Washington State Legal Assistant 1, Consumer Protection Division, Attorney General's Office in Seattle, Washington


Agency Information

The AGO serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. The mission of the Office is to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and citizens of the state of Washington. The Office is comprised of over 550 attorneys and 700 professional staff. Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO. It is the recognition, respect, and appreciation of all cultures and backgrounds and the fostering of the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment. The core values of the AGO are served by a strong commitment to the value of diversity and by promoting an inclusive workplace.

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The Opportunity

The Attorney General's Office is recruiting for a permanent full time Legal Assistant 1 in the Consumer Protection Division. This position is located in downtown Seattle.

The Consumer Protection Division enforces consumer protection laws to help keep the Washington marketplace free of unfair and deceptive practices. It provides information and education to businesses and to the public on consumer rights and issues, and sends out alerts and press releases when consumers or businesses are targets of fraudulent or predatory activities. The Consumer Protection Division also administers the Washington State Lemon Law Program and the Manufactured Housing Dispute Resolution Program.

*Legal Assistants based in our Seattle Office receive 15% assignment pay in addition to the salary listed above.


In support of the mission and values of the Attorney General's Office, this position performs routine legal support secretarial and administrative support to the Consumer Protection Division in efforts to enforce the Consumer Protection Act through investigation, litigation and enforcement actions.

Key Work Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Open all new Litigation Unit investigation and litigation matters as assigned.
  • Calendar non-Critical Event dates from all incoming and outgoing legal documents and other dates as instructed.
  • Enter and update all documents and information into Law Manager per established procedures and timelines.
  • Scan and link documents per procedures.
  • Plan, schedule, initiate and carry out routine legal form preparation, correspondence, clerical processing, court filing, and notifications necessary for the Litigation Unit's Programs.
  • Prepare and examine routine outgoing litigation program documents and correspondence to ensure they are formatted per court rules and AGO standards, are free from typographical errors and legal citations are accurate before sending out of the office.
  • Identifies and prepares cases for retention per the AGO retention schedule.
  • Assists in creating and maintaining existing case files, in hard copy and electronically.
  • As backup to the Division's legal assistants: schedules and coordinates meetings, deposition and court hearings including contacting parties, providing appropriate notice, securing location and technical needs as requested. Performs other secretarial work in support of division staff as assigned.
  • As backup to the Division's Legal Office Assistant: arranges and confirms travel and lodging arrangements, prepares/submits travel vouchers using the AGO electronic travel management system, prepares, processes and tracks invoice payments per procedures, coordinates projects with the General Services Department. Qualifications

Option 1: High School diploma or equivalent and two years of clerical experience including a minimum of one year of experience in a legal environment;

Option 2: Two years of legal office experience;

Option 3: A combination of three years of college education and/or relevant experience;

Option 4: A two year degree in Legal Secretary Studies, Paralegal studies or related field of study.

Supplemental Information

Verification of employment history, professional references, education, (e.g., degree, license, or official transcript) may be conducted. Incumbent may also be required to submit to and pass a criminal background check at any time during the period of employment if, in the scope of their employment and assigned duties, they are identified as a witness by an AAG prosecuting a criminal case.

Applicants for legal assistant positions with the Attorney General's Office are required to take a skills assessment prior to appointment in our agency.


In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:

  • A letter of interest, describing your specific qualifications for the position;
  • A current resume detailing experience, education, and current salary.


  • Carefully review your application for accuracy, spelling and grammar before submitting.
  • You may not reapply to this posting for 30 days.
  • The initial screening of applications will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "work experience" and "education" sections of your application in www.careers.wa.gov, completeness of the application material submitted, and responses to the supplemental questionnaire.
  • A resume will not substitute for completing the "work experience" section of the application.
  • All information may be verified and documentation may be required.

Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can_AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO. _

The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age,disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliationor the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 orwww.washingtonrelay.com.

For questions regarding this recruitment or assistance with the application process, please contact Judith Vandergeest at (360) 586-7691 or judithv@atg.wa.gov.

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Salary: $2,595.00 - $3,353.00 Monthly

Location: King County - Seattle - Downtown Business, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Attorney General's Office

Job Number: 2018-02410

Closing: 3/18/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov