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  • 11/07/2018 11:05 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Litigation Paralegal

    Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. is seeking a paralegal to join our litigation practice and support the downtown Seattle team. OMW is a multi-specialty firm primarily serving Pacific Northwest clients for over 100 years. We take pride in providing exceptional legal services while creating a professional and friendly culture.

    The ideal candidate for this position is committed to providing excellent client service and has a willingness to learn. We are looking for someone who is organized, responsive and works quickly. Expertise in Excel and Microsoft Office is required to help with the efficiency of tracking and retrieving information. Knowledge of insurance policies and insurance coverage is a plus but not required. This is a great opportunity to work closely with a terrific group of attorneys and staff. 

    Qualified candidates will have experience in the following areas:

    • Summarization of legal documents, medical records, employment records, etc.
    • Organization and maintenance of files and case materials (binders, case lists, contacts, etc.)
    • Assisting attorneys with trials and hearings; arbitration and mediation preparation.
    • Assisting during case settlement and closure.
    • Performance of court searches and other legal research.
    • Performance of factual and witness investigation.
    • Timely performance of related duties as assigned.

    OMW is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, vendors and clients.

    We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit sharing, paid time off, life insurance, an employee assistant program and long-term disability.   Additionally, this is an opportunity to work with a terrific group of attorneys and staff.

    Please submit your cover letter and resume to Joseph Drew at jdrew@omwlaw.com

  • 11/07/2018 9:21 AM | WSPA (Administrator)


    ADMINISTRATOR

    Req #: 161935

    Department: THE UW DIVISION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE

    Job Location: UW TOWER 

    Posting Date: 11/05/2018

    Closing Info: Open Until Filled 

    Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education First

    Although open until filled, priority application date is November 30, 2018.

    Washington (UW) employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

    UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and naturalbeauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For”for five consecutive years.

    The University of Washington Division of the Attorney General’s Office currently has an outstanding opportunity for an Administrator.

    The Washington State Attorney General's Office (AGO) provides excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protects the rights of its people. The AGO's attorneys and professional staff in 31 divisions and units located in 12 cities across the state provide legal services to more than 230 state agencies, boards and commissions, and colleges and universities as well as the Legislature and the Governor. In furtherance of its mission to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and the people of the state of Washington, the AGO covers a remarkably diverse legal landscape, including social and health services, consumer protection, civil and administrative litigation, environmental law, torts, tribal law, labor law, appellate practice, criminal prosecution, and education law.

    The AGO greatly encourages, celebrates and values diversity. The AGO recognizes that a workforce composed of employees with different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfill its mission of providing excellent, independent and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protecting the rights of its people.

    The University of Washington Division Overview

    The University of Washington Division (Division) of the AGO provides comprehensive legal services to the UW, which operates three campuses (Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell) and a world-class academic medical center. The UW enrolls more than 54,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, employs over 30,000 faculty and staff, and is ranked among the best higher education research institutions in the country. The Division’s office is located in the UniversityDistrict in Seattle.

    The Division comprises 20 AGO attorneys (who are organized into three teams) and 12 UW support personnel (including 4 legal assistants/secretaries, 3 paralegals, a fiscal budget specialist, a computer support analyst, an office support supervisor, and an office assistant). The Division provides legal advice and representation across a wide variety of specialized areas related to theUW’s broad array of operations and activities, including healthcare, employment law, labor relations,student affairs, real estate, business law, intercollegiate athletics, public finance, bonds, intellectual property, tax, benefits, gifts and trusts, and constitutional law. The Division’s mission includesproviding legal advice and representation that meet the highest professional standards.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Administrator supports and contributes to the mission and strategic plan of the Division by providing administrative and professional direction and support and by ensuring the highest standards of ethics, excellence and effectiveness amongst the support personnel. The Administrator manages all administrative functions of the Division, including its overall daily operations. The position has latitude and discretion for making decisions and applying judgment guided by AGO and division policies, procedures, and guidelines.

    The Administrator’s areas of responsibilities include:
    • Operations Management (e.g. overseeing day-to-day operations, assessing need for resources, employing processes regarding records management and public records, monitoring the budget)
    • Human Resources (e.g. overseeing workload, organizational changes, recruitment, hiring, and firing; deploying resources; conducting evaluations; working with AGO and UW HR; effectively addressing complex and sensitive administrative issues; working with HR/payroll systems)
    • Facilities Management (e.g. ensuring health, safety and emergency protocols are implemented andfollowed; overseeing the effective and efficient use of facility resources; work with building management regarding repairs or deficiencies; and manage office moves and space assignments)

    The Administrator reports to the Division Chief and participates as a member of the Division’smanagement team, which also includes three attorney team leaders. The management team playsa critical role in the Division’s daily operations as well as the development and implementation of its long-term strategic plans and goals.

    The Administrator is responsible for the direct supervision of all support personnel except two paralegals who are supervised by another paralegal.

    The Administrator also assures that administrative policies and practices within the Division meet all requirements of UW and AGO policies and guidelines. Additionally, the Administrator will develop and implement systems and policies as necessary.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    The strongest candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or an alliedfield and three years of experience supervising, leading, mentoring, coaching or training staff in a legal or judicial setting; OR A combination of seven years of legal office experience and three years of supervising, leading, mentoring, coaching or training staff in a legal or judicial setting.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Significant experience in law office management

    • Significant experience in some, if not all of the areas described above (human resources, operations management, and facilities management)
    • Excellent supervisory, management, and leadership skills
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Effective team building and problem solving skills
    • Experience with budget planning, monitoring, and implementation
    • Experience with payroll/HR systems
    • Knowledge of paralegal and legal assistant/secretary practices, policies and procedures • Experience in organizational development and/or strategic planning
    • Familiarity with WA state and/or UW policies and procedures

    DESIRED ABILITIES:

    • Develop and implement long and short range plans
    • Develop internal operating procedures
    • Conduct effective meetings
    • Organize, prioritize and manage a large number of projects and diversified work groups • Work independently

    • Effectively use Microsoft Office suite applications, case management systems, and databases • Quickly learn new areas or subject matters
    • Appropriately handle and maintain confidential or sensitive information

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

    For detailed information on Benefits for this position, clickhere. [https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp- content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/BAAG-Acad-Prof-Librarian-draft_2-18.pdf]

    TO VIEW THE POSTING IN ITS ENTIRETY AND TO APPLY:

    -please visit www.uw.edu/jobs
    -click FIND A JOB
    -enter Req #161935 in the search box

    Application Process:

    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need tocomplete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you beginan assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it willappear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employerTo request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206- 543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.

  • 11/02/2018 3:38 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Position Description

    The City of Seattle's Municipal Court (SMC) is one of the highest volume Courts of Limited Jurisdiction in the state with 7 elected Judges, 6 appointed Magistrates, and over 200 staff. The Court adjudicates misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes, infractions, and civil violations. SMC is a highly innovative and progressive court with a community-based approach to judicial administration. For more information, visit us online: http://www.seattle.gov/courts/ 

    Court Clerks work within Judicial Operations, which includes all courtroom clerks, jury operations and court records. They play a critical role in the courtroom and prepare the official record of all courtroom sessions through SMC's electronic case filing system and audio recordings. They work closely as a team with our judges, magistrates, bailiffs, defense attorneys, prosecuting attorneys, interpreters and other criminal justice partners. This is an exciting time to join the court as we work to develop a new case management system to help the court become even more innovative and efficient.

    We are currently accepting applications from qualified candidates who are interested in working as a Court Clerk. The ideal candidate:

    • Enjoys working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment;
    • Can succeed in a tense working environment;
    • Is an active listener with good communication skills;
    • Has an aptitude for learning new systems; and
    • Pays attention to detail and can multi-task.

    The person in this role must be able to work any shift Monday through Saturday and holidays, and maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance. The Court may consider applicants from this recruitment process for other part-time, temporary and full-time Court Clerk openings that may come available within the next six months.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Accurately records and reviews details of court proceedings and a variety of case related information into a court database (ECF, FTR & MCIS). 
    • Monitors court proceedings to schedule court dates, answer questions and ensure processes happen according to policy.
    • Handles multiple tasks including: scheduling court dates; answering questions; responding to emails; and monitoring the court proceedings.
    • Listens and communicates information between judges, attorneys, defendants, court personnel, outside agencies and the public.
    • Maintains confidentiality with highly sensitive information.
    • Remains calm and professional throughout stressful court proceedings.
    • Engages in peer training. Shares knowledge and courtroom processes/procedures with team members.
    • Keeps current on changing court technology, policies and procedures in a constantly changing environment.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Equivalent of one year of experience in a court clerk or other similarly related experience, or a combination of education, training, and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the work of the position.
      • Examples of related experience include: accurately record and maintain database entries, manage large and complex calendars, transcription (transcribing meeting minutes, faculty lectures or medical information), handle sensitive/confidential information, work with executives and the public providing guidance around rules, policies, procedures and/or laws.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • 2+ years working inside or in support of a criminal courtroom.
    • Associates Degree and/or a Bachelor's Degree, or certification from an accredited college in a Paralegal program.
    • Experience and proficiency in criminal justice systems such as JIS, DISCIS, WASIC, SCOMIS or MCIS.
    • Demonstrated ability to:
      • Use Word, Excel and database computer programs with intermediate to advanced proficiency.
      • Exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, and interact tactfully with a diverse group of people (judges, attorneys, defendants, court personnel, outside agencies and the public).
      • Multi-task accurately, independently and calmly under stress and pressure.
      • Maintain flexibility and professionalism when fulfilling responsibilities for all assigned courtrooms and calendars.

    Additional Information

    Hiring Process  

    Direct link to apply 

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

    1. Completed NEOGOV online application.
    2. Supplemental questionnaire responses.
    3. Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.
    4. Current resume indicating relevant experience and education.

    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.

    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 the Teamsters Local 763 union and the Seattle Municipal Court.

    The candidate hired, must complete a one year probationary period.

    The Court may consider applicants from this recruitment process for other part-time, temporary and full-time Court Clerk openings that may come available within the next six months.

    Agency

    City of Seattle

    Address

    Seattle Municipal Tower

    700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500 

    Seattle, Washington, 98104

    Website

    http://www.seattle.gov/jobs

  • 10/31/2018 3:12 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    A. TITLE:  Paralegal 

    B. FIRM:  Mr. Lewis operates a solo practice from a historic building in downtown Seattle, focusing on family law. He also takes occasional matters around Indian law, wills, and miscellaneous. He appears regularly on the family law motions calendar in King County, and less regularly in Snohomish and other counties. He also appears in federal, state, and tribal courts. He tries 1 – 3 cases per year. Mr. Lewis focuses on serving clients and solving their legal problems in an efficient and sensitive manner.

    C.  JOB SUMMARY:   Successful applicant will be able to pro-actively manage multiple cases at one time, ensuring that all files are current and properly organized, all deadlines are known and met, and all appropriate persons timely receive all pleadings and other material.  Applicant will work well with deadlines and be eager to learn new skills and disciplines. The successful candidate will grow into a self-sufficient paralegal able to draft basic pleadings with minimal direction and perform legal research for more complicated pleadings.

    D. REQUIREMENTS and QUALIFICATIONS:  

    • Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certification preferred;

    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Word, and Excel) and Adobe Acrobat;

    • Excellent verbal and written English language skills;

    • Understands legal concepts and terminology;

    • Knowledge of the rules regulating paralegals;

    • Knowledge of various court rules and procedures, skills to find and understand those in other jurisdictions;

    • Knowledge of various efiling systems;

    • Ability to perform legal research using LexisNexis or Westlaw;

    • Ability to draft pleadings and discovery;

    • Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize workload, and adapt to changing priorities;

    • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions;

    • Excellent analytical and organizational skills;

    • Ability to perform under tight deadlines and maintain patience in high pressure situations.

    • 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; and

    • Present personable and appealing demeanor to clients, opposing counsel, and anyone else with whom he or she may interact.  


    E.  RESPONSIBILITIES (in order of priority):

    1.Legal:

    • Prepare basic pleadings: summons, subpoena, motions for temporary orders

    • Prepare pleadings and proposed orders specific to family law: parenting plan, order of child support, child support worksheet, findings, decree of dissolution, separation contracts

    • Prepare simple estate planning documents: wills, power of attorney, medical power of attorney, statutory healthcare directive

    • Assist in the preparation of more complicated legal documents

    • Legal Research

    • Format, proof read, and cite-check all pleadings;

    • Gather facts, documents, and evidence; 

    • Timely file and serve all pleadings;

    • Prepare materials for oral argument;

    • Maintain client files (paper and digital); 

    • Perform immediate tasks on client matters as directed by Employer;

    • Prepare materials for mediation, arbitration, or other forms of ADR;

    • Assist with discovery requests and responses; conduct document searches; organize documents and coordinate document productions, including bates-stamping, redaction, and discovery;

    • Prepare and coordinate service of subpoenas;

    • Prepare deposition binders and exhibits; 

    • Prepare for trials; organize exhibits, witness materials, trial notebook, and all other supporting documents;

    • Coordinate trial logistics;

    • Manage / schedule expert witnesses;

    • Case management;

    • Familiarity with court rules in all courts in which we work;

    • Enter billing and expense data into Quickbooks;

    • Correspond with clients and opposing counsel; and

    • Correspond with clients to obtain necessary information / documents.

    2.Calendar / Schedule:

    • Remain aware of all deadlines / case schedules, etc.;

    • Enter hearings, trials, pleading deadlines, etc., into Microsoft Outlook;

    • Help prioritize and manage accordingly; and 

    • Confirm / strike all court appearances as necessary. 

    3.Occasional Reception:

    • Answer phone (screen out unwanted callers); 

    • Take visitor’s coats, offer tea or water;

    • Obtain / process mail, email, messenger service, and deliveries;

    • Present cheerful, competent, and professional demeanor / appearance / attitude to clients, visitors, and public at large; and

    • Be familiar with client’s names and issues so they feel recognized and appreciated.

    4.Team Player

    • Drafting pleadings, performing legal research, and drafting other documents for hearings and trials will be assigned by attorney

    • Filing, scheduling and all other work will be assigned by Office Manager


    F.  SALARY / BENEFITS:  $20 / hour first three months.  Paid federal holidays and overtime.  After three months, candidate will receive an additional transportation stipend of $250 / month.  After six months, $21.00 / hour plus the stipend, plus $1,000 stay bonus (payable at end of year one).  After one year, $22.00 / hour + stipend + two weeks paid vacation + $2,000 stay bonus (payable at end or year two).

    After two years, additional raises, including 401(k), stay bonus, etc.

    FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION – APPLY NOW!

    Please email your resume to Lisa Leon-Guerrero at admin@yalelewislaw.com if you are qualified. Reference “Paralegal” in the subject line of your email. Inquiries are always held in strict confidence. Feel free to forward this to others. 

    Visit www.yalelewislaw.com for more information.


  • 10/31/2018 8:36 AM | WSPA (Administrator)


    Washington State Department of Health Washington Medical Commission Paralegal 1 (DOH4297) 

    The Washington Medical Commission protects the public by assuring quality healthcare is provided by physicians and physician assistants (PAs). The Medical Commission establishes, monitors, and enforces qualifications for licensure, consistent standards of practice, and continuing competency. We currently regulate about 32,000 licenses, more than 3,000 of which are PAs. Rules, policies, and procedures developed by the Medical Commission promote the delivery of quality healthcare to the people in Washington. 

    As a Paralegal 1, you will support the Medical Commission’s Mission to protect the health and safety of the people in Washington by providing paraprofessional and technical expertise through the delivery of quality and timely legal services. 

    This position helps to improve patient safety through: 

    • Improving timeliness of cases 
    • Applying appropriate sanctions for misconduct 
    • Regulatory processes 
    • Working to ensure that open health care practitioner cases are handled within set timelines 
    • Ensuring that Commission decisions comply with sanction guidelines

    About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives 

    • We are committed to diversity and inclusion. DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. 
    • We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve. 
    • We have an engaging Wellness@Healthprogram which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you. 
    • We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options. (depending upon job duties) 
    • We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplaceby providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers. 

    We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work. (Depending upon job duties and work location.) 

    What will you be doing? – Duties include: 

    • Manage and monitor assigned cases through the case disposition process. 
    • Compose initial drafts of legal documents and pleadings to include: 

    o Statements of Charges

    o Stipulations to Informal Disposition

    o Motions for summary action

    o Default and waiver pleadings

    o Declarations and proposed orders

    o Modification and reinstatement orders 

    • Select, organize and redact exhibits. 
    • Organize and maintain electronic litigation files. 
    • Review evidence analyze facts and draft legal pleadings and documents. 
    • Select evidence to support motions and declarations. 
    • Organize pleadings and correspondence. 
    • Find, vet, and work with expert witnesses. 
    • Select, redact, and prepare documents for expert review. 
    • Draft hot topics and media releases for communications office. 

    What we’re looking for 

    Success in this position requires one to be a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect other

    Required Qualifications 

    • Graduation from an accredited paralegal program. 
    • Two (2) years’ working as a legal secretary or paralegal. 
    • Demonstrated experience using MS Outlook to compose, send, and respond to e-mail and to coordinate schedules and schedule meetings. 
    • Advanced-level experience using MS Word to create forms using templates, work with form fields, and format and enhance forms; use mail merge to create form letters, modify merged documents, and merge envelopes; set default options, customize toolbars and menus, create cross references, and work with endnotes and footnotes; create tables of contents and compile and update indexes; create, run, and edit macros to combine commands and automate complex series of tasks; and work with hyperlinks. 
    • Basic-level experience using MS Excel to create, modify, print, and format spreadsheets, find and replace data, and work with basic formulas and functions; use templates, styles, AutoFormats, and multiple worksheets. 
    • Originally written composition: structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling and self-editing 
    • Internet research and navigation.

    Preferred/Desired Qualifications 

    • Graduation from an accredited four-year college. 
    • Three years' experience as a legal secretary or legal assistant

    This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative. 

    The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.
    Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Zach Covington at (360) 236-2406, Zach.Covington@doh.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1. 

    Application Process 

    Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you. Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following: 

    1.    A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position. 

    2.    A current resume. 

    3.    Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please 

    include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate. 

    DO NOT attach transcripts or other documents that are not requested in the Application Process, or that are password protected. These types of documents cause errors when downloading application materials and will not be forwarded to the hiring supervisor. Veterans,please feel free to attach a copy of your DD214 (redact SSN). 

    Click here to SUBSCRIBE to Jobs at DOH 

    Supplemental Information: 

    Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration. 

    Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted. 

    This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification within the office
  • 10/29/2018 4:00 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Farr Law Group, PLLC– Probate/Trust Administration and Litigation Paralegal

    Farr Law Group seeks an experienced Paralegal.  The Paralegal will work with the Probate and Trust Administration team and will assist with all Probate Litigation matters. 

    Essential Duties:

    • Support Probate Litigation in performing a variety of functions including:  factual research, document analysis, cite checking
    • Maintain client, matter, or practice group specific libraries in electronic format and hard copy 
    • Examine, organize, analyze, and summarize information 
    • Present results of all projects in effectively written memos, e-mails, or in logical discussion 
    • Coordinate the storage of client information with the firm’s Records Department 
    • Utilize the firm’s software and technology and practice-group specific technology
    • Maintain all administrative standards set by the firm, including the preparation and submittal of daily time entries, attendance at administrative meetings, and other administrative tasks as assigned 
    • Abide by all policies, work procedures, instructions and maintain confidentiality of all information while achieving a high quality of work product 
    • Ensure efficient support to lawyers and clients of the firm

    Qualifications:

    • 3+ years of Probate Administration experience
    • 3+ years of relevant work experience in the legal field including familiarity with court rules, and working understanding of Litigation legal terminology 
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and ability to be trained on specific practice group technology 
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills [proper grammar, appropriate vocabulary, organized and precise comments] and ability to express thoughts and describe a set of facts in a clear fashion 
    • High attention to detail and ability to submit flawless work product 
    • Ability to anticipate, prioritize, plan, organize and manage workload and competing demands to complete numerous tasks and meet deadlines  
    • Strong time management skills and ability to work productively in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with unscheduled interruptions
    • Take initiative in handling projects and anticipating needs 
    • Ability to follow up on assignments in situations where there is little to no guidance, able to structure a system with minimal instruction 
    • Critical thinking skills, ability to use own prudent judgment and tact in decision-making to solve problems and achieve business outcomes 
    • Ability to function effectively in confidential situations, demonstrated ability to meet obligations with confidentiality, integrity, and sensitivity and carry out responsibilities in an honest, ethical, and professional manner 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of personalities to achieve successful collective outcomes 
    • Positive, flexible and committed attitude 
    • Remain current in practice area and legal industry trends

    Salary & Benefits:

    • $60k - $70k DOE
    • Full Medical/Dental
    • 401k
    To Apply:
    Please email a resume and cover letter to Erin Ratcliffe, Executive Director via US Mail, or email pdfs to EER@FarrLawGroup.com

    Farr Law Group, PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. 
  • 10/26/2018 12:04 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Paralegal Business  Job #S20180103 – Seattle, Washington

    Perkins Coie LLP's nationally-recognized Business Practice Group is seeking a highly-motivated business paralegal to join the Seattle office. This position will work closely with attorneys, other paralegals, and clients in a team environment to assist in rendering exceptional client service. Our clients include emerging companies, closely held private companies, private equity funds, venture capital funds, public companies, and financial institutions. We provide finance, transaction, and counseling services for businesses ranging in size from start-ups to FORTUNE 50 companies. Will assist attorneys with full spectrum of company maintenance and transactional needs. Involves frequent client contact. Responsibilities include drafting documents for formation of corporate and non-corporate entities in Washington  and Delaware, board and stockholder actions, maintenance of entity records, including stock records, option plan administration, and state and federal securities compliance. Transactional responsibilities include due diligence, management of data sites, drafting of transaction documents and managing closings for financings and M&A for private companies.

    Required: This position requires a 4-year degree (or equivalent experience) and a minimum of three years of recent and relevant experience in the business practice group of a law firm or in-house legal department dealing with business transactions. Ability to work independently, efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced environment with superb attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of firm personnel and clients. Must have demonstrated analytical ability and ability to set priorities and exercise independent judgment. Working knowledge of equity management software products, including CapMx, Corporate Focus and eShares, and MS Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel and Adobe Acrobat.  Familiarity with tools for electronic document signature preferred.  Ability to handle multiple assignments, work well under pressure, and have the flexibility to meet client demands on accelerated schedules.

      Click Here to Apply Online
  • 10/26/2018 11:43 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Paralegal Patent Prosecution Job #S20181002 – Seattle, Washington

    This position will perform paralegal functions and provide support services for domestic and international patent filings to lawyers and clients. Must have a solid understanding of both the US and foreign patent lifecycles and the ability to work efficiently and accurately in a fast paced environment, with superb attention to detail. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively with all levels of firm personnel and clients. Must have demonstrated analytical ability and the capability to set priorities and exercise independent judgment. Must be available to work overtime occasionally. Requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of IP Paralegal experience in a law firm or in-house legal department, or equivalent. Paralegal certificate is preferred.

     Click Here to Apply Online

     

  • 10/22/2018 2:26 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Experienced Real Estate Paralegal -- Downtown Seattle Law Firm

    With offices in Washington D.C., Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay area, Van Ness Feldman, LLP is a leading law firm focusing on energy, environmental, and natural resource law. VNF seeks an experiencedReal Estate Paralegal, who will work closely with and support a group of real estate and land use attorneys in Seattle. The ideal candidate will excel at providing a comprehensive range of support on complex real estate transactions.

    Typical tasks include:

    • Overseeing all phases of complex real estate transactions

    • Reviewing title commitments and documents

    • Preparing title objection letters

    • Generating Deeds, POAs, Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavits, Purchase and Sale Agreements, LLC ,Agreements, Escrow Instructions and other documents as assigned

    • Understanding the due diligence process under Purchase and Sale Agreements, and preparing/planning for relevant dates

    • Ordering title, document requests, and court documents

    • Running conflict checks

    • Coordinating basic functions to help the practice group run smoothly

    • Handling special projects as assigned

      Desired Experience:

      • 5-10+ years’ experience as a real estate paralegal required or comparable knowledge

      • Excellent attention to detail

      • Highly developed communication skills with people in various positions and roles

      • Ability to handle stressful situations with a professional demeanor

      • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and legal research

        Competitive benefits package, including vacation, health, dental, 401(k) and profit sharing plan. EOE. Please provide a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by clicking here. No phone inquiries, please.

  • 10/09/2018 2:35 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Personal Injury Paralegal – Great Team, Established Practice, Full Time.

     Would you like to join an established firm with a great work environment, all without a downtown Seattle commute?  We offer that, a full time Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm position, benefits, 401(K) with company match, and paid time off!  

     The firm:

    Russell & Hill, PLLC, has been established in Everett for 10+ years.  We are growing and need a highly motivated paralegal to join our team as we look forward to the future. 

    The position:

     We are looking for a paralegal qualified to handle client intakes, case management, preparing settlement demand letters, and assisting with litigation.  Salary depends on experience.

    The location:

    •  Established practice
    • Great team
    • Fun environment 
    • Work you can feel good about 

     Interested?

    Please email a cover letter, resume with references, and desired salary to Kristen@RussellAndHill.com.

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