AGO Attorney Openings & Honors Program plus Opportunities with FWC, KIND, & YWCA

Washington AGO Attorney Openings & 2019 Honors Program

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state of Washington, and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. In furtherance of its mission to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and people of the state of Washington, the AGO covers a remarkably diverse legal landscape, including social and health services, consumer protection, civil and administrative litigation, environmental law, torts, tribal law, labor law, appellate practice and criminal prosecution.

The Washington AGO currently has openings for the following positions:

Honors Program:
The AGO also seeks applicants from rising 3Ls and qualified judicial clerks for its 2019 Honors Program. The Honors Program will culminate in offers of an Assistant Attorney General position to a small (5) number of applicants. The AGO’s Honors Program is open to all third-year law students (those graduating in the spring of 2020) of law schools accredited by the American Bar Association and judicial clerks of the appellate and federal level. Those who receive offers will be placed into Assistant Attorney General positions starting in August of 2020. Offers are contingent upon passing the July 2020 Washington State Bar examination or, for judicial clerks not yet members of the Washington State Bar Association, admission to the Washington State Bar by one’s start date.

Application information is available here. Application deadline is August 7, 2019.

Fair Work Center seeks Fellowship Applicants

Fair Work Center is a hub for workers to understand and exercise their legal rights, improve working conditions and connect with community resources. Fair Work Center envision a society in which workers are treated with dignity and respect, regardless of class, gender, or race, ans works to ensure that workers know their rights under city, state, and federal law and that employers are held accountable to labor standards.

Fair Work Center is seeking third year law students or recent law graduates interested in applying for public interest fellowships beginning in fall 2020, including Skadden, Equal Justice Workers, Justice Catalyst, and other independently funded programs.

Additional details and application instructions available here. Application deadline is August 6, 2019.

Kids in Need of Defense seeks Staff Attorney (Seattle, WA)

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) helps unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children who come to the United States without parents or legal guardians seeking protection. KIND envisions a world in which children’s rights and well-being are protected as they migrate alone in search of safety.

KIND currently seeks a Staff Attorney in its Seattle Office. For additional details and to apply please visit here.

YWCA Of Pierce County seeks Staff Attorney

YWCA Legal Services provides free civil legal advocacy, representation, and referral to survivors of domestic violence with civil legal issues in Pierce County. This combination of services increases victims’ chances of permanently and safely ending their domestic violence relationship and establishing lives free of violence.

YWCA Legal Services seeks a full-time Attorney to represent clients primarily in family law and protection order cases. For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Position open until filled.


AG Open House, DPD Attorney Positions, Peggy Browning Conference, and More!

Native American Rights Fund seeks Summer 2020 Law Clerks (paid position)

Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide. NARF’s practice is concentrated in five key areas: the preservation of tribal existence; the protection of tribal natural resources; the promotion of Native American human rights; the accountability of governments to Native Americans; and the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues.

Each year, NARF conducts a nation-wide search for law students to participate in its Summer Law Clerk Program. Positions are available in all three of NARF’s offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C. Please indicate your office preference in your cover letter.

Application Deadline is September 13, 2019 and compensation is $24/hour. For application instructions please visit here.

Washington AGO’s 7th Annual Open House!

Join the Washington Attorney General’s Office (AGO) for an open house and opportunity to meet Office staff, learn more about the AGO and its recruitment programs, and discover how the AGO can help you achieve your professional goals. No RSVP required.

When: Tuesday, August 6, 2019  11am-1pm
Tumwater AGO, 7141 Clearwater Lane SW, Olympia, WA 98501

King County DPD seeks Public Defense Attorneys

The Department of Public Defense (DPD) provides high-quality legal representation to indigent clients. DPD practices in several areas, including felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile defense, family defense (dependency cases), involuntary commitment (mental illness), sex offender commitment, and contempt of court. The department also works to address racial disproportionality in the criminal legal system, the collateral consequences of system involvement, and other structural and/or systemic issues that undermine the rights of our clients and their communities.

DPD currently seeks to fill several career service and term-limited Attorney positions. For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Priority application deadline is August 5, 2019. 

Peggy Browning Fund 21st Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference – Apply for a Travel Stipend!

Peggy Browning FundThe Peggy Browning Fund’s 21st Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference is an exciting opportunity for law students to meet labor law experts and practitioners as well as other law students from across the nation. With an impressive lineup of speakers and workshop facilitators, the conference will help students make valuable contacts and gain thought-provoking, practical information as they discuss timely issues affecting workers’ rights.

When: October 18-19, 2019
Where: The Maritime Conference Center, Linthicum Heights, MD

Participating law schools designate conference attendees, and UW Law can offer $500 travel grants to two students. If you are interested in being one of UW Law’s designated attendees please submit 1) a copy of your resume and 2) a brief statement of interest (limited to 250 words) about why you would like to attend to Ann Spangler at by Wednesday, August 23, 2019.

Selected students will be notified on August 23, prior to the law schools’ designated attendees deadline on August 26.  Contact Ann Spangler for more information.

Women of Color S.I.S.T.A.H.S. Circle – From Yelling to Yoga: Radical Self-Care as a Pathway to Healing

Women of color will hold space together to compassionately sit with our grief, and interrupt toxic stress, and practice ways to still cultivate joy. Facilitated by Dr. Joi Lewis. Details here.

When: Friday, August 16th, 8:30am-12pm
Where: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – UW Intellectual House, 4249 Whitman Court, Seattle, WA 98195
RSVP (by August 14): To Leilani Lewis at