Paralegal - Family Law
Attorney Sharon Jackson, LLC
Lawrenceville, GA US
Posted ago
Attorney Sharon Jackson, LLC

We are seeking paralegals that are skilled in family law in the following areas:

(1) Discovery
(2) Case Management
(3) Litigation

Please read the entire ad and complete any requested assessments to be considered.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare for hearings and trials by creating trial binders, conducting legal research, and organizing discovery
  • Write and draft motions
  • Draft orders after hearings
  • Calendar due dates, deadlines, and deliverables to/from the client, the court, opposing party, third parties
  • Compose, draft and send emails to clients, courts, attorneys, and third parties
  • Schedule and prepare for mediation
  • Save documents and files using the correct format for the firm so that documents can be easily located later
  • Manage discovery- Identify what is missing from us and the other party and what is needed based on the issues in the case from us and the other party
  • Draft subpoenas
  • Analyze discovery including bank statements and information for data relevant to the case
  • Ability to work both in-office and remotely- both are required
  • Understands billable hour and able to meet minimum standard with ease
  • Communicate with clients, the court, and other attorney offices
  • Able to think and work independently without solely relying on templates
  • Professionally handle client calls by updating them on the status of their cases and informing the attorney of any client calls, text, emails, and concerns
  • Review work performed by legal assistants

Qualifications

  • Organized, organized, and more organized
  • Superior and proactive management of deadlines, due dates, and time frames
  • Experience with Georgia Child support worksheets, E-filing in Georgia, and GA laws regarding divorce, custody, alimony, and child support
  • Superior communication and ability to maintain a pulse on multiple cases, ensure that attorney is always aware of any client calls, text, emails, and requests (Good memory and note-taking to ensure messages are promptly delivered and resolutions are discussed and communicated back to the client)
  • Excellent attendance and work ethics required
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Professional and skilled at handling sensitive family law case information
  • Candidates should possess high-level organizational skills and time-management skills
  • At least 3 years of experience in legal services under an attorney or lawyer in a law firm setting
  • Excellent memory required, quick recall of people, facts, and cases
  • Computer and Tech Savvy: Comfortable with learning new technology and software
  • Trainable- not stuck in old ways of doing things and how the last firm did things but able to learn how our firm does them, ability to learn and follow attorney and firm preferences
  • Strong execution and follow-up
  • Calendaring skills to ensure that all tasks are completed. (Follow-up calendared when information is needed to or from us for court dates, discovery, document review, document submission, etc.)
  • Gather information about legal issues from the client in interviews
  • 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
  • Organize our case filing systems to ensure all documents are properly sorted and easy to locate, and other administrative duties as needed
  • Manage discovery and information gathering process needed for litigation including drafting discovery requests and responses, subpoenas, coordinate with process servers, track and draft correspondence regarding responses received from our discovery requests (interrogatories, notice to produce, deposition)
  • Manage cases- Keep clients informed, track case status, keep cases moving, manage a case from start to close
  • Strong attention to detail and strong proofreading and visual skills
  • Typing at least 50 WPM
  • Reliable transportation and stable personal life that does not interfere with the job
  • Strong follow-up and follow-through
  • Excellent with writing down notes on how to perform tasks and what tasks to perform

Compensation
$45,000 - $60,000 yearly
About Attorney Sharon Jackson, LLC

Small family law firm. Strong Covid-19 safety policies. Onsite and remote work required. High-Speed internet connection at home and secure, private work area at home. Excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO) and opportunity for growth. This is a fast-moving work environment that requires the ability to think and move quickly and to multitask. We have old school, old-fashion work values, a non-office politics team, and high-tech tools and equipment. You are seeking high confidence without big egos.

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