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Litigation - General Attorney in Seattle, WA

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Company name

Sound Transit

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Seattle, WA

Date Last Verified

Jan 24,2018

Posted on

Jan 12,2018

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Legal Counsel I The candidate performs legal research and analysis to support legal department advising on a variety of legal matters including contract negotiations, property acquisition, property management and development, land use, and municipal law matters; prepares, reviews, and examines legal documents; assists in representing Agency in litigation. Serves as a technical resource assisting in providing technical support and analysis to multiple functional areas. Works on moderately complex projects where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of variables using technical concepts competently and effectively. Perform legal research and analysis in support of legal department advice and counsel to the Agency on a variety of legal matters including contract negotiations, property acquisition, property management and development, land use, and municipal law matters. Prepare, review, and examine contracts, agreements and other legal documents for the Agency; assist in the negotiation of contracts and agreements as necessary. Prepare, draft, and/or revise a variety of legal correspondence including letters, memos, briefs, opinions, and other legal documents. Assist in representing the Agency in assigned litigation. Perform legal research and provide legal opinions for special projects for the General Counsel Division as assigned. Assist in legislative and policy development for the Agency including researching, reviewing, and preparing resolutions, motions, policies, and other legislation; provides recommendations to management staff as necessary. Review new and existing statutes and regulations that may affect the Agency; advise on the impact of new or existing legislation. Respond to citizen inquiries regarding all types of legal issues including those concerning Agency operations. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of law. It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees. Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a JD degree. Should have 3+ years of increasingly responsible experience in the practice of law. Member of the Washington Bar Association or other state Bar Association with expectation of obtaining Washington Bar Association License is needed. Operations, services and activities of a legal services program is needed. Legal precedents and court decisions impacting litigation is needed. State and federal court rules, regulations, policies and procedures are essential. Deadline: 31 January, 2018.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Sound Transit
401 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104