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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Years of Experience
Paralegal/Legal Assistant The candidate will provide case-management services for the many pending family law and general litigation matters the firm is handling. Will include (among others): (1) tracking and updating internal case dockets and calendars; (2) drafting correspondence, routine discovery requests and responses, and non-substantive pleadings; (3) coordinating the use of technology platforms to make the practice more efficient; and (4) preparing for and participating in regular practice-level and case-specific strategy sessions. A qualified candidate will also have the ability to professionally and promptly interact with clients and other firm personnel, and safeguard the confidentiality of client information. Strong organizational skills are a must. Finally, qualified candidates must be motivated and accountable, with excellent communication skills, and ability to multi-task and remain calm under pressure. Communicate with lawyers in divorce and litigation practice to facilitate completion of objectives and in conveying information to clients; Coordinate with clients to obtain discovery documents into the firmâ€™s litigation technology applications; Assist with drafting of correspondence, routine discovery requests and responses, litigation hold documents, case intake forms, and non-substantive pleadings; Provide assistance to other firm employees as needed to maximize use of firmâ€™s document management system, document review software, and legal docketing/calendaring software in the class action practice group; Preparation of correspondence, legal documents and routine pleadings; Complete daily billing time records in an accurate and timely manner; Adhere to strict confidentiality standards (keeps confidential all information concerning firm matters and clients); Perform other duties, responsibilities and special projects as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Formal legal training resulting, at a minimum, in a Certificate of Completion of Paralegal Course of Study from an accredited college or university, or Associate or Bachelorâ€™s degree from an accredited college or university; 5+ yearsâ€™ experience in a law firm (or comparable experience) performing paralegal and/or legal assistant duties. Familiarity with divorce proceedings as well as State/Federal e-filing systems.
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