Raleigh Divorce Law Firm is a fast-growing Family Law Firm in the North Raleigh area seeking a full-time paralegal. You will be joining a highly respected, full-service law firm to support our lawyers and clients in family law matters. You will interact regularly with clients as well as lawyers and team members throughout the firm. You will need to work hard to serve our clients and provide the best quality client experience. We prefer a candidate with family law experience that has a strong ability to grasp and handle complex matters with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You need to have excellent oral and written communication skills. We prefer that you are an experienced family law paralegal that is organized, professional, responsible, and committed to helping us meet all of our clients’ needs.
Compensation --- competitive salary and benefits, including: health insurance group plan coverage, retirement plan with employer contribution eligibility, holidays, and paid-days-off.
Qualified Candidates Only --- submit your résumé and cover letter, including salary expectations
- Maintain a professional appearance and positive attitude;
- Calendar and consistently track hearing dates and case deadlines through TimeMatters case management software;
- Coordinate and schedule client meetings and attorney telephone conferences;
- Review and prepare financial disclosure documents;
- Gather, organize, and serve discovery;
- Draft, proofread, edit and revise for the responsible attorney: premarital agreements, separation agreements, Family Court orders, pleadings, motions, cover sheets, e-mail and letter correspondence;
- Communicate as needed with clients, opposing counsels’ offices, and Wake County Family Court representatives by e-mail and telephone;
- Help prepare clients and clients’ files for mediations, depositions, and court hearings;
- Prepare trial exhibit notebooks and pleadings index binders;
- Accurately track and enter billable time;
- Share in answering incoming telephone calls from current clients;
- Accept and apply client payments; and
- Various other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree;
- Certificate from an ABA-certified paralegal program preferred;
- Minimum three (3) years’ experience working in a professional office environment (paralegal experience strongly preferred; family law paralegal experience strongly preferred);
- Excellent writing and communication skills;
- Must be detail-oriented;
- Proficiency with (or ability to quickly learn) the Tenth Judicial District Family Court Rules, as they pertain to calendaring hearings, financial disclosures, and deadlines for disclosures;
- Ability to multitask with strong organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to manage and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines;
- Positive perspective and good sense of humor;
- Ability to take constructive criticism and learn from mistakes;
- Must be a team player;
- Ability to work effectively during periods of stress; and
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat (experience with timekeeping and case management software preferred).