CAREERS

Senior Paralegal

The Firm:

Rose Law Firm is a boutique law firm in beautiful Lake Oswego that offers big-firm quality with small-firm customer service.  Our firm offers a wide range of services both as transactional lawyers and as litigators within the practice areas of business transitions and succession planning, corporate, real estate, executive compensation, tax, and estate planning. 

 

We strive to provide excellent service to our clients and provide a collaborative and respectful work environment for all our team members.  We like to say that we take our work very seriously, but we try not to take ourselves too seriously.  We welcome all applicants and strive to provide a workplace in which all employees feel included, respected, and valued. 

 

We are a growing firm and are excited to add a new team member to our fun, flexible, and drama-free group of employees. 

 

The right person for our Senior Paralegal position will have significant prior law firm experience and will also be a quick and eager learner who is looking for a long-term fit with a close-knit team.  In this role, you will be assisting multiple attorneys with a wide variety of legal tasks.  This role requires self-motivation, ownership mentality, strong communication, independent judgement, and excellent client-relationship skills.

 

Overview of the Position:

Your role as a Paralegal on the Rose Law Firm team is (1) to provide high-level substantive paralegal services and support for the firm’s attorneys and clients; (2) to assist the firm with all levels of client case/matter management (both substantive and non-substantive); and (3) to assist the firm’s management team in providing administrative leadership to enhance the efficiency of the firm’s systems and processes for the firm’s practice as a whole.  The substantive paralegal services that you will be expected to provide will be performed under the supervision of an attorney but require substantial prior knowledge of laws, procedures, rules, and legal requirements within some specific practice areas.

 

Responsibilities:

Paralegal Duties

  • Draft ethics letters, engagement letters, disengagement letters, and conflict waiver letters

  • Draft documents, such as correspondence, status reports, summaries, memoranda, corporate minutes, financial records, governmental applications and forms and other documents as requested

  • Prepare factual summaries of client or file, including case-related documents

  • Review, analyze, organize, index and maintain files. Files consist of, but are not limited to, pleadings, memoranda, research, correspondence and depositions; document production; deposition, arbitration, hearing and trial notebooks; transaction and minute books or other corporate records

  • Perform general research, such as legal research and legislative history research; cite check briefs and other documents; analyze and summarize information obtained into a coherent written memorandum or brief for submission to attorneys

  • Keep abreast of changes in the law

Other Duties as Requested

  • Assist the Firm Administrator with development of firm systems and processes, including file management, client collections, business development/strategy, and training.

  • Interact with clients and potential clients regarding marketing, intake, their relationship with Rose Law Firm, billing, etc.

  • Takes leadership role in providing support/direction/supervision to Legal Assistants.

  • Any other task required to assist the law firm function effectively, as assigned by the firm’s President, Firm Administrator, or the responsible attorney on a particular matter.

Qualifications:

  • Associate degree or bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution; formal training from an accredited paralegal program or commensurate experience

  • Five years or more experience working in a law office as paralegal or legal secretary; experience in commercial and/ or business litigation matters preferred

  • Demonstrated commitment to a career in the legal profession

  • Experience with filing documents in state and federal court and understanding federal, state, and local court-required rules

  • High level of experience in Windows OS, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and basic database and case management systems required

  • Availability to work late and be accessible by cell phone in the evenings and on weekends as needed

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously while completing tasks accurately

  • Consistently demonstrate complete “ownership” mentality for assigned areas/projects/tasks

  • Collaborative team player with excellent listening and communication skills

  • Works well under pressure and has a high level of attention to detail

  • Strong client-relationship skills as well as the ability to use judgment, tact, discretion, and keep information confidential

 

If you enjoy working in the legal field, are a great team-player and wanting to work with a fun but busy firm, we would like to talk with you!

We offer excellent benefits that include competitive pay, generous PTO and paid holidays, health/vision and dental plans, 401K with employer contribution, employee wellness program, and more!  We are also in a great area of town, with access to major freeways and many great restaurants.

 

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references through our application portal here: Senior Paralegal Application Portal

 

This is a direct hire position and recruitment firm submissions will not be considered.

 

Compensation: DOE + benefits (as eligible)

Employment type: full-time

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer