Bob Ferguson


The 30th Annual Northwest Minority Job Fair
Saturday, August 27nd, 2016.

Perkins Coie is proud to host the 30th Annual Northwest Minority Job Fair. Promoting diversity is a core value at Perkins Coie: the firm embraces diversity as part of its commitment to excellence and community. Embracing diversity allows us to draw from varied perspectives and communities in order to deliver excellence to our clients and to attract the very best talent to our ranks. We continuously strive to recruit, retain, and promote a diverse workforce, and we believe that each of the firms participating in the Northwest Minority Job Fair is committed to doing the same. As the largest private law firm in the state, we take our responsibility to provide statewide leadership in this area very seriously, and therefore, we are extremely proud to host the 2016 Northwest Minority Job Fair.

The Northwest Minority Job Fair, sponsored and funded by a consortium of legal sector employers, is an excellent place to begin. For 30 years, this event has brought together private and public law firms committed to promoting diversity by providing a unique opportunity for employers, law students, and lawyers to match legal talent with needs.

Last year’s Northwest Minority Job Fair brought together approximately 100 students and 25 law firms/agencies. This year’s Fair will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Perkins Coie, 1201 Third Avenue, in Seattle.

Registration is free for students, and all expenses are paid by the participating employers. Part of the registration fee provides scholarships for minority students.

Perkins Coie is proud to be among the many dedicated law firms in Washington that have supported and hosted this event throughout its 30-year history, including Lane Powell, Davis Wright Tremaine, K&L Gates, Stoel Rives, Dorsey & Whitney, and Williams Kastner.

We believe the 2016 Northwest Minority Job Fair will play a vital role in our state’s efforts to promote and increase diversity in our legal community.

I look forward to seeing you in August!

– Fred Rivera, Seattle Office Managing Partner