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  • 09/15/2020 8:23 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Please apply below 

     

    The U.S. Small Business Administration has an urgent need for Paralegals/Attorneys to review and close SBA Disaster Loans.  Real Estate experience is a plus. Individuals waiting on bar results may apply. Attorneys must present a current bar card but may be licensed in any state.  

    Paralegal Specialist
    GS-0950-09/11; Full time (Temp)
    Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA); Processing Disbursement Center (PDC); Fort Worth, TX;
    Open to United States Citizens

    Attorney Advisor (Gen)
    (Supersedes previous announcement, EXC-20-057-PDC-10755112, to amend duty location)
    GS-0301-09/11; Full time (Temp)
    Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA); Processing and Disbursement Center (PDC); Duty Station Negotiable.
    Open to United States Citizens

    Carl Dombek, Public Affairs Specialist

    Office of Disaster Assistance - Field Operations Center East
    U.S. Small Business Administration


  • 09/08/2020 1:29 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Washington State Supreme Court Olympia, Washington

    JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 

    Chamber of the Chief Justice

    Description

    Chief Justice Debra Stephens is seeking a full-time Judicial Administrative Assistant (JAA). This position works on a team with a judicial assistant, assigned chamber law clerks, and externs to assist Chief Justice Stephens in her work on cases, court committees, and the community.

    The JAA is the point person for communications and information flow between Chief Justice Stephens and the public, other Justices and their staff, staff in other court departments, and the Administrative Office of the Courts. The JAA develops communications and reporting techniques, procedures, and methods that enable the Chief Justice to be fully informed of activities and progress of the Court and its Departments. The JAA assembles materials needed for casework, meetings, and presentations; monitors deadlines; proofreads, cite checks, and prepares all the assigned opinions for circulation and publication.

    The JAA orients the Chief Justice’s law clerks to policies and procedures; maintains close working relationship with the Supreme Court Clerk, Reporter of Decisions, Law Librarian, Commissioner, and State Court Administrator.

    This position’s duties and responsibilities include managing Chief Justice Stephens’ busy schedule; closely monitoring and promptly responding to communications including emails, organizing and maintaining files; coordinating events such as tours; and supervising the judicial assistant, law clerks, and judicial externs. The JAA also assists with administrative duties such as expense reports and tracking the chamber’s budget.

    In addition to administrative work, a significant part of the JAA’s time may be spent helping with the court’s substantive casework. In collaboration with the law clerks, the JAA may take on research and writing projects relating to cases. The ideal candidate will actively participate in committees and groups of where the Chief Justice is a chair or a member.

    Requirements, Qualifications, and Credentials

    Education: A Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, public administration, or closely related field; or an Associate of Arts with a Paralegal degree.

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    Experience: Two years of experience as a legal secretary in a court environment; or five years of progressively responsible administrative experience, four years of which must be in a legal or court-related environment.

    The Preferred Candidate Will Have

    • Paralegal training and experience, plus significant administrative experience in a legal or court-related environment.

    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, cloud storage, and common office equipment

    • Knowledge of court systems, legal source materials, Shepardizing, Uniform System of Citations, Washington Reports Style Manual, Chicago Manual of Style, and Government Printing Office Manual

    • Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and working on a team

    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise good judgment

    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, manage time, and meet

      deadlines

      SALARY AND BENEFITS

      • $59,688-$80,292 annually (Range 59) DOQ

      • Medical/Dental, Life Insurance, and Long Term Disability Insurance

        programs

      • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave

      • State Retirement Plan

        APPLICATION INFORMATION

        This position is open until filled; review of applications for this opportunity will beginSeptember 18, 2020. This recruitment will close when enough qualified applications are received. If you are interested in this opportunity, your prompt application submission is encouraged.

        Submit a cover letter specifying how you meet the qualifications of the position (no more than two pages), current résumé, unofficial transcript, and completed judicial branch application (found at the end of this page or go to www.courts.wa.gov/employunder Current Openings, click on Washington Courts, the Application is located at the bottom of the page) by postal service, email, or fax to:

        Administrative Office of the Courts Attention: Human Resources
        P.O. Box 41170
        Olympia, WA 98504-1170

        Fax: 360-586-4409
        Or via email to 
        Employment@courts.wa.gov (preferred)

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    The Supreme Court will not accept applications. Please submit all applications as indicated above.

    The Supreme Court is committed to the practice of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical, mental or sensory disability (actual or perceived), use of a service animal, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, age, HIV or Hepatitis C status, or any other basis protected by federal or state law. Persons of disability needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, please contact Melody Long, AOC Human Resource Office, at (360) 704-4143 or fax (360) 586-4409, or via email to employment@courts.wa.gov.

  • 08/19/2020 10:02 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    The Pro Bono Specialist will report directly to the Pro Bono Program Manager and will provide support to the firm-wide Pro Bono and Social Impact Management Team on a number of the firm’s pro bono and social impact programs and initiatives. 

    We value entrepreneurial self-starters who bring innovative solutions to the table.   

    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:

         * Provide assistance to the Pro Bono Program Manager on tasks related to the project management of pro bono initiatives

         * Assist both the Pro Bono Program Manager and the Social Impact Senior Manager with a wide range of Pro Bono and Social Impact-related activities and initiatives

         * Research the pro bono needs of local communities where the firm has offices and identify opportunities that meet or address the needs and interests of individual attorneys and practice groups

         * Establish and develop relationships with legal service organizations (LSOs) and community partners

         * Assist the Program Manager with pro bono “Lunch and Learns” and other continuing legal education programming across all eight offices, including coordination of logistics for the lunch and learns

         * Keep track of pro bono progress; prepare reports in an innovative, easily understood format using images and charts so that dense information can quickly be understood by the Pro Bono Committee, Partners-In-Charge, Practice Group Managers, and others; collect and compile data for office and practice group presentations

         * Respond to attorney and staff inquiries and facilitate dissemination of referrals, legal information materials, forms, and community resources

         * Respond to any and all questions regarding pro bono matters: matter opening process, engagement letters, scope questions, etc.

    * Help find attorneys to work on cases referred by LSOs, try to place cases, and see accepted cases through to completion

         * Work with Social Impact Senior Manager to identify and implement social impact opportunities in all firm-wide markets

         * Along with the Pro Bono Program Manager, assist the Social Impact Senior Manager and office managers to consult on and recommend gifting decisions; assist with charitable giving processes

         * Assist in maintaining pro bono intranet (portal), including internal pro bono opportunities database

         * Assist in maintaining Racial Equity and Justice email alias and post opportunities on a regular basis

         * Work with Pro Bono Committee Members and send office-specific opportunities for them to circulate on a regular basis, as requested by the Pro Bono Program Manager

         * Maintain the Pro Bono Committee’s key documents

         * Assist with collecting biographies for the Heart of Justice Award and other internal awards; create a survey to establish the winner

         * Prepare language for marketing to announce Pro Bono updates and wins on social media; work on branding and social media presence

         * Research pro bono awards nationwide and assist in applying individual attorneys and the firm for them

    * Respond to national/regional/local pro bono/CSR-related surveys (e.g., ABA Pro Bono Challenge Report, NALP, marketplace surveys, etc.)

         * Provide logistical support for pro bono educational conferences, and other events, including working directly with the Professional Development Department to secure CLE credits

         * Schedule appointments, meetings, Zoom conference calls, arrange food/beverage service (as necessary), produce nametags, and other meeting-related duties as requested

         * Attend team and other key meetings and take detailed minutes to build institutional database

         * Become knowledgeable about internal pro bono and social impact policies and procedures, in order to assist in responding to attorney and staff inquiries

      Join us if you have:

         * Demonstrated proficiency with or ability to learn portal-related web design programs is required; previous experience with ViDesktop or ability to learn and use database application is preferred

         * Demonstrated ability to employ independent judgment in developing strategies and approaches to strengthen the firm’s pro bono commitments

         * Self-motivated and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

         * Ability to maintain professional discretion when dealing with highly sensitive, confidential information

         * Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally with lawyers and staff, both in written and verbal communications

         * Attention to detail, accuracy, and analytical and organizational skills

         * Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment in both team and independent settings

         * Strong client service skills are required, including understanding and responding to a variety of inquiries and requests

         * Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Access is required; knowledge of all MS Office products, including SharePoint, is strongly preferred

    A BS/BA degree and 2+ years of prior experience in a law firm and other professional services organization is helpful, but we are open to candidates from non-traditional backgrounds who have transferrable skills to succeed.   

     Who We Are

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

    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.

    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.

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    To apply for this position, please use the following URL:

    https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=48c0c5380d997e465d80086bbfd606bd

  • 08/03/2020 8:44 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Rights & Permissions Coordinator

    • Department: Medical Education

      Supervisor: Charles Morris

      Status: Non-exempt, Part Time

      Travel Requirements: 0%

      Location: Remote

      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.

    Benefit Highlights

    • Paid medical, dental and vision insurance (dependent coverage offered at a competitive monthly premium)
    • Paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance
    • Competitive vacation and sick leave
    • 401(k) with generous contribution
    • Position Summary

    • The Rights & Permissions Coordinator serves as a support resource within and outside the Medical Education department for the administration and coordination of the copyright compliance initiative. This Coordinator will play a supporting role in managing third-party asset use across the organization. 
    •  
    • In this role, the Rights & Permissions Coordinator will collaborate with the Referencing Services Specialist and IP Specialist to support the team in a variety of ways, including: 
    • Request and monitor permissions for third-party content and licensing agreements
    • Mitigate copyright infringement risk for visual and audio media, citations, tools, and presentations
    • Coordinate the purchasing of third-party assets
    • Review and recommend modifications to processes as part of a continuous improvement focus
    •  
    • Requirements

      Education and/or Experience

    • 3-4 years’ experience in rights and permissions, copyright, or licensing-focused position
    •  Associate’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate, preferred
    •  

      Skills Required:

    • Proven knowledge of copyright and related issues;
    • Familiarity with contracts and contractual requirements, and/or licensing processes;
    • Exceptional organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills; able to manage competing priorities;
    • Ability to make decisions guided by policies, procedures, and business plans, and to inquire for clarification as appropriate;
    • Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities; must be capable of adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback;
    • Interpersonal skills: Includes attitude, behavior, and problem solving mindset that enable positive responses to diverse internal and external stakeholders’ needs and expectations; 
    • Ability to be self-directed with work activities, assess current status, anticipate obstacles and challenges, and recommend changes and improvements; 
    • Excellent written, verbal, listening, and inquiry skills; ability to communicate large amounts of information into concise, actionable language over the phone, in person, and via electronic media;
    • Collaborate on communication processes, goals, schedules, and outcomes;
    • Collaborate to develop procedures and plans to make relevant work decisions.
    Digital Fluency/Adaptation
    • Demonstrated expertise with MS Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word); 
    • Experience with EndNote, Zotero, Airtable and/or other library cataloging services, including support and implementation of such capabilities preferred;
    • Willingness and ability to adapt to new technologies and software, including internal digital asset management systems.

    Link to Apply

    https://form.asana.com?hash=9267e93daad644cedcdd24a861e5818f12508175e1ac2ccbd377ee5f39a739f8&id=1184935714544553

    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.

    Applicants Rights under Federal Employment Laws

    FMLA: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/legacy/files/fmlaen.pdf

    EEO: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

    EPPAhttps://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/legacy/files/eppac.pdf

  • 07/09/2020 3:54 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Job Title: Paralegal – Employment, Litigation, & Procurement Support

    Summary:

    Provide comprehensive legal support in the areas of employment, litigation, and procurement across all Slalom, LLC divisions. Based in Seattle.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work directly with legal team members and other internal leaders to research and analyze laws and investigate issues
    • Assist in the preparation of legal documents to support internal and external clients
    • Provide legal support for all divisions across all geographies
    • Maintain a file system for legal documents and provide administrative support
    • Manage the administrative process of incoming legal requests
    • Provide transactional and litigation support to internal personnel and outside counsel
    • Provide support for complex projects and communications across various cross-departmental company functions
    • Draft and negotiate agreements, amendments, addenda, and other documents to new and existing vendor contracts
    • Provide front-line legal support to Human Resource business partners and recruiters
    • Train business groups on relevant legal issues, policies, and processes
    • Other duties as needed.

    Qualifications: 

    • 4+ years of Paralegal experience
    • Transactional experience in sophisticated legal environments, with an emphasis in employment law, litigation support, and/or supporting an in-house procurement team
    • Strong analytical skills and problems solving ability
    • Quality work product
    • High degree of professionalism with demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments
    • Initiative and ability to be proactive and take calculated risks within defined boundaries
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Keen business sense, with the ability to find creative business-oriented solutions to legal issues, balancing legal risks against business interests
    • Dependability and accountability
    • Strong results orientation with a dedicated client focus and excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
    • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workflow and adjust to frequent workload fluctuations
    • Ability to work independently while also being a strong collaborator
    • Process-oriented with the ability and desire to find efficiencies, suggest and implement improvements.
    • Interest in working on non-traditional legal projects and initiatives on an ad hoc basis.
    • BA/BS
    • Paralegal Certificate

    Slalom Is An Equal Opportunity Employer And All Qualified Applicants Will Receive Consideration For Employment Without Regard To Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin, Disability Status, Protected Veteran Status, Or Any Other Characteristic Protected By Law.

    APPLY HERE

    Aaron L. Beck 

    aaron.beck@slalom.com

    Talent Acquisition Manager, Global Services

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