Washington State Paralegal Association

Paralegal - Washington State Attorney General - WA

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WASHINGTON STATE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

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

Position Information

Click here for additional information and the application: Paralegal 2 What does a Paralegal 2 do?

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.

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

Paralegal 2s, under the supervision of an assistant attorney general, function at a high level of independence in performing complex substantive paralegal work which, absent the paralegal, would be performed by an assistant attorney general. This work includes legal research in selected areas, shepardizing cases, analyzing case fact situations for legal issues identification and development of legal strategy. In addition, may act as lead worker or coordinate projects involving other paralegals or clerical support staff.

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilize data bases for tracking documents, pleadings, depositions and other legal documents; this includes the ability to use or modify existing computer data bases or work with Information Systems staff to create new computer programs for setting up data bases for major cases;

  • Prepare and make recommendations to attorney for depositions, including research of witnesses, selecting and organizing exhibits and documents, and outlining questions;

  • Analyze case fact situations of significant complexity for legal issue identification and development of legal strategy;

  • Assist in trial preparation, settlement negotiations and at trial with management of witnesses, documents, exhibits, and courtroom aids;

  • Negotiate under attorney supervision, settlements of routine cases of differing or recurring legal concepts; and

  • Assist in training Paralegal 1s.

Qualifications

Submit your application to multiple vacancies with a single application here: Paralegal 2 For additional information, contact Judith Vandergeest or by phone (360) 586-7691.

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

206.653.7259

info@wspaonline.org 

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