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  • 12/02/2022 7:55 PM | Anonymous

    As an Employment Paralegal, you will be responsible for providing a comprehensive range of support to attorneys on medium to large employment litigation matters, and overseeing the work of associated legal secretaries, administrative staff, clerks, and/or temporary employees in the performance of client-related tasks. This position will be based in Portland  but we offer a hybrid work schedule (in-office & remote).

    At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion. DWT fosters inclusiveness and authenticity. Regardless of position, everyone here has a voice and the support is unparalleled.

    On a typical day you will perform: 

    Case Management

    • Proactively serve as the focal point for litigation team communications and centralized repository for information on project assignments and status
    • Work with secretaries and docketing personnel to ensure that both calendar systems contain accurate and current information
    • Oversee creation, indexing, and continued maintenance of complex case files and document collections
    • Proofread legal memoranda to identify and correct typographical and grammatical errors; check all citations to legal authorities and to the evidence for accuracy of citations and forms of citation consistent with The Bluebook and/or specific court requirements; verify history of cited cases
    • Coordinate and manage court filings, either in paper or electronic form as determined by court requirements

    Research & Discovery

    • Perform complex fact research and analysis; retrieve and review documents from clients, other parties, and outside sources such as the Internet, public agencies, courts or libraries, as well as case, statutory and/or regulatory law; prepare memoranda or summaries documenting research
    • Manage the creation and maintenance of special collections of documents (including witness files, subject and issue files, experts’ reliance documents, etc.)
    • May prepare initial drafts of discovery requests and responses and other pleadings and memoranda
    • Assist with and participate in collection of client and other parties’ documents; manage detailed tracking of document collection; work with litigation support to ensure proper collection of electronic documents and files
    • Conduct interviews of witnesses and file custodians
    • Work with litigation support to retain vendors, as needed, for all aspects of document production and review; conduct quality control assessment of work performed by vendors
    • Draft memoranda or other documents memorializing in detail the processes used in collecting and producing client documents
    • Conduct initial review of client documents to determine responsiveness and relevance and to identify documents protected by attorney-client privilege; draft privilege logs
    • Perform complex database searches to locate and retrieve selected documents
    • Prepare or supervise the preparation of exhibits for use at depositions and maintain a system to track marked exhibits
    • Manage the collection and status of deposition transcripts; perform searches in the deposition full-text database; summarize deposition transcripts

    Preparation for and Assistance at Trial or Other Proceedings

    • Assist with trial or arbitration proceedings (tasks include but are not limited to:  preparation of exhibit and witness lists, designations of deposition testimony, preparation of the trial brief).
    • Coordinate logistics with court personnel and other counsel
    • Work with trial support vendor and/or internal litigation support staff to select, prepare, and operate courtroom technology; coordinate set-up and use of technology with courtroom personnel and other counsel
    • Assist attorneys at trial (e.g., track and manage trial exhibits, coordinate with witnesses, operate courtroom presentation tools, act as liaison with court personnel, and summarize trial testimony); coordinate trial support work of more junior paralegals and/or document clerks 

    Administrative Tasks

    • 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
    • Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.  Adhere to schedule by being timely on breaks, lunches and meetings
    • Accept and perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Join us if you have:

    • 5+ years of paralegal experience, depending upon practice area and position available
    • Bachelor’s degree and completion of paralegal program of study, or clear demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skill
    • Class-Action experience a plus
    • Highly developed skills in time and task management
    • Great attention to detail in striving for perfection in the firm’s work product and client servic
    • Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office computerized business applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) for the creation and editing of complex documents, spreadsheets, and e-mail
    • Proficiency in the use of computerized legal research and document retention databases, like Westlaw, Relativity, for performance of legal and fact research and effective management of complex evidence and case files
    • Proficiency in the use of trial support software, like Trial Director, preferred
    • Proficiency in the use of eDiscovery software, i.e., Relativity, preferred
    • Flexibility for overtime

    Who We Are

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with 10 offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.

    What’s in it For You?

    DWT offers competitive compensation in addition to ample benefits including but not limited to:

    • Choice of health and vision insurance plans
    • 2 paid volunteer days for qualifying community service work
    • Dental plan
    • Fertility and adoption benefit
    • Paid sabbatical after 13 years of service
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Commuter benefits
    • Retirement contribution

    This job 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.

    We are an AmLaw 100 law firm with ten offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. It brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities. 

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of the fabric of Davis Wright Tremaine—central to who we are and what we do. Our vision is to foster a culture where all talented individuals—including those who are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession—can have, and can see, a path to success. In order to support this vision, we request that you voluntarily provide the following demographic data for your candidate. All self-reported demographic information is stored securely in a manner that is compliant with DWT’s privacy and security policies and is only accessible by authorized members of the Talent Acquisition and HR Departments; it is not shared with any of the hiring decision-makers.

    Davis Wright Tremaine provides reasonable accommodations for those who need them to complete the application or recruiting process and for employees who need reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their positions due to a disability or for religious reasons. If you need to request accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please email CarrieMcIntyre@dwt.com.  

    APPLY HERE
  • 11/21/2022 9:05 AM | Anonymous

    The law firm of Cozen O’Connor is seeking an experienced Labor & Employment paralegal. This paralegal position can reside in any of the following West Coast Cozen O’Connor US offices:  Seattle, WA, Los Angeles/Santa Monica/San Francisco, CA.  Candidate must be well organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently with minimal supervision.  Must be a skilled communicator and possess excellent interpersonal skills.  Strong analytical and computer/technical skills required. Ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, high intensity environment and is willing to work flexible hours and overtime as needed. Some out of town travel may be required.  The ideal candidate has 5+ years of labor & employment experience which will include a litigation/trial background.  

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Document management—including but not limited to, review of documents for responsiveness, bates labeling, organization of documents and compiling information for discovery responses/pleadings/motions, depositions and trial preparation

    • Draft discovery requests and responses
    • Witness interviews
    • Draft Rule 26 disclosures
    • Create damage models for wage/hour cases
    • Electronic filing in state and federal courts
    • Facilitate document production (hard copy and electronic formats)
    • Management of litigation databases and support of electronic discovery processes
    • Review documents for privilege and compile privilege logs
    • Prepare, serve and follow up on subpoenas 
    • Assist at trial, including tracking exhibits and coordination of courtroom equipment to present electronic evidence and exhibits
    • Strong working knowledge of E-discovery, including the technical aspects of collecting, reviewing, and producing electronically stored information (state and federal court). Proficiency in Relativity, LiveNote, Case/Time Map, Summation, Adobe Acrobat, and Trial Director preferred.  

    A bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate required.

    Interested candidates can view the posting and apply at 

    https://cozen.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2200007J&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

    The salary range for this role is $75,000-$100,000 and represents the Firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications and location.

    Cozen O’Connor is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

    Cozen O’Connor is committed to employing a diverse complement of attorneys and staff, and to fostering greater inclusion in the legal profession. We understand the organizational effectiveness that comes from welcoming and valuing differences within the firm, and we know that assembling a team with a rich diversity of perspectives and experience is necessary to provide the highest quality legal service.   We encourage candidates to apply and join us in this effort.

  • 10/07/2022 1:55 PM | Anonymous

    Our a plaintiff personal law firm is seeking a qualified, motivated individual as a full-time litigation paralegal.  Skills expected include drafting and filing pleadings, discovery, and correspondence; coordinating with clients through the litigation process; managing case schedules and meeting deadlines; researching and drafting motions and responses; arbitration & trial preparation.  Other general skills needed are the ability to prioritize tasks and work independently; exercise of good judgment and maintaining confidentiality; confidence and ability to communicate with attorneys, clients, experts, etc.; file maintenance and organization; positive attitude and strong work ethic.  Compensation DOE and a solid benefits package.

    Please send cover letter and resume to dhall@briggsandbriggs.com.


  • 10/07/2022 1:55 PM | Anonymous

    FLYNN LAW GROUP, LLC, an industry leader in the defense of self-insured employers, seeks an experienced paralegal to join busy, vibrant, and aggressive litigation practice based in Seattle with litigation state-wide.  Work remotely, Cloud-based, electronic files, no commute.  Minimum of three years of workers’ compensation paralegal experience involving litigation is an absolute requirement. Applicants who do not meet this requirement will not be considered.  Must have excellent interpersonal, writing, and research skills.  Competitive compensation and benefits package.  Submit confidential cover letter, resume, and writing sample to karyn@flynnlawgroup.net.  No phone calls please.


  • 10/07/2022 1:41 PM | Anonymous

    With more than 200 attorneys and professional staff, the Seattle City Attorney's Office is on of the largest law offices in Seattle and is the third largest public law office in the state. Our office is committee to making a safe, healthy, empowered and thriving community for everyone.  We strive to address historical injustices within the court system with self-examination and to pursue justice in Seattel with integrity, creativity and fairness.  We believe working transparently, innovatively,  and in collaboration with our partner in the community is necessary to achieve outcomes that promote equity, accountability and healing. 

    This is a temporary position expected to last until June 2023 and not eligible to receive benefits.  

    Please open this attached pdf copy for full description.  

    Post extended to 10/18/2023.  Applications can be filed online at http://www.seattle.gov/jobs

    Paralegal, Employment (Temp) CAO.pdf

  • 09/27/2022 8:22 PM | Anonymous


    Req #: 207877
    Department: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
    Job Location: Seattle Campus 
    Job Location Detail: This position is occasional telecommute eligible.  
    Posting Date: 09/28/2022 
    Closing Info: Closes On   10/11/2022
    Salary: $4,314 - $5,661 per month 
    Shift: First Shift 
    Notes: Please note that this position has been re-posted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.   As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  
    As a 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 natural beauty. 


    The UW Division of the Attorney General’s Office has an outstanding opportunity for a Paralegal 2. Our team has the privilege to represent the best university in the world as it sets out on its mission every day to educate the next generation of leaders and innovators, and to lead medicine and research into a future that benefits all. In many ways, UW and its campuses are like small cities in themselves, and the AGO represents UW in a vast array of issues and fields. There is always something new to learn and to experience. 

    The Washington State Attorney General's Office (AGO) provides independent legal services to the State of Washington and protects the rights of its people. The AGO's employees are spread across approximately 30 divisions and units located in 12 cities across the state and provide legal services to more than 230 state agencies, boards and commissions, and colleges and universities as well as the Legislature and the Governor. The AGO values diversity and recognizes that a workforce composed of employees with different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive work environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfill its mission. For more information about the AGO, you can review the Office's Annual Report which can be found HERE. 

    The University of Washington Division of the AGO provides comprehensive legal services to the University of Washington (UW), which operates three campuses (Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell) as well as UW Medicine. The UW enrolls more than 60,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and employs over 55,000 faculty and staff. It is ranked among the best higher education research institutions in the country. The Division’s office is located in the University District in Seattle. 

    The Division is comprised of 19 Assistant Attorneys General (AAGs), who are organized into three teams (General Practice, Employment and Healthcare). The AAGs provide legal advice and representation across a wide variety of specialized areas related to the UW’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. Integral to the Division’s responsibility to provide the UW with legal advice and representation that meet the highest professional standards is an administrative team of 11 staff, who are employed by UW. 

    POSITION DESCRIPTION 
    This position reports to the Paralegal 3. The primary purpose of this position is to apply specialized knowledge of legal proceedings, issues and information resources to provide substantive support to the UW Division of the Attorney General’s Office. This includes providing a wide variety of legal support to attorneys and working both collaboratively and independently to assist in the Division’s legal services.   The work will include litigation support, including for labor matters, subpoena responses, public record reviews, global affairs support for UWorld, legal research, assignment to the Division’s General Practice Team leader and other assorted projects. 

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

    Litigation Support 
    • Gather client documents and identify potential witnesses and sources of information for litigation matters. 
    • Organize, read and analyze incoming client documents to create case summaries and assist in developing the University’s strategies and arguments. 
    • Investigate case facts, issues, background information and case status as requested by attorneys. This may include investigations of employees and University programs; research on applicable laws, policies, contracts and standards; interviewing potential witnesses; and utilizing databases to track case status, documents filed, next steps and hearing dates. Review, edit and file legal documents as part of general support for motions practice. 

      Subpoenas 
    • Assist with client responses to subpoenas for records. 
    • Draft objections letters as needed and communicate with requesters to determine scope of requests and compliance dates. Contact record holders (e.g., department administrators, HR, staff) to collect documents, data, email and other potentially responsive records. 
    • Review documents for privileged and protected information to redact or withhold and finalize responses. 

      Public Record Requests 
      Assist in Division responses to AGO public record requests. Review documents for responsiveness and utilize AGO’s Everlaw program to identify protected or exempted information based on AGO exemption guidelines and otherwise finalize document sets for production to AGO Public Records Unit. 

      Legal Research 
    • Perform research as requested by attorneys using legal reference materials, University policy and procedure manuals, legislative and administrative codes and rules, and legal research tools such as Westlaw Next and PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records). 

      Administrative Tasks 
    • Review and prioritize incoming mail for all assigned attorneys.  
    • Determine critical events for attorneys and input on office-wide calendar for reference and reminders. Screen phone calls, attend meetings, review policies, and perform miscellaneous legal or administrative work.  
    • Attend team meetings and assist with other duties as assigned. 

      REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

      Graduation from an accredited two-year paralegal program plus two years' experience as a paralegal.  

      OR 

      Graduation from an accredited four-year college and completion of a nine-month paralegal program plus one year experience as a paralegal. 

      OR 

      Three years' experience as a paralegal.  

      OR 

      Two years as a Paralegal 1. 

      DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 
      Prior experience working for a public governmental agency or higher education institution. High proficiency with computers and MS Word, Databases, Outlook, Excel, and Law Manager. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Detail oriented. Ability to keep calm under pressure. 

      WORKING CONDITIONS 
      This is a full-time position with office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be required to perform the job functions. This position is occasional telecommute eligible.  

      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 Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an 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 will appear 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.

    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

    COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

    Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

    APPLY HERE

  • 09/22/2022 7:11 AM | Anonymous

    Family Law Legal Assistant - Vancouver, WA

    Ranked 4th in Puget Sound Business Journal’s Best Workplaces for 2022’s medium business category, McKinley Irvin is seeking a dynamic and experienced on-site Legal Assistant to join the McKinley Irvin family in our downtown Vancouver Office. For a full job description, please visit:

    https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=37551&clientkey=6BB1C280CC57C5A22AA5705137AB61D2

    What we offer:

    • Work that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of others
    • A supportive community of purpose-driven individuals
    • On-site camaraderie with industry professionals 
    • Training and development opportunities to design a career you love
    • Competitive compensation, time off, and benefits
    • State-of-the-art technology, resources, and support
    • $20-$25 /hour, commensurate with applicable experience

    What you contribute:

    First and foremost, we are empathetic advocates for our clients. We provide a supportive refuge during their time of crisis, while relentlessly pursuing the best possible outcome for their futures. To continue our mission, we are looking for similarly minded, full-time Legal Assistants. If you want to build your future along with ours, we'd love to hear from you.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist legal teams with detailed categorization and document indexing of client paperwork (tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements, etc.)
    • Assist legal teams with opening new client physical files
    • Assist legal teams with drafting, filing, serving, and tracking general pleadings and documents/correspondence (Notice of Appearance, Notice of Absence, Notice of Intent to Withdraw, Transmittal Memorandums, etc.)
    • Assist legal teams with processing incoming and outgoing mail, and legal messenger deliveries, and provide copies to client via client's preferred method (email, mail)

    Requirements:

    • At least 2 years of legal assistant experience is required, with family law experience strongly preferred
    • Excellent oral and written communication
    • Ability to meet multiple deadlines under time constraints
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
    • High degree of professionalism and dependability
    • Able to work regular office hours (8 am-5 pm) onsite in downtown Vancouver office

    About McKinley Irvin:

    With offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Everett, Kirkland, Vancouver, and Portland, OR McKinley Irvin is the Pacific Northwest's largest family law firm. For over 30 years, we've dedicated ourselves to our clients, their families, and the evolving nature of what it means to be a family. It is our goal to achieve the best possible results for our clients, while at the same time delivering world-class personal service.

    Our Philosophy:

    We believe families are the root of civilization, that healthy families create healthy communities, and that communities are the foundation of the country. By helping one family at a time, we better our society.

  • 09/20/2022 5:01 PM | Anonymous



    Position Title: Legal Program Manager II, Research and Innovation (0.8 FTE)

    A link to the Position: https://careers-seattlechildrens.icims.com/jobs/45484/legal-program-manager%2c-research-and-innovation/job

    Summary

    Provides program management to both the Data Partnership Governance Committee (DPGC) and the Legal Department under the guidance of the Associate General Counsel - Research and Innovation.

    DPGC responsibilities include managing DPGC intake and triage; gathering information from stakeholders and peer organizations as required; preparation of DPGC tools and documents of various forms; scheduling DPGC meetings and taking meeting minutes; developing DPGC metrics; maintaining DPGC records; and reporting status of projects at DPGC meetings.

    Legal Department responsibilities include advanced editing and drafting of contracts and other legal documents consistent with Legal Department guidelines. Assists Research and Innovation attorneys with initial contract review and drafting. Develops templates, checklists, and trainings related to Research and Innovation-related contracts. Acts as primary liaison with other departments involved in contracting to facilitate continuous process improvement. Assists Research and Innovation attorneys with legal research, benchmarking research and other assigned tasks. Provides backup coverage to other Legal Department staff to facilitate continuous coverage.

  • 09/19/2022 10:19 AM | Anonymous

    Legal Assistant/Paralegal 

    Compensation: Rich Benefits Package, Salary DOE employment type: Full-time

    Seeking full-time energetic legal assistant to provide administrative and legal support to our busy law firm. Must be able to prioritize and juggle many different tasks for multiple attorneys and staff. The ideal candidate will be highly attentive to details, able to work quickly and efficiently with minimal mistakes, and capable of being both independently productive and a team player who is ready to pitch-in where needed.

    This position is mainly responsible for:

    • Litigation support such as court filings and document productions

    • Professionally managing a multi-line phone system

    • Greeting clients and visitors

    • Performing general office tasks, such as mail processing, filing, scheduling appointments, and data entry

    • Organizing and filing documents (both electronic and paper)

    • Handling incoming and outgoing couriers

    • Maintaining and stocking kitchen and office supplies

    • Providing word processing support

      Successful candidates will:

    • Have strong verbal and written communication skills

    • Have experience with local courts

    • Be professional and friendly

    • Be able to work in a dynamic, changing environment

    • Be willing to learn and grow into a productive member of the team

    • Be punctual with regular attendance

    • Show strong initiative and be self-driven, but also a team player

    • Have customer service skills that shine

    • Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe

      Send cover letter and resume to lisa@verislawgroup.com.

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