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Available Roles

  • Skellenger Bender seeks an experienced Paralegal to join our dynamic Family Law Practice Group. Our Family Law Paralegals assist attorneys with cases from start to finish. Responsibilities include but are not limited to screening prospective clients; assisting with the drafting of pleadings; drafting and transmitting correspondence; communicating with clients, opposing counsels’ offices, and the court; assisting with discovery; filing and serving cases; calendaring and scheduling; document management; assisting with trial preparation tasks (e.g., ER 904 notices and Joint Statement of Evidence); and various administrative tasks.

    The ideal candidate will have the following:

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • At least 2 years of recent Washington civil litigation paralegal experience, preferably in King County family law (paralegal certificate and at least 3+ years of recent King County family law paralegal experience strongly preferred)
    • Working knowledge of applicable Washington state and local court rules and procedures
    • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 and Adobe products; ProLaw experience a plus
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Excellent time-management and written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to maintain a high level of discretion and sensitivity to confidential materials

    We offer a benefits package that includes 18-25 paid time off days per year depending upon years of service; fully subsidized transit via ORCA card or equivalent value paid parking; health insurance that includes 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, AD&D, long term disability and life insurance for employees; optional subsidized long-term care insurance; and 401k plan participation after employee is eligible. Eligibility requirements apply and will be explained upon hiring.

    This is a full-time, non-exempt position which pays the hourly equivalent of a $85,000 – $100,000 salary range, D.O.E, plus annual bonus eligibility. This role may choose to be fully remote, hybrid, or work in office on-site in Seattle. Employees must live within Washington state and in-person attendance is required at certain firm meetings and events. Employees must be fully vaccinated (as defined by CDC) against COVID-19.

    Apply for this exciting opportunity by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a relevant writing sample to Deb Lovelett at: