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Years of Experience
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Family Law Paralegal Responsibilities: Assist with the drafting and reviewing of legal documents. Investigate facts to help in the negotiation of legal disputes. Monitor and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Record and store client information. Prepare legal documents such as petitions, briefs, pleadings, completing and compiling financial disclosures, etc. for review and approval by the attorney working the case. Research and analyze law sources such as statues, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, constitutions, and legal codes. Docket and monitor deadlines and reminders for case progression. Organize and maintain documents in an electronic filing system. Gather and arrange legal documents for attorney review and case preparation. Help lawyers during trials by handling exhibits, taking notes, or reviewing trial transcripts. Filing documents with the court. Call clients, witnesses, lawyers, and outside vendors to schedule hearings, meetings, and mediations. Perform other clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, providing information to callers, composing and typing routine correspondence. Support implementation and maintenance of new and existing processes. Assist with various firm projects as needed.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: 2+ years’ experience as a family law paralegal in California. Experience filing documents with the court. Ability to prioritize and multitask. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Deadline and detail-oriented. Experience drafting family law pleadings from the beginning of a case to the end. Thorough knowledge of the California Rules of Civil Procedure. Must have a high standard of ethics with the ability to maintain confidential information. Must be well-organized, reliable, and highly motivated. Must have a great attitude and ability to work as a team as well as independently. Superior knowledge of MS office suite, MS online services, Adobe, Macintosh and Windows platforms; ProLaw experience is ideal. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Professional, ambitious, and service-oriented personality.
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