Senior Family Law Paralegal
Hargrave Family Law
Dallas, TX US
Posted ago
Hargrave Family Law

Senior Family Law Paralegal - Hybrid/remote eligible

Do you look forward to going to work each day? Life's too short to start your day with dread. We want to come to work each day. At our firm, you will be a part of a team where firm culture is a top priority. We invest in each team member as well as in our firm as a whole. You will work with a team who works collaboratively, strategically, and creatively, supporting each other's professional growth as we collectively support our clients and move their cases toward resolution.

We help good people end broken marriages by practicing family law differently. We guide our clients and support them in their desire to end marriages in a manner consistent with their values. Clients deserve better than a process that ends in outright warfare. Divorce can be a transitional time of remarkable growth and transformation when focused on creating a new future rather than the past. Clients need to know that they have options when facing a divorce, and we help them find a better way.

Let us hear from you if you’re a collaborator at heart! The ideal candidate for this position will use their experience in Texas and superb strategic skills to compassionately support clients during their family law journey. This position is crucial to providing our clients with superior service, and our team is dedicated to walking alongside them every step of the way.

Please read this posting and subsequent emails carefully; we will screen out candidates who do not follow all instructions during the application process. 

Responsibilities

This role in our firm is crucial to efficiently and proficiently care for clients in both a compassionate and efficient manner. The perfect applicant will have the responsibility to:

  • Prepare a wide range of legal documents including pleadings, reports, correspondence, and forms in both draft and final form, relating to family law; e-file the same
  • Draft discovery pleadings, including Inventories and Appraisements; collect and prepare documents for production; review documents produced; prepare and maintain discovery inventories
  • Prepare attorneys for hearings, trials, conferences, and mediations; attend same when required
  • Monitor case court dockets, internal client dockets, and case filings; update legal case/client electronic tracking database (Clio) regarding their assigned cases; capture client information; update client files
  • Communicate compassionately and effectively with clients; aid in the collection of client information and documents
  • Monitor, prioritize, organize and facilitate daily workflow for an attorney(s), self, Legal/Administrative Assistants
  • Manage calendars; schedule appointments, hearings, and mediations; track deadlines and time-sensitive tasks
  • Maintain the integrity of a case’s file management systems regarding their assigned cases, including classifying, arranging, retrieving, and storing information in both electronic and hard copy formats
  • Notarize documents as needed
  • Contribute to the refinement of workflows to enhance our ability to serve our clients efficiently
  • Meet internal billing minimum requirements (1500/year)

Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of the Texas Family Code and legal terminology, processes, and documents as they pertain to family law in Texas; our new paralegal must have worked in family law in Texas for at least the last 2 years
  • Is highly organized; able to multi-task proficiently and efficiently
  • Strong interpersonal skills in working with clients, attorneys, court personnel, vendors, etc.; able to communicate effectively and professionally with clients, vendors, attorneys, paralegals, court personnel
  • Highly collaborative in nature
  • Able to exercise high levels of discretion, confidentiality, sensitivity, and integrity
  • Has a sense of humor to fit in with our highly spirited team
  • Effective in communicating a compassionate approach to their case management and communications with clients

Compensation
$50,000 - $75,000 yearly + bonus
About Hargrave Family Law

Hargrave Family Law is a boutique family law firm specializing in divorce using collaborative, non-adversarial techniques and creative solutions. We are committed to finding the right solution for each of our unique clients, advocating for them to protect what matters most while never losing sight of their core values.


The particulars on benefits for all full-time positions:

  • Paid Holidays (immediate)
  • PTO (eligible at 90 days)
  • Health Insurance Benefits (eligible at 60 days, partially subsidized)
  • Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance benefits (eligible at 180 days, subsidized)
  • 401(k) benefits (eligible at 1 year with employer contributions)
  • Cell phone reimbursement up to $70/month
  • Remote/Hybrid work locations available for most positions

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