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Paralegal

Kent, wa
Sample duties are:
 Notify/inform witnesses, attorneys and other parties of case status; coordinate parties and
witnesses for hearings or trials; schedule interviews with attorneys and witnesses; set
administrative hearings.
 Perform legal research on statutes and cases; gather facts, analyze data and review cases; conduct
conflict of interest checks in cases assigned.
 Draft correspondence, pleadings, and motions; prepare hearing exhibits; prepare case files; and,
assemble trial binders.
 Process and serve legal documents/subpoenas. Obtain documents by subpoena and other
investigation and discovery methods.
 Develop and maintain caseload and case assignments tracking systems and databases. Update
case files in our computerized case-management system.
 Assist at hearings.
 Serve as a liaison with prosecutors, probation officers, bailiffs, judges, criminal legal agencies,
and clients.
 Support attorney time record keeping and assist in the submission of hours and monitor progress
of cases.
 Perform other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
 A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or a certification from an accredited paralegal
training institution, and three years of related experience, or any combination of
experience/education/training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform
the work.
 Knowledge of the Guidelines for Criminal Defense adopted by the Washington State Bar
Association.
 Knowledge of the role of the attorney-client relationship and the requirement to adhere to the
Washington State Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct.
 Knowledge of civil and criminal law and terminology, court rules and procedures.
 Knowledge of legal research methods and practices.
 Knowledge of interviewing techniques.
 Ability to provide support in the building of a strong attorney/client relationship.
 Knowledge of general office procedures, equipment, and administration.
 Advanced skills in writing pleadings, motions and briefs.
 Ability to ensure work performed conforms with prevailing professional standards and applicable
statutes and county policy.
 Skill in handling multiple competing priorities, sensitive situations, and crisis situations and
functioning well under time pressure.
 Skill in interpreting complex legal documents, instruments, regulations, and laws.
 Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
 Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
 Skill in using office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, database software, proprietary case management systems, and email.

 Must be at least 21 years of age.
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Kent
Pay: $29.09 per hour / 40 hours per week
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