Davis Wright Tremaine

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Litigation Assistant

at Davis Wright Tremaine

Posted: 11/13/2018
Job Reference #: 417

Job Description

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 Litigation Assistant to join our team in Bellevue.

This position provides critical support for multiple attorneys, including a practice group chair. Responsibilities include typing, editing and formatting legal documents and correspondence, filing documents with various courts, both electronically and by messenger, arranging for service of documents on opposing counsel, telephone communications with clients and business contacts, file maintenance, substantial data entry, and other tasks as assigned.

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 includes
  • Typing, proofreading, formatting and editing correspondence, pleadings, discovery responses, and other legal documents, often with short deadlines.   
  • Daily entry of information and documents into electronic client-focused databases.  
  • Preparing spreadsheets analyzing client billing data.
  • Opening new client matters and initiate conflict checks.
  • Maintaining paper and electronic files.
  • Drafting correspondence and communicate with project team and client contacts.  
  • Scheduling appointments, depositions, meetings; maintain calendars; set up conference calls.
  • Filing pleadings in state and federal courts in many different venues, as well as in agency proceedings.   
  • Tracking and calendaring internal and litigation deadlines.
  • Answering, screening, and responding to phone calls.
  • Opening and routing mail and email; attaching files and documents.
  • Entering billable time into time-keeping system.
Join us if you have
  • 4+ years’ experience as a Litigation Assistant, or similar experience. 
  • Strong skills in word processing and computer use: ability to type 65 wpm with high accuracy; proficiency in MS Office Products (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Adobe Acrobat or Nuance required; some knowledge of PowerPoint, time keeping programs, NetDocs, and SharePoint sites preferred; ability to perform internet research.
  • Experience filing documents with state and federal courts, as well as with the EEOC portal preferred. 
  • Able to read and understand court rules, and to ensure compliance with assigned judge’s individual rules and practices.
  • High attention to detail and sensitivity to confidential materials.
  • Able to work independently and anticipate needed tasks to complete projects
  • Able and willing to learn new electronic programs.
  • Excellent grammar, proofreading and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.  
  • High level of energy; able to work at a fast pace and to prioritize tasks.
  • Able to work in a team-oriented, service focused environment and to handle stressful situations in calm, composed manner.
  • Able to understand and follow work instructions with minimal supervision. 
  • Availability and willingness to work overtime as needed or requested.
  • A high school diploma or GED certification is required.  
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 Job, 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 must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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.


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