Paralegal Ii

King County
Full Time $2,909 - $3,688 Per month WA King County Prosecuting Atty, Seattle, WA 98104, United States Apply before 7/1/2024 5:00
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Overview

The successful candidate will perform a wide variety of support tasks that require the exercise of initiative and independent judgment along with the ability to anticipate needs and appropriately respond.   Candidates must possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently; strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with all levels of clients and County staff; analytical and critical thinking skills to make decisions and initiate action; time management skills to handle multiple tasks effectively and accurately within often short deadlines; and the ability to handle emergency situations and work under pressure.  Strong computer skills using Advanced MS Word, Adobe Pro, Outlook, Excel OneNote, and OneDrive required.  Working knowledge of Legal Files and Relativity eDiscovery platform desirable.  Civil litigation experience is required.

Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This position will be primarily telecommuting but will require a physical presence in the office location at least one day per week (or more, as business needs dictates).  Employees will be provided with a County-issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours.

Job Duties

  • Research, investigate, compile, review, and document relevant and responsive information related to allegations contained within tort and employment lawsuits filed against King County.
  • Oversee all aspects of case organization, including analyzation and preparation of complex discovery, conduct document collections, and document reviews, manage electronic discovery, and trial preparation.
  • Draft, prepare and respond to a variety of legal documents such as complaints, answers, briefs, discovery, motions, etc.
  • Read and summarize deposition transcripts, medical records, employment records, transcripts, and other documents as required.
  • Draft and prepare letters, memos, and other correspondence.
  • Attend Equity and Social Justice trainings including discussions.
  • Perform related work as required.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Civil litigation experience.
  • Knowledge of legal office practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of Washington local, state, and federal court rules and policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of complex filing systems.
  • Knowledge of Legal Files software.
  • Knowledge of Relativity eDiscovery platform
  • Skill in remaining calm in high-stress situation and meeting deadlines.
  • Skill in working on numerous tasks simultaneously and accurately.
  • Skill in remaining objective, non-judgmental, and sensitive to a situation and in conducting business in a professional manner.
  • Ability to maintain office confidentiality.
  • Skill in working independently and as a member of a team.
  • Skill in interview, analytic and research techniques.
  • Ability to prepare a variety of clear and concise written materials using proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, and others.
  • Ability to access and utilize information from various computer systems.
  • Skill in using computers and a variety of software such as Word, Adobe Pro and Excel.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to accept feedback and coaching.
  • Commitment to Race, Equity and Social Justice work including ongoing cultural competence development.

Supplemental Information

 This position is represented by Teamsters Local No. 117.

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