Legal Assistant - Paralegal
Moore Law for Children
Laguna Beach, CA US
Posted ago
Moore Law for Children

We are seeking a legal assistant or paralegal for our growing law firm who can help our attorneys assist our clients and keep the office running smoothly. You will work with the team to prepare a variety of legal documents, and handle office correspondence including answering emails and phone calls, scheduling meetings and travel, and reminding the team of upcoming deadlines. If you are an excellent multitasker who thrives in a fast-paced environment, with excellent attention to detail and organization skills, and you are looking for a dynamic and supportive law firm with interesting and rewarding cases, we want to hear from you.

DIRECTIONS TO APPLY: 

If you cannot follow these basic directions, or if you contact us in a manner that leads us to believe you did not actually read the ad, you will not hear back from us. We expect you to value our time by following directions and paying attention to detail. 

Include a three-paragraph cover letter along with your resume to provide the following information:

  • Paragraph 1: Tell us what excites you the most about this position
  • Paragraph 2: Tell us why you are the person we should hire
  • Paragraph 3: Tell us your pay expectation and when you would be able to start

Responsibilities
  • Handle office correspondence and administrative tasks such as responding to emails and phone calls, communicating with opposing attorney offices, taking dictation, and letting the team know about upcoming deadlines
  • Accept other administrative tasks as needed to assist the team and ensure the firm runs smoothly
  • Conduct legal research, when necessary, with guidance from attorneys and paralegals
  • Work with attorneys and paralegals to create various legal documents, including pleadings, motions, subpoenas, affidavits, contracts, and briefs for case preparation, and proofread documents when requested
  • Process client billing properly using daily time records with help from the accounting department

  • Prepare engagement agreements and review with new clients
  • Open and maintain physical and electronic files for clients
  • Request, organize and save client records
  • Close client files at end of representation
  • Draft basic communications and letters
  • Proofread and file attorney letters and briefs
  • Prepare and file documents with the court
  • Research issues and write legal memos
  • Provide administrative support to our legal team
  • Maintain practice and client confidentiality

Qualifications
  • Experience with legal software, litigation case management, and docketing programs
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with quick turnaround times
  • Candidates should have strong organizational skills and communication skills

  • You have a college degree and/or paralegal certificate
  • You are skilled at legal research and writing
  • You are dental orientated and have excellent organization skills
  • You are comfortable working with Apple products and computer programs
  • You genuinely care about the team and the clients and want to help them find solutions to their problems
  • You are goal-oriented
  • You are dependable and trustworthy
  • You want to deliver excellent work product every time
  • You are reliable, trustworthy, and able to maintain strict confidentiality

Compensation
$22 - $27 an hour based on experience
About Moore Law for Children

We are a small Comprehensive Family Care Law firm that is passionate about helping parents grow their families through adoption and assisted reproduction technology, advocating for children with special needs in school, family law, and estate planning. In 2020, we earned the distinct honor of being named one of the Top 500 Fastest Growing Law Firms in the United States, and we’re proud to say that we did it without sacrificing our high standards for exceptional client care. Our office culture is one of commitment, compassion, and genuine care for our clients, the firm, and each other. 

We have set our sights on being the “go-to firm” for excellent service and legal representation in the Orange County area. While we are focused on growth, we are still small enough to care about every team member and client. We need someone who is interested in being with us as we grow. 

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