Paralegal - Family Law - Tacoma
Job Details
Tacoma Office - Tacoma, WA
Full Time

McKinley Irvin is AV rated and recognized as a Tier 1 firm on U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Law Firms." We have offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Everett, Vancouver, and Portland. Our 40+ attorneys focus exclusively on family law. For more than 25 years we’ve dedicated ourselves to our clients, their families and the evolving nature of what it means to be a family. First and foremost, we are empathetic advocates for our clients and relentless in our pursuit of the most favorable outcome on their behalf. We’re looking for a similarly minded full-time paralegal to join our collegial downtown Tacoma team.

Our paralegals are key components in our service delivery - relied upon by our attorneys and clients alike. They take responsibility for many aspects of our cases.

When new paralegals start with us they:

  • Must have at least 3-5 solid years of experience in family law or fast-paced litigation;
  • Are case management pros and fully conversant with state and local court rules and procedures;
  • Have extremely strong oral and written communication;
  • Demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Are unflappable under time constraints and multiple deadlines; and
  • Approach their work systematically making time keeping a natural part of their day.

What we need:

  • Superior organization and strong attention to detail with follow-through that’s complete only when the task is finished with professionalism throughout
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, and accurately in a fast-paced environment
  • Uncommonly strong listening and diplomatic communications
  • Optimism and motivation
  • Solid communication skills to interact with all levels of Firm personnel, clients of the Firm, opposing counsel, court personnel, and vendors
  • Collaborative demeanor with desire to work with and integrate into our collegial office
  • Problem solving approach to just about everything
  • Proficiency in litigation software including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Family Soft, and time-keeping applications

What we offer:

  • A progressive and innovative law firm structure that provides opportunities for you to grow
  • State of the art technology, resources and support
  • An upbeat atmosphere with enjoyable and respectful colleagues
  • A competitive compensation package, including a strong benefit package

A completed application, cover letter, resume and salary requirements are required for consideration.