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  • 05/27/2021 8:16 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

    • Paralegal

      Criminal Division

      Summary

      The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (PAO) is seeking experienced paralegals to join our team in the Criminal Division.  Our paralegal positions include an independent and active role as part of a collaborative team dedicated to justice.  The most competitive candidates will have the ability to exercise sound judgment, experience with a high-volume caseload, and embrace a culture of learning in a dynamic environment.  

      We value diversity in our team and embrace the cultural and demographic qualities of the King County community. We work to attract and retain a team that represents the range of backgrounds and perspectives that arise from differences of culture and circumstances. We value the ideas and brilliance that come from lived experience. Candidates with such experience are strongly encouraged to apply. 

      About the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

      The Criminal Division is the largest of four divisions and is organized into several different units.  See the Criminal Division Overview for more information. We are guided by our core values of Justice, Integrity, Compassion, Professionalism, and Leadership.

      Our mission is to do justice:

    • We exercise the power given to us by the people with fairness and humility.
    • We serve our diverse community, support victims and families, and hold individuals accountable.
    • We develop innovative and collaborative solutions for King County and the State of Washington.
    • To learn more about the PAO, please visit our website at: http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/prosecutor.aspx

      Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants and this recruitment will be used to fill vacancies that occur over the next few months.

      Salary:  Range 49-$30.6775 (step one) – $38.8857 (step ten) hourly 

      Work Location:  This position may be in Seattle or Kent, Washington.  The office of the elected prosecutor is located at the King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Seattle.

      Work Schedule:   This position works a 35-hour work week schedule, normally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  This position is eligible for King County’s generous benefits package and is covered by the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

      Union Membership:  Positions in this classification are recognized by Teamsters Local No. 117.

      Job Duties

      Our Criminal Division paralegal positions have a range of responsibilities.  Many of our paralegal positions provide support in all phases of trial preparation for a group of prosecutors with a high-volume workload.  Others support our work in diversion programs, early plea negotiations, post-sentencing (vacates, restoration of rights, etc.), competency issues, involuntary treatment, and appellate to name a few.  

    • Prepare, generate, process, and coordinate service of legal documents, including subpoenas.
    • Maintain case management system (Prosecutor by Karpel – PbK) to reflect updated witness information, court dates, discovery dissemination, trial and disposition information, appellate work, and any other important information that needs to be documented.
    • Manage discovery: Copy/scan, organize, Bates stamp, redact, and disseminate discovery.
    • Create trial exhibits, redact video and audio recordings, and request and monitor transcript requests. 
    • Serve as a liaison with deputy prosecutors, victim advocates, interpreters, law enforcement officers, defense attorneys, defense investigators, court personnel, witnesses, victims, and other partner agencies.
    • Notify/inform victims, witnesses, and law enforcement of case status; coordinate witness testimony; review and interpret legal documents and explain legal procedures; schedule interviews with attorneys and witnesses; and arrange travel and lodging accommodations for witnesses as needed.
    • Perform related work as required.
    • Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

    • Must possess excellent organizational skills, have a high attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to provide excellent customer service in communications with people of diverse backgrounds, including victims, witnesses, and the public in a tactful, diplomatic, patient, and professional manner.
    • Must be receptive to instructions, feedback, and coaching.  
    • Ability to use independent judgment, exercise initiative, anticipate needs, and respond appropriately.
    • Must be receptive to instructions, feedback, and coaching.  
    • Demonstrates strong discernment skills in using discretion when working with confidential information. 
    • Desire and aptitude to learn new concepts, programs, and software on the job.
    • Knowledge of legal office practices, procedures, and equipment.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive), Adobe Pro; familiarity with KC Script, JABS, SAW, JBRS, PeopleMap/Accurint and other criminal justice programs is a plus.
    • Knowledge of the legal system; possession of paralegal skills, including preliminary drafting abilities, identification of legal problems, knowledge of legal terminology and application of laws, rules, and regulations, specifically in the criminal justice system.
    • Bilingual skills are desirable.
    • Any combination of experience/education/training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work.  Formal paralegal education from an accredited paralegal training institution and/or three years of related experience a plus.
    • Active participation in PAO equity work, attending equity trainings and discussions.  Provide support for the Equity and Social Justice policy and principles and work with PAO colleagues and management to identify opportunities for improvement are requisite.

    Application Process

    Interested individuals must complete the four application components: 1) a resume, 2) a cover letter, 3) respond to the supplemental questions and 4) a fully completed King County application which is available online at: www.kingcounty.gov/jobs (NeoGov).  Applications and/or supplemental questionnaires that state “see my resume” or are blank, are considered incomplete and will not be competitive.  For further inquiries regarding this recruitment, please contact Heidi Parkington-Thal at Heidi.parkington-thal@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-1205.

    Selection Process

    Materials will be reviewed for qualifications, and the most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a panel interview process.  Applicants will be required to pass a written paralegal exam.

    Special Requirements

    Finalists must successfully pass a criminal background check, reference check, and be fingerprinted.

    Supplemental Information

    Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State’s best employers.

    Together, with leadership and our employees, we’re changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model for excellence.  Are you ready to make a difference?  Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation’s best places to live, work, and play.

    Guided by our “True North”, we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive.  We value diversity, inclusion, and belonging in our workplace and workforce.  To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity.  Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles-we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results, we are racially just, we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards.  We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and People of Color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

    Special Note Regarding COVID-19

    PAO is following Public Health and CDC guidance in regard to social distancing.  Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours when they are not in the office.  Frequency could vary based on business and operational needs.  Employees must reside in Washington state and interviews for this position will be conducted remotely.

    Commitment to Equity and Social Justice

    King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer.  No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation or if pregnant), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.  Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay, or other forms of compensation.

    The most qualified applicants will be able to demonstrate experience providing high level administrative support in complex, large public sector organizations with multiple stakeholders (public officials, department directors, employees, and labor unions).

    To Apply

    If you are interested in pursuing a paralegal position with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, please follow the application instructions carefully.  If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process, or if you have questions, please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement. 

    Position closes at midnight on June 11, 2021.

  • 05/26/2021 12:38 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)


    JOB TITLE: Public Records Officer

    REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

    CLASSIFICATION:  Professional-Technical

    SALARY: Professional-Technical Salary Schedule

    Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, the primary responsibility of this position will be to serve as the Public Records Officer for the District pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: composing, formatting, and preparing correspondence; responding to requests from the unions, public, governmental agencies, and attorneys for records and documents; coordinating/responding to requests under Washington State public disclosure laws (including compiling and redacting documents, conducting electronic searches, and maintaining appropriate databases); maintaining confidentiality of sensitive and confidential information and records encountered while reviewing records for disclosure; assisting legal counsel and the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources with conducting searches for and responding to discovery requests.

    REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

    Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.

    E = ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Serves as designated Public Records Officer for Auburn School District.

    • Is the point of contact for members of the public for public records requests.

    • Responds to requests for public records, ensuring that all state-mandated deadlines are met.

    • Maintains current knowledge of Washington State Public Records Act and applicable regulations/case law.

    • Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills.

    • Is able to interact professionally with District staff, stakeholders, and the public.

    • Possesses strong attention to detail and proofreading skills.

    • Provides assistance to outside counsel if legal action related to a public records request ensues and in response to document requests in agency investigations, agency enforcement actions, and litigation.

    • Maintains various databases related to public records, including a public records log.

    • Maintains a strong working knowledge of all software or electronic management systems used for gathering, redacting, and providing public records.

    • Summarizes and synthesizes information from records and reports as requested.

    • Ensures the confidentiality and integrity of information obtained while acting as the Public Records Officer.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education and Experience

    • Associates Degree or higher.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Public Record Officer experience for a Washington State government agency. 
    • Paralegal and/or public records request experience.
    • Paralegal Certificate

    (Allowable Substitutions: Any combination of experience and training which provide the incumbent/applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work, as determined by the Auburn School District).

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

    Must demonstrate a successful level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

    • General knowledge of the Washington State Public Records Act and Washington State records retention laws.

    • Ability to conduct legal research, use legal databases, and understand laws and regulations.

    • Ability to follow District policies and procedures.

    • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, state and federal laws related to public school districts including, but not limited to, the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) and attorney client-privilege and work productdoctrine.

    • Knowledge of K-12 Records Retention schedule.

    • Coordinate with District’s departments to ensure K-12 Records Retention Schedule is in compliance.

    • Ability to create electronic documents and use e-discovery and redaction software.

    • Ability to use internal and external electronic search techniques.

    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with District employees, outside counsel, and the public.
    • Ability to exercise independent decision-making abilities and make decisions within parameters established with his/her supervisor, organize and manage multiple time sensitive tasks, and support diplomatic resolution of difficult and/or delicate parent, staff and community issues.
    • Ability to gather and analyze records and make decisions on what documents must be produced, redacted, or withheld.

    • Adept at prioritizing and organizing work.

    • Can produce records in a timely manner.

    • Effective English usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

    • Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with District staff and the public in a multi-cultural environment.

    Demonstrated integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality of information.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Environment:

    • District office environment and school sites.
    • Demanding timelines.
    • Subject to frequent interruptions and extensive contact with students, staff, parents, and the public.

    Physical demands:

    • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching, and reaching to retrieve and maintain files and records.

    • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.

    • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office equipment, computer keyboard, and other equipment necessary to complete the required duties.

    • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.

    • Visual ability to read, and to prepare/process documents and to monitor various services and personnel.

    • Sitting for extended periods.

    • Standing for extended periods.

    • Walking over rough or uneven surfaces.

    • Climbing, occasional use of stepladders.

    • Physical activity may be required, which could include moderate lifting.

      In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Auburn School District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Community of Human Resources.

      The Auburn School District complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not illegally discriminate on the basis of age; gender; race; color; creed; religion; national origin (including language); sex; sexual orientation including gender expression or identity; honorably discharged veteran or military status; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; the use of a trained dog guide or service animal; and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

      Auburn School District - Application

  • 05/24/2021 2:13 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Job Title: Case Manager

    Reports To: Director of Operations
    FLSA Category: Exempt
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

    Injury Law Group NW (ILGNW) is a law firm with a singular focus: providing compassionate and effective legal representation to people injured or damaged by the carelessness and negligence of others. With a dedicated and proactive team of lawyers, and support staff, we believe it is absolutely critical to earn and maintain the trust with every client. We provide world class service and support to each client at every step of the legal process.

    We are looking for a talented professional to join our team, who knows what it means to provide engaging and unprecedented service to our clients right from the start. At ILGNW, we are proud of our office environment which nurtures mentorship, inspires enthusiasm, and motivates employees to put forth their best efforts in achieving firm goals.

    Case Manager Overview

    This job represents all that is unique about our personal injury law group. The Case Manager supports our attorneys in all aspects of legal case preparation and file management; from client intake through settlement including routine investigations and trial preparation.

    Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

    • Regular client communication to identify treatment updates, address client questions or concerns, and any other issues that need to be resolved.

    • Create, setup, organize and manage case files.

    • Maintain and update physical and electronic files, and scan documents using the firm’s Case Management Software, TrialWorks.

    • Coordinate, schedule, and calendar various case related appointments such as, mediations, depositions, administrative proceedings, etc.

    • Assist with filing and serving of court documents and calendaring case schedules.

    • Draft pleadings, discovery, and various legal correspondences such as demand letters for review and finalization by attorney.

    • Identify and initiate contact with all claim related parties.

    • Coordinate with all medical providers and vendors to obtain and ensure receipt of all medical records and bills, including final payment ledgers for each client.

    • Ensure on-time delivery of outgoing email, postal mail, messenger deliveries, overnight deliveries, and faxes.

    Assist Director of Operations as needed in support of cases.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Education:

    • Associate degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required.
    Experience:
    • 1+ years’ prior experience in the personal injury and/or medical malpractice field.
    Required Skills:
    • Experience providing administrative support in the legal field.
    • Solid understanding of Washington state case law and court rules (federal, state, and local).
    • High-level proficiency in MS Office suite.
    • Ability to learn quickly and apply principles of technology and new
    • software such as Westlaw and TrialWorks.
    • Obsessive attention to detail.
    • Ability to effectively organize work, manage time and execute multiple
    • projects concurrently while working under aggressive deadlines.
    • Ability to move files forward and towards settlement without
    • compromising quality.
    • Excellent internet research and investigation skills.
    • Excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to maintain patience and understanding while working with clients under difficult circumstances.
    • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to draft, transcribe, proofread, and edit correspondence, reports, and legal documents.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision while maintaining excellent communication with team members.
    • Strong professional ethics, reliability and accountability required. • Knowledge of medical terminology a plus

    Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

    Salary & Benefits

    ILGNW provides a competitive salary and exceptional health, dental, and vision benefits. We are also a dog-friendly employer.

    Salary is commensurate with experience. Room for growth and opportunity.
    For more information about our company visit: 
    https://injurylawgroupnw.com/

    To apply, email cover letter (including salary requirements), resume, and professional references  to info@injurylawgroupnw.com and include " ILGNW Case Manager" in the subject line

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

  • 05/24/2021 9:46 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    The world's leading aerospace company is seeking a Litigation Paralegal to join the Law Department within the Litigation practice group in our Washington office.

    • The ideal candidate will have outstanding people skills and the ability to work with a wide range of personalities and practice groups via telephone, e-mail, and in-person contact, be a team player, and have a combination of persistence and an ability to navigate through multiple layers of a complex organization like Boeing.  The ideal candidate will also have the ability to exercise sound judgment, experience with a high-volume caseload, and a desire to keep learning in an ever-changing environment.

      This role can be located at any of the following: Renton, WA; Tukwila, WA; Seattle, WA; Auburn, WA or Everett, WA. The main office will be in Seattle, WA with travel between sites as needed.

      Position Responsibilities:

      • Provide in-house paralegal support for general litigation matters
      • Respond to third-party subpoenas
      • Support the work of the attorneys in connection with internal and external investigations
      • Locate information and data custodians
      • Schedule and participate in investigative interviews
      • Collect, review or process data/documents for discovery or investigations
      • Prepare interview memoranda
      • Communicate with internal clients and outside counsel
      • General matter management, including issuing and maintaining document preservation notices
      • May be required to drive own personal vehicle to different Boeing locations to collect/drop off documents, conduct witness interviews, etc. (Reimbursement for mileage will be provided per Boeing policy)
      • Some domestic travel may be required

      The position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

      Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

      • A minimum of five (5) years of litigation experience in either a law firm or corporate law department
      • A minimum of five (5) years of experience working with Microsoft Office Applications
      • Paralegal Certificate or Bachelor’s Degree
      • Experience collecting documents and managing productions, including e-discovery

    Typical Education & Experience: 
    Education/experience typically acquired through basic education (e.g. High School diploma/GED) and typically 7 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g. vocational school/Associate+5 years' related work, Bachelor+2 years' related work, etc.).

    Relocation:

    Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

    Drug Free Workplace:

    Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies. 

    Shift Work:

    This position is for 1st shift

  • 05/19/2021 11:17 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    Role Summary

    The Paralegal provides legal and administrative support to the Legal Division, with a primary focus on litigation and regulatory and labor and employment matters. The Paralegal may be asked to focus on one or more practice areas and may be called upon to assist on matters across the division for Alaska Air Group (“AAG”, Alaska Airlines, Inc. (“Alaska”) and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. (“Horizon”)).  

    Key Duties

    • Provides legal and administrative support within the Legal Division’s litigation and regulatory and labor and employment areas.  
    • Assists attorneys in the litigation discovery process, on investigations, demand letters and agency charges, general project management and other tasks as assigned. 
    • Reviews and responds to subpoenas, civil investigative demands and other requests for information from government entities and third parties. 
    • Supports outside counsel, hiring managers and foreign national applicants/employees with immigration matters.  
    •  Coordinates with other paralegals and clients on state alcoholic beverage issues, transport and storage regulations and assisting with liquor license applications and renewals.
    • Leverages proficiency with Lexis or Westlaw to perform research assignments of a legal or fact-finding nature.
    • Serves as the primary contact for Payroll and Human Resources with respect to writs of garnishment, continuing liens, bankruptcies, and child support orders.
    •  May be called upon to assist ethics and compliance initiatives across the enterprise, including training programs and activities.
    • Coordinates coverage and support for other paralegals and legal professionals.

    Job-Specific Skills 

    Required

    • 3 years of paralegal experience.
    • Four-year college degree, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.
    • A paralegal certificate from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited program. 
    • Resourceful and capable of working independently, prioritizing work, and demonstrates strong discernment skills in using discretion when working with confidential information.
    • Excellent written and verbal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, particularly senior leadership.
    •  Ability to manage ambiguity and adapt to various work styles, risk and change in direction of projects and strategies in high pressure situations that require sound decision making.
    •  Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Teams, SharePoint, and Outlook), as well as FileMaker Pro.
    •  Minimum age of 18.
    • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

    Preferred

    • Experience working in labor and employment law, product liability or commercial litigation.
    • Knowledge in electronic discovery rules, procedures and systems. 
    • General knowledge of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and state statutes governing discovery.
    • Experience as a litigation paralegal in a law firm or in-house environment.
    • Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

    •  Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

    APPLY HERE

  • 05/19/2021 11:11 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

    DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

    As an Employment Paralegal, you will be responsible for providing a comprehensive range of support to attorneys on medium to large employment litigation matters, and overseeing the work of associated legal secretaries, administrative staff, clerks, and/or temporary employees in the performance of client-related tasks.

    At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion. DWT fosters inclusiveness and authenticity. Regardless of position, everyone here has a voice and the support is unparalleled. 

    On a typical day you will perform:

    Case Management

         * Proactively serve as the focal point for litigation team communications and centralized repository for information on project assignments and status

         * Work with secretaries and docketing personnel to ensure that both calendar systems contain accurate and current information

         * Oversee creation, indexing, and continued maintenance of complex case files and document collections

         * Proofread legal memoranda to identify and correct typographical and grammatical errors; check all citations to legal authorities and to the evidence for accuracy of citations and forms of citation consistent with The Bluebook and/or specific court requirements; verify history of cited cases

         * Coordinate and manage court filings, either in paper or electronic form as determined by court requirements 

    Research & Discovery

         * Perform complex fact research and analysis; retrieve and review documents from clients, other parties, and outside sources such as the Internet, public agencies, courts or libraries, as well as case, statutory and/or regulatory law; prepare memoranda or summaries documenting research

         * Manage the creation and maintenance of special collections of documents (including witness files, subject and issue files, experts’ reliance documents, etc.)

         * May prepare initial drafts of discovery requests and responses and other pleadings and memoranda

         * Assist with and participate in collection of client and other parties’ documents; manage detailed tracking of document collection; work with litigation support to ensure proper collection of electronic documents and files

         * Conduct interviews of witnesses and file custodians

         * Work with litigation support to retain vendors, as needed, for all aspects of document production and review; conduct quality control assessment of work performed by vendors

         * Draft memoranda or other documents memorializing in detail the processes used in collecting and producing client documents

         * Conduct initial review of client documents to determine responsiveness and relevance and to identify documents protected by attorney-client privilege; draft privilege logs

         * Perform complex database searches to locate and retrieve selected documents

         * Prepare or supervise the preparation of exhibits for use at depositions and maintain a system to track marked exhibits

         * Manage the collection and status of deposition transcripts; perform searches in the deposition full-text database; summarize deposition transcripts 

    Preparation for and Assistance at Trial or Other Proceedings

         * Assist with trial or arbitration proceedings (tasks include but are not limited to:  preparation of exhibit and witness lists, designations of deposition testimony, preparation of the trial brief).

         * Coordinate logistics with court personnel and other counsel

         * Work with trial support vendor and/or internal litigation support staff to select, prepare, and operate courtroom technology; coordinate set-up and use of technology with courtroom personnel and other counsel

         * Assist attorneys at trial (e.g., track and manage trial exhibits, coordinate with witnesses, operate courtroom presentation tools, act as liaison with court personnel, and summarize trial testimony); coordinate trial support work of more junior paralegals and/or document clerks

    Administrative Tasks

         * Accurately and completely record billable time spent and tasks performed in accordance with firm policy and client-imposed billing protocols; enter and release time promptly in compliance with the firm’s announced deadlines

         * Accurately and promptly submit records of hours worked in compliance with the firm’s established deadlines

         * Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.  Adhere to schedule by being timely on breaks, lunches and meetings

         * Accept and perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

      Join us if you have:

         * 5+ years of paralegal experience, depending upon practice area and position available

         * Bachelor’s degree and completion of paralegal program of study, or clear demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skill

         * Class-Action experience a plus

         * Highly developed skills in time and task management

         * Great attention to detail in striving for perfection in the firm’s work product and client servic

         * Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office computerized business applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) for the creation and editing of complex documents, spreadsheets, and e-mail

         * Proficiency in the use of computerized legal research and document retention databases, like Westlaw, Relativity, for performance of legal and fact research and effective management of complex evidence and case files

         * Proficiency in the use of trial support software, like Trial Director, preferred

         * Proficiency in the use of eDiscovery software, i.e., Relativity, preferred

         * Flexibility for overtime

      Who We Are

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with eight offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.

      What’s in it For You?

    DWT offers competitive compensation in addition to ample benefits including but not limited to:

         * Choice of health and vision insurance plans

         * 2 paid volunteer days for qualifying community service work

         * Dental plan

         * Fertility and adoption benefit

         * Paid sabbatical after 13 years of service

         * Tuition reimbursement

         * Commuter benefits

         * Retirement contribution

    Physical Requirements

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to feel and reach with hands and arms and frequently required to sit, stand, walk and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

    This job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities.  We are committed to promoting a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

    #LI-RK1

    To apply for this position, please use the following URL:

    https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=84d9b8c289424e58ed73b985318eb664


  • 05/18/2021 3:47 PM | Kelli Moro Radnothy (Administrator)

    Gov. Jay Inslee signed a dozen bills today that will improve accountability for law enforcement in Washington state, and will create the nation’s strongest police accountability system. The governor, joined by community members and families of those impacted, signed the bills at the Eastside Community Center in Tacoma.

    The governor signed legislation that will create an Office of Independent Investigations that reports to the governor, prohibit certain uses of force and will require more thorough oversight requirements for hiring and for reporting misconduct.

    “The crises of the past year have unmasked long-standing inequities in our society. The consciousness of our state and nation has been raised against inequity in many forms,” Inslee said. “Our moral mandate to acknowledge these hard truths crystallized in the fallout from the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, and the killing of Manny Ellis in Tacoma. The bills I am signing today respect these truths and lay a solid foundation to halt inequity’s pernicious influence in our systems of government.”

    Katrina Johnson— cousin of Charleena Lyles, who was killed in Seattle in June of 2017— praised the legislation being signed and thanked the governor and state for allowing impacted families to lead in policy discussions, as they are “experts of [their] experience.” 

    “To the impacted families, take a bow in knowing your loved ones death is not in vain,” Johnson said Tuesday. “Today, we stand united in strength and bonded together in pain and blood. We celebrate on this bill signing day, and tomorrow it is back to work on implementation.” 

    Gov. Inslee Press Updates <press@updates.gov.wa.gov>
  • 05/17/2021 3:47 PM | Kelli Moro Radnothy (Administrator)

    The governor signed the Climate Commitment Act, environmental justice legislation, a clean fuels standard and bills related to reducing Washington’s single-use plastic waste and hydrofluorocarbon pollution. The governor also vetoed sections

    “We’ve got a heck of a job to do in the years to come. Our climate commitment, made by our legislature in 2020, is to cut climate pollution by over 50% in the next nine years, on our pathway to net-zero climate pollution by 2050. It won’t be easy, but these bills go a long ways to getting us there,” Inslee said. “Today we commit to our kids and grandkids to do the hard work, so that they will have good jobs and a safe, healthy future, here in our beautiful home state.”

    Inslee was joined by legislators, tribal members, community members and organizations, and other stakeholders as he signed legislation that secured Washington’s top position in the country battling the climate change crisis.

    The governor also issued partial vetoes for HB 1091 and SB 5126.

    Gov. Inslee Press Updates <press@updates.gov.wa.gov>

  • 05/14/2021 3:46 PM | Kelli Moro Radnothy (Administrator)

    Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that the state is moving toward a statewide June 30 reopening date and that all counties in Washington will move to Phase 3 of the Healthy WA: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan effective May 18 until June 30.

    The announcement comes after the governor paused phase movement for two weeks to review an emerging flattening trend in statewide COVID-19 data. As of this week, the plateau observed in COVID-19 activity has become a decline.

    “What we know now gives us the confidence to close this chapter in this pandemic and begin another,” Inslee said at a press conference Thursday. “This next part of our fight to save lives in Washington will focus on increasing vaccination rates and continuing to monitor variants of concern as we move toward reopening our state.”

    The full reopening could happen earlier than June 30 if 70% or more of Washingtonians over the age of 16 initiate vaccination. Washington has administered over six million doses of vaccine, and 56 percent of Washingtonians have initiated vaccination.

    Inslee also announced that Washington will fully adopt masking guidance issued by the CDC earlier this week. He stressed that this guidance is for fully vaccinated people — meaning people who are two weeks removed from their second shot of Pfizer or Moderna, or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

    Gov. Inslee Press Updates <press@updates.gov.wa.gov>

  • 05/13/2021 3:45 PM | Kelli Moro Radnothy (Administrator)

    Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that the state is moving toward a statewide June 30 reopening date and that all counties in Washington will move to Phase 3 of the Healthy WA: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan effective May 18 until June 30.

    The announcement comes after the governor paused phase movement for two weeks to review an emerging flattening trend in statewide COVID-19 data. As of today, the plateau observed in COVID-19 activity has become a decline.

    “What we know now gives us the confidence to close this chapter in this pandemic and begin another,” Inslee said at a press conference Thursday. “This next part of our fight to save lives in Washington will focus on increasing vaccination rates and continuing to monitor variants of concern as we move toward reopening our state.”

    The full reopening could happen earlier than June 30 if 70% or more of Washingtonians over the age of 16 initiate vaccination. Washington has administered over six million doses of vaccine, and 56 percent of Washingtonians have initiated vaccination.

    Inslee also announced that Washington will fully adopt masking guidance issued by the CDC earlier today. He stressed that this guidance is for fully vaccinated people — meaning people who are two weeks removed from their second shot of Pfizer or Moderna, or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

    Gov. Inslee Press Updates <press@updates.gov.wa.gov>

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