Job Postings

Posted 9/14/18

There are three attorney positions available with the Office of the Attorney General:

  1. Technology & Procurement

    A unique opportunity exists to work in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General in the Technology and Procurement Law Section of the Government Operations & Transactions Division.  We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, work-life balance, and an attractive compensation package inclusive of paid time off, paid holidays, health/dental/life insurance, retirement and more.









    DUTIES:  This attorney will serve as an advisor to the Virginia Information Technologies Agency, the Department of General Services' Division of Purchases and Supply, and other agencies as needed, and will be responsible for enforcement of Virginia’s statute prohibiting bad faith assertions of patent infringement (Chapter 18.1 of Title 59.1 of the Code of Virginia).  Duties will include providing legal advice and assistance relating to public procurement and contracting, technology-related law, commercial transactions including technology contracts and licensing, intellectual property, including copyright, trademark, and patent issues, administration of public bodies, and general advice as needed.  This attorney will also assist in preparing official opinions, respond to citizen inquiries, and review legislation. Representation before state or federal courts or administrative appeal boards may be required.



    QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and be admitted to, or eligible for admission to, the Virginia State Bar.  The successful candidate will have excellent analytical and writing abilities and oral communication skills, and the ability to work with client agency management.  Two or more years’ relevant experience is preferred, particularly in procurement and contracting, patent law counseling or litigation, or trademark and copyright matters.  Registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office is desirable but not required.



    SALARY:  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, with maximum to $68,000.

    TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at  Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, September 24, 2018.


  2. Child Support Enforcement (Charlottesville)

    A unique opportunity exists to work in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General as an Assistant Attorney General in the Child Support Enforcement Section of the Health , Education, and Social Services Division.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to use his/her legal research, writing, and advocacy skills and litigation abilities. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, work-life balance, and an attractive compensation package inclusive of paid time off, paid holidays, health/dental/life insurance, retirement and more.






    DUTIES:  Represents the Division of Child Support Enforcement of the Virginia Department of Social Services in its mission to determine paternity and establish, modify, and enforce support obligations.  Responsibilities include litigating in state and federal courts; providing legal advice, counsel, and training to the Division in cases, program guidance, and procedure; developing and maintaining open communication and positive relationships with the courts; cultivating and fostering a positive attorney-client relationship with the Division; performing administrative duties; supervising legal staff/personnel; attending conferences, seminars, and continuing legal education; preparing and presenting training and informational programs; and completing special projects as assigned.  

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Excellent litigation, organization, research, writing, and interpersonal skills are required.  Proficiency in time management and ability to work independently with client agency and as a team member are essential.  The optimal candidate will have significant litigation experience and the ability to prioritize the demands of a large caseload.  Prior experience in representing a governmental entity preferred but not required. The candidate must be willing to travel. Must be admitted to the Virginia State Bar.

    SALARY:  Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at  Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, September 24, 2018.


  3. Construction Litigation

    A unique opportunity exists to work in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, Construction Litigation Section of the Government Operations & Transactions Division.  We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, work-life balance, and an attractive compensation package inclusive of paid time off, paid holidays, health/dental/life insurance, retirement and more.





    This position represents the Commonwealth’s agencies and institutions in construction disputes and litigation arising out of the Commonwealth’s diverse portfolio of construction contracts and projects.

    DUTIES:  Provide legal services to agencies in the Commonwealth on construction disputes and litigation issues and on issues that arise during the administration of a construction contract. Work includes representing clients in administrative proceedings.  The attorney will be required to provide regular legal advice to client agencies, work with technical construction experts and consultants, and collaborate with outside counsel. Clients include the Department of Transportation, the Department of General Services, and other Commonwealth agencies including public colleges and universities.  This position reports to the Chief of the Construction Litigation Section and is located in Richmond, Virginia. Although this position will be primarily dedicated to construction law and litigation issues, the position may also be called upon to support other procurement, real estate, and general litigation matters within the Office. As with all positions, other duties as necessary or appropriate may also be assigned. Some overnight travel may be required.

    QUALIFICATIONS:  The candidate should have 4-8 years’ demonstrated experience advising clients on construction law issues, construction contract administration, and project risk management issues.  This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills as evidenced by writing samples and references. The qualified candidate must be willing to work individually and as part of a team.  Excellent interpersonal skills are required because the position involves extensive client contact as well as interaction with other Office attorneys, judges and court personnel. The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ experience with litigation and trial work in the state and federal courts of Virginia and, in particular, construction litigation and first chair trial experience.  Candidate must be admitted to the Virginia State Bar.

    TO APPLY:  Please apply on-line at  Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  To ensure timely consideration, please submit application materials no later than Monday, October 1, 2018.

Posted 9/15/18

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is looking for a Junior to Mid-Level Corporate Finance Associate in Seattle.  Would you share the following information with your members and encourage them to contact me with questions? 

 Junior to Mid-Level Corporate Finance Associate

The Business and Tax practice group in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an associate attorney with a minimum of two years of experience in corporate finance and general corporate matters, including experience representing corporate borrowers, banks and/or other financial institutions in secured and unsecured credit facilities.  Experience with preferred equity investments or real estate financing is desirable, but not necessary.  Qualified candidates should have a strong understanding of security interest principles (including the Uniform Commercial Code) and have the ability to assume second chair responsibilities in large corporate finance transactions, with first chair responsibilities in smaller transactions.  Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, writing skills and references.  We prefer candidates with law firm experience, excellent client relationship and interpersonal skills, and a strong academic background.  All replies confidential.  To apply, please click here and upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting; resume; deal sheet and law school transcript.

Please click here to see a list of all currently available positions at DWT.

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Hiroko Peraza | Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Diversity Outreach Recruitment Manager
1300 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400 | Portland, OR 97201
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Posted 9/6/18

Assistant General Counsel PG 008. $74,480 – 93,100.

The North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) is initiating the recruitment process for an Assistant General Counsel. The purpose of this position is to provide League members with legal guidance and consultation on a broad range of municipal issues, provide training and education for municipal officials, provide technical appellate assistance and amicus advocacy to support the membership on issues of statewide significance, and assist the General Counsel in providing in- house legal services to the League’s internal departments, its insurance pools, its governing bodies, and its affiliated organizations. This is accomplished by researching and providing legal opinions and guidance; reviewing and drafting contract provisions; analyzing and interpreting proposed legislation and regulations; drafting legislation, model ordinances, and charter provisions; formulating and recommending strategies; writing amicus briefs to be submitted to the appellate courts and providing technical assistance to position cases for appellate success; providing educational materials and presentations to municipal staff and elected officials; and serving affiliate organizations. The hiring range for this position is $74,480 to $93,100.

We are looking for an eager, self-motivated candidate who desires to work for a progressive mission driven organization dedicated to supporting North Carolina local government. If you meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this position, please follow the application process at the link below: 2c4a-4956-8740- 36f22f6dcf4b&jobId=196976&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

Position details include:

▪ Provides guidance, information, and assistance to member municipal officials on a broad range of municipal legal issues by responding to oral and written inquiries; researching case law and interpreting statutes; analyzing ordinances; drafting and recommending document revisions; drafting model ordinances; revising charters; drafting legal correspondence and memoranda; identifying and providing resource material; drafting publications such as the Legislative Digest, Municipal Law Notes, Southern City columns, handbooks and reference guides; and recommending best practices.

▪ Engages in appellate advocacy by researching and drafting amicus motions and briefs on significant issues before the state appellate courts. Provides technical assistance to help position municipal cases for success on appeal, including strategic and procedural advice, research, drafting and review, and moot court sessions. Assists legislative advocacy efforts by analyzing proposed legislation and state agency rules; drafting legislation, amendments, bill summaries, and other documents; assisting with formulation of strategies; providing legal research; and responding to inquiries regarding legal implications and potential impacts.

▪ Assists General Counsel in providing legal counsel on a variety of issues to internal staff and departments and to League Board of Directors and Risk Management Board of

Trustees and their committees. May include contract review; ethics and lobbying laws compliance; taxation issues; insurance pool issues; endorsed vendors program; revisions to constitution, bylaws and other governing documents; employment issues and policies; liability; and others.

Minimum Qualifications:

▪ Applicants must have a Law degree and admission to the North Carolina Bar.

▪ Applicants must have the following; excellent communication, presentation, research, and writing skills; the ability to tailor message to audience and interact with a wide variety of elected and appointed officials; and ability to work in a team environment with a commitment to customer service.

▪ Professional experience with a North Carolina local government or state agency in a relevant subject area is preferred.

▪ Other experience with the laws, regulations, principles, and practices of North Carolina local government will be considered.

Skills/Certifications/License Required:

▪ Valid Class C Driver's License.

▪ This position reports to the General Counsel and is located in Raleigh, NC.

Deadline: September 28, 2018 or until filled

The NC League of Municipalities is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted 9/3/18

MANAGING ATTORNEY Legal Aid Justice Center Richmond, Virginia

The Legal Aid Justice Center invites applications for a Managing Attorney of its Richmond, Virginia office, as well as its Petersburg, Virginia office, which serves low-income individuals in Richmond and the Tri-Cities areas of Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights (and surrounding communities).

The Legal Aid Justice Center is a nationally recognized non-profit program providing free civil legal assistance from three offices throughout the state of Virginia. Our dynamic staff of more than thirty advocates pursue systemic legal advocacy for all low-income Virginians using a wide array of strategies. Through legal representation, community organization, and statewide advocacy, the Legal Aid Justice Center works both to eliminate the immediate symptoms and to address the underlying causes of poverty in Virginia. We encourage diversity, value unique voices, pursue our goals with passion, and have fun while working for the public interest.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Managing Attorney will:

• Supervise an office with a staff of 10-15 people;

• Supervise a high volume of intakes, including walk-in clients;

• Act as advocate and manager for the Richmond office including managing operations and long-term strategy for office location;

• Coordinate operations and staffing in LAJC’s Petersburg office (staffed from Richmond);

• Maintain an active practice in poverty law with special emphasis on public benefits (Medicaid and Medicare, SNAP, TANF, etc.);

• Contribute brainpower and elbow grease to our robust program-wide impact initiatives designed to improve the lives of low-income Virginians;

• Work in coalition with community members and organizations to improve the quality of life for the area’s low-income communities;

• Raise the profile of the Richmond office and expand volunteer and fundraising efforts in the Richmond area in conjunction with our development team.

Demonstrated concern for the needs and rights of low-income persons is required. The ideal candidate will also have trained or mentored less-experienced attorneys and will have substantial expertise in areas that affect our client population. Because our work can be stressful, we think our workplace should not be—so a healthy sense of humor is essential. Diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences are a plus, as is Spanish proficiency. Competitive candidates are admitted to the Virginia State Bar or eligible for reciprocal admission.

The Legal Aid Justice Center is a 501(c)(3) organization and does not receive funding from the Legal Services Corporation. Competitive public interest salary DOE. Exceptional fringe benefits include generous leave, fully paid health insurance, retirement plan, student loan repayment assistance, and a great work environment.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to Cynthia Neff at Applications will be accepted starting immediately until the position is filled. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis as applications are received.

The Legal Aid Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply. The Legal Aid Justice Center is committed to strengthening the voices of our low-income clients, working in collaboration with community partners, and rooting out the inequities that keep people in poverty. We strive to take on the issues that have broad impact on our client communities and to be responsive to client input. Recognizing the particular impact of racism on our clients and staff, we devote special attention to dismantling racial injustice. All applicants must be dedicated to working in and sustaining an environment that enables staff and clients to feel empowered, valued, respected, and safe. In reviewing applications, we look for evidence that applicants have experience and/or thoughtfulness in working with traditionally marginalized populations.

Posted 8/7/18

  • Managing a statewide help-line for tenants who have questions about the eviction process.  We expect that providing advice to tenants through the helpline will be the fellow’s primary responsibility.
  • Recruiting, training and, where necessary, helping to coordinate pro bono attorneys to represent tenants in eviction cases, especially in Hampton Roads.
  • Assisting with CARE meetings, communications and presentations.
  • Advocating for appropriate legislative changes with the VPLC housing attorney.
  • Member of Virginia Bar or eligible for reciprocity.
  • At least two years’ experience litigating cases on behalf of tenants or other low-income or underserved populations.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice.


The Virginia Poverty Law Center is accepting applications for the Kelly-Bennett CARE Fellow, a two-year fellowship to support VPLC’s work in the Campaign to Reduce Evictions (CARE).  CARE is a statewide, multi-year campaign to reduce the eviction rates across Virginia.  According to data collected by Princeton Professor Matthew Desmond and his team, the average eviction rate in Virginia is more than double the national average, and five of the ten largest cities with the highest eviction rates in the country are in central Virginia and Hampton Roads.  Through CARE, Virginians from a variety of professions, backgrounds and regions of the state are coming together to try to find solutions to this crisis.

The Kelly-Bennett CARE Fellow will support the campaign goals by:


To apply, please send a resume, writing sample and three references to:

Posted 8/3/18

Mid to Senior-Level Energy Attorney (WDC)

The Washington, D.C. office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a mid-level associate, senior associate, or counsel for its growing national energy law practice. The candidate should have at least five years of FERC-related experience, including experience on natural gas rate cases and certificate matters.  FERC electric rate-making and hydroelectric licensing experience is a plus, but is not required.

The associate or counsel will work on natural gas pipeline rate and certificate cases for a nation-wide mix of clients.  He or she will interact directly with clients with the goal of quickly taking on responsibility to manage aspects of even complex cases independently.  He or she will also be given the training and resources to begin developing their own clients.

Candidates must have a J.D. and local bar membership is a plus.  Prior law firm experience or employment at FERC is not required, but would be very beneficial.

To apply, please go to and upload a cover letter addressed to Lauren Zimmer, Lawyer Recruiting Manager; resume; and law school transcript. Please specify how you heard about this position in your cover letter.

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