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Posted by: Cairncross & Hempelmann

Category: Human Resources

Position: Human Resources Manager

Posted: September 30, 2016


Posted by: Foster Pepper PLLC

Category: Financial Management

Position: Finance Director

Posted: September 26, 2016


Posted by: MacDonald Hoague and Bayless

Category: Overall Management

Position: Firm Administrator

Revised Posting: October 1, 2016


Posted by: Cozen O'Connor

Category: Overall Management

Position: Regional Office Manager

Posted: June 15, 2016


Posted by: Perkins Coie LLP

Category: Human Resources

Position: Lateral Partner Recruiting Analyst

Posted: April 15, 2016


Posted by: Marten Law (

Category: Financial Management

Position: Finance Director

Posted: March 8, 2016


Cairncross & Hempelmann

Position: Human Resources Manager

Job Summary: Cairncross & Hempelmann, a 40-attorney law firm located in downtown Seattle, is seeking an experienced Human Resources Manager to round out our strong administrative team. The HR Manager is an ambassador of our firm’s culture, supporting our employees so that they can function at their highest and best use. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director but will be largely responsible for recruiting, benefits administration, and day-to-day management of staff.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Full cycle attorney and staff recruiting, hiring and onboarding
  • Benefits administration
  • Create, update, and uphold firm policies and procedures
  • Direct supervision of particular staff positions
  • Manage and maintain personnel records
  • Assist with designing and implementing employee recognition programs, firm events, and diversity-related programs


  • B.A. in Human Resources or related field, plus five years of HR experience or a comparable combination of education and experience


  • Success building relationships at a senior level
  • Strong people management skills
  • Ability to make decisions with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders
  • Knowledge of employee benefits
  • Familiarity with employment laws and practices

Salary: Competitive

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to:
Sophia Bell Lavin
Executive Director
Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.
524 Second Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104-2323

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Foster Pepper PLLC

Position: Finance Director

Job Summary:

  • Responsible for firm-wide finance and accounting matters
  • Oversees finance and accounting staff
  • Provides strategic leadership and business and operational advice to Executive Director and Chair of EC

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Manages annual budgeting process
  • Manages financial reporting and analysis
  • Manages collection activities
  • Keeps apprised of legal and accounting developments and proposes changes to firm policies and practices
  • Works closely with practice group leaders


  • Legal or professional services organization experience
  • 10+ years in finance and business administration


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • Master's degree in finance or business administration preferred


  • Broad computer proficiency with MS Office Suite, CMS and DTE system
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Effectively presents to groups
  • Commits to excellent client service
  • Makes well-reasoned, effective decisions
  • Knowledge of the legal profession

Salary: DOE

To Apply: Please apply online at

We look forward to hearing from you!

Foster Pepper PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or gender expression or identity), political ideology, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

MacDonald Hoague and Bayless

Position: Firm Administrator

Job Summary: This individual will manage human resources, finances, and facilities and assist in areas of strategic planning, marketing, and information systems.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Responsible for all aspects of Human Resources and hiring of attorneys and staff
  • Financial management including planning, forecasting, and budgeting
  • Vendor relations and facilities
  • Marketing and website management
  • Administer Benefits
  • Works closely with the firm’s Management Committee and attends Director Meetings


  • Prior legal administrator experience required


  • Ample common sense
  • A good sense of humor
  • A commitment to Social Justice
  • Strong knowledge of employment laws
  • Plaintiff's experience a plus

Salary: DOE

To Apply: Contact Kay Frank
Address: 705 2nd Avenue Suite 1500, Seattle WA 98104
Phone: 206-622-1604
Fax: 206-343-3961

Cozen O'Connor

Position: Cozen O'Connor is seeking a Regional Office Manager to support our Seattle office.

Job Summary: The Regional Office Manager is responsible for the daily management of the administrative functions required to support the attorney’s and staff.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Administrative hiring, performance management, staff supervision and employee relations in cooperation with the firm’s human resources department
  • The Regional Office Manager will work closely with MIS and Finance personnel assigned to the office for technology support and client billing
  • Vendor relations, facilities and marketing events


  • Minimum of seven years of supervisory experience in a legal or other professional services environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Demonstrated skills in human resources, facilities management, budgeting and cost control
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication, customer service and project management skills

To Apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter with salary expectations to Colin Burdick at

Cozen O’Connor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.

Perkins Coie LLP

Position: Lateral Partner Recruiting Analyst - Human Resources - Job #S20160318 – Seattle, Washington

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Chief Lateral Recruiting Officer, this position will be responsible for conducting market research, identifying desirable candidates, and often making the initial contact with potential candidates.

Essential Job Duties: Specific duties will include (but are not limited to)

  • Meet with practice group leaders to understand lateral needs and work with them on specific hiring projects
  • Conduct market research to identify best candidates
  • Contact potential partner (and, occasionally, associate) candidates on behalf of the firm
  • Assist with strategic firm growth initiatives
  • Maintain and revise lateral partner offer letter templates, as requested
  • Create informative brochures for various practice groups and offices to be used in recruiting efforts
  • Perform other duties, as assigned


  • Prior work at a large law firm is required
  • Sales or cold-calling experience is highly preferred


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required
  • A law Degree (J.D.) is preferred

Qualifications: This position requires

  • Strong verbal communications skills, including the ability to "cold call" candidates
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • The ability to think creatively
  • Knowledge of the legal profession and large law firms
  • Ability to work with Excel and Outlook is expected

Salary: DOE

To Apply: Please apply online.

Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

Marten Law (

Position: Finance Director

Job Summary: The Finance Director will report directly to the Firm's Chairman and play a key role in the Firm's overall financial management and financial-related activities. The position is based in Seattle, but will support all offices within the firm.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Develop/implement financial management tools and protect firm assets
  • Oversee payroll reporting and related tax compliance matters
  • Manage 401k program and large accounts receivables
  • Supervise accounting department
  • Provide leadership on financial matters


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience, including at least 5 years in a lead financial/executive role in a growth oriented professional services business
  • Strong preference for law firm leadership background
  • Budgeting and forecasting models experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • MBA or CPA highly desirable


  • Extensive experience and understanding of time and billing software systems required
  • Strong preference for significant experience with Rippe & Kingston LMS or other Microsoft SQL based law firm management software such as ProLaw or Juris

Salary: DOE

To Apply: Contact Hiring at Marten Law (for more info, see:\careers\finance director - Seattle, Washington)
Address: 1191 2nd Avenue, Ste. 2200, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-292-2600
Fax: 206-292-2601

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