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A wide variety of legal jobs are available in Seattle for a diverse set of skills and education. With many different law specialties, available careers may include everything from a mailroom clerk or office manager in a law firm, to lawyers and judges.

Besides being about 100 miles from the Canadian border, Seattle is also considered a major trading hub with Asian countries, because of its location on the Pacific coast. Needless to say, there are ample legal jobs with a focus on international and corporate law.

International law is a group of laws set up governing interaction between two countries; in this situation, the United States and another country. A significant difference between traditional laws and international laws is that a traditional law generally governs people while international laws provide rules and regulations for entire countries, often applicable to governments and businesses.

Another legal focus for the Seattle area is contract law, which focuses on written obligations, often associated with trade practices. For example, a contract paralegal works with a variety of different contracts. They may work with people in the law firm to prepare contracts for a legal department or may assist in proposing additional verbiage or clauses for these contracts. When working with contracts, a paralegal may identify potential issues with that contract and work to alleviate that particular problem.

Because there are so many business obligations, there is a growing need for corporate law employees as well. A corporate lawyer would be expected to be experienced in many branches of the law, including employment, acquisitions, real estate, trademarks, and international law, if necessary. As a corporate lawyer, you would be asked to look out for the best interests of that company, exclusive of the owners or officers.

To qualify as an attorney in Seattle, you will need to hold a B.A. from an undergraduate school to qualify for entrance into an American Bar Association accredited law school. From here, you will need to earn a juris doctorate (J.D.) degree. After receiving your J.D. degree, you will be required to pass the State of Washington bar exam.

Another asset when considering a legal job in Seattle is knowing a second language; French is useful due to the proximity of Canada, but Japanese is also a popular second language because of the abundant trade with Asian countries.
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Sep 30, 14 USA - WA Seattle

In-House, Min 7 yrs required
18hit(s)  
Senior Recruiter, Legal Candidate will work closely on strategy with hiring managers/executives. Will serve as a valued internal consultant to mid to executive level hiring managers.
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Sep 30, 14 USA - WA Bellevue

In-House, Min 2 yrs required
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Client Relationship Manager Duties: Ensure that all commitments and obligations for the client are met and/or exceeded throughout their implementation project and ongoing high level support issues. Works as a trusted advisor by establishing, maintaining and growing long term relationships with th...
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Sep 30, 14 USA - WA Seattle

In-House, Min 10 yrs required
21hit(s)  
IT and Project Assurance Data Protection and Privacy Director Candidate will be responsible for leveraging industry and technical expertise to assist management to address more effectively risks associated with business. Assisting management in the assessment of project risks and controls. Enhancin...
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Sep 30, 14 USA - WA Redmond

In-House, Min 4 yrs required
15hit(s)  
Attorney Duties: Supporting the Microsoft Operating Systems Group, you’ll have an opportunity to provide general patent portfolio development to the OSG business and significantly contribute to the success of Microsoft’s efforts to be a worldwide IP leader. Strategically develop and manage the ...
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Sep 30, 14 USA - WA Seattle

In-House, Min 12 yrs required
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Senior Tax Manager - International Reporting and Compliance Duties: Will focus on Non-U.S. income tax reporting and compliance. Will be primarily responsible for local country tax reporting (non-U.S. direct tax returns and tax accounting) as well as the international aspects of the U.S. GAAP worldw...
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Sep 30, 14 USA - WA Seattle

In-House, 3-6 yrs required
36hit(s)  
Corporate Counsel Duties: Work with outside counsel as well as internal “clients” while resolving legal issues, negotiating settlements, and overseeing other matters. Provide legal research, analysis, factual information, counsel and guidance on business and legal questions and issues. Supervis...
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Sep 30, 14 USA - WA Seattle

In-House, Min 3 yrs required
36hit(s)  
Regulatory and Compliance Attorney Duties: Research regulatory requirements and advise General Counsel and executive management accordingly. Working for Privateer in a nascent industry is a great opportunity for an entrepreneur-minded individual. Advising General Counsel and Executive Management on...
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Sep 30, 14 USA - WA Seattle

In-House, Min 8 yrs required
19hit(s)  
Senior Corporate Counsel, Real Estate Duties: Will work closely with the real estate and design and construction teams in addition to outside counsel on a wide range of legal issues including, commercial transactions, real estate and construction matters, and general contracts. Provide day-to-day l...
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Sep 30, 14 USA - WA Seattle

In-House, 5-8 yrs required
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Claims Specialist III, SIU Field Investigator Duties: Conducts complex investigations of suspicious or unlawful activity directed at policyholder and corporate assets in a prompt and expeditious manner. Reviews and makes recommendations on outcomes of investigations in a prompt and expeditious mann...
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Sep 29, 14 USA - WA Seattle

In-House, Min 5 yrs required
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Tax Manager - International Tax Responsibilities: Provide timely and high-quality services and work products that exceed client expectations. Build client relationships and demonstrate knowledge of client business. Help to develop and guide staff and other junior tax professionals by providing effe...
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