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(Updated 4/26/2016)

 

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 Rights Advocate - Disability Law Center of Alaska

The Disability Law Center of Alaska, a nonprofit law firm advocating on behalf of Alaskans with disabilities, seeks Legal Rights Advocate with a strong background in disability advocacy, and preferably knowledge of social services available in Alaska.

The role of the Advocate is to inform individuals with disabilities about their options, to assist clients to express preferences, and to ensure that these preferences are heard and vigorously pursued within the scope of the law. This Advocate position will primarily focus on the rights of individuals with disabilities to access competitive, integrated employment and government programs designed to facilitate such employment. 

A genuine commitment to social justice for underserved populations, with an awareness of and sensitivity to people with disabilities is very important. 

Competencies

  • Personal Credibility 
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Organizational Skills 
  • Technical Capacity 
  • Teamwork Orientation 
  • Critical Thinking

Download PDF of full job description at our website www.dlcak.org

Salary $35k+ doe. Fringe benefits include health, dental, vision, 403(b) plan, and generous paid personal leave.

Application Process 

See instructions and download application from our website at http://www.dlcak.org 

The position remains open until filled.

The Disability Law Center of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer. DLC particularly encourages applications from members of minority groups, people with disabilities and others whose backgrounds may contribute to more effective representation of low-income and underserved communities.

(Posted 4/26/2016)


Anchorage or Juneau: Administrative Services Director - Department of Law

This Director position manages the Department of Law’s Administrative Services Division. The Director is a member of the Department’s leadership team, providing advice and direction on administrative matters to the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, and the Criminal and Civil Divisions. The Director is responsible for the overall financial, administrative and technology operations of the Department of Law, including budgeting, accounting, procurement, payment, computer services and human resources. The Director has primary responsibility for the preparation of the Department’s annual operating and capital budgets. The Director develops and manages the process of billing state agencies for legal services.  Duties may include presentation or testimony to the Alaska State Legislature, the Executive Office of Management and Budget, or other government managers. The Director reports directly to the Attorney General and works closely with the Deputy Attorney General, the two Division Directors, and the division Operations Managers. This position may be located in either Juneau or Anchorage dependent on the location of the chosen applicant.

Candidates who are interested in applying for this position must submit an application online through Workplace Alaska. The Position Control Number (PCN) is 03-0068.

Salary is determined by the background and experience of the selected candidate. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided. This position is in the partially-exempt service and serves at-will at the pleasure of the Attorney General.

The Department of Law is an equal opportunity employer and complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation to apply may contact the Department of Law at (907) 465-3600 or Relay Alaska at (800) 770-8973.

(Posted 4/22/2016)


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)


Anchorage: Law Office Assistant - Office of Victims' Rights

The Alaska Legislature, Office of Victims' Rights, is recruiting to fill a vacancy for a Law Office Assistant I/II (Range 11/13 depending on experience).  The position is a full-time, permanent position in Anchorage and includes State of Alaska benefits.  The successful applicant will be employed "at will" and work under the direction of the Executive Director, Taylor Winston.  A full position description and application instructions is available on the Workplace Alaska website at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/alaska/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=1404173 

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016.

(Posted 4/7/2016) 


Anchorage: Legal Assistant - Rehbock & Rehbock

Gain valuable and real-world legal experience by working closely alongside attorneys during all phases of the litigation process 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. Prepare for and schedule depositions and logistics.

Requirements:

  •  Must have excruciating attention to detail and be time and deadline sensitive.
  • At least 4 years prior experience as a legal assistant and/or paralegal
  • Insurance litigation, administrative law, and/or general litigation experience a plus.
  • Must have good grammar and editing skills, be familiar with legal citation and brief formatting.
  • A friendly demeanor and ability to get along with others in a small office necessary.
  • Ability to spend large quantities of the day on the telephone with others necessary.
  • Must be a note-taker

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

(Posted 4/6/2016)


Anchorage: Legal Assistant - Steven M. Wells, P.C.

Small office seeking legal secretary/legal assistant. Our practice is focused upon criminal defense, typically white-collar and federal criminal defense. Will handle: phones and mail, filings (including e-filings in federal court), billing, and other assigned tasks. Be comfortable with Mac computers. Know how to operate Word and Adobe. Must be organized. Pay DOE. 

Email resume and salary requirements to info@stevenmwellslaw.com.

(Posted 4/4/2016)


Anchorage: Legal Assistant/Paralegal - Fortier & Mikko

Seeking an experienced legal assistant/paralegal for corporate and tribal law practice.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with maintaining corporate records, including minutes and policies
  • Corporate compliance
  • Maintaining and updating ordinances and tribal codes
  • Assisting with shareholder records and shareholder meetings
  • Communicating with firm clients and third parties.
  • Transcribing dictation 

Candidate Qualifications 

  • Prior legal experience in Alaska, familiarity with state corporate practice
  • Exceptional computer skills and proficiency using MS Word and Excel
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and time management skills

Benefits and Salary

Competitive salary, health benefits, paid leave, eleven paid state holidays.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and letter of interest to: dmikko@fortiermikko.com or mail to: Fortier & Mikko, P.C., 1600 A St., Suite 101, Anchorage, AK 99501.

(Posted 4/4/2016) 


Anchorage: Legal Secretary/Personal Assistant - Law Office of Christy Lee

Small tax boutique law firm seeking legal secretary and personal assistant.  Starting part-time; working into full-time.  Will handle phones and mail, including stamps.com; assist clients; draft legal documents; prepare tax-related forms; assist with marketing; perform personal errands, such as shopping and office janitorial; and complete other assigned tasks.  Must keyboard at 55 wpm and have basic knowledge of Adobe, Word, Excel, Outlook, and similar programs. TimeMatters and Timeslips a plus.  Must be flexible, adaptable, and cooperative, and have own vehicle and insurance.  Pay DOE.  Email resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to info@christyleelaw.com.

(Posted /30/2016)


Anchorage: Receptionist/front desk assistant - Schlehofer Law Offices, P.C.

Schlehofer Law Offices, P.C. looking for a full time receptionist/front desk assistant. 

Hours are Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm.

Duties include:

  • Answering multi-line phones and recording information for new clients
  • Scanning & inputting documents
  • Sorting & distributing daily mail
  • Assisting paralegals with daily needs
  • Setting up electronic files for incoming clients

Required abilities:

  • Previous receptionist similar experience
  •  High School diploma or higher
  • Familiarity with MS Word
  • Experience with PDF’s & scanning a plus
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Punctuality

We are located on the East side of Anchorage with employee parking.

Salary is $17.00 per hour DOE

Please submit cover letter & resumes via email to Shawn@schlawoffice.com.

(Posted 3/17/2016)


Anchorage: Administrative/Legal Assistant - RCO Legal

RCO Legal - Alaska, Inc. specializes in the representation of financial institutions, investors, title insurers, housing authorities and select businesses in all matters related to servicing, mortgage banking, consumer finance, title insurance, real estate finance, and the enforcement of mortgage loans.

The Administrative / Legal Assistant will work directly with attorneys and senior management on special projects, reporting, travel management, general correspondence and other general office duties as assigned. This person is responsible for assisting the paralegal/s and/or attorney/s with a high volume caseload. This is a self-directed, detail oriented position and we want someone who will be ready to jump in, take initiative and hit the ground running!

Responsibilities:

• Opening and closing files
• Managing travel arrangements
• Assist with special projects
• Draft some letters and pleadings
• Heavy data entry/computer work
• Assist with preparing files for hearings
• Calendaring
• General clerical duties: filing, copying, faxing, scanning, etc.
• Assist with garnishment packages
• Assist with judgment debtor exam requests
• Assist with default judgment packages
• Work with excel spreadsheets to track judgment balances
• Other duties as assigned by paralegal/s and/or attorney/s

 Requirements:

• Minimum one year of working in a law office
• Minimum three years of Administrative Assistant experience preferably in a mid to large sized company
• Experience working with computer systems and software in a paperless environment
• Experience working with paralegals and attorneys
• Knowledge of and experience with local court rules
• Experience calendaring and reviewing and finalizing pleadings
• File processing experience
• Experience working in a high volume and fast paced environment
• Any industry experience (litigation, bankruptcy, foreclosures, collections, evictions, mortgage banking, etc.)
• Strong communication skills- verbal and written
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to maintain records and prepare reports
• High proficiency with technology and ability to learn new programs quickly- Experience with Excel, Word, Outlook, etc. and ECF       
   experience desirable
• Excellent customer service skills
• 4 year degree preferred

Benefits:
Medical, dental vision. 401K. Generous paid time off policies. Hourly compensation. Opportunities for growth.

Please visit the following link to apply: https://www.hirebridge.com/v3/application/applink.aspx?cid=6505&jid=359068

(Posted 3/15/2016)


Anchorage: Receptionist - Farley & Graves, P.C.

Insurance defense law firm seeking an eager, motivated, and punctual receptionist.  Position includes filing, secretarial, light bookkeeping work and Costco trips.  Legal experience preferred.  30 hours per week.  Must have own vehicle.  Salary DOE.  Send resumes to 807 G Street, Suite 250, Anchorage, AK  99501 or Fax (907) 274-5111.

(Posted 3/15/2016)


Anchorage: Legal Sectretary - GEICO

Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing demand letters, complaints, discovery, and reports
  • Filing court documents and monitoring case dockets
  • Office administration duties, such as scheduling, maintaining the office calendar, file organization, diary entries, and gathering case-related records
  • Communicating with GEICO clients, customers and other parties 

Candidate Qualifications 

  • Prior legal experience in Alaska, familiarity with state procedures for legal filings
  • Exceptional computer skills and proficiency using MS Word
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and time management skills
  • Insurance defense and personal injury experience strongly preferred 

Salary Information 

 $35,000 - $40,000:  Salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicants experience level.   

How to Apply 

Please apply online at www.geico.jobs; you will need an active email address and phone number.  Additionally, we request that you enter any work experience that you've had within at least the past five years.  Once you begin your application you can save it if you need to access it later. 

About GEICO 

For more than 75 years, GEICO has stood out from the rest of the insurance industry!  We are one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing auto insurers thanks to our low rates, outstanding service and clever marketing.  We're an industry leader employing thousands of dedicated and hard-working associates.  As a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, we offer associates training and career advancement in a financially stable and rewarding workplace.

GEICO is an equal opportunity employer. Background and credit checks, hair or urine drug testing, and health assessments are required as part of our pre-employment process.

(Posted 3/14/2016)


Fairbanks: Paralegal - Clapp Peterson Tiemessen Thorsness & Johnson

Clapp Peterson Tiemessen Thorsness & Johnson, LLC seeks a paralegal in the Fairbanks office with experience in civil litigation, including professional malpractice and products liability.  Successful candidate will be reliable, self-motivated and highly organized with a minimum of three years of related experience.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  Send letter of interest, resume and three professional references to kmo@cplawak.com or fax information to (907) 479-7966.

(Posted 3/30/2016)


Juneau: Law Office Assistant - State of Alaska

The Department of Administration, Office of Administrative Hearings, is recruiting for a Law Office Assistant I. 

This position will provide the clerical/secretarial support for four administrative law judges in the Juneau location of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). It also serves as back-up support for the Anchorage OAH office.  OAH hears cases for many state agencies.  The incumbent will assist the administrative law judges with scheduling, case file management, and preparation of legal documents, and will provide general administrative support.

 Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Calendaring hearings and other proceedings; 
  • Preparing and serving notices, orders and other legal documents; 
  • Answering questions from case parties and the general public over the telephone and in person; 
  •  Processing incoming and outgoing mail and electronic mail; 
  • Opening, closing, and maintaining case files according to set procedures; 
  • Proofreading, copying and distributing documents; 
  • Making travel arrangements; and 
  • Ordering supplies.

To successfully perform these duties, we are looking for a candidate with the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Experience or aptitude with computer equipment and software; software used by the office includes Microsoft Word and ProLaw (an office management program for which training is available); 
  • Experience maintaining electronic calendars; 
  •  Excellent work habits, including punctuality and attendance; 
  • Meticulous attention to detail in keeping accurate and organized files and records; 
  • Good organization skills;
  •  The ability to work with and communicate clearly to people from all walks of life in a fair and respectful manner; 
  •  Good communication skills; and 
  • The ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities in an efficient manner. 

Interested candidates must submit an application online through Workplace Alaska at http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/workplace/.  The Position Control Number (PCN) is 08-1038.

(Posted 4/26/2016)

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