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Environmental Shareholder

Seattle

Beveridge & Diamond's Seattle office is growing and seeks an environmental shareholder. 

We are looking for a smart, energetic, enthusiastic, and versatile shareholder to join the Seattle office of the largest environmental law firm in the country. The ideal candidate should have a history of successful business development. A portable book of business is a strong plus. Candidates should be admitted to the Washington bar. 

B&D has more than 100 lawyers in eight U.S. offices. It is a top-ranked environmental law firm and helps clients around the world resolve critical environmental, natural resource, project development, and sustainability issues relating to their facilities, products, and operations. The firm has been named to the National Law Journal’s “Midsize Hot List.” U.S. News - Best Lawyers rates the firm as a Tier 1 nationwide firm for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation. Chambers USA Guide to the Legal Profession lists the firm among national leaders in Environmental practices.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Peter Schaumberg at [email protected]. Peter is a shareholder in our DC office and serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee. Applicants only; no third-party solicitations.

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Environmental Associate

Seattle

Beveridge & Diamond’s Seattle office is growing and seeks an environmental associate.

We are looking for a smart, energetic, enthusiastic, and versatile associate to join the Seattle office of the largest environmental law firm in the country.  The ideal candidate should have experience in federal and/or state environmental laws and regulations, with a desire to focus on complex regulatory and compliance counseling issues.  The candidate should be enterprising and have a strong desire to become a leader in the field of environmental law.  Candidates with substantial litigation experience and experience advising on contaminated site cleanups, chemicals regulation, and facility siting are preferred.  Candidates who are familiar with the major environmental statutes and regulations will also be considered.

We offer a collegial small office environment with the resources of a larger, well-branded firm.  Our associates get substantive and front-line responsibility, working directly with the firm’s shareholders, clients and technical consultants on unique and challenging environmental issues across the U.S. and globally.  For the last two years, Vault has Beveridge & Diamond as the #1 law firm to work for in the area of Environmental Law.

The position will work primarily on matters arising out of the Northwest, with opportunities to become involved with national and international matters as well. 

  • Candidates must have the following qualifications:
  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school with excellent academic credentials;
  • Status as an active member in good standing of the bar in at least one state jurisdiction and ability to become licensed in Washington;
  • Strong analytical, research, writing and oral communication skills, organized, detailed, work well under deadline, creative thinker, multitasker, and have the ability to assume significant client responsibilities; and
  • Experience with, or demonstrated interest in, the major environmental law statutes, such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
  • Experience with or interest in zoning and land use permitting and/or litigation is a plus.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to Lindy Resh, Attorney Recruitment Manager. Applicants only; no third-party solicitations.

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Legal Administrative Assistant

Seattle

Beveridge & Diamond's Seattle office seeks a Legal Administrative Assistant with litigation experience.

Beveridge & Diamond PC, the premier environmental law firm, is looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant with litigation experience to support the Firm’s Seattle, WA, office. The position supports litigation and regulatory attorneys in delivering high-quality services to internal and external clients and performs a variety of administrative support duties. The responsibilities include managing multiple projects while maintaining effective and courteous communication with clients, attorneys, staff, and peers. Applicant must possess both strong organizational skills and strong billing/accounting skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Process and format Word and Excel documents, using prescribed Firm formats.
  2. Maintain knowledge of formats for pleadings and motions and procedures for filing with local, state and federal courts and agencies and perform processes associated with court services including filing, requesting transcripts and litigation searching
  3. Maintain advanced knowledge of Outlook, PowerPoint, Elite (accounting), InterAction (contacts), e-filing, practice support, and other law office software
  4. Set up and maintain and client, work, chronological, pleading and personal files, including electronic files in FileSite as well as coordinate transfer of inactive or closed files
  5. Knowledge of InTapp in order to process New Client Requests, and input/edit attorney time entry and client bills
  6. Maintain attorney contacts in the InterAction client relationship management system
  7. Provide administrative support for assigned attorneys (expense reports, travel, calendaring, mail, meeting, appointment and conference coordination)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Minimum of 6 years of relevant litigation experience (bachelor’s degree and a plus)
  2. Knowledge of electronic filings (state and federal), as well as court rules and procedures, litigation terminology and documentation
  3. Computer proficiency, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication and proofreading skills
  5. Be available to work overtime in the morning, evening or weekends as requested
  6. Manage multiple projects while maintaining effective and courteous communication with clients, attorneys, staff and peers.
  7. Ability to retrieve and distribute packages and books weighing up to 30 pounds, and ability to retrieve objects from shelves of up to 8 feet high and replace same

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular person. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

For more information or to apply, please email Ceanne Herndon, Regional Office Administrator.

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Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

New York

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Regional Office Administrator, the Administrative Assistant/Receptionist is responsible for providing backup and support to the legal administrative assistants, providing administrative support to the Regional Office Administrator, scheduling conference rooms, ordering kitchen and office supplies, maintaining lobby area, managing conference rooms and video conferencing schedule, managing the reception desk, responding to calls, retrieving voice messages, and greeting clients and visitors.

Primary Duties – Administrative Assistant:

Familiarity with the following Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) duties in order to provide backup to the LAA team:

  1. Enter/finalize attorney time sheets into the Firm’s accounting system.
  2. Reconcile monthly credit card bills.
  3. Make travel arrangements.
  4. Open and distribute incoming mail.
  5. Coordinate meetings, appointments and conferences.
  6. Make photocopies, transmit faxes and send emails as requested.
  7. Maintain attorney contacts in the InterAction system.
  8. Transcribe and format documents using prescribed Firm formats from basic Word documents, handwritten materials, or other formats.
  9. Handle special projects from Regional Office Administrator as may be required.   Such projects may include, but are not limited to, preparing orientation packets for new employees and assisting in general administrative/clerical assignments.
  10. Assist the Marketing Department from time to time as needed.
  11. Assist in planning, coordinating and facilitating Firm meetings and social events.
  12. Assist with PowerPoint and Excel documents as needed.

Primary Duties – Receptionist:

  1. Respond to incoming telephone calls and direct them to appropriate parties.
  2. Retrieve voice mail messages and relay them to appropriate recipient.
  3. Maintain daily employee attendance records.
  4. Maintain In/Out attorney and staff schedules on Firm’s Intranet (BDNet).
  5. Receive, sort and distribute all mail and other deliveries for B&D as well as NY subtenants.
  6. Greet clients, guests and employees and direct as needed.
  7. Maintain a neat, professional and orderly reception area and conference rooms. Ensure that conference rooms are appropriately supplied with note pads, pens, updated phone lists, etc.
  8. Maintain and order supplies for kitchen and office services as needed and stock common areas with appropriate supplies.
  9. Schedule and maintain conference room booking requests via Rendezvous software.
  10. Receive requests for and handle all catering and lunch orders for meetings.
  11. Responsible for arranging food/beverages and set up/clean-up of conference rooms before and after meetings.
  12. Order car service and manage other travel requests for visiting attorneys or NY attorneys as needed.
  13. Advise appropriate Firm personnel of client or guest arrival.
  14. Work closely with property management on general facilities-related issues such as light replacements and temperature adjustments in offices or conference rooms, etc.
  15. Monitor Firm's plant and flower maintenance for prompt service and consistency with the Firm's standards.
  16. On occasion work overtime as may be required.
  17. Present a professional demeanor at all times.  Portray an attitude of congeniality with all staff, clients, subtenants, vendors and other visitors.

Skills and Abilities:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree.
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Internet Explorer, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Professional (or equivalent).
  3. Ability to prioritize, organize and complete multiple tasks under time constraints.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong spelling and grammar skills.
  5. Light typing skills, 50-60 wpm.
  6. Professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all levels.
  7. An orientation to client service and ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team.
  8. A self-starter who shows ownership and commitment to the job.
  9. Exercise confidentiality and discretion.
  10. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds (full banker box weight).


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular person.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

For more information or to apply, please email Melody Watson, Human Resources Director.

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Legal Secretary

San Francisco

Beveridge & Diamond's San Francisco office seeks a Legal Secretary with litigation experience.

Beveridge & Diamond PC, the premier environmental law firm, is looking for a Legal Secretary with litigation experience to support the firm’s San Francisco, CA office. The position supports litigation and regulatory attorneys in delivering high-quality services to internal and external clients and performs a variety of administrative support duties. The responsibilities include managing multiple projects while maintaining effective and courteous communication with clients, attorneys, staff, and peers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Process and format Word and Excel documents, using prescribed Firm formats.
  2. Maintain knowledge of formats for pleadings and motions and procedures for filing with local, state and federal courts and agencies and perform processes associated with court services including filing, requesting transcripts and litigation searching
  3. Maintain advanced knowledge of Outlook, PowerPoint, Elite (accounting), InterAction (contacts), e-filing, practice support, and other law office software
  4. Set up and maintain and client, work, chronological, pleading and personal files, including electronic files in FileSite as well as coordinate transfer of inactive or closed files
  5. Knowledge of InTapp in order to process New Client Requests, and input/edit attorney time entry and client bills
  6. Maintain attorney contacts in the InterAction client relationship management system
  7. Provide administrative support for assigned attorneys (expense reports, travel, calendaring, mail, meeting, appointment and conference coordination)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Minimum of 3 years of relevant litigation experience (bachelor’s degree a plus)
  2. Knowledge of electronic filings (state and federal), as well as court rules and procedures, litigation terminology and documentation
  3. Computer proficiency, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication and proofreading skills
  5. Be available to work overtime in the morning, evening or weekends as requested
  6. Manage multiple projects while maintaining effective and courteous communication with clients, attorneys, staff and peers.
  7. Ability to retrieve and distribute packages and books weighing up to 30 pounds, and ability to retrieve objects from shelves of up to 8 feet high and replace same

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular person.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

For more information or to apply, please email Ceanne Herndon, Regional Office Administrator.

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