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Senior Family Law Paralegal

Company: Hargrave Family Law
Location: Dallas
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Do you look forward to going to work each day? Life is too short to start your day with dread. We want to come to work each day. We also work differently. At our firm, you will be able to be a part of a team where firm culture is a top priority. We invest in each team member as well as in our firm as a whole. You will work with a team who works collaboratively and creatively, supporting each other's professional and personal growth as we collectively support our clients.

We help good people end broken marriages by practicing family law differently. Our clients are supported in their desire to end marriages in a manner consistent with their values. Clients deserve better than a process that ends in warfare. Divorce can become a period of remarkable growth and transformation when you focus on the future that you want to create rather than the past. People need to know that they have options when facing a divorce. We help them find a better way.

If youre a collaborator at heart, let us hear from you!The ideal candidate for this position will use their Texas work experience and superb organizational skills to compassionately support clients during their family law journey. This position is crucial to allow us to support our clients with superior service, and our team is dedicated to being a supportive resource for our clients.

Please read this posting and subsequent emails carefully; we will automatically screen out and reject any candidate who does not follow all instructions during the application process.

Responsibilities:
This role in our firm is crucial to efficiently and proficiently care for clients in both a compassionate and efficient manner. The perfect applicant will have the responsibility to:
Prepare a wide range of legal documents including pleadings, reports, correspondence, and forms in both draft and final form, relating to family law; e-file the same
Draft discovery pleadings, including Inventories and Appraisements; collect and prepare documents for production; review documents produced; prepare and maintain discovery inventories
Prepare attorneys for hearings, trials, conferences, and mediations; attend same when required
Monitor case court dockets, internal client dockets, and case filings; update legal case/client electronic tracking database (Clio) regarding their assigned cases; capture client information; update client files
Communicate compassionately and effectively with clients; aid in the collection of client information and documents
Monitor, prioritize, organize and facilitate daily workflow for an attorney(s), self, Legal/Administrative Assistants
Manage calendars; schedule appointments, hearings, and mediations; track deadlines and time-sensitive tasks
Maintain the integrity of a cases file management systems regarding their assigned cases, including classifying, arranging, retrieving, and storing information in both electronic and hard copy formats
Notarize documents as needed
Contribute to the refinement of workflows to enhance our ability to serve our clients efficiently
Meet internal billing minimum requirements (1650/year)

Qualifications:
Extensive knowledge of the Texas Family Code and legal terminology, processes, and documents as they pertain to family law in Texas; our new paralegal must have worked in family law in Texas for at least the last 2 years
Is highly organized; able to multi-task proficiently and efficiently
Strong interpersonal skills in working with clients, attorneys, court personnel, vendors, etc.; able to communicate effectively and professionally with clients, vendors, attorneys, paralegals, court personnel
Highly collaborative in nature
Able to exercise high levels of discretion, confidentiality, sensitivity, and integrity
Has a sense of humor to fit in with our highly spirited team
Effective in communicating a compassionate approach to their case management and communications with clients

About Company:
Hargrave Family Law is a boutique family law firm specializing in divorce using collaborative, non-adversarial techniques and creative solutions. We are committed to finding the right solution for each of our unique clients, advocating for them to protect what matters most while never losing sight of their core values.

The particulars on benefits for all full-time positions:

Paid Holidays (immediate)PTO (eligible at 90 days)Health Insurance Benefits (eligible at 60 days, partially subsidized)Long Term Disability Insurance benefits (eligible at 80 days, subsidized)401(k) benefits (eligible at 1 year with employer contributions)Cell phone reimbursement up to $70/monthRemote/Hybrid work locations available for most positions

Keywords: Hargrave Family Law, Dallas , Senior Family Law Paralegal, Legal , Dallas, Texas

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