This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is looking for an energetic legal support professional to join our team in Seattle. This position will provide an opportunity for a career path performing entry to mid-level corporate and transactions paralegal work. As a clerk, the candidate will gain the necessary experience by assisting paralegals in performing billable tasks as directed.
DWT is a full service law firm with more than 500 attorneys located in offices across the United States including Seattle, Washington; Bellevue, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Anchorage, Alaska; San Francisco, California; Los Angeles, California; New York City, New York; and Washington D.C.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist paralegals in all aspects of the transactions process as needed, including:
Establish, populate and maintain virtual data rooms.
Preparations of signature pages and assemble packets for distribution.
Solicit signatures through DocuSign.
Save executed documents to NetDocs document management system.
Assemble final closing documents after a transaction.
Order UCC and public records searches and prepare summaries of same.
Conduct business entity name availability searches.
Preparation of application and obtain employer ID numbers from the IRS.
Input client information (excludes capitalization) into the Capshare software.
Format stock ledgers and print stock certificates through Capshare software.
Submit Secretary of State filings and order State documents as requested.
Receive documents served on DWT Washington Corp. on behalf of clients; route such documents to clients in an expedited manner.
Actively participate in in-house training, mentoring with department members and offsite educational opportunities as available.
Maintain written record of ongoing training and processes.
2+ years' experience as an assistant in a law firm or office environment.
Four-year degree and/or completion of legal assistant program preferred.
College level written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office computerized business applications (Word, Excel and Outlook) for the creation of and editing of complex documents, spreadsheets and e-mail.
Ability and willingness to learn new programs and program updates.
Ability to work in a team-oriented, service focused environment and to handle stressful situations in calm, composed manner.
Ability to prioritize assignments, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
High degree of attention to detail.
Ability to prioritize tasks and to complete projects with minimal supervision.
Strong time management skills.
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with lawyers, clients and staff.
Flexibility to work overtime.
Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.
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Internal Number: 8793199
About Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
The List that Shaped a Legacy
Davis Wright Tremaine is dedicated to providing excellent legal services, and delivering them in a manner customized to each client’s particular needs and preferences.
This commitment has remained intact for decades as the firm has grown across the nation and to China. Today, Davis Wright is a full-service firm with approximately 500 lawyers in nine offices on the east and west coasts of the United States and in Shanghai. We are recognized for excellence in a broad number of areas, with 89 of our attorneys across 31 practice areas cited as leaders in their fields in the most recent Chambers USA guide, and over 140 of our attorneys across 56 practice areas included in the 2015 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America."
Focused on the Future
While we honor and have great regard for our history, Davis Wright is focused on the future of providing legal services. We believe the future will reward those lawyers and firms that innovate and persist in tuning their services to the real-life, changing business needs of their clients. The ability to deliver customized excellence is based on listening to and understanding our clients, and being sufficien...tly flexible to adapt our approach to the client’s needs in the context of the particular situation in which we were hired. That involves talking with our clients, learning what their success measures are, and collaborating with them to ensure our service helps them accomplish those measures.
This always involves excellent lawyering but it also includes:
deep industry knowledge,
gains in efficiency in performing work that does not require a customized solution, or
the application of technology to reduce cycle time and improve quality.
How We Work with Clients
We use a number of techniques to ensure we understand our clients. We use client teams to enhance communication and collaboration among our lawyers, to advance our understanding of our clients’ business objectives, and to confirm with clients that our service model is aligned with their needs. Each year, we conduct dozens of face-to-face client service interviews, led by senior members of the firm, to solicit specific feedback on our lawyers and work, and to understand how, from the client’s perspective, we can improve. And, on a daily basis, we expect our lawyers to deliver value that includes not just excellent legal service but also business insight, user-friendliness, and flawless support.
We believe the way we work with clients is a distinctive feature of the firm and we make it a priority to reinforce its importance.
Teams That Collaborate
In terms of our services, we supplement depth and strength in the core legal functions of litigation, business transactions, intellectual property, and employment with nationally-recognized, broadly-based teams focused on a number of highly regulated industries—including communications, media, financial services, health care, energy, and hospitality. These teams collaborate effectively to provide a unified legal solution that is well-informed by the particular business and regulatory circumstances that influence our clients’ businesses and the legal work they need.
We focus on what we do extremely well. This means we will not be all things to all clients, but that they will place a high value on their relationship with Davis Wright.