Employment Opportunities

Legal Assistant

About Family Law CASA

Since 2002, Family Law CASA has advocated for children in high risk, contentious family litigation by providing Court Appointed Special Advocates and attorney representation.  Our work benefits over 250 kids per year from low-income families in King County. For more information, please visit our website www.familylawcasa.org .

Our Racial Equity Values Statement

At Family Law CASA, we exist in response to the family court system that disproportionately impacts BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) families.  We strive to uphold the dignity and respect of all individuals by developing transparent and authentic relationships.  We aspire to elevate BIPOC voices and experiences in decisions and hold ourselves, leadership and  partners accountable through ensuring that we provide equitable advocacy for BIPOC children in court.

The Legal Assistant Role

Family Law CASA is seeking a reliable and proactive professional to provide support to the Program Attorney in all legal matters at Family Law CASA. This person will be responsible for all administrative duties related to court cases, communication and proceedings and is an integral member of our 9 person staff team. We are looking for a motivated, self-starter with excellent attention to detail, who can work effectively in a fast-paced environment, who is committed to racial equity and is passionate about our mission.  This is a full-time, non-exempt position that reports to our Program Attorney.

Major Functions:

  • Provide administrative support for the Program Attorney
  • Responsible for managing and updating all court dates and deadlines, confirming hearings, pre-trial conferences, and trial schedules
  • Manage, maintain and draft all legal documents including pleadings, motions, proposed parenting plans, trial binders and final orders
  • Manage communication with court personnel including Orders Appointing CASA, pleadings, and other related documents
  • Manage new case files for program staff and volunteer advocates, track in database when case is assigned or closed, type up parties’ background checks for each new case
  • Complete final edits, process and distribute CASA Reports to Court, as well as other documents
  • Coordinate on-going legal communications with attorneys and parties
  • Coordinate contract attorney coverage and invoicing; maintain W9 for each
  • Hire, train, and manage legal interns
  • Commute to the Kent or Seattle Superior Court Clerk’s office to obtain documents
  • Participate in FLC staff meetings, program team meetings, and other periodic events such as advocate trainings, our annual breakfast and donor events.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years of administrative experience, preferably in a legal setting.
  • Detail oriented, able to learn quickly, strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet navigation.
  • Highly organized with ability to prioritize and simultaneously maintain multiple projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills by phone, email, and in-person.
  • High level of professionalism and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to be flexible, responsive to feedback, and committed to continual learning.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations, such as competing deadlines and communicating with families in crisis.
  • Commitment to FLC’s mission and our racial equity values.
  • Must have own transportation for frequent trips to courthouse. Mileage is reimbursed at $.56/mile.

Formal Education

Bachelors Degree or any combination of education and experience that qualify a candidate for this position.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range is $42,000-$46,000 per year. Medical, Dental and Vision, commuter benefits and retirement plan with 2% of annual salary contributed. Generous PTO policy and a fun work environment!

Location

Our offices are located in Tukwila, WA. This position will work partly remotely until King County enters Phase 4, and will need to go into the office 1-2 times per week to process and mail court documents.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to annmarie@familylawcasa.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Family Law CASA Values

Equity: We celebrate diversity and endeavor to be inclusive and show respect to all people. We aim to be conscious of cultural dynamics and continue to educate ourselves. We seek to create a welcoming environment with open communication. We acknowledge the systemic racism faced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and are committed to embracing and demonstrating anti-racism.

Integrity: We embody trustworthiness and transparency in all aspects of our work. We are committed to the highest ethical and professional standards. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions (and words?) and strive to be responsible stewards of our financial and human resources.

Gratitude: We sincerely appreciate all our volunteers, donors, board, and staff and acknowledge the importance of their contributions. We make gratitude a daily practice.

Collaboration: We build and maintain authentic and respectful relationships with our volunteers, staff, board, and donors. We listen to and embrace the rich and diverse knowledge, experience and passion people bring to our shared work.

Quality: Our team aims for excellence at all times and in everything we do.  We constantly evaluate our work to ensure the highest impact for children’s well-being.

Compassion: We are thoughtful in our approach to working with children and families, understanding that we have a big responsibility. We strive to be open, unbiased, and empathetic as we step into the lives of a diverse group of families.

Adaptability: We recognize that we live in a dynamic, changing world and we approach our work with flexibility and a growth mindset.

Family Law CASA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, sex assigned at birth, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.