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  • 11/12/2019 10:47 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Davis Law Group is seeking a reliable, professional and experienced paralegal to help manage serious injury cases from start to finish.

    Duties include active case management of files, communication with clients, insurance adjustors, opposing counsel, and doctors. Experience drafting pleadings such as summons & complaint, drafting discovery, motions, responding to discovery requests, Pre-hearing statements, etc.

    Job Qualifications

    Qualifications include strong team player, ability to multi-task and prioritize, attention to detail, strong work ethic, highly organized, maintain confidentiality and professional.

    Must have experience using Microsoft computer applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook. Experience using Needles Case Management is a plus.

    Compensation/Benefits

    Competitive salary based on experience; Paid Holidays; Paid Time Off; Annual Bonus; 401k; ORCA Card (train/bus pass), Company-Paid Medical, Dental, Vision.

    For information on how to apply visit: https://www.injurytriallawyer.com/library/legal-careers-in-seattle-wa.cfm

  • 11/04/2019 1:19 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S., a mid-sized defense litigation law firm located in downtown Seattle is searching for an experienced medical malpractice/general litigation paralegal to join our fast paced team of trial lawyers.  

    This position needs an organized self-starter who is able to multi-task and is familiar with various areas of law including but not limited to medical malpractice and personal injury. Responsibilities include case management, drafting pleadings/discovery, investigation, interviewing witnesses/experts, document reviews, collecting, analyzing and summarizing records, trial preparation and research.

    The Ideal candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years of litigation experience (preferably 1-2 years of experience in medical malpractice), paralegal degree/certificate and a working knowledge of state and federal civil rules.

    We provide a generous benefits package and a salary that will be commensurate with your experience. 

    Applicants should send a Resume; Cover letter; Salary Expectations and References via email to: employment@FoUm.law

  • 10/30/2019 9:53 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Administrative Assistant to Contract Administrator 

    Job Description:

    The administrative assistance is part of a team responsible for facilitating processes and coordinating programs for the Contract Administrator and his team. Performs general legal administrative support, can mitigate urgent requests and emails, discern priorities, convey matters of importance, facilitate travel and events, and work cohesively with other departments to achieve the EST’s and Council’s goals. Reports to the Contract Administrator.

    Essential Functions:

    • Manage calendars, schedule meetings and appointments
    • Prepare and standardize memos, reports, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations
    • Perform pre-work for amendment process by researching files to ensure proper sequencing of criteria
    • Create amendments based on standardized templates
    • Enter PLAs, MAAs, and LOUs into database once signed and forward to appropriate trusts
    • Work closely with contractors to attain completion of signatures and return of paperwork
    • Pursue missing documentation from representatives or contractors
    • Update list of items to be included in contractors electronic file including drug policies
    • Compose and mail certified termination letters to contractors
    • Compile and distribute final contract packages with exhibits according to procedures
    • Proofread contracts, LOUs, and other publications and materials 
    • Maintain current contract information on Council website
    • Assist with design, management, and timeliness of online contract surveys and upload them onto Council website
    • Update, maintain, and distribute contract and amendment status report for Executive Committee and Delegate meetings
    • Create, update, distribute, and upload Schedule A wage sheets onto website
    • Coordinate meetings for bargaining committees, prepare materials, and maintain electronic records and notes of their meetings, issue letters of appointment once selected for the committee
    • Convert forms into fillable PDFs where appropriate
    • Other duties as assigned – note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Competencies

    1. Compassion
    2. Empathy and sensitivity
    3. Critical thinking; demonstrates the use of sound judgement
    4. Help foster a team atmosphere
    5. Communicates and actively builds relationships with colleagues

    Highly Desired

    • Experience related to the construction industry
    • Experience dispatching members to various jobsites
    • Fluent in English and Spanish (oral and written)
    • Advanced knowledge of Access of comparable database

    Required Education and Experience

    Post-secondary education with focus on paralegal or contract compliance areas

    Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

    Business accounting knowledge

    Close attention to accuracy and detail

    Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing

    Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines

    Able to work independently, be a strong analytical problem solver, and have strong follow through

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Also required is the ability to lift up to 50lbs, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. 

    EEO Statement 

    We are serious about embracing diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, weight, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    Travel

    Travel: This position may require occasional travel by car or plane including overnight stays and out of state. Employee must meet TSA requirements to fly.

    Office Location: 25120 Pacific Hwy S Kent, WA 

    Wages and Benefits:  Class II $27.95 – $31.12. Pension and current Health and Welfare contributions as per the OPEIU collective agreement.  Union (OPEIU) membership required.

    Hours: Full-time position 40 hours per week 7:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

    To apply:  Send a cover letter and resume to: jskillman@nwcarpenters.org

    ES/dp, opeiu #8

  • 10/29/2019 11:01 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Senior Paralegal

    Commercial Litigation
    Job #S20191036 – Seattle, Washington

    Perkins Coie LLP's nationally-recognized Commercial Litigation group is seeking a highly-motivated Paralegal to join the Seattle office. This position will assist throughout the firm with coordinating and supporting all phases of commercial litigation matters. The individual in this role must possess extensive experience in, and a thorough understanding of all aspects of litigation case support including, but not limited to, document and data preservation, collection, processing, review, production, and document/information management systems and databases. Must demonstrate the ability to conduct legal research and complex factual investigations. This role manages discovery, prepares and schedules depositions, as well as the coordination of pretrial preparation and trial support, and all other case management duties assigned by attorneys.

    Essential Functions:

    • Understand the substantive, technical and legal issues of case and contribute meaningfully to the overall case strategy.  Make relevancy calls and decisions about what information/documents are needed for your case. Contribute to accurate reporting to your case team regarding the status of your discovery efforts and provide meaningful suggestions/solutions to the team. 
    • 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.
    • Will possess a solid understanding of litigation and the rules of civil procedure, including a solid understanding of the Court’s and Judges rules and standing orders. Will provide formal and informal training, coaching, and mentorship to team members, new or less-tenured paralegals and paralegal assistants.
    • Exercise good judgment in preparing timely and accurate case budgets, including budget forecasting. Exercise excellent judgment and initiative, and possess strong leadership, project management, and problem-solving skills to successfully drive projects to completion.
    • Keep accurate time records and comply with clients’ billing requirements. Coordinate and attend client conferences, court hearings, and trials as requested by the attorneys.


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

    Apply here:
    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/senior-paralegal-job-s20191036-seattle.html

  • 10/28/2019 3:11 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Paralegal - Litigation

    This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.! Davis Wright Tremaine is looking for an experienced Paralegal to join our Litigation team in Seattle.

    This position requires complex litigation experience, including managing large discovery, creating and managing databases and imaging systems, supervising teams, preparing for trial, and managing trial support. Must have high-level experience with a range of litigation support applications. Demonstrated history of proposing and implementing process improvements is a plus, excellent analytical and organizational abilities, solid communication and management skills, creativity and initiative.

    At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.

    RESPONSIBILITIES 

          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

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • 7+ 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
    • Highly developed skills in time and task management
    • Highly developed attention to detail in striving for perfection in the firm’s work product and client service
    • Post-college level writing and oral communication skills
    • 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, very desirable 

    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.

    APPLY HERE


    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion 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.

    #LI-RK1

  • 10/21/2019 3:55 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Berner Law Group, PLLC, the top-rated, Snohomish County law firm seeks to fill remaining position for experienced family law paralegal for office expansion as business is great! STARTING SALARY UP TO $65K DOE. Great medical/dental benefits (Premera, no co-pay of premium, 90% coverage, etc.). Employer-funded 401(k) benefits. Performance-based annual bonus. Generous PTO policy. Other benefits, too. Minimum of two years of recent experience working as a paralegal in a family law office preferred/will be given highest consideration (but not required), as is experience with billable hour requirements. Experience with time billing software (i.e., Timeslips, TABS) is a plus. The firm is looking for a self-starter with the ability to multi-task well in a fast paced environment and who is professional, dependable, efficient, direct, and interested in a position that involves a high degree of collaboration with the attorneys and overall responsibility. Excellent organizational (filing/case management), writing (including attention to detail), and interpersonal skills with members of the office and the client base is a must. Experience in drafting family law pleadings from the beginning of the case to the end for the attorney's review/approval is preferred.  Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Jack at jberner@bernerlawgroup.com.

  • 10/15/2019 1:51 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Todd A. Bowers & Associates is offering an opportunity to join a high performing insurance staff counsel for State Farm Insurance Companies. Join a community of employees that are challenged, guided, and empowered. At State Farm, we help one another grow professionally and personally. It is part of who we are and have been since 1922.

    Legal Secretary-Req10203

    Todd A. Bowers & Associates is seeking a Legal Secretary to join the Seattle, WA office. We hire the best employees to serve our customers, making us a leader in the insurance and financial services industry. We are seeking individuals that are comfortable in a high volume, team-oriented work environment where it is critical to stay organized and prioritize work as it is assigned. The successful candidate will support two attorneys performing the following: finalizing, filing, and serving motions, pleadings and other legal documents, managing and scheduling the attorney/team calendars including depositions, deadlines, and due dates, communicating with our claims partners and clients, and mail distribution including incoming and outgoing. The ability to work well with a team of lawyers, paralegals, and communicate with opposing counsel and staff is essential for this role.

    We Are Looking for Candidates With

    • Experience with Adobe, Microsoft Office, and electronic document management systems and document assembly programs

    • Litigation background and working familiarity with court rules and procedure

    • Knowledge of the Civil Rules for superior Courts in Washington

    • Experience with electronic filing and electronic service in State Superior Courts

    • Strong communication skills both written and verbal in order to effectively communicate with peers and internal/external customers

    • Strong work ethic and initiative

    What's In It For You

    • Next Steps: Competitive candidates may be invited to participate in the interview process.

    • Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work opportunity.

    What You Can Expect
    • Competitive Benefits, Pay and Bonus Potential

    • Volunteer opportunities: Get involved and give back to the community!

    • Tuition Reimbursement: We support opportunities for you to learn and grow!

    • A Learning Culture: Mentoring, Professional Designations, Employee Development, and more!

    • 401(k) Plan and FULLY FUNDED PENSION

    • We embrace Diversity and Inclusion: We are one team and it is simply the right thing to do!

    • Learn more about our benefits at State Farm Careers!

      We are not just offering a job but a meaningful career! We're here to help life go right® Come join our passionate team!

       _____________________________________________________________

      Employment Type:

      Regular Full-Time

      Shift: First

      Weekends:

      Not Required

      Apply Here: http://www.click2apply.net/tpz9t6294htv4bgj


  • 10/07/2019 8:45 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Bellingham personal injury law firm looking for bilingual (English–Spanish) full-time paralegal. Prior legal experience strongly preferred. Competitive salary and benefits DOE.

    We are a small but rapidly growing law firm serving clients throughout Northwest Washington. We proudly offer legal services in Spanish as well as English, and a number of our clients primarily or only speak Spanish. We focus on helping individuals who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes or by defective products or other negligence or misconduct.

    This position will assist with all aspects of personal injury claims and civil litigation, including daily interactions with clients and intake in English and Spanish; speaking and working with insurance adjusters regarding property damage, PIP claims, and other issues and coordinating such issues for clients; obtaining client medical and billing records from medical providers using HIPAA and HITECH Act-compliant procedures; obtaining client employment and wage loss records; drafting correspondence for attorney review; reviewing and organizing medical and billing records received; filing and data entry; preparation of settlement demand packages, MAR materials, mediation briefs, and civil court documents for attorney review; sending discovery; drafting and working with clients on discovery responses; preparation for mediation, MAR, and trial; and assistance during mediation, MAR, and trial proceedings.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Self-motivated, dependable, & excited to adapt, learn, innovate, and help growing law firm succeed
    • Outgoing, positive, friendly, and very comfortable on the phone
    • Fluent in both English and Spanish

    • Strong professional writing skills in English and Spanish, and ability to translate from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.
    • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
    • Comfortable with Apple/Mac OS environment, or tech-savvy and able to learn very quickly

    • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

    Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

    • Prior law office experience. (The ideal candidate would have prior experience with a personal injury law firm and/or workers’ compensation law firm. Completion of a paralegal certification or training program is also a plus.)

    Competitive wage depending on experience, with significant opportunities for advancement and wage increases/bonuses for the right person. Good medical and dental benefits.

    Qualified applicants: Please send a cover letter and resume by email to team@bpepperlaw.com. Please write “Bilingual Paralegal Application” in your e-mail’s subject line.

  • 09/19/2019 3:29 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    LITIGATION PARALEGAL

    • Smith Freed Eberhard is seeking a litigation paralegal to join our Seattle office in our Commercial Litigation and Personal Lines practice areas. Smith Freed Eberhard is a tier one litigation defense firm that specializes in multiple practice areas. Attorneys at the firm are consistently recognized by Martindale Hubbell,Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyersas being top-ranked trial lawyers. To find out more information about the firm, please visit our website at www.smithfreed.com.

      Our Culture

      Smith Freed Eberhard offers a fun, professional work environment with flexibility in work schedules. Collaboration between partners, associates, paralegals and staff is vital to providing our clients with superior service.  Employees have the ability to participate in making the community a better place with community service and community fundraising opportunities Smith Freed Eberhard provides the tools you need to succeed in your career. 

      Position Summary

      As a litigation paralegal for Smith Freed Eberhard you will be responsible for the review and analysis of claim materials and client records, conducting background investigations, obtaining public records through multiple municipalities.  In addition, you will assist with drafting discovery and pleadings for attorney review.  

      As cases progress, you will further assist the attorneys in identifying key exhibits for depositions, mediations, arbitration and/or trial. The creation of detailed summaries, notebooks for attorney use, exhibits, conducting various research projects is a part of this position. In addition, you will be working with various experts (medical, accident reconstruction, engineering, etc.) to obtain the necessary records for review, scheduling of IMEs or site visits, participating in teleconferences and verifying their credentials prior to their engagement. 

      Primary Responsibilities

    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments, and manage multiple deadlines
    • Monitor and manage litigation files, including tracking deadlines
    • Ability to move cases forward with little supervision
    • Draft discovery and pleadings for attorney review
    • Identify records responsive to discovery in addition to identifying missing records for furtherance of case investigation
    • Review and analyze medical records and medical bills to create medical chronologies and medical billing summaries
    • Perform in-depth research and investigation for case development
    • Assist attorneys with exhibits, creation of notebooks for attorney reference, preparation of materials for depositions, mediation, arbitration and/or trial
    • Identify and understand each carrier-specific billing guideline to ensure work is being performed within those guidelines
    • Requirements

      The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced litigation paralegal who has demonstrated the ability to handle complex assignments, work independently, possesses excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to multitask, while maintaining a high level of detail and quality of work is desired.  Familiarity with the insurance industry is a plus. Experience in preparing discovery, pleadings, and motions for attorney review for both Oregon and Washington is desired.

    • Experience with personal injury cases; specifically the review and analysis of medical records, creation of medical chronologies, review of medical billing and creation of medical billing summaries is greatly preferred.
    • Experience and knowledge of Washington expert discovery Rules is desired.
    • Microsoft office, including Excel, Word, and Adobe Acrobat is required. 
    • Prior experience with billing time and maintaining a set billable requirement are also key components for this position. 
    • Core Competencies

      • Fosters Teamwork – provides assistance, information and/or support to others. Listens and responds constructively to other team members and their ideas. 
      • Manages Change – recognizes inefficiencies and plans, develops, and executes change. 
      • Effective Communication – expresses ideas clearly and concisely through verbal and written communications. Uses proper grammar and punctuation. 
      • Analytical Thinker - The ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic approach.
      • Initiative: Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it.
      • Flexibility - Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things.

      Compensation and Benefits

    • Compensation commensurate with education and experience 
    • A structured paralegal bonus program
    • Encouragement of continued paralegal education, inclusive of certifying and advanced certifying opportunities
    • Well rounded benefits package including Health, Dental, FSA, STD, LTD, Life Insurance, 401k, and profit sharing 
    • Mass transit reimbursement
    • Flexible work schedule 
    • Casual work environment
    • Opportunity to work as part of a cohesive team
    • On the go billing 
    • Private office

    Smith Freed Eberhard is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, military service obligations or other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

    Send Resumes: hello@smithfreed.com 

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info@wspaonline.org 

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