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  • 04/28/2017 3:35 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Hagens Berman -- Seattle
    1918 Eighth Ave. Ste. 3300

    About The Position

    Litigation Paralegal

    Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP is a premier class action and large-scale complex litigation firm, focusing on representing plaintiffs in securities, antitrust, product liability, consumer fraud, employment, and environmental cases. Founded in 1993, HBSS now has 10 offices nationwide, and has become one of the nation’s leading firms in these fields. HBSS is consistently listed among the top ten plaintiffs’ firms in National Law Journal’s annual survey.

    Hagens Berman is a national class-action and complex litigation law firm that takes on the world’s largest corporations and entities, fighting for the rights of consumers, investors, whistleblowers, employees and others. Hagens Berman has earned a reputation as one of the most feared plaintiffs firms in the nation, willing to go above and beyond in the fight for victims’ rights. Our determination and expert skill are unmatched in the plaintiffs’ bar, and our opponents know our name well.

    The firm has been named to the National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs’ Hot List eight times and most recently named to 2015 List of Elite Trial Lawyers by National Law Journal.

    Founded in 1993, HBSS has grown to 12 practice areas and 10 offices nationwide and has recovered over $206 billion for plaintiffs.

    More about the law firm and its successes can be found at www.hbsslaw.com. Find the firm on Twitter at http://twitter.com/classactionlaw.

    HBSS is currently seeking a litigation Paralegal for its office in Seattle, Washington. The ideal candidate will be able to support the attorneys with all aspects of litigation, including client communications, reviewing and synthesizing documents, organizing information, keeping records and files up to date and organized on a daily basis, and preparing for hearings and trial. The ideal candidate will speak directly with clients, witnesses and assist in screening potential new cases. This position mainly supports personal injury cases as well as some antitrust cases.

    Responsibilities:

    • Prepare correspondence, exhibits, format and proof.
    • Prepare demand packages
    • Communicate and liaise with clients
    • Obtain and collate medical records
    • Gather facts, documents, and evidence to assist in the initiation of legal action or motion practice.
    • Assist with discovery requests and responses; conduct document searches; organize documents and coordinate document productions, including bates-stamping, redaction, production logs, and e discovery.
    • Prepare materials for oral arguments.
    • Prepare for trials; organize exhibits, witness materials, the trial notebook, and all other supporting documents; coordinate trial logistics.
    • Perform administrative functions such as assist in maintaining a paperless office by scanning and filing documents in document management system; perform word processing functions, perform filing, efiling, service and mailing of pleadings, documents, correspondence and courtesy copies, travel, maintain monthly bills, and calendar deadlines.

    Requirements and Qualifications:

    • College degree with minimum 5-7 years’ experience as a personal injury litigation paralegal.
    • Good client communication and interpersonal skills
    • Understands complex legal concepts and terminology.
    • Knowledge of the rules regulating paralegals/legal assistants.
    • In-depth knowledge of State and Federal court rules and procedures, and the skills to find and understand those in other jurisdictions.
    • Knowledge of State and Federal e-filing systems, and the ability to learn e-filing systems in other jurisdictions.
    • Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize workload, and adapt to changing priorities.
    • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
    • Ability to perform under tight deadlines and maintain patience in high pressure situations.
    • Strong working knowledge of advanced functions of Microsoft Office (including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel).
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must manage highly confidential information with professionalism and unquestionable integrity.

    Please send resumes and include “PI Litigation Paralegal” in the subject line.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    personal injury

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 


    Education desired: 


    Minimum experience: 


    Experience desired: 


     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to Heather Enoki via e-mail resumes@hbsslaw.com

     


    Questions? 

    2066237292

  • 04/28/2017 3:32 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Perkins Coie -- Seattle
    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-personal-planning-job-s20170213-seattle-wa.html

    About The Position

    The Seattle Office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced Trust & Estate Paralegal to join our Personal Planning Group. In this position, the paralegal will be working with a team of attorneys and be responsible for administering all aspects of estate and trust administration including drafting Washington probate court documents, estate inventories, accounting, preparing federal and state estate tax returns, preparing federal gift tax returns and drafting correspondence to beneficiaries.

    Essential Functions of the job:Drafting court documents and related probate documents based on knowledge of Washington probate proceedings, and presenting uncontested matters at ex parte hearings; Preparing gift and estate tax returns; Assisting with the analysis, calculation or preparation of asset and gift spreadsheets using Excel and/or other software; Preparing documents related to the transfer of assets, including disclaimers, notices of withdrawal rights and assignments; Attending meetings and participating in conference calls with clients; and Managing all aspects of estate and trust administration.

    Skills Required: Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with probate and trust administration; Experience preparing estate tax returns; Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; Ability to handle multiple tasks and concurrent deadlines and to communicate the status of projects; Ability to analyze data and organize it for presentation to clients; Close attention to detail; and Ability to work independently upon receiving assignments.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    estate planning/probate

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 


    Education desired: 

    Bachelor's degree and 3 years' recent experience in probate and trust administration in a medium or large law firm or equivalent preferred

    Minimum experience: 


    Experience desired: 

    Experience preparing gift tax returns and experience with tax preparation software preferred. Paralegal certification preferred.

     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to Carolyn Stevens via web application https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-personal-planning-job-s20170213-seattle-wa.html

  • 04/26/2017 10:11 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, P.S. -- Wenatchee
    http://jdsalaw.com

    About The Position

    The Law Firm of Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward (JDSA) is recruiting a Legal Assistant to join their Wenatchee firm. JDSA has grown from two attorneys in 1946 to one of the largest law firms in North Central Washington. JDSA encourages a high quality of life and a strong work-life balance for all employees, and offers a salary and benefits package commensurate with top firms in the surrounding area. This is an excellent opportunity to join a firm that rewards top talent, in a location with a low cost of living and a strong sense of community. The Legal Assistant provides administrative support to an assigned group of attorneys. This position will have constant client contact and may occasionally participate in client meetings, as needed. 1-2 years previous experience in a legal office environment required. Associate Degrees or some college is preferred.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    family/domestic

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 

    High school diploma

    Education desired: 

    Associate Degree

    Minimum experience: 

    1 year

    Experience desired: 

    2 years

     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to David Hough via e-mail jobs@anothersource.com

     


    Questions? 

    206-241-8906

  • 04/26/2017 10:08 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Landerholm, P.S. -- Vancouver
    www.landerholm.com

    About The Position

    Landerholm, P.S. is seeking a self-motivated individual to work with the attorneys and staff in the Estate Planning/Probate Department. This individual will be responsible for working directly on matters involving the initiation and follow through of probate proceedings, administration of trust, Community Property Agreement Affidavits, and small Estate Affidavits. The position requires a mature individual with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle conflicting priorities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must. The successful candidate will have a college degree or paralegal certificate with an interest in the Estate Planning/Probate area. Background in business, accounting, finance, tax or similar areas is beneficial, but not required. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability and a 401(k) plan.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    estate planning/probate

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 

    Paralegal certificate

    Education desired: 

    College Degree

    Minimum experience: 

    2 years

    Experience desired: 

    2 years in Estate Planning & Probate

     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to Rhonda Kates via e-mail clientservices@landerholm.com

     


    Questions? 

    360-696-3312

  • 04/26/2017 10:05 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP -- Seattle

    About The Position

    A top tier plaintiff’s employment law firm in downtown Seattle seeks exemplary paralegal to join their office. We seek a highly dedicated individual who can perform varied and difficult tasks with a minimum of attorney oversight. This position is 40 hours per week

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • 3 years’ paralegal experience with emphasis in litigation support and eDiscovery
    • B.A. or paralegal certificate
    • Expert level computer skills including Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook, Excel
    • Experience utilizing legal database software
    • Proven ability to meet critical deadlines under significant caseload
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to conduct witness interviews without supervision, interacting with potential new clients, and interfacing with other office staff in order to meet demands
    • Proven knowledge of e-filing systems, court rules and discovery procedures
    • Must pass computer skills test and formatting/proofreading skills test

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • ProLaw and CaseMap familiarity
    • Strong analytical skills including the ability to generate excel spreadsheets and graphs detailing various data points including future earnings projections, damages and comparative union contracts with little to no supervision
    • Experience screening potential new clients
    • Significant tech support and data conversion skills in order to be point person for office technology issues
    • Spanish speaking a plus
    • Ability to assist with office administration and management as needed, including processing of historical bills, reporting of client costs, necessary office technology implementation and upgrades

    Please reply to this ad with your résumé, and a cover letter detailing your salary requirements and any special skills you would bring to this position. NOTE: If any of these elements is missing from your application package, you will not be considered for this position. Principals only. No agencies, please. Competitive wage and benefits package with salary DOE. Equal opportunity employer.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    employment/labor

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 

    B.A. or Paralegal Certificate

    Education desired: 


    Minimum experience: 

    3 years

    Experience desired: 


     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to Tricia Bickerstaff, Firm Administrator via mail, e-mail 705 second ave, suite 1200, seattle, wa 98104 tbickerstaff@frankfreed.com

  • 04/26/2017 10:02 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Perkins Coie LLP -- Seattle
    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-business-job-s20170317-seattle-wa.html

    About The Position

    Experience providing paralegal support for emerging company clients as well as public company clients for both entity maintenance and transactional matters is preferred. Working under the direction of Partners and Associates, this position will be responsible for providing a broad range of support to our attorneys and clients. Some typical responsibilities are: Maintaining minute books, ownership records and other entity records in both paper and electronic form. Maintaining capitalization database records to track an entity’s capitalization. Assisting clients with administration of equity incentive plans. Preparing initial drafts of documents such as entity formation and organizational documents, Board, shareholder and committee resolutions, agreements and officer certificates. Assisting with merger and acquisition and financing transactions including coordinating transaction checklists, timelines, document drafting, managing signature pages, good standing certificates, stock certificate issuances, closing binders and related workflow both internally and with clients and other counsel preparing "blue sky" and other state and federal filings. Managing state business licensing and annual renewals thereof. Preparing beneficial ownership calculations. Preparing drafts of Section 16 reports and handling filing of same on EDGAR. Flexibility with work schedule is required to accommodate overtime, including evenings, weekends and holidays, when necessary. Paralegal certificate is a plus.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    corporate, business

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 


    Education desired: 

    Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)

    Minimum experience: 

    Minimum of 5 years recent corporate paralegal experience in a mid to large size law firm.

    Experience desired: 


     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to HR via web application https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-business-job-s20170317-seattle-wa.html

  • 04/26/2017 9:54 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Frank Freed Subit & Thomas -- Seattle

    About The Position

    A highly respected employment law firm is offering an exciting opportunity to the right candidate to help support the firm's attorneys in meeting their clients' needs. You'll be joining a wonderful team of professionals who pride themselves on providing superb client service and A++ legal work for their clients, and that will be our expectation of you. The firm provides a collegial office atmosphere. This position is 40 hours per week. To be the lucky applicant, you will have:

    • A minimum of 3 years' litigation experience in both WA Federal and Superior Courts, including a knowledge of court rules, e-filing procedures, and calendaring calculations
    • Employment/labor law experience highly desirable, but not required
    • Experience with discovery prep and trial prep required
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (including strong Word, Outlook and Excel skills)
    • Experience with CaseMap, ProLaw and Adobe Pro preferred.
    • Superior written and oral communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Exceptional "people" skills
    • Minimum typing speed of 80 wpm
    • Comfort with dictation transcription a plus
    • Spanish speaking a bonus
    • Notary public preferred, but not required

    If you thrive on working in a fast-paced, challenging environment, are a self-starter and possess creative problem-solving skills, are reliable and resourceful, can prioritize to insure deadlines are timely met, and can juggle demands of multiple attorneys with attention to detail, we want to hear from you. Please reply to this ad with your résumé, and a cover letter detailing your salary requirements and any special skills you would bring to this position. NOTE: If any of these elements is missing from your application package, you will not be considered for this position. Principals only. No agencies, please. Competitive wage and benefits package with salary DOE. EOE.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    employment/labor

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 


    Education desired: 


    Minimum experience: 

    3 years' litigation experience

    Experience desired: 


     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to Tricia Bickerstaff, tbickerstaff@frankfreed.com

  • 04/20/2017 5:09 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Counsel On Call -- Seattle, WA
    www.counseloncall.com

    About The Position

    Counsel On Call seeks a legal administrator/paralegal with insurance defense experience to assist a corporate legal department in the Seattle area. This is a full-time contract assignment for at least a six-week duration, and the candidate must be able to work on-site in the client’s office. Requirements: (1.) At least three years of insurance defense experience preferably in a corporate environment (2.)Experience answering discovery and with deposition summaries (3.) Ability to handle heavy discovery work (4.) Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program or college degree preferred

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    civil litigation, insurance defense

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Temporary, 6 weeks

     


    Minimum education: 


    Education desired: 

    paralegal certificate or college degree

    Minimum experience: 

    3 years

    Experience desired: 


     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to Angelica Farinacci via e-mail dallasresumes@counseloncall.com

  • 04/20/2017 5:02 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP -- Seattle
    http://www.dwt.com/Trusts--Estates---Paralegal-Trainee-Staff/

    About The Position

    SUMMARY: This position is an entry-level paralegal trainee position in the Seattle Trusts & Estates Department with a career path to becoming a full-time paralegal. While a trainee, the candidate will gain the necessary experience by providing administrative support to the department’s paralegals and performing billable tasks as directed.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    (With day-to-day oversight and quality control by paralegals)

    • Provide administrative support to the T&E paralegals.

    • Actively participate in in-house training/mentoring with department members and offsite educational opportunities as available; maintain written record of ongoing training provided.
    • Assist paralegals in all aspects of estate administration as needed.
    • Organize and maintain department files as directed.
    • Draft correspondence and pleadings.
    • Assist in obtaining and organizing estate asset information.
    • Assist in compiling information for estate, income, and gift tax returns.
    • Assist in preparation of accounting and distribution schedules.
    • Assist in preparing transfer documents, including deeds, assignments and bills of sale.
    • Assist in research and preparation of valuation reports and inventories as directed.
    • Accurately and completely record billable time spent and tasks performed in accordance with firm policy and client-imposed billing protocols; enter and release time promptly in compliance with the firm’s announced deadlines.
    • Accurately and promptly submit records of hours worked in compliance with the firm’s established deadlines.

    CANDIDATE PROFILE
    Work Experience & Abilities Required

    • High degree of attention to detail.
    • Ability to accurately type 50+ wpm.
    • Excellent mathematical, grammar, and proofreading skills.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office products is required.
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Ability to work in a team-oriented, service focused environment and to handle stressful situations in a calm, composed manner.
    • Ability to communicate in a professional, courteous manner.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and to complete projects with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to follow client confidentiality guidelines.
    • Strong time management skills.
    • Legal experience preferred, but not required.
    • Bachelor’s Degree.

    BENEFITS/PERKS

    • Medical, dental and vision coverage
    • Flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care
    • Health savings account
    • Back Up Care for children and adults
    • 401(k) and retirement plans
    • Life insurance, AD&D and long-term disability insurance
    • Transportation subsidy
    • Paid vacation and sick leave; paid holidays
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Employee assistance program
    • Employee referral program
    • Parental leave
    • Discounts on legal services
    • Paid sabbatical after 13 years of employment

    This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    estate planning/probate

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 

    HS Diploma or GED

    Education desired: 

    Bachelor’s Degree

    Minimum experience: 

    Entry Level

    Experience desired: 


     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to Online Application via web application http://www.dwt.com/trusts--estates---paralegal-trainee-staff/

     


    Questions? 

    206-757-8555

  • 04/20/2017 4:59 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    City of Redmond -- Redmond, WA
    http://www.redmond.gov/jobs

    About The Position

    More than anything, at City of Redmond in Washington, it's our people that make us great. Join our City Attorney’s Office as a Legal Assistant to work on transitioning to electronic files, implementing a new case management system, and be part of a current LEAN initiative to improve cross-departmental efficiencies. Take a spin around our website, www.redmond.gov, and discover how the City of Redmond can make your next career move a great one. The ideal candidate will have an Associate’s degree along with three years of legal assistant or paralegal experience. This position will receive fantastic benefits and earn between $4,322 and $5,833 per month. Please submit online application by Sunday, April 30, 2017 via www.redmond.gov/jobs.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    criminal

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 

    HS/GED

    Education desired: 

    Associates

    Minimum experience: 

    2 years

    Experience desired: 

    3 years

     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a application form* to Supervising Attorney via web application http://www.redmond.gov/jobs

     


    Questions? 

    425-923-2120

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