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Paralegal Clerk

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.  Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a Paralegal Clerk to join our Seattle team.

This position is responsible for performing entry to mid-level paralegal and administrative work supporting the firm’s litigation/advocacy groups with day-to-day oversight and quality control by paralegals. Candidate must be highly detail oriented, exercise sound judgment, and possess strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills while prioritizing and managing multiple assignments.

At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.

Responsibilities
  •  Perform complex case file maintenance and indexing; retrieve materials for use by attorneys and/or paralegals upon request
  • Organize and prepare exhibits for use in motions practice as directed
  • Organize and maintain special collections of documents (including witness files, subject and issue files, experts’ reliance documents, etc.) as directed
  • Assist with preparing documents for production, in paper and/or electronic form, and drafting privilege logs as directed
  • Work with litigation databases to manage documents produced by client and other parties; search databases to identify and retrieve documents s needed
  • Prepare exhibits for use at depositions and assist with tracking testimony exhibits
  • Preparation for and assistance at trial or other proceedings
  • Assist with preparation of exhibit and witness lists, designations of deposition testimony, and other materials as directed
  • Assist with other tasks before and during trial as requested by the trial team (binder assembly, etc.)
  • 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
  • Additional tasks and administrative support as needed
Qualifications
  •  2+ years’ experience supporting legal teams, or clear demonstration of equivalent knowledge or skill is required
  • Four-year degree and completion of a legal assistant program, preferred
  • Familiarity with court procedures and rules required
  • College level writing and oral communication skills required
  • 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 required
  • Experience with: Relativity and (or) other document review/hosting databases; PACER; Lexis/Nexis; Westlaw; CompuLaw required
  • Ability to prioritize assignments, work under pressure, and meet deadlines is required
  • High degree of attention to detail, required
  • Flexibility to work overtime required
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with lawyers, clients and staff, required
  • Proficient in English, both written and verbal required
Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is 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.

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 creating and cultivating 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.

This position 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.