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Paralegal (Part-time)

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Location
Potomac Falls, VA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
May 15, 2017
Job ID
2482734
Small law firm in Potomac Falls, VA seeks part-time paralegal to assist attorneys with wills, trusts, bankruptcy, and collections cases.

Company: Small law firm focused on Family Law

Location: Potomac Falls, VA

Job type: Direct Hire

Hours: 20 hrs/week

Rate: TBD 

Job Description: Assist one or more attorneys, focusing in the areas of family law, real estate, bankruptcy, estate planning, and small business formation.

Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare and edit routine correspondence, pleadings, discovery documents, reports, and other documents
  • Review and catalog discovery
  • Regular interaction with clients and court personnel in person, via telephone, and email
  • Arrange and schedule appointments, court appearances, depositions, meetings, and conference calls
  • Maintain attorney calendars and deadlines
  • Field attorney phone calls
  • Create and maintain files to organize and index all pleadings and other documents for cases
  • Assist with legal research and trial preparation
  • Collaborate with attorney on a daily basis
Qualifications:
  • Three+ years experience working as a legal assistant or paralegal
  • Professional demeanor and appearance
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and ability to learn interoffice computer system
  • Demonstrated ability to understand legal terminology
  • Good organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion and demonstrate the highest level of client service
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, attorneys, co-workers, and other outside professionals
  • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Experience operating Lexis Nexis and experience with family law a plus
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish a plus