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  • 01/07/2021 9:15 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

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    TITLE: Paralegal/Clinical Contracts Administrator
    SUMMARY: Contracts administrator primarily responsible for review and monitoring of clinical and other partner contracts for growing biotech.

    OncoResponse Inc., a Seattle-based privately held immuno-oncology company, has partnered with MD Anderson Cancer Center to deploy a unique and transformational approach to the discovery of cancer therapeutics. OncoResponse is leveraging the human immune system to identify fully human monoclonal antibodies and discover novel targets that will lead to the development of antibody-derived therapeutics for the treatment of cancer http://www.oncoresponseinc.com.

    OncoResponse offers a team-oriented, stimulating work environment. Competitive compensation, benefits and stock options are offered. Please email your resume with cover letter to: careers@oncoresponseinc.com for consideration.

    Summary: The Clinical Contracts Administrator/paralegal is primarily responsible for preparation, review, oversight and monitoring of clinical and other partner contracts for a growing biotech.

         Responsibilities include:

    • Draft, edit and assist in negotiating various contracts primarily related to clinical trials, contract process development, manufacturing, and external partner collaborations. Assist in review and drafting of other general corporate documents, including but not limited to master services agreements (various types of service e.g., research, manufacturing, marketing and IT related), statements of work, and confidentiality agreements.

    • Coordinate with internal teams, other functional areas and external parties to ensure timely completion of agreements and appropriate contractual terms. Ensure that contracts comply with appropriate regulations and represent the company’s interest.

    • Monitor contractual obligations and ensure that contracts are properly executed, tracked, closed out and maintained.

    • Make recommendations for document software and may assist with implementation.

    • Initiate recommendations for updates to company standard templates and assist in drafting new templates as needed by the business.

    • Maintain corporate entity documentation and registrations.

    • Provide administrative support for documents and activities related to corporate activities such as licensing, partnering, acquisitions or dispositions of assets.

      Education, Experience, and Skills:

    • Hands-on experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts; preferably in the biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical industry.

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a similar position in either a law firm or pharma company. Clinical contracts experience highly desired.

    • High level of attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

    • Self-motivated individual who has the adaptability to work effectively as part of a team and as an individual.

    • Ability to be self-directed.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university required. Certificate from ABA approved paralegal program preferred.

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    OncoResponse is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity.

  • 12/22/2020 11:30 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)


    Job Title Paralegal
    Job Description Litigation support such as interviewing witnesses, collecting documents, assembling documents and assistance with responding or making discovery requests, drafting of simple pleadings to file with Court such a Notice of Appearance.
    Organizing files and case management including use Filevine.
    Call clients with status updates on their cases. Review and summarize documents such as medical records.
    Salary $23.00/hr plus DOE, health benefits, transit pass
    Type of Job Full Time or at least 20 hrs. Part Time
    Job Location Seattle, Washington 98101 - at home/virtual during Covid19
    Expiration Date 01.31.2021
    Job Requirements
    Degrees Wanted Associates
    Majors Wanted Any Major

     
    Company Information
    Company Name Law Office of Kirk Davis
    Employer Web Site http://www.kirkdavislaw.com
    Company Description Law offices
    Equal Opportunity Employer Yes
    Contact Information
    Contact
    Name:  Kirk Davis
    Address:  1218 Third Avenue
    Suite 1000
    Seattle, WA 98101
    Phone:  206-684-9339
    Fax:  206-260-3685
    Email:  kirk@kirkdavislaw.com
    Application Instructions Please send letter or email of interest with resume. References and writing sample appreciated, but not required.
  • 12/14/2020 1:16 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Legal Assistant, Securities

    DESCRIPTION

    We are looking for a smart and motivated individual to provide legal support for our Corporate and Securities Legal group in Seattle. Responsibilities include support for Section 16 reporting and day-to-day insider trading matters, administrative support of public company corporate, securities, and governance matters, drafting internal and external communications, and maintaining critical process compliance (such as calendaring, filing, and task tracking in support of securities reporting functions).

    The successful candidate will be a self-starter who possesses the ability to work efficiently and with strong judgment, manage high volumes of sensitive tasks and projects and legal compliance functions with little margin for error, react with appropriate urgency to situations and events that require a quick response or turnaround, and think creatively and be proactive in solving problems. The successful candidate will also be client-service oriented, have excellent attention to detail while still meeting tight deadlines, have great organization skills, and have the ability to easily switch gears. A high level of professionalism, integrity, and discretion in handling confidential information, as well as the ability to work well with people at all levels inside and outside the company, is essential.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    · 3+ years administrative experience
    · Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word is essential, as well as deep comfort with learning new programs and software
    · Ability to work with large data sets of numbers with a high degree of accuracy
    · Acute attention to detail
    · Strong written and oral communication skills are a must, as are the desire and aptitude to learn new concepts on the job and maintain and build critical process supports

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    · BA/BS degree
    · Working knowledge of Section 16 compliance, 10b5-1 trading plans, and insider trading compliance policies
    · SEC reporting and annual meeting process experience
    · Familiarity with public company corporate governance
    · Self-starter with strong bias for action
    · Outstanding judgement and discretion with high-profile and confidential matters
    · Team player
    Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

    If you are interested in the role – please email resume to Marian Boyce – Legal Recruiter: Boycmari@amazon.com

  • 12/09/2020 5:45 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)


    Description

    As a Paralegal, you will provide support for an innovative client project team that handles a variety of legal requests. Primary responsibilities include reviewing legal requests such as subpoenas, liens, garnishments, and civil investigative demands to triage and assign for handling; use of client tools to query data and to submit requests to client; overseeing tracking systems; data entry; and serving as a liaison with the client.  Other tasks include drafting correspondence and escalating legal questions.

    We value entrepreneurial self-starters who bring innovative solutions to the table. If you are detail-oriented and have a demonstrated history of exercising sound judgment and possessing strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills while prioritizing and managing multiple assignments, we want to talk to you.

    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:  

    • Type, format, and edit correspondence and legal documents, with short notice and tight deadlines
    • Collect, organize, and save data and documents on a daily basis
    • Use of client query tools to search for data and to submit requests to client
    • Analyze basic legal requests and escalate for attorney review, as needed
    • Occasionally make simple court filings
    • Frequent communication by telephone, email, and mail with outside parties such as creditors and debtors; counsel within and outside the firm; project team members; clients; and various government agencies
    • Answer, screen, and respond to phone calls
    • 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
    • Initiate conflict checks
    • Enter data into tracking systems
    • Other duties as assigned

    Join us if you have: 

    • 1+ years as a paralegal or substantial law-related undergraduate coursework with paralegal training
    • Interest in technology in the work pace and technology companies
    • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly and independently
    • Strong skills in word processing and computer use: ability to type 65 wpm with high accuracy
    • High attention to detail and sensitivity to confidential materials
    • High level of energy; able to work at a fast pace; multitask; and prioritize tasks
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented, service focused environment and to handle stressful situations in a calm, composed manner
    • Proficiency in MS Office Products (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Adobe Acrobat or Nuance
    • Excellent grammar, proofreading and organizational skills
    • Ability to understand and follow work instructions
    • Availability and willingness to work overtime as needed or requested
    • Strong communication skills in English, both verbal and written, with all levels of a professional services organization, including interpersonal skills
    • Strong customer service, analysis, troubleshooting and problem solving skills
    • Must be a team player and have ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
    • Previous experience in a law firm or professional services organization, supporting a multi-office environment, preferred

    A Bachelor’s degree is helpful, but we are open to candidates from non-traditional backgrounds who have transferrable skills to succeed.  

    Who We Are

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with eight 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

    Physical Requirements

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to feel and reach with hands and arms and frequently required to sit, stand, walk and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. 

    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.

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP embraces diversity 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.  We are committed to promoting a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws. 

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  • 12/01/2020 6:28 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Job Description:

    Perkins Coie LLP's nationally-recognized Trademark, Copyright, Internet & Advertising group is seeking a highly-motivated Paralegal to join the 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 3-5 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: https://perkinscoie.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/perkinscoieexternal/job/Seattle/Paralegal_R0001175

  • 11/10/2020 1:58 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Senior Probate Paralegal - Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC - Seattle, WA

    The Probate and Estate Planning group at Reed Longyear is seeking a full-time paralegal. Any applicant must have comprehensive knowledge in administering probates and trusts in King County and be comfortable referencing local rules and procedures for other counties.

    Reed Longyear is a well-established and long-standing general practice firm in downtown Seattle with strong ties to the local community. We are close to transit centers, ferries, and the King County courthouse. We have a collaborative atmosphere, good benefits, and friendly co-workers. We look forward to the ideal candidate to join our team.

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    ·      At least five (5) years of experience in Probate administration

    ·      Paralegal certificate, Bachelor’s Degree, or appropriate Paralegal experience

    ·      Drafting probate filings including petitions, oaths, notices, orders, declarations

    ·      Drafting and mailing probate notices including notices of appointment and creditors notices

    ·      Drafting non-probate notices to creditors

    ·      Scheduling and meeting deadlines for probate procedures

    ·      Creating trust and estate inventories and accounting and working with clients to obtain necessary documentation to complete an inventory

    Essential Technology Skills:

    ·      Familiarity with Practice Master or other similar practice management software (or the ability to quickly learn new software)

    ·      High proficiency with Microsoft Office

    ·      Ability to use drafting software to expeditiously draft documents

    ·      High proficiency with use of calendaring software to ensure court filing deadlines are met

    Useful but not Required Legal Skills:

    ·      Familiarity with the estate planning process including drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney

    ·      Familiarity with guardianship proceedings

    COVID-19 considerations: All attorneys and staff practice safe COVID-19 protocols. Our firm is temporarily operating semi-remotely due to COVID-19. 

    Interested applicants should send a resume to msak@reedlongyearlaw.com

  • 11/03/2020 9:53 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Spokane law firm seeks skilled and experienced estate planning law Paralegal. Work with a dynamic, collaborative team in a great location. Competitive salary package plus quality benefits package offered.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    As Paralegal, you will work with attorneys and clients on estate and trust matters as well as probate, process legal documents, handle client needs, manage files, maintain calendars, and prepare for client meetings and Will signings.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Washington Estate Planning law paralegal experience required.

    Must have MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and be proficient with technology

    All inquiries held in complete confidence.

    CONTACT

    Monzingo Legal Recruiters, mb@monzingolegal.com or call/text 239-770-8823.

  • 10/29/2020 2:14 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Real Estate / Water Law Paralegal

    The candidate will be assisting the firm’s lawyers with all aspects of the practice, including: Drafting, reviewing, editing and managing all types of documents for the acquisition of water rights and other real property; Performing due diligence reviews, including preparing title and survey memoranda; Coordinating closings, signings and approvals; Tracking calendars and deadlines; Legal Research; preparing of applications to change and transfer water rights; managing public record requests; etc.

    Location

    The position will be virtual for the foreseeable future, but when it seems safe to resume in office work, the position may be based out of Bothell/Woodinville or Camas WA, depending on the preference of the successful candidate.

    Terms

    Part-time to start, becoming full-time based on experience and ability to manage workload. Salary depending on experience.

    Qualification and Experience

    The ideal candidate must have superior written and oral communication skills, exceptional judgment, professionalism and interpersonal skills. The ability to communicate professionally and clearly by email and through video meetings is vital to success in the position. Should have 4+ years of experience in real property transactions or administrative law. Bachelor’s degree and a paralegal certificate or equivalent experience is strongly preferred. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Adobe Acrobat preferred.

    Company info

    Confluence Law, PLLC is a full-service law firm experienced in resolving complex water and natural resource issues. Our clients include large and small instream and out of stream water users, public entities, associations and nonprofit organizations. Confluence Law works with clients to create resilient solutions in water law, land conservation, public utility regulation and nonprofits.

    How to apply

    Please provide a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references office@confluencelaw.com. All documents should be attached in pdf format and appropriately labeled including the candidate’s last name. Please include the subject line: Paralegal Position—[Applicant’s Name]

    Position will remain open until filled.

  • 10/06/2020 12:19 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Public Defender Association

    • LEAD – Racial Disparity Project Paralegal Position

      Summary

      The  (PDA) is looking for a paralegal to assist the legal team. The legal team at PDA engages in direct representation, impact litigation, and policy advocacy. The legal team represents individuals in a broad spectrum of substantive areas and supports the work of other projects housed at PDA. 

      Organization Description

      PDA advocates for justice system reform and develops alternatives that shift from a punishment paradigm to a system that supports individual and community health. Grounding reform in a public health and safety framework, PDA develops new strategies and implements models that improve on conventional responses to crime and public order issues. In collaboration with community and government partners, PDA uses policy advocacy, organizing, litigation, and public education to achieve its goals. The paralegal would principally work with the Policy & Legal Department, one of PDA’s four primary project areas:

    • Civil Survival: Civil Survival organizes people who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system to build connections, gain knowledge, increase political participation, and provide legal advice and services to individuals post-conviction.     
    • Collective Justice: Collective Justice aims to reduce harm caused by violence and mass incarceration by building effective, trauma-informed healing responses that reflect healing justice principles. 
    • Let Everyone Advance with Dignity/Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD): PDA houses the project management team for the LEAD program. LEAD is a community-based diversion approach with the goals of improving public safety and public order and reducing unnecessary criminal legal system involvement of people who participate in the program. 
    • Policy & Legal Department: PDA’s policy and legal department promotes responses to public health and safety challenges that address the needs and goals of communities most disproportionately impacted by the criminal legal system. Current focus areas include police accountability, drug user health, and ending criminal-legal monetary sanctions.  


    • Job Description

      The paralegal hired will work under the direction of the attorney assigned to the case, but will generally be supervised by the Legal Director.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

      Supporting all aspects of litigation by:

    • Providing paralegal support for a wide range of federal, state, and administrative litigation, including impact litigation, appeals, and amicus briefs;
    • Assisting in case management, including maintenance of electronic files, physical files, court records, and litigation calendars; anticipating and identifying potential litigation tasks and preparing accordingly;
    • Formatting, preparing and proofreading correspondence, legal pleadings, briefs, memoranda, declarations, routine filings, and other documents independently and consistent with attorney instructions;
    • Assisting in proper formatting of citations in legal filings;
    • Filing documents with courts and ensuring proper service to all parties is conducted. This will involve research into the jurisdictional rules and processes with respect to filing and service;
    • Assisting with the discovery process, including scheduling depositions, assisting with discovery requests and responses, organizing discovery, and preparing /filing pleadings and privilege logs;
    • Assisting with management of the legal services intake process, including support with intake review, conflicts check searches, and data entry in legal services case management system;  
    • Communicating with clients and other parties, as necessary, whether in-person, through email, or via phone/zoom, to assess legal needs, conduct intakes, and otherwise gather information to assist in representation;
    • Coordinating with clients and their other community supports to collect case documents, such as medical records, that will be utilized in legal representation;     
    • Independently researching and analyzing legal sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes to prepare legal documents, such as briefs, pleadings, appeals for review, approval, and use by attorneys;
    • Preparing for and attending trial (organizing evidence and preparing exhibits);
    • Obtaining court records information through online court portals, including the Judicial Access Browser System;  
    • Filing public disclosure requests for documents related to legal representation;      
    • Managing client case files (creating, organizing, tracking and maintaining files, and determining and calendaring deadlines);         
    • Conducting factual research; and      
    • Assisting with special projects and other clerical duties related to litigation and policy advocacy work within the organization.
    • Qualifications

      Five to seven years prior experience as a litigation paralegal or legal assistant preferred. Certificate in Paralegal Studies preferred but those with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

    • Knowledge and commitment to learn court filing protocols; legal terminology; legal forms, documents, and citation; and federal, state, and appellate court rules.
    • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
    • Familiarity with criminal defense, family law, and housing law preferred.
    • Demonstrated intermediate to advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, G-Suite email system, and Adobe Acrobat Pro, ability to conduct internet research, and ability to learn and master new software applications.  
    • Experience working in a paperless office environment.  Prior experience in the organization of case files and documents in a cloud setting and ensuring compliance with an office’s organizational methodology to ensure accuracy in the maintenance of records.
    • Experience working with clients with mental illness, substance use disorder, and other disabilities is highly preferred. The applicant should demonstrate an understanding and empathy with the stresses experienced by clients who are impacted by poverty, mental illness, unstable housing, substance use disorder, domestic strife, and other barriers. The ideal candidate will be skilled in helping these clients engage in their own representation through the principles of harm-reduction—meeting clients where they are, in a way that is responsive to their specific needs.
    • Demonstrated cultural competence and sensitivity in working with diverse clients, communities, and colleagues.
    • Desire to work collaboratively with the ability to work independently.
    • Strong drive and initiative with the ability to manage time well in an environment of many concurrent assignments and deadlines.
    • A willingness and desire to jump in and help on any project, to learn new skills, and to take ownership of assignments.
    • Accurate and detail-oriented, with the ability to give and receive feedback effectively.
    • Location

      Seattle, WA; Work from home 

      PDA employees are primarily working remotely to reduce COVID-19 exposure, and work from home may continue after the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees working from home must have access to the internet but office equipment and supplies will be provided. Occasional in-person work may be required if necessary to provide legal services. If in-person work is required, PDA will provide all appropriate personal protective equipment. 

      Compensation

      Salary range is $56,973 to $74,337, depending on experience. Within the position salary range, salary increases 3% annually, subject to Board of Directors approval. An additional annual cost of living increase is provided at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Benefits include:

    • 401k match of up to 4% of salary, beginning after six months of employment;
    • Annual, 2% of salary, profit sharing contribution to 401k, provided in most years;
    • Generous medical and dental benefits for employees and family members;15 days vacation, accrued annually, increasing to 24 days vacation, accrued annually;
    • 2 personal/sick days, accrued annually;
    • Unlimited ORCA card; and
    • Monthly $50 employer cell phone contribution.

    This is a Fair Labor Standards Act exempt, at-will position; continuation in the position depends on both performance and funding.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    PDA is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. PDA actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. PDA is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious affiliation, marital status, sexual identity, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, those directly impacted by the criminal justice system, people who identify as queer, trans, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process should contact Prachi Dave at Prachi.dave@defender.org.

    How to Apply

    Email your cover letter and resume to the following to Jamila Taylor at jamila.taylor@defender.org by Friday, October 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Cover letter and email subject line should clearly reference “LEAD Paralegal”.  Cover letter should include description of any past experience, personal or professional, with low income or other marginalized communities. 

Washington State Paralegal Association
19540 International Blvd., Ste. 105
SeaTac, WA 98188

206.653.7259

info@wspaonline.org 

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