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Helsell Fetterman


Helsell Fetterman is seeking an experienced probate paralegal to join a very busy probate and trust administration practice. This person would be part of a two-person paralegal team handling probate and trust administration.  They should be able to communicate well, review and analyze will and trust provisions, work directly with clients, determine title of assets, prepare and file estate taxes, etc. Will include working with high net worth estates.


Please contact Ann Callahan (acallahan@selsellcom) for more information. 


New Lateral Associate Opening


Sophisticated Work, High Compensation, STRONG Work/Life Balance (Seattle):

Legal Ease LLCa Seattle based, high-end attorney recruiting firm founded in 1996, is now working, on an exclusive basis (i.e., candidates will not be considered other than via Legal Ease), to fill the below opening.  

Premier Seattle Firm Seeks 2nd or 3rd Year Lateral Associate:  This law firm is a highly-esteemed, established and successful boutique, originally founded by partners from a top, Seattle based, global law firm.  The firm practices in a niche area of extremely legally sophisticated, complex litigation (practice area to be discussed with well-qualified, interested candidates).  However, applicants need not have experience in this particular niche. 

The successful candidate for this position will be a personable and highly skilled, 2nd or 3rd year complex litigation associate currently employed with an AmLaw 200or equally well-regarded, smaller law firm.  He/she will possess stellar academic credentials and have an interest in practicing complexsophisticated “large law” type litigation in a smaller firm environment. 

The hiring law firm for this position is unique in its well-earned reputation for true collegiality, excellent compensation and genuine work/life balance.  Out of state candidates and exiting federal clerks are welcome to apply.

All inquiries regarding this opportunity will be handled in strict confidence and should be directed (with resume or link to current law firm bio) to Lynda Jonas, Esq., Placement Director, at
 ljonas@legalease.com.

King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office


The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced attorney with a commitment to justice, integrity, compassion, leadership and professionalism to join our Juvenile Division. Please see link for details. Must currently be licensed to practice law in WA.


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Washington AGO - 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 - Labor & Personnel Division in Tumwater/Olympia  (DL:  2/7/19)

Attorney Team Leader - Labor and Industries Division in Seattle  (DL:  2/10/19)

Attorney Team Leader for the SVP Unit of the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle  (DL:  2/18/19)

Client Advice Attorney for the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle  (DL:  2/18/19)

Prosecuting Attorney for the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle  (DL:  2/18/19)

Trial Attorney for the SVP Unit of the Criminal Justice Division in Seattle  (DL:  2/18/19)

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


Davis Wright Tremaine

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Policy Analyst

Salary $79,469.28 - $119,203.92 Annually  Location Seattle, WA

Job Type Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time  Department Office of Labor Standards

Job Number 2019-00069    Closing 2/19/2019 4:00 PM Pacific


Position Description

The City of Seattle is a leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents. The mission of the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is to advance labor standards through thoughtful community and business engagement, strategic enforcement and innovative policy development, with a commitment to race and social justice.

OLS seeks to improve workers' lives through development and implementation of laws that advance a fair and equitable workplace. Currently, our office administers eight labor standards: Paid Sick and Safe Time, Fair Chance Employment, Minimum Wage, Wage Theft, Hotel Employees Health and Safety, Secure Scheduling, Commuter Benefits, and the recently-passed Domestic Workers Ordinance. Seattle is the first place in the country to establish a Domestic Workers Bills of Rights and this ordinance will go into effect in July 2019. This implementation will involve extensive outreach to inform thousands of workers and hiring entities of their rights and obligations. 

We are seeking two strategic, adaptable Policy Analysts to join our highly skilled, innovative team in a fast-paced work environment. These positions will work on projects that further the development and implementation of Seattle's existing and future labor standards. The work focuses on policies that advance economic justice, workplace equity, and worker well-being with a heightened focus on improving the lives of our most vulnerable workers. One position will focus generally on labor policies and the second position will focus primarily on domestic worker policies.  These roles are full-time, exempt positions and will report to the Policy Manager. 

Job Responsibilities

The Policy Analyst plays an important role in promoting workplace equity, protecting the rights of low-wage workers, helping employers comply with labor standards, and advancing race and social justice. This position will work in an independent, self-directed manner with collaboration across the OLS team.

Policy Analysts perform extensive policy and legal research, analysis, and writing; conduct stakeholder engagement; create reports, trainings, and outreach materials; provide compliance assistance; apply race and social justice principles to all levels of work. 

Here's more about what you'll be doing:

  • Policy-making. Facilitate and support stakeholder rule-making processes with community and business organizations, employers, and workers. Conduct policy and legal research on leading enforcement and outreach practices as reported by national and local policy organizations, worker and business organizations, and local, state, and federal jurisdictions. Conduct policy and legal analysis of recommendations. Provide recommendations to the Policy Manager and Director. Create presentations, informational materials, and reports on policy recommendations and report on implementation and progress. Regularly engage with other City departments, the Mayor's Office, elected officials, other jurisdictions, and the general public.
  • Legislative and rule development. Lead and support efforts to draft legislation, administrative rules, and other written documents that incorporate multiple levels of feedback and review from internal and external stakeholders. Be highly attuned to issues that affect the workplace and policies that can mitigate or eliminate negative impacts on the most vulnerable communities, including people of color and immigrants and refugees.
  • Outreach. Support the office's outreach efforts through established and innovative means including but not limited to development of awareness campaigns; creation and leading of trainings; drafting of informational materials; management of limited budgets; and provision of expert-level, compliance assistance.
  • OLS Commission/Worker Standards Board. Provide programmatic support for the Labor Standards Advisory Commission and/or the Domestic Workers Standards Board by assisting with administrative needs; coordinating subcommittees and occasional special events; performing research; making presentations on the office's work; and facilitating discussions amongst members.
  • Strategic enforcement campaigns. Support the office's efforts to develop innovative approaches to enforcement and outreach that involve cross team collaborations and community partnerships.
  • Race and Social Justice.  Apply race and social justice lens to all work and engage in office efforts to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity in City government and broader community.
Qualifications:

Education:  Bachelor's degree in the liberal arts or social sciences, or a related field. Law degree (JD) or Master's degree in Public Policy, Public Administration or other related field is desired. 

You will be successful in this role if you have experience in:

  • Two or more years in the research, development and implementation of policies, laws or programs. 
  • Project management, especially in producing, tracking and managing multiple deliverables with overlapping deadlines. 
  • Building collaborative relationships with individuals or groups with conflicting views.
  • Collaborating with workers, employers, and community or business organizations.
  • Creating and leading trainings and other presentations. 
  • Applying race and social justice principals in the workplace or community. 
  • Drafting ordinances, rules, or policies.
  • Familiarity with government, including experience interacting with elected officials and the public.
You will be prepared to take on this role if you have:
  • Strong reasoning and analysis skills to quickly understand, evaluate, and comfortably navigate policies and legal requirements.
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong MS Outlook, Office, and Excel Skills.
  • Facilitation, negotiation, and conflict-resolution skills
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal employment laws, including Seattle's labor standards. 
  • Knowledge of the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative. 
Equivalency:  A combination of education, training, or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform this job. Additional Information

This position is classified as a Strategic Advisor I.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS:
To be considered for this position, please submit your complete application, resume, and cover letter at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle no later than 4:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
 
Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience. 

Questions? Please contact Nicolette Hornbeck at Nicolette.Hornbeck@seattle.gov

To learn more about the Office of Labor Standards, please visit: https://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards


King County - Family Law Court Commissioner


Apply online at http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs


King County is committed to equity and diversity in the workplace. In addition, the county is committed to recruiting and maintaining a quality workforce that shares our guiding principles: collaborative, service-oriented, results-focused, accountable, innovative, professional and fair and just.


OPENING DATE/TIME:02/01/19 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)

CLOSING DATE/TIME:03/08/19 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)

SALARY: $163,943.00 - $163,943.00 Annually

LOCATION: Multiple locations in King County 

JOB TYPE: Regular, Full time, 35 hrs/week

DEPARTMENT: KCSC - Superior Court

JOB NUMBER:2019-09241

SUMMARY: King County Superior Court is recruiting for a current opening for Family Law Commissioner. Qualified candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future recruitments.

The selected candidate will initially preside over Family Law calendars and may also preside over Ex Parte, Probate, Juvenile Court Dependency and Offender, Involuntary Treatment Act and Criminal Plea calendars as assigned by the Presiding Judge.  Commissioners' duties are performed pursuant to RCW 2.24.040, RCW 26.12.060, RCW 28A.225.095, RCW 13.04.021 and RCW 13.34.  A commissioner may also be designated to sit as a judge pro tempore from time to time.

This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not overtime-eligible. This position is at-will and serves at the pleasure of the court.

Who May Apply: This position is open to attorneys licensed to practice in Washington State.

Work Schedule: The hours of work may vary but are typically between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at one of the King County Superior Court facilities, with additional reading required outside of regular court hours.

Work Location: This position may serve in any of the King County Superior Court facilities: King County Courthouse - 516 3rd Ave, Seattle WA 98104; Juvenile Court – 1211 E. Alder, Seattle, WA 98122; Maleng Regional Justice Center, 401 4th Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032; Involuntary Treatment Act Court, 908 Jefferson St., Seattle, WA  98104.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUIRED: Please include a resume and cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the requirements for this position.  The following additional documents are required: 

  • Confirmation of Citizenship form, per RCW  2.24.010
  • WSBA Release
  • Criminal Records Background Check form 
 Electronic versions of these documents may be found at the link below, under "Work for Superior Court":https://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/superior-court/get-help/general-information.aspx

If you are unable to access these documents electronically, you may obtain them by calling King County Superior Court Human Resources at (206) 477-1536.
These materials are supplemental to your application. You must still completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter, or if you reference "see resume" on your application.


Please note that you can attach multiple documents to your application. You may:
1) Copy and paste one or more documents into the "text resume section" of your application; or
2) Attach multiple documents/files in the attachment section of your application.


Commercial Litigation Associate


We are currently seeking a Commercial Litigation Associate to join our litigation group. Candidates should have at least two solid years of general commercial litigation experience and an interest in construction law. Experience with construction contracts and/or the fundamentals of construction law would be a plus. Superior academic credentials and references, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and current WSBA membership or ability to gain WSBA admission required. We offer a competitive salary, sophisticated work for excellent clients, and a uniquely collegial working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer.


To apply, send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to careers@cairncross.com or mail materials to:


Human Resources Manager

Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.

524 Second Avenue, Suite 500

Seattle, WA  98104-2323


No phone calls, please.


City of Seattle 


The Government Affairs Section of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office is seeking a civil litigation attorney, with 8-12 years of experience in civil litigation involving government entities. The Government Affairs Section provides legal advice and civil litigation services on a wide variety of local government topics. The selected attorney will have a demonstrated ability to handle complex litigation in a lead role. Application are only accepted through the Seattle City’s job website HERE. [Closes 1/29/2019 @ 4:00 pm]

The Contracts & Utilities Section of the Seattle City Attorney's Office is seeking an Assistant City Attorney. The Section advises all City Departments and represents the City in litigation in the general business matters of the City, including providing legal services at all stages of contract formulation, implementation, and enforcement. The idea candidate will have 5-8 years of experience in procurement contracts, construction contracts, real property, municipal finance, software and information technology contracts, or municipal utility law. Applications are only accepted through the Seattle City’s job website HERE, [Closes 2/5/2019 @ 4:00 pm]

The Seattle City Attorney’s Office is seeking an experience attorney to support the Office of Housing in affordable housing real estate transactions. With a team of high-quality public lenders as his or her principal client, this attorney will represent the City in advising and negotiating on a wide variety of LIHTC transactions. Using a blend of local funding sources, Seattle is producing and preserving affordable rental housing at an unprecedented pace. This position offers an opportunity to be part of a key solution to affordability challenges in one of the nation’s fastest growing cities. 
The City is looking for a real estate professional knowledgeable in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, as well as traditional multifamily and commercial lending. Individuals who pair the necessary qualifications with a dedication to supporting equitable housing outcomes will be especially competitive; this position offers a unique opportunity for the right person. Applications are accepted through the Seattle City’s job website HERE. [Open until Filled] 



Deputy Prosecuting Attorney - City of Redmond


More than anything, at City of Redmond in Washington, it's our people that make us great. 


The City of Redmond is currently seeking a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. The Deputy Prosecuting Attorney represents the City in criminal misdemeanor trials, contested hearings, and code enforcement violations hearings. The ideal candidate will have a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and a minimum 3 years of experience as a criminal prosecutor in municipal, district, and/or superior courts. 


For more information and to apply, please visit http://redmond.gov/jobs.


Fair Work Center - Managing Attorney

The Fair Work Center is seeking a Managing Attorney for its Legal Clinic. The Fair Work Center is a hub for workers to understand and exercise their workplace rights, improve working conditions, and connect with community resources. The Fair Work Center offers a civil legal aid clinic, operated in partnership with Seattle University and the University of Washington schools of law.


We also represent workers in administrative actions and state and federal court litigation. The Managing Attorney would be responsible for the operation of the Clinic, directing the work of the two Staff Attorneys and an Administrative Assistant and managing the litigation docket. The Managing Attorney will also be an affiliate faculty member at Seattle University School of law and will assist in the teaching and supervision of law students.


The Fair Work Center works in partnership with its sister organization, Working Washington. Working Washington organizes workers to raise wages, improve labor standards, and change the conversation about wealth, inequality, and the value of work.

Job Description

Reports to: Legal Director, Fair Work Center

Supervises: The Managing Attorney supervises two Staff Attorney(s) and one Administrative Assistant.

Overtime Status: Exempt from overtime as professional.

Managing Attorney Duties: 

Clinic Management

Under the direction of the Legal Director, the Managing Attorney will be responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the Legal Clinic.

  • The Managing Attorney will work in partnership with the Legal Director to set the strategic direction of the Legal Clinic by identifying priorities and strategies among industries, regions and/or legal issues.
  • The Managing Attorney will maintain best practices for law firm management.
  • The Managing Attorney may serve on the organization’s leadership team.

The Managing Attorney will coordinate and oversee the work performed by the Legal Clinic staff, including: 
  • Overseeing client consultations, ensuring the quality and timeliness of information provided;
  • Providing support and oversight to the individual litigation portfolio of each Staff Attorney 
  • Identifying, developing and recommending to the Director potential cases for litigation;
  • Supervising and co-counseling with staff attorneys as needed on individual cases; 
  • Overseeing case management procedures and technology; and
  • Ensuring ethical compliance and law firm best practices.

Individual Representation

The Managing Attorney will design and implement litigation, policy and other advocacy approaches to achieve the Legal Clinic’s goals.

The Managing Attorney will establish and maintain co-counsel arrangements with outside attorneys.

The Managing Attorney will maintain an active docket of cases, focusing on pre-litigation negotiation, and state and federal court litigation.

The Managing Attorney will provide technical support and analysis to legislative and regulatory efforts.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to economic, racial and social justice;
  • Admission to the bar in Washington, or ability and willingness to obtain admission in Washington as soon as possible;
  • Five years of practice in employment, labor and/or immigration law;
  • Experience in a management and/or supervisory position(s);
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team;
  • Excellent legal analysis and writing skills;
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Vietnamese, or Somali or other language desired;
  • Experience working with labor organizations or workers centers is a plus.


Compensation. The salary range is $70,000 - $80,000 per year, depending on experience, along with generous health, retirement and leave benefits.


Application: Please send your letter of interest, resume, three references, and legal writing sample to: Elizabeth Ford, Legal Director, Fair Work Center, Liz@fairworkcenter.org or by U.S. mail at 116 Warren Avenue North, Suite A, Seattle, Washington 98109.


We will accept applications submitted by close of business on January 18, 2019. But please try to get your application as soon as possible.


If you need disability, language or other accommodation in the application process, please contact Elizabeth Ford.


Corporate/Transactions Attorney - Focal PLLC, Seattle

Focal PLLC, a seven attorney firm based in Seattle with a focus on technology, media, and internet law, is seeking an experienced attorney to support our corporate and IP transactions practice groups. Our ideal candidate would have at least 3 years of transactional experience at an established law firm. More experienced practitioners who are looking to achieve a balanced schedule are encouraged to apply. This position will primarily involve working on non-corporate transactional work (e.g., licensing and SaaS agreements; terms of service) as well as business and corporate matters (including entity formation, corporate governance, financing, and acquisitions). Experience with intellectual property rights and licensing, corporate/partnership formations, and the legal issues facing early-stage technology companies is required. Strong analytical and drafting skills and a desire to work collaboratively and engage with clients is essential.

We are proud that Focal maintains a collaborative work environment with legal professionals who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance. Unlike traditional firms that often require 1800+ hours in annual billings, Focal attorneys bill on average 1000 hours a year. Focal attorneys also enjoy the ability to work from home when appropriate. Many of our lawyers are former big firm attorneys who wanted to leave the daily and monotonous grind big firms frequently offer.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as defined by federal, state or local law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates and parents are encouraged to apply. We have a great team and consider ourselves a lifestyle firm in that we try not to work ourselves to death while at the same time doing sophisticated and interesting work.

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter.

WSBA Job Post: https://jobs.wsba.org/job/corporatetransactions-attorney/45838711/

Legislative Attorney (Criminal Law) 
Open: 12/18/2018 – 01/15/2019
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to criminal law in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context.
The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The Legislative Attorney is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding criminal law in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk will be beneficial.
The position’s primary focus is the broad area of criminal law. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of statutory interpretation and constitutional and administrative law.
CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519928300. 

Legislative Attorney (Business Law) 
Open: 11/09/2018 – 01/11/2019
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to business law, with a focus on tax and bankruptcy law issues, in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context. 
The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The incumbent is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding business law, including tax and/or bankruptcy law, in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk will be beneficial.

The position’s primary focus is the broad area of business law, with a focus on tax and bankruptcy law, in particular. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of constitutional and administrative law and statutory interpretation.
CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516565600. 

Supervisory Attorney (Section Research Manager) 
Open: 11/14/2018 – 1/10/2019
Salary: $134,789 to $164,200 per year

The Section Research Manager (Supervisory Attorney) for the Congressional Research Service (CRS) leads a section of high-performing legislative attorneys who provide written and oral advice to Members of Congress and their staff on legal issues of interest to Congress involving all facets of American public law with an emphasis on nationally significant questions of constitutional law, administrative law, and statutory interpretation.

Manages legal advice provided to Congress, leads staff of attorneys, and advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director. Ensures that legal research and analysis is conducted in a collaborative manner, reflects the congressional agenda, and is relevant to congressional policy making. Leads, plans, organizes and coordinates legal research, including major projects related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, which can be multidisciplinary in nature. Ensures that legal advice provided is of the highest quality and meets CRS' standards of objectivity, timeliness, authoritativeness, and accessibility, while maintaining attorney-client confidentiality. Critically reviews legal research and analysis to ensure that it is of the highest quality; is accurate, well-organized, and cogent; meets professional and service standards; adheres to CRS guidelines; and is responsive to the legislative needs of Members and committees of Congress. Establishes and maintains relationships with Members and committees of Congress.

Directly supervises attorneys in the section and may, as directed by the Assistant/Deputy Assistant Director, coordinate legal research and analysis on other projects and initiatives involving members of the American Law Division. Leads staff toward meeting the Library’s and CRS’s vision, mission, and goals by managing performance, communicating effectively, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, building and maintaining relationships, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, thinking systematically and inspiring change. Exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisor Core Competencies.
Contributes to and helps develop CRS-wide strategic goals and priorities. Communicates those goals and priorities to staff. Oversees implementation of CRS-wide policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines by staff. Effectively communicates management initiatives to staff and ensures that staff can acclimate to the changing needs of Congress and the CRS research community. Conveys to senior management information and concerns from staff. Performs supervisory functions relative to section staff.

The Research Manager’s responsibilities will include:
• Ensuring that attorneys produce objective, authoritative analysis that enables Congress to assess legal issues that inform the legislative agenda, congressional oversight of executive agencies, and the scope of Congress’s power;
• Critically reviewing written analyses produced by legislative attorneys to ensure accuracy, authoritativeness, objectivity, and overall quality;
• Identifying and coordinating legal research and analysis conducted by the section on matters of legislative importance and, as directed by the Assistant/Deputy Assistant Director of the American Law Division, engaging in such functions for Division-wide projects;
• Proactively establishing relationships with committees of jurisdiction, building long-term relationships with clients, and taking initiative to seek out new congressional contacts for CRS;
• Managing congressional requests for legal analysis from attorneys in the section;
• Collaborating with other managers to ensure an integrative approach to the work by fully identifying significant issues facing Congress, developing legal analytical approaches to address them, and applying appropriate resources;
• Managing and supervising legislative attorneys, communicating performance standards/expectations to staff, assessing performance and giving feedback; and
• Performing special assignments as directed by the AD/DAD.

Candidates with management experience in intensive legal environments (e.g., law firms, federal agencies), who have strong interpersonal skills, and are capable of leading a highly motivated, talented team of attorneys committed to providing Congress nonpartisan, authoritative, objective legal analysis are encouraged to apply. Prior experience as a judicial clerk on a federal or state court benefits any candidate.
CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516764200. 

Legislative Attorney (Constitutional Law)
Open: 11/15/2018 – 01/10/2019
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to constitutional law in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context.
The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The incumbent is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding constitutional law in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk will be beneficial.

The position’s primary focus is the broad area of constitutional law. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of administrative law and statutory interpretation.
CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516974300. 
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Legislative Attorney (Military and Veterans Law)
Open: 12/11/2018 – 01/07/2019
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to military and veterans’ law, in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context.

The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The incumbent is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding military and veterans’ law, in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk will be beneficial.
The position’s primary focus is the broad area of military and veterans’ law, in particular. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of constitutional and administrative law and statutory interpretation.
CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519125700. 

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Experienced Education Attorney (Vancouver, WA)

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is seeking a partner-level attorney with 10 or more years of experience representing public school districts and other educational entities to join its Vancouver, WA office. The successful candidate will have experience representing educational institutions in federal and state court and in administrative proceedings, as well as experience providing advice and representation to educational institutions on a wide-variety of legal issues, including public records and meetings, student discipline, collective bargaining and labor issues, constitutional issues applicable to public schools, FERPA, Title IX of the Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the IDEA, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Strong communication and writing skills, good judgment, analytical ability, and the ability to communicate effectively with people of many diverse backgrounds are required. Portable business preferred. Admission to the Washington State Bar required. 

To apply, please submit as one PDF: A cover letter and résumé by e-mail to Sharae Gross, Recruiting and Professional Development Administrator, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For recordkeeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (State Bar ad, firm website, etc.).
MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplac

Perkins Coie - Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Associate Attorney - Junior

  • Job #A20180604 – Seattle, Washington

The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate to join its market-leading Corporate group. The group's clients range from early stage startups to mature industry leaders and include many of the region's premier venture-backed and public companies. The group is experiencing strong growth and has particular need in the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and at least 1 year of experience. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collegial office environment while working closely with experienced practitioners on sophisticated matters at a national level. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.  Junior ECVC Associate


Perkins Coie - Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Associate Attorney - Midlevel

  • Job #A20180203 – Seattle, Washington

The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate to join its market-leading Corporate group. The group's clients range from early stage startups to mature industry leaders and include many of the region's premier venture-backed and public companies. The group is experiencing strong growth and has particular need in the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and at least 3 years of experience. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collegial office environment while working closely with experienced practitioners on sophisticated matters at a national level.  To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.  Mid-Level ECVC Associate

Land Use Associate – Real Estate and Land Use – Job #A20181126B

The Seattle and Bellevue offices of Perkins Coie LLP are seeking an associate attorney with 2-6 years of land use experience to join our Real Estate/Land Use practice group.  Our practice focuses on land use and related project development entitlements for the full range of real estate development projects.  The successful candidate is required to have an excellent law school academic record, superior legal writing and oral advocacy skills, and an enthusiasm for the practice of land use law.  Prior work experience in public or private sector land use or municipal law, including permitting and/or land use litigation is preferred.

To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, references and a brief writing sample.

https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/real-estate-land-use-associate-attorney-job-a20181126b-bellevue.html

Real Estate Associate– Real Estate and Land Use – Job #A20181125B

The Seattle and Bellevue offices of Perkins Coie are seeking an associate attorney with 2-6 years of real estate experience to join our Real Estate/Land Use practice group.  Our practice focuses on leasing, real estate due diligence, acquisitions and dispositions, and development.  The successful candidate is required to have an excellent law school academic record, superior legal writing and drafting skills, and an enthusiasm for the practice of real estate law.

To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, references, and a brief writing sample.

https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/real-estate-land-use-associate-attorney-job-a20181125b-bellevue.html

Financial Transactions Senior Attorney – Job #A20181202

The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a Senior Attorney with at least two years of legal experience, with transactional experience preferred, to join our Financial Transactions practice group. The ideal candidate will have legal experience handling business transactions, project management and process management.  Legal experience in lending and real estate transactions is preferred, but not required.  This is a non-partnership track position.  All candidates must have strong academic credentials and be members of the Washington State Bar.

To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.

https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/financial-transactions-senior-attorney-job-a20181202-seattle-wa.html






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