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(Updated 6/27/2016)

 

Anchorage: Legal Secretary/Paralegal - Otterson Law Office

Small growing family law firm needs a legal secretary, a paralegal or legal assistant, and a file clerk. We can use any combination of those skills. The ideal applicant has legal experience, but not necessarily in family law. You should be solid on the basics: service under Civil Rules 4 and 5, calendaring motion responses, dealing with the court, etc. Just as important is general literacy, computer literacy, mastery of MS Word (including macros, merges, etc). We may be able to design the job around your interests and skills, and if you're strong in several areas, we can train in the ones you still need to learn (other than the basics listed above). 


Please, no resumes or other attachments. You may paste such information into your email response.  Include two work references and a description of your interests, the skills you are solid on, specific things you want to learn, career goals, and preferred job structure, if any (eg. full or part-time, compensation sought, etc.). We have an all-star team, and are looking for 'A player.'  If that's you, please email your response to tlgb@aklaw.pro.  

(Posted 6/17/2016)


Anchorage: Legal Secretary/Assistant - Dillon & Findley

Dillon & Findley is seeking an experienced full-time legal secretary/assistant for our downtown Anchorage office, which focuses primarily on medical malpractice and other complex litigation.  Duties will include formatting, proofreading and filing pleadings, filing, answering phones and other office support tasks. The position requires strong organizational and administrative skills, excellent attention to detail, communication skills, the ability to work well under pressure, teamwork and a sense of humor is critical.  Candidates should have current computer skills (proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is expected), and comfort with technology.  Intellectual curiosity and a strong work ethic are essential.  College degree is preferred but experience is more important.  Salary is DOE, and excellent benefit package is available.  Dillon & Findley is an equal opportunity employer.  Submit a cover letter, resume and references to Shelley Eggert, Firm Administrator, Dillon & Findley, 1049 W. 5th Ave., Suite 200, Anchorage, AK 99501 or online at shelley@dillonfindley.com.

(Posted 6/10/2016)


Anchorage: Paralegal - R. Crabtree, APC

R. Crabtree, APC is an Anchorage-based law-firm whose practice is concentrated in the area of the enforcement of creditors’ rights.

We are recruiting for a Paralegal.  This is a mid-level position that reports to the Collections Supervisor and Firm attorneys. The successful candidate will play an important role in the Firm's legal processes.

Tasks:

  •  Prepare and examine legal documents to ensure accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Assist attorneys
  •  File paperwork
  • Prepare complaints and other routine documents as needed
  • Assist the Firm with various tasks and projects to comply with client requirements

Requirements:

  • Work independently and as part of a team to accomplish common goals.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

    Ability to:
     
    • Problem solve 
    • Multitask 
    • Prioritize 
    • Meet deadlines

  • Attention to detail is critical
  • A bachelor’s degree in the legal field and paralegal certification is preferred, may substitute 5 years or more of experience.

Details:

This is a full-time office job and the employee will be sitting at a desk working on a computer for the majority of the day.

We are an equal opportunity employer, competitive wage DOE, we offer medical/ dental/ vision benefits, vacation/sick pay, and a 401(k) plan with partial employer matching contributions.

The successful candidate must be able to pass a thorough background check and a rigorous drug screening.

All interested applicants should email a résumé and cover letter to Luke Mazurak at lmazurak@rcalaska.com.  We are looking for a highly reliable person who is capable of taking on the challenge of working in a fast-paced environment and learning new tasks.  

Serious inquiries only.

(Posted 6/9/2016)


Anchorage: Firm Accountant - R. Crabtree, APC

R. Crabtree, APC is an Anchorage-based law-firm whose practice is concentrated in the area of the enforcement of creditors’ rights.

We are recruiting for a Firm Accountant.  This is a mid-level position that reports to the Firm Compliance Officer.  The successful candidate will play an important role in the Firm's accounting and decision-making processes.

Tasks
: There is a high volume of data entry involved in this position. A typing and ten-key test may be required.  Job duties will include:

  • Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards. 
  • Post transactions 
  • File paperwork 
  • Reconcile transactions
  • Assist the Firm with various tasks and projects to comply with client requirements

Requirements:

  • Work independently and as part of a team to accomplish common goals.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

   Ability to:

  • Problem solve 
  • Multitask 
  • Prioritize 
  • Meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting is preferred, may substitute 5 years or more of experience.

Details:

This is a full-time office job and the employee will be sitting at a desk working on a computer for the majority of the day.

We are an equal opportunity employer, competitive wage DOE, we offer medical/ dental/ vision benefits, vacation/sick pay, and a 401(k) plan with partial employer matching contributions.

The successful candidate must be able to pass a thorough background check and a rigorous drug screening.

All interested applicants should forward a résumé and cover letter to Luke Mazurak at lmazurak@rcalaska.com.  We are looking for a highly reliable person who is capable of taking on the challenge of working in a fast-paced environment and learning new tasks.  

Serious inquiries only.

(Posted 6/9/2016)


Anchorage: Legal/Office Assistant - McNall & Associates, P.C.

Small, fast pace collection law firm seeking full time legal / office assistant.

Responsibilities include; document preparation, proof reading, filing court documents, phones, customer service, collecting payments, calendaring, basic filing, file organization, file scanning, data entry, and a number of miscellaneous office duties.

Requirements: Minimum 3 years office experience. This is an essential position within this office. Applicants must be punctual, self-disciplined, responsible, reliable and able to handle a heavy work load.

Serious and qualified applicants, please submit a cover letter and resume in response to jdawson@mcnalllaw.com.

Hours of Operation: Monday -- Friday 8:30am -- 4:30pm
Pay: DOE
Medical / Dental Insurance: NO
Retirement Plan: Simple IRA

(Posted 6/3/2016)


Anchorage: DV Unit Bail Secretary - Municipal Prosecutor’s Office

HOURS OF WORK: Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Salary: $42,411.20 - $53,976.00 Annually (Grant-funded)

LOCATION OF WORK: City Hall; 632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 210, Anchorage, AK

Example of Duties:

Obtain documentation of conditions of release in domestic violence cases; enter information into Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) and Grant database. Process discovery in domestic violence cases and update case management system. Provide secretarial support when needed to Domestic Violence Unit Attorneys.  Process legal documents in district and superior court. Prepare legal correspondence and documents utilizing knowledge of legal formats, legal citations, exhibits, grammar and syntax, legal filing, forms, processes and procedures, legal office practices and procedures, and domestic violence dynamics.  Respond and furnish information to referring callers using diplomacy.  Adjust and respond effectively to changing priorities and demands.  Other related duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications / Substitutions / Preferences:

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and three (3) years of experience in legal office practices and procedures, legal research, court processing procedures, and automated and manual record keeping systems. 

 OR

Associate's degree in Criminal Justice, Paralegal Studies, or similar discipline and one (1) year of experience in legal office practices and procedures, legal research, court processing procedures, and automated and manual record keeping systems.

Must obtain Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) certification within 30 days of hire.

Preferences:

Prefer applicants with previous experience utilizing legal formats, legal citations, exhibits, grammar and syntax; legal filing, forms, processes and procedures; legal office practices and procedures, and domestic violence dynamics.

Interested candidates may find more information about how to apply at http://www.muni.org/Departments/employee_relations/Pages/jol.aspx under Current Job Openings.

(Posted 6/2/2016)


Anchorage: Assistant Director, Alaska Program - Seattle University

Position Summary:

Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for an Assistant Director, Alaska Program to join our community.

Under the direction of the Faculty Director of Seattle University School of Law’s Alaska Satellite Campus, the Assistant Director will participate in the delivery of a comprehensive academic program for students participating in the School of Law’s Alaska Programs.

To view a complete position description, including minimum qualifications, and submit an application, please visit https://jobs.seattleu.edu/postings/18690. 

Essential Job Functions:

Under the direction of the Faculty Director:

  • Provide students in individual and small group settings with information and resources to make their experience and time in Alaska educationally successful.
  • Develop, update and provide resources regarding campus services, local housing and transportation options, and the student services available from the Seattle campus.
  • Participate in the promotion and marketing of the Alaska Satellite Campus to law students. Provide on-boarding activities and services to visiting 3L students from other institutions.
  • Engage Alaska School of Law alumni, developing activities and programs that promote the School, provide mentorship opportunities for students, and positive exposure of the School and its Alumni programs.
  • Develop and manage program events for students, alumni and friends in Alaska, including the advertising, web content, social media and other details required for successful events, including post event evaluation.
  • Coordinate with the Center for Professional Development staff to provide students with career services and resources for their job search. Be the onsite staff person to connect Alaska program participants with career advisors located in Seattle.
  • Provide administrative services and support to adjunct faculty, ensuring that they receive the necessary academic resources and that all employment records are up to date.
  • Coordinate with the Marketing and Communications staff to manage and update the website and Alaska Satellite Campus marketing materials.

(Posted 6/2/2016)


Anchorage: Research Analyst III - Alaska Judicial Council

$3,880.00 monthly

The Alaska Judicial Council (AJC) invites applications for a Research Analyst III in Anchorage.  This part-time position is scheduled to work 29 hours per week beginning July 25, 2016 and is authorized through June 30, 2021. Part-time employees have the option to purchase health insurance through the AlaskaCare plan. This position is eligible for overtime.    

Working under the general direction of AJC professional staff, the incumbent will plan and implement a variety of challenging research, data analysis, data entry, and administrative tasks to support the work of the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission. 

Duties include: 

  • Identify and recommend relevant means of data collection and analysis related to criminal sentencing and criminal justice practices;
  • Plan and organize criminal justice research projects with or without previously established procedures;
  • Interact with analysts and practitioners from criminal justice agencies and the court system to collect information about internal practices and procedures as well as criminal justice practices and policies in areas of interest to the commission;
  • Synthesize and summarize information on a variety of criminal justice topics for commissions and others;
  • Design and update Microsoft Excel and/or Access databases for data entry;
  • Transfer data from databases to SPSS or STATA for data analysis;
  • Complete statistical analyses;
  • Enter data and train others to do the same;
  • Supervise data entry by clerical staff when directed by the AJC Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college AND three years of experience with statistical analysis and data entry.  Preferred: Social sciences research experience in a legal setting. 

How to Apply: Complete recruitment instructions and information is available at Workplace Alaska.

Applicants must submit a complete application through Workplace Alaska by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2016.

(Posted 5/27/2016)


Anchorage: Litigation Paralegal

Are you an experienced paralegal looking for a new opportunity? Here is your chance! Great location, new office opening downtown, will support two attorneys, and be experienced in personal injury litigation. If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, please send your resume to kerryq@akexec.com today!

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answering phone inquiries from existing clients, new clients, court staff, opposing counsel, other professionals (medical records, experts, etc.)Manage internal and external communications utilizing email, faxes, Adobe Acrobat, etc
  • Calendaring utilizing Outlook
  •  Summarize medical records, send medical requests, analyze records
  • Send out subpoenas
  • Management of all hard copy and electronic documentation, including but not limited to client files, mail, memos, expense reports, pleadings, etc.
  • Create client files, both hard and digital copies
  • Maintain organized and efficient filing system
  • Document creation/data input in Word and Excel (formatting pleadings, word processing, medical treatment spreadsheets, expense reports, etc.)
  • Assist in preparing attorney and clients for various legal proceedings of oral argument, depositions and trial
  • Provide support in preparation for trial (witness communication and scheduling, preparation of trial exhibits and jury instructions, etc.) 

    Required Qualifications:
  • Three to five years litigation experience
  • High proficiency in MS Office (especially Word), data management and time-keeping software - advanced typing skills
  • Advanced punctuation, spelling and grammar skills highly important – must have highly developed attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding and adherence to maintaining strict confidentiality of all medical matters
  • Highly developed time management and prioritization skills
  •  High standard of professionalism in interpersonal communications
  • Remain calm and maintain professional standards under stress and with competing priorities

(Posted 5/11/2016)


Anchorage: Part-time afternoon receptionist

The Law Office of Ian Wheeles is presently seeking a part-time afternoon receptionist for our busy firm.  The shift is Mon-Fri, 12:15pm-5:15pm (with some flexibility).  Applicant must have highest integrity, prior admin experience, be cheerful, excellent with computers (Outlook, Word, Excel), and have very high attention to detail.  Our office primarily focuses on all areas of family law, as well as a general practice with clients in areas of small business, estate planning, probate, criminal defense, and other civil litigation.  Starting compensation is negotiable based on experience, paid leave and retirement plan available.  To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your interest, relevant experience, as well as résumé to: ian@wheeleslaw.com or via fax: (907)375-5562.

(Posted 5/9/2016)


Anchorage: Paralegal/Advanced Legal Assistant - Teamsters Local 959

Teamsters Local 959, State of Alaska, represents thousands of workers throughout Alaska in various occupations and in multiple industries.  Legal work for this organization ranges from organizational operations to disputes that may reach state or federal courts.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepare for arbitration, contract negotiation, and grievance resolution.  Perform directed legal and fact research, document control, redaction, indexing, file management services, and case calendaring.  Format and edit (technical edit) case briefs, ensuring proper case-citation, grammar, spelling, and writing efficiency.

Prepare for interviews regarding facts, document reviews, discussions with business agents regarding matters germane to a particular cause.  Document all elements of research, case preparation and calendaring; perform other duties as may be assigned.

Work under attorney supervision in all aspects of case preparation.  Establish and maintain order among rapidly developing cases that often have sort timelines.  Manage case logistics; prepare travel and per diem requests.  Work with others in different departments to ensure smooth case flow. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Attention to detail; be time and deadline sensitive
  • Minimum two years active legal experience as legal secretary, assistant, or paralegal
  • Labor and employment law exposure or practice desirable
  • Excellent grammar, spelling and editing skills
  • Competency in Microsoft Office Suite.  Particular emphasis on Excel, MS Word, and Outlook
  • Effective communication skills.  Able and willing to get along in a busy organization having multiple and diverse personalities.  Friendly, businesslike demeanor a must.
  • Effective oral communication skills; must be capable and willing to communicate with witnesses, members, business representatives, opposing counsel, and opposing counsel staff.
  • Basic familiarity with all Alaska Courts, court-communication systems, court-filing systems, and current office technologies.
  • Willing to work hard

Compensation

Salary DOE.  Health-care, pension, and continuing education benefits.

Please email Resume’ and Cover Letter to sbridges@akteamsters.com, or fax to Local 959 Legal Department, (907) 751-8595.

(Posted 4/26/2016)


Anchorage: Legal Research Assistant - Teamsters Local 959

Teamsters Local 959, State of Alaska, represents thousands of workers throughout Alaska in various occupations and in multiple industries.  Legal work for this organization ranges from organizational operations to disputes that may reach state or federal courts.

Primary Work Responsibilities

Perform thorough legal research on issues arising out of, or anticipated to arise out of existing collective-bargaining agreements, organizing efforts, or internal operational matters.  There is little judicial work, but a lot of arbitration and negotiation.  The issue research is done for advisory and preparatory purposes. 

Basic Qualifications 

  • Experience in performing legal research using multiple sources, both digital and print
  • Demonstrate proficiency in accurately and efficiently reporting the current state of the law
  • Report the law objectively, presenting pro and contra authority on subject issues
  • Demonstrate competency in currently acceptable citation form for Alaska
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Word and Outlook)
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills
  • PREFERRED Advanced Legal Writing.

The work is project work.  There are no guaranteed hours for this position.  The estimated work demand is 10-30 hours per week; there may be more or fewer hour weekly.  Any person selected for this position will be working independently, and will communicate electronically each day with the Local 959 arbitration representative.  It is possible that work may remain available throughout the winter. 

Students having safe accommodations in the Anchorage area, and who will be returning home for the summer, would also be a good fit.  Local 959 offers no per diem, no transportation to or from Alaska, nor any room and board while working in Alaska. 

Rate of Pay:

$18.00 - 23.00 per hour depending on experience. 

Email resume’ and writing sample (5-8 page legal memo) to sbridges@akteamsters.com.  Include references.

(Posted 4/26/2016)


Anchorage: Legal Assistant - Rehbock & Wilson

Gain valuable and real-world legal experience by working closely alongside attorneys during all phases of litigation – from the initiation of a case, through the discovery period to trial and post-trial filings and appeals!

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Organize documents and coordinate document productions. Conduct bates-stamping, redaction, duplication and indexing of documents. Set up and maintain files which are organized chronologically, numerically and/or by subject matter.

Prepare potential clients and materials for intake. Organize interview documentation; prepare relevant documents for attorney review and case preparation. Correspond with and answer questions from clients.

Under attorney supervision, format briefing and prepare letters, gather and prepare appendices, schedule, maintain, and monitor deadlines, organize exhibits, take notes, correspond with clients. Locate and pull relevant records and/or documents; proofread letters; organize exhibits and create document indices in the preparation of motion filing. Request and obtain medical records. Schedule depositions and arrange logistics.

Requirements:

  • Attention to detail and be time and deadline sensitive,
  • At least 2 years prior experience as a legal assistant and/or secretary,
  • Insurance law and/or general litigation experience (a plus – not required),
  • Good spelling, grammar and editing skills, be familiar with legal brief formatting,
  • A friendly demeanor and ability to get along with others in a small office
  • Effective communication skills with witnesses, clients, colleagues and attorneys note-taker
  •  Knowledge of MS Office and ability to work with legal technology (court-filing computer systems, transcription software, dicta-phone, etc.) 

Salary – DOE. Please fax Resume and Cover Letter to 907-276-8289, or scan and email to cindie@resultscount.net

(Posted 4/18/2016)


Fairbanks: Legal Assistant - Downes, Tallerico & Schwalm

Essential Functions

  • Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software; confirming case status with attorney.
  • Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; drafting complaints; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports.
  • Supports case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences; preparing pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for team case review. 
  •  Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes.

Competencies

  • Strong communications, organizational, and time management skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Strong data entry and typing skills
  • Strong attention to detail 

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Performance of the duties of this job requires the candidate to be able to talk/hear. As well, the employee is frequently required to be fully mobile and have use of their hands, as this position occasionally requires lifting office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds. 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work 

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. 

Required Education and Experience

  •  Minimum qualification is a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Basic computer understanding is a necessity.
  • Working knowledge of clerical skills such as typing, copying and fax machine operation would be given preference.

(Posted 5/9/2016)


Palmer – Law Office Assistant - Stohler Law P.C.

Seeking an experienced, organized, reliable, professional law office assistant.  Responsibilities will range from the mundane (filing) to the more specialized (drafting pleadings, assistance with trial preparation).  Excellent people, writing, and organizational skills are a MUST.  You will need to have a strong work ethic and be self-motivated.  The job requires independent thinking.  This is a long-term position in a small office setting with room for personal and professional growth.

Wage is negotiable and dependent upon experience.   

Send cover letter and resume to kristen@stohlerlawpc.com.

(Posted 6/17/2016)


Soldotna: Legal Assistant – Kenai Peninsula Borough

$25.60/Hr.+, DOE, plus benefits

The Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) invites applications for a Legal Assistant in Soldotna.  This is a full time, confidential position.

Working under the general direction and supervision of the Borough Attorney or designee, the incumbent prepares documents and correspondence of a legal nature such as court pleadings, motions, ordinances, and contracts, and manages the legal department office requirements and library. 

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Four years’ experience as an administrative assistant or similar position in a public or private law office or comparable work environment.
  • Type 60 wpm
  • Extensive knowledge of legal terminology, format, court processes and law office practices and procedures.
  • Strong organizational and English language grammatical skills
  • Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software used by the legal department including but not limited to MS
    Office products, Adobe Acrobat and internet research methodologies - both legal and factual
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  •  Paralegal experience and notary public preferred.

 Examinations:  Applicants are required to take a typing proficiency test and the professional legal tests, which are administered by Alaska Job Service, and submit results with application.

How to Apply: A complete job description, application and application instructions can be found by scrolling down the Job Opportunities page that populates by clicking on the following link: Kenai Peninsula Borough Job Opportunities 

This recruitment closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

(Updated 6/27/2016)

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