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Legal Staff Paralegal in Fairfax, VA

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Company name

McCandlish Lillard

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Family Law
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

2-3 yrs required


USA Fairfax, VA

Date Last Verified

May 11,2018

Posted on

Mar 22,2018

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Paralegal - Family Law and Litigation The candidate works collaboratively with assigned attorneys and support staff in preparing legal documentation and/or processing transactions. Manages cases and files; organizes and maintains files. Interviews clients; locates and interviews experts and other witnesses. Drafts some legal documents, including but not limited to discovery motions, summary judgment motions, appellate briefs, affidavits, memoranda, and letters. Investigates factual information to respond to litigation discovery requests or other information inquiries. Performs legal research and analysis, both manually and on computers; compiles, analyzes, and summarizes discovery received and other data. Performs factual and technical investigation and analysis of case issues. Assists in all phases of case preparation including discovery and trial. Prepares for and attends trials. Prepares trial binders; coordinates trial exhibits. Provides general logistical help and supports the maintenance of legal files. Assists in development and implementation of office systems and procedures as needed. Assists with special projects as assigned. Demonstrates a high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. Should have 2-3 years of related experience or equivalent. Certification from an ABA-approved paralegal training program or equivalent required; Bachelors’ degree (B.A.) in related field or equivalent preferred. Strong research skills is needed. Excellent verbal and written communication skills is needed. Excellent grammatical and spelling skills are needed. Proficient on Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel), VADER is needed. Mac/PC proficient is needed. Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow is needed.

Company info

Peter A. Arntson
McCandlish Lillard
11350 Random Hills Road
Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22030