Staff Hiring

Stokes Lawrence staff members enjoy working in a respectful, diverse environment. We support each other as team members with compassion, humor and fun. Our workplace fosters excellence and professionalism. We are proud of the talented and accomplished people who make up our firm.

We offer a congenial work environment with competitive pay and benefits. Our firm is committed to diversity and encourages applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Stokes Lawrence professional staff benefits include:

  • Group medical, vision, dental, life, AD&D, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending (Section 125) plan
  • 401(k) profit sharing plan
  • Transportation subsidy
  • Parental leave

To apply for an open position, please send cover letter and résumé to:
Joanne Pegues
Human Resources Director
Stokes Lawrence, P.S.
1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3000
Seattle, WA 98101
or
recruiting@stokeslaw.com

Positions currently available:

Legal Practice Assistant - Litigation

We are seeking a practice assistant to work with a dynamic team of litigation attorneys and paralegals in our Yakima office.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent judgment and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent composition, grammar and proofreading skills
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, high pressure environment
  • Detail oriented with strong sense of organization and prioritization
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Collaborative work style with a good sense of humor
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Prior experience working as litigation legal assistant preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and edit correspondence, memoranda, legal documents and court filings under strict deadlines
  • Possess working knowledge of state and federal court rules
  • Build relationships with clients, attorneys, court officials and other personnel
  • Perform conflict checks and open new matters
  • Manage calendars and project deadlines
  • Maintain, organize and manage electronic and physical files
  • Organize and prioritize workload
  • Provide general support to attorneys and paralegals 

Litigation Paralegal

We are seeking an experienced paralegal to join a dynamic team of litigators in our Yakima office.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five or more years of litigation experience
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and take initiative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong research, writing and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, high pressure environment
  • Detail oriented with strong sense of organization and prioritization
  • Collaborative work style with strong interpersonal skills and good sense of humor
  • Strong technological aptitude, including proficiency in MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Responsibilities

  • Possess substantive knowledge of Federal and Washington State procedures and court rules
  • Collection, production, and management of high-volume eDiscovery
  • Respond to discovery
  • Document review
  • Case management
  • Conduct legal and factual research
  • Provide trial support
  • Prepare exhibits and trial notebooks
  • Track and manage multiple deadlines
  • Organize case files and client records

Human Resources Coordinator

We are seeking a detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and resourceful Human Resources Coordinator to join our team. This position reports to the Director of Human Resources and will perform a variety of administrative tasks in support of both office locations. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

This role will be based on-site in our Yakima office. Occasional overtime and travel between our offices may be required.

Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with a diverse group of staff and attorneys
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills; must have the ability to process information with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Self-directed and able to prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints
  • Strong business writing and proofreading skills
  • Eager to learn and respectful of diverse perspectives
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience using an HRIS, preferably ADP
  • Minimum of 2 years of human resources experience, preferably in a professional services setting
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred

Responsibilities

  • Assist with benefits administration, including enrollment, monthly invoicing, reconciliation, and vendor management
  • Assist with attorney and staff recruiting, including job posting, resume review, interview scheduling, and maintaining records
  • Coordinate new employee onboarding and orientation
  • HRIS entry, reporting, and administrative support using ADP
  • Provide back up support to payroll processors and assist with staff time-keeping system
  • Respond to requests for verification of employment
  • Assist with administration of state and federal leave (PFML, FMLA)
  • Assist with coordination and tracking of staff performance review process
  • Act as day-to-day point person for general HR inquiries
  • Maintain HR filing and personnel files
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

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