Washington State Paralegal Association

Litigation Paralegal

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.


  • 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




Minimum education: 

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How to Apply: 

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




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PO Box 58530
Seattle, WA 98138-1530

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