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Paralegal - Alaska Airlines - Seattle, WA

05/19/2021 11:17 AM | Anonymous

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 


  • 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.


  • 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.


Washington State Paralegal Association
19540 International Blvd., Ste. 105
SeaTac, WA 98188



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