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

Boutique family law firm seeking a skilled family law paralegal with at least 5 years' experience for immediate hire to support our growing legal team. The ideal candidate for this position will use their work experience and organizational skills to compassionately support our clients during their family law journey. This position is crucial to supporting our clients with superior service.

Compensation is commensurate with experience, with a robust bonus structure. Benefits include: Paid holidays, paid time off, health insurance, long-term disability, 401(k).

Responsibilities

  • Prepare wide range of basic legal documents including pleadings, reports, correspondence, and forms in both draft and final form, using templates as provided
  • Draft discovery pleadings, including Inventories Appraisements; Collect and prepare documents for production; Review documents produced by Opposing Party; Prepare and maintain Discovery Inventories
  • Prepare attorneys for hearings, trials, conferences, mediations; Attend same when required
  • File court documents, including e-filing
  • Monitor case court dockets
  • Triage attorney emails
  • Meet with new clients; Provide new clients with information regarding case process, client documents needed
  • Monitor, prioritize, organize and facilitate daily workflow for attorney(s), self, Legal/Administrative Assistants
  • Manage calendars; Schedule appointments, hearings; Track deadlines and time-sensitive tasks
  • Schedule and prepare for mediations, coordinating with mediator, opposing counsel, client
  • Schedule and prepare conference calls, client meetings, settlement conferences, court hearings
  • Provide marketing support with potential new client intake;
  • Update legal case/client electronic tracking database regarding their assigned cases; Capture client information; Oversee Legal/Administrative Assistants in their maintenance of same
  • 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; Oversee Legal/Administrative Assistants in the setting up and maintenance of same
  • Be accessible to clients as needed throughout their case’s progression
  • Notarize documents as needed

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of basic legal terminology, processes, documents, case flow
  • Shows attention to detail; robust writing, grammar and proofing skills
  • Is highly organized; able to multi-task proficiently
  • Shows 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
  • Must be able to work under the direction of attorneys and management collaboratively, and be willing to contribute by performing any task needed
  • Shows professionalism at all times; positive and friendly attitude
  • Able to exercise high levels of discretion, confidentiality, sensitivity and integrity
  • Able to adhere to firm policies and procedures
  • Has at least 5 years’ experience in a law firm environment required; family law experience strongly preferred
  • Is proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat; must type at least 75 words/minute
  • Able to perform sedentary desk work as well as duties requiring standing/bending/stooping; able to lift 20-25 lbs.
  • Experience with Clio a plus

Compensation
$45,000 - $55,000 yearly
About Hargrave Family Law

Hargrave Family Law is a boutique family law firm specializing in divorce and other family law matters using collaborative and non-adversarial techniques and creative solutions. In addition to traditional and collaborative divorce, we offer additional family law services including pre and post-marital agreements, occasional child support or custody modifications, and occasional mediations. 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.

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