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About Family Law CASA

Since 2002, Family Law CASA has advocated for children in high risk, contentious family litigation by providing Court Appointed Special Advocates and attorney representation. Our work benefits 200-250 kids per year from low-income families in King County. For more information, please visit our website www.familylawcasa.org .

Our Racial Equity Values Statement

At Family Law CASA, we exist in response to the family court system that disproportionately impacts BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) families. We strive to uphold the dignity and respect of all individuals by developing transparent and authentic relationships. We aspire to elevate BIPOC voices and experiences in decisions and hold ourselves, leadership and partners accountable through ensuring that we provide equitable advocacy for BIPOC children in court.

The Legal Assistant Role

Family Law CASA is seeking a reliable and proactive professional to provide support to the Program Attorney in all legal matters at Family Law CASA. This person will be responsible for all administrative duties related to court cases, communication and proceedings and is an integral member of our 9 person staff team. We are looking for a motivated, self-starter with excellent attention to detail, who can work effectively in a fast-paced environment, who is committed to racial equity and is passionate about our mission.  This is a full-time, non-exempt position that reports to our Program Attorney.

Major Functions:

·       Provide administrative support for the Program Attorney

·       Responsible for managing and updating all court dates and deadlines, confirming hearings, pre-trial conferences, and trial schedules

·       Manage, maintain and draft all legal documents including pleadings, motions, proposed parenting plans, trial exhibits and final orders

·       Mange communication with court personnel including Orders Appointing CASA, pleadings, and other related documents

·       Manage new case files for program staff and volunteer advocates, track in database when case is assigned or closed, type up parties’ background checks for each new case

·       Complete final edits, process and distribute CASA Reports to Court, as well as other documents

·       Coordinate on-going legal communications with attorneys and parties

·       Coordinate contract attorney coverage and invoicing; maintain W9 for each

·       Obtain documents from court files (possible requirement to commute to Kent or Seattle Superior Court Clerk’s office)

·       Participate in FLC staff meetings, program team meetings, DEI trainings, and other periodic events such as advocate trainings, our annual breakfast and donor events.

Qualifications:

  • Legal assistant level: At least two years of administrative experience (or equivalent), preferably in a legal setting.
  • Paralegal level: At least four years in a legal setting required.
  • Detail oriented, able to learn quickly, strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet navigation.
  • Highly organized with ability to prioritize and simultaneously maintain multiple projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills by phone, email, and in-person.
  • High level of professionalism and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to be flexible, responsive to feedback, and committed to continual learning.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations, such as competing deadlines and communicating with families in crisis.
  • Commitment to FLC’s mission and our racial equity values.
  • Should have own transportation for occasional trips to courthouse. Mileage is reimbursed at $.625/mile.

Formal Education

Bachelors Degree or any combination of education and experience that qualify a candidate for this position. 

About Family Law CASA

Since 2002, Family Law CASA has advocated for children in high risk, contentious family litigation by providing Court Appointed Special Advocates and attorney representation. Our work benefits 200-250 kids per year…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
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    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
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    1 de setembro de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
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    22 de agosto de 2022
  • Educação
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    Outros Requerimentos Educacionais
  • Nível de Experiência
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    Intermediário
Salário
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USD $50.000 - USD $55.000
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Starting salary range is DOE: $45,000-$49,000/year for Legal Assistant Level; $50,000-$55,000 for Paralegal Level.

Benefícios

Medical, Dental and Vision, commuter benefits and retirement plan with 2% of annual salary contributed. 11 paid holidays. Generous PTO policy and a fun work environment!

Medical, Dental and Vision, commuter benefits and retirement plan with 2% of annual salary contributed. 11 paid holidays. Generous PTO policy and a fun work environment!

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

English required.

English required.

Localização

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Virtual
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Tukwila, WA
Local Associado
16300 Christensen Rd, Tukwila, WA 98188, USA

Como se inscrever

Please send cover letter and resume to hiring@familylawcasa.org . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send cover letter and resume to hiring@familylawcasa.org . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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