Washington State Paralegal Association

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  • 10/11/2017 11:34 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    City of Seattle -- Seattle Municipal Court
    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/1861839/relief-bailiff

    About The Position

    • Provides relief coverage doing administrative support work in all types of courts such as: in-custody arraignments, Pre-Trial calendars, Mental Health Court and Jury trial courts. Hearings are held in the King County Jail courtroom and the Seattle Justice Center.
    •  Carries out directions of the Judge related to the smooth and efficient functioning the courtroom.
    • Coordinates with Court Marshals for transport and court supervision of in-custody defendants.
    • Independently prepares and processes all documents required for jail commitments and releases, including Alternatives to Confinement.
    • Monitors defendant's case for compliance with these commitments.
    • Prepares, processes and explains documents for defendants regarding their sentence.
    • Refers defendants to other Court departments and outside agencies as directed by the Judge.
    • Develops and maintains up-to-date knowledge about agencies that work with the Court.
    • Uses the in-house database (MCIS) and various jail screens to access case information.
    • Assists defendants, attorneys, law enforcement representatives and the public by answering questions and explaining court orders.
    • Maintains custody and care of jurors from voir dire through deliberation.
    •  Maintains confidentiality with highly sensitive information.
    • Remains calm and professional throughout stressful court proceedings.
    • Engages in peer training. Shares knowledge and courtroom processes/procedures with team members.
    • Keeps current on changing court technology, policies and procedures in a constantly changing environment.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    government, judical

    Full/Part Time: 

    Part time, 16

    Duration: 

    Temporary, long-term temp

     


    Minimum education: 

    Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, law, or related field (or combination of education and customer service experience may substitute for education).

    Education desired: 


    Minimum experience: 

    1+ year of in-person customer service experience involving effective communication, exercising sound judgment, utilizing a computer and working independently in a high-pressure environment.
    Must be able to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality and interact tactfully and cooperatively with a diverse group of people (judges, attorneys, defendants, court personnel, outside agencies and the public). Ability to work with hostile or aggressive persons, and/or those with mental health issues. Ability to multi-task accurately, independently and calmly under stress and pressure. Must be flexible and professionalism when fulfilling responsibilities for all assigned courtrooms and calendars. Must be seeking, long-term, temporary work (3 to 12 days per month) Must be willing and able to work all Mondays, many Fridays and provide rotational coverage for Saturday shifts. Must be willing and able to work a minimum of a four-hour shift at the Seattle Justice Center or King County Jail. Must be at least 21 years old at the time of hire.

    Experience desired: 

    2+ years working inside or in support of a courtroom. 1+ years' experience processing confidential information. Experience working with hostile or aggressive persons, and/or those with mental health issues. Familiar and proficient in accessing and understanding the King County jail screen within the criminal justice computer database. Working knowledge of the criminal justice system and related technology. Knowledge and experience using Windows, Word, Excel and database computer programs.

     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a application form* to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/1861839/relief-bailiff

  • 10/11/2017 11:32 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Aoki Law PLLC -- Seattle

    About The Position

    Small law firm in the downtown Seattle area is seeking a full-time office assistant/paralegal. Our firm’s major practice areas include criminal defense, personal injury, and business litigation. The ideal candidate must have an aptitude for working with litigation support technology programs and a general understanding of e-discovery. This is a great entry level position for a recent graduate of a paralegal program or for someone interested in managing e-discovery.

    The main job responsibility will be to assist with the management and distribution of large volumes of discovery for multi-defendant federal criminal cases across the country. The discovery is typically made up of large amounts of electronically stored information in many different file formats. Programs such as Excel, Acrobat, various file conversion software programs, and web-based databases are typically used to organize discovery for criminal defense attorneys and their clients.

    Please include a cover letter with your resume.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    criminal

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 


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    Minimum experience: 


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    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to the Hiring Manager at info@aokilaw.com

  • 09/23/2017 6:45 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro -- Seattle
    1918 Eighth Ave. Ste. 3300

    About The Position

    Hagens Berman is a national class-action and complex litigation law firm that takes on the world's largest corporations and entities, fighting for the rights of consumers, investors, whistleblowers, employees and others. In the firm's 24 years of practice, Hagens Berman has earned a reputation as one of the most feared plaintiffs firms in the nation, willing to go above and beyond in the fight for victims' rights. Our determination and expert skill are unmatched in the plaintiffs' bar, and our opponents know our name well.

    The firm's tenacious spirit has earned it prestigious awards. Hagens Berman has been named to the National Law Journal's Plaintiffs' Hot List eight times and most recently named to National Law Journal's 2016 List of Elite Trail Lawyers.

    Founded in 1993, Hagens Berman has grown to more than 70 attorneys, 14 practice areas and 10 offices nationwide and has recovered over $260 billion for plaintiffs.

    More about the law firm and its successes can be found at www.hbsslaw.com. Follow the firm on Twitter at http://twitter.com/classactionlaw.

    HBSS is currently seeking a class action litigation paralegal for its office in Seattle, Washington.

    Responsibilities:

    • Prepare pleadings and other legal documents, correspondence, and exhibits, format and proof.
    • Assist in the preparation of legal memoranda, including state, federal, and appellate pleadings, cite-check, apply Blue Book rules, format and proof.
    • Gather facts, documents, and evidence to assist in the initiation of legal action or motion practice.
    • Assist with discovery requests and responses; conduct document searches; organize documents and coordinate document productions, including bates-stamping, redaction, production logs, and e discovery.
    • Maintain and search databases.
    • Work with clients and class members to gather and convey information.
    • Prepare materials for oral arguments.
    • Prepare for trials; organize exhibits, witness materials, the trial notebook, and all other supporting documents; coordinate trial logistics.
    • Perform administrative functions such as assist in maintaining a paperless office by scanning and filing documents in document management system; perform word processing functions, perform filing, efiling, service and mailing of pleadings, documents, correspondence and courtesy copies, calendar deadlines.

    Requirements and Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate preferred with minimum 5-7 years’ experience as a litigation paralegal.
    • California state court experience a plus.
    • Understands complex legal concepts and terminology.
    • Knowledge of the rules regulating paralegals/legal assistants.
    • In-depth knowledge of Federal court rules and procedures, and the skills to find and understand those in other jurisdictions.
    • Knowledge of Federal ECF efiling systems, and the ability to learn efiling systems in other jurisdictions.
    • Ability to perform legal research using LexisNexis or Westlaw.
    • Ability to draft pleadings and discovery.
    • Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize workload, and adapt to changing priorities.
    • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
    • Ability to perform under tight deadlines and maintain patience in high pressure situations.
    • Strong working knowledge of advanced functions of Microsoft Office (including Word, Outlook and Excel) and Adobe Acrobat.
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must manage highly confidential information with professionalism and unquestionable integrity.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    civil litigation, Class Action

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 


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    Minimum experience: 


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    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to Heather Enoki via e-mail to resumes@hbsslaw.com

     


    Questions? 

    2066237292

  • 09/23/2017 6:43 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Gordon Thomas Honeywell -- Seattle WA
    www.gth-law.com

    About The Position

    Our Seattle office seeks a paralegal with 3+ years of experience in construction law, insurance defense, civil litigation and products liability. Candidates must be able to draft routine notices, affidavits, motions, petitions, pretrial orders, witness and exhibit lists and subpoenas, locate and schedule expert witnesses, conduct research, interview and schedule witnesses, shepardize motions and briefs, prepare deposition and mediation notebooks, obtain and summarize medical records, draft and answer discovery, draft updates to clients and assist in preparation for trial.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    civil litigation, Construction Law/Insurance Defense/Products Liability

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 

    H.S. Degree

    Education desired: 


    Minimum experience: 

    3 Years

    Experience desired: 


     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to Evelyn Sellers via mail, e-mail to 1201 pacific avenue, suite 2100, tacoma wa 98402 or jobs@gth-law.com

  • 09/13/2017 4:42 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Perkins Coie LLP -- Seattle
    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-patent-prosecution-job-s20170902-seattle-wa.html

    About The Position

    This position will perform paralegal functions and provide support services for domestic and international patent filings to lawyers and clients. Must have a solid understanding of both the US and foreign patent lifecycles and the ability to work efficiently and accurately in a fast paced environment, with superb attention to detail. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively with all levels of firm personnel and clients. Must have demonstrated analytical ability and the capability to set priorities and exercise independent judgment. Must be available to work overtime occasionally. Requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of IP Paralegal experience in a law firm or in-house legal department, or equivalent. Paralegal certificate is preferred.

    APPLY @ https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-patent-prosecution-job-s20170902-seattle-wa.html

    Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

    For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

    Area(s) of Specialty: 

    product liability

    Full/Part Time: 

    Full time

    Duration: 

    Permanent

     


    Minimum education: 


    Education desired: 


    Minimum experience: 


    Experience desired: 


     


    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should submit a resume to Carolyn Stevens via web application https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-patent-prosecution-job-s20170902-seattle-wa.html

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

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