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Title : Family Law and Probate Paralegal

Location : California - Calabasas
Refer to Job # JNCJ854293


Family Law and Probate Paralegal Duties: Clear and frequent communication with clients by telephone, text messages and or emails in both English and Spanish languages, in a manner that is compassionate and understanding of their unique legal situations. Ensure that client intake and supporting information is timely received. Work directly with the managing attorney to develop case strategy and implementation, including drafting forms, pleadings, motions, and discovery. Create case workflows to ensure the managing attorney is aware of upcoming deadlines and is up-to-date on case development. Communicate with 3rd parties such as opposing parties, opposing counsels, beneficiaries, and court clerks, or judicial officers; Provider discuss case-related information without violating the attorney-client confidentiality. Draft legal forms, pleadings and or correspondence for managing attorney. Draft notices and correspondence at the managing attorney's direction to clients, opposing counsels, other attorneys, and other case-related 3rd parties. Use LawYaw cloud-based software to draft legal forms. Draft case management documents for court, including trial briefs, mediation briefs, witness lists, and exhibit lists. Draft sample Memorandum of Points and Authorities for the managing attorney based on case-related issues. Conduct legal research via practice guides, manuals, and other resources. Prepare proposed judgments, judgments, Findings, and Orders After Hearing, Notices of Ruling, Notice of Continuance, and other related pleadings. Strategize with Attorney. Weekly meetings with the managing attorney to discuss case strategies, and plan for upcoming deadlines and court hearings. Meet with the managing attorney immediately after court hearings to complete follow-up case tasks. Calendar major deadlines e.g. court hearings, submission of supplement to probate notes, motion response and reply, deadlines. Completion of tasks by the deadline assigned by the managing attorney. Use LA CourtConnect and other Court portals to schedule remote appearances, reserve motion dates, obtain case-related conformed documents, and confirm court hearing dates.Monitor probate case portals regularly to check probate notes. Use of electronic filing 3rd party vendors for electronic filing of forms, pleadings and other case-related documents. Neatly organize family-law and probate physical files according to tabbed sections. Ensure that attorney is provided case documentation before client appointments, and for drafting of case-related documents; Assemble the file in chronological order and prepare the attorney for the hearings and place the file and pleadings in order. Prepare notices and citations required in probate proceedings, coordinate service of process, calendar deadlines for responses and defaults all while adhering to due process requirements. Provide notice of ex parte hearings, prepare ex parte documents and filings adhering to state and local procedures. Use knowledge of default procedures, preparation of default documents and prove-up documents. Adhere to state and local probate procedures for various Petitions including, removal of trustee, heggstad petitions, and declaratory relief. Calendar motion opposition and reply deadlines. Draft supplements to clear probate notes for attorney to prepare. Discovery management. Receive, process, and calendar deadlines for discovery. Coordinate with clients to obtain information for responses to requested discovery, and execute verifications with them. Establish a working draft of responses for attorney's review, including analysis of evidence and related documents. Prepare Drafts of Income and Expense Declaration using client intake and paystubs or financial statements. Prepare and review Inventories and Appraisals, and accountings. Qualifications: Must be a Certified Paralegal or have 5-10 years of paralegal experience, specifically in family law and probate required. Licensed Notary Public is preferred. Experience using judicial council forms using LawYaw document draft software. Knowledge and practical experience with the California Code of Civil Procedure, California Rules of the Court, Los Angeles Rules of the Court, San Bernardino Rules of the Court. Strong command of verbal, telephonic, and email communication in both English and Spanish. Strong command of written English language, proficient with proper grammar and without spelling errors for emails, letters and case-related notes and messages. Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat Pro software. Spanish proficiency, including written for document translation. Computer competency and knowledge of Word and Excel. Familiarity with online case management systems (e.g., MyCase). Comprehension and ability to follow ex parte procedures; probate procedures; general civil procedures; and follow family law procedures.
 
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