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(Updated 9/21/2017)

 

Statewide: Social Service Coordinator - Americorps

The Alaska Public Defender Agency is currently recruiting for 10 full-time AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps is a national service agency engaging more than 70,000 Americans annually. Members commit to a year of service; in return, they receive a modest living allowance, healthcare & childcare, and an education award equivalent to a Pell Grant. The PDA is partnering with AmeriCorps to provide case management services to our clients. Members will work one-on-one with clients referred by Public Defender attorneys, helping them to access community resources, apply for benefits, enroll in substance abuse treatment, and increase their financial literacy.

This is an 11-month position, beginning January 2nd, 2018, and running through November 30th, 2018. There will be both road system and rural opportunities available; specific locations are still being finalized.

The typical AmeriCorps applicant is a recent college graduate or career changer looking for a meaningful service opportunity, but the application is open to any US citizen/permanent resident aged 18 or older interested in hands-on, immersive service and able to be professional, compassionate, nonjudgmental, and independent. Applicants must pass a national background check.

More information and program application can be found at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=76125&fromSearch=true. Applications accepted through October 2, 2017.

Please feel free to email Hannah Newman, Program Coordinator, at hannah.newman@alaska.gov, with additional questions.

(Posted 8/22/2017)


Anchorage: Paralegal & Legal Secretary - Law Office of Christy Lee

Fast-paced tax boutique has openings for a full-time or part-time paralegal and legal secretary.  Duties include: 

  • Assisting with phones, mail, and marketing;
  • Greeting clients;
  • Preparing tax-related forms;
  • Drafting legal documents;
  • Maintaining client files; and Performing other miscellaneous administrative tasks that help ensure quality services to our clients.

Requirements:

  • Keyboarding at 55 wpm;
  • Experience with Windows, Adobe, Word, Excel, Outlook, and similar programs;
  • Basic knowledge of math and bookkeeping principles; and
  • Experience with TimeMatters and Timeslips a big plus.

Must display professional, friendly attitude and neat appearance. Should be flexible, adaptable, and cooperative, with own vehicle and insurance.

Full-time: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Part-time: Monday – Friday, 1 – 5 p.m.
Pay DOE.

Email resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to info@christyleelaw.com. 

(Posted 9/20/2017)


Anchorage: Bookkeeper - Delaney Wiles, Inc.

Delaney Wiles, Inc. is seeking a part-time, experienced bookkeeper.

Experience, Essential Functions, and Skills Required:

  • Minimum of 2 years of accounting or bookkeeping experience, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger and financial reports
  • Attention to detail, confidentiality, thoroughness, developing standards, analyzing information , dealing with complexity, reporting research results, accounting and data entry skills
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting, but must be able to do a manual set of books
  • Maintain and balance the general ledger and subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Prepare and edit prebills, finalize monthly bills, and prepare financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends
  • Knowledge of Juris (financial management system) strongly preferred
  • Handle client payroll, and ability to generate 1099's and W-2's for clients in office administrator’s absence
  • Perform other duties as assigned from time to time by attorneys or legal administrator
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results, as needed

Please submit your resume, letter of interest and references to Jennifer Ginzinger, Legal Administrator, at jeg@delaneywiles.com.

(Posted 9/19/2017)


Anchorage: Legal Assistant - Rehbok & Wilson

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Organize documents and coordinate document productions, 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 3 years prior experience as a legal assistant and/or paralegal 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 907-279-9132, or scan and email to cindie@resultscount.net

(Posted 9/15/2017)


Anchorage: Legal Secretary – Davis Wright Tremaine LLP 

Summary:  This position is responsible for providing a comprehensive range of secretarial support to attorneys including typing, editing and/or formatting legal documents and correspondence, filing documents with various courts, both electronically and via messenger, arranging for service of documents on opposing and associated counsel,  telephone communications with clients and business contacts, inputting attorney time, paper and electronic file maintenance, calendar and contacts maintenance, coordinating travel arrangements, preparing reimbursement forms and other tasks as assigned in a team environment. 

To Apply: Please upload a cover letter and resume by visiting http://careers.dwt.com/legal-secretary/job/7224403

(Posted 9/14/2017)


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

Farley & Graves, P.C. seeks a paralegal with 2-4 years experience for its insurance defense practice.  Insurance defense, worker’s compensation defense, litigation, or maritime defense experience preferred.  Excellent benefits and convenient downtown office location.  Salary commensurate with experience and ability.  Fax cover letter and resume to (907) 274-5111.

(Posted 9/11/2017)


Anchorage: Paralegal

Well-established Law Firm has a paralegal position available for a Law School graduate awaiting bar results. Successful candidate will be self-motivated and organized. Salary depending on experience. Interested applicants should send a resume to looda@gci.net or via fax to 907-522-23156.

(Posted 9/7/2017)


Anchorage: Legal Practice Assistant – Perkins Coie

The Anchorage office of Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for an experienced Litigation Legal Practice Assistant. This position will provide legal and administrative support, with moderate supervision, to designated attorneys and to the firm in the Commercial Litigation group of our Anchorage office. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of current Litigation experience in a law firm environment.

Primary duties include: Creating, editing, revising, redlining, and/or proofreading documents from dictation, handwritten, typed, and/or electronic copy; maintaining attorney/paralegal calendars; coordinating with docketing specialist and maintaining/calendaring/reviewing relevant docketing events; coordinating meetings, including securing venues, ordering meals, and preparing materials; filing paper and electronic documents with appropriate courts/agencies/entities; coordinating preliminary conflicts checks and preparing client intake forms and engagement letters; assisting with billing process, including time entry and review/edit of client billing invoices.

Required: Ability to generate pleadings (including Table of Contents & Table of Authorities); strong knowledge of state and federal court rules; ability to accurately type 70 wpm; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; strong command of the English language, including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, form and style; good computer skills, including strong knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, and Excel; knowledge of basic office equipment; excellent organizational skills for prioritizing workload; and knowledge of library operations and records storage procedures for retrieving materials and files for case work.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Previous law firm experience of five or more years or equivalent preferred.

Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Working additional hours beyond the normal schedule may be required to meet firm and/or client demands.

Apply online at: www.perkinscoie.com.

(Posted 8/24/2017)


Anchorage: Legal Secretary - Phillip Paul Weidner & Associates, APC

Plaintiff's/criminal defense firm seeks experienced Legal Secretary/Paralegal. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Acrobat, and familiar with ECF filings. 

In the search for our new team member, we desire the following set of skills: type over 50 words per minute; able to work independently, as well as cordially in a team; self-motivated; reliable; detail-orientated. 

Pay is DOE, at a highly competitive rate. 

Please submit resume and cover letter to pmaughan@weidnerjustice.com, or fax to (907) 278-6571.

(Posted 8/22/2017)


Anchorage: Administrative Assistant/Intake - Rehbock & Wilson

Immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant/Intake Person for Anchorage-based small, but fast-paced law office. This is a part-time position with the potential to go full-time. A perfect fit for someone with past administrative assistant experience. Requires a well-organized, motivated person who enjoys interacting with people. English/Spanish bilingual skills preferred. An excellent opportunity to learn more about the legal process!

Job duties include:
Calendaring appointments, receiving and logging client documents, preparing forms for submission, translating/interpreting for client appointments and related interviews, and affidavit preparation.

Qualifications:
Applicant must be a self-starter, comfortable multitasking in a fast-paced environment, organized, detail-oriented and personable. Applicant must possess basic office skills, including telephone and computer competency such as basic computer skills and grasp of document management software. Two or more years of previous experience in an Administrative Assistant role This position requires excellent communication and writing skills, including strong grammar and spelling. Finally, applicant must be punctual, possessing time-management skills and attentiveness to deadlines. Flexibility and ability to get along in a small office setting. Must be able to deal with difficult clients. Legal experience not a necessity. Willingness to learn and develop basic understanding of law and legal process.

If you have these skills, we would like to interview you.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Cindie at cindie@resultscount.net, or by fax to (907) 276-8289.

(Posted 8/21/2017)


Anchorage: Legal Assistant - RCO

RCO Legal Alaska is currently recruiting for a Legal Assistant to Bankruptcy and Commercial Litigation for our Anchorage office. RCO works 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.

As the Legal Assistant, this person is responsible for assisting the Attorney with a high volume caseload and will work often in our vendor related software. 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!

The right candidate will have a minimum of one year of office related experience, preferably in a busy legal setting. File processing or experience working with attorneys is desired. Previous legal and ECF filing experience is preferred. We are looking for strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to write and speak effectively. The ability to maintain records and prepare reports in a fast paced, challenging environment is also important. We are looking for a high proficiency with computers and technology. This is a full-time, hourly position. We offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, generous time off policies and a 401K. We are particularly proud of the long tenure of many of our employees, indicating we are not only a great place to do business, but a great place to work as well!

Please click to apply: https://recruit.hirebridge.com/v3/application/applink.aspx?cid=6505&jid=430505.

(Posted 8/17/2017)


Anchorage: Director of Corporate Compliance - Bristol Bay Native Corporation

The Senior Director of Corporate Compliance maintains and promotes an effective ethics and compliance program to prevent and detect violations of law, regulations and policies, and to promote a culture of commitment to Operating with Integrity, and serves as BBNC’s Compliance Officer, maintaining open communication with employees across the enterprise.

To view the full job descriptions, position requirements and to apply, please visit www.bbnc.net/careers. These positions are open until filled.

(Posted 8/15/2017)


Anchorage: Paralegal - Bristol Bay Native Corporation

The Paralegal maintains corporate records, reviews, analyzes, and organizes documentation according to corporate legal practice and procedure, supports BBNC’s In-Region Government Contracting program, and prepares reports and filings for the Legal Department. To view the full job descriptions, position requirements and to apply, please visit www.bbnc.net/careers.

These positions are open until filled.

(Posted 8/10/2017)


Anchorage: Paralegal - Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Paralegal certificate preferred, but not required. Candidate should possess a demonstrated desire to work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Responasibilities

  • Request records; compile discovery; index evidenc.
  • Assist staff in preparation of motions and legal briefs. Draft correspondence and other documents as needed. Monitor and track the court docket and case schedule and assist staff attorneys with case scheduling.
  • Draft subpoenas, and arrange for service; assemble exhibits, affidavits and other legal documents for use in case preparation and trial or administrative hearings.
  • Conduct legal research; draft memos, policy recommendations, and research summaries on topics as requested.
  • Participate in weekly case review by coordinating, monitoring, prioritizing, and reporting on status of cases.
  • Manage administrative tasks in Anchorage legal office including processing incoming and outgoing mail; filing; purchasing office supplies; and maintaining postage meter.
  • Work harmoniously with Sitka and Juneau administrative staff to ensure the smooth flow of information between offices.
  • Provide technical assistance to member programs regarding the court system and the court process.
  • Assist Network staff with projects and respond to general requests for information.
  • Assist with development and maintenance of online case management system. Submit regular and periodic reports and attend staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Preferred

  • Paralegal certificate preferred but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree, but experience in a legal or shelter setting may substitute
  • Experience working in a DV/SA program
  • Technology skills, particularly document/information management
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively.
  • Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing duties.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.

Visit the ANDVSA website to view the full job description: www.andvsa.org/employment. To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references in a Word Document or PDF to Katy Soden at ksoden@andvsa.org

ANDVSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Updated 8/21/2017)


Anchorage: Assistant - Alaska Institute for Justice Language Interpreter Center

The Alaska Institute for Justice Language Interpreter Center Assistant will be primarily responsible to provide administrative support for the Alaska Institute for Justice and the Language Interpreter Center. The Alaska Institute for Justice’s mission is to protect the human and civil rights of all Alaskans through legal services, policy and education.
In 2007, the Alaska Institute for Justice opened the Language Interpreter Center, the result of a public/private partnership dedicated to: 1) training Alaska Native and foreign language interpreters on the roles, responsibilities and ethics of interpreting; 2) training professionals on the roles, responsibilities and ethics of working with interpreters; and 3) providing an interpreter referral service for any individual, government agency and for- profit and non-profit agency needing a qualified interpreter. The Alaska Institute for Justice and Language Interpreter Center Assistant will be supervised by the Supervising Attorney of the Alaska Institute for Justice and the Language Interpreter Center Program Director located in AIJ’s Anchorage office.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree with major coursework in marketing, public administration, or related area preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and civil rights issues
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Technology skills including website, social media, MS Word and PDF formatting
  • Basic accounts payable skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with interpreters and program stakeholder groups

Salary: DOE with a generous benefits package
The Alaska Institute for Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled

To apply please submit a cover letter referencing this position, a resume, a writing sample and the names and contact numbers of three professional-related references electronically to: barb.jacobs@akjip.org.

(Posted 7/21/2017)


Dillingham: Law Clerk I - Alaska Court System

The Alaska Court System (ACS) is accepting applications for a Law Clerk to serve a Superior Court Judge in Dillingham, Alaska for the 2018-2019 term. The successful applicant will perform research relating to motions before the court, summarize case files, and prepare memoranda and recommendations. The position may also organize files, review case files for procedural sufficiency, and review orders and judgments prepared for signature. 

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited law school with an LLB or JD. 

Benefits: The ACS provides health insurance for the employee and eligible dependents, 11 paid holidays, personal leave, Supplemental Benefits System (SBS), and the opportunity to participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan.  Travel and moving expenses may be eligible for reimbursement according to the policies of the ACS.

The Location: Dillingham is located in Western Alaska at the mouth of the Nushagak River, an inlet of Bristol Bay. Commercial fishing is a major part of the local economy. As of 2016, the population was approximately 2,364 (Alaska Dept. of Labor). For more information, please visit www.dillinghamak.us.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, a brief writing sample not substantially edited by someone else, and two letters of recommendation from law professors or others familiar with the applicant’s work.  The recruitment period will remain open until the position is filled. 

Mail applications to: Alaska Court System, Human Resources Department, 820 W. Fourth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501.

Email applications to: recruitment@akcourts.us

For more information, visit http://www.courts.alaska.gov/hr/index.htm and select “Information for Prospective Law Clerks.”  For general inquiries, please email recruitment@akcourts.us or call (907) 264-8242. 

The Alaska Court System is an equal employment opportunity employer and supports workplace diversity.

(Posted 9/14/2017)


Fairbanks: Administrative Specialist 2/Legal Assistant - University of Alaska

DEPARTMENT:    General Counsel                          
GRADE:              78
STATUS:             Regular, Full-Time, Non-Exempt             
REVIEW DATE:   September 20, 2017
CLOSE DATE:     Open Until Filled

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) seeks a professional, supportive, front line legal assistant to become a member of our confidential legal team. The OGC advises and administers the legal affairs of the Board of Regents and the University of Alaska which includes UAF, UAA, UAS and Statewide administration. 

This position provides professional & confidential administrative support to 5 attorneys and our Paralegal/Executive Legal Administrator and interacts with senior administrators on a daily basis. We are interested in a candidate with a welcoming, friendly, and professional personality who can serve as the first point of contact for visitors and callers to the OGC. The successful applicant will have, or will be able to quickly gain, the technical knowledge required to comply with court and administrative agency submission requirements, perform advanced calendaring, arrange for travel and meetings, prepare filings and exhibits, locate essential information during preparation of responses to requests for production, discovery, and records requests, maintain filing systems, and process and track invoices in a timely manner. Additional duties are described in the full job description available at: http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/507886/legal-assistant 

Responsibilities include the ability to maintain an organized office while providing excellent attention to detail and meeting deadlines on short notice.  Position requires a demonstrated ability to use effective independent judgment both on a daily basis and sometimes during stressful workload situations. If you enjoy a collaborative and fast-paced environment where accuracy and the ability to multi-task on a daily basis is required, please consider applying.      

If you need assistance applying, please contact Statewide Human Resources @ 450-8210. If you have questions about this specific position, please contact Sacha Layos at 450-8080.

(Posted 9/18/2017)


Fairbanks: Receptionist - Downes, Tallerico & Schwalm Law Firm, LLC

Hiring a full-time legal receptionist in a growing law firm. This position will be responsible for all customer intake activities for the firm. This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely involves the use of standard office equipment such as computers, photocopiers, telephone and filing equipment.  

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.  

This is a full-time position and the hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.  

Previous experience in a law office is preferred. 

Salary:  $17.00 or DOE

Contact: gregg@goldenheartlaw.com to submit resume and cover letter.

(Posted 9/12/2017)


Juneau: Legal Assistant - Faulkner Banfield P.C.

Faulkner Banfield, P.C. is seeking a full-time legal assistant.  Duties include probate administration, preparing estate and trust accountings and other legal documents, corresponding with clients, other law firms and businesses, and other office duties as assigned.  Candidates must have prior legal experience, understanding of basic financial principles, and knowledge of Microsoft Office.  This assistant works under the direction of multiple attorneys in a fast paced environment.   Benefits include medical insurance, 401-K, and annual and sick leave.  Salary is based on experience.  Contact Debbie Pusich at dpusich@faulknerbanfield.com, phone 907-523-6141, or fax 907-586-8090.  The closing for applications is September 27.

(Posted 9/19/2017)


Juneau: Legal Assistant/Paralegal - Sonosky Chambers

Sonosky Chambers is recruiting for an experienced senior legal assistant/paralegal for our Juneau office. A minimum of five years’ experience and strong computer skills are required, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. B.A., A.A., or paralegal certificate preferred. The position requires excellent organizational and administrative skills and attention to detail. The successful candidate will have the ability to work well under pressure, multi-task/prioritize, and work independently and cooperatively. Strong communication skills, a good attitude and a professional appearance are required. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. The position is full-time but can be structured as part-time. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and references to Sue Tyree at Sue@sonosky.net.

(Posted 8/3/2017) 


Nome: Law Clerk I - Alaska Court System

Salary: $5,433 Monthly

The Alaska Court System (ACS) is accepting applications for a Law Clerk to serve a Superior Court Judge in Nome. The position will be available November 1, 2017 and may extend through the 2018-2019 term. The successful applicant will perform research relating to motions before the court, summarize case files, and prepare memoranda and recommendations. The position may also organize files, review case files for procedural sufficiency, and review orders and judgments prepared for signature.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited law school with an LLB or JD.

Benefits: The ACS provides health insurance for the employee and eligible dependents, 11 paid holidays, personal leave, Supplemental Benefits System (SBS), and the opportunity to participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan. Travel and moving expenses may be eligible for reimbursement according to the policies of the ACS.

The Location: Nome is located at the edge of the Bering Sea in Northwest Alaska. As of 2016, the population was approximately 3,800 (Alaska Dept. of Labor). For more information on Nome’s history and culture, please visit www.nomealaska.org or www.visitnomealaska.com.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, a brief writing sample not substantially edited by someone else, and two letters of recommendation from law professors or others familiar with the applicant’s work. The recruitment period will remain open until the position is filled.

Mail applications to: Alaska Court System, Human Resources Department, 820 W. Fourth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

Email applications to: recruitment@akcourts.us

For more information, visit http://www.courts.alaska.gov/hr/index.htm and select “Information for Prospective Law Clerks.” For general inquiries, please email recruitment@akcourts.us or call (907) 264-8242.

The Alaska Court System is an equal employment opportunity employer and supports workplace diversity.

(Posted 9/21/2017)

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