REMOTE PARALEGAL POSITION – Seattle Employment Litigation and Trial Advocacy Firm
Use your litigation skills to advance SOCIAL JUSTICE while enjoying a remote workplace.
If you have document review, litigation, writing, and trial experience and want to help bring justice to employees who have been fired or forced to quit because of illegal discrimination or retaliation, this is your DREAM JOB.
You will help to develop and analyze high-profile cases involving age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy discrimination and whistleblowers who shine a light on sexual harassment or other illegal conduct in the workplace. Managing Attorney Beth Bloom is a skilled trial attorney who sees jury trials as a powerful tool for social justice. Most of our cases go to trial. Learn the law and gain trial experience from one of the best.
In this role, you will work on a small team of exceptional professionals who are working at the highest level of employment law and trial advocacy. Most of the year, you will work remotely, regularly working just 35 hours a week, (yep just 35!), be overtime pay eligible, and enjoy regular bonuses for team successes. Even more benefits are listed below! When we have trials (about 2-3 times per year), we will pay you to travel to Washington State for onsite trial support. This position is open only to candidates living in the Pacific Time Zone.
We are looking for an experienced litigation Paralegal who is PASSIONATE about ENDING WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION. This is a great job for someone looking to leave the corporate culture of large law firms and provide excellent representation for the “little guy.” Do well by doing good as part of our team. See our website for further details at www.bloomlawpllc.com.
The office of Bloom Law is located in the Columbia City neighborhood in Seattle, Washington.
Annual salary will range from $50,000 to $90,000 DOE plus overtime and bonus. Bloom Law also offers vacation, holiday, sick leave, employee health insurance reimbursement, retirement matching, continuing education budget and remote work equipment. Travel expenses paid.
Working at Bloom Law gives the satisfaction of being on a team of litigation professionals who are working hard to bring justice to employees who have been fired or forced to quit because of illegal discrimination or retaliation.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Minimum 3-5 years experience supporting a litigation practice preferred.
- Working knowledge of state and federal court rules, including electronic filing procedures
- Detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable working under a deadline
- Ability to work independently, with self-motivation, initiative, and follow up
- Aptitude for problem solving technology and software related questions
- Experience with Clio, Trello, and Everchron case management software preferred.
- Writing. Ability to synthesize detailed information into succinct, clear, and compelling prose for use in memos and pleadings. Strong proofreading skills.
- Time management. Complete timely and accurate work while working efficiently within defined time parameters. Ability to prioritize directions from supervising attorneys/paralegals.
- Issue spotting. Possess or develop skills necessary to identify evidence of illegal motive, damages, and defenses relevant to employment discrimination and retaliation cases.
- Strong communication skills. Ability to understand verbal and written communication while seeking clarification necessary to accurately complete assigned work. Ability to communicate in a professional and ethical manner at all times.
- Strong interpersonal skills. Interacts well with clients, co-workers, other law firms, and court personnel.
- Proactive. Initiates research and follow up on tasks as needed while seeking guidance and feedback from attorneys.
- Investigations. Conduct in-depth pre-litigation investigation of client employment matters, including embracing of automated technology. Coordinate and supervise legal assistant in timely collection of client questionnaires and documents necessary to complete basic and comprehensive investigations. Understand the underlying legal principles and proof of intent through circumstantial evidence to identify pertinent facts for proposed litigation. Draft factual statements using effective storytelling techniques. Shepherd clients through administrative agency proceedings as needed. Provide assessment and recommendations regarding course of action. Ensure timely and efficient completion of investigations and related post-investigation referrals to maintain client satisfaction. Coordinate legal team to maximize profitability through efficiency and appropriate delegation.
- Trial Advocacy. Prepare cases for trial in coordination with attorneys and co-counsel. Evaluate and catalog cases accepted by our firm for trial, including factual analysis, discovery and deposition summaries, document review, and related tasks. Support trial team in coordination with co-counsel legal team in pre-trial, trial, and post-trial matters. Provide intensive support during trial (overtime may be required). Coordinate legal team to maximize profitability through efficiency and appropriate delegation.
- Litigation. Monitor case filings and calendar all deadlines. Monitor and update firm calendar. Provide attorney support to complete depositions and discovery. Prepare, edit, and file pre-trial motions, jury instructions, and post-trial motions to the court as requested. Coordinate legal team to maximize profitability through efficiency and appropriate delegation.
- Client Marketing. Conduct research for occasional blogs, speaking engagements, and marketing materials as requested.
- Client-Centered Advocacy. Provide client-focused service, with sensitivity to the demands of litigation and the needs of our diverse clientele. Aim to exceed client expectations every day.
- Union Clients. Support our union-practice with litigation support for administrative and arbitration proceedings.
- Other tasks as assigned.
Expectations of this position
- Accessibility. This is a full-time position scheduled for 35 hours per week. During peak periods and during trial, additional work hours including overtime may be required. The Paralegal is expected to be available Monday-Friday during business hours, and evenings and weekends as needed. The Paralegal will work remotely with occasional travel during trials required. Travel varies with 2-3 one-week trips per year the norm.
- Productivity. 1000 billable hours per year. Time necessary for professional development is included within the billable requirement. In addition, Paralegal is encouraged to join professional associations.
- Diversity & Inclusion. Bloom Law is an equal opportunity employer. Each of us takes responsibility to safeguard and nurture the support and inclusion of all individuals on our team and our diverse clientele from all cultures and communities.
To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to our Firm Administrator Parlee Waters: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bloom Law PLLC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and empowering workplace. We believe that having staff and interns with diverse backgrounds enables us to better meet our mission and serve working people in our community. We recognize that opportunities in law have historically excluded and continue to disproportionately exclude Black and Indigenous people, people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people. We strongly encourage individuals with these identities to apply.
- Bonus pay
- Fully remote. With 2-3 paid one-week trips to Washington State per year the norm. Must live in the US in the Pacific Time Zone.