Commercial Litigation Associate

Seattle, WA: A national business and litigation law firm is seeking a part-time staff attorney to join its Litigation Practice Group in their Seattle, Washington office. This position will be supporting the commercial litigation practice group associated with mortgage related matters. Primary duties include drafting pleadings, correspondence, motions to dismiss, etc., associated with mortgage related litigation. Additionally, the attorney will be responsible for arguing motions in state and federal court; interacting with opposing counsel and clients on a regular basis; researching relevant authorities; and tracking case deadlines. Position requirements include JD degree; active, in good standing, membership in the Washington State Bar; a minimum of three years' experience in a commercial litigation practice; strong legal writing skills -- compelling brief writing is essential; ability to meet deadlines, particularly for reply briefs with 2-3 day turnaround times; familiarity with the Washington Deed of Trust Act, Uniform Commercial Code, Consumer Protection Act, (Truth in Lending Act knowledge a plus, though not required); excellent academic credentials and references; and the ability to work independently.

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