Tracye Hirasawa

Professional Talents & Skills

  • Trained in and capable of creating complex documents, including petitions, motions, discovery requests, and relevant pleadings

  • Possesses the critical thinking skills necessary to effectively communicate the results of legal research by drafting flawless correspondence, and preparing complex legal memoranda

  • Knowledgeable of rules and procedures for civil and family actions in King and Snohomish counties, from commencement to final resolution

  • Proficient in using computers, including electronic mail, record keeping, e-filing documents in King County, word processing, and creating spreadsheets: Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Westlaw legal research, and AdvoLogix legal matter management software

  • Committed to upholding the ethical standards of the legal profession, especially client confidentiality

  • Produces quality work under pressure and meet deadlines with patience and compassion

  • Notary Public

Professional Experience

Northwest Elder Law Group PLLC — Seattle, WA
Estate Planning/Elder Law Paralegal (2013 – 2016)

  • Drafted estate planning documents

  • Drafted probate and guardianship pleadings

  • Prepared Quit Claim Deeds, REETA’s, and Succession Affidavits

  • Assisted clients with navigating the probate process

  • Acted as liaison between attorneys and clients

  • Prepared VA Benefits Application materials

Certificated Teacher
Edmonds School District — Edmonds, WA (2009 – 2011)
Torah Day School of Seattle —
Seattle, WA (2008 – 2009)
Dartmoor School —
Woodinville, WA (2007 – 2008)
Brier Terrace Middle School —
Brier, WA (2004 – 2005)

  • Created and implemented instructional plans for multiple subject areas

  • Researched and implemented latest pedagogical trends and strategies

  • Communicated with parents, colleagues, and educational specialists

  • Actively participated in collaborative professional development group

  • Assisted and guided diverse populations in high pressure situations

  • Wrote and distributed bi-monthly newsletter

  • Maintained detailed records and assessment data

Pacific Science Center — Seattle, WA
Visitor Services Representative (2006 – 2007)

  • Assisted in the daily operation of the Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit

  • Provided pertinent information and customer service

  • Guided visitors and students of all ages

  • Trained and assisted volunteers

Pacific Trawlers Incorporated — Seattle, WA
Administrative Assistant (2000 – 2001)

  • Coordinated all incoming and outgoing communications for an office of twenty people

  • Acted as first point of contact for customers and various maritime vendors

  • Scheduled conference room meetings

  • Ordered and stocked office supplies

  • Maintained office machinery

Wind River Middle School — Carson, WA
AmeriCorps Volunteer/Educational Assistant (1997 – 1999)

  • Tutored 7th and 8th grade students in English, Math, Social Studies and Science, in regular and Special Education classes

  • Assisted local residents and other volunteers at various community-building events

Education

Edmonds Community College — Lynnwood, WA
Advanced Paralegal Certificate, 2012
American Bar Association approved program

  • Dean’s List, 4.0 G.P.A.

  • Outstanding Achievement in Contract Law

City University of Seattle — Bellevue, WA
Master in Teaching, 2003

  • Presidential Academic Honors, Dean’s List

  • Residency K-8 Teaching Certificate

The University of Puget Sound — Tacoma, WA
B.A., English, 1996