Paralegal-Family Law
The Maine Divorce Group
Biddeford, ME US
Posted ago
The Maine Divorce Group
We're looking for an organized, detail-oriented, and experienced paralegal to play an important role on our legal team. You'll draft legal documents such as affidavits, prepare briefs, conduct legal research for trial preparation, and keep case files and other important information neatly organized and easily accessible. If you're interested in advancing your paralegal career with opportunities for growth, we want to hear from you.
Responsibilities
  • Arrange law office activity such as drafting subpoenas and coordinating with process servers
  • Prepare legal documents, correspondence, and pleadings such as complaints, interrogatories, subpoenas, deposition notices, pretrial orders, legal briefs, and affidavits, under the supervision of a lawyer
  • Hold client interviews to gather information about their legal problems
  • Perform administrative duties such as answering phone calls and keeping our case filing system organized so all documents are readily accessible
  • Aid lawyers in trial preparation by preparing and organizing exhibits, organizing and coordinating witnesses, conducting research on legal articles, and assisting with client meetings and filing motions
Qualifications
  • Candidates should possess high-level organizational skills, and time-management skills
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and talent for writing and grammar
  • Candidates who have completed a paralegal professional certification or have advanced paralegal education will receive preference
  • 3+ years of legal service experience under an attorney or lawyer in a law firm setting
  • ABA-approved paralegal certificate program such as an Associate’s degree or proprietary school program in paralegal studies, Bachelor’s degree desired

  • Minimum experience of 7+ years as a paralegal in a family law firm or practice, working under experienced family law practitioners
  • Thorough understanding of the Cumberland County and York County family law court systems, including individual judges' and magistrates' preferences and proclivities
  • Strong research skills
  • Proficient with Mac Operating Systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Extensive experience building systems, policies, and procedures

Compensation
$52,000 - $65,000 yearly
About The Maine Divorce Group

We are a small boutique law firm that has been in business since 2010, providing high level criminal defense services, with a sterling reputation for excellence in the legal community. We are branching out into Divorce and Family Law.

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