As a paralegal, his/her job is to work with clients and attorneys on preparing court documents, discovery, research, and court preparation. The paralegal is the main point of contact for clients and one of their primary responsibilities is to keep every client regularly informed about the status of their case, answer client questions, and facilitate communication between the attorney and client when needed. The paralegal must be hard working and excel at working directly with clients. Specifically, the paralegal is responsible for the following items.
Work with attorneys on family law court documents, discovery, and researchMain point of contact with clientsPrepare and draft legal divorce documents on behalf of clientsFamily law litigation trial preparationMediation preparationPerform administrative functions related to paralegal dutiesMaintain client filesDraft correspondenceE-Filing and in person filingEnsures all deadlines are met for client cases and holds the attorney accountable to internal deadlines set for completed documents by assisting in drafting and such.Understands workflows and task processes and properly implements them.Minimum yearly billable requirement of 1140 hours
- High School Diploma
- 6+ years’ experience in family law
- Strong written and oral communication
- Experience with Odyssey and Peachcourt e-filing
- Experience drafting pleadings
- Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate
- Experience with practice management software such as Clio or Action Step
- Experience with ShareFile, Sharepoint, Dropbox
- Familiar with local courts in Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, Fulton, and Gwinnett.