Washington State Paralegal Association

Paralegal Litigation – City of Seattle - Seattle, WA

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.
Bachelor's Degree and two years' experience performing paralegal duties;


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


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. 

Washington State Paralegal Association
PO Box 58530
Seattle, WA 98138-1530

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