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    About The Firm

     

    Banyan Legal Counsel is a boutique employment and business law firm in Seattle that strives to make legal services more accessible to businesses and nonprofits owned or led by women, BIPOC, members of the LGBTQIA community, and others who have been historically underserved by the legal profession.

     

    We have a very fast-paced work environment that requires every member of our team to be focused, flexible, adaptable to changing priorities and conditions, and comfortable navigating uncertainty and ambiguity. Providing client-centered services is our priority and candidates should have a passion for working with our client base.

     

    We have embraced remote work during the COVID pandemic and are unlikely to return to a regular office environment, but all team members are expected to be present and responsive during work hours.

    Legal Administrative Assistant Position

     

    We are looking for a highly detail-oriented and motivated legal administrative assistant to join our team. A superhero title for this position would be “The Master of Details.” No prior legal experience is required and we welcome candidates who are eager to learn and grow with our firm.
     
    Job duties will include:

    • General office support for our paperless office, including data entry, downloading and organizing electronic files, keeping client information up to date, and tracking payments and expenses;

    • Proofreading, formatting, and designing documents, including contracts, employment policies, litigation documents, and firm templates;

    • Reviewing, sorting, analyzing, and summarizing data, including firm reports, employee payroll data, and financial data;

    • Keeping track of pending matters and deadlines for the entire firm, scheduling and calendaring dates, and reminding team members of upcoming deadlines; and

    • Providing outstanding, helpful, and friendly customer service to our clients.

     
    The right candidate for this position:

    • Is tech savvy, quick to learn the technologies we use in the firm, and very detail-oriented – maybe you’ve been called a “perfectionist” before and you find yourself mentally correcting grammatical errors and typos in online news articles or feeling annoyed when a picture is hung slightly askew;

    • Has a curious and analytical mind – you think deeply, aren’t satisfied with an easy answer, and like to get to the bottom of things;

    • Is eager to jump into new tasks and projects, but is not afraid to ask questions or admit when they are unsure how to do something;

    • Has the confidence to suggest more effective ways of doing things, isn’t afraid to be challenged, takes pride in producing high-quality work product, and gives and accepts direct feedback;

    • Is able to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines calmly and efficiently; and

    • Is reliable, trustworthy, and comfortable working remotely with very limited in-person interaction but frequent online communications with team members and clients.

     

    Required qualifications and experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree at least in progress and at least 2 years of work experience in an office setting is preferred (additional customer service experience is a plus);

    • Exceptional written (including spelling and grammar) and verbal communication skills;

    • Attention to detail and good proofreading and document formatting and aesthetic abilities (making documents look good);

    • Excellent people skills, professionalism, judgment, and empathy;

    • Ability to keep track of multiple priorities and work quickly and efficiently without errors or sacrificing quality;

    • Advanced proficiency with technology we use in our Mac-based virtual office, including advanced facility with Google Workspace, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Todoist, Adobe Acrobat or other PDF software, and online communication tools and productivity platforms; and

    • Graphic design or web design experience is a plus.

     

    Full-time, 40 hours per week. On rare occasions, evening, weekend, and overtime hours may be required due to urgent client projects.

     

    Pay range is $18-22 per hour DOE. We offer full-time employees paid vacation and holidays, group health insurance after 90 days of employment (100% of medical insurance and 75% of dental insurance premiums paid by the firm for the employee only, and dependents may be added at employee’s expense), and 401(k) plan participation with up to 4% firm match after one year of employment.

     

    Interested applicants, please email Linda Fang at [email protected] with your resume and a cover letter describing your relevant experience and why you are a good fit to work with us and our clients.

    Associate Attorney Position

     

    We are looking for a highly motivated attorney to join our team of passionate, hard-working, deep-thinking problem solvers. The position will initially focus on providing direct services to clients and then expand to include client outreach and business development.
     
    Job duties will include:

    • Legal research and keeping up to date with relevant laws, business news, and updates in Washington, California, and other states as needed;

    • Advising clients about HR/employment law, regulatory compliance, business matters, and generally acting as their CPS (chief problem solver);

    • Drafting and revising contracts and other written work product and carefully tailoring language to meet our clients’ needs without being overly reliant on forms or templates;

    • Handling federal, state, and local agency workplace audits, charges, complaints, and investigations;

    • Handling all aspects of employment and business disputes and litigation;

    • Working closely with and reviewing work product from team members and co-counsel; and

    • Writing for the firm newsletter, blog articles, and social media posts about our work and driving outreach and engagement activities with our target client base and communities.

     
    The right candidate for this position:

    • Isn’t afraid to be challenged, takes pride in producing high-quality work product, and gives and accepts direct feedback with grace and an open mind;

    • Is genuinely excited to work with our client base, has a collaborative approach to working with others, and wants to be part of a small team in which their actions have a big impact;

    • Is highly analytical – has a probing mind and curiosity to think deeply and get to the bottom of things to solve a problem or find an answer, is able to synthesize different types of information from varied sources and draw insightful conclusions, and isn’t satisfied with an easy answer;

    • Is reliable, trustworthy, and comfortable working remotely with very limited in-person interaction but frequent online communications with team members and clients; and

    • Is entrepreneurial-minded and has emotional intelligence and well-developed people skills – thinks like a business owner and is excited about marketing, networking, and business development.

     

    Required qualifications and experience:

    • Licensed to practice in Washington with no history of discipline (additional licensure in California or other states is a plus) and 3 to 10+ years of full-time post-law school legal work experience, preferably in a small firm or company;

    • Demonstrable experience in employment law and business or corporate law, nonprofit law, or litigation;

    • Excellent legal and non-legal research skills and versatile writing abilities (persuasive writing, contract and policy drafting, and client-facing communications) with impeccable grammar; and

    • Proficiency with technology we use in our Mac-based virtual office, including advanced facility with Google Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat or other PDF software, and online communication tools and productivity platforms.

     
    We prefer to hire a full-time attorney, but we're open to considering more experienced candidates who desire a part-time work schedule. Our normal workweek is usually no more than 40-50 hours, but occasional evening and weekend hours may be required due to client exigencies.
     
    Salary range is $80,000-$100,000 DOE. We offer full-time employees paid vacation and holidays, group health insurance after 90 days of employment (
    100% of medical insurance and 75% of dental insurance premiums paid by the firm for the employee only, and dependents may be added at employee’s expense), and 401k participation with up to 4% firm match after one year of employment.
     
    Interested applicants, please email Linda Fang at [email protected] with your resume and a cover letter describing your experience working in employment law and our other stated practice areas, and why you believe you would be a good fit to work with us and our clients.