Choate Law Firm is Hiring a Legal Assistant

UPDATE: The position has been filled. 

We are seeking a detail-oriented and personable individual to work as a Legal Assistant. Our office is located in downtown Juneau, Alaska.

As a legal assistant, you will often be the first point of contact for our firm. You’ll be entrusted with day-to-day client interactions, new case intakes, requesting records, and filing and serving documents. The work requires great organizational ability as well as people skills. Excellent written and verbal communication are crucial. Comfort with computers is also required.

Be a part of a highly focused team that takes pride in their work. There's opportunity for advancement and importantly the chance to make a profound impact in people’s lives.

Employment details

·      The position is full time (40 hours a week) with a four-week, half-day initial training and evaluation period (20 hours a week)

·      $16/hour starting salary with first performance review at six months with opportunity for salary increase based on performance  

·      Health insurance stipend is provided for the employee after 90 days of full time (requires proof of insurance)

·      Paid holidays and two weeks (10 business days) of vacation per year. Starting in 2018, additional two weeks of vacation in August (scheduled by firm)

·      Start date: May 1, 2017.

Requirements

·      No work experience required, although you must be a self-starter

·      Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat

·      Familiarity with medical records not required but a big plus

·      Professional demeanor and strong verbal and writing skills

Contact: Please email jon@choatelawfirm.com for more information. Please include a brief statement about why you are interested in the position and a current resume or CV. 

New Page Added with Information about the Metcalfe v. State of Alaska PERS/TRS Benefit Litigation

On November 4th the Supreme Court issued a decision in Metcalfe v. State of Alaska, our case challenging the constitutionality of the 2005 (effective 2010) repeal of the statute allowing former PERS/TRS members to be reinstated at their prior level of tier service upon returning to public employment and paying back any refunded contributions. That decision reversed the case's dismissal and has returned the case to the trial court for the trial court to determine whether the State violated the Alaska Constitution in its repeal of those statutes. 

As this litigation may affect many former PERS and TRS members, we have created a separate page on our website with information about the litigation