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  • 02/03/2020 9:07 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Very busy, fast paced litigation firm seeks legal assistant/paralegal who can multi- task big time, deal with constant competing deadlines and maintain high volume of case files. 

    Experience with Word, Excel, and state and local rules in WA a must and in OR if possible. Team environment; everyone must pitch in and do what is necessary. 

    Selected candidate will work well with others and independently and keep track of and stay on track with multiple projects. 

    Email cover letter and resume to: Betsy Gillaspy

    bgillaspy@gillaspyrhode.com

  • 01/29/2020 3:35 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Organizational and Campaign Overview:

    Our Children’s Trust is a non-profit public interest law firm that provides strategic, campaign-based legal services to youth from diverse backgrounds to secure their legal rights to a safe climate. We work to protect the Earth’s climate system for present and future generations by representing young people in global legal efforts to secure their binding and enforceable legal rights to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate, based on the best available science. We support our youth clients and amplify their voices before the third branch of government in a highly strategic legal campaign that includes targeted media, education, and public engagement work to support the youths’ legal actions. Our legal work – guided by constitutional, public trust, human rights laws and the laws of nature – aims to ensure systemic and science-based climate recovery planning and remedies at federal, state, and global levels. We seek legally-binding, countrywide and/or statewide science- based Climate Recovery Plans that will return atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations to levels below 350 ppm by the year 2100.

    Position Location:

    Eugene office.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Supervise paralegals serving multiple lawyers and cases.

    • Direct and manage paralegal client management and develop and monitor systems to ensure thorough and professional monitoring, collection, documentation, tracking and management of client circumstances and related evidence and to communication systems to apprise clients of status of cases.

    • Manage and develop systems for paralegal reporting of Client needs to counsel of record and Client Support Specialist/MSW.

    • Manage paralegals’ coordination with Education and Alliance Manager on New Client outreach.

    • Maintain strong familiarity with rules of practice for every court in which we work.

    • Serve as primary paralegal for Juliana v. U.S.

    • For assigned jurisdictions, organize case files and document databases in both paper and electronic formats.

    • For assigned jurisdictions track all case and docket requirements and deadlines.

    • Gather, review, analyze and summarize documents, orally or in writing.

    • Perform legal research, including cite checks and shepardizing, on Westlaw and with traditional research tools.

    • Prepare discovery, pleadings, caselaw and document binders to prepare attorneys for meetings, hearings and trial.

    • Format and create tables for legal briefs and other court filings.

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    • Prepare, edit, and file pleadings and other documents electronically through court filing systems.

    • Ensure arrangements for depositions, court reporters and service agents and ordering of transcripts of every court proceeding in a timely manner.

    • Work with Managing Attorney to ensure preparation of agendas for, and record minutes of, legal meetings and keep task lists updated.

    • Support the legal team with scheduling and CLEs.

    • Support the legal team with excellent knowledge of all facets of Microsoft office, excel, and Google Documents/Sheets, and other case management software.

    • Support other projects, such as powerpoint, as needed.

    Reporting Duties and Responsibilities:

     Report internally as requested. Position Reports to:

     Managing Attorney and Jurisdiction Team Leads

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Paralegal degree, ten + years working as a Paralegal in a litigation context.

    • Five + years experience managing other paralegals.

    • Demonstrated exceptional client management skills and an interest in working with youth and families.

    • Exceptional proficiency with Westlaw, Google Drive, Macbooks, Microsoft Office, timekeeping, client management and document management software, and the Blue Book.

    • Exceptional writing, organizational, and communication skills.

    • Experience with state and federal court rules and electronic filing.

    • Experience working in a fast-paced trial and appellate advocacy practice.

    • Highly dependable and available and able to respond quickly to litigation needs, tight deadlines and high pressure situations.

      Compensation and Benefits

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    OCT offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience and with the other members of our team. Employee benefits include employer-paid medical, vision, life, and disability insurance, retirement savings plan with employer match, paid vacation and holidays, and a relaxed work environment (albeit fast-paced).

    We welcome, embrace, and respect diversity of people, identities, and cultures. We are committed

    to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. OCT is an equal opportunity employer.

    To Apply: Applicants should submit in a single PDF a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to Julissa@ourchildrenstrust.org. Please put “Senior Paralegal” in the subject line

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    of your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    You can find out more about OCT at our website: www.ourchildrenstrust.org.

  • 01/28/2020 3:18 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Conflicts Analyst

    Professional Standards

    Job #S20191208 – Seattle, Washington

    Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for a Conflicts Analyst. The ideal candidate will provide quality control on new business forms to ensure data integrity for accurate conflicts analysis as well as perform conflicts searches on firm new business and prepare reports for analysis by Conflicts Attorneys and Department Management. You will assist Conflicts Attorneys and Department Managers with review, research and resolution of conflicts issues related to firm new business ensuring compliance with ethical standards in all jurisdictions as well as firm policies.

    Essential Functions:

    New Business Intake:

    • Provide overall quality control on new business requests to ensure data submitted is accurate and error free. Incorporate information from emails, comments, and phone, to ensure data is complete. Perform corporate research on new clients and related parties.
    • Run conflicts searches on new business requests and prepare reports and summaries of results for Conflicts Attorney and Department Manager review.  Perform analysis on search results as directed. Assist with resolution of conflict of interest issues as directed.

    Consent Documentation:

    • Collaborate with Conflicts Attorney and Department Management to draft, send, and track receipt of consent letters.

    Ethical Walls:

    • Work with Conflicts Attorney and Department Management to draft and post firmwide screening memoranda.

    Data Integrity:

    • Identify and perform large-scale projects to reconcile information in the conflicts database.  

    Required Skills:

    • Accustomed to working in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Strong communication and superior customer service skills. Strong research skills.  Ability to produce high quality work product and exercise sound judgment. Ability to take initiative and exercise discretion.  Strong organizing, prioritizing skills and ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Work well in a team-oriented environment.

    Preferred Skills:

    • Experience with new business intake process at a law firm. Experience with corporate and/or legal research. Ability to establish effective working relationships throughout operational groups. Ability to establish effective working relationships with lawyers, staff and administrative personnel. Perform well under pressure.

    Education & Experience:

    • Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of corporate experience, preferably in a legal environment. Prior research experience required. Understanding of relevant topics, legal issues, and the willingness to learn more required. Experience with conflicts database or similar program preferred.

    APPLY HERE

  • 01/16/2020 9:35 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Investment Operations Officer - Seattle

    POSITION Investment Operations Officer LOCATION Seattle
    BACKGROUND

    Global Partnerships (GP) is an impact-first investor dedicated to expanding opportunity for people living in poverty. Impact-first investing means investing in a way that seeks the greatest possible social impact, while seeking to preserve capital with a modest financial return for investors. GP believes that impact-first investing has an essential role to play in advancing sustainable solutions to poverty for millions of people worldwide.

    GP creates and manages impact-first investment funds that make loans and early stage investments in social enterprises serving people living in poverty in less developed countries, primarily in Latin America and Africa. The GP team is comprised of mission- driven, dedicated, high-performing colleagues working primarily from offices in Seattle, WA, Bogotá, Colombia, and Nairobi, Kenya. To learn more about Global Partnerships, please visit our website at www.globalpartnerships.org.

    ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Investment Operations Officer will be part of GP’s Finance and Operations Team. She/he will assist in closing debt investment transactions with social enterprise partners located in Latin America and Africa and will work closely with our Social Investment Team as well as our Finance team. She/he will report to the Director of Investment Operations. The Investment Operations Officer will play an instrumental role in helping GP further our mission to expand opportunity for people living in poverty.

    This role will be responsible for the following:

    Loan Closing & Management

    • Prepare loan agreements, amendments and related documents for debt transactions with social enterprises, working with local country counsel and US counsel.

    • Track and manage collection of conditions precedent (CPs) prior to loan closing or disbursement of funds, including working with counsel on legal review of CPs and maintaining an organized tracking system.

    • Maintain closing checklists and coordinate closing process.

    • Work with GP’s partners and staff to resolve closing issues and questions prior to loan closing.

    • Maintain organized paper and electronic files; keep database current.

    • Review invoices for transactions to ensure billing is in line with negotiated terms of engagement.

      General Responsibilities

    • Manage relationships with local country counsel and assist Director of Investment Operations with negotiating rates/pro-bono agreements.

    • Assist with collecting annual borrower reporting information.

    • Work with local counsel on Powers of Attorney or other documents or procedures necessary for lending activities in each country.

      SELECTION CRITERIA Core Capabilities

    • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.

    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate within and across teams and across cultures.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; capable of highly professional engagement with colleagues and partners.

    • Self-motivated work ethic, proactive; ability to see tasks through to completion independently.

    • Capable of balancing and prioritizing multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment.

    • Highly organized with attention to detail and commitment to quality; strong project management skills.

    • Embodies GP’s values: Dedicated, Strategic, Collaborative, Aspirational Learner, and Excellence.

    • Commitment to and enthusiasm for GP’s mission to expand opportunity for people living in poverty.

      Qualifications

    • Fluent in both business English and Spanish (required), with fluency in French preferred.

    • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 five years of experience working in business or legal environment, with a strong preference for experience working as a paralegal or loan closer.

    • Knowledge of legal constructs in lending, with a preference for knowledge and/or experience with Latin American or African legal documentation and regulation for lending and finance.

    • Demonstrated experience making sound business decisions based on legal advice.

    • Strong tendency to eagerly accept ownership of projects and to improve efficiencies.

    • Strong computer skills required, including proficiency in all Microsoft Office products; Salesforce experience preferred.

    • Ability to work legally in the United States.

      HOW TO APPLY

      To apply, please send the following materials in a single PDF document to info@globalpartnerships.org and include the title ‘Application: Investment Operations Officer’ in the subject line.

    • Brief cover letter • Résumé

    Global Partnerships is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. For priority consideration, please apply by February 3, 2020.

    Due to the volume of applications, we will contact only those candidates selected for interviews – no follow-ups, please.

    Finalists will be asked to submit references, including name, email, and phone number, of at least two former supervisors. All offers will be contingent upon reference checks as well as a background check.

  • 01/06/2020 10:09 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Todd Bowers & Associates is offering an opportunity to join a high performing, Fortune 50 in-house legal team that provides legal counsel to a variety of business units across the enterprise. Our Law Department employees are challenged, guided, and empowered. As a community, we help one another grow professionally and personally. It's part of who we are and have been since 1922.

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    Todd Bowers & Associates, insurance staff counsel for State Farm insurance companies, is seeking a paralegal to join the Seattle, WA office. We hire the best employees to serve our customers, making us a leader in the insurance and financial services industry. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to supporting two attorneys with discovery, medical record collection, witness disclosure, expert witness preparation, and pre-trial motions in first and third party insurance defense cases. The most qualified candidates will have the ability to work independently, prioritize workload, multi-task in a fast paced environment, and communicate effectively. Paralegal certificate or paralegal education is a plus.

    We Are Looking for Candidates With

    • Paralegal degree and/or paralegal education
    • 2 years of civil litigation experience in personal injury cases
    • Working knowledge of Washington Civil Rules of Procedure and Rules of Evidence
    • Strong computer skills and experience working in an electronic/digital environment


    What You Can Expect

    • Next Steps: Competitive candidates may be invited to participate in the interview process.
    • Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work opportunity.


    What's In It For You

    • Competitive Benefits, Pay and Bonus Potential
    • Volunteer opportunities: Get involved and give back to the community!
    • A Learning Culture: Mentoring, Professional Designations, Employee Development, and more!
    • 401(k) Plan and FULLY FUNDED PENSION
    • We embrace Diversity and Inclusion: We are one team and it is simply the right thing to do!
    • Learn more about our benefits at State Farm Careers!( https://www.statefarm.com/careers/become-an-employee/employee-benefits)


    We are not just offering a job but a meaningful career! We're here to help life go right®
    Come join our passionate team!


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    Employment Type:
    Regular Full-Time

    Shift:
    First
    Weekends:


    Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/jdfwv36xjk9gbghj



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  • 01/03/2020 2:01 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    FAMILY LAW PARALEGAL WANTED

    • About Our Firm

      We are a small, fast-paced, and rapidly growing law firm devoted to Family Law in Tacoma.  Our mission is to provide value to clients above and beyond providing exemplary legal representation. 

      About the Job

      We are looking for an experienced Family Law Paralegal.  The position would start off as part-time to grow into full-time within several months.  

      Your main responsibilities (in no particular order) will be as follows:

      1. Coordinating and noting (docketing/scheduling) court motions, hearings, etc., and drafting and filing the necessary pleadings—usually via e-filing.
      2. Drafting temporary and final court orders and circulating them for review and signatures.
      3. Drafting pleadings including declarations.
      4. Drafting legal correspondence.
      5. Helping the attorney prepare cases for conferences, hearings, mediations, arbitrations, and trial.
      6. Promulgating discovery requests (including subpoenas) and drafting responses to discovery requests served on us.
      7. Communicating with clients regarding all aspects of their case, and responding to their requests and concerns with guidance from the attorney when necessary.
      8. Managing work that you or others assign to other staff, e.g., to a legal assistant.

      Requirements/Qualifications

    1.     Paralegal certificate.
    2.     High school diploma required.
    3.     Professional appearance, manners, and attitude.  
    4.     Ideally, three to five years of being a Family Law Paralegal.  However, we are less concerned with how many years of experience you have than we are with how many experiences you have gained and mastered during those years.  Further, while skills and experience are required, appreciated, and valued, personality, character, intelligence, and integrity will be paramount considerations.  
    5.     Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    6.     Familiar, if not proficient, with FamilySoft.
    7.     Experience with Macs preferred but not essential.
    8.     No smoking on site (some of us are sensitive to cigarette smoke).

    Pay and Benefits

    Up to $30.00/hr. (depending on your experience) with benefits to be discussed at your interview.  

    Instructions for Applying

    Please note that your ability and willingness to follow these instructions explicitly will play a big role in whether you will be considered for this position.

    Supply us with a cover letter and resume, both in PDF format. 

    Send to: info@kleveylaw.com  

    These documents should be in 11-pt. Arial.  In your cover letter, write a few paragraphs describing why you feel you would be a good fit for this position.  Also, in the subject line of your letter, write your name backwards (paying attention to case) and list the name either of your favorite movie or book (also backwards and paying attention to case).  For example, if your name is Emily Jones and your favorite movie is Casablanca, then your subject line would appear like this: “Re: senoJ ylimE, acnalbasaC”.  

    JIS and DSHS background checks will be conducted prior to a job offer being extended.  References will be contacted.  

  • 01/03/2020 1:45 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)
    VIRTUAL FAMILY LAW PARALEGAL WANTED

    About Our Firm

    We are a small, fast-paced, and rapidly growing law firm devoted to Family Law in Tacoma.  Our mission is to provide value to clients above and beyond providing exemplary legal representation. 

    About the Job

    We are looking for an experienced Family Law Paralegal to do remote work for us.  The position would start off as part-time to grow into full-time within several months.  

    Your main responsibilities (in no particular order) will be as follows:

    1. Coordinating and noting (docketing/scheduling) court motions, hearings, etc., and drafting and filing the necessary pleadings—usually via e-filing.
    2. Drafting temporary and final court orders and circulating them for review and signatures.
    3. Drafting pleadings including declarations.
    4. Drafting legal correspondence.
    5. Helping the attorney prepare cases for conferences, hearings, mediations, arbitrations, and trial.
    6. Promulgating discovery requests (including subpoenas) and drafting responses to discovery requests served on us.
    7. Communicating with clients regarding all aspects of their case, and responding to their requests and concerns with guidance from the attorney when necessary.
    8. Managing work that you or others assign to other staff, e.g., to a legal assistant.
    9. Coordinating with in-house staff.

    Requirements/Qualifications 

    1.     Paralegal certificate.
    2.     High school diploma required.
    3.     Professional appearance, manners, and attitude.  
    4.     Ideally, three to five years of being a Family Law Paralegal.  However, we are less concerned with how many years of experience you have than we are with how many experiences you have gained and mastered during those years.  Further, while skills and experience are required, appreciated, and valued, personality, character, intelligence, and integrity will be paramount considerations.  
    5.     Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    6.     Familiar, if not proficient, with FamilySoft.
    7.     Experience with Macs preferred but not essential.
    8.     No smoking on site when in office (some of us are sensitive to cigarette smoke).
    9.     Must provide own phone, internet, computer, etc…

     Pay and Benefits

    Up to $30.00/hr. (depending on your experience) with benefits to be discussed at your interview.  

    Instructions for Applying

    Please note that your ability and willingness to follow these instructions explicitly will play a big role in whether you will be considered for this position.

    Supply us with a cover letter and resume, both in PDF format.

    Send to: info@kleveylaw.com 

    These documents should be in 11-pt. Arial.  In your cover letter, write a few paragraphs describing why you feel you would be a good fit for this position.  Also, in the subject line of your letter, write your name backwards (paying attention to case) and list the name either of your favorite movie or book (also backwards and paying attention to case).  For example, if your name is Emily Jones and your favorite movie is Casablanca, then your subject line would appear like this: “Re: senoJ ylimE, acnalbasaC”.  

    JIS and DSHS background checks will be conducted prior to a job offer being extended.  References will be contacted.  

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