Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel is looking for an extra-hire attorney. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, excellent research and writing skills, courtroom experience, and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. Experience working with mentally ill, non-English speaking, and/or indigent populations is a plus. Courtroom or clinic experience preferred.
Attorneys will represent indigent clients in all stages of misdemeanor criminal proceedings, including arraignment, motions, trial, and review hearings. Assignments will depend on experience. Member of the Washington State Bar Association (in good standing) required. This is a temporary, 6-month position. Permanent positions may become available. $35 per hour, 35 hours per week (M-F, 8:30-4:30).
Requested Documents: Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Sample, At least 3 References
Please send documents to:
Department of Assigned Counsel
Attn: Denise Whitley
949 Market Street, Suite 334
Tacoma, WA 98402
Compensation: $35.00 an hour, 35 hours per week
Hiring Criteria: Attorney must be licensed to practice law in the State of Washington. Experience in criminal law defense work is preferred.