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Family Law Paralegal (Experienced)

Company: Forbes Consult
Location: Rockville
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Family Law Paralegal to manage the case load of our Managing Partner and provide paralegal support for our Senior Associate and other Associates of the firm, as needed. Role of the Position The Paralegal is a senior staff position that regularly uses discretion and independent judgment in matters of consequence to the entire firm. The right person for this position will possess exemplary organization and time management skills, capacity for creative out of box thinking, knowledge of family law procedures, and familiarity with the Maryland family court system. The job will include calendaring, drafting, and filing in cases from beginning to end, working directly with clients to assure they are ahead of schedule in document preparation, and necessitates an ability to balance workloads across multiple attorneys with an acute attention to detail and deadlines.RequirementsParalegal Duties

  • Support attorneys in Case Management, docket management, trial preparation, and legal drafting
  • Draft, prepare, review, and track discovery documents, Answers, and deadlines
  • Draft and edit case correspondence, pleadings, motions, and other legal documents for attorney review and filing with the Court
  • Prepare filings for D.C. and Maryland Courts, including e-filing via MDEC
  • Preparing and mailing attorney correspondence
  • Maintain electronic and physical case files
  • Prepare cases and documents for trial, including witnesses, Affidavits, exhibits, and trial binders
  • Communicate with clients regarding supporting documents, upcoming Court dates, and testimony preparation
  • Monitor case deadlines and set ticklers
  • Maintain timely communications with clients, employees, managers, the Courts, and opposing counsels via email, phone, and video calls as necessary
    • Conduct legal research for drafting, appellate prep, and case research
    • Excellent written and oral communications, strong attention to detail, and the ability to exercise discretion are necessary
    • Meet and exceed billable minimum requirements Skills
      • Good customer service skills, professionalism, and empathy
      • Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures and contribute to the processes and improvement of the SOPs.
      • Proficient in office software and technology including but not limited to Microsoft Exchange, Word, Excel, Teams, Adobe, Clio, Lawmatics, Case Management Software, and CRM software
      • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment
      • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Administrative Duties
        • Perform administrative duties such as answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, calendar management
        • Copying and scanning documents
        • Providing back up to other support staff for general office administration duties Benefits
          • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
          • Training & Development
          • Wellness Resources
          • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)

Keywords: Forbes Consult, Rockville , Family Law Paralegal (Experienced), Legal , Rockville, Maryland

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