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Skellenger Bender seeks an experienced full-time Litigation Practice Assistant to join our dynamic Government Investigations & Criminal Practice Group. We pride ourselves in providing unparalleled client service and invite an experienced, passionate assistant to join our team and help us maintain our high standards. The Litigation Practice Assistant will play a pivotal role in a broad spectrum of high-quality executive and clerical legal services under the supervision of the department’s attorneys and Case Manager. Applicants should have an interest in criminal defense and civil rights and are expected to be organized, diligent, and dependable to work in a fast-paced environment both independently and as part of a team.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, attorney calendaring and scheduling; tracking deadlines and providing reminders; factual research; drafting, proofreading, and transmitting correspondence via various means; drafting, preparing, and updating legal documents and routing pleadings under attorney supervision; word processing; communicating with clients and others in-person and via phone, video conferencing, and email; document procurement, scanning, indexing, and organization; file management including maintaining and retrieving electronic and physical files; bates stamping; managing mail, faxes, and deliveries; coordinating travel arrangements; arranging depositions; opening and closing new matters; filing and e-filing pleadings and other legal documents with the State and Federal courts; arranging service; recording time and assisting with client billing items; preparing working notebooks; scheduling meetings and conference rooms; and various other administrative tasks.
Applicants should possess:
- High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree or significant training/experience in the field preferred.
- Significant recent experience providing fast-paced litigation support as a Legal Assistant, Litigation Practice Assistant, or Legal Secretary.
- Familiarity and aptitude with document management systems (ProLaw experience a plus).
- Excellent word processing skills with a high degree of accuracy and proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat.
- Knowledge of legal terminology and state and federal online filing systems, rules, protocols, and policies.
- Experience filing and e-filing legal documents.
- Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
- Ability to effectively prioritize assignments and to consistently communicate in a clear and professional manner with the team, other staff, court agency personnel, and the public including clients, clients’ families, and witnesses.
- Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; to operate a computer and other office productivity equipment; to be able to remain stationary at a computer for extended periods of time; and to be able to move around his/her/their assigned workspace and the office.
This is an in-person, on-site role at our downtown Seattle office. Employees must be fully vaccinated (as defined by CDC) against COVID-19.
This full-time (37.5-hour week), non-exempt position pays the hourly equivalent of a $55,000 – $70,000 a year salary, depending upon applicants’ qualifications, plus annual bonus eligibility.
We offer a comprehensive 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 in paid parking); health insurance including 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 becomes eligible.
Apply for this exciting opportunity by submitting a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample to Office Manager Johnna Hall at email@example.com.