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​Wanted: Rock Star Legal Assistant/Paralegal - Durham, NC

Pierce Law Group Durham ,NC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Wanted: Rock Star Team Member

We could have run a boring old "Office Admin" type of ad, but we're not looking for just an "Office Admin." That's not how we do things here.

We're looking for our next "Rock-Star Team Member" - someone who has a service-oriented frame of mind even before they've had their
coffee; someone who enjoys learning something new every day, but also can manage the routine work that must be done to keep our cases
moving forward; and someone who is motivated by their desire do the highest quality work in order to serve our clients.

Who should apply for this job?

The person we hire will have great time-management and task management skills. This job will require excellence in the following sorts of work:

  • Organizing information received through email, loading that information onto our systems quickly and accurately;
  • Preparing letters to other lawyers documenting modifications to agreements reached between the buyers and sellers of homes in accordance with deadlines;
  • Working with people who are nervous about speaking with lawyers and helping them to see reason and remain calm;
  • Placing out-bound phone calls to our appointments for the next day, and confirming their attendance, sometimes reminding them about any missing documents or information that they'll need to bring;
  • Preparing and review pleadings and discovery;
  • Communicating politely, respectfully, and professionally, in a clear and concise manner, with our team members, our clients, and other professionals;
  • Assembling documents and information in ways that make it useful to others.
  • Performing other administrative duties, such as filing, photocopying, taking client payments, etc. (as needed) in an efficient and timely manner; and
  • Completing other projects, as requested.

Some of these tasks will need to be completed simultaneously and precisely. Therefore, the person we hire must have impeccable attention to detail.

The person we hire will be self-reliant. This person will ask questions but will never make excuses.

The person we hire will be very comfortable working on a computer, using the Internet, and generally can find a way to get something done. A college degree is preferred, as is prior experience in a law firm. The ideal person will probably have a paralegal certificate, but this is not required.

Most importantly, the person we hire will approach every part of this job with an open mind and have a willingness to learn "our way" of doing things.

Who should NOT apply for this job?

  • If you were the student who needed mom and dad to remind you about your homework and your projects, this isn't the job for you.
  • If you need lots of direction, this isn't the job for you.
  • If you are already set in your ways and you aren't willing to learn "our way", this isn't the job for you.
  • If you are a "whiner" or a "complainer" or a "know-it-all", this isn't this job for you.
  • If you’re a problem adopter, and not a problem solver, or you’re more interested in fixing blame than in fixing problems, this isn’t the job for you.
  • If you graduated high school or college and still don't know the difference between "there", "their", and "they're" or you use possessive pronouns instead of plurals, this isn't the job for you.

Who are we?

We are a small law firm passionate about helping people. We are based in Raleigh and Durham and our office is located very near I-40. We have fun helping people.

We have a fast-paced practice and we rarely have "slow days." Our firm is well-established and growing. We attribute our excellent reputation and our growth to over years of great client service and dedicated, loyal teamwork. We put a great deal of emphasis on both of those principles within our office in order to offer an open and positive work environment. We want our team members to reach their own goals and dreams.

How much will money will this person make?

The starting salary for this kind of position in most law firms of our size is $30,000 to $37,500 per year. We plan to pay at least that, but we know that more experience may be more expensive. The person we hire will be able to earn a bonus awarded to the team as part of reaching certain firm goals. We offer a health insurance stipend that will be made available when you become eligible.

How to Apply

We will be checking you out when we get your resume, so it's probably a good idea to go check us out before you apply. Here are all the details you should need to do that:

Pierce Law Group
Managing Attorney, Jared W. Pierce

To be considered for this position, you must follow the directions below. Automatically generated inquiries or responses that show us that you cannot follow directions will be disregarded.

If you wish to apply, send an email to with the Subject Line: "I'd love to be your next rock-star team member." The body of the email (and any attachments you choose to send) should explain your interest in our firm, any experience you have with estate planning and business litigation, your understanding of the requirements for this job, and your resume.

Of course, all resumes will be received in the strictest of confidence, because we know that rock stars might currently be on tour with others while looking for a better gig.

Pierce Law Group

Why Work Here?

We are proud to be a passionate team legal professionals that understand the value working together


Durham, NC