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Corporate Paralegal for a High-Profile Start-up
Posted February 7, 2018

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Title:
Corporate Paralegal

Job Description:
Corporate Paralegal sought to launch the legal team of a high-profile start-up in South San Francisco. Reporting to the CFO, this individual will be responsible to oversee corporate governance, equity offerings, HR related and general legal functions.

Responsibilities:
Manage and maintain company’s corporate document portfolio, legal entity structure, contracts, and corporate databases.
Draft a variety of corporate documents, including confidentiality agreements, incorporation documents, shareholder and board resolutions, meeting minutes, officer certificates, powers of attorney and employment/equity documents.
Proactively manage licensing applications and reporting requirements.
Administer equity incentive plan grants.
Establish internal corporate processes; document policies and procedures, and provide periodic updates.
Assist in identification and implementation of new Legal department tools and technology solutions.
Collaborate with and manage outside counsels and outside vendors in various legal matters.
Provide legal support to and work with internal teams on a variety of legal matters.

Qualifications:
3+ years relevant experience required, either in a law firm or in-house environment at a high growth technology company.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Corporate and contracts experience, including entity formation and maintenance, contracts review, drafting, and negotiation, and corporate governance practices.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, challenging environment where decisions you make will have a large impact.
Outstanding writing, analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, and organizational skills required.
Excellent time management skills and ability to respond to changing demands from multiple sources.
Ability to work independently and with teams, internally and externally required.

Compensation:
DOE

Employer Contact:
Interested candidates can send a resume to Janice Shepherd via email: janice@accesstalentsolutions.com.

Employer Name:
Access Talent Solutions

Employer City / Location:
South San Francisco

Employer Website:
Access Talent Solutions

Company Description:
At Access Talent Solutions, we are committed to being career advocates. We dedicate ourselves to working with talented legal professionals that are seeking the opportunity to partner with an experienced, dedicated legal recruiter. Through our expertise and hiring connections, we support our candidates in navigating the rapidly changing job market, while providing ongoing personalized career coaching.

Receptionist / File Clerk for Dietz, Gilmor & Chazen
Posted February 7, 2018

Job Type:
Part Time

Job Title:
Receptionist / File Clerk

Job Description:
Seeking part time entry level office clerk for busy law office. Ideal position for someone who is available to work Monday-Friday, 24-hours per week. Must be a team player willing to learn and work in a professional, friendly, fast-paced environment. Attention to detail is a must. Some of the duties include:

* Filing documents and files, etc.
* Organizing files
* Scanning, copying and assembling documents, etc.
* Handling mail, sorting and stamping, etc.
* Sorting and mailing bills
* Answering phones.
* Miscellaneous administrative duties to assist staff and attorneys.

Compensation:
TBD

Employer Contact:
Please send resume and cover letter to Crystal@DGCAttorneys.com

Employer Name:
Dietz, Gilmor & Chazen

Employer City / Location:
San Francisco

Employer Website:
Dietz, Gilmor & Chazen

Company Description:
Defense Workers' Compensation firm

Estate Planning Paralegal/Administrator for a Boutique Law Firm
Posted February 7, 2018

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Title:
Estate Planning Paralegal/Administrator

Job Description:
Boutique San Francisco law firm, specializing in Estate Planning, is seeking a paralegal/administrator to join their team. The successful candidate will have experience working in estate planning, and is someone who enjoys a hybrid role working as paralegal and administrator. This positions is responsible for:

Drafting estate, trust and deed documents
Billing
Recording deeds with Bay Area county recorders
Drafting correspondence
Answering phones
Managing all administrative operations in the office

The ideal candidate will enjoy engaging with clients, and will be:

Able to maintain confidentiality
Responsible and punctual
Detail oriented
A good writer and editor
A self-starter

Compensation:
DOE

Employer Contact:
Michelle Seifert, Rincon Search
Michelle@rinconsearch.com

Employer Name:
Boutique Law Firm

Employer City / Location:
San Francisco

Company Description:
Rincon Search offers over a decade of specialized, full-cycle recruiting expertise and several years of both practical and recruiting experience in the Legal industries. Our success is founded on a consultative partnership approach with our select clients.

File Clerk/Relief Receptionist for Selman Breitman
Posted February 2, 2018

Job Type:
Part Time

Job Title:
File Clerk/Relief Receptionist

Job Description:
We are in the process of going paperless and are looking for additional staff to assist us in the next 3-6 months. This might be a good opportunity for a paralegal student who is available to work 15-20 hours per week to get some experience in a defense litigation law firm.

Duties would include:
- File correspondence and legal documents (chronological & alphabetical filing), including typing index of pleadings;
- Route incoming mail to attorneys via email;
- Sort material for indexing and filing, and/or data entry into a computerized system;
- Relieve receptionist, including answering multi-line phone and greeting clients, scheduling and maintaining conference rooms;
- Prepare files for closing and maintain accurate logs;
- Assist office services team with general office tasks and special projects as needed.

Job requires basic computer knowledge (MS Word, Outlook & Excel), good organization skills, attention to detail, ability to lift 20-25 lb. boxes, professional phone manner, and ability to work well independently and with others. We are seeking a self-starter who is well organized, can multi-task and prioritize work.

Compensation:
$15+ per hour DOE

Employer Contact:
Please send a resume and cover letter to Kathleen Kugelmas, Office Manager, via email:
E-mail: kkugelmas@selmanlaw.com

Employer Name:
Selman Breitman LLP

Employer City / Location:
San Francisco Financial District

Employer Website:
Selman Breitman LLP

Company Description:
Selman Breitman was founded in 1980 and has grown to nearly 110 lawyers with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, San Diego, Las Vegas, Seattle, and Portland. We provide a full spectrum of consulting and litigation services relating to insurance matters, but we also handle complex business litigation for various types of clients, including large, sophisticated technology companies; mid-sized firms; and even sole proprietorships.

Filing Clerk for a SOMA Law Firm
Posted February 2, 2018

Job Type:
Part Time

Job Title:
Filing Clerk

Job Description:
Job listing submitted by a graduate of the SF State Paralegal Program:

We are a litigation law firm in the SOMA district looking for a reliable clerk to work 8-10 hours a week.

Main responsibilities are: filing and indexing pleadings and discovery, monitor file cabinets, create new files, scan discovery, etc.

Compensation:
The pay is $15-$17 per hour.

Employer Contact:
Interested applicants can call and ask for Elaine at 415-432-4401 after 12PM.

Employer Name:
SOMA Law Firm

Employer City / Location:
San Francisco

Corporate Paralegal for a Startup
Posted January 31, 2018

Corporate Paralegal sought to launch the legal team of a high-profile start-up in South San Francisco. Reporting to the CFO, this individual will be responsible to oversee corporate governance, equity offerings, HR related and general legal functions.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain company’s corporate document portfolio, legal entity structure, contracts, and corporate databases.
  • Draft a variety of corporate documents, including confidentiality agreements, incorporation documents, shareholder and board resolutions, meeting minutes, officer certificates, powers of attorney and employment/equity documents.
  • Proactively manage licensing applications and reporting requirements.
  • Administer equity incentive plan grants.
  • Establish internal corporate processes; document policies and procedures, and provide periodic updates.
  • Assist in identification and implementation of new Legal department tools and technology solutions.
  • Collaborate with and manage outside counsels and outside vendors in various legal matters.
  • Provide legal support to and work with internal teams on a variety of legal matters.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years relevant experience required, either in a law firm or in-house environment at a high growth technology company.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Corporate and contracts experience, including entity formation and maintenance, contracts review, drafting, and negotiation, and corporate governance practices.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, challenging environment where decisions you make will have a large impact.
  • Outstanding writing, analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, and organizational skills required.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to respond to changing demands from multiple sources.
  • Ability to work independently and with teams, internally and externally required.

Contact:

To apply email your resume to Janice Shepherd at janice@accesstalentsolutions.com.

Pro Bono Program Legal Assistant for Swords to Plowshares
Posted January 29, 2018

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Title:
Pro Bono Program Legal Assistant

Job Description:
The Pro Bono Program Legal Assistant supports the Legal Unit by performing administrative and general office duties as well as the duties described below. The Pro Bono Program Legal Assistant will also interact with veteran clients at Swords to Plowshares’ main office and at off-site legal clinics. This position reports to the Staff Attorney & Pro Bono Manager.
Roles and Responsibilities
• Perform initial telephone intakes, scheduling and related organizational tasks for monthly off-site legal clinics in the East Bay and South Bay
• Track open pro bono matters by maintaining case management data, obtain case updates from pro bono attorneys, and track volunteer hours
• Enter, update and maintain records in client database
• Request and organize medical records and other documentary evidence utilized in VA benefits and military discharge review cases; track and follow up on requests as needed
• Attend quarterly Pro Bono Advisory Board Meetings and take minutes
• Create correspondence and other documents as needed
• Perform other customary duties of a paralegal, such as on-line research, cite-checking, and filing preparation
• Respond to email, telephone, and written inquiries for legal services
• Assist legal staff with other administrative and clerical tasks as required
• Perform other duties as required

Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• Strong administrative and organizational skills, with a high degree of accuracy in all work
• Ability to plan and take initiative to accomplish objectives in a timely manner
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Familiarity with computer-based data management and reporting
• Experience with providing administrative and clerical support, i.e. word processing, data entry, photocopying, correspondence, completing forms, filing, etc.
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and remain calm under pressure
• Demonstrated experience with or sensitivity to the needs of homeless and disabled veteran populations, particularly “hard to serve” populations
• Preferred familiarity with VA and veteran issues
• Knowledge of local non-profits and other service providers
• Preferred experience with administrative law; familiarity with VA or public benefits
• Employee must be able to perform all essential job requirements and responsibilities within what would be considered reasonable accommodation
• Must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of personalities and be comfortable working with an at-risk client population, including embracing the agency’s Cultural Humility Initiative

Compensation:
Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Swords to Plowshares offers a generous benefits package including the following benefits:
• Excellent medical and dental packages
• 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution
• 17 vacation days in the first year
• 12 holidays every year
• Wellness program

Employer Contact:
How to Apply
(No calls please)
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in Swords to Plowshares, where/how you found out about this career opportunity, and your salary requirement. Email the cover letter along with your resume to jobs@stp-sf.org
Please write the title for this position (Pro Bono Program Legal Assistant) in the subject line of your email.

Employer Name:
Swords to Plowshares

Employer City / Location:
San Francisco, CA

Employer Website:
Swords to Plowshares

Company Description:
About Swords to Plowshares
Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area. We promote and protect the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education, and partnerships with local, state, and national entities. Believing that war causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield, our mission is to heal the wounds of war and to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to end homelessness and poverty among those we serve. To learn more about Swords to Plowshares, please visit the Swords to Plowshares website.

Legal Assistant for Villarreal Hutner PC
Posted January 26, 2018

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Title:
Legal Assistant

Job Description:
Villarreal Hutner PC is looking for a full-time Legal Assistant to work in our San Francisco office. Job responsibilities will include:

  • Manage all Court filings:
    • Serve and file documents with both state and federal courts (responsible for understanding and following local, federal and/or state rules for each case)
    • Create, bind and distribute both file and courtesy copies as indicated in the Staff Procedures Document
    • Organize the briefs, exhibits and appendices
    • Set up court call for attorneys wishing to appear at court hearings telephonically
    • Circulate team email with filed documents
  • Motion Practice:
    • Create relevant pleading shells
    • Create document indices, including Table of Contents/Table of Authorities, in the preparation of motion filings
    • Work with Paralegal/Attorneys to ensure all exhibits are included in final filing.
  • Depositions:
    • Schedule court reporter and videographer (abide by any client-specific guidelines for vendors)
    • Interact with other offices to provide, obtain, and/or coordinate information and/or appearances
    • Gather and prepare documents relevant to the deponent
    • Organize exhibits
  • Preparation of various legal documents:
    • Correspondence
    • Subpoenas
    • Discovery shells
    • Pleading shells
    • Proofs of Service (including coordinating service and circulating team email with served documents)
  • Trial preparation:
    • Copying
    • Document review
    • Document Organization
    • Legal research
    • Exhibit preparation

Other Duties:

  • Assist attorneys with case organization and related scheduling, including travel and monitoring/requesting hearing reservations and court call appearances
  • Prepare materials for case preparation, including Attorney Working Binders and Files.
  • Other projects as needed

Professional Qualities:

As a Legal Assistant, you are expected to act as part of the legal administration team, and as such your main function is to support the attorneys in their work.

  • Communication: Excellent oral communication skills
  • Proactive: Anticipate, understand, and responds to the needs of attorneys and other staff members to meet or exceed their expectations
  • Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions to enhance organizational effectiveness; ability to undertake self-directed tasks when necessary
  • Organization: Excellent time management skills; attention to detail; the capacity to prioritize by assessing situations to determine urgency; ability to make clear, timely decisions
  • Professionalism: High level of professionalism is expected when working with attorneys, staff, clients, outside vendors and others

Compensation:
Compensation based upon experience

Employer Contact:
Please send your resume and cover letter to info@vhattorneys.com.

Employer Name:
Villarreal Hutner PC

Employer City / Location:
San Francisco

Employer Website:
Villarreal Hutner PC

Company Description:
Villarreal Hutner PC is an AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated minority- and women-owned employment boutique firm in the Financial District of San Francisco. We represent Fortune 500 employers in litigation throughout California. Our mission is to understand each client's business goals and to meet or exceed those goals effectively and efficiently. We work collaboratively and are looking forward to adding an experienced Litigation Assistant to our team.

Temporary Family Law Paralegal for Simborg-Killingsworth
Posted January 22, 2018

Job Type:
Part Time

Job Title:
Temporary Family Law Paralegal

Job Description:
Simborg-Killingsworth is looking for a temporary paralegal while employee is out on maternity leave.

Job responsibilities will include: drafting of pleadings; updating filings (electronic and paper); handling front office; answer phones; client intakes; prepare correspondence and other tasks as needed by attorney.

Family law experience not required. Open to graduates from SFSU Paralegal School wanting to experience a law office setting.

Date to start: Early March 2018

Compensation:
DOE

Employer Contact:
Send your resume to Elizabeth Shimozaki at eshimozaki@simborg-killingsworth.com

Employer Name:
Simborg-Killingsworth

Employer City / Location:
Corta Madera, CA

Employer Website:
Simborg-Killingsworth

Company Description:
Simborg • Killingsworth is a top-tier family law firm providing litigation, mediation and private judging services in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Political Law Compliance Paralegal/Analyst for Politicom Law
Posted January 18, 2018

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Title:
Political Law Compliance Paralegal/Analyst

Job Description:
Politicom Law LLP, a non-traditional, cutting edge political compliance law firm, is seeking a paralegal/analyst.

Candidates must have strong academic credentials and excellent research and writing skills. Candidates must also be self-starters, organized and excel at managing multiple deadlines. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must, along with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

Experience with compliance and/or government preferred.

Compensation:
Compensation based upon experience

Employer Contact:
Please submit resume to:

Hiring Partner
Politicom Law LLP
28 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 2815
Sausalito, CA 94965

Email: careers@politicomlaw.com

Please, no telephone calls.

Employer Name:
Politicom Law LLP

Employer City / Location:
Sausalito, CA

Employer Website:
Politicom Law

Company Description:
Politicom Law is a California-based, boutique political compliance law firm that empowers Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, non-profits and executives with innovative, timely and concise legal counsel regarding multi-state political law challenges involving lobbying regulations, campaign finance laws, “pay-to-play” restrictions, governmental ethics and gifting rules throughout the United States.

Trademark Paralegal for IPLA
Posted January 18, 2018

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Title:
Trademark Paralegal

Job Description:
Law Firm specializing in trademarks is seeking an entry level Trademark Paralegal to work in our San Francisco office. Job responsibilities will include preparing reporting letters to clients, filing trademark applications, statements of use, office action responses, etc. Qualified individual will be detail oriented, possess a paralegal certificate and a positive attitude.

Compensation:
TBD, Excellent benefits package.

Employer Contact:
Please send resume, two references and salary requirements to Julie Wiseman via email at jwiseman@ipla.com.

Employer Name:
IPLA, LLP

Employer City / Location:
San Francisco

Employer Website:
IPLA

Company Description:
Founded in 2004, our focus is on providing quality service to our clients while containing costs and helping clients budget successfully for their trademark matters.

Paralegal/Legal Assistant for Spears & Shelf
Posted January 18, 2018

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Title:
Paralegal/Legal Assistant - San Francisco

Job Description:
Our small, San Francisco-based law firm is looking for a full-time, or nearly full-time (this is flexible), paralegal or legal assistant to work with our team of three attorneys and one administrative professional. Our work is exclusively in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust administration. Our ideal candidate will have some knowledge of these practice areas and be a certified paralegal. More important, however, is the desire and capacity to learn, to work hard, and to be part of a mutually supportive and enjoyable work environment, and we will consider strong candidates without direct experience or paralegal certification. We help clients prepare for death or incapacity, or deal with the death or incapacity of a loved one, and we strive to do this in a calm, caring, and professional manner.

The position is somewhat fluid and flexible; given the size of our office we all have to pick up tasks outside of our traditional job descriptions. However, primary job responsibilities for this position include:

• Assist with office procedures around client intake, calendaring, database management (using Clio).
• Assist with the preparation of legal documents, including the use of WealthCounsel drafting software.
• Manage probate and trust administration projects.
• Maintain written and oral communication with clients and other parties.
• Maintain (and hopefully improve) office procedures around client and project management.

What we are looking for in a candidate:
• Paralegal or legal assistant experience, ideally in estate planning and administration experience with a fundamental understanding of estate planning/administration concepts. This is not an absolute requirement, however.
• Strong multi-tasking and time management skills: be able to prioritize and manage many varied tasks at a time, following through in a timely manner.
• Flexibility and willingness to perform administrative tasks when needed.
• Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
• Solid computer skills and confidence in learning new systems.
• Excellent spelling, typing, and grammar skills.
• Detail oriented, with strong proofreading skills.
• Demonstrate a strong work ethic with high standards for quality and quantity of work.
• Personable, professional, and friendly demeanor, with sensitivity and discretion around handling personal client information.

Compensation:
dependent upon experience

Employer Contact:
Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Amy Shelf or Kimberley Spears at
partners@spearsandshelf.com

Employer Name:
Spears & Shelf, LLP

Employer City / Location:
San Francisco, CA

Employer Website:
Spears & Shelf

Company Description:
boutique estate planning firm

Litigation Paralegal for The Goldman Law Firm
Posted January 18, 2018

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Title:
Litigation Paralegal - Defense Oriented Firm, Medical Background is a Plus, Marin County

Job Description:
Marin law firm seeking litigation paralegal for a full time position. Experienced paralegal (certificate) with experience in medical records review, litigation time line preparation, personal injury case work up (defense and plaintiff); case management; management of litigation data support software systems; and office management skills.

Full time, 40 hr/wk. Regular attendance 5 days/wk, approx. 9:00 am - 5:30 pm. Paid parking, health insurance, vacation, sick.

Knowledge of Word/Excel/pdf/powerpoint, knowledge of Abacus and Microsoft 365 (or similar calendaring software). Experience calendaring/coordinating discovery and litigation deadlines, assisting 6-8 attorneys in conjunction with two other f/t front desk staff members. Experience filing documents in Superior Court.

Organize case files, mediation and trial binders, coordinate document productions, set up and maintaining litigation hard files. Prepare Exhibit Lists, Motions in Limine, MSC and trial binders, party and witness subpoenas, record review, and management. Candidate should be familiar with state, county and local rules in state civil court.

Experience or background reviewing, analyzing, summarizing medical records, and/or work up personal injury cases. If no experience, then candidate must have desire to learn.

Stays on top of projects without daily oversight of tasks and suggest ways to raise productivity within the office.

Please provide the following 4 items via email to apply: (1) a RESUME (1-2 pgs max), (2) WRITING SAMPLE (preferably a deposition summary and medical record review), and (3) COVER LETTER. Be sure to include your (4) SALARY REQUIREMENT.

Compensation:
Commensurate with Experience

Employer Contact:
Julia Goldman via email: jgoldman@goldmanlawfirm.net

Employer Name:
The Goldman Law Firm

Employer City / Location:
Tiburon

Company Description:
The Goldman Law Firm provides aggressive cost-effective and result-oriented representation to our clients. GLF focuses its practice in the representation of physicians, dentists and optometrists in such areas as malpractice defense, business disputes, business agreements between doctors, wrongful termination and labor commissioner actions, employer/employee risk management and State Board licensing defense.

Temporary Clerical Assistant for Habeas Corpus Resource Center
Posted January 17, 2018

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Title:
Temporary Clerical Assistant (State of CA Entity)

Job Description:
JOB TITLE: HCRC CLERICAL ASSISTANT (Special Consultant/Temp)
JOB REQUISITION: 0118TCA
LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SALARY: $15.30 PER HOUR

OVERVIEW
The Habeas Corpus Resource Center (HCRC) in San Francisco is recruiting for full- or 3/4-time temporary Clerical Assistant (Special Consultant). This temporary appointment will not last past August 31, 2018. Vacation and sick leave allowance, state holidays, and public transportation transit subsidy are paid. No other benefits are associated with this position except those required by law. Working hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The HCRC is a judicial branch entity established to provide direct legal representation to death row inmates in post-conviction proceedings in state and federal courts.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Under supervision of legal staff (attorneys, paralegals, librarian, administration, etc.), the clerical assistant will furnish support to legal, administrative and information resources staff. Tasks include:
• Organizing and indexing documents;
• Preparing documents for scanning and scanning documents;
• Preparing labels and files;
• Disseminating and filing documents after scanning;
• Coding documents in databases;
• Taking minutes and transcribing notes;
• Telephone relief at reception;
• Special projects as assigned; and
• Miscellaneous clerical duties.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Education equivalent to an AA/AS degree;
• Experience in the operation of personal computers and the use of Microsoft Word and Excel;
• Detail oriented and accurate;
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple work activities to meet deadlines;
• Ability to work harmoniously with several different teams;
• Understand and follow oral and written directions;
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing; and
• Knowledge of correct business English, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

HOW TO APPLY
Go to Habeas Corpus Resource Center - Hiring for the application and supplemental questions.
This position requires submission of an official application and response to the supplemental questionnaire; cover letters and resumes are optional. Resumes without the required materials will not be considered. Again, application and supplemental questions are located at: http://www.hcrc.ca.gov/hiring.php Application and supplemental questions are required; cover letter and resume are optional. Please do not attach or include references, transcripts, etc.
Email completed applications and supplemental questions to: jobapplications@hcrc.ca.gov

Please put the 0118TCA and your last name (only) in the subject line.
For example: 0118TCA - Jones
We cannot accept hand-delivered applications – please email. Thank you.

Refer to Req 0118TCA in all communications, including your application. Previous applicants must reapply for further consideration. This position is opened until filled – we will be reviewing applications upon receipt and scheduling interviews with selected candidates in a tight time frame.

Every application is reviewed in its entirety upon receipt. Applications will be reviewed continuously upon receipt and this position will be opened until filled. Candidates whose qualifications best meet the needs of HCRC will be contacted to participate in the interview process. Due to the volume of applications received, we request that applicants do not contact HCRC regarding hiring status.

Please Note: If you are selected for hire, the Judicial Council will require verification of employment eligibility or authorization to legally work in the United States.

The Habeas Corpus Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer. The HCRC believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances the performance of our organization and the quality of representation that we provide to a diverse client base. The HCRC welcomes all applicants, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Compensation:
$15.30 per hour + transit subsidy + leave hours

Employer Contact:
Application materials and submission instructions at: Habeas Corpus Resource Center - Hiring

Employer Name:
Habeas Corpus Resource Center

Employer City / Location:
San Francisco CA

Employer Website:
Habeas Corpus Resource Center

Company Description:
The HCRC is a judicial branch entity (State of CA) established to provide direct legal representation to death row inmates in post-conviction proceedings in state and federal courts.

Legal Assistant for a San Francisco Law Firm
Posted January 16, 2018

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Title:
Legal Assistant-San Francisco Law Firm

Job Description:
Legal Assistant

The San Francisco office of an international law firm seeks legal assistants to provide secretarial and administrative support for the partners and associates in a fast-paced practice transactional groups. The ideal candidates will be comfortable working in a paperless
environment and be customer service oriented.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Provide secretarial support using FileSite, Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and internal claims management system/database
Create, proofread, and edit high volume documents and correspondence letters and emails
Manage workflow and task management
Enter and track billable time in electronic timekeeping system
Schedule meetings, answer phones, and book travel
Provide overflow support for other team members

Qualifications:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail, and ability to work under pressure and under deadlines
3+ years of law firm experience

Compensation:
DOE

Employer Contact:
Please send a resume and cover letter to Michelle Seifert, Rincon Search:
Apply@rinconsearch.com

Employer Name:
Rincon Search

Employer City / Location:
San Francisco

Employer Website:
Rincon Search

Company Description:
San Francisco based recruiting company.

Practice Assistant (Legal Secretary) for Nixon Peabody
Posted January 16, 2018

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Title:
Practice Assistant (Legal Secretary)

Job Description:
Professional, self-motivated, tech-savvy, committed individual sought to provide secretarial support for the firm’s litigation and transactional practice groups. This is a full-time position with flexibility for overtime, as needed.

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Qualifications:

•Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred
•Minimum 5 years of litigation legal secretary experience including local, state, and federal court rules and civil procedures, Labor and Employment litigation experience a plus
•Corporate, real estate, and/or finance transactional work experience a strong plus
•Superior technical skills in MS Office including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
•Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills, with meticulous attention to detail
•Ability to take initiative, work independently, and assume responsibility to prioritize multiple tasks, deal with urgent client needs, and work under tight time deadlines
•Strong vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills
•Must be a team player focused on internal and external service
•California notary a plus

Job Requirements:

•Create and edit documents in Word, Excel, and other applications from handwritten copy, typed copy, and dictation.
•Prepare and serve pleadings and discovery (including e-filings)
•Prepare proofs of service, table of contents, table of authorities
•Prepare correspondence as directed by attorneys or other assignments
•Ensure proper setup and handling of client files
•Manage client intake process, timekeeping and billing
•Administer multiple calendars, schedule meetings, prepare expense reimbursements, and oversee travel arrangements
•Strong commitment to individual assignments as well as to the secretarial team

Nixon Peabody LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer: Disability / Female / Gender Identity / Minority / Sexual Orientation / Veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Compensation:
Competitive; based on experience

Employer Contact:
Please apply online via our website: Nixon Peabody Careers. Select the “Professional Staff Opportunities” link on the right hand side.

Employer Name:
Nixon Peabody

Employer City / Location:
San Francisco, CA

Employer Website:
Nixon Peabody Careers

Company Description:

About Nixon Peabody

We see 21st century law as a tool to help shape our clients’ futures.

Our focus is on knowing what is important to our clients now and next so we can foresee obstacles and opportunities in their space and smooth the way. We ensure they are equipped with winning legal strategies as they navigate the exciting and challenging times we live in.

Paralegal for Constantine Cannon
Posted January 16, 2018

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Title:
Paralegal

Job Description:
The whistleblower practice of Constantine Cannon is recruiting a paralegal to provide support in our San Francisco office.

With 20 attorneys in four offices representing whistleblowers who report corporate fraud, false claims, securities and commodities fraud, bribery, and tax evasion, the Constantine Cannon Whistleblower Practice Group is proud to assist individuals as they come forward to expose wrongdoing, injustice, and cheating.

Our team is looking to hire an experienced paralegal who can help us manage investigations and cases from the early stages of information gathering through trial, including court filings, submissions to and coordination with investigative agencies, and discovery. Our paralegals work closely with attorneys who are undertaking confidential investigations involving clients who may be in difficult positions. Our cases are typically filed “under seal” and violations of the seal can jeopardize the case. Attention to detail and confidentiality, and sensitivity to the unique concerns of our clients, are critical.

The paralegal will also assist with marketing activities by our attorneys, including posting blog articles, updating web content, and performing other tasks as required.

Responsibilities
• Coordinate with attorneys and staff to manage the tasks of our whistleblower investigations and litigation.
• Assist attorneys with preparing for government and client meetings, depositions, hearings, and trial.
• Maintain case/client file, including agreements, docket, communications, and evidentiary/discovery material.
• Handle in-person and electronic court filings, researching applicable rules, and coordinating with vendors and local counsel as needed to ensure compliance with filing rules.
• Maintain case calendar, including review of pleadings, discovery, and correspondence as sent or received to identify associated dates, with research of applicable rules as necessary.
• Maintain service and contact lists and ensure proper service and distribution of all pleadings, correspondence, written discovery, and discovery materials; prepare proofs of service as required.
• Prepare and proofread pleadings, submissions to government, discovery requests, answers, motions, etc., ensuring consistent usage in language and formatting and compliance with Bluebook rules.
• Compile and prepare evidence in support of motions and other submissions, including preparation of supporting declarations as needed.
• Prepare Tables of Contents, Tables of Authorities, and indexes as needed.
• Maintain communications with clients, experts, co-counsel, and government investigators and attorneys.
• Oversee collection and production of documents and interface with clients, third parties, Litigation Support Services, and outside vendors as needed.
• Use and update document and discovery repositories.
• Prepare chronologies, privilege logs, and indexes.
• Prepare and maintain working sets/binders for attorneys of key documents, pleadings, and other case materials.
• Maintain confidentiality of client information and under seal cases and investigations.
• Assist in posting material to firm website and blog and preparing newsletter, formatting materials as required for publication by WordPress Content Management System and MailChimp.
• Work with attorneys, staff, and contractors on tasks related to online marketing efforts.
• Other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree plus 3-7 years’ experience as a litigation paralegal;
• Strong written and verbal communication skills;
• Excellent attention to detail;
• Commitment to client confidentiality and ability to work with clients who may be facing stressful situations;
• Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with or without direct supervision;
• Flexibility for overtime;
• Ability to coordinate multiple projects, individually and as part of a team;
• Knowledge of court rules, as well as experience in filing and service in state and federal court systems, both electronically and in person/by mail;
• Legal cite-checking experience and knowledge of Legal Bluebook formatting;
• The ability to turn an inconsistently formatted attorney draft into a rule-compliant final document with correct use of document styles, and to convert abbreviated references into consistently formatted formal citations to the law, the record, and the parties;
• Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Acrobat;
• Experience with Westlaw and Lexis Nexis and document-management systems such as Concordance, Relativity, Case Notebook, and LiveNote strongly preferred;
• Experience with maintaining a website and/or blog—or a willingness to learn, combined with an understanding of the importance of our internet presence to our work.

Physical Demands
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is sometimes required to lift equipment and/or move boxes up to 20 lbs.

Hours
• Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with flexibility for overtime as needed.

Compensation:
DOE

Employer Contact:
Please send resume and cover letter to: Careers3@constantinecannon.com
No phone calls please.

Employer Name:
Constantine Cannon LLP

Employer City / Location:
San Francisco, CA

Admin Assistant for the Law Office of Linda S. Durston
Posted January 8, 2018

Job Type:
Part Time

Job Title:
Admin Assistant - Law Office

Job Description:
Busy law office on Solano Avenue in Berkeley has an immediate opening for a qualified part-time administrative assistant. This person will support one attorney and one paralegal. Specific responsibilities are to:
• Manage client and administrative files, data bases, case lists
• Organize, copy, scan documents
• Draft, revise and mail correspondence
• Word process pleadings and other legal documents
• Assist with billing and keep accurate time records
• Some personal and phone contact with clients and professionals
• Some scheduling
• Occasional errands

The job offers the following benefits:
• Competitive hourly wage
• Opportunity to learn and develop skills in a law office environment
• This is a particularly good opportunity for a paralegal student who needs to work while obtaining a paralegal certificate; position could develop into a paralegal position
• Comfortable, attractive, supportive office with restaurants, shops, bus within walking distance
• Fairly flexible work schedule
• Free parking on public streets

Our ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, time-management, problem-solving, and technical skills, including:
• Exceptional ability to handle competing demands and priorities, follow systems and other directions, and deliver excellent work products on time, always with close attention to detail
• High proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel and with data-base systems generally
• Excellent writing and proofreading skills
• Solid basic math skills
• Compassion for the elderly and people with disabilities
• Good judgment in carrying out confidential assignments
• Minimum two years of college or university education
• Minimum of one year of office experience

We look forward to hearing from you!

Compensation:
$17 - $20/hr, depending on experience

Employer Contact:
Please send your resume and a cover letter that summarizes your qualifications and interest in this position via email to paralegal@durstonlaw.com

Employer Name:
Linda S. Durston

Employer City / Location:
Berkeley

Employer Website:
Linda S. Durston

Company Description:
Busy, established, single-attorney law office in North Berkeley. Our practice includes estate and special needs planning, probate, conservatorships and guardianships, and some Medi-Cal planning.

Secretary/Legal Assistant for Family Law Offices of Renee Marcelle
Posted December 14, 2017

Job Type:
Part Time

Job Title:
Secretary/Legal Assistant

Job Description:
San Rafael family law firm seeks secretary for part-time employment. Ideal candidate will be a fast typist and have some law office experience. Family law experience preferred, but not mandatory. Candidate will answer phones, do new client intake, prepare forms, prepare correspondence and other tasks as needed by attorney.

Compensation:
Commensurate with experience

Employer Contact:
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Renee Marcelle via email: renee@marinlaw.biz.

Employer Name:
Family Law Offices of Renee Marcelle

Employer City / Location:
San Rafael, CA

Employer Website:
Family Law Offices of Renee Marcelle

Company Description:
San Rafael family law firm.

Paralegal for Thompson Law Offices
Posted December 11, 2017

Job Type:
Part Time

Job Title:
Paralegal

Job Description:
Paralegal Sought for Walnut Creek Estate Planning Firm

Seeking a dedicated person to assist four lawyers with estate planning, trust administration, probates and conservatorships, as well as assist in general office duties. The paralegal will assemble trust documents, transmit drafts, maintain client files, assist with scheduling, prepare some proof of service and pleading documents, and handle some simple amendments and correspondence. We are a congenial family firm with a downtown Walnut Creek location. We hope that you are motivated to learn, and we will consider full time or part time with a flexible schedule. Compensation is dependent upon experience. Please send a cover letter with salary expectations and a resume to randalldvc@gmail.com

Compensation:
Dependent upon Experience. After a probationary period, a 401K with 3% match is offered, but no health insurance.

Employer Contact:
Please send a cover letter with salary expectations and a resume to randalldvc@gmail.com

Employer Name:
Thompson Law Offices

Employer City / Location:
Walnut Creek, CA

Employer Website:
Thompson Law Offices

Company Description:
Estate planning, trust administration, probates and conservatorship.

Litigation Paralegal for Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
Posted December 11, 2017

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Title:
Litigation Paralegal

Job Description:
The Paralegal is a professional member of the litigation and administrative hearing support team who provides support and assistance to attorneys and other personnel and strictly adheres to the ethical standards of confidentiality. The Paralegal has a paralegal certificate from an approved program and/or a strong background in legal procedures and litigation. The Paralegal provides the primary technology support for the team, and must be proficient in the Firm’s litigation support software. As the individual responsible for numerous trial and hearing support tasks, including document management, e-discovery, subpoenas, exhibits and witness lists, the Paralegal must have strong organizational skills and must be able to handle the demands and pressures of a fast paced environment. In addition, the Paralegal must be able to handle other detail-oriented tasks, have the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and the ability to work effectively under pressure of tight deadlines. The Paralegal must also have excellent written and oral communication skills.

The Paralegal at all times maintains a professional demeanor and appearance and works with clients, co-workers and others in a pleasant, respectful manner. It is expected that all tasks will be performed efficiently and accurately, with discretion, judgment, and a minimum of instruction and supervision. It is also expected that the Paralegal will be technically proficient and will pay strong attention to time management. The Paralegal is further required to report to work regularly on the days and times scheduled. The Paralegal will also be expected to work overtime if necessary to complete projects.

The duties of the Paralegal include, but are not limited to, those listed below. The Paralegal may be assigned responsibility for other projects as necessary by a firm Attorney, the Litigation Manager, or any other Manager of the firm.

Essential Job Functions

The following job functions may vary subject to the discretion of the supervising attorney.

Litigation and Administrative Hearings

Manages and controls documents produced and received in litigation and responsible for knowledge and whereabouts of all documents for assigned matters.
Responsible for importing documents into CaseLogistix.
Has knowledge and demonstrates proficiency in use of all functionalities of CaseLogistix related to downloading, coding and tagging documents, creating document production sets for attorney review with the ability to produce the production on a deliverable media (i.e., CD, Flashdrive), creates index of production.
Maintains expertise in all litigation support software.
Responsible for Bates Stamping documents.
Prepares deposition notices; responsible for managing all tasks related to deposition transcripts; downloads transcripts into CaseLogistix and Case Notebook.
Schedules witness interviews and prepares witness binders for interviews.
Prepares initial form and special interrogatories using Complaint and Answer if requested.
Has knowledge and demonstrates proficiency in Westlaw and other online database research.
Prepares timelines, outlines and other reports using CaseNotebook.
Assists in preparing and filing Motions for Summary Judgment and other motions, attorney and witness declarations, exhibits, Notice of Lodging and other supporting documents and cite checks Points and Authorities.
Maintains a calendar of litigation deadlines for assigned matters.
Prints and reviews the Compulaw calendar weekly for assigned matters.
Prepares jury instructions.
Prepares subpoenas of individuals and documents.
Responsible for tracking records via subpoena and manages all information related to subpoenas.
Responsible for contacting attorney service to arrange for service of process.
Responsible for sending subpoenas to attorney service for service of process and following up on Proof of Service.
Prepares administrative record.
Prepares exhibits and exhibit lists and notebooks.
Assists with coordination of all other trial-related logistics such as delivery of boxes to court and creation of trial box.
Responsible for coordinating with secretary to ensure all hearing and trial documents are stored in the appropriate client-matter workspace within iManage.

General Duties

Prepares, edits, formats and finalizes correspondence and pleadings.
Sends out correspondence with enclosures timely and accurately.
Serves pleadings/documents timely and accurately.
Faxes documents and follows up to ensure documents were sent and no error occurred.
Accurately proofreads all documents.
Has knowledge and demonstrates proficiency in Word and iCreate, including general formatting and maintains expertise in this area.
Has knowledge and demonstrates proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint and maintains expertise in this area.
Proficiency in Word and iCreate, including general formatting.
Has knowledge of and demonstrates proficiency in FormsWorkFlow.
Has knowledge of and understanding of court filing procedures and court rules.
Has knowledge of properly formatting citations and is familiar with the Blue Book and CA Style Manual.
Responsible for cite checking citations.
Scans and files documents into the appropriate client/matter workspace within iManage.
Has knowledge of and demonstrates proficiency in iManage;
Assists in maintaining client matter workspaces within iManage.
Saves pertinent email communications to iManage under the appropriate client-matter workspace.
Coordinates filing with Records Center as needed and maintains chron files.
Photocopies/scans documents either personally or by instruction through Office Services.

Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Nuance and Adobe Acrobat
Must work well as a team with clients as well as attorneys, managers and/or staff and have a positive approach to all situations and requests
Highly detail oriented
Excellent written communication
Expert problem-solving skills with clear ability to prioritize and resolve issues in a timely and thorough manner
Positive attitude, approachable, courteous and respectful and maintains professionalism under pressure
Demonstrates initiative and can work independently while keeping deadlines
Willing to adjust to changes in job requirements and scheduling
All paralegals must take responsibility for their work and produce an excellent product for the firm and our clients
Must work together as a team with attorneys and/or support staff and be proactive in all situations
Must always be willing to assist in a professional manner
Must take initiative
All paralegals must be able to identify problem or corrupted documents, and demonstrate the knowledge of how to correctly fix them
Must follow all procedures set by the firm
Must meet billing requirements of the firm, including minimum billable hours expectation and efficiency standards

Compensation:
Depending on Experience

Employer Contact:
Please send resume and cover letter to sfcareer@lcwlegal.com

Employer Name:
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Employer City / Location:
San Francisco, CA

Employer Website:
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Company Description:
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is a law firm that specializes in providing legal services and educational training to California organizations that serve others, including local government, schools, colleges and non-profits. More than a law firm, we have been trusted advisors to these agencies for nearly 40 years.

Paralegal & Research Specialist for The Center for Biological Diversity
Posted December 5, 2017

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Title:
Paralegal and Research Specialist

Job Description:
General position overview:

The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a full-time Paralegal and Research Specialist for our Environmental Health Program. The Environmental Health Program works to protect biodiversity and human health from toxic substances. This position will provide paralegal, administrative and research support to help with the Center's litigation, policy advocacy, grassroots organizing and media outreach. The Center's working environment is fast-paced, exciting and supportive.

Main duties:

Preparation of legal documents, including completing tables of contents and authorities for briefs, proofreading, formatting, cite checking, and related tasks.
Assistance in calendar management for administrative actions, court filings and other programmatic activities.
Maintenance of electronic databases for filings and program actions.
Filing and serving documents and the maintenance of legal dockets, including ensuring compliance with court rules in a variety of state and federal jurisdictions; e-filing; making courtesy copies; corresponding with clerks' offices; and related tasks.
Online research, including some legal research.
Assistance in drafting formal comment letters, including retrieval of online references.
Maintenance of a legal library, including updating court rules and reference material, in coordination with other paralegals in the organization.
Preparation and indexing of administrative records and appendices/excerpts of record in litigation.
Assisting with the planning and handling of internal and external meetings, travel and conference arrangements.
Assisting with event coordination, such as public presentations, rallies and hearings.
 

Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:

A university degree.
Experience in a litigation or research environment.
Strong organizational skills and an aptitude for high attention to detail.
An aptitude for and ability to complete legal secretarial tasks, light legal and scientific research, review and organize documents, identify issues demanding attention, and generally pitch in to support and further the Center's mission.
Excellent skills with Microsoft Excel, Adobe Pro and Microsoft Word.
Strong writing skills.
The ability to communicate effectively with others.
The ability to multitask efficiently and work well as part of an effective team.
A strong work ethic and a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection.
A positive attitude.
Paralegal certification preferred.

No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation:
Salary is commensurate with that offered by other nonprofit organizations for comparable experience and it includes an excellent vacation and benefits package.

Benefits Package - 

Paid generous medical, dental and vision plan.
Paid Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability.
403(b) retirement plan with opportunity for partial company match.
Relaxed and mission driven work environment.

Employer Contact:
Apply online. Please apply online by uploading a cover letter, a resume, a writing sample and three to five references as a single PDF file. The position will remain open until filled.

Employer Name:
The Center for Biological Diversity

Employer City / Location:
Oakland, CA,

Employer Website:
The Center for Biological Diversity

Company Description:
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature ' to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.