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
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,
Support attorney time record keeping and assist in the submission of hours and monitor progress
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
Knowledge of the Guidelines for Criminal Defense adopted by the Washington State Bar
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
Pay: $29.09 per hour / 40 hours per week