Paralegal-Legal Assistant
Z Family Law
Rockville, Maryland US
Posted ago
Z Family Law

The most important qualifications are that you: (1) understand the importance of delivering an incredible client experience, (2) have an excellent skill set for compiling and organizing information, (3) have a true passion for helping others through a difficult time in their lives; and (4) profess a proficiency for problem-solving, (5) work best in a team environment.

You are happy in fast-paced work environments, enjoy working in a team, and have an empathetic approach with clients.

If you see family law as an opportunity to help reimagine their new life, you will like the way we think.

You appreciate the value of streamlined policies and procedures to ensure that each client receives excellent representation and you are comfortable adapting your personal style to incorporate our high standards of care.

Skills and experience are important and valued, but your personality, character, intelligence, and integrity are extremely important considerations.

We are growing, and you will be called upon to wear many hats. You are someone who is not afraid to pitch in and help where the team needs it.

You love spending time with a good spreadsheet and are comfortable with technology.

Responsibilities

  • Catalog and organize information for cases including assisting with managing metadata.
  • Draft correspondence to clients as needed.
  • Organize client meetings, mediations, and phone appointments for attorneys.
  • Assist with managing attorney calendars.
  • Filing pleadings and other Court documents in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
  • Collaborate with attorneys to serve our clients whether this is preparing for mediation or preparing for trial.
  • Work together with other lawyers and legal assistants in the firm to meet clients’ more complex needs.
  • Work on cases within a team environment where collaborating with colleagues is the expectation, not the exception.

Qualifications

A Legal Assistant must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from any accredited college or university. A Legal Assistant must be friendly, empathetic, and organized. A Legal Assistant must be proficient with Microsoft Office 360 and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Additionally, you must possess the following skills:

1.   Ability to multitask
2.   Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
3.   People Skills/Customer Service—A Legal Assistant should have excellent people skills with the confidence to address initial client complaints and soothe angry clients
4.   Excellent Organizational Skills
5.   Time Management
6.   Ability to work in a team with other Legal Assistants and Attorneys

If you are interested in joining our team, we look forward to reviewing your application. Your application should include the following:

(1) A cover letter that explains what you believe are the three most important qualities or values for a legal assistant working with people going through a divorce or custody matter. 
(2) Your resume.
(3) A recent writing sample or spreadsheet sample.

Compensation
$40,000-$65,000
About Z Family Law

Z Family Law, LLC, is a boutique family law firm in Rockville, Maryland that exists to empower and assist our clients to achieve the best possible version of their next chapter, whether this is through obtaining a divorce, modifying a child custody agreement, drafting a prenuptial agreement, assisting with adoption, or modifying child support. It is the Firm’s stance that a divorce or family law matter is not the end of who you are but an opportunity to reinvent yourself and to dream a new dream. This makes us more than just a divorce attorneys. Divorce and family law matters are not the ends of our client's stories, but merely the close of a chapter in their lives and the start of their new journey.

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