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Professional Staff FAQs



1. How do I apply for a position at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP?

All candidates should apply via our online application link included with each open position posted on our site. A cover letter must be included to be considered. 


2. What happens after I have submitted my application online?

If it is determined that you may be a suitable match for a position, you will be contacted for a telephone interview. 


3. How will I know the status of my resume?

You will receive an immediate receipt notification. You will be contacted by phone if it is determined that you may be a match for our needs. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are not able to make personal contact with individuals who are not going to be invited in for interviews. 


4. When can I expect to hear from someone in the Human Resources Department?

If it is determined that you may be a suitable match for a position, you can expect to hear from a Human Resources Department representative within 30 days of your application. 


5. Should I send a list of references or samples of my work with my resume?

It is not necessary for you to supply any of these materials when you submit your cover letter or resume unless the posted job specifically asks you to do so. However, you may be requested to provide work samples and professional references if you are selected for an interview. 


6. Can I apply for a position that is no longer posted?

We do not accept cover letters and resumes for positions that are not posted on our site. We post positions to our site as soon as they become available, therefore, we recommend that you visit our site often to browse available positions.


7. Can I apply for more than one position at a time?

Absolutely. You may apply for as many positions for which you believe you are qualified.


8. How long will my application be active in the database?

Each cover letter and resume submitted will remain active during the recruitment period for that position.


9. What is the length of time a job remains open?

Most jobs remain open until they are filled, unless there is a deadline attached to the job posting. 


10. How can I communicate directly with the Human Resources Department?

Due to the high volume of interest in opportunities with our firm, it is not possible for our Human Resource representatives to communicate with every candidate or potential candidate. 


11. What is your interview process?

It depends on the position. For most positions, we will first conduct a telephone interview. If there is still interest on both sides, we will invite candidates in for an in-person interview, typically with a Human Resource representative, and sometimes several teammates. 


12. What type of response can I expect following an interview?

A Human Resources representative will contact you regarding your candidacy for the position. 


13. How long do you take to make a decision?

Once all of the selected candidates have been interviewed and reference checks have been completed, we try to make a decision within seven business days. 


14. What benefits does Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP offer?

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP offers a generous benefits package. Detailed information will be provided to final candidates. 


15. What is the firm's commitment to diversity?

We believe that a diversity of people and ideas helps create a healthy work environment and produces a better end product and participate with multiple organizations that support diversity in the Northwest's business and legal communities. 


16. What is the firm's philosophy on community service?

We're proud of the communities in which we live and work, and even more proud to serve and support those communities as much as we possibly can. As a firm, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn has been consistently ranked as one of the Northwest's top corporate philanthropists, sponsoring hundreds of charitable organizations and events every year, as well as providing critical help during emergencies such as the 2005 tsunami disaster. 


17. What is the firm's commitment to wellness?

We are proud that we provide a comprehensive wellness program that promotes a happier and healthier work environment by providing tools and resources to improve the health and well-being of our attorneys, staff, and their families. 


18. What is the firm's commitment to sustainability?

Please refer to the Sustainability section of this website, under "Learn About Our Firm."


General Information


1. What are the normal working hours for professional staff, including paralegals?

We operate on a 37.5 hour work week. Normal working hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although some schedules may vary.


2. What is the firm's personal appearance policy?

Employees are expected to use common sense regarding their personal appearance in this business setting. Business casual attire is acceptable. Employees may wear jeans on Friday. 


Employee Programs


1. Peer Award program

Employees may recognize their fellow co-workers who have "gone the extra mile" with a Peer Award which generally consists of a gift card to the recipient's vendor of choice. 


2. Community Service Leave

Employee's are given an annual allotment of paid hours for which they can volunteer their services to any local nonprofit organization benefitting the community, so long as the community service is not political in nature, ballot-related, or directly benefiting a religious institution. 


3. Dollars for Doers

The firm will match up to a specified amount of an employees donation to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization so long as the employee is actively involved in that organization.


4. Live Well Program

Our comprehensive wellness program, which provides a variety of preventive and proactive programs and resources, help keep our employees healthy and happy.


Family Focus

Childcare and eldercare solutions and resources are offered through our Employee Assistance Plan.


Personal and Professional Development

From work-life seminars to tuition reimbursement, and internal trainings, we want to help you grow and succeed.


Transportation Options

1. Parking

Parking is available at all of our offices. Our Portland, Vancouver, and Seattle offices offer a monthly parking pass. The current monthly rates are:

Portland - $185.00 per month
Vancouver - $98 per month
Seattle - $185-236 per month 


2. Transit/Ferries

Our Portland and Vancouver offices have transit stops directly in front of the building. We provide a shuttle service from nearby transit stops to our Seattle office. The most common transit services are listed below for each office:


Tri-Met www.tri-met.org

C-Tran http://c-tran.com/


C-Tran http://c-tran.com/


King County Metro http://metro.kingcounty.gov/

Sound Transit http://www.soundtransit.org/

Seattle Monorail www.seattlemonorail.com

Kitsap Transit www.kitsaptransit.org

Washington State Ferries www.wsdot.wa.gov.ferries/


3. Biking

Bike racks are available at all offices. There are opportunities to rent a bike locker at the Portland Office through Tri-Met for a fee of $25 for each 6-month billing cycle, plus a one-time $50 refundable key deposit. Contact Tri-Met at bikelockers@trimet.org for more information and to check availability.


Amenities – Portland Office

1. On-site concierge services provide discounts on movie tickets and other attractions.
2. On-site banking through U.S. Bank.
3. On-site restaurants, including Portland City Grill, Downtown Freddie Brown's, Subway, Súpa, Starbucks Coffee, Players, and Plaza Teriyaki. Also located within walking distance to several food carts and restaurants.
4. On-site health club through West Side Athletic Club.
5. On-Site florist services (Geranium Lake Flowers).
6. Eco-dry-cleaning service pick-up and drop-off at the firm available.


Amenities – Vancouver Office

1. On-site banking through West Coast Bank.
2. Within walking distance to Bank of America, Chase Bank, Riverview Bank, and Columbia Credit Union.
3. Within walking distance to Hilton/Greys at the Park Restaurant, Regal Cinemas, Esther Short Park, River Maiden Coffee and Sandwich Shop, Little Italy's, Tommy O's, Inn at the Quay, and Plaid Pantry. 
4. Short drive to McMenamins, Fred Meyer, Beaches Restaurant, Vancouver National Historic Reserve Trust, and Pearson Air Museum.


Amenities – Seattle Office

1. On-site banking through HomeStreet Bank and Key Bank.
2. On-site restaurants, including Blue Water Taco Grill, Chez Dave, Fresh Basil, Organic To Go, MOD Super Fast Pizza, Starbucks Coffee, Tully's Coffee, and World Fresh Eatery.
3. On-site floral services (Floral Masters).
4. On-site gift store (Dimples Gifts & Sundries).
5. On-site dry-cleaning service (Union Square Cleaners).
6. Close to shopping, hotels, entertainment, and restaurants.