Washington State Paralegal Association

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  • 09/19/2018 12:41 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Cross Sound Law Group in Poulsbo, WA

    Is now hiring a Legal Secretary for their real estate litigation firm. 

    Paralegal degree/certificate preferred, or equivalent experience. 

    Successful candidates should have :

    Excellent writing, organizational, and time management skills as well as a friendly and professional manner working with clients. 

    Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office a must. 35 Hrs/Week. Pay depends on experience.

    Applicants should send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to: Kendra@crosssoundlaw.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

  • 09/14/2018 3:05 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Preg O’Donnell & Gillett, a Northwest regional litigation firm seeks an experienced litigation paralegal for our Seattle office. 

    • Candidates must have 7+ years of experience with a strong knowledge of state and federal court rules. 
    • Successful candidates should also have insurance defense and trial experience, excellent writing, communication, organizational, and computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office. 
    • Paralegal degree/certificate preferred. 
    We offer competitive salary/benefits and a positive atmosphere with an emphasis on work/life balance.

    Applicants should send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to: careers@pregodonnell.com

  • 09/13/2018 2:15 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Contract Assistant

    The Institute for Functional Medicine, located in Federal Way Washington is looking for a highly motivated individual who is driven to grow with a dynamic organization. If providing outstanding customer service, working with a team to define and execute marketing strategies, our mission, and being part of a fun, quirky, passionate beyond bounds, somewhat-type A team excites you, IFM might be for you.

    As the Contract Assistant, you will be responsible for:

    • Provide key support for all phases of IFM’s contract practices and contract lifecycle management by participating in review of contract requests, drafting and redline of documents, facilitating approval and execution, storage in repository, subsequent records management, search and retrieval, audit and reporting, and contract renewal or close out;

    • Track documents from commencement to completion, keeping stakeholders apprised of status and proactively addressing backlogs and bottlenecks;
    • Review and respond to requests from outside agencies to use IFM’s copyrighted and trademarked materials; track requests and permissions;
    • Conduct searches of domestic and foreign Patent and Trademark Databases;
    • Prepare, file and prosecute copyright and trademark applications;
    • Assist and provide input with the development and implementation of IFM’s new Contract Lifecycle Management Tool and Repository
    • Contributing your distinct perspective to team projects, recognizing that your voice has value, and that fresh eyes bring novel ideas;
    • Communicating clearly, efficiently, and with honesty and willingness to lean into hard situations productively, toward the goal of growth and shared understanding.


    Education, Licenses, Certificates:

    • Associates Degree or equivalent work-related experience required; 

    • bachelor’s degree in related field preferred;

    • 2-3 years’ experience in the areas of contract interpretation, drafting of business and commercial type contracts required;
    • 2-3 years’ experience in a customer service environment required;
    • 2-3 years’ administrative and clerical experience in a law firm or professional services environment preferred;

    • Experience with data management, electronic document tracking and management, and file maintenance required;
    • Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved training program is highly preferred;
    • Experience in copyright and trademark law preferred.

     

    Interested Candidates apply online via Indeed 

    Contract Assistant, Institute Functional Medicine (IFM) – Federal Way

     Or, email your resume and cover letter to HR@fxmed.com

  • 09/11/2018 9:42 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    LITIGATION PARALEGAL – TYSON & MENDES – SEATTLE, WA

    TYSON & MENDES is looking for an EXPERIENCED PARALEGAL to join our team of litigators at our office in Seattle, WA. A successful candidate would already have worked in a fast-paced defense firm focused on civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on personal injury law and will be ready to hit the ground running. 

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Ability to assist attorneys with propounding and responding to discovery (interrogatories, requests for admissions, and request for production, subpoenas, and preparing deposition binders) and motions (preparation of any supporting documents and exhibits, and preparing hearing binders).
    • Ability to manage trial preparation including: coordination of witnesses and travel, trial exhibits, charts, trial notebook, subpoenas, and page lines.
    • Independently obtain, review and organize medical records/medical billings, calculate damages including medical expenses, lost wages and property damage.
    • Work as part of a team with all levels of experiences.
    • Routine communications with clients and attorneys about case status and preparation.

    Position Requirements:

    • Paralegal certification.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a litigation paralegal.
    • Solid understanding of civil litigation (state and federal deadlines and rules).
    • High proficiency in MS Suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Outlook and Adobe Acrobat
    • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision.
    • Articulate, organized and a team player with excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
    • Professional appearance and demeanor.

    It is the policy of Tyson & Mendes to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors.

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  • 09/05/2018 2:36 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    The Seattle office of Cozen O’Connor is currently seeking an experienced Trademark Paralegal. Strong communication skills and experience with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel) required. Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of relevant experience.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Domestic and international trademark prosecution and maintenance.

    • Assist in trademark clearance, including preparation of opinions

    • Investigation of trademark and domain issues and infringements.

    • Interact with opposing counsel, in-house counsel and other client contacts.

    • Prepare and assist in the preparation of all relevant written communications and IP documents.

    • Assist the supervising attorneys to ensure that all docket dates and all related trademark deadlines are met.

    • Organize and maintain electronic files in a timely manner.

    • Administrative support: docketing and file management.

    • Additional projects and tasks as assigned.

      Bachelor’s degree is required and a paralegal certificate is preferred.

      Cozen O’Connor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex, or any unlawful factor.

  • 09/05/2018 2:26 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    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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  • 08/31/2018 1:18 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    The Seattle office of Stoel Rives seeks a Real Estate Paralegal to assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services to the firm's clients and work and work directly with clients. Our real estate paralegals are a key part of our professional client teams and this position allows a candidate to assume significant responsibility for transactions and offers opportunities for professional growth. They are also the first contact point for many of our clients. The successful candidate will have a strong attention to detail, good judgment, as well as strong interpersonal skills.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

    Extensive knowledge of real estate and condominium transactions, closings, escrow, title review, and surveys in one or more of the states in which we practice. Knowledge of the following:

    • Review and prepare general correspondence, deeds and property transfer documents, basic loan documents, escrow instructions and settlement statements
    • Review purchase and sale contracts and other real estate documents
    • Review, request, and order:
    • Real property reports
    • Certificates of existence and entity documents
    • Title insurance
    • Due diligence searches
    • Record important dates and maintain files
    • Organize closing documents
    • Calendar all critical dates and contingencies
    • Prepare and manage closing checklists, outlining critical dates and the responsibilities of all parties
    • Coordinate closing with all parties in the transaction, including the buyer, sellers, title insurance company, opposing counsel, and lender
    • Prepare transfers/affidavits of transferees, closing documents, closing reports, and accounts


    Technical Knowledge

    A bachelor's degree or equivalent is preferred. Must have real estate experience which demonstrates analytical and written capabilities. Must have prior experience with or be capable of rapidly understanding, interpreting and applying to various client circumstances the applicable legal framework and internal procedures related to the assigned practice area. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software in a Windows-based environment.

    For more information and to apply please visit our website: 
    https://www.stoel.com/about/careers/administrative-business-professionals/openings

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    About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, environmental and climate change, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, business, labor and employment law, intellectual property, land use, real estate development and construction law. For more information, follow us @stoelrives or visit www.stoel.com

  • 08/31/2018 1:07 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    LITIGATION PARALEGAL

    Forsberg & UmlaufP.S., a mid-sized defense litigation law firm located in downtown Seattle is searching for an experienced litigation paralegal to assist our team of legal professionals. 
    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 insurance defense, professional malpractice, personal injury and premises liability. Responsibilities include case management, drafting pleadings, investigation, interviewing witnesses/experts, document reviews, research, collecting and analyzing records and trial preparation. 
    Ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of litigation experience, a paralegal degree/certificate, familiarity with billable timekeeping and a working knowledge of state and federal civil rules.
    Applicants should send a Resume; Cover letter and Salary Expectations to: employment@FoUm.law

Washington State Paralegal Association
PO Box 58530
Seattle, WA 98138-1530
info@wspaonline.org 

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