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Posted by: McKinley Irvin

Category: Overall Management

Position: Legal Administrator - Tacoma Office

Posted: August 14, 2015


Posted by: Foster Pepper PLLC

Category: Human Resources

Position: Legal Staff Manager

Posted: August 10, 2015


Posted by: PSALA

Category: Organizational Management

Position: Chapter Manager

Posted: July 2, 2015


Posted by: Fisher & Phillips LLP

Category: Marketing Management

Position: Client Relations Manager

Posted: July 1, 2015


Posted by: Perkins Coie LLP

Category: Financial Management

Position: Senior Finance Manager, Timekeeper Analytics

Posted: June 18, 2015


Posted by: Riddell Williams

Category: Financial Management

Position: Staff Accountant

Posted: April 28, 2015


Posted by: Law Firm in Bend, OR

Category: Overall Management

Position: Executive Director

Posted: April 21, 2015


Posted by: Preg O'Donnell & Gillett

Category: Human Resources

Position: Human Resources Director

Posted: April 1, 2015


Posted by: Ogden Murphy Wallace

Category: Human Resources

Position: Human Resources Director

Posted: March 13, 2015


McKinley Irvin

Position: Legal Administrator - Tacoma Office

Job Summary: This position is responsible for supporting their office’s attorneys, ensuring they have what they need to provide outstanding service to our clients; as well as managing the legal services and support operations for the office.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Management of office services and support functions
  • Support of legal production - financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, variance analysis, profitability analysis, converting leads to clients, client intake, time reporting, billing, & collections


  • 7-10 years of experience managing business operations such as human resources, technology, facilities, finance, or marketing
  • At least 5 years of legal office administration experience is required

Education: Bachelor’s degree with major course work in business administration or management, finance, human resources, technology or marketing, or comparable work experience.


  • Extensive knowledge of legal service organizations
  • Able to identify and analyze complex issues and problems in management areas, and recommend and implement solutions

Salary: DOE

To Apply: Contact Marci Oliveri
Address: 1501 4th AVE Suite 1750 Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-436-6444

Foster Pepper PLLC

Position: Legal Staff Manager

Job Summary: The Legal Staff Manager will manage the workflow and performance of our Legal Secretaries and the Document Processing Staff. Will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these staff members. LSM reports to Dir of HR.

Essential Job Duties: Primary responsibilities include:

  • Interviewing, hiring and training employees
  • Planning, assigning and directing workflow
  • Appraising performance
  • Rewarding and disciplining employees
  • Addressing complaints and resolving·problems as they arise

Experience: Minimum of five years human resources management experience is preferred, with a minimum of three years in the legal field.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or Business from an accredited four-year college or university preferred.


  • Recent legal secretarial experience of five years or more in a variety of practice areas, including litigation, is also preferred
  • SPHR or PHR designation preferred

Salary: DOE

To Apply: Contact Traci Quiroz, Director of Human Resources
Phone: 206-447-4675


Position: Chapter Manager

Job Summary: On a contract basis, the incumbent of the Chapter Manager (CM) position will perform a variety of functions for the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (PSALA). Incumbent will work in a team environment with an approximately 30 member board. Primary points of contact for the team include the President-Elect, President and Immediate Past President. The CM is to provide quality administrative support to the PSALA, thereby reducing the time and cost spent by volunteer board and Chapter members on administrative tasks. Below is a general, overall description of required services.

  • Agenda preparation
  • Attend meetings (travel may be necessary)
  • All aspects of event planning and administration
  • Action step tracking/follow-up
  • Draft communications
  • Purchasing
  • Awards and recognition planning
  • Speaker identification and engagement
  • Business partner relations
  • Membership support
  • Compensation and Benefits Survey coordination (with outside vendor)
  • Chapter calendar support
  • Website assistance
  • Facilitate the Chapter’s social media presence
  • Develop and coordinate reports
  • Assist Treasurer with annual budget preparation
  • Maintain current and accurate Board and CM job descriptions
  • Maintain physical records
  • Other similar responsibilities as agreed to by the Chapter Manager and PSALA President and President-Elect.


  • Ability to express self effectively, both orally and in writing and communicate information to others.
  • Display thorough attention to detail, strong organizational skills and multi-tasking ability. Perform assignments with minimal direction.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form
  • Two years of related experience or equivalent.
  • One year signed contract.

To Apply: Please contact Lisa Sterritt for more information or to apply for this position.

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Position: Client Relations Manager

Job Summary: Fisher & Phillips LLP, a management-side labor and employment law firm, is seeking an experienced business development professional for its Client Relations Manager (CRM) position to assist attorneys with business development efforts in three Western offices. We are seeking to fill the CRM position serving the following offices, with the CRM being resident in one of the indicated offices: San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA and Portland, OR.

Essential Job Duties: The Client Relations Managers are responsible for supporting the business development initiatives of lawyers in their assigned offices. The CRMs report to the managing partners of their assigned offices as well as to the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer. The CRMs collaborate with the firm’s Marketing Department and CRMs in other locations. The following list includes some, but not all, of the duties of the position:

  • Identify and research prospective clients and new business opportunities, whether from existing clients or new contacts
  • Prepare presentation materials for attorneys in advance of business development meetings and prepare the attorneys for these meetings
  • Research and help arrange wider firm involvement in associations and conferences, including the CRM joining and taking active roles in local chambers of commerce, human resources associations and networking groups
  • Seek out and establish partnerships with other professional services providers such as insurance brokers, benefits brokers and CPA firms
  • Assist attorneys in obtaining speaking engagements and networking opportunities with appropriate organizations
  • Help prepare speaker proposals for the attorneys for upcoming conferences and trade shows
  • When needed, assist with logistics and promotion for local firm seminars and breakfast briefings
  • Assist with trade show planning and logistics as needed
  • Assist attorneys in the preparation of individual business development plans
  • Monitor individual business development plan implementation and goal achievement
  • Assist the lawyers in following up and responding to feedback generated through the firm’s client visit program
  • Provide general assistance for other business development activities as needed
  • Prepare monthly activity reports for the CMO and managing partners


  • At least five years of business development experience, preferably in a law firm or other professional service organization
  • Self-motivated (able to work independently)
  • Very organized, with strong communications skills and detail-oriented
  • Able to write clearly and concisely
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work collaboratively with a wide variety of people
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in business, marketing, communications, journalism or a related field, or law required
  • Regular travel among assigned offices required as well as occasional travel to conferences and trade shows

To Apply: Apply online at

Fisher & Phillips LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including pregnancy); sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; military service obligations or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Perkins Coie LLP

Position: Senior Finance Manager, Timekeeper Analytics

Job Summary: In collaboration with the Director of Financial Reporting, this position will oversee and direct all aspects of the firm's timekeeper analytics function in support of the firm’s timekeeper compensation processes.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Support firmwide initiatives and operations involving all aspects of timekeeper productivity, efficiency and profitability
  • Manage the development, implementation and distribution of financial reports and tools used by firm management and compensation committees to analyze and evaluate timekeeper performance
  • Proactively communicate with internal clients to understand and assess timekeeper reporting and analysis needs
  • Educate internal clients regarding timekeeper financial performance metrics, profitability drivers and compensation processes, standards and practices
  • Advise firm management of timekeeper productivity and profitability issues


  • Experience providing analytic support to timekeeper compensation processes for law firms and/or other professional services firms, or sales compensation systems processes in other industries
  • 6 years of progressively responsible experience in finance management or equivalent


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or finance required
  • MBA degree or equivalent preferred


  • Bullet-point thinker, focused, incisive, and able to help others see things clearly
  • Strategic thinking skills for assessing needs and recommending changes
  • Solid understanding of relational databases and the ability to communicate and work well with Technology personnel to implement changes and improvements
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of firm management and across administrative groups
  • Competency to drive decisions at the upper management levels
  • Highly communicative and motivated to help others succeed
  • Goal-setter with a willingness to take ownership of projects
  • Ability to take action, making prompt decisions and driving matters to conclusion
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • A proven track record of meeting deadlines while staying within budget constraints

To Apply: Apply online at

Riddell Williams

Position: Riddell Williams is seeking to hire a Staff Accountant to support the Director of Finance in carrying out the responsibilities of the Accounting Department.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Prepare Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Assist in month end, quarter-end and year-end closing processes
  • Provide back up for payroll processing
  • Provide back up for daily cash and billing
  • Assist with budget process and principal compensation


  • 3-5 years of experience in professional services preferred


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting


  • Excel proficiency
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Detail oriented

Salary: DOE

To Apply: Contact Rebecca Misich
Address: 1001 Fourth Ave Suite 4500, Seattle WA 98154
Phone: (206)624-3600

Law Firm in Bend, OR

Position: Executive Director

Job Summary: Dynamic law firm in Bend, Oregon is seeking an Executive Director to participate in and help execute the firm’s strategic efforts and to oversee all business and financial management, including overall operations, finance, human resources, marketing, information technology and facilities management.

Experience: Prior experience as the principal administrator of a law firm is strongly preferred.

Qualifications: The successful candidate likely will have excellent academic credentials, and proven executive and management experience and skills.

Salary: The compensation package is commensurate with the position and responsibilities.

To Apply: Please email your resume in confidence, along with salary requirements, to our consultants, Altman Weil, Inc., at (please specify the Altman Weil Department Number – 5997 – in the subject line of the email). Equal Opportunity Employer.

Preg O'Donnell & Gillett

Position: Human Resources Director

Job Summary: Preg O’Donnell & Gillett seeks an experienced Human Resources Director for its Seattle and Portland Offices. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is pursuing a meaningful work/life balance while working with great colleagues.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Benefits administration
  • HR policy development and legal compliance
  • Employee relations
  • Staff recruiting, hiring and supervision
  • Performance management and recognition
  • Compensation management
  • Training and development

This position is part-time, working three days per week.


  • 5 years +


  • BA Preferred


  • HR Certification desired (PHR, SPHR)

Salary: DOE

To Apply: Contact Debbie Pejovic
Address: 901 Fifth Avenue Ste. 3400
Phone: (206)287-1775

Ogden Murphy Wallace

Position: Human Resources Director

Job Summary: OMW seeks an experienced Human Resources Director to manage all aspects of HR for a mid-sized firm with offices in Seattle and Wenatchee.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Benefits administration
  • HR policy development and legal compliance
  • Employee relations
  • Staff hiring and supervision
  • Performance management and recognition
  • Compensation management
  • Training and development
  • Support of attorney recruitment


    • Minimum of five years of HR management experience required, preferably in the legal environment or other professional services

To Apply: Contact Adam Nelson
Address: 901 5th Avenue, Suite 3500, Seattle WA 98164
Phone: 206-447-7000


  • A bachelor's degree is highly preferred

Salary: DOE

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