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  • 04/04/2018 11:35 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    The Court of Appeals, Division I in Seattle, Washington is seeking to establish an eligibility list to fill up to three full time Judicial Administrative Assistant positions. This position acts as confidential administrative assistant, principal paralegal assistant and personal secretary to a judge or judges of the Court of Appeals, Division I. The position also may serve as administrative assistant to the Chief Judge or the Presiding Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. A complete description of the position can be found at www.courts.wa.gov/employ (under Current Openings, click on Washington Courts). The Court of Appeals, Division I may be filling up to three positions, from now until the close of 2018, from the pool of applicants obtained through this announcement.

    Area of Expertise:  Government

    Permanent Full Time position.

    Application form and information:  www.courts.wa.gov/employ

    How to apply: Submit application form to Colleen Clark, Administrative Office of the Courts; email: employment@courts.wa.gov; fax # 360-586-4409 or by mail: 1206 Quince St. SE, Olympia, WA 98504

  • 03/30/2018 11:23 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    The Senior Contracts Administrator is a key member of the Legal team, this position will work closely with business partners throughout the company under the supervision of counsel, to develop contract templates and participate in contract negotiation, contract administration, legal requirements and contractual terms. This position will play a crucial role in defining and drafting new processes, systems and controls that will help Adaptive more effectively manage contracts administration. The position also offers key support to Legal Department administration in key other areas.

    Key Responsibilities
    * Work with business partners, under the supervision of counsel, to draft, negotiate, and obtain approvals/signatures for various types of agreements. Under the supervision of counsel, negotiate terms of select contracts within Adaptive legal, risk, and financial parameters while ensuring they meet all compliance regulations and internal policies. Ensure all final electronic documents are stored in a system of record.
    * Maintain an inventory of all contracts and engage business owners during the contract lifecycle to ensure all milestones, termination/renewal notifications, and/or deadlines are properly met
    * Provide guidance to business partners on the development of agreements and ensure contract administration is handled per the Company’s Contract Review Policy
    * Draft and update policies and procedures pertaining to company contracts
    * Support ongoing improvements to contract templates
    * Support implementation of contracts management system and act as system administrator
    Responsible for the maintenance and organization of the company’s contract archival and administration system
    Partners with the Legal Operations Manager to ensure department administration is handled in a timely and effective manner

    Requirements: Associates or paralegal certification; 5 years minimum experience

    Area of expertise:  Contracts

    Permanent Full Time Position

    Apply online: http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/IH1

  • 03/30/2018 11:10 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Perkins Coie LLP's nationally-recognized Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice is seeking an experienced Trademark Paralegal. This position will assist lawyers and national clients with domestic and international trademark clearance, registration, renewal and enforcement. Candidate will work closely with attorneys, other paralegals and various clients in a team environment to assist in rendering exceptional client service. The ideal candidate selected for this position must be able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks effectively, work well under pressure, work independently, and effectively communicate with clients and all levels of firm personnel. Requires a BA degree and at least three years of relevant trademark experience or equivalent. This position may be located in Denver or Seattle.  Apply online.

    Permanent Full Time Position

    Areas of specialty: Intellectual Property

    Website for posting: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-trademark-job-s20180342-denver-co.html

  • 03/20/2018 11:06 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    The Bellevue Office of Perkins Coie is seeking a talented Paralegal to support our Personal Planning Group.

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

    Skills Required:
      Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
      Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
      Ability to handle multiple tasks and concurrent deadlines and to communicate the status of projects
      Ability to analyze data and organize it for presentation to clients
      Close attention to detail
      Ability to work independently upon receiving assignments

    This position requires a Bachelor's degree and 3 years' recent experience in probate and trust administration in a medium or large law firm or equivalent preferred. Paralegal certification preferred but not required. Candidates must possess a client-focused approach to work, be able to handle multiple assignments efficiently, work well under pressure, and have the flexibility to assist teams in meeting client demands on accelerated schedules. The ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic, be a self-starter, and operate with strong initiative to meet billable requirements. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letting describing your interest in the opportunity along with your resume.

    Please apply online: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-personal-planning-job-s20180303-bellevue-wa.html

    Permanent Full Time position

    Areas of Specialty: estate planning/probate

    Web Address: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-personal-planning-job-s20180303-bellevue-wa.html

  • 03/20/2018 11:03 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced paralegal to join its Commercial Litigation department to assist on a variety of environmental litigation matters. This position will assist lawyers with all phases of case support including document/information management (including ESI), factual and legal research and analysis, discovery, briefing, hearings, and trial. Maintain close contact with clients, lawyers, and staff. Organize and maintain case files, pleadings, and other documents and attorney notebooks. Review and synthesize historical documents, articles, reports, witness statements, and depositions. Coordinate and attend client conferences, hearings, trials, document productions, and depositions. Prepare materials for in-house and outside distribution. Draft legal documents and correspondence. Coordinate service of process and filings. Obtain factual information from clients and third parties, including governmental agencies. Track case/matter deadlines. Perform computer database input and retrieval.

    Required: Requires 4 year degree and a minimum of five years' paralegal experience. Paralegal Certificate preferred. Proven skills in managing and coordinating workload for litigation support team. Strong computer skills and experience with e­-discovery and automated litigation support software – Relativity, Concordance, Trial Director, CaseMap, PACER and LiveNote required.

    Demonstrated knowledge of civil litigation and the ability to take initiative and to exercise discretion and independent judgment. Strong knowledge of Westlaw; public records requests; FOIA requests; File Site; Microsoft applications; Adobe Acrobat Pro; local, state, and federal court rules; and citation style according to The Bluebook.

    Thorough knowledge of all phases of litigation, discovery, and trial procedures. Demonstrated skills in document/information management. Ability to express self effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish effective working relationships with Firm lawyers and staff, client personnel, and other professionals. Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Sound knowledge of records storage procedures. Ability to handle multiple tasks, multiple concurrent deadlines, work well under pressure and independently. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

    Schedule: Monday through Friday (required); 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (preferred). Working additional hours beyond the normal schedule may occasionally be required to meet firm and/or client demands.

    Please apply online: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-commercial-litigation-job-s20180318-seattle-wa.html

    Permanent Full Time position

    Area of Expertise: land use/environmental

    Web address: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-commercial-litigation-job-s20180318-seattle-wa.html

  • 03/12/2018 10:39 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    RMG Associates is an executive search firm specializing in family wealth management. Our client is seeking a Relationship Manager to work with ultra-high-net-worth clients. The ideal candidate will have [five] or more years of experience in estate planning and will use his or her estate planning knowledge as the initial basis for providing value to clients. From this initial basis, over time, the candidate will move into other areas of financial planning to provide additional value to clients. For a full job description, please visit our website. Responsibilities include:
    -Support colleagues and clients on projects involving legal and tax matters
    -Assist client’s counsel and advisors in the planning and implementation of wealth transfer plans
    -Work with insurance agents to review life and other insurance coverages
    -Coordinate with accountants on investments, entities and various tax filings
    -Work with client’s counsel and advisors on charitable planning and any related implementation

    Submit Resume to http://rainierjobs.blogspot.com/.  Or submit to the attention of
    Jeannie Hwang Bray, jeannie@rmgassociates.com

  • 02/09/2018 10:21 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Weyerhaeuser -- Seattle

    About The Position

    The paralegal will serve as a valuable member of Weyerhaeuser's legal department and actively participate in the acquisition and disposition of real property and ongoing timberlands management. He or she will have the opportunity to work on high level and interesting projects. Responsibilities include reviewing and evaluating title reports, exceptions and encumbrances, preparing title objection letters; analyzing, reviewing and preparing transactional documents for land sales, acquisitions, easements, service contracts, permits and leases; interacting with escrow and title companies; preparing transaction updates to company's electronic land title system; pursuing post-closing corrective matters; preparing and negotiating operational agreements; organizing and maintaining electronic files; and reviewing legal documents for execution by corporate officers.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    Real estate

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 

    High school diploma or equivalent

    Education desired: 

    Bachelor's or Associate's degree or paralegal certificate a plus

    Minimum experience: 


    Experience desired: 


     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to Laura Gabriel O'Donnell via e-mail laura@harrislegalsearch.com

     


    Questions? 

    415-297-0315

  • 02/09/2018 10:19 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Pacifica Law Group -- Seattle
    www.pacificalawgroup.com

    About The Position

    Responsibilities:

    The Construction Paralegal will assist our construction lawyers with all aspects of the construction practice including but not limited to the following:

    • Review documents and draft fact summaries / chronologies
    • Assist with all aspects of discovery, case preparation and trial
    • Track and update internal case dockets for litigation matters
    • Assist in the preparation of answers to interrogatories and responses to requests for production of documents
    • Assist with witness interviews
    • Assist with all aspects of document management, including e-discovery on variety of hosted platforms
    • Organize and maintain files from the inception of the case through the completion
    • Coordinate depositions of parties requested by attorneys and assist attorney with deposition preparation
    • Draft and organize construction contracts and associated documents, including use of AIA software
    • Interact with various government and court officials, clients and vendors
    • Perform other duties as required

    Requirements:

    The ideal candidate will have superior written and oral communication skills, exceptional judgment, professionalism and interpersonal skills. Attention to detail, good organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently are required. Bachelor’s degree and a paralegal certificate or equivalent experience is strongly preferred. Notary Public credentials are a plus. Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook, are required.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    Corporate, Business, Construction

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 

    BA Degree

    Education desired: 


    Minimum experience: 

    3 years

    Experience desired: 


     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to Hiring Committee via e-mail info@pacificalawgroup.com www.pacificalawgroup.com

  • 02/09/2018 10:06 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP -- Seattle

    About The Position

    Patent/IP Paralegal

    This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is looking for an experienced patent professional to join our team in Seattle. This position is responsible for filing and maintaining International and foreign patent filing applications, overseeing disclosure of references, supporting annuity services, conducting patent searches and due diligence in support of litigation and commercial transactions.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • File International (PCT) applications and PCT follow on filings with appropriate offices.
    • File various types of foreign patent applications with the assistance of foreign counsel.
    • Review and understand patent docket entries, and actions needed in response to each deadline.
    • Review incoming communications with attention to patent disclosure requirements in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. Coordinate disclosure of references where needed.
    • Correspond with clients regarding upcoming annuity deadlines; collect annuity retainers and instruct payments through the firm's annuity payment service.
    • Conduct patent searches. Extract and organize data retrieved from public and private databases.
    • Respond to patent due diligence requests.
    • Participate in patent filing strategy discussions and prepare accurate foreign filing estimates for budgeting purposes.
    • Conduct factual research (for example: foreign requirements and allowances, chain of title, formality requirements) for patent filings using software tools and library resources.
    • Provide litigation and transaction support as needed.
    • Accurately and completely record billable time spent and tasks performed in accordance with firm policy and client-imposed billing protocol, enter and release time promptly in compliance with firm's announced deadlines.
    • Accurately and promptly submit records of hours worked in compliance with firm policy and applicable employment law.
    • Additional duties: The position may include some or all of the following, depending upon the applicant's qualifications.
    • Assist with U.S. patent filings.
    • Prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements.
    • Patent Proofreading.
    • Verification of Patent Term Adjustment.
    • Assist with preparation and filing of sequence listings.
    • Prepare copyright applications; compile supporting information and documentation from clients.

    Education & Experience:

    • Four-year degree and completion of a paralegal program of study, or clear demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skill.
    • 4+ years' experience as an intellectual property/patent paralegal, with a significant focus on foreign prosecution.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • High level of familiarity with PATTSY (or equivalent Docketing software), Thomson Innovation, Thomson Connected IP Payments, Espacenet, ePCT, PATENTSCOPE, and USPTO's PAIR and EFS Web filing systems.
    • Knowledge of Paris Convention rules, PCT rules and procedures, and country law related to patents.
    • Advanced proficiency in Internet research skills and use of Microsoft Office computerized business applications (e.g., Word, Excel, and Outlook).
    • Ability to perform complex tasks and work independently with minimal guidance from attorneys, patent agents and/or scientific advisors.
    • Highly professional writing skill with ability to convey substantive content clearly and concisely.
    • Highly developed skill in time and task management, with ability to organize assignments, work calmly under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Ability and desire to exercise initiative and independent responsibility.
    • Ability and desire to work closely and collaboratively with colleagues.
    • Highly developed attention to detail in striving for perfection in work product and client service.
    • Ability to protect client confidentiality in compliance with rules of ethics and firm policy.
    • Availability and willingness to travel, if needed.
    • Availability and willingness to work extended or flexible hours as needed to accommodate client needs.
    • This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.
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    Application Instructions

    Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    Intellectual property

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 


    Education desired: 


    Minimum experience: 


    Experience desired: 


     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a application form* to Carrie Vawter via web application cl-dwt@equest.com https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=d057f03e5bbb214276d043742c7077b1

     


    Questions? 

    206-757-8604

  • 01/24/2018 9:13 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Sanchez Mitchell Eastman & Cure PSC -- Bremerton
    www.sanchezmitchelleastman.com

    About The Position

    Support designated attorneys in litigation practice including maintaining attorney calendars, managing hearing schedules, discovery deadlines, drafting correspondence and basic pleadings, assisting with trial preparations, assisting with general office administrative tasks such as backing up the receptionist in greeting clients, answering phone calls, and scheduling appointments. Submit Resume, Cover Letter, References.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    Civil Litigation

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 

    High School Diploma or GED

    Education desired: 

    Paralegal Certificate

    Minimum experience: 

    3 years

    Experience desired: 

    3 -5 years

     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to Carrie Eastman via mail, e-mail:
    4110 Kitsap Way Suite 200 Bremerton WA 98312, 360-479-3983, cee@spinnakerbldg.com

     


    Questions? 

    360-479-3000

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