Washington State Paralegal Association

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  • 03/24/2021 10:55 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)
    Gillaspy & Rhode, PLLC, an established insurance defense, construction, real estate, and small business law firm, has immediate openings in our Kirkland office for an experienced Paralegal and Legal Assistant to join our firm.    

    Gillaspy & Rhode is a mid-sized firm with offices in Kirkland and Portland.  We have built a reputation for high quality service and professionalism and seek candidates who are responsible, responsive, knowledgeable, creative, professional, and able to work independently and as part of a team. 

    Qualified candidates for Paralegal and Legal Assistant positions must also have:

    •  2+ years litigation experience;
    • Familiarity with state and local rules and filing legal documents in Washington and Oregon;
    • Ability to balance multiple tasks and cases;
    • Excellent decision-making skills and judgment;
    • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail; and
    • A strong work ethic and positive can-do attitude.

    Paralegal Specific Tasks

    • Perform records review and preparation of medical chronologies and other summaries 

    • Notate key documents for attorney review 
    • Prepare timeline of key events when requested 
    • Prepare discovery request and responses, including but not limited to subpoena duces tecum, interrogatories, requests for production, deposition notices, requests for admissions, and the like 
    • Redact privileged information from policies and job files when requested 
    • Participate in client and other meetings when requested 
    • Ensure documents produced by clients are responsive to discovery requests 
    • Perform routine follow up with other parties and clients to insured provision of responsive documents in timely fashion 
    • Prepare tenders and follow up on the same requested 
    • All tasks must be performed in an organized and detailed fashion, work cooperatively with internal and external contacts, maintain confidentiality of all case file information

    Legal Assistant Specific Tasks

    • Support administrative duties such as answering phones and direct calls appropriately, manage incoming and outgoing mail for attorneys and other office duties 
    • Perform conflict checks 
    • Open new files 
    • Maintain familiarity with all insurance carrier guidelines 
    • Edit and final case related correspondence and pleadings and manage emails. Manage electronic file folders and their contents and keep updated 
    • File all documents, electronic and written 
    • Calendar all deadlines and deliverables as directed by attorney and as obvious from incoming emails, firm procedures, and carrier guidelines 
    • Contacts with client and opposing party representatives, mediators, experts as directed by attorneys 
    • Stay apprised of procedural rules applicable to all work product 
    • Assist with vendor bills and other billing tasks as requested 
    • Assist with preparation for key events such as mediation, arbitration, hearings and trials 
    • Redact privileged information from policies and job files when requested 
    • Participate as requested in editing and preparation of marketing materials
    • Participate as requested in routine office chores, such as ordering supplies, kitchen clean up and the like
    • All tasks must be performed in an organized and detailed fashion, work cooperatively with internal and external contacts, maintain confidentiality of all case file information

    Legal Assistant and Paralegal roles may overlap and tasks interchange on a case-by-case basis, or as workload dictates.

    Gillaspy & Rhode offers experience driven salary and benefits, competitive with the local market, as well as a collaborative, supportive and team-driven environment.

    To apply for this position, please submit a cover letting describing your interest in the opportunity along with your resume to:  mollydorr@outlook.com
  • 03/22/2021 11:55 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Job Description

    Respected downtown injury firm seeking an experienced personal injury paralegal. Competitive salary, great benefits, fast-paced, team-centered environment.

    Davis Law Group is seeking a reliable, professional and experienced paralegal to help manage serious injury cases from start to finish.

    Duties include active case management of files, communication with clients, insurance adjustors, opposing counsel, and doctors. Experience drafting pleadings such as summons & complaint, drafting discovery, motions, responding to discovery requests, Pre-hearing statements, etc.

    Job Qualifications

    Qualifications include strong team player, ability to multi-task and prioritize, attention to detail, strong work ethic, highly organized, maintain confidentiality and professional.

    Must have experience using Microsoft computer applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook. Experience using Needles Case Management is a plus.

    Compensation/Benefits

    Competitive salary based on experience; Paid Holidays; Paid Time Off; Annual Bonus; 401k; ORCA Card (train/bus pass), Company-Paid Medical, Dental, Vision.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $50,000.00 - $125,000.00 per year DOE

    COVID-19 considerations:
    We are currently operating in a hybrid in-office/work-from-home environment. The person selected for this position will require in-person training over the first ~2 weeks of employment before being eligible for hybrid work.

    To apply send email and cover letter to jobs@injurytriallawyer.com


  • 03/16/2021 2:58 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Focal PLLC, a Seattle law firm, seeks a full-time paralegal to primarily support our corporate and transactional practices. Corporate governance and transactional experience is required. Duties will include:

    ● Working with lawyers to prepare and file documents required to form, maintain, and/or dissolve companies, such as corporations and limited liability companies.

    ● Collecting and organizing client and corporate information, tracking filing and renewal deadlines, and corresponding and coordinating document execution with third parties.

    ● Assisting lawyers to prepare documentation for a variety of corporate transactions, from mergers and acquisitions to debt and equity financings. This may include preparing or drafting due diligence request lists, document data rooms, form agreements, and closing binders.

    ● Assisting lawyers to prepare corporate governance documents, such as board minutes, board and/or shareholder resolutions, and equity grants.

    ● Creating and maintaining corporate records, such as minute books, cap tables, stock certificates, and stock option ledgers.

    ● Conducting legal research and analysis from time-to-time as needed, under the supervision and direction of lawyers.

    ● Proofreading various types of commercial agreements and revising/updating commercial agreements as directed by lawyers.

    ● Developing systems and processes to streamline contract or transaction origination and completion.

    We are looking for an organized and proactive candidate with the ability to work efficiently and independently. Attention to detail is key. The position requires excellent writing skills and proficiency with office software, including Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe and DocuSign. Familiarity with Carta is preferred. The ability to work with and help evaluate new software tools is important. 

    The preferred candidate will have at least 2-3 years of experience, a paralegal certificate and/or bachelor’s degree, or a combination of experience and education that allows the candidate to meet the needs of the firm.

    Focal maintains an office in SoDo, but all attorneys and staff are currently working remotely. The ability to work primarily remotely will continue post-COVID restrictions. However, working at the office may be required from time to time. 

    Focal maintains a family friendly atmosphere. We value diversity and make an effort to look for diverse candidates. Please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@focallaw.com. A writing sample may be required upon request.

     

  • 03/16/2021 8:53 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Member Service Manager Announcement

    Looking for a dynamic role with an organization making an impact on the real estate industry in Washington? Washington REALTORS® is seeking a Member Service Manager to join their team in Olympia. Washington REALTORS® advocates for REALTORS® and their clients and provides services to help members prosper. Members receive benefits including education programs, technical support, access to the Washington REALTORS® advocacy team, and legal benefits through the Legal Hotline.

    This is an opportunity to join an organization with a collaborative, collegiate group of professionals who value relationship building and offers room for professional growth.

    The Member Service Manager oversees the Professional Standards program (similar to dispute resolution), chapter association management, serve as staff liaison to assigned Committees, and assist with development of membership outreach programs within the Membership Department.

    Qualifications:

    • Experience in developing, providing, organizing, and offering training for varying audiences.

    • Strong research & organizational skills.

    • High level of customer service, problem solving, and attention to detail.

    • Experience working collaboratively with other departments, members, and member

      groups.

    • Ability to organize and implement multiple projects under strict deadlines.

    • Experience in database management preferred.

    • Experience in Association work or working with committees and volunteers is helpful.

    • Ability to travel (post pandemic)

    • Ability to use Microsoft office products (word, excel, ppt, etc.).

    • Comfortable with public speaking.

    • Relevant post-high school education or job experience preferred.

    • General understanding of advocacy and grassroots activities.

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    The successful candidate must able be able to show/or complete, within 12 months of hire, the Mandatory Professional Standards Administrator certification training and re-certify every four years.

    Please visit our website to learn more about our organization http://www.warealtor.org/

    Interested candidates please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Stacie Weedon.

    Washington REALTORS® is a professional trade organization established in 1942 with over 20,000 members. We are proud to provide our members with highly valued services and benefits while working to support our communities. Our office is located in Olympia, WA.

    Washington REALTORS® offers a generous benefits package for full-time employees. Salary Range: 50k-65k DOE

  • 03/09/2021 11:19 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    TEMPORARY LEGAL ADVOCATE POSITION

    Wenatchee, WA

    Full time, non-exempt

    NWIRP Careers

    SUMMARY:

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a full time Temporary Spanish-speaking legal advocate to join NWIRP’s Wenatchee office for a period of nine (9) months, with a potential of a three (3) months extension. The applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish. Due to COVID, the majority of this role is remote, however occasionally you will be needed to go into the office.

    NWIRP’s Wenatchee offices provide humanitarian based immigration legal services to immigrant communities in North Central and Eastern Washington, in a fast-paced environment while working with clients on both affirmative and defensive immigration matters.

    BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

    In 2020, the beginning annual salary for candidates with no experience is $47,447 and is higher depending on years of directly relevant experience. For example, for someone with 10 years of directly relevant experience the annual salary would be $60,882; 20 years = $73,787.
    Because this full-time position is temporary, it is not covered by 
    NWIRP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. However, NWIRP offers a generous benefits package, including:

    • 100% of premiums for excellent health, vision and dental plans;

    • 3% employer retirement contributions;

    • Disability/life/AD&D coverage;

    • Annual leave of 16 paid vacation days, 13 paid holidays, 12 paid health-related days

    COMMITMENT TO INCLUSIVITY, EQUITY AND REPRESENTATION:

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse staff, board, and volunteer base reflective of the communities we serve and that enhances our ability to create a vibrant environment where all members of the NWIRP community thrive. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants (including people who were formerly detained, undocumented, or who have navigated the immigration legal system), women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds and language abilities.

    It is the policy of NWIRP to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. NWIRP is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. NWIRP does not discriminate on the basis of class, race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability. Excepting any undue hardship, NWIRP will provide reasonable accommodations upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Under the supervision of attorneys, prepare immigration forms, applications, and supporting documents;

    • Conduct intakes and prescreening, by phone, and interview potential clients to gather or clarify information;

    • Answer and return calls to the office main line and refer to appropriate staff or external agencies as needed;

    • Provide administrative support including processing mail, cash receipts, and office supply orders, as needed;

    • Provide support to the respective Unit staff attorneys, accredited representatives, and other staff members, as needed;

    • Maintain a working knowledge of significant policies, laws, practices, and trends in immigration law;

    • Establish, organize, and maintain files;

    • Translate documents;

    • Perform administrative tasks related to grant reporting and other requirements;

    • Participate in NWIRP’s outreach, community education, and development efforts;

    • Other tasks as assigned by supervisory staff.
    • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; utilize a phone, computer, keyboard, pen and paper.
    • Emotional demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to discuss topics including, but not limited, to discrimination; child abuse, neglect, abandonment; domestic abuse; and other violence.

    SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Demonstrated commitment to advancing and defending the rights of immigrants and willingness to support NWIRP’s mission, vision, and values;

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to organize information in a clear and concise manner;

    • Commitment to working in a diverse working environment;

    • Fluent in English and Spanish;

    • Previous exposure to immigration law experience preferred;

    • Previous work experience with children and youth preferred;

    • Previous work with survivors of violence preferred;

    • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently; and

    • Proficiency in use of web-based software, MS Word and MS Excel

    REPORTS TO:

    Supervising Attorney

    TO APPLY:

    Please visit our careers page to apply. Click Here to submit your Resume and Cover Letter. Please note that you must submit your Resume and Cover Letter as a single file. For your cover letter please indicate how your lived/ work experiences make you a good fit for this role. Full consideration will be given to those who apply by March 9th 2021, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

    ABOUT NORTHWEST IMMIGRANT RIGHTS PROJECT:

    Founded in 1984, NWIRP is a nationally-recognized legal services organization on the front lines of defending and advancing the rights of immigrants. Each year, NWIRP provides direct legal representation and assistance in immigration matters to thousands of people with low incomes who come from over 160 countries and speak over 60 different languages. NWIRP challenges unjust policies through high-impact lawsuits and advocates for laws and policies that respect the rights of immigrants. NWIRP is also a trusted provider of immigration-related community education for immigrant communities and social service providers. NWIRP has a staff of over 120 and an annual budget of over $13 million. NWIRP serves the community through four offices in Washington State (Granger, Seattle, Tacoma and Wenatchee), but the impact of our work is felt nationwide.

  • 03/09/2021 11:14 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

     

    PI PARALEGAL – South Sound Law Firm

    Seeking full-time personal injury paralegal with a minimum of two years’ experience for high volume South Sound law firm.  Candidate will handle cases from the initial meeting to trial.  

    Salary DOE.

    Apply by email to tfirkins@vansiclen.com
  • 03/05/2021 8:12 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Job Description:

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for a paralegal to join its nationally recognized Personal Planning (PPG) practice group. This position will perform legal and other online research and writing tasks as directed by attorneys. Requires an understanding of accounting principles; demonstrate excellent verbal, written communications and interpersonal skills; and be able to effectively interface with team members, staff, and employees at all management levels within the firm.

    Essential Functions:

    • Drafting court documents and related probate documents based on knowledge of Washington probate proceedings, and presenting uncontested matters at ex parte hearings
    • Preparing gift and estate tax returns
    • Assisting with the analysis, calculation or preparation of asset and gift spreadsheets using Excel and/or other software
    • Preparing documents related to the transfer of assets, including disclaimers, notices of withdrawal rights and assignments
    • Attending meetings and participating in conference calls with clients
    • Managing all aspects of estate and trust administration

    Required Skills:  

    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and concurrent deadlines and to communicate the status of projects
    • Ability to analyze data and organize it for presentation to clients
    • Close attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently upon receiving assignments

    Education & Experience:
    Bachelor's degree and 3 years' recent experience in probate and trust administration is preferred. Paralegal certification preferred but not required. Candidates must possess a client-focused approach to work, be able to handle multiple assignments efficiently, work well under pressure, and have the flexibility to assist teams in meeting client demands on accelerated schedules. The ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic, be a self-starter, and operate with strong initiative to meet billable requirements. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letting describing your interest in the opportunity along with your resume.

    APPLY HERE

  • 02/24/2021 5:12 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    LegalAssistant 

    Location Investco L.L.C. - Sumner

    Description Position Summary:

    Investco L.L.C. is seeking a legal secretary or legal assistant to provide in-house legal department with general support in contract management lifecycle and entity maintenance activities as well as administrative support for routine office functions.

    Salary: $60,000-70,000/year, DOE Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist with proofing routine contracts related to property management;

    • Respond to inquiries from internal clients on contract status;

    • Process entity annual renewals for over 200 LLCs and corporations;

    • Create and update entity organizational charts;

    • Assist in preparation of form entity agreements and collateral documents;

    • Circulate contracts and agreements for execution by DocuSign; distribute

      and file as necessary;

    • Upload documents to SharePoint;

    • Administrative support as needed, including physical and electronic

      filing and maintenance of database information.

    • Other duties may be assigned as needed.

      Experience and Skills:

    • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years related legal firm or in- house legal experience.

    • Works with integrity and ethically; exercises discretion and independent judgment with respect to confidential matters.

    • Understands basic legal language and legal documents as well as organization and preparation of those documents for execution.

    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment; able to accept and adapt to frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; follows assignment through to completion.

    • Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar, pays keen attention to detail.

    • Can self-direct and efficiently organize work, routinely multitask and consistently meet multiple deadlines; accepts responsibility and accountability.

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    Full- Time/Part- Time

    Division

    Exempt/Non- Exempt

    EOE Statement

    To Apply

    • Balances team and individual responsibilities; contributes to building a positive and effective team.

    • Volunteers readily; pursues training and development opportunities; gives and welcomes constructive feedback.

    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and DocuSign

    • Sense of humor

      Why Work for Us?

    • Health Insurance including Dental & Vision Insurance + FSA

    • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match

    • Competitive salary

    • Life Insurance

    • Long-term Disability Insurance

    • Paid Time Off and Holidays

    • Support employee development and professional organizational

      memberships

    • We encourage career growth

      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

      Full-Time

      Investco L.L.C.

      Exempt

      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

      Apply through this link:

      https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=3424978

  • 02/24/2021 5:08 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Apply soon! Application review begins on March 8, 2021.

    The Washington Medical Commission promotes patient safety and enhances the integrity of the medical profession through licensing, discipline, rulemaking, and education. This position improves patient safety through regulatory processes, improving the timeliness of cases, applying appropriate sanctions for misconduct, working to ensure cases are handled within set timelines, and ensuring that Commission decisions comply with sanction guidelines.  
     
    The duty station for this position is in Tumwater, WA.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is expected with minimal days in the office.  When approved to return, the incumbents are expected to report to the duty station for work activities.  Partial telecommuting may be an option subject to supervisory approval. 
     
    About the Department of Health
    Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions, and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.
     
    Benefits of Working for DOH
    Washington is America's Top State according to 
    U.S. News (2019) and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

    Tumwater is a vibrant city just south of Olympia, the state's capital, with a small-town feel conveniently situated between Seattle and Portland. Tumwater enjoys the benefits of an engaged and educated community and a well-supported school system, with two universities and a community college within a ten-mile radius.

     DOH offers:

    • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions.
    • Growth and development opportunities.
    • A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes.
    • Opportunities to serve your community through meaningful work.
    • A commitment to diversity and inclusion by fostering an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work.
    • An Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. 
    • A modernized workplace.

    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 promptly.
    • 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 following court rules and statutes.
    • Review evidence, analyze facts, and draft 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 an 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 about disciplinary proceedings.
    • Find, interview, and work with expert witnesses.
    • Select, redact, and organize the medical records for expert review.
    • Process summary action cases.

     
    Required Qualifications
     

    Option 1: Graduation from an accredited paralegal program; and one year working as a paralegal.

    Option 2: Two (2) years working as a paralegal. 

    And

    • Experience using MS Outlook to compose, send, and respond to e-mail and to coordinate schedules and schedule meetings.
    • Experience using MS Word to create forms using templates, work with form fields, and format and enhance forms; 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, and working with hyperlinks.
    • 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.
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, oral, visual).
    • Original written composition: structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling, self-editing.
    • Internet research.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Graduation from an accredited four-year college.
    • Completion of a nine-month paralegal program. 

    Application Process
    Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you.  Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:
     

    1. letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position.
    2. A current resume.
    3. Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.

     
    Important Note: Do not attach documents that contain private information (social security number, date of birth, transcripts, etc.) or documents that are password protected. These documents will not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded. Veterans, please feel free to attach a copy of your redacted DD214."
     
    The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer.  We strive to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful.  It is our policy to prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce. 
     
    This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
     
    Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions
    With or without accommodation, I am willing and able to:
     

    • Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.
    • Occasionally work more than 40 hours per week and/or adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evenings and weekends.
    • Occasionally travel throughout the state (including rural areas) which may include overnight stays.
    • Participate in emergency response activities and when the Agency Coordination center is activated.
     
    If you have questions, need alternative formats or other assistance please contact Zach Covington at (360) 480-0470, Zach.Covington@doh.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 711 (Washington Relay). Technical support is provided by neogov, 855-524-5627 (can't log in, password or email issues, error messages).

  • 02/18/2021 5:21 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Title: Paralegal

    Division: Legal and Research Affairs

    To apply for this role, please visit PATHs Careers site via this link: https://bit.ly/2N5QcqZ

    Please submit a cover letter with your resume describing your interest in this position and how you meet the requirements. Only submissions with cover letters will be considered.

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    PATH is currently recruiting for a very experienced Paralegal to work with attorneys in the Legal and Research Affairs division to support internal program and institutional units at PATH.

    PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutionsincluding vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

    The Legal Affairs team supports PATH’s mission of bringing health equity to all by providing strategic legal counsel, education, and guidance to facilitate innovation and collaboration while enhancing compliance and managing risk. The division consists of a general counsel, five attorneys, three paralegals, and three paralegal assistants, who comprise its administrative support team. Legal Affairs’ mission is to support PATH's diverse portfolio of public health projects by being trusted advisors and partnering with clients and other stakeholders to achieve PATH’s strategic objectives within sound risk tolerance and efficient decision-making frameworks, tailored and adaptable to meet institutional and programmatic needs.

    Under the supervision of the attorneys, specific responsibilities include:

    • Review, draft, and negotiate agreements (in the context of both creating new and editing existing) such as pre-teaming and teaming agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, data transfer agreements, copyright permissions, publication agreements, subcontracts, collaborative development agreements, research collaboration agreements, clinical trial agreements, commercialization agreements, manufacture and supply agreements, memoranda of understanding, software license and other vendor agreements, grant agreements, and amendments.
    • Prepare other legal documents such as research/due diligence memoranda, internal client and external collaborator communications, and letters.
    • Leverage departmental databases (including Salesforce-based database) and other software tools for agreement and project tracking.
    • Collaborate with team members to provide comprehensive legal services to PATH clients.
    • Undertake research relating to implementing transactions and initiatives.
    • Contribute to Legal Affairs projects, such as templates, reports, forms and clause banks.
    • Assist in the development and presentation of client training materials and client-facing intranet tools.

    • Organize, electronically file and disseminate legal documents as requested by supervising attorneys.

      Required Experience

    • Bachelor's degree (or an equivalent amount of education and work experience), plus a minimum of five years as a transactional paralegal, contract administrator or contract manager.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating a variety of agreement types, including simple agreements and amendments as well as more complex collaborative agreements.
    • Work experience in-house at a company or global organization handling global transactions required.
    • Intellectual property and patent experience a plus.
    • Strong understanding of contract and legal terminology and concepts and ability to effectively explain the same to clients and apply to business objectives.
    • Experience working with corporate, private foundation and government donors and funders a plus.
    • Adept at prioritizing competing demands in high-volume environment.
    • Strong research, analytical, and investigative skills; ability to document and present findings succinctly, both orally and in writing.
    • Creative problem-solving to practically address issues and to develop sustainable and systemic solutions, including developing pragmatic legal solutions to fulfill business needs.
    • Consistently demonstrates sound judgment, particularly in ambiguous circumstances.
    • Strong client communications to effectively educate and manage expectations.
    • Ability to build rapport and clearly, effectively and collaboratively communicate with peers and clients.
    • Excellent proofreading ability and very strong attention to detail.
    • Well organized, flexible attitude, and a desire to continually learn new concepts.
    • Ability to work independently, but comfortable working in a collaborative environment.
    • Proficiency with databases (e.g., Salesforce) and with Microsoft Office products, including Teams, OneDrive, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    •  Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

    PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

    PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Washington State Paralegal Association
19540 International Blvd., Ste. 105
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