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The Department of Public Defense has posted the following job opportunity:

Attorney 3rd Year Law Student & Fellow Clerk

Salary: $68,712.59 Annually

Closes: October 1, 2019

For more information regarding this position click here Attorney - 3rd Year Law Student & Fellow Clerk

Stokes Lawrence, P.S., a commercial law firm with offices in Seattle and Yakima, is seeking a litigation associate with a minimum of three years of practical experience to join our Seattle office. Candidates must have excellent legal research and writing skills, an ability to work independently, and strong advocacy skills. Candidates should have experience handling all aspects of fact discovery, including written discovery and depositions, and with drafting pleadings and a variety of dispositive and non-dispositive motions. Outstanding academic credentials and superior analytical, communication and interpersonal skills are required. Experience in intellectual property litigation and clerkship experience is preferred, but not required.


Our attorneys share a common value system rooted in a sense of collaboration, excellence, client service and professionalism, along with a desire for professional and personal growth and satisfaction. Learn more about our firm at www.stokeslaw.com.


Stokes Lawrence is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Please send cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample to Joanne Pegues, Director of Human Resources, at recruiting@stokeslaw.com for confidential consideration. Open until filled.

CAIR Legal Policy and Director - CAIR-WA is seeking an attorney with a demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy and serving diverse communities. We are looking for a motivated individual with a strong passion for public interest law and experience in representing discriminated individuals in front of administrative bodies/tribunals and courts. The candidate will be expected to identify, strategize, and use creative legal and grassroots advocacy solutions to address systematic issues facing the American Muslim community.

Click here to apply - open until filled.

Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP (“FFST”) seeks an associate attorney to join our firm’s mission of strengthening workplace rights of employees.  FFST represents employees in individual and class action cases aimed at promoting equality, dignity and fairness in the workplace.  The firm’s practice includes wage and hour class actions, discrimination and sexual harassment matters, disability accommodation and leave cases, contract disputes, licensing issues for medical professionals, non-competition claims, and various other aspects of the employment relationship. FFST also represents unions, including handling grievances and collective bargaining.


The firm seeks a talented and socially conscious associate attorney to primarily work on the firm’s wage and hour class actions, individual litigation, and union matters. The associate will work with other attorneys at the firm on all phases of litigation from intake to trial (or arbitration), negotiations, and appeal.  Applicants should have:


  • at least two years of experience in civil litigation (or federal clerkship experience)

  • an exceptional academic background

  • experience in, or a demonstrated passion for, employment and labor rights

  • skills and experience working directly with clients, drafting briefs, handling discovery, and taking depositions

  • excellent research and writing skills

  • admission to the Washington State Bar Association

  • a commitment to justice for workers


Prior civil litigation experience or a judicial clerkship is required.  Spanish language proficiency and interest in working with Spanish-speaking workers is desired. 


FFST values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. 


Anticipated start date for this position is summer or fall 2019.


Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should email your résumé, cover letter, law school transcript, and a writing sample to tbickerstaff@frankfreed.com  

Jr. Attorney and Jr. Legal Assistant: Immigration Law (Koreatown/Miracle Mile)


1) Jr. Immigration Attorney


Duties - Represent companies and families by:

  • Preparing immigration application packages

  • Writing legal arguments, employer support letters, and declarations

  • Communicating with clients

  • Representing clients at USCIS interviews

  • Conducting legal research

  • Assisting with firm management



  • Bar license in any state

  • 1 year of experience as a non-attorney or attorney in any type of professional office

  • Demonstrated interest in immigration law

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • High accuracy with details and a positive attitude


To Apply

Please submit the following to legalassistant@dayzadlaw.com: a resume, a recent writing sample that you have written by yourself that is 2-5 pages in length, and a cover letter including which position you are applying for and why you are interested in this position, what salary you require, and your earliest available start date. 


2) Jr. Immigration Legal Assistant


Great Opportunity

The position is excellent for:

  • Future law school applicants who want to obtain valuable skills and letters of recommendations and can commit to a minimum of 2 years

  • Career legal assistants. 

This position is not a short-term internship.


To Apply

Please submit the following to legalassistant@dayzadlaw.com: a resume, and a cover letter sharing with us:

  1. Which position you are applying for

  2. Why you are interested in the position

  3. Your GPA from your highest level of education

  4. What salary you require –applications without this information will not be considered

  5. Whether you require an immigration application now or in the future to maintain continuous U.S. work authorization

  6. Your earliest available start date.



Our benefits package includes medical, discounted dental & vision, paid time off, paid holidays, a retirement plan, transportation, Cal Perks, and discounted pet insurance and bar dues. We will help you relocate to sunny Los Angeles! 

Costco Wholesale is seeking an experienced technology transactions attorney to join the legal team at its corporate headquarters in Issaquah, Wash.  As one of the world’s top retailers, with over 94 million members and warehouses in 11 countries, Costco is continuing to expand and modernize its diverse operations by moving more deeply into online commerce, automation, and other tech-focused initiatives to improve efficiency of its brick-and-mortar operations.  In this role, you will provide legal support to the information technology vendor management team, which helps Costco obtain products, services, and support from technology providers ranging from small one-product firms to some of the largest, most sophisticated companies on the planet.  


-         Draft, negotiate, and advise business clients on a broad range of domestic and global technology-focused agreements related to IT infrastructure, professional services, software licenses, SaaS, on-premises and cloud-based transactions, proof of concept, software development, hardware, services, suppliers, and more. 

·         Collaborate with business teams to devise agreements, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

·         Identify and mitigate risks for Costco in its agreements, relationships with suppliers, and protection of sensitive information.

·         Provide regular training on contract negotiation and developments in the law to business teams. 

·         Manage a dedicated team of outside counsel.

·         Other opportunities within Costco’s legal department (such as merchandise contracts, real estate, employment, licensing and regulation, litigation, etc.) as interest, qualifications, and availability allow.



 At least 10 years of relevant legal experience, preferably with at least some as in-house counsel.

·         Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, especially technology procurement  contracts. 

·         Expertise in technology law, digital commerce law, and intellectual property law.

·         Familiarity with evolving privacy and security regimes.

·         Demonstrated ability to communicate with and manage business clients effectively.

At Costco, you’ll build a long-lasting career in a renowned culture where the company is committed to taking care of its employees, members, and suppliers.  You’ll be empowered to independently drive results within your areas of responsibility, and you’ll feel good about what you’re helping to build.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Stephanie Gardner at sgardner@costco.com.

Senior Corporate Counsel - Litigation at Zillow

For more information, please click here

Whatcom County Deputy I or II, DOQ Public Defender's Office

Both positions act as court-appointed counsel representing individuals accused of misdemeanors or felonies in superior, district and juvenile courts. Represents appointed clients in all phases of criminal proceedings, including arraignment, pretrial hearings, trial preparation, plea negotiations, trial and sentencing. Responsible for the investigation and preparation of each case assigned. Represents indigents in involuntary commitment proceedings and dependency proceedings. Primary caseload consists of misdemeanor, juvenile, or felony cases based upon experience. Assists management and other staff, as directed. Complies with legal standards and requirements. One position will be assigned to Juvenile court. Experience working with juveniles is preferred.



Deputy I:

• Must be a current member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association, OR must be a current member in good standing of another State Bar Association AND must become a member of the Washington State Bar Association by passing the next Washington State Bar exam

Deputy II:

• Three years as a successful practicing attorney with an equivalent trial background in criminal law that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

• Must be a current member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association, OR must be a current member in good standing of another State Bar Association AND must become a member of the Washington State Bar Association by passing the next Washington State Bar exam.


Spanish language fluency is desired. Background Check must meet County Criteria for criminal justice positions. Must have a driving record that meets County standards and possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment. Must pass job-related tests

To apply - please visit http://www.whatcomcounty.us/jobs

International Families Justice Coalition (IFJC) - Executive Director

The International Families Justice Coalition (IFJC) is an expanding non-profit organization, looking for an Executive Director to manage its operations and carry out its missions: (1) To develop and maintain a list of linguistically and culturally competent attorneys willing to provide family law services international communities; (2) To provide training to lawyers and judges on the specific family law and other issues effecting families in Washington State and to improve the effectiveness of legal services to the community; and (3) To provide direct representation to qualified indigent or in distress persons who otherwise are financially incapable of obtaining such services, or for locating outside counsel willing to take the case pro bono or low-bono.


Successful candidate will interact with the public, other nonprofit organizations, and community leaders. He or she must be able to multi-task.


Preferred: Bilingual and WA Bar License.



QuickBooks • Bookkeeping • Prepare monthly financial reports • Prepare monthly reports to state of Washington

Website Maintenance • Maintain organization website (ifjc-us.org) • Create multi-language pages


Interact with potential clients vie email or phone • Review and respond to on-line intake forms • Telephonic and email correspondence (Listen to issues and provide legal information) to people with problems


Litigation Processing • Review intake forms • Initial consultation • Reach out to Volunteer Attorneys • Draft letters Organize training seminars Supervise Volunteers Administrative


Fundraising • Organize Annual Gala • Reach out to potential donors • Correspond with donors 


Marketing • Prepare brochures • Mail out organizational literature • Compile list of potential and current donors


Job requirements: • JD • Word, Excel, Powerpoint • Good communications skills • Flexible


If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to John Higa at contact@ifjc-us.org.

2020 Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner

Beginning September 3, attorneys interested in applying for the 2020 Pierce County Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner List can pick up applications in Superior Court Administration, Room 334 or Commissioner Services Department, Room 110-14 at the County-City Building or may obtain them from Superior Court website; www.co.pierce.wa.us**CURRENT PRO TEM COMMISSIONERS MUST APPLY FOR RE-APPOINTMENT**


Applications must be returned to Superior Court Administration, Room 334, no later than 4:30 P.M.,October 31, 2019.  *PLEASE NOTE:   APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE 4:30 P.M. DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.*


An applicant must have a minimum of five years of experience in the State of Washington and may not serve as a pro tem commissioner if appointed or serving as a Guardian Ad Litem for compensation under Title 11, 13 or 26. 

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn - Experienced Education Attorneys (Seattle, WA)

Job Description

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is seeking partner-level attorneys with 10 or more years of experience representing public and private educational institutions to join its Seattle, WA office. The successful candidates will have experience representing educational institutions in federal and state court and in administrative proceedings, as well as experience providing advice to educational institutions on a wide-variety of legal issues, including Title IX of the Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, constitutional protections, and other issues related to faculty, educator, and student rights. 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 and admission to the Washington State Bar also required. 


To apply, please submit as one PDF: A cover letter and résumé by e-mail to Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For record keeping, 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 workplace.

Snohomish County Superior Court seeking attorneys from minority associations for Title 11 and Title 23 Guardian Ad Litem registries. Anyone interested in applying, please contact: 

Andrew Somers

Superior Court Assistant Administrator

Snohomish County Superior Court



Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) - Housing and Family Law Attorney


ELAP is adding to our legal team! This full-time position will provide legal services to low-income residents of Kirkland, focusing on housing and family law. This position is a two-year pilot program, funded by the city of Kirkland, with possible extensions, based on funding. This is a dynamic opportunity to make equal access to justice in our community a reality. Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) provides civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence (DV) throughout King County, medical-legal assistance to individuals experiencing health-harming legal issues, and pro bono legal aid to low-income individuals in East King County. Please read the qualifications (below) carefully. Before applying, you MUST have a current license to practice law in Washington State, you MUST have a passion for equal justice for marginalized communities, and you MUST have the ability to work in a holacratic organization.


 The primary focus of this position will be housing stability; including eviction cases, tenant’s rights, housing discrimination, and mortgage foreclosure assistance;
 Secondarily, this attorney will advise residents on family law issues, and working with ELAP attorneys and other civil legal aid providers, directing residents to aid for specific problems;
 Evaluating the needs of and advising qualified low-income residents through in-depth client interviews and other methods of fact-gathering (court documents, Judicial Information System (“JIS”), police reports, third parties, etc.);
 Assisting clients with drafting and filing petitions, return hearings, as well as drafting any necessary additional pleadings;
 Monitoring active cases to determine if additional pleadings/filings are necessary to address client safety and stability concerns and whether additional court filings are needed to assure client safety and stability;
 Providing representation of clients for filing of necessary additional petitions or motions, and limited representation in court;
 Coordinating with the ELAP Staff Attorney holacracy to represent clients as efficiently as possible in the fact-gathering and representation process;
 Participating in ELAP Staff Meetings as well as ELAP Legal Staff Meetings addressing current case issues and legal topics of concern at the court or in the community;

 Attending Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) conferences identified as furthering the pursuit of ELAP’s Mission as it relates to the Staff Attorney role;

 Representing ELAP at workgroups or other meetings sponsored by agencies in the city of Kirkland, King County Civil Legal Aid communities, and the State communities as needed;
 Coordinating with area-wide legal advocates regarding individual client needs in a team atmosphere;
 Regularly appearing in Family Law Court in King County Superior and District Courts as needed;
 Fully complying with ELAP’s Mission, Vision, Policies and Procedures and the professional responsibility rules of the Washington State Bar Association;
 Performing such other related duties as directed by the Executive Director.

 Demonstrated practical experience as an attorney, including case management, drafting of pleadings, interacting with the court system, and representation of clients in court.
 Special consideration given to attorneys who have previous experience with housing and family law issues.
 MUST HAVE a current WSBA license in good standing
 Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal skills
 Intermediate computer knowledge; Legal Server experience a plus
 Collaboration and team building work style
 Entrepreneurial spirit
 Self-starter, with ability to work independently and as part of a team
 Ability to problem-solve and utilize available resources
 Enthusiasm for and commitment to the ELAP mission
 Fluency in Spanish given special consideration

Job Type: Full-time (40 hours per week)
2019 Salary: $56,650.00 /year (with step increases indexed for inflation and seniority). Benefits
include paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, matching 401k, medical, dental, life and long-
term disability insurance, bar dues, fully compensated CLEs, and a fully paid ORCA card.
Send resume and cover letter to director@elap.org . This listing is open until filled.

Thomson Reuters Legal Editor Positions (M&A)--Can be Remote

The ideal candidate has experience as an M&A associate in a law firm. A strong desire to work in the legal publishing industry and solid writing experience are strongly preferred. This role can be remote based in the United States.

Senior Legal Editor – Corporate and M&A - please click here for more information.


May be remote if candidate is not near a Thomson Reuters office.


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 Helsell Fetterman wanted to share hiring opportunities. The firm is actively reviewing candidates for the following:

- transactional real estate / land use – environmental experience a plus

- LLM in taxation

If interested, please contact Nathan Watson at nwatson@helsell.com or (206) 689-2156.

The Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program - New Program Manager

The Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program is a cooperative partnership between Community Action of Skagit County
(Community Action) and the Skagit County Bar Association. The Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program (VLP)
provides free, high quality, efficient and innovative civil legal assistance to low‐income people through the
recruitment, training, mentoring, supervision, and support of volunteer lawyers. The VLP relies on the
participation of lawyers who volunteer their time to assist low‐income residents of Skagit County with their civil
legal needs. Pro bono services are provided through advice and brief service clinics, unbundled legal services,
and full direct representation.

The Manager works under the direction of both a Steering Committee designated by the Skagit County Bar
Association and the Community Services Division Director of Community Action. The manager provides
leadership in planning, developing, and implementing of the objectives of the program, and facilitates activities
that ensure that the vision, mission, and initiatives of the program are effectively implemented and shared with
the broader community. The manager regularly interfaces with other programs within Community Action, as
well as with external organizations as a point of contact for the program, and stays well‐informed on statewide
and national equal justice related issues and advises the Steering Committee with respect to applicability in
Skagit County. This is a full‐time exempt position.

1. Manage and coordinate program services including coordinating regular legal advice clinics, developing
community education classes, facilitating referrals for limited‐scope representation and full direct
representation, and coordinating legal services at community events.
2. Develop and maintain ongoing working relationships with Skagit County attorneys in order to foster active
participation in the program, and with Community Action programs and external community organizations
to enhance access to civic legal assistance.
3. Recruit, train, and support (including developing mentorship opportunities) a panel of volunteer attorneys
and paralegals for participation in various program activities.
4. Train and supervise support staff.
5. Maintain records of client eligibility, client contacts, and services provided in compliance with grant
6. Provide assistance with the planning, content development, and facilitation of Steering Committee
7. Compile statistical information and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual program reports for both the
Steering Committee and grant administrators.
8. Write grant applications and pursue other funding sources and activities, including fundraising events and
sponsorships, and comply with all reporting requirements.

9. Develop draft budgets and strategic plans for program operations.
10. Maintain a collaborative working relationship with the statewide network of Volunteer Lawyer Programs.
Facilitate efforts to develop, strengthen, promote and sustain collaborative projects between the Skagit
Volunteer Lawyer Program and other Alliance for Equal Justice members.
11. Assist the VLP to achieve and sustain compliance with best practice standards as set forth in the Washington
Pro Bono Program Standards.
12. Participate directly in the delivery of legal advice and other legal services to low‐income clients as needed
and instructed by the Steering Committee.
13. Attend Community Action meetings, trainings, etc., as jointly instructed by Community Action and the VLP
Steering Committee.
14. Other duties as may be assigned.

License(s) & Certification(s)
 Must have valid driver license and auto liability insurance, if personal vehicle is used for work‐related travel.

Submit the following to:
Recruitment@CommunityActionSkagit.org, or
 Community Action of Skagit County, 330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon, WA, 98273.
1. A completed Community Action Application for Employment form*
2. Your resume
3. A letter of interest identifying the position you are applying for and describing how you meet the
qualifications for the position
4. Writing sample

Only application packets containing the above items, and those received by the stated closing date and time,
will be considered.

Legal Defense Policy and Program Specialist - Part-time


The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) is recruiting for a part-time Legal Defense Policy and Program Specialist. The Specialist advances the Office's mission, to improve the lives of Seattle's immigrant and refugee residents, by leading a legal services program for low-income immigrants. Currently as a partnership with King County, the Seattle-King County Legal Defense Network (LDN) serves hundreds of eligible individuals annually who are at risk of or facing immigration removal orders.


More information here:



For questions about the position, please contact: Katherine Cortes at Katherine.Cortes@Seattle.Gov.

Honors Program in the Office of the Solicitor (SOL) at the U.S. Department of Labor

RECRUITING FOR FALL 2020 The Department currently plans to hire up to eleven attorneys to begin the Honors Program in the Fall of 2020. The program is recruiting attorneys to work in the SOL National Office and the Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas Regional Offices. Applicants must graduate from law school in Spring/Summer 2020 or be finishing a judicial clerkship or fellowship in time to start the Honors Program in September 2020. Selection is highly competitive, and candidates will be considered based on academic achievement, writing skills, law review experience, moot court experience, clinic participation, and extracurricular activities, as well as demonstrated interest in government service, public interest law, or employment law. Applications will be accepted through USAJOBS from July 8, 2019 – September 23, 2019. Please click here to access the job announcement and application 

THE WORK OF AN HONORS PROGRAM ATTORNEY Attorneys in the Honors Program who are located in the National Office will spend their first two years in SOL handling a broad variety of assignments from divisions in the National Office. Past National Office Honors Attorneys have:

o Argued cases in federal courts of appeals on pension and wage and hour law

o Drafted critical new mine safety regulations o Participated in negotiations regarding international trade and labor law o Advised the Department on conducting effective occupational safety investigations

o Prepared the Department for litigation against contractors with discriminatory hiring practices

o Arbitrated and resolved internal union grievances and ensured the legitimacy of labor union elections Honors Attorneys may also receive assignments from SOL's Regional Offices, which typically involve trial work, including discovery, motions practice, and co-chairing trials. After the first six to nine months in the program, Honors Attorneys in the National Office begin a series of three-month rotations to various SOL divisions. National Office Honors Attorneys may also volunteer to work in a Regional Office for one of their rotations. SOL also hires Honors Attorneys into SOL's Regional Offices, where the attorneys engage in all aspects of trial litigation under the various statutes enforced by the Department of Labor, including analyzing an investigative file, filing a complaint, engaging in negotiations and discovery, preparing briefs and arguing motions, and serving as lead counsel in cases that go to trial. Regional Honors Attorneys have:

o Provided pre-litigation advice to client agencies in significant cases. 

o Filed complaints in federal district court to recover employees’ benefits and wages under pension and wage and hour laws

o Appeared before administrative law judges in cases involving Occupational Safety and Health and Mine Safety and Health laws Honors Attorneys in Regional Offices also may receive select assignments from the National Office divisions to complement their trial work or to expose them to practice areas usually handled by the National Office.


Funding permitting, these attorneys will travel to the National Office in Washington, D.C. to participate with their National Office colleagues in training and networking opportunities. Regional Office Honors Attorneys may also volunteer to rotate to the National Office for a temporary assignment, usually lasting about three months. After two years, Honors Attorneys will be permanently placed in a specific office in SOL. All efforts will be made to accommodate attorneys' preferences among the National Office divisions, consistent with the needs of the Department. National Office Honors Attorneys will be placed in a National Office division unless they choose to transfer to a Regional Office, and Regional Office Honors Attorneys may opt out of the placement process and remain in their Regional Office. The Honors Program gives attorneys a unique opportunity to help interpret and enforce a broad range of labor and employment laws while working in one of the largest legal offices in the Federal government. Honors Attorneys will gain experience that would be difficult to obtain in years of private practice, and will share the honor and privilege of representing the United States Government and engaging in public service.

Seattle Office of Labor Standards

Policy Manager

Labor Standards Investigator

Experienced Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Attorney



Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking a partner-level attorney with significant experience in commercial loan workouts and restructurings and commercial bankruptcy to join its Seattle or Portland office.  Experience with bankruptcy, receivership, and related insolvency proceedings is required, as well as strong academic credentials and analytical ability.  Candidates with portable business are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please upload as one PDF:  A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent, Diversity & Inclusion, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com.  For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, OSB ad, firm website, etc.).

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

University of Washington - Investigator Position

Click here for more information. Open until filled

The University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO) investigates complaints of violations of the University’s non-discrimination policies, including allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  UCIRO also investigates and responds to most charges of discrimination filed by individuals with external agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC), and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The Title IX Investigation Office, which is staffed by the same personnel as UCIRO, investigates allegations against University students that may violate sexual misconduct provisions of the University’s Code of Student Conduct.

The Investigation and Resolution Specialist, under the general direction of the UCIRO manager or his designee, acts as a neutral, objective fact-finder, and investigates alleged violations of the University’s non-discrimination policies and corresponding federal and state laws. The Investigation and Resolution Specialist may also investigate alleged violations of the University’s Code of Student Conduct related to sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, and/or domestic violence. Depending on the matter, the Investigation and Resolution Specialist may also facilitate the resolution of a complaint.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:
65% - Investigates complaints made internally within the University that assert violations of University of Washington policies, including: non-discrimination policies and sexual misconduct policies.  Prepares summary outlines and/or detailed written reports. Orally communicates investigative factual determinations and analysis to complainants, subjects, departments, and others with a business reason to know.  Evaluates and advises on potential exposure risk associated with complaints investigated. Investigates complaints filed with external agencies and charges against the University of Washington, including: complaints of discrimination (e.g. Title VII, ADEA, ADA, Title IX, etc.), retaliation, and harassment. Conducts investigations in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations and applicable case law. Provides agencies with detailed written responses and information that complies with agency standards. Assists with implementation of compliance agreements.  Participates in external agency fact-finding and mediation conferences as necessary.  Prepares witnesses for interviews with administrative agencies conducting on-site investigations. Evaluates and advises on potential exposure risk associated with complaints investigated.

25% - Collaborates with University departments, Human Resources representatives, Assistant Attorneys General, and administrative personnel in handling complaints and related issues, as appropriate. Leads cross-departmental resolution teams in devising, refining and implementing appropriate and creative approaches to dispute resolution. Participates in investigation-related activities as necessary, such as testifying as a witness in internal proceedings related to employee or student misconduct. Negotiates settlements within delegated authority; obtains authority in excess of delegation, as appropriate and when necessary. Executes settlement agreements.

7% - Maintains data consistent with data integrity standards at UCIRO and within Risk Management.

3% - Other duties as assigned

Requirements include:


  • Professional Degree: JD

  • Four to five years of relevant experience

  • Deep working knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations related to compliance with nondiscrimination laws, including but not limited to: Title IX, Title VII, the WLAD, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including:  the ability to both be impartial and project impartiality, and the ability to establish rapport with a diverse range of community members.

  • Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges.

  • Ability to manage issues of complex and extreme sensitivity with a high level of professionalism.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and plan one’s work to meet critical deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare complex written reports and provide reliable testimony explaining the investigation’s process, findings, conclusions and rationales.

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.

  • Basic word processing skills.

EARTHJUSTICE -  Oceans Program Attorneys


The International Ocean Wildlife Attorneys will focus primarily on work with foreign nongovernmental organizations and institutions to develop and implement innovative strategies and litigation to protect keystone, highly migratory marine predator species from threats stemming from bycatch, overfishing, and pollution in select countries. The attorneys will also engage in and support litigation in U.S. courts to protect these same species. For more information about the roles and to apply, please follow the provided link.

If you have any questions about the Earthjustice hiring process, we have created a detailed, step-by-step description, which you can find here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/hiring-process. We also have many other opportunities nationwide, which you can find here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs

WA State Attorney General's Office - See Attorney positions below


At the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, we aspire to be the best public law office in the nation. We are committed to providing excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and to protecting the rights of its people. It is essential to our mission to create and maintain an office that is diverse, respectful, inclusive and composed of the best legal talent available. If you share our vision and have a desire to do important work that makes a difference for our community, then we invite you to consider applying for the following 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.


Education - The Education Division has an opening for an experienced attorney interested in serving the State's education agencies. (DL:  9/12/19)

Regional Services - The Office is looking for an attorney to serve in its Regional Services Division in Vancouver, WA. This attorney will work in a high volume litigation practice entailing frequent state court docket and trial appearances.  (DL:  9/12/19)

Appellate Attorney - Criminal Justice Division - The Bob Keppel Criminal Justice Division has an exciting opportunity in its Seattle office for an attorney interested in prosecuting the civil commitment of sexually violent predators under RCW 71.09.  (DL:  9/17/19)

Counsel for Environmental Protection - The Counsel for Environmental Protection Unit seeks an attorney to lead high-profile, significant environmental protection litigation. (DL:  9/22/19)

University of Washington - The attorney sought for this position will represent and advise the UW in connection with a variety of matters, including land use and permitting, purchasing and procurement, UW Police Department and campus security, business transactions and contracting.  (DL:  9/26/19)

Torts - Early Resolution Program - The Washington State Attorney General's Office's Torts Division has an opening for a lawyer with at least 5 years of significant litigation experience for its Early Resolution Program.  (DL:  9/29/19)

Consumer Protection Division - We are looking for attorneys with at least 5 years of litigation experience, preferably with experience involving health care law, including unfair or deceptive practices arising in the healthcare marketplace such as billing, pricing, and collection practices, health plan and provider marketing practices, charity care, governance of healthcare institutions, the conversion of non-profit hospitals, and other commercial aspects of medical care. All candidates must have a commitment to public service and a strong desire to enforce consumer protection laws.   (DL:  10/1/19)