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Law Office of Jason Smith Seeks Associate Attorney
September 22, 2022 | Alison Pagan

Law Office of Jason Smith and North County Public Defense is looking to hire a 6th Associate Attorney to become a part of our team! You will represent clients charged with misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor criminal offenses in the Cities of Bellingham, Blaine, Everson, Lynden and Sumas Municipal Court.


  • Represent clients in court.
  • Prepare and draft legal pleadings and motions.
  • Compassionately advise clients regarding their criminal charges.
  • Negotiate plea agreements with City Prosecutors.
  • Comply with all legal standards and Rules of Professional Conduct related to the practice of law.
  • Conduct trials, argue motions, interview law enforcement, witnesses and victims.
  • Draft and argue RALJ appeals to the Whatcom County Superior Court.


  • Previous experience in criminal law preferred but not required.
  • Spanish fluency preferred but not required.
  • Member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association or the ability to become licensed in Washington before beginning employment.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to build rapport with clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to learn how to use Lawcus Legal Practice Management software.

Salary & Benefits: 

  • $70,000 – $80,000 dependent upon experience and/or Spanish fluency.
  • Full medical, dental and vision 100% paid by NCPD.  You only pay co-pays.
  • 2 weeks guaranteed PTO.
  • Gym membership if desired.
  • Opportunities for advancement to felony criminal practice if qualified (or if you become qualified) only if desired.

Please send resume and cover letter to Jason Smith at