If you are a vastly experienced family law senior paralegal who enjoys working with like-minded individuals in a harmonious atmosphere and who would like to gain control of your work/life balance, The Murphy Law Firm may be the right fit for you.
The Murphy Law Firm, a law firm practicing in Maryland and the District of Columbia, is growing quickly and needs to add a remote, contract, certified Family Law Senior Paralegal to its team. This paralegal will perform routine legal document preparation but will also be the go-to paralegal for high-level non-routine drafting assignments. This position will require that the paralegal be able to draft non-routine documents such as modifications and contempt exceptions from scratch. This paralegal will prepare trial binders and will perform substantive billable legal work under the direction of our founding and managing attorney. A Paralegal’s goal is to relieve the attorney he or she works with of a portion of the tasks involved in the practice of law.
IF YOU HAVE NEVER WORKED AS A PARALEGAL AND/OR DO NOT HAVE THE REQUISITE EXPERIENCE REQUESTED IN THIS JOB POST, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.
(THE TERM "PARALEGAL" IS NOT THE SAME AS NOR DOES IT INCLUDE WHAT IS TYPICALLY KNOWN AS A LEGAL ASSISTANT, LEGAL SECRETARY, OR RECEPTIONIST/INTAKE.)
ALSO, THIS POSITION IS VERY DRAFTING INTENSIVE SO YOU NEED TO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN DRAFTING LEGAL DOCUMENTS FROM BEGINNING TO END, SOMETIMES WITHOUT A TEMPLATE.
We are looking for someone with the experience necessary to hit the ground running. Our caseload is primarily family law, and we will need someone with vast experience in this practice area. We also practice personal injury and criminal law and some experience in these practice areas is highly desirable.
In addition, the Paralegal will -
We are a fun team that respects each other but who also want to do something meaningful and important. We are professional and serious when the situation warrants it.
We are a small but fully staffed law firm with one attorney (We are currently looking for a second attorney to join us.), a case manager, two paralegals (You would be the third one.), one intake/legal assistant, one intake specialist, and a billing specialist. As a paralegal, you are here to work on legal cases and help our attorneys prepare for trials and whatever else that may come up related to our cases.
This is a contractor position, and the contractor will be responsible for all of his or her taxes and other expenses and determining the weekly schedule.
The Murphy Law Firm takes on primarily family, criminal, and personal injury law matters, which include matters involving drug possession, DUI/DWI, traffic citations, handgun charges, divorce, child visitation, child support, alimony, domestic violence, custody, and car accidents.
Angel Murphy, Esq. is the Founding and Managing Attorney of The Murphy Law Firm, LLC. As a licensed Maryland and District of Columbia attorney and passionate advocate, Angel takes a personal approach to lawyering by devising a creative legal strategy for each client and for each case. Angel enjoys helping her clients face and overcome their legal challenges. She identifies with her clients and will work tirelessly to ensure that they are treated fairly in the courtroom and that their case gets the best possible outcome.