POSITION #: 2016-1-LEGAL
ANNOUNCED: October 15, 2015
CLOSES: Priority given to Applications received by November 20, 2015
The Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington is seeking an experienced Social Worker/Paralegal in the Seattle office. Of foremost importance is an applicant’s commitment to providing quality representation for indigent persons, advocating for clients’ access to local resources, and ensuring that clients’ needs are met and rights are upheld. The position provides an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse, and rewarding environment. Employees enjoy generous benefits and access to work/life programs.
The successful applicant must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Human Services and a minimum of three years of experience working with community organizations serving high risk client populations. One year of experience in the criminal justice or legal field is also required. Candidates are expected to be proficient with current computer software and internet research techniques. A valid Washington state driver’s license is required for the position.
The Social Worker/Paralegal will assist the Defense Team with social work and paralegal-related tasks as directed by team attorneys. Duties will include developing and maintaining relationships with clients; preparing social histories; interviewing families, lay people and experts; writing informational memos and reports. Additional duties will include serving as a liaison with the Federal Probation Office, community outreach organizations, and social service providers; creating and maintaining a database of these partners’ contact information; and travel to the Tacoma office and other areas within the Western District of Washington.
Essential for this position is the ability to manage a heavy caseload, work flexible hours, and travel occasionally. The ideal candidate will develop and maintain cooperative relationships with programs providing services for our clients, work well independently and as part of a team, possess personal integrity as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, and prioritization skills.
This is a full-time position with federal salary and benefits. The salary range is $62,486 to $105,243 depending on education and years of relevant experience consistent with federal guidelines and regulations. The position is dependent on federal funding and subject to mandatory Electronic Funds Transfer (direct deposit). Employment will be considered provisional pending the successful outcome of fingerprinting and a background check.
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. Applications must be submitted as a PDF by email to:
Federal Public Defender
Attn: Human Resources
NO TELEPHONE OR E-MAIL INQUIRIES PLEASE
The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.
Long established, respected mid-size Wenatchee law firm with a full service business and litigation practice seeks an associate attorney to participate in all areas of the firms’ practice, including business, insurance defense, general litigation, family law and estate planning.
Candidates must have strong academic credentials and references, excellent communication and social skills, demonstrated work ethic, a focus on marketing and practice development, and a desire to integrate into the community. Experience and Spanish proficiency is a plus but not required.
Cover letter and resume should be transmitted to Quentin Batjer, Davis Arneil Law Firm, LLP at quentin(at)dadkp.com or by mail to 617 Washington Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801.
All inquiries/applications shall be kept confidential.
Quentin D. Batjer
Davis, Arneil Law Firm, LLP
617 Washington Street
Wenatchee, Washington 98801
(p) 509 662-3551 | (f) 509 662-9074
Position Title: SeniorGenderLand Tenure Specialist
Status: Regular, Full-Time
Location: Seattle, Washington DC, or one of Landesa’s strategic regions
Classification: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime Pay)
Date: September 2015
Job Summary: Within a variety of country contexts, the Senior Gender and Land Tenure Specialist provides policy, analytical and program implementation expertise on women’s land rights, including access to property and inheritance, rural land tenure security, access to land, land rights formalization, land markets, land administration and management, and resolution of land and related disputes with a focus on impacts on women and their families. The Specialist will provide technical inputs related to women’s rights and gender and support integrating gender expertise across programs and projects, as well as co-lead global advocacy efforts around women’s land rights.
Link land rights to other human rights and related fields such as gender-based violence, health, food security, agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and climate change. The Specialist conducts gender-based analyses (both from the desk and in the field), drafts research and briefing papers, advisory memos, training modules, presentations, advocacy materials, and other products. In a complementary manner, the Specialist manages related assignments, projects, and tasks, and also contributes to the pursuit of private donor funding, fee-for-service opportunities, and public sector grants. The Specialist will be responsible for collaborating with a number of individuals, teams and partnerships across the organization and in external networks and coalitions.
Reporting and relationships: The Specialist will report to the Global Director of Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights (LCWLR) and will work closely with other directors as required by particular task assignments.
Availability: The Specialist will be expected to work a standard workweek of 40 hours plus additional hours as necessary to get the job done. The position requires significant international travel (average of 60-80 days per year).
Essential Job Functions:
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Education and Experience:
Work Environment and Working Conditions for Travelers: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to working conditions and hazards which are prevalent for the location and/or country of assignment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is primarily performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to electronics work. The employee may be required to travel overseas and domestically. When traveling , the employee may be exposed to: physical hazards (illnesses, noise, extreme temperatures, wet or humid climates, etc.) road hazards (unfinished/dirt roads, potholes, traffic-related accidents, etc.), and atmospheric conditions (odors, dust, fumes, smog, etc.).
Additional Comments: The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
To Apply: Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to email@example.com, with the title “SGLTS-L” in the subject line. Please specify in your cover letter your location preference or if you are open to relocating. Additionally, we will begin phone screening on September 21st. No phone calls please. Landesa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Labor Standards Paralegal -Temporary
Central Building, 810 3rd Ave., Seattle, Washington
Temporary - Non-Benefit Eligible
Seattle Office for Civil Rights
09/08/15 04:00 PM Pacific Time
The Office for Labor Standards (OLS) is seeking a temporary Paralegal to provide legal and administrative support for investigations relating to enforcement of Seattle's labor standards laws.
The City of Seattle is a national leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity. To address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents, the City of Seattle created an Office of Labor Standards (OLS) in late 2014. OLS implements City ordinances on minimum wage (MWO), paid sick and safe time (PSST), use of criminal history in employment decisions (JAO), wage theft (WT) and other laws that the City may enact in the future. OLS is housed within the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR). SOCR enforces federal and civil rights laws; leads the Race and Social Justice Initiative, the City of Seattle's long-term commitment to end racism and achieve racial equity in Seattle; and coordinates the Gender Justice Project, a more recent initiative to close the wage gap for Seattle workers.
The OLS Paralegal is a full-time temporary position that will report to the OLS Division Director. For more information . . .
Labor Standards Business Liaison - Temporary
PTE, Local 17 - Professionals
The City of Seattle is a national leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity. To address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents, the City of Seattle created an Office of Labor Standards (OLS) in late 2014. OLS implements City ordinances on minimum wage, paid sick and safe time, use of criminal history in employment decisions, wage theft and other laws that the City may enact in the future. OLS is housed within the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR). SOCR enforces federal and civil rights laws; leads the Race and Social Justice Initiative, the City of Seattle's long-term commitment to end racism and achieve racial equity in Seattle; and coordinates the Gender Justice Project, the goal of which is to close the wage gap for Seattle workers.
The Labor Standards Business Liaison is a temporary full-time position that will report to the OLS Division Director. This position will serve as the complement to the Community Liaison, with the responsibility to provide outreach, education, and representation of the needs of the business community to successfully implement Seattle's labor standards. For more information. . .
DirectWomen, a national non-profit that works to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards, is seeking an Executive Director.
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Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Fund to join our community.
The Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund for the School of Law creates and implements a strategic alumni relations and annual fund plan designed to promote bonds between the law school and its 11,000 alumni (regional and national), 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 Chief Advancement Officer 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 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. Please email a resume and cover letter addressed to Rebecca Misich, Director of HR, along with your law school transcript and a writing sample.
Director of Human Resources
Riddell Williams P.S.
1001 Fourth Ave Suite 4500
Seattle, WA 98154
Position Title: Civil Litigation Attorney
Martens + Associates | P.S. is seeking an attorney with a minimum of 3 years litigation experience to join its civil litigation practice. Deposition and motion practice experience required; trial experience strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will possess excellent writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Experience in the field of insurance defense and/or personal injury is desired. All applicants must be licensed to practice in Washington and be in good standing. Licensure in Oregon and/or California is also desired, but not required. Please send application materials including resume, writing sample, and references to the attention of Jane Matthews, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.