ParTHE TULALIP TRIBES
The Tulalip Tribes publicly announces that Native Preference to hiring shall apply to the Tulalip Tribal job opportunities
Job Title: Paralegal I (General Counsel or Court Services Division of the Office of the Reservation Attorney)
Tribal Department:Legal – Office of the Reservation Attorney Tribal Division: Non-Division
Job Summary: Provides support to attorneys. Under the direction of an attorney, the paralegal will resolve routine legal issues, complete substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Researches and analyzes law sources as requested and performs clerical duties as needed.
Employee Classification: Non-Exempt
Background Tier Classification: Tier 2
Safety Sensitive Classification: No
Annual Compensation: $50,668
- Associates Degree in Paralegal studies or a Certificate in Paralegal studies required.
- Three years or more as a practicing Paralegal
- Must have a Washington State Driver’s License
- Must be able to operate a personal computer and have knowledge and training in computer software.
- Must be able to prepare and review legal documents and correspondence with minimal supervision
- Must be able to establish and maintain a court schedule and tickler system for reservation attorneys to ensure scheduled cases and resultant paperwork are prepared for court.
- Must be proficient in basic filing system principles and data management
- Must maintain all office records in strictest confidentiality according to Washington State Bar standards.
- Must have a basic understanding of the Native American Community.
- Must have the tolerance and patience to deal with upset, angry, and/or frustrated persons.
- Must be willing to attend progressive related training as deemed necessary.
- Must be willing to take the Spokesperson’s exam within 6 months of hire date and then assist with court appearances.
- Must apply for and receive a notary public within 6 months of hire date.
- Must be able to become familiar with Tulalip Tribe codes.
- Must have personal vehicle to drive to multiple locations on regular basis.
- Must have strong research and investigative skills to conduct legal research.
- No Suspension, Last Chance Agreement (LCA), Dismissal or Demotion within 6 months.
- Stamina to stand or sit for up to 8 hours
- Stamina to walk, stand, or sit for long periods of time
- Strength to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs. as needed
- Mobility to bend or stoop
- Tolerance to be exposed to computer screens for long periods of time
This Employee Reports to: Legal Manager or designee
Employee Supervises: Non-supervisory Position
Extent of Job Authority: Has authority to present in Tulalip Tribal Court.
Specific Duties Performed:
- Assists attorneys in preparing for trials, hearings, discovery, court filings, etc.
- Must be capable of researching the facts of a case and identifying the appropriate codes, laws, judicial decisions, that are relevant to the case.
- Gather and analyze information and must be able to prepare a written report as requested/needed.
- Conduct factual and legal researching using WESTLAW, LEXIS, other appropriate law and/or libraries, databases, and on-line facilities.
- Keeps schedules for Reservation Attorneys for all court cases and filing/serving requirements for each case.
- Performs clerical duties.
- Work with clients as needed/requested.
- Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Able to edit and provide technical review of legal documents and correspondence.
- Must assist with in-court appearances and presentation as delegated by Attorneys, Legal Manager or designee.
- Drafting legal documents such as drafting correspondence and pleadings.
- As necessary, deliver and/or serve documents to multiple locations.
- Must complete special projects in a timely manner.
- Perform other duties as deemed necessary.
Terms of Employment: This is a regular Full-Time position requiring 40 hours per week or 2080 hours per year
About this company
The Tulalip Tribes is a federally-recognized Indian tribe located on the Tulalip Reservation in the mid-Puget Sound area bordered on the east by Interstate 5 and the city of Marysville, Washington; on the south by the Snohomish River; on the north by the Fire Trail Road (140th); and on the west by the waters of Puget Sound. The Tulalip Reservation exterior boundaries enclose a land-base of 22,000 acres, more than 50 percent of which is in federal trust status. The Reservation is rich with natural resources: marine waters, tidelands, fresh water creeks and lakes, wetlands, forests and developable land. The Tulalip Reservation was reserved for the use and benefit of Indian tribes and bands signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliott of January 22, 1855. Its boundaries were established by the 1855 Treaty and by Executive Order of President U.S. Grant dated December 23, 1873. It was created to provide a permanent home for the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Suiattle, Samish and Stillaguamish Tribes and allied bands living in the region.