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Project Coordinator Senior Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 13,2018

Posted on

Aug 07,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Seattle, WA
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - E-Discovery
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Project Coordinator / Senior Paralegal DUTIES: Examines, organizes, analyzes, and summarizes information relating to particular questions and organizes its communication into a logical and usable work product. Investigates factual issues by using a variety of sources, including libraries, websites, client repositories, and other outside sources. Maintains client-, matter-, or practice-group-specific resources in electronic format or hard copy. Assists in all aspects of the deal or case, including, drafting transactional documents and pleadings, coordinating document productions, administering trusts and estates, assisting with real estate transactions, and creating and maintaining spreadsheets. Maintains all administrative standards set by the firm, including the preparation and submittal of daily time entries, attendance at administrative meetings, legal keying all client relevant/firm information, and other administrative tasks as assigned. Communicates and enforces firm policies as necessary. Coordinates with vendors and service providers for outside services, if necessary, following the firm’s procurement policies. Delegates work assignments and monitors workloads and capacity of timekeepers and other support personnel as necessary. Contributes to the preparation of client budgets, reviews proformas, and coordinates with firm’s accounting and billing departments to provide regular billing support for client(s) as directed by the supervising partner. Manages and trains project assistants and administrative staff as necessary. Develops procedures and systems to provide effective legal services. Provides input regarding hiring and performance reviews. Meets all responsibilities of a Senior Paralegal experienced in the specific practice area supported by this position.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: College Degree preferred with 5+ years of paralegal experience in the relevant subject area. Leadership and management skills. Ability to follow detailed instruction and handle complex work. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and specific practice-group technology. Must be able to produce accurate results. Ability to anticipate, plan, and prioritize work while managing competing demands to meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to meet obligations with confidentiality, integrity, and sensitivity. High attention to detail and the ability to follow up on assignments with little or no guidance from leadership. Critical thinking skills sufficient to make independent decisions regarding daily work tasks. Ability to bring problems, concerns, or discrepancies to the attention of the supervising lawyer. Working knowledge of basic accounting principles and Excel. Must be current in practice area industry trends and in the legal profession.

Additional info

Job ID: 6495. Send a cover letter, salary requirements and an advertisement source in your application. No phone calls, walk-ins, or agencies, please.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
K&L Gates LLP
925 Fourth Avenue
Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104

Review:

" Law Firm that Appreciates"

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

The firm should consider re-hiring the employees that it let go. Management should really work harder in identifying valuable employees to the firm.

Pros : A law firm setting which several benefits are offered to employees that are affordable. The firm has a system in place in which employees work together alongside staff and attorneys.
Cons : The firm has lost many of its employees because they have been let go. However, many of the employees were skilled and it appears that the firm made a poor decision in letting go of the valuable employees.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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