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  • 04/16/2024 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    Probate Paralegal

    The successful candidate for this position will have a minimum of 5 years Washington State probate experience and have a working knowledge of the court procedures for King and Snohomish county. Working knowledge and experience in TEDRA actions, GAL and SGAL procedures preferred. You need to be able to communicate clearly and professionally with clients taking into account their often fragile emotional state in dealing with probate matters. The ability to multi task while maintaining attention to detail and organizational skill is a critical element to this position. You will open probates, get letters of administration, gather documentation, schedule hearings and client meetings with the attorneys, draft pleadings, organize creditor claims, prepare annual reports and close probates.

    Our firm is committed to providing top quality client service in which communication with the client is a priority. E mails and phone calls must be returned within 24 hours, preferably same day unless circumstances prevent it. We do not micro manage people and expect professional and personal accountability and responsibility. You need a desire to do excellent work as a matter of personal pride in addition to meeting client expectations. If this sounds like you, we would love to have you join our team, make a difference in people’s lives and be a personal and financial success.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $70,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year

    Benefits:

    • 401(k) matching
    • Health insurance
    • Opportunities for advancement
    • Paid sick time
    • Paid time off

    Schedule:

    • 8 hour shift

    Travel requirement:

    • No travel

    Experience:

    • Recent Washington Probate: 5 years (Required)

    Work Location: In person

    To Appy: Send Cover Letter & Resume to Craig@glgmail.com


  • 04/15/2024 3:53 PM | Anonymous

    Job Overview:

    • Lifetime Legal is a well-established women owned estate planning and probate law firm serving Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties. We are looking for two paralegals to begin right away in full-time positions. These positions will work closely with and support supervising attorneys who practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, adult guardianship/conservatorship and minor conservatorship. These are not remote positions and will require presence in the office.

    Qualifications:
    • Associate Degree or Paralegal Certificate Required (Legal experience may substitute at discretion of employer)
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, and Excel preferred
    • Typing WPM: 50+ Required
    • Accounting/Bookkeeping Experience preferred for position # 1
    • Probate experience preferred for position #2
    • Experience with Clio or similar web-based client software program preferred
    • Experience in probate work and/or estate planning preferred

    Skills Required:

    • Ability to e-file and e-record documents (preferred)
    • Comfort with client/other professionals during phone and in person interactions to include answering questions regarding estate administration, responding to client concerns, scheduling appointments, and assisting in the signing and execution of pleadings as required.
    • Compassion and kindness for those who are grieving.
    • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills.
    • Excellent writing skills.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Familiarity with legal billing (preferred).
    • Reliable, accountable, and willing to collaborate with others.
    • Comfort with web-based interfaces.
    • Independent and self-motivated worker.
    • Ability to work with interruptions and flexibility to adjust to attorney needs.
    • Articulate.
    • Good problem solver.
    • Team Player/Collaborative and Respectful with Colleagues.

    Please submit your resume along with a cover letter detailing your relevant experience. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    To send a secure attachment, please click HERE

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $26.00 - $30.00 per hour

    Expected hours: 40.00 per week

    Benefits:

    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Health insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Paid sick time
    • Paid time off
    • Vision insurance

    Schedule:

    • 8 hour shift
    • Monday to Friday

    Ability to Relocate:

    • Olympia, WA 98506: Relocate before starting work (Required)

    Work Location: In person

    Lifetime Legal, PLLC

    1235 Fourth Avenue East, Suite 200 | Olympia | WA 98506

  • 04/11/2024 6:39 AM | Anonymous

    Legal Assistant / Case Manager

    Schroeter Goldmark & Bender (SGB) is hiring a Legal Assistant / Case Manager.

    ****Application Deadline: May 1, 2024****
    *****Do not delay as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis****

    About SGB

    Schroeter Goldmark & Bender represents and advocates for people who have been injured, discriminated against, sexually harassed, deprived of wages, or otherwise harmed by a company or organization. We believe that all community members need a first-rate legal team working for them when it comes to protecting their rights and fighting powerful defendants.

    We are looking for an experienced professional to provide support in a fast-paced practice, focusing mainly on plaintiff’s serious personal injury and employment discrimination. Below are the job responsibilities for this role:

    Legal Assistant / Case Manager Responsibilities

    • Provide attorney administrative support.

    • Assist with trial preparations.

    • Act as the primary contact for clients, opposing counsel, experts, and witnesses.

    • Organize and maintain digital case files.

    • Manage document productions within the discovery database.

    • Calendar and oversee court deadlines.

    • Obtain case-specific documents from third parties.

    • Conduct general case research.

    • Draft, organize, and prepare correspondence, discovery documents, materials for expert witnesses, and basic court pleadings for attorney review.

    • Assist with deposition logistics such as preparing notices and arranging for court reporters.

    • File documents electronically with the court following court rules.

    • Coordinate and manage the attorney's trial calendar.

    • Provide general marketing support.

    • Prepare materials for court presentations and e-filings.

    Desired Qualifications

    • High school diploma or equivalent.

    • Working knowledge of state and federal court rules, including electronic filing procedures.

    • Familiarity with motions practice in state and federal courts.

    • Detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable working under deadlines.

    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

    • Ability to work independently, with self-motivation, initiative, and follow up.

    • Ability to prioritize directions from supervising attorney.

    • Aptitude for problem-solving technology and software related issues.

    • Communicates in a professional and ethical manner.

    • Clerical experience or experience in a legal environment preferred.

    • Experience with Microsoft Windows systems.

    • An interest in helping people seek justice.

    Office Location

    SGB has a hybrid work from home schedule. Our main office is located in downtown Seattle (Rainier Square Building, 401 Union Street, Suite 3400). Administrative professionals are expected to be in the office on Mondays and Thursdaysand we understand everyone has different accessibility needs.

    Scheduled Weekly Hours

    SGB has a 37.5-hour work week, this may increase when our workload is heavier. The most common work schedule is Monday through Friday / 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

    Salary

    The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $90,000 (depending on experience).

    Inclusion

    Schroeter Goldmark & Bender is a workplace of respect and inclusion; we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    Apply

    Please submit your letter of interest and resume to: Meliora@sgb-law.com.
    We look forward to having you join our fun, hard-working, and dedicated litigation team!

    ****Application Deadline: May 1, 2024****
    *****Do not delay as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis****

  • 03/26/2024 10:18 AM | Anonymous

    Family Law Legal Assistant - Onsite in Kirkland, WA

    Join one of PSBJs 100 Best Workplaces for 2022 and 2023 to work with a highly skilled legal team that moves mountains to support our clients. McKinley Irvin is seeking a dynamic and experienced on-site Legal Assistant to join the McKinley Irvin family in our Kirkland Office. For a full job description, please visit:

    https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=106211&clientkey=6BB1C280CC57C5A22AA5705137AB61D2

    A completed application, cover letter, resume, and pay requirements are required for consideration.

    ***No agency inquiries, please. ***

    What we offer:

    • Work that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of others
    • A supportive community of purpose-driven individuals
    • On-site camaraderie with industry professionals 
    • Training and development opportunities to design a career you love
    • Competitive compensation, time off, and benefits
    • State-of-the-art technology, resources, and support
    • $22-$28 /hour, commensurate with applicable experience

    What you contribute:

    First and foremost, we are empathetic advocates for our clients. We provide a supportive refuge during their time of crisis, while relentlessly pursuing the best possible outcome for their futures. To continue our mission, we are looking for a similarly minded, full-time Legal Assistant. If you want to build your future along with ours, we'd love to hear from you.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist legal teams with detailed categorization and document indexing of client paperwork (tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements, etc.)
    • Assist legal teams with opening new client files
    • Assist legal teams with drafting, filing, serving, and tracking general pleadings and documents/correspondence (Notice of Appearance, Notice of Absence, Notice of Intent to Withdraw, Transmittal Memorandums, etc.)
    • Assist legal teams with processing incoming and outgoing mail, and legal messenger deliveries, and provide copies to client via client's preferred method (email, mail)

    Requirements:

    • At least 2 -3 years of legal assistant experience is required, with family law experience strongly preferred
    • Excellent oral and written communication
    • Ability to meet multiple deadlines under time constraints
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
    • High degree of professionalism and dependability
    • Paralegal certificate preferred
    • Able to work regular office hours (8 am-5 pm) onsite in Kirkland office
    • Legal Assistant Total Rewards
      • Job Salary Range: $21.73 - 32.60 per hour
      • Expected Hiring Range: $22 - $28/hr. est. annualized $45,760 - 58,240
      • Eligible for annual discretionary bonus
    • McKinley Irvin offers a competitive total rewards package with compensation commensurate with experience and generous benefits, including but not limited to:
      • Choice of PPO/HDHP health plans
      • Choice of two dental plans
      • Vision insurance
      • 401k retirement plan with generous matching
      • Flexible paid time off starting at three weeks per year
      • 10 paid company holidays annually
      • Commuter subsidies
      • Group Life and Disability
      • College-bound-graduate laptop program
      • Casual Fridays
      • Thriving and engaged culture of smart coworkers

    About McKinley Irvin:

    With offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Kirkland, Vancouver, and Portland, OR McKinley Irvin is the Pacific Northwest's largest family law firm. For over 30 years, we've dedicated ourselves to our clients, their families, and the evolving nature of what it means to be a family. It is our goal to achieve the best possible results for our clients, while at the same time delivering world-class personal service.

    Our Philosophy:

    We believe families are the root of civilization, that healthy families create healthy communities, and that communities are the foundation of the country. By helping one family at a time, we better our society.

    APPLY HERE

  • 03/23/2024 2:23 PM | Anonymous

    Cap City Law seeks paralegal to join our busy, dynamic team in Olympia. We focus on business, real estate, immigration, estate planning, and trust and estate administration. Experience in these areas preferred but not required; we will train the right candidate. Our new hire will join one other paralegal in supporting a team of 4 attorneys.

    Work hours are Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Paralegal will be expected to work in our Olympia office initially. Some flex time and/or remote work may be possible after a probationary period. Competitive pay, generous paid time off, fully-paid medical, dental and vision, and 401(k).

    Qualifications and Skills

    Excellent organizational skills

    Attention to detail

    Legal research and investigation skills

    Ability to follow direction and procedures

    Strong written and oral communication skills

    Ability to prioritize workload and assignments

    Team player, collaborative and respectful with colleagues

    Strong client-relation skills, including in-person, phone, and Zoom interactions

    Education:

    Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited program preferred, or a combination of education and experience

    2-3 years of significant and substantive experience as a paralegal in a law firm setting

    Email resume to admin@capcitylawps.com. No phone calls.




  • 03/15/2024 5:09 PM | Anonymous

    Job Title: Litigation Paralegal

    Supervisor’s Title: Paralegal Supervisor, Paralegal Department Coordinator and Supervising Partner(s) Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This position depends upon the ability of the employee to work closely with attorneys and staff members during regularly scheduled hours. This position requires the ability to work overtime, which often cannot be predicted in advance.
    Location: Any of our Knobbe office locations - 
    Orange County; San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., New York, Seattle

    General Summary: Support attorneys in the preparation and prosecution of litigation cases. Assist with pleadings, discovery, motions and trial practice. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to provide efficient support of administrative tasks and superior client service.

    Responsibilities:

    • Create and maintain case profiles, judicial profiles, court forms, litigation support services, and Federal, State, and local rules.
    • Case management, including organizing all documents and files.
    • Review and route incoming communication, e.g., faxes, emails and client correspondence, following up on deadlines as appropriate.
    • Assist case attorneys in preparation of court documents and service of discovery.
    • Coordinate and review final court documents prior to filing.
    • Assist attorneys with document production.
    • Schedule depositions with attorneys, clients, witnesses, and court reporters.
    • Preparation and submission of motion and trial exhibits.
    • Create pleading/discovery/trial binders.
    • Attend trials, assisting in all aspects and details, including hotel arrangements, travel, team schedules, etc.
    • Review all incoming court papers and forward same to Litigation Calendaring Department for input into calendaring software programs. Review all dates calendared for accuracy.
    • Review weekly calendar draft making any necessary additions, changes or deletions prior to stated deadlines.
    • Provide administrative assistance with expense summaries and client bills.
    • Provide coverage for the Litigation Department as requested. Conduct and participate in training as necessary.
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree along with a paralegal certificate.
    • Intellectual property litigation experience preferred.
    • Knowledge of federal e-filings, trial procedures and court rules preferred.
    • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Experience working with iManage or similar document management system, Adobe Acrobat, and Relativity preferred.
    • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
    • Able to work with minimal supervision exercising good judgment and decision making.
    • Excellent verbal communication skills.
    • Able to meet the Firm's billable hour requirement or value added equivalent.
    • Must be efficient, accurate, flexible, timely and have excellent attention to detail.
    • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
    • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
    • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
    • Able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

    Base salary for this position is $70,000 to $128,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.
    Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you need assistance with or experience technical difficulties submitting the application, 
    please e-mail queries to: 

    HR Recruiting Manager.

    Apply Here
    EOE, including Disability/Vets. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Ordinance.

    At Knobbe Martens, the health and well-being of our employees is of utmost importance. We offer competitive pay and health benefits, generous paid time off, a 401(k) plan with employer contribution, a flexible spending account, educational assistance, wellness programs, and more. Details related to benefits will be confirmed at time of hire.

    More information about the firm can be found at www.knobbe.com.

  • 03/07/2024 2:22 PM | Anonymous

    Leasing Administrator

    Port of Skagit

    Burlington, Washington

    Salary:  $70,000 - $85,000

    The Port of Skagit is located in Skagit County, Washington, halfway between Seattle, and Vancouver, Canada. The region stands out as cost-competitive, with lower tax rates, industrial land and building costs, and median home prices compared to the nearby major metropolitan areas, and benefits from convenient access by highway, rail, air, and sea, including proximity to three international airports and seaports. Skagit County has a population of approximately 127,000 people, and the region is known as being one of the fastest growing counties in the state. With the San Juan Islands, Mount Baker and the Skagit County farmlands in the region’s backyard, there is plenty of natural beauty to explore, and seasonal events include the famous Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Agriculture is one of the largest industries in Skagit County. Other significant industries include aerospace and marine manufacturing, construction, and health care, as well as retail and services.

    Governed by a board of three commissioners, the Port of Skagit operates on a 2024 budget of $12 million with approximately 36 FTEs, and owns and operates five key facilities: the Skagit Regional Airport, the Bayview Business Park, Watershed Business Park, SWIFT Center and the La Conner Marina. The Real Estate Department is responsible for developing and implementing real estate programs that drive economic growth and improve the Port’s financial performance, while seeking the highest and best use of port properties. Historically, the department’s day-to-day operation is the responsibility of the Director with strong administrative support. This collaborative approach has been highly successful in meeting the long-term needs and goals of the Port. The Leasing Administrator serves as a key participant on the Port’s Real Estate Team and manages the Port’s leasing portfolio, including buildings and land. The Leasing Administrator handles tenant relations and manages the administrative, legal, and promotional elements of the Port’s real estate program.

    Education & Experience:  A two (2) year degree or equivalent in paralegal, legal, real estate, business, finance or related field, a minimum of five (5) years in paralegal, legal, real estate, and/or business management fields, and a valid Washington State driver's license by the time of hire is required.  The ideal candidate would be an experienced paralegal with a background in land use and real estate transactions, who also has interpersonal skills, and enough good judgement to take both initiative and direction when needed.

    For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments"For questions, call 206-368-0050. The Port of Skagit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply by March 31, 2024. (Applications reviewed as submitted. The position is open until filled.)

  • 02/22/2024 5:52 PM | Anonymous

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 

    This position requires the performance of general corporate paralegal tasks including, monitoring and maintaining assigned corporate programs, drafting and filing documents and appropriate licenses, maintain corporate records and client databases, and making recommendations for best practices to business/corporate attorney(s). This position must observe confidentiality of client and firm matters. This position has a minimum billable hour requirement of 1,400 hours per year. NOTE: It may be possible to work remote up to 2 days per week, based on the needs of the position.

    SALARY RANGE/BENEFITS: $75,000 - $92,000 – This salary range is dependent upon a variety of factors, which include but are not limited to the following: the candidate’s relevant experience, skill level, and demonstrated ability to perform all of the essential functions of the position as well as ability to perform functions which would arise from the needs of the position or as assigned, and all of the qualifications listed in the job description. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short & long term disability, 401K, paid time off, transportation subsidy and holiday pay.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    “Essential functions” are primarily job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer.

    • Monitor and maintain corporate records, including preparation of annual and special meeting minutes, amend Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, prepare stock transfers.
    • Prepare Articles of Incorporation, Certificates of Formation, Bylaws, minutes of organizational meeting, stock subscriptions, stock certificates, license applications, IRS filings, and perform legal research.
    • Receive, review and distribute mailings from Washington and foreign states for corporations.
    • Prepare and coordinate the completion and filing of annual reports.
    • Coordinate qualifying process in foreign states.
    • Prepare UCC financing/termination statements, coordinate completion and filing documents with the Washington Department of Licensing, Department of Revenue, and other foreign jurisdictions.
    • Prepare documents for corporate mergers and dissolutions. 
    •  Research trademark availability. Prepare Washington State trademark applications and renewals.
    • Establish working relationship with clients, attorneys and state agencies to enhance the corporate maintenance program.
    • Perform online database searching and retrieval.
    • Maintain corporate database; update stock records.
    • Serve as Secretary of WKG, Inc. and work associated with acceptance of service of process.
    • Manage and perform all necessary tasks required for FinCEN filings for Firm clients (approximately 300 companies).
    • Position involves recurring work situations with occasional variation from the normal to a high degree of complexity. Employee must perform all duties with minimal supervision. Overtime may be required during periods of heavy workload.
    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
    Advanced knowledge of corporate, real estate, probate and estate planning terminology, and basic legal terminology;
    • Familiarity with legal court procedures and state and federal agency requirements in specialized areas.Knowledge of basic business and corporate principles.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency with MS Office products, personal computer and law firm software applications.

    EDUCATION/TRAINING: Associate or undergraduate degree and/or Paralegal Certificate or experience demonstrating required skills.

    EXPERIENCE: 5+ years’ corporate paralegal experience with demonstrated expertise and skill in corporate maintenance.

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature and the like. Travel outside the office may be necessary occasionally. This position is expected to be on site, but occasionally there is work that may be done remotely based on workload.

    The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential responsibilities or requirements.

    APPLY HERE


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