Provides support services to three or more attorneys and is responsible for all aspects of case preparation and file management, drafting pleadings and correspondence, managing and organizing discovery, calendaring, collecting and organizing records and various other duties necessary to support the attorneys and investigators.
Paralegal duties also includes: (1) performing legal research utilizing available resources, i.e. computer-assisted legal research tools; and (2) providing litigation support working with the team to understand substantive issues of the case so that the most effective tools can be identified and used; to work closely with ACSA on workflow and management of discovery using appropriate software; and assist with technology in court if needed.

Applicants must be technologically savvy as we are a paper-light office with cases stored digitally, utilizing Outlook for calendaring deadlines/court hearings and federal pleadings filed using CM/ECF. Knowledge of the criminal legal system to include federal district and appellate rules and protocols for CMF/ECF e-filing in appellate and federal criminal cases is preferred. Law office experience and adherence to confidentiality is required.

The ideal candidate must believe in this office’s mission for protecting the constitutional interests of our indigent clients and communicate with them in a professional and respectful manner.

This position is in the Spokane office, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Requirements
Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have at least four (4) years of experience, i.e. at least two years in public service or a business which provided a knowledge of office clerical procedures and at least two years working in a legal environment. Advanced computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat are necessary. Applicant must have strong organizational skills, set priorities and meet critical deadlines. Applicant must be dependable, punctual, detail-oriented and able to multi-task. Applicant must also possess the ability to work in a team environment and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Spanish language proficiency is preferred but not required.
Job Contact
Zana Johnston
509-624-7606 Zana_Johnston@fd.org