News & Updates

Open Positions

This page lists position openings that are related to indigent defense or services. To view a posting, click on the highlighted posting below. To list a position, contact WDA staff at wda@defensenet.org.

Washington Defender Association and WACDL Seek Lobbyist

The Washington Defender Association (WDA) and Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) seek a lobbyist to start in October 2018. WDA and WACDL are 501(c)(3) non-profit professional membership organizations that p...

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Bellingham Assigned Counsel, P.S. Seeks Attorney

BAC is accepting applications for a staff attorney position to start approximately September 10, 2018 or thereafter.  BAC represents indigent persons charged with misdemeanors in Bellingham Municipal Court. Qualifications:  Memb...

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Federal Way Public Defender Seeks Staff Attorney

Federal Way Public Defender is looking for a public defender to join their team. Successful applicant must be a team player, have a strong interest in public defense as a career, licensed to practice law in Washington State, comfo...

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Yakama Nation Public Defender Seeks Attorney II 60% Time

The employee serves as attorney for the Yakama Nation Public Defender-Legal Aid Services Program and is responsible for providing quality professional legal representation and advice to tribal member clients in Tribal, Municipal, ...

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City of Everett RFP for Secondary (Conflicts) Public Defense Services

On Monday, July 23, 2018, the City of Everett issued an RFP for secondary (conflicts) public defense services, which is projected at approximately 500 cases per year.  Proposals are due August 21, 2018.  Current information abou...

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City of Everett issues RFP for Primary Public Defense Services

On Monday, July 23, 2018, the City of Everett issued an RFP for primary public defense services, which is projected at approximately 2800-3200 cases per year.  Proposals are due August 21, 2018.  Current information about the RF...

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Benton County Seeks Public Defense Attorney I – Non-Bargaining

If you are looking for a job that brings: fulfillment and meaning challenge and intellectual stimulation in an office that provides: opportunity for professional growth and advancement camaraderie, in a friendly and encouragin...

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Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel Seeks Extra Hire Attorney

Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel seeks a full-time extra-hire attorney.  The attorney will represent indigent clients in all stages of misdemeanor, criminal proceedings, including arraignment, motions, trial, and revi...

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Washington State Office of Public Defense Seeks Program Assistant

OPD seeks a full-time Program Assistant to support five managing attorneys and a social service manager with day-to-day operations and continual improvement of the Parents Representation Program. This nationally acclaimed program ...

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Whatcom County Public Defender Office Seeks Deputy I

Whatcom County’s Public Defender Office is currently recruiting for a Deputy I. This position acts as court-appointed counsel representing individuals accused of misdemeanors or felonies in superior, district and juvenile c...

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