023.  This position is open until filled, with priority to applications received by April 10.


    The Court of Appeals handles appeals from Washington courts of general jurisdiction in all areas of law, including criminal, civil, family, and child dependency matters. Judicial Appointee Chung seeks applicants with diverse personal and professional backgrounds who are interested in legal research, writing and appellate law. Candidates must be law school graduates or have completed the APR 6 law clerk program (or equivalent). Practicing attorneys are encouraged to apply. The law clerk salary is $73,073, with a 3.25% salary increase (COLA) effective 7/1/2022. Law clerks also receive state employee benefits.


    Please submit application materials electronically to Liz Jackson, at, subject line “Application for Clerkship - Janet Chung.” Applications should include the following: a letter of interest addressing how your professional and lived experiences enhance your qualifications and would inform your approach to the position; current resume; a writing sample (up to 10 pages); and three professional references.

  • 04/06/2022 7:26 PM | Anonymous

    City Attorney, Prosecuting:

    The City of Tacoma is recruiting for an attorney to work in the Prosecution Division of the City Attorney's Office. The individual in this position performs duties that include municipal court prosecution, and entry-level professional legal services. A Prosecuting City Attorney must be capable of independently managing a large caseload in a high-volume court.


    The Legal Department’s City Attorney, Prosecuting recruitment is expected to close on April 18, 2022 at 5:00pm. Please share with your professional colleagues and/or forward the link above for the complete job announcement and the "Apply" button to being the online application process.


    Legal Assistant:

    The City of Tacoma is currently accepting applications for the position of legal assistant. Working in a fast paced environment, a person in this position will perform a variety of legal support services including client contact; document preparation, organization, and processing; research; and related clerical activities. As part of the City Attorney's Office, assignments may include litigation, labor and employment law, civil, criminal and municipal law.


    The Legal Department’s Legal Assistant recruitment is expected to close on April 18, 2022 at 5:00pm. Please share with your professional colleagues and/or forward the link above for the complete job announcement and the "Apply" button to being the online application process.

  • 04/06/2022 1:27 PM | Anonymous

    Corporate Real Estate Associate position. The direct link is:

  • 04/06/2022 1:20 PM | Anonymous

    Open Position: Felony Resource Attorney

    The Washington Defender Association (WDA) seeks an attorney with 5 to 7 or more years of experience to join our team and our mission.

    Who We Are

    WDA is the voice of the public defense community in Washington State. We provide support for zealous and high-quality legal representation by advocating for change, educating defenders, and collaborating with other justice system stakeholders and the broader community to bring about just solutions. WDA is the only organization dedicated solely to public defense reform and to supporting and training public defense attorneys, investigators and social workers in Washington.

    In 1983, Washington Defender Association was created to support public defenders across Washington State through training and technical assistance. WDA expanded to now include the Immigration ProjectIncarcerated Parents Project, misdemeanor support, and felony support. We also advocate on local, state, and national levels for policy public defense matters.

    Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

    WDA is committed to anti-racism as an organization. This includes how we work internally, together as a staff, and externally, with our partners and allies in the justice system, and with the communities public defenders serve across the state. We believe a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strongly encourage people who have lived experience with justice systems (criminal, family defense/dependency, mental health) to apply.  We are looking for candidates who share our commitment to ending mass incarceration, challenging systems of oppression of marginalized communities, and advancing racial and economic justice for all.

    Position Summary

    Washington Defender Association seeks an experienced attorney to join our team as a Felony Resource Attorney. Our resource attorneys provide technical assistance and training to public defenders and criminal defense attorneys across Washington State.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Technical Assistance: Provide individual case consultation to public defenders, criminal defense attorneys, investigators, social workers, sentencing advocates and mitigation specialists. This includes issue spotting at all stages of a criminal case, identifying and shaping arguments for pre-trial motions, providing research and analysis of possible evidentiary, procedural or ethics issues that may arise at or prior to trial, brainstorming mitigation and sentencing issues and/or advocacy.
    • Resource Development: Draft resources for WDA’ including sample briefs and practice advisories related to general criminal and felony specific criminal defense practice.
    • Outreach: Engage the public defense community across the state through training, meetings, and listserv moderation.
    • Training: Design and present continuing legal education (CLE) programming for public defenders, our partners and other justice system stakeholders.
    • Relationship Development: Develop and sustain relationships with attorneys and other legal professionals, expert witnesses, and justice system partners to build a network of interested candidates to provide training to the defender community.
    • Intern Supervision: Meet with and provide meaningful opportunities to law students or other college students interested in working as an intern/extern or learning about careers in public defense.
    • Race Equity: Participate in WDA’s race equity work. This may include learning about and using race equity tools, adopting WDAs race equity practices, serving on WDA’ Race Equity Team or subcommittees, etc.

    This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, and others may be assigned.


    • A commitment to the goals and mission of WDA.
    • A law degree and license to practice law in Washington.
    • Class A felony qualified pursuant to CrR 3.1, Standards of Indigent Defense.
    • Demonstrated understanding of felony criminal law practice in Washington State including familiarity and experience with the SRA sentencing, scoring, defenses, and trial practice.
    • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of criminal defense experience, preferably with experience as a public defense attorney or in a position with some public defense case work experience.
    • Excellent written and oral communication, research, negotiation, and analytical skills.
    • Commitment to continuous learning and openness to new ideas.
    • Ability to work well on a team, prioritize responsibilities, and meet time-sensitive deadlines.
    • Understanding of the importance of self-care, and a willingness to take breaks and vacations.
    • Ability to travel occasionally around the state to engage with the public defense community, including trainings and meetings.
    • Competency with Microsoft Office and online meeting formats such as Zoom and Teams.
    • Position qualifies as public service loan forgiveness.
    • Although not required, familiarity or experience with appellate court practice, amicus advocacy, juvenile practice including criminal law and non-criminal law such as a dependency is preferred.

  • 04/06/2022 1:19 PM | Anonymous

    About Stoel Rives and the Energy Development Team

    Our Energy Development team consists of over 100 lawyers who provide services to traditional and renewable energy clients. Our services within the team include corporate and industrial energy management, energy finance, energy litigation, and utility solutions. We are nationally recognized for work on projects including solar power, wind power, pipelines, hydropower, natural gas plats, renewable gas facilities, transmission lines and bioenergy projects. We are proud to have led development and financing of close to one-quarter of wind energy production in the United States.

    If you are interested in working with a group of collaborative, hard-working, and dedicated lawyers and staff, this is the place for you.

    Role Overview

    Stoel Rives LLP is seeking an attorney with 7+ years of experience to join its nationally recognized energy development practice group to sit in any of our offices. The ideal candidate has experience in energy transactions, with an emphasis on construction, supply, operations and maintenance for solar, wind and battery storage projects.  Additional areas of relevant experience may include project development (site control, power purchase agreements), M&A and finance transactions. Qualified candidates will have strong academic credentials, writing skills, interpersonal skills and be a self-starter with a commitment to excellence and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment.

    Skills Needed to Be Effective in This Role

    We pride ourselves in forming diverse teams with a wide array of interpersonal and professional attributes. We don’t expect one human to embody all of these skills, but if you have many of these skills, and are enthusiastic to learn, we encourage you to apply. 

    ·       Experience in energy transactions including project development (outlined above);

    ·       Enjoy the challenge of supporting M&A and finance transactions;

    ·       Strong intellectual curiosity and desire to understand how a project serves clients goals;

    ·       A commitment to client service and team success;

    ·       Ability to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment;

    ·       JD from an accredited university; and

    ·       Membership in the California Bar or in the state where they intend to reside.

    Stoel Rives: Part of Our Team

    A broader question you may have is, “How will this position enhance my legal skills and career trajectory?”  At Stoel Rives, we offer a unique lateral integration program and core competency model that are designed to provide a roadmap of the practical skills, abilities, and client service techniques our lawyers need to succeed and progress at the firm.  We also established a New Lawyer Integration Program that has deepened our relationships and connections with our new lawyers, while providing them with the mentoring, resources, and information necessary for success.

    How You Will Live Life Well at Stoel Rives

    At Stoel Rives, you will enjoy a robust benefits package that includes an inclusive parental leave policy, paid family medical leave, equivalent health benefits for LGBTQ+ employees’ spouses and partners, a generous employer health savings account contribution, telemedicine services, day care and medical expense flexible spending account, and employee assistance program. In 2017, we launched an extended leave support program for our lawyers who take family, medical, and other approved leaves. This program also aids with transitioning to and from leave.

    We are also proud participants of the ABA Well-Being Pledge, strongly believing that the well-being of our employees is paramount to the success of the firm. In addition, the firm’s Culture Committee supports the firm’s mission, vision, and values in bringing together spectacular client service and job satisfaction. 

    What We Are Doing to Ensure A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Environment

    Stoel Rives places a high priority on attracting and retaining lawyers with different backgrounds and life experiences. This makes us better and happier as people, as an organization, and as legal advisers. We are proud to offer many engagement opportunities including a firmwide DE&I Committee, Associates Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Affinity Groups, and Parenting Circle.

    We proudly partner with Diversity Lab to implement innovative programs to advance Stoel Rives’ DE&I goals, including the aggressive metrics-based goals we’ve adopted as one of five founding Move the Needle Fund firms. Our efforts with Diversity Lab include certification under the Mansfield Rule, to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in our firm’s leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for opportunities, along with participation in the OnRamp Fellowship for legal returners and the OnTrack Sponsorship program.

  • 04/06/2022 1:15 PM | Anonymous

    The team at Gilson-Moreau & Associates, P.S. has an opening for an experienced and confident associate attorney. As an associate with our firm, you will have the opportunity to work with and learn from experienced family law attorneys. In addition to drafting family law pleadings and documents, responsibilities will include maintaining one’s own case load, set own calendar, conduct consultations with potential clients, regular case updates with paralegals and staff, and answer e-mails in a timely fashion. We are looking for a self-motivated associate who is also a team player. This is a hybrid position with the opportunity to work both in office and remote.  


    ·       At least two years of family law experience as an attorney (however, those with some paralegal or law clerk experience would also be considered) 

    ·       Licensed to practice law in Washington State/WSBA member in good standing 

    ·       Knowledge of the Washington State court rules and procedures related to motion practice in the counties of King and Pierce counties 

    ·       Experience with Dropbox/Adobe/MS Office 365/Linx/Odyssey/Family Soft/Amicus Attorney (or similar attorney programs) or the ability to learn any of the listed systems quickly  

    ·       Excellent writing skills 

    ·       Willingness and ability to work both as a team and individually  

    ·       Stable internet and phone access  

    ·       Ability to relate to individuals from diverse cultural, educational, ethnic, generational, and socioeconomic backgrounds  

    ·       Ability to communicate effectively and clearly 


    Company Description  

    We are a small boutique firm specializing exclusively in family law litigation and mediation services. We currently have two full-time attorneys and one attorney who is transitioning to a mediation practice only. Although we are a small firm, we have a strong reputation in our community as dedicated and experienced family law attorneys.  



    We offer competitive compensation based on experience and performance with the possibility of a yearly bonuses. 



    ·       401k and employer matching 

    ·       Medical and Dental insurance 

    ·       Firm pays Bar Dues and up to 15 CLE per year 

    ·       Bonuses (based on profits) 


    Job Type  

    Full-time, Monday- Friday 

    We are looking to fill this position immediately. We are currently scheduled to interview applicants on a rolling basis with the intent to hire the first qualified candidate. Interviews will be conducted via video conference using Zoom. 

    Documents Required with Application 

    Resume and Cover Letter  

  • 04/06/2022 1:10 PM | Anonymous

    Columbia Legal Services is a civil legal aid organization that advances social, economic, and racial equity for people living in poverty. We support communities and movements by bringing deep legal expertise that is grounded in – and strongly guided by – an understanding of race equity.


    We seek systemic solutions by bringing class action lawsuits, using cutting edge legal theories, engaging in policy advocacy, and supporting communities in building their own power. We have a special responsibility to serve people whose access to free legal services is restricted, due to institutionalized or immigration status.


    At CLS we seek a team that reflects our organizational values of community, race equity, and justice. This includes hiring staff with connections to the communities we serve whenever possible, and a commitment to strive for justice and equity in our hiring practices and in our staff culture.

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CLS staff have primarily been working remotely. Once it is safe to fully reopen CLS offices, employees will still be able to do some work remotely; however, this position will also require some physical presence at the office, as well as an ability to attend required meetings at the office, and regular engagement with the local community.

    Beginning February 1, 2022, CLS is requiring that all employees adhere to our COVID-19 vaccine mandate through proof of vaccination or by requesting a medical or religious accommodation.

    Columbia Legal Services has open opportunities in Kennewick, WA and Yakima, WA for bilingual (English/Spanish) Staff Attorneys to join our statewide advocacy team working to dismantle the structures that perpetuate poverty, racism, and other injustices in Washington and increase communities’ access to political power. CLS staff attorneys work as part of a larger team, engaging in systemic, multi-forum legal advocacy and community engagement.

    Our offices in Eastern and Central Washington have historically had a strong focus on serving immigrant client communities, consisting largely of farmworkers and their families. Examples of recent and current work include class action litigation on behalf of H-2A farmworkers, raising federal anti-trafficking and state wage law claims; class actions to obtain the right to overtime pay for dairy workers; legislative advocacy to ban private, for-profit detention, including the Northwest Detention Center; supporting workers at fruit packing sheds in their efforts to gain union recognition; challenging county jails’ practices of collaborating with ICE; and advocating for regulations to protect residents of temporary farmworker housing from COVID-19.

    We seek a mix of both developing (0+ years) and more experienced candidates for these full-time positions; all interested applicants are encouraged to apply. Because building relationships with our client communities is vital to this work, the ideal candidates for these open roles will have existing relationships with immigrant communities in Eastern or Central Washington and will live in close proximity to their home 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, and to uphold Columbia Legal Services’ values of community, race equity, and justice.

    Send a cover letter highlighting your relevant skills and experience, resume, and a 5-10 page writing sample, in PDF format to Please make Eastern WA Staff Attorney your subject line.

    Position is open until filled, with priority given to applications received before April 15, 2022. CLS will only contact you if we decide to pursue your application. If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please contact the above email.

    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.

  • 04/04/2022 4:07 PM | Anonymous

    The City of Tacoma Careers: The City of Tacoma's Legal Department is recruiting for the position of Labor Negotiator.

    Labor Negotiator:

    The City of Tacoma is seeking a highly motivated and creative problem solver to join our experienced team of Labor Negotiators. Under the direction of the Senior Labor Relations Manager, you will serve as lead negotiator for multiple collective bargaining agreements each year and be the first point of contact for City departments in need of contract administration assistance.


    The Legal Department’s Labor Negotiator recruitment is expected to close on April 11, 2022 at 5:00pm. Please share with your professional colleagues and/or forward the link below.


    Click on links above for the complete job announcement and the "Apply" button to being the online application process.

  • 04/04/2022 4:06 PM | Anonymous

    The Seattle Office of Labor Standards would like to share our Enforcement Strategist posting. Those interested can learn more about the position and apply here.