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Position Information Message
We're recruiting skilled paralegals, a fantastic position for someone with a passion for social and racial justice. Paralegals are integral members of our defense teams, researching legal issues, reviewing cases, organizing evidence, drafting pleadings and motions, and communicating with clients, family members and others. They coordinate witnesses in advance of hearings and trials, assemble trial binders, obtain documents by subpoena, and more.

Visit King County's career page for more information or to apply. Position closes at midnight on Sept. 29, 2021. 
Position: Paralegal
Organization: King County Department of Public Defense
Location: Seattle,  WA 
United States
Salary: $63,793 to $80,870 + excellent benefits.
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 9/10/2021
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or a certification from an accredited paralegal training institution and three years of related experience, or any combination of experience/education/training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work.
  • Knowledge of the Guidelines for Criminal Defense adopted by the Washington State Bar Association.
  • Knowledge of the role of the attorney-client relationship and the requirement to adhere to the Washington State Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Knowledge of civil and criminal law and terminology, court rules and procedures.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods and practices.
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques.
  • Ability to provide support in the building of a strong attorney/client relationship.
  • Advanced skills in writing pleadings, motions, and briefs.
  • Skill in handling multiple competing priorities, sensitive situations, and crisis situations, and an ability to function well under time pressure.
  • Skill in interpreting complex legal documents, instruments, regulations, and laws.
  • Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/9/2021
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Organization Information
King County Department of Public Defense
710 2nd Ave
Seattle,  WA 98104
United States
Cassandra Montgomery, HR recruiter