Thank you for your interest in Karr Tuttle Campbell, one of the oldest and most-respected law firms in the Pacific Northwest. Karr Tuttle Campbell is a full-service, medium-sized firm — large enough to offer a variety of legal expertise, yet small enough to offer personalized service.  We serve individuals, businesses, Northwest institutions, and government agencies. Ours is a supportive, friendly atmosphere that allows for easy exchanges regarding work product and expectations.  We promote teamwork because it helps us most effectively meet our clients’ needs and makes work more satisfying and rewarding.

Karr Tuttle Campbell respects quality of work and quality of life for attorneys and staff.  One example: We have put our values into practice by reducing the number of an associate’s required billable hours in order to emphasize quality over quantity and to promote a healthy balance between work and private life.  We are committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting minority and women employees with the goal that our attorneys and staff reflect the great diversity of the community we serve. Firm leadership encourages innovation and makes every effort to take advantage of advancements in technology that help us work most effectively and better serve our clients.

We are progressive and flexible in meeting the needs of our employees whenever possible. Where appropriate, Karr Tuttle Campbell attorneys and staff telecommute, job share or work flexible schedules.  The  firm sponsors social activities designed to encourage and cultivate healthy and constructive  working relationships and provides services such as a lunch room canteen intended to make employees’ daily work experience comfortable and productive.

We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits to employees at all levels.  Our benefits package includes the following:

  • Full medical and dental coverage
  • Long term disability and life insurance
  • A flexible spending account
  • Generous vacation and sick leave allowances
  • A 401(k) retirement plan
  • Profit sharing for eligible employees
  • Transit subsidy
  • Professional dues and support for professional activities
  • Tuition assistance opportunities
  • Annual performance evaluations
Karr Tuttle Campbell recognizes the importance of involvement in community life.  The firm encourages all employees to serve our neighbors by participating in activities and organizations of their own choosing.  Many of our professionals serve as trustees and board members in arts and charitable organizations, including Food Lifeline, Childhaven, and the Seattle Chamber Music Society, to name but a few. Karr Tuttle Campbell volunteers also provide legal advice to residents at the Seattle Emergency Housing Services and Downtown Seattle Bankruptcy Clinic.  Caring about and participating in the community is integral to our philosophy.

Associates / Summer Associates

Summer Program

Our summer program exposes law students to the various areas of our practice and allows the firm and the summer associate to evaluate each other.  To ensure that each summer associate has a wide range of legal experiences, a Summer Associate Committee carefully monitors his or her work.  Each summer associate has a supervising attorney who provides guidance. We encourage summer associates who have completed two years of law school to obtain certification under Rule 9 of the Washington Admission to Practice Rules, which authorizes them to participate in discovery proceedings. In the past, summer associates have met with clients, participated in discovery proceedings, and argued matters in district and superior courts. Our summer associates get a wide variety of challenging legal experiences. We view the Summer Associate Program as a working experience and hope that it is both intellectually stimulating and personally rewarding.

Associates

Karr Tuttle Campbell hires its associates with the hope that they will ultimately be invited to become shareholders. Thus, the firm does not employ a large number of associates with the expectation of forced attrition. Typically, we assign new associates to one of our practice departments.  At the same time we encourage associates to devote a portion of their time to other practice areas.  We believe this encourages development of well-rounded skills and facilitates the pursuit of new directions in the law as attorneys’ interests change and are refined over time. A shareholder works with each new associate as he or she makes the transition from law school to private practice.

Even though associates at Karr Tuttle Campbell work with experienced shareholders, they also handle matters on their own. Case responsibility and client contact are important aspects of the associate experience. An open-door policy on the part of senior attorneys and managers  provides opportunities for valuable, informal training and development.

To help our associates develop as professionals and to foster their progress toward shareholder status, we devote considerable time and effort to assessing their work and progress individually.  We conduct formal associate evaluations annually, soliciting input from all shareholders in the firm.  An Associate Evaluation Committee interviews each associate, identifies areas in which he or she can improve in effectiveness, and encourages feedback and commentary from the associate.  Karr Tuttle Campbell compensates associates at a level that is competitive with firms of comparable size in the Pacific Northwest. The firm recognizes superior associate performance by rewarding bonuses.

Lateral Attorneys

Karr Tuttle Campbell is often interested in talking to a practicing attorney who is considering a move of his or her practice to a different firm.  Typically, attorney applicants who fit in well here are those who have demonstrated outstanding academic accomplishment and writing skills, get along well with a diverse group of people, take pride in personal achievements, value involvement in the community and are entrepreneurial.  Growth for growth’s sake is not our agenda.  However a candidate who is a comfortable cultural fit and can add strength to our firm in the form of transportable business or a unique or highly marketable skill set, will find a favorable environment here to support a flourishing career.  We invite your confidential inquiry.

Marguerite Sandico
Director of Human Resources
Karr Tuttle Campbell
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300
Seattle, WA 98104

Non-Attorney Professional

In a mobile society, where change is the norm and movement is often seen as progress, Karr Tuttle Campbell has an extraordinarily stable professional staff.  Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits do their part to attract applicants and an atmosphere that respects and encourages professionalism, offers reasons to stay.  Employee longevity here is not unusual; it is the rule.  We like to think that is largely because the firm allows our people room to grow.

From office support workers to department managers, non-attorneys make up half of Karr Tuttle Campbell’s work force and include a large number who have been on the job for decades.  Our professionals include receptionists, legal secretaries, paralegals, specialists in information technology and litigation support, as well as library, accounting, finance and human resources personnel.  A firm culture that cultivates teamwork, allows cross-training and provides exposure to multiple disciplines means opportunities for employees to find their own best fit.

Openings

Operations Director (OD)

Karr Tuttle Campbell, P.S., a Seattle, WA based legal services firm, is seeking an Operations Director (OD) to manage and oversee the day-to-day financial, administrative and operational functions of the firm.  The OD will report to and work directly with the President.  The OD will also work closely with the firm’s Board of Directors, Practice Group Chairs, Human Resources Director, Technology Director, Marketing and Business Development Coordinator, and Facility and Records Manager.  The OD enjoys extensive input into the Firm’s strategic direction, and tactical efforts which support that direction.

The OD provides data and advice in connection with a variety of cutting-edge projects, such as Alternative Fee Arrangements, rate negotiations, attorney compensation, competitive intelligence, client team efforts, practice group efforts, and projects designed to position the Firm for financial and operational success.

The OD is also the lead professional within the Firm’s Finance Department, providing counsel, leadership, training, support, feedback, and encouragement to department personnel.

The new OD will work with the current CFO/OD if necessary, prior to, or after the current CFO/OD’s retirement.  The current CFO/OD has been with the Firm for over 25 years.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Refine operations strategies.
  • Communicate policies to employees.
  • Assist human resources (HR) to supplement and develop Firm core teams.
  • Oversee the implementation of Firm strategies.
  • Develop Firm growth strategies and initiatives.
  • Directs and maintains responsibility for the financial functions of the Firm, acting as a key strategic business advisor.
  • Maintains and improves the integrity of the firm’s financial practices, and oversees relationships with financial institutions, auditors, and CPAs.
  • Evaluates, implements, and supports the effectiveness of internal financial controls.
  • Assists in the implementation of financial and business tactics that further the Firm’s strategic plan, providing support and input to the Managing Partner, Firm Directors, Practice Group Leaders, and Firm Officers.
  • Oversees and participates in cash management, budgeting, billing, collections, vendor payments, payroll, internal and external audits, and retirement plan issues.
  • Leads and manages a professional staff of 5, which includes an Accounting Manager, Billing, Payables, Accounts Receivable, and Collections.
  • Leads and manages the firm’s IT staff and strategic planning including evaluation and implementation of new software and systems, as well as development of custom applications.
  • Leads and manages the firm’s marketing and business development efforts.
  • Leads and manages firm’s facilities and records management functions.
  • Optimizes the performance of the Finance Department, ensuring accurate handling of daily transactions while continuing to provide excellent customer service to the partners, attorneys, and staff.
  • Hires, trains, evaluates, and develops Finance Department staff.
  • Evaluates, and provides input on other staff acquisitions.
  • Performs timely and complex financial analyses in order to provide input on the Firm’s business transactions and strategic initiatives. Creates profitability and cost-benefit analysis reports as well as evaluation of possible lateral combinations.
  • Prepares and distributes monthly partnership financial reports, including productivity and financial statements. Evaluates effectiveness of the report package and recommends changes as needed.
  • Monitors trends and performs benchmarking within the legal industry. Provides input, recommendations, and insights to key stakeholders.
  • Participates in various Firm Committees, including but not limited to Finance, 401(k), Insurance, Risk Management, and in the efforts of the Firm’s Practice Groups.

About the Candidate:

  • Must be dynamic, and resourceful with strong leadership and management skills.
  • Ten to fifteen years of experience required; Legal industry preferred, but not necessary.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to provide clear, precise, and well-substantiated explanations of financial events and trends.  Comfortable with presentations to groups of attorneys.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well, individually and in teams, with a diverse group of people. Excellent people skills required
  • Comfortable and skillful with hands-on approach in situations where tasks and analyses cannot be delegated.
  • Ability to bring and manage meaningful change and participate in Process Improvement and Project Management initiatives.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge, including an understanding of GAAP, tax requirements of governmental agencies, and general auditing procedures.
  • Demonstrated understanding of billing/accounting system software. Karr Tuttle Campbell utilizes Surepoint LMS.  Knowledge of writing custom SQL’s reports a plus.
  • Bachelor’s in Business Management, Accounting, or Finance. MBA strongly encouraged.

Hiring Summary:

Karr Tuttle Campbell provides its employees with highly competitive salaries and benefits, a great work environment, stability, generous paid-time off, and a 401(k) plan.  Employees are recognized and rewarded for their achievements through annual performance evaluations and salary reviews.

Karr Tuttle Campbell is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal and local laws prohibiting discrimination based upon, race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law.  This applies to all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, discipline and discharge.

About Karr Tuttle Campbell:

With approximately 60 attorneys, Karr Tuttle Campbell is a full-service law firms based in Seattle, Washington.  We serve the legal needs of the people, businesses, and industries that drive the regional economy.  We are particularly dedicated to serving mid-cap and emerging companies with significant operations throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  Karr Tuttle Campbell provides effective and efficient solutions, and creative strategies.  Karr Tuttle Campbell has a reputation of providing these services with exceptional value.

Karr Tuttle Campbell serves clients in numerous industries, including aviation, established and emerging technology, software services, manufacturing, labor and employment, drilling and exploration, telecommunications, retail, food and beverage, construction, contracting, banking, financial services, international trade, electronic gaming, education, health care services, refining, real estate and emerging markets.

We assist clients with acquisition or divestiture of businesses and assets, entering new markets, raising capital, obtaining or defending intellectual property rights, defending and prosecuting lawsuits, complying with regulatory requirements, developing and distributing products and services, and a wide range of other services.

Karr Tuttle Campbell enjoys and prides itself in working closely with local and regional businesses – ensuring they have the people, resources, and legal talent required to maintain or grow their leadership in the region.

All interested candidates please submit your curriculum vitae and references to J. Dino Vasquez at moc.elttutrraknull@zeuqsavd.  All inquiries will be kept confidential.


Entry-Level Legal Secretary Trainee & Support Clerk
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Reports to:    Director of Human Resources

Summary:  This position is an entry-level trainee position with the goal of the candidate moving into a legal secretary position. While a trainee, the candidate will first provide assistance to secretaries on a task basis, progressing to providing coverage for desks while secretaries are out. The candidate will also assist the Support Service Team as well as answer phones at the front desk.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend training sessions
  • Assist secretaries with assigned tasks which may include organizing files, preparing binders; completing administrative tasks; entering attorney time; other projects as assigned
  • As skills build, cover desks for secretaries when they are out
  • Copy / reproduction of legal documents (photocopying, printing, and scanning); handling of such documents as requested (for example, placing documents into notebooks and/or numbering); maintain copy machines
  • Processing of Mail / Faxes – Incoming and outgoing mail, overnight deliveries; receipt and delivery of faxes
  • Conference Rooms – Set up conference rooms; stock with supplies
  • Office Moves – Move boxes, files and assist with furniture moves; must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Reception Coverage – Answer the phones and close phones daily; greet and assist clients
  • Filing – Support secretaries and paralegals with filing and various projects
  • Mailings – Assist marketing department with large mailing projects; some research may be requested
  • Accounting Related Projects – Help with mailing and scanning of statements; photocopying checks; other accounting tasks

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Ability to accurately type 60+ wpm
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products is required
  • Ability and willingness to learn new programs and program updates
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, service focused environment and to handle stressful situations in calm, composed manner
  • Ability to communicate by telephone in a professional, courteous manner
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to complete projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to follow client confidentiality guidelines
  • Legal experience, preferred
  • Customer service background
  • Must be reliable and dependable
  • GED or High School Diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred

Hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm.  Some Saturday hours may be necessary.  We use Microsoft Office products and DM, among other programs.  Salary DOE.  The firm offers comprehensive benefits.  Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter and resume  in PDF FORMAT ONLY (electronic version) outlining their qualifications to Marguerite Sandico, Director of Human Resources, Karr Tuttle Campbell, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300, Seattle, WA 98104 or to moc.elttutrraknull@rh.  All inquiries confidential. For additional information about our firm, please visit our website at:  www.karrtuttle.com.

Karr Tuttle Campbell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

Trust & Estates Paralegal
 

Location:  Seattle, WA

Full Time

Karr Tuttle Campbell, a Northwest law firm founded in 1904, seeks an experienced trust & estates paralegal to join our team-oriented administrative staff.

Job Description:
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of paralegal experience, with probate experience preferred.  Candidate must have a great attitude, will be a team player, have a proactive work ethic, excellent oral and written communication skills, will be proficient in drafting, proof-reading, and data entry, and will be detail oriented.  Candidate should be familiar with a broad range of trust and estates practice.  The job is temporarily remote.

Essential Duties will Include:

Probate / Post-Mortem Administration:  Work with multiple attorneys and staff to handle all aspects of probate and post-mortem trust administration from initiation to completion including:

  • Draft probate pleadings and trust notices and proofread for accuracy.
  • Ex-parte Court appearance.
  • Develop estate inventory.
  • Prepare estate and trust accountings.
  • Draft distribution documents including preparation and recording of Deeds and related documents.
  • Work directly and communicate well with clients and clients’ advisors.
  • Assist attorney with drafting and filing estate and gift tax returns.

Estate Planning and Trust Funding:  Work with multiple attorneys and staff as requested to assist in estate planning documentation and transfers and manage ongoing long-term projects including:

  • Understand basic estate planning and estate tax concepts.
  • Prepare trust funding documents and correspondence.
  • Draft estate planning documents as requested, including Wills and Powers of Attorney.
  • Manage and perform specific tasks for the routine maintenance of family capital management plans, qualified personal residence trusts, and life insurance trusts.

Knowledge/Experience:
Strong knowledge of estate and trust administration and general estate planning concepts is preferred. Ability to work collaboratively and independently, while being proactive in prioritizing multiple projects to meet deadlines. Ability to confidently perform court filings and county recordings.  Knowledge of probate statutes and court rules, including ability to research.  Must demonstrate a high degree of confidentiality, maintaining client confidences and protecting operations by safeguarding private information.

Skills: Advanced word processing/computer skills utilizing a variety of software programs including, but not limited to, MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, Adobe and Mimecast. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation, attention to detail and follow-through skills.  Should also be highly organized and able to successfully multi-task and meet set deadlines. Strong customer service, ability to be flexible and work effectively as part of a team is required.

Prestigious law firm provides great environment and working atmosphere. Salary DOE/excellent benefits.  Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF FORMAT ONLY outlining their qualifications to Marguerite Sandico, Director of Human Resources, Karr Tuttle Campbell, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300, Seattle, WA  98104 or to moc.elttutrraknull@rh.  All inquiries are confidential.

Karr Tuttle Campbell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.


2022 Summer Associate

We have met our hiring needs for our 2021 Summer Associate Program. If you are interested in our 2022 program, we will be accepting applications as early as May 2021. We will consider law students who will have completed two years of law school by the summer of 2022; and applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic accomplishment and writing skills, have the ability to get along with a diverse group of attorneys, pride themselves in their own personal achievements, and have been and wish to be involved in the community. If you are interested in a summer associate position, please submit your letter of interest, resume, transcript, and a short writing sample to the address below. PDF FORMAT ONLY.

Heather Hattrup
Hiring Coordinator
Karr Tuttle Campbell
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300
Seattle, WA 98104
moc.elttutrraknull@purttahh

Karr Tuttle Campbell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

 

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