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Location : Virginia - Fairfax
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Paralegal (Family Law and Litigation) The candidate will supports attorneys in their practices by assisting with gathering, analyzing, and organizing information; drafting legal pleadings, discovery summaries and responses, motions, and other documents. The paralegal will primarily support our Family Law practice, but will assist on all firm Litigation work as needed. This is an in-office position in our Fairfax office. Works collaboratively with assigned attorneys and support staff in preparing legal documentation and/or processing transactions. Manages cases and files; organizes and maintains files. Interviews clients; locates and interviews experts and other witnesses. Drafts some legal documents, including but not limited to discovery motions, summary judgment motions, appellate briefs, affidavits, memoranda, and letters. Investigates factual information to respond to litigation discovery requests or other information inquiries. Performs legal research and analysis, both manually and on computers; compiles, analyzes, and summarizes discovery received and other data. Performs factual and technical investigation and analysis of case issues. Assists in all phases of case preparation including discovery and trial. Prepares for and attends trials. Prepares trial binders; coordinates trial exhibits. Provides general logistical help and supports the maintenance of legal files. Assists in development and implementation of office systems and procedures as needed. Assists with special projects as assigned. Demonstrates a high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. Two to three years related experience or equivalent. Certification from an ABA-approved paralegal training program or equivalent preferred; Bachelors degree (B.A.) in related field or equivalent preferred. Strong research skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent grammatical and spelling skills. Proficient on Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel), VADER, PDF editing software. PC proficient. Commitment to excellence and high standards. Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams. Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm. Acute attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects.
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