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  • 03/19/2020 3:45 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Legal Assistant Position (Litigation) (Issaquah, WA)

    Costco Wholesale is seeking an experienced legal assistant to join its litigation team. Primary responsibilities are to provide litigation support such as securing information requested by judicial subpoenas and related requests from law enforcement, other government agencies, and other parties in litigation; interaction with inside and outside counsel and employees (including at warehouses and regional offices); the ability to maintain confidentiality. Essential job functions include organizing and filing litigation and general legal documents, drafting cover letters, conducting factual research, and performing administrative duties. 

    Required Qualifications: Five years' experience as a legal assistant in a law firm or in-house department. Strong inter-personal skills with an emphasis on written and verbal communication. Working knowledge of litigation documentation (e.g. subpoenas, interrogatories, requests for production). Strong computer skills and proficient in Google Apps.

                                                                                                       
    To apply, please send cover letter and resume to sgardner@costco.com

  • 03/12/2020 9:56 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Department: Operations

    Supervisor: Manager, Contracts

    Status: Contract, possible contract to hire

    Travel Requirements: 0%

    Location: Federal Way, WA with telecommuting/remote opportunity available

    What We Do 

    Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, evidence- based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. 

    The Institute for Functional Medicine works to advance the highest expression of individual health through the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine. To achieve this goal, our work is primarily focused in these five areas: 

    1. Education. We train Functional Medicine clinicians to act as change agents in reversing the epidemic of chronic disease.
    2. Access. We facilitate the broadest possible integration of Functional Medicine into the global healthcare system.
    3. Economics. We ensure that the practice of Functional Medicine is economically viable for providers, patients, and payers.
    4. Collaboration & Development. We create and support key alliances that advance IFM’s mission to make Functional Medicine the standard of care.
    5. Research. We catalyze and facilitate clinical research that supports the Functional Medicine model.

    Why Join Us? 

    Do Work That Matters. We are changing the way medicine is practiced and transforming the health (and lives) of millions of people around the world. Every single day, you get to impact the quality of high patient care by helping our team stay informed about emerging research trends as well as supporting literacy efforts throughout the organization. 

    Career Opportunities Abound. We are a rapidly growing organization. As our team grows, so does your opportunity for more responsibilities. 

    We Set the Standard. And we continually push those standards to new heights, winning us the respect of the industry, as well as the loyalty and engagement of a rapidly growing customer base. 

    Support and Contribute to a Passionate, Motivated Team. Our team is hungry and inspired and we want you to be too. Strive to grow with us. 

    Position Summary 

    IFM is seeking a Contracts Assistant who will assist in the preparation and tracking of contracts; preparation and update of contract templates; legal and general research; communication with stakeholders; coordination of a high volume of transactional tasks; process improvement initiatives, including drafting of standard operating procedures and the organization and storage of contracts; other projects as assigned. 

    Requirements 

    • Paralegal Certificate from ABA approved paralegal program or advanced relevant degree required. 
    • 3-5 years’ experience in a customer service environment required.
    • Experience with data management, electronic document tracking and management, and file
      maintenance required.
    • 5 years’ experience in the areas of contract interpretation, drafting of business and commercial type
      contracts required.

      IFM is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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  • 03/04/2020 1:30 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Paralegal Assistant

    Product Liability

    Job #S20200214 – Seattle, Washington

    Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for a Paralegal Assistant supporting the Product Liability practice group. Under general supervision, assist paralegals with document and information management, indices and filing, and assemble notebooks for presentation of legal evidence. May oversee temporary and in-house clerks in the performance of various clerical duties.

    Essential Functions:

    • Assist litigation paralegals with all phases of litigation case support including document/information management, discovery, and trial support.
    • Organize and maintain case files, pleadings, and documents.
    • Prepare case/matter and attorney notebooks.
    • Summarize articles, reports, witness statements, and depositions.
    • Obtain factual information from clients and third parties, including governmental agencies.
    • Perform computer database input and retrieval.
    • Draft and revise legal documents and correspondence.
    • Prepare material for in-house and outside distribution.
    • Manage distribution of data and materials.
    • Search and/or retrieve soft and hard copy documents containing information requested by lawyer or paralegal.
    • Maintain practice group form files and systems, including obtaining information or documents from outside parties.
    • Prepare material for photocopying.
    • Maintain budget spreadsheets in Excel

    Required Skills:
    Demonstrated skills in document /information management. Ability to express self effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish effective working relationships with Firm lawyers and paralegals, staff, client personnel, and other professionals. Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Work well under pressure and independently. Ability to type 50 wpm with accuracy. Familiarity with court dockets. Ability to work in fast-paced environment, handle multiple assignments, and work well under pressure. Proficiency in MS Office Applications including Word, Outlook and Excel.

    Preferred Skills:
    Demonstrated ability to take initiative, exercise discretion, and use independent judgment.

    Education & Experience:
    Requires high school diploma and a minimum of one year of related work experience, or equivalent. Paralegal Assistant or legal support experience preferred. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred. Paralegal Certificate a plus.

    APPLY HERE


  • 03/04/2020 8:42 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)
    Estate Planning & Probate Paralegal - Spokane

    Boutique law firm in Spokane seeks skilled and experienced Paralegal with a background in Probates, Trusts and Estate Planning Law. Competitive salary package plus quality benefits.

    The ideal Paralegal has 4+ years of estate planning law in Washington. Probate litigation experience a plus. Must have exceptional drafting skills. Lots of client communication in this important role at the Firm. Fantastic work environment and convenient location. 
    All inquiries will be held in complete confidence.

    Contact Mary Beth Monzingo Link, National Legal Recruiter at mb@monzingolegal.com.

  • 02/28/2020 7:33 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Litigation Paralegal (Downtown Seattle)

    Boutique commercial litigation firm located in downtown Seattle seeks paralegal with experience in complex commercial and corporate litigation. Three or more years of experience as a paralegal is required.

    This is a permanent position following a probationary period to determine fit, and candidate would start immediately. Hours are Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm. Salary based on experience; benefits available after the probationary period. Final candidate must be willing to submit to a background investigation and employment verification.

    Duties include but are not limited to:
    • Collection, organization of, indexing and management of  case evidence and other materials, including use of electronic databases
    • Review, assessment of, coding and/or compilation of    documents, and production of those materials
    • Collection and maintenance of witness materials
    • Word processing, proofing and finalization of discovery and    pleadings
    • Electronic court filing (state and federal) and preparation of materials for same
    • Docketing case deadlines
    • Trial preparation and support
    A successful candidate will demonstrate:
    • Professional demeanor and attitude
    • Excellent communication skills with coworkers, clients and outside vendors (on the phone, by email and in person)
    • Conscientious, thoughtful, and proactive approach to tasks and workload management, including the ability to establish priorities, work independently, and take initiative when appropriate
    • Ability to effectively take instruction, think through tasks, identify potential issues, and propose alternative paths or solutions
    • Unrelenting attention to detail and production of high-quality and useful work product
    • Knowledge of civil litigation rules and procedures, including those regarding court filings
    • Ability to deal with cases involving a high volume of documents and the related organizational and case management issues
    • Proficiency with collection, production and management of e-discovery, including substantial experience with litigation support databases (e.g. Relativity, eDiscovery Point, DISCO, Concordance, etc.)
    • Fluency in Microsoft Outlook, Word (at least 75 WPM required and ability to create tables of authorities and tables of contents), and Excel

    Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@sbwllp.com, and note that only candidates who meet these qualifications will be contacted.

  • 02/27/2020 11:15 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    SALARY: $24.34 - $27.12 Hourly

    LOCATION: Seattle Justice Center, 600 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington 

    JOB TYPE: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time

    SHIFT: Day

    DEPARTMENT: Seattle Municipal Court

    BARGAINING UNIT: Teamsters, Local 763 - Municipal Court

    CLOSING DATE: 03/03/20 04:00 PM Pacific Time

    Position Description

    The City of Seattle's Municipal Court (SMC) is one of the highest volume Courts of Limited Jurisdiction in the state with seven elected Judges, six appointed Magistrates, and over 200 staff. The Court adjudicates all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes, infractions, and civil violations authorized under the Seattle Municipal Code and certain Revised Code of Washington Statutes. For more information on the Seattle Municipal Court, visit www.seattle.gov/courts.
     
    Magistrate Operations is a unit under the Court Operations Division. This unit has two primary functions: Magistrate Support, which is courtroom customer service and Case Initiation, which takes place behind the scenes providing administrative support to the Magistrates by preparing documents for scheduled hearings
     
    The Magistrate Operations team is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for one, full-time Court Administrative Specialist 1 position. The ideal candidate:

    • Is self-motivated;
    • Is customer service focused;
    • Has excellent organizational skills and pays close attention to details;
    • Is experienced in updating and navigating databases with accuracy;
    • Has an aptitude for learning new systems;
    Job Responsibilities

    Responsibilities
    Under supervision of the Court Clerk Supervisor for Magistrate Operations, the Court Administrative Specialist 1 will work collaboratively with a diverse team of AS1s to accomplish a variety of customer focused and administrative tasks involving highly confidential information, which could be any combination of the following with more emphasis on some duties than others:

    • Provide administrative support to the Magistrates:
      • Schedule hearings,
      • Process incoming paperwork,
      • Prepare Magistrate hearing calendars,
      • Issue subpoenas for contested infraction hearings,
      • Process adjudications by mail.
    • Provide a high-level of customer service to diverse citizens and defendants, to include requesting interpreters when needed.
    • Check citizens in and out of infraction hearings in the courtroom.
    • Schedule hearings in the Court's computer system (MCIS) and electronically collect and process information for court calendars.
    • Accurately maintain and update court docket and customer information databases.
    • Identify, research, and resolve customer complaints and document errors.
    • Update and maintain accurate docket information in MCIS.
    • Reconcile all unresolved bail issues from other Court units adjudicated by a Magistrate and process waivers of Contested Settlement Hearings.
    • Provide general court information to citizens regarding Court functions.
    • Apply Court policies, procedures, City and State codes, and other regulations.
    • Perform general clerical support tasks such as completing reports, scanning, photocopying, cataloging, filing, and archiving court documents.
    • Submit supply requests and maintain department printers, fax machines and copiers.
    • Assist in trainings and actively participate in meetings/events.
    • Maintain regular and punctual attendance
    • Perform other duties as assigned
    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    1+ year of clerical support experience, which includes intermediate skill level using MS Outlook, Excel and Word to accurately type/enter data.

    Combination of education, training, or experience can be substituted, which provides an equivalent background, required to perform the work of the class

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Some college coursework in business management, communication, criminal justice, public administration, or other relevant fields of study
    • 1+ year experience working in a Court or criminal justice agency experience
    • 2+ years of advanced data entry experience/training.
    • 2+ years' experience maintaining professionalism while providing customer service to individuals that may become hostile, have mental health issues, and/or substance abuse issues.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written). 
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to:
      • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and the public. 
      • Work under pressure and juggle multiple tasks.
      • Handle sensitive information with a high degree of confidentiality.
      • Type 40 WPM
      • Use 10-key entry
      • Have a positive attitude
      • Adapt easily to change
      • Interpret and apply instructions
      • Learn and understand policies and procedures.
      • Lift and/or transport items that weigh up to 35 lbs.
    Additional Information

    Hiring Process
    Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered.

    1. Completed NEOGOV online application and supplemental questions.
    2. Cover letter and resume describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications
    Direct Link to Apply: 

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/2722389/court-administrative-specialist-1

    Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete. By completing the supplemental questions, you are attesting that the information you have provided is true and accurate. The Court will review any information provided in your application package and misstatements or falsification of information will eliminate you from consideration and/or employment if discovered after selection for the position.
    • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted
    • If you are selected for an interview, you will be given a typing test and a 10-key proficiency test on the day of the interview.
    • A job offer is contingent upon successfully passing the court's background check. The background check includes a criminal history background review, fingerprinting and reference checks.
    • New employees are required to pass a 12-month probation period.
  • 02/20/2020 10:32 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Records Administrative Specialist 1 – Job 2020-00308

    SALARY: $24.34 - $27.12 Hourly

    LOCATION: Seattle Justice Center, 600 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington

    JOB TYPE: Classified Civil Service

    SHIFT:  Day, Regular, Full-Time

    DEPARTMENT: Seattle Municipal Court

    BARGAINING UNIT: Teamsters, Local 763 - Municipal Court

    CLOSING DATE: 03/03/20 04:00 PM Pacific Time

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    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The City of Seattle's Municipal Court (SMC) is one of the highest volume Courts of Limited Jurisdiction in the state with seven elected Judges, six appointed Magistrates, and over 200 staff. The Court adjudicates all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes, infractions, and civil violations authorized under the Seattle Municipal Code and certain Revised Code of Washington Statutes.

    Records Management is a unit under Judicial Operations. Records oversees the entire life span of Court criminal and civil case files. This includes processing and data entry of all court citations (Criminal and Infractions), case creation, criminal case preparation, as well as the archival and destruction of case files. The records team is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for one, full-time Records Administrative Specialist 1 (AS1). The ideal candidate:

    • Is self-motivated;
    • Can effectively communicate and interact with others;
    • Has excellent organizational skills and pays close attention to details; 
    • Is experienced in updating and navigating databases with accuracy; 
    • Has an aptitude for learning new systems;

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Perform a variety of support and administrative functions, which includes but is not limited to the following:
    • Handle transactions with courtesy, confidentiality, accuracy and maximum efficiency reflecting a high level of customer service.
    • Perform case data entry and scanning.
    • Assemble and prepare calendars for the Magistrate Court, Formal Court, and in-and-out-of-custody arraignment calendars.
    • Pull, assemble, and verify computer printout listings, citations, SPD reports, worksheets, histories and court dockets.
    • Process incoming court documents by researching case information and recording case notes in the Municipal Court Information System (MCIS).
    • Prioritize and file documents in numerical and alphabetical file systems.
    • Candidate may be required to on Saturdays once in a while.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    1+ year of office clerical support experience

    OR

    Combination of education, training, or experience can be substituted, which provides an equivalent background, required to perform the work of the class

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Some college coursework in business management, communication, criminal justice, public administration, or other relevant fields of study
    • Intermediate skill level using MS Outlook, Excel and Word to accurately type/enter data.
    • 1+ years' experience in some or all the following areas:
    • -  Providing outstanding customer service
      -  Retrieving and re-filing documents
      -  Reading/comprehending legal documents, court rules, policies and procedures
      -  Working in a government agency or similar handling sensitive information with a high degree of
      confidentiality
      -  Updating and navigating database systems and accurately entering data.
      -  Effectively establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with co-workers and the public

    • Demonstrated ability to:

    - Type 40 WPM and use 10-key entry

    - Work independently and as a team member -Prioritize tasks

    - Have a positive attitude

    - Adapt easily to change

    - Interpret and apply instructions

    - Work quickly, neatly and accurately

    - Work well under pressure and juggle multiple tasks -Maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance

    Hiring Process

    Direct link to apply:

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/2722319/records-administrative-specialist-1

    Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered.

    1. Completed NEOGOV online application and supplemental questionnaire.
    2. Cover letter and resume describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job 
    responsibilities and qualifications.

    Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incompleteBy completing the supplemental questions, you are attesting that the information you have provided is true and accurate. The Court will review any information provided in your application package and misstatements or falsification of information will eliminate you from consideration and/or employment if discovered after selection for the position.

    • Attaching or pasting a cover letter and resume alone is not a substitute for completing the application itself.
    • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
    • A job offer is contingent upon successfully passing the court's background check. The background check includes a criminal history background review, fingerprinting and reference checks.
    • This position is represented by an agreement between Teamsters Local 763 union, the City of Seattle, and the Seattle Municipal Court.
    • New employees are required to pass a 12-month probation period.


    Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, veterans and those with diverse life experiences. Accommodations for people with disabilities are provided on request. The City is a Drug Free Workplace.

  • 02/18/2020 4:05 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Paralegal

    Trademark

    Job #S20200209 – Seattle, Washington

    Perkins Coie LLP's nationally-recognized Trademark, Copyright, Internet & Advertising group is seeking a highly-motivated Paralegal to join the Seattle office. This position will assist attorneys in the clearance and prosecution of U.S. and foreign trademark and copyright matters, including searches, enforcement, and due diligence.

    Essential Functions:

    • Ability to draft and file electronic trademark and service mark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • Ability to prepare and file copyright applications with the U.S. Copyright Office
    • Independently draft domestic and international Office Action responses, related prosecution documents, and correspondence to clients
    • Communicate with foreign associates regarding international trademark matters
    • Register and manage Internet Domain Names, both generic and country extensions
    • Draft and file TTAB actions and responses
    • Excellent accuracy in reviewing, monitoring, and maintaining docket deadlines
    • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills to effectively interface with team members, staff, and employees at all management levels within the firm and within our clients’ organizations.
    • Exercise excellent judgment and initiative, and possess strong leadership, project management, and problem-solving skills to successfully drive projects to completion.
    • Keep accurate time and billing records and comply with clients’ billing requirements.

    Education & Experience:
    A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven to ten years of paralegal experience is required.  Paralegal experience working with all levels of management and staff of Fortune 100 companies is preferred. Paralegal certificate is preferred.

    APPLY HERE
  • 02/17/2020 6:28 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Senior Corporate Paralegal

    To apply, please visit: https://www.bannerbank.com/careers

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
    • Previous corporate paralegal experience with a public company, either in-house or in a law firm environment, is required.
    • 4 or more years of experience, including paralegal support for Board of Directors, corporate securities and SEC filings, and corporate governance and maintenance required.
    • Experience working in both corporate and a law firm preferred.
    • Paralegal Certification preferred.

    What you’ll do . . . 

    As a Senior Corporate Paralegal for Banner Bank, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Handle Banner Corporation and Banner Bank securities filings, public company reporting, corporate governance matters, and merger and acquisition activity.
    • Assist with federal and state filings and searches (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Secretaries of State and others).
    • Assist with preparation and filing of SEC filings (e.g., Forms 8-K, 10-Q, 10-K; Proxy Statement).
    • Assist with proxy statement process, including preparing, collecting and reviewing D&O proxy questionnaires.
    • Under the supervision of the Corporate Secretary, assemble agendas, provide notices to the Boards of Directors, and assemble Board and Committee books using Diligent platform. Draft routine board resolutions and work with Directors on these matters. Work with senior management regarding their communications with, and reports to, the Board and Committees.
    • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with other internal functional groups, i.e. Risk, Accounting, Finance, HR, Treasury, Legal, the Executive Management Committee and CEO.
    • Serve as Acting Secretary (as needed) for the Board of Directors and various Board Committees, including working with Directors on review and finalization of minutes as needed.
    • Thoroughly proofread and edit various corporate documents and correspondence.
    • Ensure best practices Board cadence and corporate governance for Banner Corporation and its subsidiaries.
    • Assist as needed on merger and acquisition and similar strategic transactions. Assist with the organization and maintenance of corporate closing and electronic data rooms.

    Who you’ll work with . . . 

    You will be part of our Legal team, reporting to the Assistant General Counsel and working under the supervision of the Corporate Secretary. You will work closely with the Board of Directors and its Committees providing paralegal support. You will establish and maintain strong working relationships with other internal functional groups, i.e. Risk, Accounting, Finance, HR, Treasury, Legal, and the Executive Management Committee and CEO.

    To be successful in this role you’ll have . . .

    • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
    • SEC reporting and annual meeting process experience required.
    • Working knowledge of Section 16 reporting requirements and trading plans preferred.
    • Familiarity with public company corporate governance.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to multitask.
    • Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with a track record of establishing strong working relationships.
    • Ability to set priorities and exercise independent judgment and problem solving.
    • Ability to be flexible with change.
    • Capacity to work under pressure with tight deadlines.

    What Banner offers . . . 

    • Excellent base salary and bonus potential.
    • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, health and dependent daycare funds, life and disability protection. Benefit eligibility begins the first of the month after your start date.
    • Paid vacation time, sick time and 10 company paid holidays.
    • 401(k) (with up to 4% match).
    • Tuition reimbursement after 1 year of service (up to $5,250).

    Banner Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Banner Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.

    NOTICE TO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:

    Banner Bank does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for any job postings on this site. Resumes submitted to any Banner Bank employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written and signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Banner Bank. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for a position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral.

    To apply, please visit: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/BAN1011BANNR/JobBoard/27695d20-e63d-46b0-911f-1c1396a324bb/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=05d25ce1-1de7-4df1-9d74-648d89d66644

  • 02/13/2020 6:05 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Position Description: Full-time Paralegal

    1/7/2020

    Benefits Law Center (formerly the Seattle Community Law Center) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing high-quality Social Security and SSI representation to the people with disabilities who are homeless or low-income.  Our goal is to bring economic security to our clients by ensuring that they receive the benefits they are eligible to receive.   

    We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual with 3+ years of prior experience as a paralegal, legal assistant, social worker, or case manager to become an integral part of our small team of legal professionals and volunteers.

    Duties:

    • Co-coordinate BLC’s intake of new clients, including: answering phones, conducting telephone or in-person interviews of prospective clients, entering client information into LegalServer client management database, scheduling client meetings, and tracking potential clients until their case is assigned to an attorney and the client comes into the office for an initial meeting or clinic.
    • Provide community information and referrals to callers as appropriate. 
    • Help to maintain BLC case files throughout the life of the case, including assisting attorneys in preparing case files for hearing and preparing physical case file for closing and archiving.
    • Provide ongoing support to BLC staff, including but not limited to:  maintaining e-files, creating and posting/faxing formal and informal correspondence, follow up with local Social Security offices, assisting with database management.
    • Assist attorneys with discovery, including obtaining medical and other evidence.
    • Work collaboratively with BLC staff to conduct outreach and develop self-help materials for advocates, providers, and our client-base.
    • Recruit, train, and work with volunteers.
    • Contribute to BLC’s culture of philanthropy by actively increasing awareness and community interest in BLC. 

    Qualifications:

    • 3+ years of prior experience as a paralegal, legal assistant, social worker, or case manager is preferred.
    • Self-motivated, and able to work both collaboratively and independently.
    • Demonstrated ability to follow through on long-term tasks until completed.
    • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of calendaring, word processing and database applications.
    • Experience and/or commitment to serving individuals with physical and mental disabilities as well as members of the community who are low-income or homeless.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including client interview skills.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive legal and medical information.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with attorneys, volunteers, community members, and public and private entities.
    • Experience with conflict management and providing excellent customer service.
    • Second Language Skills Preferred. In addition to having complete mastery of communicating in English, we encourage applications from candidates who have the ability to communicate fluently in one or more languages that are critical to BLC clients, which include: Spanish, ASL, Russian, Somali, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.

    BLC is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation for a 35 hour work week includes BLC medical package, transportation benefit, paid sick and vacation time, and family leave. Salary range starts at $50,000+.

    Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, and current resume to:  Alex Doolittle at alex - at - benefitslawcenter.orgYou letter of interest should be no longer than two pages, and should include specific examples of why you want to work at BLC and how you have utilized or developed your qualifications to make you the right candidate.  

    Please look to our website for more information about our work: www.benefitslawcenter.org


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