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  • 12/17/2018 11:06 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Paralegal

    Business

    Job #S20181111 – Seattle, Washington

    Corporate maintenance responsibilities will include: drafting documents for formation of new entities, board and stockholder actions, maintenance of minutes books, corporate records and stock ledgers, option plan administration, "blue sky" and other state and federal filings. Transactional responsibilities will include due diligence production and/or review, drafting of miscellaneous transaction documents, and management of closing on venture capital financing and merger and acquisition transactions. Must be able to handle multiple assignments, work well under pressure, and have the flexibility to assist team in meeting client demands on accelerated schedules. Superb organization, analytical and communication skills a must. 

    Requires 4-year degree and 3 years’ experience as a corporate securities paralegal working with emerging growth companies. Local firm experience preferred. Strong knowledge of Washington and Delaware corporate law, federal and state securities laws, option plan administration, capitalization management software and experience with complex capitalization records, venture capital finance and private company experience preferred. Experience with public offerings, public company reporting/compliance, and secured lending a plus.

    Please Apply Tohttps://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/paralegal-job-s20181111-seattle-wa.html

  • 12/13/2018 8:54 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Paralegal – Litigation – City of Seattle

    Salary: $31.00 - $36.13 Hourly

    Location: Columbia Center, 701 5th Avenue, Suite 2050 Seattle, Washington

    Job Type: Civil Service Exempt, Regular, Part-time (20 hours per week)

    Shift: Day

    Department: Seattle City Attorneys Office

    Bargaining Unit: Not represented

    Closing Date: 12/26/2018 04:00 PM Pacific Time

    Position Description: 

    The Seattle City Attorney’s Office is seeking a part-time paralegal to provide litigation support for the Regulatory Enforcement and Economic Justice (REEJ) attorneys handling civil asset 

    forfeiture proceedings before the Hearing Examiner, King County District Court, King County Superior Court and appellate courts. This position is funded for 20 hours per week for one year and will be considered for renewal on an annual basis during the annual budget process. 

    Job Responsibilities: 

    • Perform factual research, including document review and records research;
    • Manage pre-trial discovery, including preparation of discovery requests and responses, document review, organization and indexing, and preparation of document and deposition summaries;
    • Assist attorneys to prepare for hearings and trials, including proofreading and cite-checking of briefs, preparation of trial notebooks and judges’ copies;
    • Assist in preparation of witness testimony, oral and written;
    • Prepare and complete court filings and service of documents;
    • File and update case files and Law Department databases and systems used to track case deadlines;
    • Manage court deadlines;
    • Provide other assistance to the REEJ section and office as required.
    Qualifications:
    Bachelor's Degree and two years' experience performing paralegal duties;

    OR 

    A paralegal certificate from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal training institution, and three years related experience; 

    OR 

    A combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background to perform the work of the class. 

    Qualified candidates will have the additional knowledge, skills and abilities: 

    • Legal – Working knowledge of court rules, including King County Superior Court Local Civil Rules and Washington State Superior Court Civil Rules. Experience in managing court deadlines, discovery, and witness preparation. Extensive experience in preparation of legal documents, including motions, briefs, witness declarations and exhibits, and trial notebooks. Experience in cite-checking, proofreading, form and page requirements, electronic and personal filing and service of court documents.
    • Technical – Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (with an emphasis on Outlook, Word and Excel) and Adobe Acrobat. Ideal candidate will also have experience with legal case management software such as Concordance, Relativity, Summation or Ringtail.
    • Organizational – Excellent time management and organizational skills. Must be able to track multiple complex projects simultaneously, track time and communicate progress. Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail.
    • Personal and Team Working Relationships - Ability to collaborate with individuals at all levels. Ability to deal with complex problems, work independently and follow through on assignments. Commitment to team success. Must be enthusiastic, persistent, flexible, diplomatic and both assertive and personable. 
    Link to apply:

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/2290792/paralegal-civil- forfeiture?department[0]=Law%20Department&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOp portunitiesJobs


    Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered.
    1. Completed NEOGOV online application.
    3. Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.
    4. Current resume indicating relevant experience and education. 

    Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete. By completing the supplemental questions, you are attesting that the information you have provided is true and accurate. 

    Attaching or pasting a cover letter and resume alone is not a substitute for completing the application itself. • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

    Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, veterans and those with diverse life experiences. 

    Accommodations for people with disabilities are provided on request. The City is a Drug Free Workplace. 


  • 12/11/2018 10:23 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    AGC Biologicsis a leading global Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization, with a deep commitment to improving life quality by bringing new biopharmaceuticals to market. Because of our dedication to building and empowering our internal teams, AGC Biologics is an innovative leader in the industry with an extensive network of cGMP facilities in the US, Europe and Asia. As such, we deliver a deep expertise, dynamic solutions and technologies, as well as customized services for the scale-up and cGMP manufacturing of protein-based therapeutics. We forge exceptionally strong partnerships with our clients, and we never lose sight of our pledge to deliver a reliable and compliant drug substance supply, Right, On time. For more information, visit www.agcbio.com.

    SUMMARY:

    TheCorporate Paralegalwill support AGC Biologics in connection with a variety of legal matters and work with members of the Legal and the senior management team.  The selected candidate will interact with all levels of colleagues, including management, peers and subordinates, on a variety of business assignments.

    PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Negotiate, draft and finalize various agreements and other documents in connection with contract arrangements of each such transaction to bring to closure, including managing related filings and mailings.
    • Work with members of the applicable business teams to manage contract deliverables, and assist with special projects and enterprise-wide initiatives.
    • Assist with a wide-variety of administrative issues that directly impact the Legal Department, including information gathering and management.
    • Provide contract negotiation and drafting support for standard corporate agreements, such as non-disclosure, independent contractor agreements, and vendor agreements.
    • Responsible for internal Legal Department filing system to ensure proper indexing and filing of legal documents, including maintenance of corporate minutes, compliance management and reporting books and records.
    • Understanding and experience of corporate law departments.
    • Must be a team player, detail oriented, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, analytical skills and the ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment.
    • Must have the ability to independently assess legal and business risks and advise key stakeholders and internal lawyers accordingly.
    • Must be able to manage and coordinate a high volume of projects and other matters in a fast-paced atmosphere with minimal supervision.
    • Must be capable of thinking independently and creatively, and have the ability to analyze and strategize as to a business issue(s), and understand, communicate and execute the necessary steps to solve the problem(s).
    • Must provide a high level of customer service and responsiveness.
    • Experience negotiating, drafting and reviewing transnational agreements.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

    • 3+ years of relevant paralegal experience either in a law firm or in-house corporate setting.
    • Paralegal Certification preferred.

    Link to application posting:

    https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CMCICOS&cws=38&rid=1128  

    AGC Biologics offers a highly competitive compensation package and a friendly, collaborative culture that values personal initiative and professional achievement.  EOE

  • 12/10/2018 1:35 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT / DEPUTY CITY CLERK

    DEPARTMENT:City Attorney / Finance

    SALARY:$3,971 - $5,295 /month (2019 wages) 

    OPENING DATE: December 7, 2018

    CLOSING DATE: December 28, 2018

    Under the direction of the Assistant City Manager/City Attorney, provide administrative support involving routine and complex legal assistant duties. The incumbent will work independently and follow processes. Requires high level of confidentiality, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and ability to effectively prioritize tasks. As Deputy City Clerk, this position serves as the City Clerk in his/her absence, unavailability, or as assigned.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    All of the following are to be performed while adhering to City of Ellensburg operational policies, safety rules, and procedures. This position requires regular and consistent attendance to accomplish the following essential functions:

    Provide administrative support to Assistant City Manager/City Attorney, including drafting, accurately preparing, and proofreading routine legal correspondence, pleadings, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, leases, easements, legal briefs and other documents within a timely manner; create and maintain complex case and legal files

    Assist facilitation of records retrieval in response to public records requests; review hard copy and electronic records pursuant to state and federal laws; maintain public records log; assist the Assistant City Manager/City Attorney in production of public records in response to litigation discovery and public records requests

    Assist and act in a confidential capacity to the Assistant City Manager/City Attorney, who is responsible for formulating labor relations policy and the preparation for and conduct of collective bargaining on behalf of the City; process sensitive labor relations material at the direction of the Assistant City Manager/City Attorney

    Schedule appointments and meetings; order office supplies; provide information on routine legal matters in person and over the phone

    Work effectively under pressure and with frequent interruptions, and sometimes with short deadlines

    Work courteously and effectively with public officials, citizens, contractors, vendors, developers, supervisor, and other employees, both in person and over the telephone, assisting them with a wide variety of information pertaining to City and department

    Assist legal department with budget by preparing draft departmental budget, monitoring of expenses within budget confines, and typing purchase orders for payment of bills

    In the absence or unavailability of the City Clerk attend bid openings, staff meetings, and assigned regular and special council meetings; compose and type council follow-up and minutes using proper legislative terminology; perform duties related to business licensing, agenda reports, ordinances, resolutions, and proclamations, including preparation, proofreading, legal notices, record keeping and archive of all types of media

    Prepare, coordinate and distribute City Council agenda(s)

    Maintain municipal code; compile enacted ordinances; work with City’s codifier to maintain Citymunicipal code on-line and maintain paper version

    Assist maintenance of City Clerk’s files and records
    Publish adopted Ordinances, Resolutions and Interlocal Agreements on City’s website

    Record legal documents; license and insure City vehicles; maintain accurate and up to date property and automobile schedules for audit-insurance purposes

    Accept and process damage claims filed against and by the City of Ellensburg

    Provide administrative duties for Administrative Offices by assisting visitors and answering telephones; assist with “Friday City Council Mail” when needed; direct citizen inquiries to other City Departments/ agencies as required; notarize documents.

    Other duties may be assigned.

    This is a representative sample--not to imply a complete listing of responsibilities and tasks.

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

    High school diploma or equivalent; two years of legal assistant/paralegal/secretarial experience in civil or criminal litigation or municipal law; or two years of secretarial experience with emphasis on typing or preparing documents and written records, plus successful completion of American Bar Association accredited legal assistant/paralegal course of study. Previous experience in a law office is highly desirable.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS:

    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other city employees.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

    NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    (A) Knowledge of: legal terminology, forms, and procedures; Municipal, District and Superior Court proceedings; legal research materials and methods; procedures for filing and serving legal process; forms and formats for documents used in municipal litigation; basic knowledge of budgets and budget preparation; recordkeeping techniques; City organization, operation, policies, and objectives.

    (B) Working knowledge of computers and electronic data processing; working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures; some knowledge of accounting principles and practices; considerable knowledge of English composition, spelling, grammar, and punctuation;

    (C) Ability to develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the state public disclosure laws and state records retention laws;

    (D) Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment; routinely exposed to confidential information; may disseminate such information consistent with departmental policies and procedures, requiring judgment;

    (E) Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to work under pressure and adapt quickly to situations in a professional manner and handle stressful situations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, City employees, and the general public.

    TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

    Phone; personal computer including MS Office Suite and Adobe PDF software; copy machine; fax machine; calculator; digital recording system. This is a representative sample – not to imply a complete listing of equipment and tools used.

    CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:

    Notary Public, or ability to possess within three months of hire date; First Aid/CPR certification preferred

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    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.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use aforementioned tools and equipment such as a computer, keyboard, telephone, copy machine. The employee is frequently required to communicate with co-workers, other agencies, and members of the public and must be able to exchange accurate information. The employee is frequently required to be in a stationary position when performing office work. Must be able to move about inside the office and position self to access office equipment.

    The employee must occasionally move and/or transport up to 25 pounds.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

    The key relationships described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the functions of this job, the employee will provide information to, collect information from, coordinate projects and activities and solve problems with other departments, the City Council, the public, and other agencies. Contact will be made in writing, by telephone, and/or in person.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee will provide information to district court personnel, defense counsel, and the public. Information will be provided in writing, by telephone, and/or in person.

    The employee will collect information from district court personnel. Information will be collected in writing, by telephone, and/or in person.

    This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

    BENEFITS: Public Employees Retirement System and Social Security; Medical/Dental/Life/ Disability Insurance, PTO (paid time off bank), holidays, and employee choice days.

    FILING OF AN APPLICATION: A COMPLETED ORIGINAL CITY OF ELLENSBURG APPLICATION FORM IS REQUIRED. A RESUME SUBMITTED IN LIEU OF THE COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKET WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Application forms may be obtained from the1st floor foyer or Human Resources Department, 501 North Anderson Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926. All applications will be reviewed and those applicants who most satisfactorily meet the requirements will be tested and/or interviewed. Reference checks will be made prior to an offer of employment. Appointment will be made as soon thereafter as possible.

    IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986, ALL NEW EMPLOYEES WILL BE ADVISED OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS TO VERIFY IDENTITY AND WORK AUTHORIZATION, WHICH MUST BE SUBMITTED WITHIN THREE (3) DAYS OF DATE OF HIRE. THIS IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CITY OF ELLENSBURG.

    The City of Ellensburg is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all persons without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability or any other non merit factor. We will provide reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants, if requested and the Human Resources Department is notified at least two (2) days prior to the need.

    THE CITY OF ELLENSBURG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER EOE/M/F/D/V

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    HUMAN RESOURCES PHONE NO.: (509) 962-7222 FAX NO.: (509) 962-7143

  • 12/07/2018 9:22 AM | WSPA (Administrator)

    As a Starbucks paralegal II – Labor & Employment, you will provide timely and effective legal support to attorneys, clients, other paralegals, and other members of the Law & Corporate Affairs Department, as well as Starbucks outside counsel, in responding to attorney demand letters, agency charges, and lawsuits brought against the company. This paralegal will manage complex projects and will work with outside counsel. This paralegal will collect and organize documents and other information in response to discovery requests, schedule and participate in interviews of partners, review and organize responses to subpoenas, and provide a variety of related support. We are seeking applicants who can collaborate effectively across groups, 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:

    • Organize – In collaboration with Starbucks attorneys and outside counsel, organize the company’s responses to critical requests for information
    • Guide – Help direct clients in responding to lawsuits and agency charges
    • Interact – Meet with company partners to gather information related to agency charges and litigation claims
    • Facilitate – Help coordinate outside counsel’s defense and recommendations relating to labor and employment lawsuits

    We’d love to hear from people with:

    • Employment Law experience
    • 3+ years of relevant paralegal experience
    • Law firm or in-house legal department experience
    • Advanced subject-matter expertise in this area of law
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
    • Arbitration and Trial experience a plus

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


    https://starbucks.taleo.net/careersection/1000222/jobdetail.ftl?job=180008576&lang=en&sns_id=linkedin
  • 11/29/2018 2:02 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Employment Law Litigation Paralegal 

    Emery Reddy, PLLC

    Emery Reddy is a boutique law firm seeking an experienced litigation paralegal to work with our employment law litigation team in our Downtown Seattle office. We are a rapidly growing, collegial, team-oriented firm that is dedicated to excellent client service.

    We specialize in plaintiff litigation in the fields of workers’ compensation, employment law, and third-party claims. We work in a high energy, fast paced and team-oriented environment. 

    The ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills, dependability, great attention to detail and a desire to lead and direct others. 

    Duties Include

    • Work directly with clients on a frequent basis 
    • Manage a high-volume case load of workers’ compensation and employment matters 
    • Write comprehensive demand letters
    • Draft complaints, subpoenas, tort claim forms, pre-trial orders, and other motions, as necessary 
    • Track statute of limitations deadlines
    • Help to manage the employment law litigation team’s document clerks 
    • Other tasks as assigned by attorneys

    Qualifications Include

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 3 to 5 years litigation experience preferred 
    • Employment law experience preferred 
    • Intermediate MS Office Experience, adequate computer literacy
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize 
    • Ability to work efficiently and independently in a faced paced and deadline driven environment

    Benefits Include

    • Competitive salary 
    • Comprehensive benefit package including paid time off, 401K, medical, dental, vision 
    • ORCA card
    • Internal promotions
    • Fun team building outings 

    To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Nicole Santiago via email: nicole@emeryreddy.com

  • 11/20/2018 12:32 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Salary : $22.59 - $25.17 Hourly

    Location: Seattle Justice Center, 600 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington 

    Job Type: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time Day

    Department: Seattle Municipal Court

    Bargaining Unit: Teamsters, Local 763 - Municipal Court 11/27/18 04:00 PM Pacific Time 

    POSITION DESCRIPTION: 

    The City of Seattle's Municipal Court (SMC) is one of the highest volume Courts of Limited Jurisdiction in the state with seven elected Judges, six appointed Magistrates, and over 200 staff. The Court adjudicates all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes, infractions, and civil violations authorized under the Seattle Municipal Code and certain Revised Code of Washington Statutes. 

    Records Management is a unit under Judicial Operations. Records oversees the entire life span of Court criminal and civil case files. This includes processing and data entry of all court citations (Criminal and Infractions), case creation, criminal case preparation, as well as the archival and destruction of case files. The records team is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for one, full-time Records Administrative Specialist 1 (AS1). The ideal candidate: 

    • Is self-motivated;
    • Can effectively communicate and interact with others;
    • Has excellent organizational skills and pays close attention to details;
    • Is experienced in updating and navigating databases with accuracy;
    • Has an aptitude for learning new systems; 


    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Perform a variety of support and administrative functions, which includes but is not limited to the following: 

    • Handle transactions with courtesy, confidentiality, accuracy and maximum efficiency reflecting a high
    • level of customer service.
    • Perform case data entry and scanning.
    • Assemble and prepare calendars for the Magistrate Court, Formal Court, and in-and-out-of-custody
    • arraignment calendars.
    • Pull, assemble, and verify computer printout listings, citations, SPD reports, worksheets, histories and
    • court dockets.
    • Process incoming court documents by researching case information and recording case notes in the
    • Municipal Court Information System (MCIS).
    • Prioritize and file documents in numerical and alphabetical file systems. 


    Minimum Qualifications:
    1+ year of office clerical support experience 

    OR
    Combination of education, training, or experience can be substituted, which provides an equivalent background, required to perform the work of the class

     

    Desired Qualifications: 

    Some college coursework in business management, communication, criminal justice, public administration, or other relevant fields of study 

    Intermediate skill level using MS Outlook, Excel and Word to accurately type/enter data.  1+ years' experience in some or all the following areas: 

    • Providing outstanding customer service
    • Retrieving and re-filing documents
    • Reading/comprehending legal documents, court rules, policies and procedures
    • Working in a government agency or similar handling sensitive information with a high degree of confidentiality
    • Updating and navigating database systems and accurately entering data.
    • Effectively establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with co-workers and the public 

    Demonstrated ability to: 

    • Type 40 WPM and use 10-key entry
    • Work independently and as a team member
    • Prioritize tasks
    • Have a positive attitude
    • Adapt easily to change
    • Interpret and apply instructions
    • Work quickly, neatly and accurately
    • Work well under pressure and juggle multiple tasks • Maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance 

    Hiring Process 

    Link to apply:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/2271265/records-administrative-specialist-1

    Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered. 

    1. Completed NEOGOV online application.
    2. Supplemental questionnaire responses.
    3. Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and 

    qualifications.
    4. Current resume indicating relevant experience and education. 

    Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete. By completing the supplemental questions, you are attesting that the information you have provided is true and accurate. The Court will review any information provided in your application package and misstatements or falsification of information will eliminate you from consideration and/or employment if discovered after selection for the position. 

    Attaching or pasting a cover letter and resume alone is not a substitute for completing the application itself. • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    • A job offer is contingent upon successfully passing the court's background check. The background check 
    • includes a criminal history background review, fingerprinting and reference checks.
    • This position is represented by an agreement between Teamsters Local 763 union, the City of Seattle, and 
    • the Seattle Municipal Court.
    • New employees are required to pass a 12-month probation period.

    For more information on the Seattle Municipal Court, visit www.seattle.gov/courts. 

    Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, veterans and those with diverse life experiences.
    Accommodations for people with disabilities are provided on request.
    The City is a Drug Free Workplace. 


  • 11/15/2018 3:05 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Paralegal/Medical Chronology Specialist – Prestigious downtown Seattle law firm has an immediate opening for a paralegal who will assist attorneys and paralegals by producing medical chronologies in preparation for trial.  Must know how to review and analyze medical records and write detailed medical chronologies and medical summaries. Three to 5 years of experience in a litigation law firm environment is required and familiarity with ProLaw software is preferred.  This is a part-time position with flexible hours. 

    If interested, please respond with cover letter and resume and email to: HR@rmlaw.com

  • 11/15/2018 2:49 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Snohomish Law Firm Seeking Experienced Real Estate Paralegal

    Well-established law office in historic downtown Snohomish with emphasis on municipal and real estate law seeks experienced real estate paralegal proficient in Microsoft Office suite and internet title research, with excellent grammar, composition and editing skills. A thorough understanding of title and the documents that impact title, legal descriptions, real estate document preparation, real estate litigation, and nonjudicial foreclosure and forfeiture is desired.

    Please forward resume to Weed, Graafstra and Associates, Attention: Grant Weed, 110 Cedar Avenue, Suite 102, Snohomish, WA 98290.

    For more information about the law firm, visit https://www.snohomishlaw.com

  • 11/14/2018 3:16 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Confluence Health – Paralegal 

    Wenatchee, WA

    https://pm.healthcaresource.com/cs/confluencehealth/#/job/4240

    Who We Are: Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes two hospitals and more than 40 medical specialties, to provide comprehensive medical care in North Central Washington. With over 270 physicians and 150 advanced practice clinicians, Confluence Health is the major medical provider between Seattle and Spokane. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, safe, compassionate, and cost-effective care close to home. Staying on the leading edge of healthcare innovation is important, so we invest in technology--to provide better care for our patients and allow our providers to operate at the highest level.  

    Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost-effective manner.  

    Our Vision: To become the highest value rural healthcare system in the nation that improves health, quality of life, and is a source of pride to those who work here.

    Position Summary:

    The Confluence Health Legal Department provides, among other things, centralized contract management and legal review services that include: coordinating contract requests, advising on contractual matters, negotiating and drafting legal documents, performing legal review and facilitating timely renewal or termination of contracts to meet internal policies and external regulations and optimize legal and business terms. Under the general direction of the General Counsel, the Corporate Paralegal is part of the "Intake Team" in Legal Department. The "Intake Team" is responsible for receiving requests for new contracts or amendments to existing contracts, ensuring compliance with internal policies, and providing templates with approved contract language to stakeholders.  The Corporate Paralegal will be responsible for managing Confluence Health's contracting process, including: management and implementation of contract lifecycle management system and assisting the General Counsel with contract drafting, legal research, general legal work.  The Corporate Paralegal provides superior customer service to internal and external customers regarding contract and system related requests, performs general corporate paralegal duties as needed and provides reporting and analytical support to contract management and the litigation teams.

    Essential Functions

    1. Assist with the design, implementation and ongoing management of Confluence Health's contracts management system, which may include optimizing current systems, but also could include assistance with sourcing and implementing additional contract management platforms.
    2. Support a variety of business teams in contract requirements, including the preparation, revision, and negotiation of contracts that will include NDAs, services agreements, statements of work, purchase agreements, amendments, and legal notifications, with attorney input as needed.
    3. Perform first review of contracts, confidentiality agreements and similar agreements.
    4. Maintain contract template versions and assist in deploying changes to templates.
    5. Provide support to internal and external users of the contract database and system.
    6. Coordinate with appropriate contacts in relevant business units to assure proper use and administration of the contract database and system and to drive adoption of same.
    7. Establish and maintain strong working relationships with cross-divisional teams; facilitating open communication and collaboration in the investigation and resolution of general errors and issues within the assigned function(s).
    8. Provide reports to business and other associates as required.
    9. Assist with litigation support including review and approval of pleadings and discovery, investigation, research and document and pleading drafting.
    10. Conduct research on relevant laws, regulations, and legal articles, as requested.
    11. Provide support to in-house attorneys for various projects as needed.
    12. Assist with the drafting and maintenance of the corporate governance records for Confluence Health and all of its subsidiaries and operating units.
    13. Responsible for general corporate projects as assigned.
    14. Other duties as assigned.

    Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.

    Qualifications:

    Required:

    • Associates Degree.
    • Certificate program in paralegal studies.
    • 2+ years law office and/or in-house counsel experience.
    • Proficient with all Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
    • Self-motivated, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and reliably meet deadlines.

    Desired

    • Bachelor's Degree.
    • 5 years of paralegal experience in contract drafting and other transactional legal work.
    • Demonstrated experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating the legal terms of a broad range of standard commercial contracts.

    Physical/Sensory Demands:
    O = Occasional, represents 1 to 25% or up to 30 minutes in a 2 hour workday.
    F = Frequent, represents 26 to 50% or up to 1 hour of a 2 hour workday.
    C = Continuous, represents 51% to 100% or up to 2 hours of a 2 hour workday.

    Physical/Sensory Demands for This Position:

    • Walking - F
    • Sitting/Standing - C
    • Reaching: Shoulder Height - O
    • Reaching: Above shoulder height - O
    • Reaching: Below shoulder height - C
    • Climbing - O
    • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds or less - O
    • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
    • Pulling/Pushing: Over 50 pounds - O
    • Lifting: 25 pounds or less - F
    • Lifting: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
    • Lifting: Over 50 pounds - O
    • Carrying: 25 pounds or less - F
    • Carrying: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
    • Carrying: Over 50 pounds - O
    • Kneeling - O
    • Bending/Stooping/Crouching - F
    • Twisting/Turning - F
    • Repetitive Movement - C

    Working Conditions:  
    Work is performed in a typical office environment. 

    Job Classification:
    FLSA: Non-Exempt
    Hourly/Salary: Hourly

    Physical Exposures:
    Physical Exposures for This Position:

    • Unprotected Heights - No
    • Heat - No
    • Cold - No
    • Mechanical Hazards - No
    • Hazardous Substances - No
    • Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Potential - No
    • Lighting - No
    • Noise - No
    • Ionizing/Non-Ionizing Radiation - No
    • Infectious Diseases - No
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Washington State Paralegal Association
PO Box 58530
Seattle, WA 98138-1530
info@wspaonline.org 

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