Paralegal - Real Estate & Land Use
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP – Seattle
This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking an experienced Real Estate Paralegal to join our team in Seattle. This position is responsible for providing a comprehensive range of support to the Real Estate & Land Use practice group on complex real estate transactions.
At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.
Your contribution to the team includes…
· Monitoring and managing all aspects of complex real estate transactions.
· Analyzing title documents, real property legal descriptions and surveys; preparing title and survey summaries; identifying and recommending title endorsements and removal of or changes to title exceptions; and coordinating with title companies regarding title insurance policy issues and satisfaction of closing conditions.
· Preparing title objection letters and seller response letters.
· Managing due diligence activities, including creating and monitoring due diligence checklists.
· Conducting UCC and other searches and analyze results; request entity documents.
· Assisting in the preparation of real estate documents, exhibits and schedules.
· Managing and coordinating closings.
· Addressing post-closing matters and overseeing preparation of closing books.
· Providing assistance with real estate aspects of litigation and estate planning matters as requested.
Join us if you have…
· 5+ years’ experience as a real estate paralegal required; experience in land use and zoning matters, including experience in communicating with government officials is ideal.
· Demonstrated knowledge and skill in both loan and purchase/sale transactions.
· Bachelor’s degree or clear demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skill.
· Highly developed skill in time and task management.
· High level of attention to detail with a view to thoroughness and accuracy.
· Strong analytic and post-college level writing skills including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, form and style.
· Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office computerized business applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) as well as legal research and document retention databases.
· Willingness to learn and adapt to new technology, software programs, and upgrades.
· Ability and willingness to communicate and handle stressful situations in a professional, calm, courteous manner.
· Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented service environment.
· Availability and willingness to work overtime as needed or requested.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine’s policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.
While performing the duties of this position, 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 stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
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.
Patent Litigation Associate Attorney-Junior-Patent Litigation-Job #A20180915–Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior associate to join its nationally ranked Patent Litigation group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials from a top tier law school and two years of experience litigating all aspects of patent disputes from pre-suit investigation to trial and appeal. The ideal candidate should have an electrical engineering or computer science degree. Practical work experience in your field of technical expertise and admission to the Patent Bar are preferred.
Please access the link below to submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, undergraduate/graduate transcripts and a writing sample.
Corporate Associate-Corporate Law-Job #A20180916 –Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking entry-level associates to join our thriving Corporate practice in Fall 2019. This group focuses on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, emerging companies and venture capital, and general corporate counseling for companies in a broad range of industries and at all stages of development, with a particular focus on companies in technology industries. In particular, this position will work most closely with our Corporate & Securities, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital, and Mergers & Acquisitions groups. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collegial office environment while working closely with experienced practitioners on sophisticated matters at a national level. Candidates must expect to have their J.D. prior to fall 2019 and may be current 3L law school students. Candidates must have strong academic credentials and references, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong interest in transactional work.
To be considered, please apply using the link below and provide your cover letter, resume, and law school transcripts.
The Seattle office of Stoel Rives LLP, a full service business law firm, is seeking a Real Estate Partner or Of Counsel lawyer with eight to fifteen years of broad experience in real estate transactions with a particular emphasis on leasing and/or real estate finance. Some commercial law experience is preferred, but not required. The ideal individual should be an outgoing self-starter willing to work in a fast-paced environment and across several geographic regions with members of the real estate and related practice groups in other Stoel offices. Successful candidates will demonstrate essential interpersonal skills, such as leadership, curiosity, problem solving, business development, mentoring and training of associates, and will be committed to delivering excellent quality work in a fun, fast-paced, collaborative environment. Membership in the Washington State Bar is required.
With almost 400 attorneys, Stoel Rives is a national leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor & employment, land use & construction, litigation, natural resources, real estate, renewable energy and technology law. We achieved 35 prestigious national tier rankings in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ''Best Law Firms'' survey. If you are interested in working with a group of collaborative, hard-working, and dedicated lawyers and staff, this is the place for you.
Please apply on our website or contact Dorianna Phillips, Talent Acquisition Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest or for more information.
Note to Search Consultants: Candidate submissions will only be accepted as outlined on our website: https://www.stoel.com/about/careers/attorneys/search-consultants-guidelines
ELAP FAMILY LAW FELLOWSHIP
Would you like a free opportunity to learn hands-on legal skills, earn CLE credits, network, have a space to start your own legal practice, and to have firms (both private and non-profit) want to hire you on the spot?
The six-month intensive program is an opportunity for newly licensed attorneys pursuing a career in family law to gain direct experience in a supportive environment. Fellows volunteer half-time while receiving computer access, desks, phones, mentorship and training in Family Law, Domestic Violence, motions practice and pre-trial/trial preparation. Fellows are covered by ELAP’s malpractice insurance for all work done on ELAP cases.
New graduates are encouraged to apply pending bar exam results. Final acceptance into the Fellowship is subject to Washington state bar passage.
Application materials for the 2018 fall class are due October 1, 2018. The program begins on November 5. Please submit a resume, cover letter, two references and a short writing sample to email@example.com.
Contact ELAP’s Legal Administrator, Anna Babcock, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425.747.7274 ext 218 for more information.
Domestic Violence Staff Attorney
The attorney hired for this full-time position will provide legal services to survivors of domestic violence. The ideal candidate will have two years of family law experience. Demonstrated commitment to civil legal aid and related advocacy, and experience working with low-income, diverse, and marginalized communities is preferred. Candidates must be comfortable working in a holacratic environment, committed to social justice, equity, and equality for all people.
Evaluate the needs of and advise low-income survivors of DV through interviews and other methods of fact-gathering (court documents, police reports, third parties, etc.);
Assist clients with domestic violence protection orders and related family law matters; Provide limited representation of clients for protection orders and family law motions through temporary orders. Respond or filing motions for reconsideration or revision;
Regularly appear on the Domestic Violence and Family Law Motions Calendars in King County Superior Court;
Supervise and advise on work performed by ELAP Family Law Fellows, externs, and volunteers including areas of court administrative rules, working with ELAP clients, drafting pleadings, and preparing for hearings;
Mentor ELAP Family Law Fellows, externs, and volunteers;
Attend Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) courses identified as furthering the pursuit of ELAP’s DV staff attorney role;
Represent ELAP at workgroups or other meetings sponsored by agencies in King County;
Coordinate with community legal advocates regarding individual client needs in a team atmosphere;
Fully comply with ELAP’s mission, vision, policies and procedures, and the Washington Rules of Professional Conduct;
Perform other related duties as directed by the Executive Director.
A graduate of an ABA-accredited law school with a JD degree;
Minimum of 2 years of experience practicing Family Law in Washington State;
Demonstrated practical experience as an attorney in Domestic Violence and Family Law cases, including case management, drafting of pleadings, interacting with the court system, and representation of clients in court;
Licensed and in good standing to practice law in Washington;
Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal skills;
Intermediate computer knowledge of PCs and database familiarity (Legal Server experience a plus);
Self-starter with ability to work independently and as a part of a team;
Ability to problem solve and utilize available resources;
Must be able to commute between office locations;
Enthusiasm for and commitment to the ELAP mission, social justice, equity, and equality;
Bilingual candidates, people of color, LGBT, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
HOURS, SALARY, AND BENEFITS
WORK HOURS: Base hours 40 hrs/week
BENEFITS: Vision/Dental/Health, 401k with employer contribution, Continuing Legal Education Credits, Malpractice Insurance, WSBA licensing fees, King County Bar membership, and East King County Bar membership.
We are currently accepting applications. The position will be open until filled. Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample (family law based and your independent work product), and a list of two references to email@example.com.
ELAP is committed to a policy of pluralism and equal opportunity in an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its client communities, Board, and staff. Pluralism refers to the active promotion of mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity among people who are diverse in work background, experience, education, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental and physical abilities, veteran status, or any other perceived differences. The resulting diversity is both a source of program strength and a matter of fundamental human fairness. If you need a reasonable accommodation for navigation of any barriers, please reach out to an ELAP staff member, or to the Executive Director directly; Gerald Kroon, Jerry@elap.org, 425-747-7274 ext. 203.
EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS
McKinley Irvin is looking for exceptional family law attorneys to join us in the Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, or Everett office of our outstanding and highly rated firm. This is a great opportunity for attorneys with 3 or more years of experience practicing family law who are members of the Washington State Bar.
Whether you’re just starting out or are a veteran of the profession, excellence is attainable at
We’re a law firm that does things differently.
At McKinley Irvin, you practice law; we run the business. You’ll receive all the support you
need from our professional management team to focus on your practice and provide exemplary service to your clients.
Be the attorney you want to be.
Our attorneys thrive in an energized environment of talented, open, and resourceful colleagues who help each other grow and benefit from each other’s experience.
We have a remarkable team and want to find equally remarkable experienced attorneys to join us, so we can continue to exceed our clients’ expectations now and far into the future.
If you would like to hear more, please send an email or call us to continue the exploration. You can also send a cover letter and resume to Laura Sell, our Law Practice Managing Partner, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach her at 206-625-9600. All inquiries will be treated confidentially.
Read more about what you can expect from us on our website: www.mckinleyirvin.com/careers.
McKinley Irvin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. is seeking a paralegal to join our litigation practice and support the downtown Seattle team. OMW is a multi-specialty firm primarily serving Pacific Northwest clients for over 100 years. We take pride in providing exceptional legal services while creating a professional and friendly culture.
The firm emphasizes a collaborative, team approach to the delivery of legal services and is seeking applicants with strong research and writing skills, superior academic credentials, and the ability to work closely with multiple attorneys and staff.
Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years of experience in the following areas:
OMW is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, vendors and clients.
We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit sharing, paid time off, life insurance, an employee assistant program and long-term disability. Additionally, this is an opportunity to work with a terrific group of attorneys and staff.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to Joseph Drew.
Litigation Associate Attorney
The Seattle office of Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. is seeking a litigation associate attorney. OMW is a mid-size, multi-specialty firm primarily serving Pacific Northwest clients for over 100 years. We take pride in providing exceptional legal services while creating a professional and friendly culture.
The firm emphasizes a collaborative, team approach to the delivery of legal services and is seeking applicants with strong research and writing skills, superior academic credentials, and the ability to work closely with multiple attorneys and staff. This position will focus on litigation, primarily for tribal, environmental, and insurance coverage. Applicant must have a Washington State bar license. The ideal candidate will have 3 or more years of experience in civil litigation practice and will be expected to:
We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit sharing, life insurance, an employee assistant program and long-term disability. Additionally, this is an opportunity to work with a terrific group of attorneys and staff in a professional and fun work environment.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to Joseph Drew at email@example.com
Litigation Legal Assistant
Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. is seeking a legal assistant to join our litigation practice and support the downtown Seattle team. OMW is a multi-specialty firm primarily serving Pacific Northwest clients for over 100 years. We take pride in providing exceptional legal services while creating a professional and friendly culture.
This is a self-starter position that requires the ability to work independently but also take direction and work within a team dynamic. Candidates must have a strong work ethic, ability to prioritize and manage deadlines, have strong verbal and written communication skills and be detail oriented.
Full Time Position
The ACLU of Washington seeks an experienced legislative and policy advocate to advance its
civil liberties and civil rights legislative agenda and to ensure effective engagement with
executive branch agencies, local governmental bodies, and our Congressional delegation. The
Legislative Director is a member of the Political Strategies Department and reports to the
The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union,the country's premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan. The ACLU-WA’s staff of 40+ employees and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 80,000 members, activists, and donors.
The ACLU-WA maximizes its impact through an integrated advocacy approach that aligns and coordinates legislation, litigation, and public education work across the organization with team members from all departments. We seek team members with a strong understanding of racial justice issues and commitment to centering the voices and lived experiences of directly impacted communities in the development and implementation of advocacy strategies.
In close collaboration with allies and directly impacted stakeholders, the ACLU-WA has enjoyed groundbreaking legislative victories across a broad range of civil liberties and civil rights. Some highlights include the Washington Voting Rights Act, establishing marriage equality, Legal Financial Obligation reform to end the criminalization of poverty, voting rights restoration for people convicted of felonies, and defeating legislation that undermines civil liberties and civil rights like DNA collection on arrest and a gang bill that would lead to racial profiling.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, socio-economic circumstance, or record of arrest or conviction.
Lead the development of the ACLU-WA’s state legislative goals and the creation of strategies and messaging to advance them in Olympia.
In collaboration with ACLU-WA team members across the organization, develop and implement strategies for working with directly impacted stakeholders, allied organizations, and others to achieve legislative goals.
Review legislative proposals, assess their political viability, and evaluate whether and how the ACLU should engage. Coordinate legal analysis, research, and drafting of legislative proposals with ACLU-WA team members and cooperating attorneys.
Persuasively represent the ACLU-WA’s interests in the state legislative process, and at local levels as appropriate, to lawmakers, executive agencies, and stakeholders.
Support development of a plan to grow ACLU-WA’s lobbying capacity.
Build trusted relationships with lawmakers, agency decision makers, and staff by providing clear, fact-based analysis and resources.
In coordination with other ACLU-WA team members, represent the ACLU to coalition partners and before community, government, and academic groups.
Collaborate across departments to prepare issue briefs, action alerts, and talking points, and explain ACLU legislative positions to local media.
Collaborate with national ACLU staff regarding issues and legislative strategies for advancing the ACLU’s agenda at the federal level.
Supervise ACLU-WA legislative session support staff and contract lobbyist(s), if any. Report regularly to the Political Director.
Contribute to a positive, respectful, welcoming, and professional work environment for employees and volunteers.
Attend various ACLU functions and handle other projects as assigned.
A law degree and substantial knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to civil rights and civil liberties.
At least three years of local, state, or federal legislative and/or policy advocacy with a focus on issues of civil rights, civil liberties, or criminal justice.
Excellent leadership skills to develop allies and to facilitate communication and collaboration among them. Demonstrated ability to work with groups and individuals across the political spectrum.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; a "quick study" on an array of dynamic issues. Ability to stay organized in a fast-paced environment both in the office and on the road, to manage several projects simultaneously, and to adjust to frequently changing demands.
A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences.
Understanding of different communication styles in a work environment and ability to adjust to different work styles in order to collaborate internally and outside of the office.
Ability to work overtime and irregular hours, and to attend evening meetings. Must have a current Washington State driver’s license and access to a vehicle; willingness to either make a daily commute to Olympia (65 miles from Seattle) during the two to four month state legislative session or to live in Olympia part-time during session. Periodic travel throughout the state during the year.
A positive, confident, and professional presentation.
This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This job description provides a
general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required.
It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary is based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include ten paid holidays, three weeks of vacation to start, medical and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and an ORCA card, the regional transportation pass.
To apply, email a letter of application and resume to Jobs@aclu-wa.org and include in the subject line of the email: your last name and Legislative Director. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.acluwa.org/careers
The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation.
The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington.”