Washington & Associates, a fierce, dynamic and growing Contra Costa criminal defense and civil rights firm, seeks an associate. Preferred candidates must have 0-3 years criminal defense experience, a bachelor’s degree, a juris doctor degree, a California State Bar License, in good standing, as well as a California Driver’s License. Strong legal research and writing skills, the ability to think on one’s feet, solid communication skills, including oral advocacy in court, creativity, thoroughness and attention to detail are essential. Candidates must be reliable, sensitive to the needs and interests of our clientele and both willing and capable of learning quickly and accepting redirection, when necessary. Additionally, candidates must be able to work independently and meet strict deadlines. Bi-lingual Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply. Must consent to a background check. This is a full-time position with benefits as well as accrued vacation and sick leave. Salary commensurate with experience. Applicants must apply via our website at www.thebestonyourside.com/apply. Only complete applications will be accepted.