Office Manager/Paralegal (Criminal Defense)
A unique opportunity is available in the downtown Seattle legal arena. A specialized firm is seeking a motivated, self-directed and pro-active office manager/paralegal to join their firm. This position will support several attorneys with an extremely busy criminal defense practice as you act as the hub. This position supports the firm in all facets of management and ensuring that the office runs smoothly and efficiently. General bookkeeping (Quickbooks) and timekeeping will be required. Administrative tasks are the majority of your role, though knowledge of litigation is required (with any experience in criminal defense a plus). The legal work requires a pro-active attitude and the ability to constantly multi-task and deal with rapidly shifting priorities. The firm will offer a competitive compensation along with a benefits package to the qualified candidate.
REQURIEMENTS: Candidates must possess a legal background that includes firm management or branch office coordination along with litigation experience. Candidates with criminal defense experience are preferred. Crucial skills include organization and professionalism. A strong work ethic with the ability to work independently is essential. You must be self-directed and pro-active and able to take on tasks, look ahead and keep things running smoothly with very little assistance as the attorneys are often out of the office. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are also important to this position. Experience with trust accounting is preferred.