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  • 05/07/2019 7:17 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    LEGAL AND INTAKE ASSISTANT

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a full-time legal and intake assistant to provide litigation and administrative support to the ACLU of Washington’s litigation and legal advocacy efforts as well as provide administrative support to the Intake Department. This position will begin in the Fall of 2019.

    OVERVIEW

    The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country's premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan. The ACLU-WA’s staff of 40+ employees and numerous volunteerswork in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 135,000 members, activists, and donors.

    The ACLU-WA Legal Department is comprised of our Legal Director, seven staff attorneys, a fellow, the Intake Manager, a paralegal, and a legal assistant. The legal team takes on forty to fifty cases and amicus briefs a year in the state and federal courts that cover a variety of issues regarding civil rights and civil liberties. The Legal Intake Department is the front line for people seeking help from the ACLU of Washington. The Intake Department receives a high volume of intakes each year via phone, website, and letters, and works to funnel these intakes to the appropriate attorneys and/or direct people to the resources that would help them the most.

    The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture and are committed to race equity in all aspects of our work. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, socio-economic circumstance, or record of arrest or conviction. Women, people of color, LGBT people, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    AMERICAN CIVIL
    LIBERTIES UNION OF WASHINGTON
    901 5TH AVENUE, SUITE 630 SEATTLE, WA 98164 T/206.624.2184 WWW.ACLU-WA.ORG

    Legal Assistant Duties:

    • Carry out administrative tasks such as processing invoices and reimbursements, scanning, copying, calendaring, sending large mailings, and coordinating hiring logistics.

    • Onboard and off-board new staff, volunteers, and interns in accordance with office procedures.

    • Plan and coordinate large meetings and occasional events.

    • Learn to assist the paralegal in providing litigation support by: assisting with maintaining department litigation records; working on pleadings, exhibits, discovery documents, correspondence, and memos; helping with filings; calendaring court deadlines; and ensuring compliance with local rules in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

    • Communicate clearly and professionally with a broad range of stakeholders including cooperating attorneys, clients, defendants, and judicial officials.

    • Help maintain a positive, respectful, welcoming, and professional work environment for employees and volunteers. Assist in other activities as assigned.

    Intake Assistant Duties:

    • Work with the Intake Manager to run all aspects of our intake department, including

      helping to supervise any intake interns.

    • Prepare and ensure timely response to online and mail intake inquiries and requests for assistance.

    • Generate regular database reports reflecting trends in intakes received by the office.

    • Help respond to attorney inquiries about intakes.

    • Help maintain and curate a comprehensive legal Resource Referral Manual database and an extensive library of “know your rights” and self-advocacy literature.

    • Help maintain, troubleshoot, and improve the intake database.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Excellent time management and organizational skills. Successful candidates have the ability to manage their own workflow in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment while coordinating with multiple other department members.

    • Demonstrated ability to handle stress in a healthy way.

    • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.

    • Excellent interpersonal skills; proven ability to work well with people with a wide range of interests, skills, and concerns. A confident and personable demeanor.

    • Computer and technology proficiency including mastery of MS Office Suite, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Professional or proven ability to troubleshoot and learn new software. Experience with litigation and e-discovery software is a plus.

    • While not required, Spanish language proficiency is extremely helpful.

    • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.

    • A minimum two-year commitment is required. After the first year, successful candidates may be promoted.

      This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. This position is “non-exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

      COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

      Salary is based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include three weeks of vacation to start, medical and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and an ORCA card.

      APPLICATION PROCEDURE

      To apply, email a cover letter, resume and short writing sample (i.e. a memo or a short essay) toJobs@aclu-wa.org. Include in the subject line of the email your last name and Legal Assistant.In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Please be prepared to provide three references upon request. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.aclu- wa.org/careers

      The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This jobposting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington.”

  • 05/03/2019 2:37 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Two attorney business litigation firm needs a ¾ to full time litigation paralegal to assist primarily with Civil Litigation including drafting pleadings and discovery, case management, calendar management, document management, file organization, client updates, and billing support. There also may be a variety of administrative tasks related to a small law firm practice. Must have a wide variety of litigation paralegal experience in both state and federal court and excellent working knowledge of the court rules. 

    The number of hours per week and the precise work hours each day can be flexible. It is also possible to work from home on some days if necessary and if work productivity is sufficient. Salary and Benefits are negotiable and depend solely on: your legal research and writing litigation experience, your desire to work at a fast pace, your communication skills, and your ability to produce excellent work product. Looking for someone to start immediately. Submit your work experience (resume) and salary requirements. 

    About our firm:

    Our law firm provides services to businesses and individuals for litigation and non-litigation needs in the areas of: real estate, construction, employment, discrimination, ADA compliance, TEDRA, wage claims, non-motor vehicle tort, gun rights, anti-harassment, and general contracts. We work in state and federal courts in Washington (sometimes Oregon and California). We also do arbitrations, administrative hearings, and appeals. On a case by case basis we will take personal injury including motor vehicle plaintiff's work and simple family law matters.

    To apply contact:

    Marianne Jones 

    mlaw@joneslawgroup.com

    425 576 8899


  • 05/03/2019 2:32 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Part-time paralegal with minimum of 2 years’ experience in estate planning and probate.  Qualified individuals will have strong MS Office, Excel and Outlook skills; excellent editing, proof-reading and organization skills., and will be friendly and personable, with a professional appearance.   We are a general practice firm and experience in real estate, business formation and litigation is helpful.

    Duties will include direct client contact, document production, proof-reading, independent file workup, probate workup and follow-through, and ability to trouble-shoot problems and offer creative solutions.

    The firm has a pleasant working environment with some flexibility in hours and part time benefits.

    Email resume and salary requirements to apcorllc@aol.com.

  • 05/03/2019 2:20 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Position:     Paralegal 1 – DOH4473

    Division:     Washington Medical Commission

    Location:    Tumwater, WA

    Closes:       May 1, 2019

    Salary:        $3758– $4929 Monthly, DOQ (Range 50) 

    Apply online at:

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/doh/jobs/2421385

    The Opportunity

    The Washington Medical Commissionprotects the public by assuring quality healthcare is provided by physicians and physician assistants (PAs). The Medical Commission establishes, monitors, and enforces qualifications for licensure, consistent standards of practice, and continuing competency. We currently regulate about 32,000 licenses, more than 3,000 of which are PAs. Rules, policies, and procedures developed by the Medical Commission promote the delivery of quality healthcare to the people in Washington.

    As the Paralegal 1 you will support the Medical Commission’s Mission to protect the health and safety of the people in Washington by providing paraprofessional and technical expertise through the delivery of quality and timely legal services. You will contribute to meeting the objective of improving patient safety through regulatory processes, improving timeliness of cases, applying appropriate sanctions for misconduct, working to ensure that open health care practitioner cases are handled within set timelines, ensuring that Commission decisions comply with sanction guidelines.  

    This is a full-time permanent Paralegal 1 position. 

    What will you be doing? – Duties include:

    • Manage and monitor assigned cases through the case disposition process, up to closure or forwarding to compliance, to ensure timelines are met and experts are found in a timely manner. 
    • Compose initial drafts of legal documents and pleadings, including Statements of Charges, Stipulations to Informal Disposition, motions for summary action, default and waiver pleadings, declarations and proposed orders, modifications, and reinstatement orders in accordance with court rules and statutes. 
    • Select, organize, redact, and mark exhibits. 
    • ·Reviews evidence, analyzes facts and drafts legal pleadings and documents, including sanction analyses. 
    • Select evidence to support motions and declarations, copy relevant documents and attach to motions and declarations. 
    • Prepare records for evaluator for consideration of mental or physical examinations.  
    • Draft media releases for final and agreed orders.  
    • Keep up to date with statutory administrative requirements found in the Uniform Disciplinary Act and Washington Administrative Code as it pertains to disciplinary proceedings. 

    What we’re looking for

    The ideal candidate is a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others.

    Required Qualifications

    • Graduation from an accredited paralegal program.
    • Two (2) or more years of working as a legal secretary or paralegal.
    • Demonstrated experience using MS Outlook to compose, send, and respond to e-mail and to coordinate schedules and schedule meetings.
    • Advanced-level experience using MS Word to create forms using templates, work with form fields, and format and enhance forms; use mail merge to create form letters, modify merged documents, and merge envelopes; set default options, customize toolbars and menus, create cross references, and work with endnotes and footnotes; create tables of contents and compile and update indexes; create, run, and edit macros to combine commands and automate complex series of tasks; and work with hyperlinks.
    • Basic-level experience using MS Excel to create, modify, print, and format spreadsheets, find and replace data, and work with basic formulas and functions; use templates, styles, AutoFormats, and multiple worksheets.
    • Originally written composition: structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling and self-editing
    • Internet research and navigation.
    • Preferred/Desired Qualifications  
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher. 
    • Three (3) or more years or experience as a legal secretary or legal assistant.

    Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions

    With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to:

    • Work indoors, at a desk/workstation the majority of a workday, in an open office environment with possible conversation and other noise distractions.
    • Work at a tobacco-free campus and environment.
    • Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends.
    • Occasional overnight travel may be necessary to attend hearings, workshops or commission meetings. May travel alone or with others.
    • Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.
    • Work in a fast-paced/stressful environment with multiple priorities and competing deadlines.  
    • Interact and work with customers, some of whom may be frustrated or distressed in a positive, friendly and supportive manner that meets the needs and standards of the office and the agency.  
    • Maintain confidentiality regarding information accessed or discussed while performing the duties of the position.
    • Move or transport boxes of files weighing up to 30 pounds.

    This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.

  • 04/26/2019 4:11 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Litigation Paralegal

    Job Description 

    Firm Summary

    Pacifica Law Group is a law firm committed to serving public and private clients in the Pacific Northwest with focused and sophisticated talent, intellect, creativity and unwavering integrity. We offer a range of services to help our clients address their most pressing legal needs. Our practice areas include litigation, municipal finance, real estate and public/private partnerships, construction and procurement, education and school districts, among others.

    We currently seek a full-time Litigation Paralegalfor our construction group. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly regarded practice and work in a team-oriented atmosphere while enjoying the benefits of a mid-size law firm. We offer a collegial environment, interesting and challenging work and an opportunity to contribute to the continued success of our construction litigation team.

    Responsibilities

    The Construction Paralegal will assist our construction lawyers with all aspects of the construction practice including but not limited to the following:

    • Review documents and draft fact summaries / chronologies
    • Assist with all aspects of discovery, case preparation and trial 
    • Track and update internal case dockets for litigation matters 
    • Assist in the preparation of answers to interrogatories and responses to requests for production of documents
    • Assist with witness interviews
    • Assist with all aspects of document management, including e-discovery on variety of hosted platforms
    • Organize and maintain files from the inception of the case through the completion
    • Coordinate depositions of parties requested by attorneys and assist attorney with deposition preparation
    • Draft and organize construction contracts and associated documents, including use of AIA software
    • Interact with various government and court officials, clients and vendors
    • Perform other duties as required

    Requirements

    The ideal candidate will have superior written and oral communication skills, exceptional judgment, professionalism and interpersonal skills, as well as attention to detail, good organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently. Bachelor’s degree, a paralegal certificate or equivalent experience is strongly preferred. Superior electronic document management (e-discovery) skills are necessary. Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook, are required.

    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.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to push, lift and move items weighing up to 25lbs.

    We offer a competitive salary and full benefits. Please email cover letter and resume to recruiting@PacificaLawGroup.comNo phone calls please.

    www.PacificaLawGroup.com

  • 04/11/2019 3:30 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    PARALEGAL needed to assist established estate planning, probate and trust administration practice in Bellevue, Washington. Strong organization, writing and editing skills are essential. People skills, problem-solving ability, commitment to continuous improvement, and flexibility are also helpful. This is an opportunity to grow your career with a small close-knit firm committed to long-term employment. Salary is negotiable depending on experience. We offer medical and dental benefits and a 401(k) matching program.

    Job description:

    • Prepare initial drafts of wills, powers of attorney and other legal documents under the supervision of an attorney;
    • Proofread drafts and correspondence;
    • Prepare final presentation of client documents;
    • Maintain status list for client documents;
    • Maintain record of time spent on client and other matters;
    • Organize and maintain client files and records.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree required (special consideration will be given to degrees in English or other liberal arts degrees)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail and consistent follow-through
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite

    Please send your cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Hans Haneberg (h.haneberg@smithzuccarini.com) (you can include your writing sample at the end of your cover letter in the space provided).

    COVER LETTER REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04/02/2019 12:28 PM | WSPA (Administrator)

    Job Description

    Nowakowski Legal PLLC is a Seattle based Law Office established in 2016, with an emphasis in Probate and Estate Litigation. I am seeking a part-time paralegal to assist with my growing caseload, and said position has the opportunity to expand to a full-time position as my office continues to grow.

    No prior work experience as a paralegal required, but do require a relevant education and/or certification with PACE and/or PCCE.

    Applicant must have exceptional attention to details, be a self-starter, and excel in:

    • Strong writing and grammar skills.

    • Multi-tasking and prioritizing assignments;

    • File management (organization, maintaining status);

    • Monitoring calendar (timeline and deadlines);

    • Effectively using time, tracking billable hours;

    • Drafting, editing and finalizing correspondence and pleadings;

    • Reconciling accounting information provided by clients;

    • Maintaining good communication with clients;

    • Completing court filings, scheduling hearings (Ex-Parte or by mail), providing notice to other parties through mail, legal messenger service, and email.

      The following are requirements:

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook and Excel).

    • Proficiency in utilizing legal software (Clio preferred).

    • Knowledge of how to file in superior court (including e-filing in Pierce and King Counties);

    • A desire to help people.
      Position available immediately.
      Job Type: Part-time (can work from home, but must come in to the office at least once per week) Please send resume to: 
      info@nowakowski-legal.com

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