Jobs: Kampmeier & Knutsen PLLC; Snohomish County District Court; King County Department of Public Defense

Due October 13:  Kampmeier & Knutsen PLLC, Associate Attorney

Application Deadline: October 13, 2017

Kampmeier & Knutsen PLLC seeks a qualified associate attorney dedicated to practicing public interest environmental law on behalf of plaintiffs in the Pacific Northwest. We welcome applications from both practicing attorneys and recent law school graduates who are admitted to practice law in at least one state.

This is a full-time position and the work will include all phases of litigation in state and federal court at both the trial court and appellate levels. The position is open this fall or winter for either our Seattle or Portland office and it will remain open until filled.

More information here.

Due September 11: Snohomish County District Court, Attorney Level 1Snohomish County Logo

Application Deadline: September 11, 2017

We are committed to providing the highest quality of legal representation to our clients-indigent persons accused of crimes under the Snohomish County jurisdiction. The Attorney Level 1 will represent clients charged with misdemeanors in Snohomish County District Court. A Level 1 attorney manages a full caseload of misdemeanor cases, to include client meetings, court appearances, pre-trial motions, trails sentencing’s, and failure to comply hearings.

We are  looking for someone who is passionate about public defense, creative and self-directed learner.

Deadline to submit materials is Monday, September 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Learn more about our office at

Include: Cover letter, resume, writing sample (under5 pages) and a list of at least three references

Submit materials to Cassie Trueblood here.

Due September 17: Washington State Attorney General’s Office- 5 Year’s Trial Experience Trial Litigator

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 17, 2017

The AGO’s Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Unit of the Criminal Justice Division has an opening for an attorney interested in the cases involving the civil commitment of sexually violent predators state wide under RCW 71.09. We are looking for a trial litigator with significant trial litigation experience and exceptional legal writing and oral advocacy skills.

The attorney hired for this position will work with attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants and an investigator within the AGO. SVP caseloads consists of civil commitment and post commitment trial work in the superior courts, as well as appeals that arise from these cases in both state and federal courts. SVP cases are civil in nature and the trial litigation duties will include conducting pretrial discovery under the civil rules, including depositions, interrogatories and requests for production.  Duties also include litigating SVP cases through all phases of the SVP proceedings, including filing decisions, initial commitment trials (both bench and jury), post commitment proceedings (including bench and jury release trials), and some appeals.   The work of the SVP Unit is demanding, yet very rewarding, and the selected candidate will join a staff of incredibly experienced and fun attorneys and support staff.

More information here.

Due September 22: King County Department of Public Defense

Application Deadline: Friday September 22, 2017

The Department of Public Defense (DPD) is now actively recruiting 3rd year law students committed to working in public defense in King County to begin employment in late summer 2018. The successful applicant will have a passion for public defense and a demonstrated commitment to helping those who are less fortunate. He or she will also have a demonstrated ability to receive feedback and integrate that feedback into his or her practice. The scope of representation expected by an attorney is determined by the nature of the case assignment and in accordance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. Caseload standards established by the State Supreme Court and that foster excellence in legal representation are observed in accordance with Washington State Bar Association guidelines. Attorneys in the Department of Public Defense are expected to complete all required trainings and to actively advance their level of practice by seeking additional learning opportunities.

For further information and to apply here.