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  • 08/04/2022 7:42 PM | Anonymous


    Western District of Washington


    Paralegal – Seattle, Washington

    Position No. 22-04
    Announced: July 15, 2022

    Closes:  Priority given to applications received by August 14, 2022

    The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington (FPD) is accepting applications for a full-time criminal defense paralegal for our Seattle office. The FPD operates under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, to provide legal representation to people charged with committing federal crimes who cannot afford to hire an attorney. The Court appoints our attorneys to represent accused persons before charges are filed, upon arrest, for the appeals process, and through federal habeas corpus review. We hope to find a paralegal who has criminal defense experience, advocating for people accused of committing a crime even when the evidence against them may appear to be strong. The paralegal should have initiative, resourcefulness, creativity, compassion, and a desire to stand up for those with few resources. We provide a vigorous defense at trial and, if our client is convicted, at sentencing and on appeal. We advocate for humane sentences by developing mitigation evidence to present judges with fully developed views of our clients and their lives, not merely their charges.

    Responsibilities: The paralegal will provide litigation support under the direction of the case attorney, the Chief Paralegal, and the Federal Defender for our clients charged with criminal offenses or involved in post-conviction proceedings in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The paralegal will collaborate with attorneys, investigators, social workers, and other staff to uphold every person’s right to be presumed innocent and to receive a fair sentence if convicted.

    The paralegal will provide case support at all stages of litigation; organize and maintain voluminous discovery and electronically stored information using a range of formats and platforms; review and analyze discovery and case documents; gather and maintain records; prepare pleadings efficiently and with attention to detail; identify subject-matter experts; assist with hiring and working with experts; maintain regular communication with clients and assist them with ancillary matters; prepare demonstrative evidence and exhibits for pleadings, hearings, and trials; coordinate witnesses for hearings; assist attorneys at hearings, trials, and sentencings; use presentation software such as Trial Director and PowerPoint; assist attorneys in preparing voir dire, jury instructions, and trial pleadings; prepare appellate briefs and excerpts of record; and contribute to sentencing mitigation packages including written submissions, letters of support, and videos. Paralegals in the Seattle office may be assigned to cases filed in the Tacoma courthouse.

    Selection Criteria: The candidate selected will have a demonstrated commitment to quality representation and will have recent, substantial paralegal experience. Spanish fluency is a plus. The paralegal must be able to manage a full caseload, organize case materials, determine priorities, and work flexible hours. A reputation for integrity, excellent communication skills, and proficiency with litigation support technology are important considerations.

    1601 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700, Seattle, Washington 98101 – Phone (206) 553-1100 – Fax (206) 553-0120

    Requirements: The successful candidate must have a college degree including coursework in paralegal studies (or the equivalent of three years of general experience) and a minimum of three years of paralegal experience. Partial telework is available for this position. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, or meet the requirements of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and must be available to start no later than September 30, 2022. Offers are contingent upon applicants being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of hire date. As a condition of employment, candidates must be fingerprinted and complete a background check. A prior criminal conviction is not necessarily disqualifying.

    Salary and Benefits: This position has a starting salary range of $73,098 to $123,114 (Grade 11, Step 1 to Grade 14, Step 1) and full performance salary range of $95,022 to $160,047 (Grade 11, Step 10 to Grade 14, Step 10) based on the Judicial Salary Plan effective January 3, 2022. Salary will be based on professional experience. Benefits include health, long-term care, and life insurance, plus 11 paid federal holidays, 13 days of paid sick leave, and 13 days of paid vacation leave annually. (The rate of vacation accrual increases with years of service.) The position is eligible for the Federal Employees Retirement System and the Thrift Savings Plan, which matches up to 5% of employee contributions. Salary is paid biweekly and only by direct deposit.

    Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Our office values diversity, is committed to equity and inclusion, and aspires to create a culture of mutual respect, collaboration, openness, and humility that honors the people we represent. We believe representation is better when members of the defense team have diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek a paralegal who shares this belief and commitment. We embrace the unique contributions our employees can bring to the FPD because of their backgrounds, social identities, and lived experiences. We are interested in applicants’ talent, intelligence, dedication, persistence, and desire to see that all people are treated fairly and respectfully—no matter the allegation or circumstance. The FPD seeks applications from a diverse group of qualified individuals in terms of race, ethnicity, nation of origin, culture, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual identity, education, opinions, age, languages spoken, veteran status, disability, religion, and socio-economic circumstance. We especially encourage applications from members of the BIPOC community, people who have been affected by the criminal legal system, and people from other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

    How to Apply: Qualified persons may apply by emailing a letter of interest, résumé, and two professional references (including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers) to:

    Colin Fieman
    Federal Public Defender Attn. Human Resources

    Please submit application materials as PDFs via email to wawpersonnel@fd.org. Preference will be given to applications received by August 14, 2022. Only applicants granted interviews will be contacted. Initial interviews may be conducted in person or via video conference.


  • 08/01/2022 1:19 PM | Anonymous

    Paralegal Job Posting

    Consider working for a small firm in downtown Everett. We practice family law, tribal and criminal law, and we’re looking for someone who takes pride in their work and servicing clients.

    If you are a reliable, self-starter who enjoys working with different client types and can divide and conquer multiple tasks by prioritizing, perhaps we are a good fit for you.


    • Review and draft routine legal documents
    • Create and maintain case files
    • Facilitate the meeting of attorney's deadlines by keeping organized schedules and providing timely reminders
    • Conduct legal research
    • Using time entry software to keep track of billable hours


    • Experience as a legal assistant or paralegal
    • Bachelor's degree and/or Paralegal certificate

    If you are interested, please email boneill@ehrlichlawyer.com the following:

    • Resume
    • A cover letter letting us know about your work experience and why you are interested in law
    • Two or three professional or educational work references
    • A recent writing sample

    This is a full-time job that requires you to be in the office during business hours Monday through Friday.

    The starting hourly rate is $20-$30 DOE with room to grow. Salary depends on experience.

  • 08/01/2022 1:16 PM | Anonymous

    Davies Pearson, P.C., an established, general practice law firm in downtown Tacoma is seeking an experienced Paralegal with business law experience.

    This position performs a variety of administrative support duties and delivers high-quality services to clients, exhibiting commitment to integrity and excellence. The scope of responsibilities includes prioritizing, managing and following through on multiple projects, and communicating effectively, courteously and professionally with clients, attorneys, staff and peers. Successful job applicants will be able to perform these essential functions with or without requested reasonable accommodations:

    * Prepare legal correspondence, pleadings and discovery responses for attorney's approval and use by identifying forms and formats; proofread; maintain document control system.

    * Manage files and documents; coordinate with support services, opposing law firms, and courts; maintain schedules and deadlines.

    *Assist with preparing motions and exhibits.

    * Document production preparation and management.

    * Trial preparation, including drafting and managing trial documents and exhibits.

    * Assist with corporate filings (formations, qualifications, obtaining EINs, Certificate of Good Standing, UCC, foreign qualification process, revisions to corporate governing documents, amendments, dissolutions, management changes, withdrawals, etc.).

    * Track and manage annual report filings and other compliance activities.

    * Draft and prepare a wide range of documents, including resolutions, governance documentation, certifications, consents, reports, etc.

    * Assist attorneys in preparing documentation for a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and financings.

    * Enter billing and expense data into Firm system in a timely manner.

    *Additional duties as assigned.

    This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities


    Required Skills/Abilities

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Understanding of legal language and principles, research methods, court pleadings and processes, and other related matters. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment. Ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise discretion and good judgment. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

    Education and Experience

    Prefer paralegal certification / degree from accredited college or university.

    * Three or more years of paralegal or combination of paralegal and legal assistant experience.

    Physical Requirements

    Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

    * Must be able lift up to 15 pounds at a time.

    We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and our firm promotes the professional growth and development of our staff. We hope to find a person who wants to be part of a team and will contribute to the positive culture we encourage and support.

    If interested, please reply with your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements. Please no walk-ins or phone calls. Thank you.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year


    • 401(k)
    • Dental insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Health insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Vision insurance


    • 8 hour shift
    • Monday to Friday

    Apply To: davies@dpearson.com

  • 07/28/2022 9:23 AM | Anonymous

    The Seattle office of Cozen O’Connor is currently seeking an experienced Patent Paralegal, able to assist the supervising attorneys with the management of large, foreign patent portfolios. Strong writing and communication skills required, as well as strong attention to detail and ability to take ownership of large docket.  Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel) required.  Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of relevant experience.  


    • File PCT applications 
    • Prepare filing instructions to foreign associates for filing of foreign patent applications
    • Assist the supervising attorneys to ensure that all docket dates and all related patent deadlines are met
    • Correspond with foreign counsel and clients
    • Assist in updating the docketing system
    • Prepare foreign filing cost estimates
    • Legalization of documents
    • Prepare status reports
    • Domestic and international patent research, prosecution and maintenance
    • Manage annuity deadlines
    • Prepare patent filing documents and assignments
    • Timely filing of all correspondence in the document management system
    • Additional projects and tasks as assigned

    Interested candidates can review the posting and apply at:

    Job Description - Patent Prosecution Paralegal (2200006X) (taleo.net)

    Cozen O’Connor is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

    Cozen O’Connor is committed to employing a diverse complement of attorneys and staff, and to fostering greater inclusion in the legal profession. We understand the organizational effectiveness that comes from welcoming and valuing difference within the firm, and we know that assembling a team with a rich diversity of perspectives and experience is necessary to providing the highest quality legal service. We encourage candidates to apply and join us in this effort.

  • 07/21/2022 8:07 PM | Anonymous

    Department: Office of General Counsel (OGC)

    Reports to: General Counsel

    Location / Campus: Remote / Hybrid to AU Campus

    Job Type: Full Time, Exempt

    Salary Grade: $65,000 - $75,000/year

    Position Overview
    The Legal Assistant/Paralegal provides high-level and confidential legal, administrative and clerical support to the Antioch University's Office of General Counsel (OGC), which serves Antioch's online programs and its physical locations in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California; Seattle, Washington; Keene, New Hampshire; and Yellow Springs, Ohio. The Legal Assistant/Paralegal works independently, has responsibility for multiple OGC functions and plays a critical role in maintaining OGC's service to University leadership, Board of Governors, faculty, staff and students. This individual is motivated, inquisitive and collaborative, with excellent judgment, problem solving and decision making skills and discretion. This position may be performed remotely, but proximity to an Antioch campus is preferred.

    Essential Job Functions
    Legal Assistance

    • Support the corporate Secretary and Board of Governors with meetings and recordkeeping;
    • Prepare routine and complex correspondence;
    • Maintain and update University policies;
    • Monitor OGC operating budget; process invoices and credit card receipts;
    • Manage OGC calendars and schedule meetings;
    • Maintain OGC files;
    • Order office and other supplies;


    • Maintain the University's business and trademark registrations;
    • Respond to subpoenas and information requests from third parties such as government agencies, accreditors and labor unions;
    • Draft legal documents, such as settlement and vendor agreements, and governance documents, such as Board meeting agendas, resolutions, and meeting minutes;
    • Assist in OGC's oversight of complaints, grievances, litigation, arbitrations and mediations; monitor University's Compliance Hotline;
    • Assist in the OGC contract review process;
    • Coordinate insurance renewals, respond to COI requests and monitor insurance claims;
    • Consistently exercise independent judgment to identify potential legal issues and seek attorney review where appropriate; and

    Other duties as assigned

    Minimum requirements
    Bachelor's or paralegal degree preferred, or a minimum of 5 to 7 years' experience providing paralegal, administrative and clerical support. Significant legal support experience, including familiarity with legal concepts, legal research, legal document production, and contracts is required. Experience in higher education and insurance management strongly preferred. Experience with regulatory practice or labor union management a plus.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
    This position requires the knowledge, skills and ability to:

    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality in regard to sensitive information concerning the University and its employees and students;
    • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to produce consistently accurate work product;
    • Superb verbal and written communications, organizational, analytical, planning, reasoning, and research skills;
    • Strong project and process management, time management, and editing skills, and the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems;
    • Highly proficient with office software including MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Google Docs, Zoom, and database management;
    • Ability to work independently and proactively;
    • Notary Public designation;
    • Ability to foster a positive, cooperative working relationship with staff throughout the University; and
    • Willing to travel to Antioch campuses or meeting sites as needed.

    Hours of Employment
    This is a full-time position serving a national university. A work schedule will be established in consultation with the supervisor.

    Work Location
    Remote; with travel to a University campus as needed.

    Physical Requirements
    The physical demands of this job include extended periods working at a keyboard and computer. The lifting requirements are minimal and typically would not exceed 25 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
    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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Antioch University reserves the right to change the duties of the job description at any time.

    To Apply: Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and three business references with contact information at the time of application.

    Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, family status, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs.

    NOTE: The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check

    Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/m6nZRJf5RMklXtXVbHrQWE


  • 07/19/2022 9:23 PM | Anonymous

    Position Title: Legal Program Manager II, Research and Innovation

    A link to the Position: https://careers-seattlechildrens.icims.com/jobs/45484/legal-program-manager%2c-research-and-innovation/job


    Provides program management to both the Data Partnership Governance Committee (DPGC) and the Legal Department under the guidance of the Associate General Counsel - Research and Innovation.

    DPGC responsibilities include managing DPGC intake and triage; gathering information from stakeholders and peer organizations as required; preparation of DPGC tools and documents of various forms; scheduling DPGC meetings and taking meeting minutes; developing DPGC metrics; maintaining DPGC records; and reporting status of projects at DPGC meetings.

    Legal Department responsibilities include advanced editing and drafting of contracts and other legal documents consistent with Legal Department guidelines. Assists Research and Innovation attorneys with initial contract review and drafting. Develops templates, checklists, and trainings related to Research and Innovation-related contracts. Acts as primary liaison with other departments involved in contracting to facilitate continuous process improvement. Assists Research and Innovation attorneys with legal research, benchmarking research and other assigned tasks. Provides backup coverage to other Legal Department staff to facilitate continuous coverage.

  • 07/19/2022 9:20 PM | Anonymous

    Position Title: Legal Program Manager, Contracting

    A link to the Position: https://careers-seattlechildrens.icims.com/jobs/45260/legal-program-manager%2c-contracting/job


    Manages Legal Department contracting function under the direction of the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, with both remote and on-site support based on Department needs. Oversees Department contract management system. Performs advanced contract editing and drafting of a wide variety of contracts consistent with Department guidelines. Assists Legal Department attorneys with initial contract review and drafting. Develops templates, checklists, and trainings related to contracts. Acts as primary liaison with other departments involved in contracting to facilitate continuous process improvement. Assists Department attorneys with legal research and other assigned tasks. Provides backup coverage to other Department staff to facilitate continuous coverage.

  • 07/19/2022 3:54 PM | Anonymous

    Litigation Paralegal (Hybrid)

    Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S. is currently seeking an experienced full-time litigation paralegal. Our litigation team practices in all areas of dispute resolution, including trial and appellate litigation, arbitration, mediation, and regulatory proceedings in matters involving corporate and business disputes; employment law; creditors' rights, bankruptcy and insolvency; unfair trade practices; securities; product liability; intellectual property; eminent domain and inverse condemnation; and land use and real estate. Our team also enjoys working together on pro bono litigation for individuals and entities who have suffered injustice but cannot afford legal representation.

    Successful candidates must be able to support a wide range of case management, discovery, trial preparation and administrative activities. They are impeccably reliable, are able to work as a part of a team, possess strong attention to detail, exercise excellent organizational skills, are able to handle multiple projects, and take pride in providing the highest-quality work product.

    This position is eligible for hybrid work. We strongly encourage a minimum of one day per week worked in our office, preferably Tuesdays. Business needs may necessitate different or additional in- office days beyond our policy. Our hybrid work policies are subject to change depending on firm and practice needs.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Organizing and indexing case files, and documents produced and received

    • Performing a wide variety of data compilation, with little or no supervision

    • Assisting with the preparation of legal documents in discovery, including third-party subpoenas

    • Preparing reports, correspondence, declarations, and pleadings

    • Assisting with drafting a wide variety of legal documents for filing with the courts

    • Reviewing documents and preparing for production along with a privilege log when necessary

    • Assisting attorneys in preparation for depositions

    • Assisting attorneys in preparing for mediations, arbitrations, and trials

    • Communicating with witnesses and experts

    • Assisting with scheduling, docketing, calendaring, and tracking deadlines

    • Entering billing and expense data into firm systems in a timely manner

    • Communicating with clients, opposing counsel, court staff, and court reporters

      Desired qualifications:

    • Prior substantive working experience in a litigation paralegal role in a civil litigation practice, including deep knowledge of e-discovery processes

    • Paralegal certification/degree from an accredited college or university is helpful

    • Ability to handle cases from pre-suit through trial or settlement

    • Knowledge of local, state, federal, and appellate court rules and Office of the Hearing Examiner procedural rules is strongly preferred 

    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications (especially Word, Excel, and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat

    • Prior experience with DISCO is helpful

    • Proficiency in document management and timekeeping systems

    • Strong project management, organizational, prioritization, and communication skills

    • Strong proofreading skills; attention to detail and accuracy is a must

    • Ability to work productively within tight deadlines

    • Ability to work occasional overtime as needed

      We offer a competitive base salary, performance bonus earning potential, excellent benefits with fully subsidized medical and dental premiums, a generous 401(k) profit sharing program, a sabbatical program, and paid parental leave, among other exciting benefits. Please visit our website at www.hcmp.com.

      Interested applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to hr@hcmp.com.

      Our firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, military service obligations, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

      Applicants with disabilities may contact HCMP Human Resources by telephone, fax, e-mail, mail or other means to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Veronica Sutton, Director of Human Resources, at 206-470-7687 (direct), 206-623-7789 (fax), or veronica.sutton@hcmp.compage2image40749312

  • 06/30/2022 6:08 PM | Anonymous


    Join an agency whose work impacts the lives of every resident of Washington State.
    The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) touches the lives of every resident in this state.  We serve more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor.  The Office is comprised of nearly 700 attorneys and 800 professional staff, all working together to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to Washington state officials, agencies, and entities.  This includes:

    • Economic justice and consumer protections (safeguarding consumers, protecting youth, seniors, and other vulnerable populations)
    • Social justice and civil rights (addressing discrimination, environmental protection, and veteran and military resources)
    • Criminal justice and public safety (investigative and prosecutorial support, financial crimes)
    • And much more!

    Our agency also has national reach, representing the State of Washington before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals and trial courts in all cases that involve the state’s interest.  If you want to make a difference, we may be the perfect fit for you!   Learn more about the AGO here.  

    Commitment to Diversity
    Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO

    One recent measure of the AGO's commitment to diversity can be found in its nomination for Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network's "Outstanding Agency Award" in 2019.  Our commitment to employee wellness is reflected in earning the 2021 Zo8 Washington Wellness Award.

    Position Information

    The Washington State Office of the Attorney General has multiple Paralegal 1 vacancies throughout the state. You may select the location(s) for which you wish to be considered by submitting a single application. 

    Click here for additional information and the application: Paralegal 1

    What does a Paralegal 2 do?

    Paralegal 1s, under the supervision of an assistant attorney general, performs paralegal work (e.g., analyzing facts, composing initial drafts of documents and pleadings, interviewing witnesses, etc.) on assigned cases or projects at an entry level.  These positions possess sufficient knowledge, training and experience to perform work which, absent the paralegal, would for the most part be performed by an assistant attorney general. 

    Typical may include, but are not limited to:

    • Apply legal and/or strategic criteria in developing and organizing litigation, investigation and research files and related documents; monitor case progress; 
    • Perform legal research using both manual and electronic means to gather, analyze, and shepardize information relevant to litigation regarding specific topics, statutes, case law, court rules, and legislative history; 
    • Schedule and prepare questions for depositions; summarize deposition content; 
    •  Draft interrogatories, requests for documents and responses to same; 
    • Identify, compile and select documents and exhibits for discovery and trial; 
    • Take notes at depositions and/or trials; 
    • May testify at hearings and/or trials; 
    • Collect, organize and analyze factual information and documents related to litigation, potential litigation, or legal services to an agency/institution client; and
    • Negotiate, under close supervision, claims with recurring or readily identifiable legal concepts or simple fact patterns; or claims of moderate monetary impact.

    Salary Information.
    Paralegal 1 positions located in King County receive an additional 5% King County location pay stipend.


    Option 1: Two years’ experience as a paralegal;

    Option 2: Graduation from an accredited two-year paralegal course;

    Option 3: Graduation from an accredited four-year college and completion of a nine-month paralegal program or one year paralegal experience.

    Option 4: Three years’ experience as a legal secretary and 30 quarter or equivalent semester hours in non-secretarial legal courses which are normally part of a paralegal course at a college or community college.

    Submit your application to multiple vacancies with a single application here: Paralegal 1 

    For additional information, contact Judith Vandergeest or by phone (360) 586-7691.

  • 06/27/2022 12:43 PM | Anonymous


    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 a Paralegal – Employment Litigation to join our team in our Seattle or Bellevue office.

    This position is responsible for providing a comprehensive range of support to attorneys on medium to large employment litigation matters, and to oversee the work of associated legal secretaries, administrative staff, clerks, and/or temporary employees in the performance of client-related tasks.

    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:

    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
      Join us if you have:
    • 5+ years of paralegal experience, depending upon practice area and position available
    • Bachelor’s degree and completion of paralegal program of study preferred, 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, 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, OnCue preferred
    •  Proficiency in the use of eDiscovery software, i.e., Relativity, preferred
    • Flexibility for overtime
      Who We Are

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with 10 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

    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.

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are part of the fabric of Davis Wright Tremaine—central to who we are and what we do.  Our vision is to foster a culture where all talented individuals—including those from traditionally underrepresented populations—can have, and can see, a path to success.  We are committed to fostering DEI because it makes our firm better, in every way.  At DWT, 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.

    Davis Wright Tremaine provides reasonable accommodations for those who need them to complete the application or recruiting process and for employees who need reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their positions due to a disability or for religious reasons.  If you need to request accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please contact carriemcintyre@dwt.com.
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