Job Details

Family Law Paralegal

Company name

Jackson Law Firm

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Nov 06,2019

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Lawrenceville, GA, United States

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
Litigation >> Litigation
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JOB SUMMARY:

*If you are not willing to read this entire posting, you are not a good fit for this position.

  • This full-time position works Monday-Friday.  The professional in this role will prepare and file pleadings, motions, discovery, child support worksheets, DRFAs, parenting plans, settlement agreements and other legal document.  You must have the writing ability and critical thinking skills to draft with or without a template.
  • You will attend court with the attorney as needed and prepare drafts of court orders based on the instructions from the judge and the attorney.
  • This person will meet with clients on a regular basis. You must be able to manage caseload with excellence.  
  • You will also have other responsibilities such as managing the trial preparation process by organizing legal research, litigation binders, and exhibits and other duties as needed

 

ORGANIZATIONAL FIT

  • All of jobs require a great amount of reading.  We have procedures for most tasks, and you will be required to read and study them as a part of your training on how we do things.  You will also be required to watch a number of training videos and participate in some off-site training
  • Our ideal candidate has prior experience working in a small law firm environment or can adapt from a mid-size firm. This means that you are not tied to titles, job descriptions or hierarchies.
  • We are seeking an individual who is extremely confident and capable but who also works well with co-workers and helps them to grow.
  • Successful employees on our team are willing to do any job necessary for the benefit of the firm.  They are able to multitask, and change directions quickly based on the needs of the clients and of the firm.   
  • Our team moves fast, works fast and thinks quickly but we do it with quality.  There is no time for re-work so we focus on getting the work done right the first time. 
  • Additionally, we don't do politics, we get to the point.  You must be able to accept good feedback as well as coaching on where improvements are needed and continue to move forward. Oversensitive people are not a good fit for our team. 
  • Because we are committed to constant improvement, our ideal candidate is also good with change management.
  • Our successful employees are also reliable, loyal, trustworthy, honest and self-driven/self-motivated.
  • You will be required to complete a comprehensive background and submit previous work references. A good driving record and no criminal record in any year or any state is required. We have 100% non-smoking work environment.  

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • This person MUST have a minimum of 2 years family law experience or civil litigation including strong discovery experience.  Please do NOT apply if you do meet this requirement.  We will not consider candidates without it.
  • Strong drafting, knowledge of rules of English grammar and writing, and proofreading skills
  • Able to pass a detailed test that demonstrates your ability to understand the civil discovery process
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Superior follow-up and follow-through (experience calendaring and managing deadlines and due dates)
  • Typing at least 50 words per minute
  • Pleasant and easy to work with -professional and respectful
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently
  • Critical thinking and strong problem solving
  • Proofread documents for other team members

PAY AND BENEFITS

  • Salary is $35,000-$55,000 a year based on skills, experience and work/pay history
  • Paid major holidays after 6 months
  • Paid time off after 12 months
  • Other benefits available

Company info

Jackson Law Firm

Company Profile

Experienced family law firm specializing in divorce and custody cases. We value skills, knowledge, and loyalty. If you deliver for us, we will deliver for you. Pay for performance.

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