The Intellectual Property Department in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine is seeking a patent lawyer with a minimum of three years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Some patent litigation support experience would be desirable. The position will primarily involve patent preparation and prosecution for a wide range of technologies, but will also include some patent litigation support in the form of infringement analysis, file history reviews, claim construction, and advising on patent law issues and strategies. Additional aspects of the position will include counseling clients on a wide variety of IP issues, non-litigation patent infringement analysis, IP licensing, and trademark prosecution.
Only candidates with a BSEE degree and admitted to practice before the USPTO as a patent attorney should apply.
To apply please upload a cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager, resume, a copy of your law school transcript, and a brief writing sample (unedited by a 3rd party), through our Self Apply site: http://www.dwt.com/Intellectual-Property—Patent-Lateral-Lawyers/
Davis Wright Tremaine believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine’s policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law.
The City of Seattle confronts complex legal problems every day. More than 50 in-house lawyers and 20 support staff in the Civil Division of the Law Department provide high-quality legal representation for all City departments. Six sections comprise the Civil Division: Contracts and Utilities, Environmental Protection, Government Affairs, Land Use, Torts, and Employment.
Employment Section attorneys play a critical role addressing legal issues arising from Seattle’s diverse workforce of over 10,000 employees in a variety of City Departments, including the Seattle Police and Fire Departments, Seattle City Light, Seattle Center, and the Department of Human Services. Employment Section attorneys are generalists in the field of labor and employment. They take full responsibility for litigation in numerous forums, including federal and state court; the Public Employment Relations Commission; two Seattle Civil Service Commissions; and in arbitration proceedings. They must also provide thoughtful, cogent advice to executives, managers, and HR professionals, integrating knowledge of a diverse range of legal considerations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act; federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment; the Public Employees’ Collective Bargaining Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act; federal and state laws regarding wages; employee-misclassification laws; and the City’s personnel ordinances and personnel rules.
An employment attorney must also assist in implementing the City’s Race and Social Justice Initiative in all aspects of our work
The Employment Section seeks an attorney with substantial and extensive experience to join eight other attorneys providing advice on employment and labor-law issues. The successful candidate will also have significant and substantive litigation experience. Applicants must be familiar with labor laws as well as federal and state laws governing employment. In addition, attorneys are expected to be able to quickly gain a working knowledge of civil service rules and other City-specific ordinances and policies.
The work of the Employment Section is dynamic and often fast-paced. Attorneys at the City must be comfortable with substantive responsibility. The attorneys and staff take a collaborative, team-oriented approach to both litigation and advice work, seeking to build effective teams and strong, lasting relationships with City departments and their leadership. Most Employment Section matters are staffed with one or two lawyers and one paralegal; so an orientation toward collaboration and teamwork is essential.
- Litigates employment and labor law cases in state and federal courts and before agencies and arbitrators;
- Provides legal counsel to City departments; and
- Advances the City’s Race and Social Justice Initiative through collaborative work with clients to bring about social change.
- Must be a member of Washington State Bar at the time of hire;
- Three or more years of employment litigation experience;
- Three or more years of labor and employment counseling experience;
- Ability to work both collaboratively and independently;
- Ability to handle a variety of matters simultaneously;
- Excellent research, writing, communication and interpersonal skills;
- Ability to work in a collegial environment, integrating and supporting other team members;
- Ability to represent the Law Department in a professional and ethical manner at all times and demonstrate professionalism in all interactions with Law Department employees, management representatives, and elected officials; and
- Commitment to the City’s Race and Social Justice Initiative.
The most successful candidate will possess the following skills and abilities:
- Eight or more years of experience in employment litigation and counseling;
- First-chair litigation experience in administrative agencies, arbitration proceedings, and state or federal court;
- Appellate litigation experience;
- Experience providing sophisticated employment-law advice to executives and managers;
- Experience providing legal advice to elected officials;
- Knowledge of and experience with traditional labor law, including participating in collective bargaining negotiations and strategy discussions;
- Knowledge of and experience with civil service law; and
- Familiarity with workers’ compensation law.
For more information and to apply, please go to the City of Seattle’s job site at: www.seattle.gov/jobs .
In addition to completing the on-line application fully, please submit a cover letter, describing the reasons for your interest the position and outlining your relevant experience, a resume, and a writing sample.
There are five (5) diversity scholarships available to attorneys who would like to attend the ABA Section of Family Law Spring Conference in Bermuda but may not have the financial resources to afford the cost. The Conference is May 7-10, 2014.
If awarded a scholarship through this program, the awardees will receive a complimentary conference registration, participation in the Newcomers’ Teambuilding Event, the Friday social event, and up to $500 in travel reimbursement (in compliance with ABA and Section financial policies). Send your completed application to Cynthia Swan by email: Cynthia [dot] Swan [at] americanbar [dot] org no later than April 2, 2014.
For more information on the conference, you can visit www.ambar.org/famlawspring
SU KALSA is planning to do Korean bbq on Saturday April 19th at 1:00 p.m. at Golden Gardens
Food will be provided and KABA would only need to show up.
Please join KAC as they honor Hyeok Kim (Deputy Mayor of Seattle), Andy Hwang (Chief of Police, Federal Way), and John Chun (King County Superior Court Judge).
Additional Information is available here.
WSBA President, Michele Radosevich, attended the KABA Annual Banquet and reflects on the legal system.
The full article is available on the WSBA website.
K&L Gates has advised clients on a wide spectrum of issues in Korea including mergers and acquisitions, international arbitration, banking, corporate finance, employment matters, international trade, IP, joint ventures, and engineering and construction projects.
K&L Gates has also advised clients on cross border securitization of Korean assets.
For more information about K&L Gates in Korea, click here.
K&L Gates LLP Foreign Legal Consultant Office
Suite 2711, West Center, Center 1 Building
26 Euljiro 5-gil, Jung-gu
Seoul 100-210, Republic of Korea
Foster Pepper has traditionally sought and attracted strong lawyers with diverse backgrounds, believing that such diversity enriches our workplace and enhances our ability to serve our clients. We are committed to continuing that tradition by:
- Aggressively recruiting and hiring the most qualified diverse attorneys;
- Promoting those attorneys to positions of responsibility throughout the firm; and
- Maintaining a work environment that fosters mutual respect among all of our employees.
In an effort to deepen this commitment, we are pleased to announce the 2013 Foster Pepper 1L Diversity Fellowship. This Fellowship will provide the recipient with a paid summer associate position in our Seattle office and a $7,500 academic scholarship to be applied toward the 2013-2014 academic year.
Any individual of color or other diverse background who:
- Is enrolled and in good standing as a first-year law student (Juris Doctor) at an ABA-accredited law school;
- Demonstrates a record of academic achievement that evidences great promise for a successful career during the remainder of law school and in the legal profession;
- Contributes meaningfully to the diversity of the law school student body and, upon entering the legal profession, the legal community; and
- Demonstrates a commitment to practice law in Seattle, Washington following graduation from law school.
Eligible Applicants Should Submit the Following Materials
- A personal statement of no more than 500 words describing your interest in practicing law in Seattle, your interest in Foster Pepper and its Summer Program, and how you would contribute to the diversity of Foster Pepper and the Seattle legal community;
- A resume;
- A copy of your undergraduate transcript and law school grades (when they become available); and
- Three professional or academic references (please provide contact information) and authorization to contact those individuals and disclose the reason for that contact.
- January 16, 2013 Submission Deadline. Foster Pepper must receive all application materials by this date.
- Late January/ Early February, 2013 Interviews with Semi-Finalists at Foster Pepper (Foster Pepper shall arrange and pay for semi-finalists’ travel to Foster Pepper’s Seattle office for interviews.)
- Week of February 11, 2013 Fellowship recipient announced (consistent with NALP rules, Fellowship offer shall remain open for 14 days after the date extended.)
Please Submit Your Application Materials To:
Ms. Bethany Brown
Manager, Attorney Recruitment & Professional Development
Foster Pepper PLLC • 1111 Third Avenue, Suite 3400 • Seattle, WA 98101
browb [at] foster [dot] com
The Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP) at the University of Washington School of Law is currently working to recruit attorneys for the upcoming school year for a wonderful pro bono opportunity. Would you be interested in volunteering with IFAP this year?
Attorneys who volunteer for IFAP supervise a pair of law students, who do the bulk of the work on a U Visa petition, including interviewing clients, drafting declarations, gathering exhibits, and assembling the applications. Attorneys also serve as the attorney of record for the client’s visa application. The clients are individuals who have been screened by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP). They are survivors of certain qualifying crimes, who have additionally been helpful to police and prosecutors in the investigation of the crime, and because of this, they are eligible for U-visas. In general, our clients are women who have suffered intimate partner violence. NWIRP currently has a waitlist of 140 clients who are eligible for this relief, so we are trying to recruit as many attorneys as possible!
The first step in this process is to attend our CLE training for attorneys. This year the CLE will be held on Friday, October 19th, from 10:00am – 4:15pm, at Perkins Coie in downtown Seattle. We will cover the basics of immigration law, U-visa petitions and adjustment of status, confidentiality and ethics, working with immigrant survivors of violence, and supervising students. The CLE is approved for 4.25 credits, including 0.75 ethics credits, and the cost is only $35 for those who volunteer to take an IFAP case during the 2012-2013 school year.
After the CLE, we match each attorney with one pair of students and assign one case from NWIRP. The students generally begin working on the cases in January with the goal of finishing the application and submitting to Citizenship and Immigration Services by the end of the academic year, in late May.
Registration is open online at the website listed above. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about the CLE or about IFAP.
Thanks for your interest in IFAP, and I hope you will consider volunteering with us this year!
좋은 강연이 있어 알려 드립니다.
시간이 되시는 분들은 아래의 두 강연에 참여해 주시면 고맙겠습니다.
그리고 이 내용을 귀 단체의 회원들에게도 forwarding 하셔서
좋은 강연에 많은 분이 참여할 수 있도록 힘써주시면 더욱 고맙겠습니다.
특별히 페더럴웨이 학부모 협회가 주최하는 강연에는 주변에 있는 어린 학생들이
참여할 수 있도록 해주시면 꿈나무들에게 꿈을 키우는 좋은 기회가 될 수 있을 것 같습니다.
좋은 저녁 되십시오.
Trade Development Alliance의 Bill Stafford 초청으로 이 곳 시애틀을 방문하는 “한국 최초의 우주인 이소연 박사“가 페더럴웨이시를 찾아 지역학생들과의 만남을 갖고,
자신의 생생한 우주경험담을 들려주는 시간을 갖습니다.
대한민국 엄친딸로서의 성장과정도 함께 소개되어질 이소연 박사의 이번 강연회는 Bill Stafford가
박영민 페더럴웨이 통합한국학교 이사장을 컨택함으로써 이루어졌으며,
지역 한인 청소년 및 어린이들에게 우주과학에 대한 시야를 넓혀주고 아울러 원대한 꿈을 심어주는 계기가 될 것입니다.
이소연 박사의 강연에 이어 “KAPA 대학진학 포럼“이 진행될 예정입니다.
시애틀 지역 최고의 교육상담 전문가이신 대니얼 홍박사가 진행하는 KAPA Forum은
명문대 진학을 앞둔 KAPA 소속 졸업예정자들이 자신의 경험담을 KAPA 후배들과 나누는 “선후배간의 격의없는 대화”의 시간이며,
대학진학에 관한 대니얼 홍박사의 귀한 조언이 함께 곁들여지게 됩니다.
일시: 5월 16일 (수요일) 오후 3:00
1부 3:00 – 4:00 PM 이소연 박사 (한국항공우주연구원)
2부 4:00 – 5:30 PM KAPA 대학진학 Forum 대니얼홍 박사(교육상담전문가)
장소: 페더럴웨이 시청 대회의실
33325 8th Ave South Federal Way 98003
문의: (206) 679-8328
페더럴웨이에서, 이희정 드림
한국 최초의 우주비행 참가자인 이소연 박사가머킬티오에 소재한 ‘미래의 항공(FOF)’에이비에이션센터에서특별강연을하실 예정이오니
부디많은 참석을 부탁드림니다. (무료입장)
날자: 5월 15일(화) 오후 7시
장소: 머킬티오에 소재한 ‘미래의 항공(FOF)’ 에이비에이션센터
(8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo)에서특별 강연
아시아나항공과 시애틀총영사관 협찬으로 센터내 보잉극장에서 열리는 이날 강연은누구나 무료로 입장할수있읍니다
When: May 15, 2012
8415 Paine Field Blvd Mukilteo, WA 98275
What: Speaker Presentation: 7:00pm to 8:30pm Boeing Theatre FREE to the Public Limited Seating Available!
PS: Meet the Speaker:6:00pm to 7:00pm[$20, Refreshments included, RSVP & prepayment required] kendall [at] futureofflight [dot] org