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  • 05/12/2020 4:36 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Job Announcement
    Temporary Intake Paralegal 
    – King County Office Two Vacancies

    The Northwest Justice Project has received one-time funding from Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to expand its capacity to serve the expected increase in need for our services arising out of the COVID-19 emergency. As a result, NJP will add two temporary Intake Paralegals to serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, to bring high quality representation to low-income Washingtonians in the areas of consumer, housing, and employment law. The anticipated employment duration of this position is July 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020. These positions will be located in NJP’s Seattle office, but may also include remote work as required by the changing needs of the COVID crisis.

    The paralegal role gathers information, and provides advice, limited assistance, and referral services to our King County clients in these areas of law. To the extent permitted by funding source restrictions, paralegals use a broad range of advocacy tools in multiple forums to address client needs.

    Paralegals render civil legal services to eligible clients consistent with the Rules of Professional Conduct. The paralegal is expected to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of the Northwest Justice Project, as a public service entity, and to be accountable to and maintain constructive, professional working relations with the clients, the legal community, and the community at- large.

    DUTIES:

    • Conduct initial client interviews to gather information, assess cases, and spot potential legal issues;

    • Advise clients on matters where the paralegal has special knowledge or expertise, under attorney supervision as appropriate;

    • In cases identified as within the King County unit priorities, prepare case files for referral to NJP advocates for further representation;

    • Provide brief service where appropriate to assist clients in completing legal documents and/or preparing pro se court filings;

    • Refer cases not within the King County unit priorities to outside agencies and/or attorneys;

    • Support attorneys at public outreach events and legal clinics;

    • Develop self-help and legal education materials for the client community regarding legal rights and responsibilities as well as instructions for pro-se representation in applicable legal arenas;

    • Coordinate and conduct outreach to client communities and groups as appropriate and consistent with assigned responsibilities; help prepare and disseminate legal education materials, support community agencies in advocacy efforts, etc.

    • Establish contacts, develop and maintain relationships with courts, bar associations, other legal services providers, community organizations and low-income groups.

      QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Prior experience in the limited practice of poverty law or equivalent experience*

    • Experience doing client intake in a legal setting desired*.

    • High school diploma or equivalent required; four-year degree helpful*;

    • Prior experience in a paralegal role helpful.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

    • Ability to learn, analyze, and apply legal principles;

    • Prior experience working with marginalized communities or working for clients in crisis preferred;

    • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite and the ability and interest in learning new software applications necessary for the efficient administration of the project;

      *Combination of equivalent education, certifications and experience may substitute for each requirement

      NJP has an organizational commitment to fight racism and to incorporate equity and inclusion in both the work we do and work environment we create. All staff are expected to uphold this commitment and approach their role with a desire to learn and grow in this area.

      Salary Range: Starting salary is based upon years of experience, with an annual salary range starting at $46,382 to $84,633. This is a non-exempt position. NJP offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes 100% paid employee health premiums and significant premium shares for family health premiums, as well as generous time off.

      Hours of work: NJP’s typical client office hours are 9:00 – 5:00, Monday through Friday. Hours may vary based on client need.

      To Apply: Submit a letter of interest and current resume to Victoria Hester at resume@nwjustice.org. Cover letter and email subject line should clearly reference “Temporary Intake Paralegal – King County.” Cover letter should include description of any past experience, personal or professional, with low income or other marginalized communities. The Northwest Justice Project is especially interested in qualified candidates who professional, personal and/or service experience allows them to contribute to and support the legal aid community’s commitment to race equity.

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    Application Deadline: Applications will be considered as they are received and until the positions are filled.

    401 Second Ave S. Suite 407 Seattle, WA 98104 Tel. (206) 464-1519 Fax

    Toll Free 1-888-201-1012 www.nwjustice.org

    César E. Torres Executive Director

    NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact Victoria Hester at 206-707-0998.

  • 04/24/2020 5:06 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Paralegal Assistant

    Immigration

    Job #S20191218 – Seattle, Washington

    Perkins Coie LLP seeks a Paralegal Assistant to join our Immigration practice group. This position will assist paralegals, lawyers, and clients with a variety of low-level paralegal duties. Primary Job Responsibilities: Assist with filings with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and U.S. Department of State (DOS). Assemble complex immigration petitions and ready them for submission (will require learning many varieties of petitions). Download, print and organize client documentation and file in appropriate Document Management System (DMS) folders and physical files. Prepare initial drafts of letters to clients and agencies. Prepare letters transmitting USCIS and DOL notices. Take ownership of USCIS and DOL notices, logging the information into the docket and WIP log and/or case management software, and distributing the notices to the group. Run reports through case management software to inform attorneys of upcoming case expiration deadlines and need for extensions or other filings. Maintain positive contact with clients and observe confidentiality of client matters. Conduct web searches for corporate web sites/articles and Secretary of State web sites, convert them to PDF, and upload to DMS.

    Required Skills: 
    Superb organizational, analytical and communications skills a must. Ability to establish effective working relationships with Firm lawyers and staff, client personnel, and other professionals. Ability to handle multiple assignments, work well under pressure, and have the flexibility to assist the team in meeting client demands on accelerated schedules. Ability to take initiative and to exercise discretion and independent judgment. Experience with immigration procedures a plus. Knowledge of federal immigration laws, a plus. 

    Education & Experience: 
    Requires a high school diploma and a minimum of one year of related work experience, or equivalent. Paralegal Assistant or legal support experience preferred. Practice group-specific experience preferred. AA or BA degree preferred. Paralegal Certificate a plus.  

    APPLY HERE
  • 04/20/2020 7:26 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Paralegal II – corporate & securities, Seattle, WA

    From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrates coffee and its rich tradition, but that creates a feeling of connection. We develop and support partners who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.

    As a Starbucks paralegal II – Corporate & Securities, you will provide timely and effective support to senior paralegals, attorneys, and clients and will collaborate with other paralegals and members of the Law & Corporate Affairs Department to:

    • support global subsidiary corporate governance and maintenance of corporate records, including drafting minutes and resolutions, 
    • support public company securities compliance, including assisting in the preparation of 10-Q, 10-K and Proxy Statement,
    • support the effective functioning of Starbucks Board of Directors and committees, including calendaring, preparing agendas, and coordinating logistics for meetings, and
    •  support executive officers and directors’ compliance with securities obligations, including Section 16 filings.

    This paralegal will participate in complex projects and will work with and direct outside counsel with input from Starbucks attorneys.  

    We are seeking applicants who have a passion for what they do, can collaborate effectively across groups, and can anticipate and initiate routine legal tasks independently and as requested by Starbucks attorneys and outside counsel.; can collaborate effectively across groups; can balance multiple priorities; and can anticipate and initiate routine legal tasks independently and as requested by Starbucks attorneys and outside counsel.

    Leveraging your previous experience, we will enable you to:

    • Support – Play a key role for the Law & Corporate Affairs team that supports the Board of Directors function.
    • Collaborate – Team with Starbucks legal and business partners to provide cross-functional support for global subsidiary governance.
    • Facilitate – Leverage your legal skills to maintain compliance with securities reporting requirements.

    We’d love to hear from people with:

    • Corporate and securities legal experience
    • 5+ years of paralegal experience
    • Law firm or in-house legal department experience
    • High ethical standards and proven ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Poise under pressure and ability to meet strict deadlines
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
    • Strong Microsoft Office skills including PowerPoint

    We hope to hear from you!  Click “Apply Online” to begin the application process today.

    Starbucks is an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans & individuals with disabilities. Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.

  • 03/12/2020 9:56 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Department: Operations

    Supervisor: Manager, Contracts

    Status: Contract, possible contract to hire

    Travel Requirements: 0%

    Location: Federal Way, WA with telecommuting/remote opportunity available

    What We Do 

    Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, evidence- based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. 

    The Institute for Functional Medicine works to advance the highest expression of individual health through the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine. To achieve this goal, our work is primarily focused in these five areas: 

    1. Education. We train Functional Medicine clinicians to act as change agents in reversing the epidemic of chronic disease.
    2. Access. We facilitate the broadest possible integration of Functional Medicine into the global healthcare system.
    3. Economics. We ensure that the practice of Functional Medicine is economically viable for providers, patients, and payers.
    4. Collaboration & Development. We create and support key alliances that advance IFM’s mission to make Functional Medicine the standard of care.
    5. Research. We catalyze and facilitate clinical research that supports the Functional Medicine model.

    Why Join Us? 

    Do Work That Matters. We are changing the way medicine is practiced and transforming the health (and lives) of millions of people around the world. Every single day, you get to impact the quality of high patient care by helping our team stay informed about emerging research trends as well as supporting literacy efforts throughout the organization. 

    Career Opportunities Abound. We are a rapidly growing organization. As our team grows, so does your opportunity for more responsibilities. 

    We Set the Standard. And we continually push those standards to new heights, winning us the respect of the industry, as well as the loyalty and engagement of a rapidly growing customer base. 

    Support and Contribute to a Passionate, Motivated Team. Our team is hungry and inspired and we want you to be too. Strive to grow with us. 

    Position Summary 

    FM is seeking a Contracts Assistant with a minimum of three years of experience in drafting the following types of contracts: licensing agreements (intellectual property), master agreements, SOWs, addenda, amendments, MOUs and vendor agreements. This individual must have advanced proof-reading and editing skills, keen attention to detail and solid legal and general research skills. A working knowledge of HIPAA, GDPR, and general privacy guidelines is desired.

    IFM is seeking a Contracts Assistant who will assist in the preparation and tracking of contracts; preparation and update of contract templates; legal and general research; communication with stakeholders; coordination of a high volume of transactional tasks; process improvement initiatives, including drafting of standard operating procedures and the organization and storage of contracts; other projects as assigned. 

    Requirements 

    • Paralegal Certificate from ABA approved paralegal program or advanced relevant degree required. 
    • 3-5 years’ experience in a customer service environment required.
    • Experience with data management, electronic document tracking and management, and file
      maintenance required.
    • 5 years’ experience in the areas of contract interpretation, drafting of business and commercial type
      contracts required.

      IFM is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

    APPLY HERE

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  • 03/04/2020 1:30 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Paralegal Assistant

    Product Liability

    Job #S20200214 – Seattle, Washington

    Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for a Paralegal Assistant supporting the Product Liability practice group. Under general supervision, assist paralegals with document and information management, indices and filing, and assemble notebooks for presentation of legal evidence. May oversee temporary and in-house clerks in the performance of various clerical duties.

    Essential Functions:

    • Assist litigation paralegals with all phases of litigation case support including document/information management, discovery, and trial support.
    • Organize and maintain case files, pleadings, and documents.
    • Prepare case/matter and attorney notebooks.
    • Summarize articles, reports, witness statements, and depositions.
    • Obtain factual information from clients and third parties, including governmental agencies.
    • Perform computer database input and retrieval.
    • Draft and revise legal documents and correspondence.
    • Prepare material for in-house and outside distribution.
    • Manage distribution of data and materials.
    • Search and/or retrieve soft and hard copy documents containing information requested by lawyer or paralegal.
    • Maintain practice group form files and systems, including obtaining information or documents from outside parties.
    • Prepare material for photocopying.
    • Maintain budget spreadsheets in Excel

    Required Skills:
    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 paralegals, staff, client personnel, and other professionals. Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Work well under pressure and independently. Ability to type 50 wpm with accuracy. Familiarity with court dockets. Ability to work in fast-paced environment, handle multiple assignments, and work well under pressure. Proficiency in MS Office Applications including Word, Outlook and Excel.

    Preferred Skills:
    Demonstrated ability to take initiative, exercise discretion, and use independent judgment.

    Education & Experience:
    Requires high school diploma and a minimum of one year of related work experience, or equivalent. Paralegal Assistant or legal support experience preferred. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred. Paralegal Certificate a plus.

    APPLY HERE


  • 03/04/2020 8:42 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)
    Estate Planning & Probate Paralegal - Spokane

    Boutique law firm in Spokane seeks skilled and experienced Paralegal with a background in Probates, Trusts and Estate Planning Law. Competitive salary package plus quality benefits.

    The ideal Paralegal has 4+ years of estate planning law in Washington. Probate litigation experience a plus. Must have exceptional drafting skills. Lots of client communication in this important role at the Firm. Fantastic work environment and convenient location. 
    All inquiries will be held in complete confidence.

    Contact Mary Beth Monzingo Link, National Legal Recruiter at mb@monzingolegal.com.

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

206.653.7259

info@wspaonline.org 

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