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Location : Illinois - Acorn Acres
Refer to Job # FFHC863065
We are looking for ways to make the experience of divorce or other family law matters easier and less expensive. Our team is made up of lawyers, paralegals, and client service professionals who are passionate about making a difference in people's lives. We are looking for the right people to join our top-performing team and make a difference in people's lives. # Law Firm Paralegal Position ## H1: Join the Top-Performing Team at Sterling Lawyers At, we are a rapidly growing law firm that exclusively practices family law with a fixed fee model. We are looking for the right people to join our top-performing team and make a difference in people's lives. We offer a base salary range of $50,000 to $65,000, depending on experience, and a performance-based bonus of up to $1,500 per month. We also provide health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as 401K with matching, paid vacation and holidays, and short and long-term disability. ## H2: Paralegal Roles and Responsibilities We are looking for someone with at least two years of experience working as a Paralegal in Family Law. We will also consider high-performing Paralegals who want to switch to Family Law or top students wanting to start their career after school. The Paralegal position requires the ability to support two Attorneys in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include the following: * File documents initially and in existing e-filed cases, and process payments related to the same * E-file any/all documents for your attorneys, and update attorneys with any/all changes in e-filing requirements * Draft and e-file pleadings including Summons and Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Petition to Establish Parentage, and any other required pleadings in a divorce or parentage proceeding * Prepare and submit prove-up documents in each county * Draft and e-file other documents as requested by attorneys, including but not limited to Appearance forms, Temporary Support Pleadings, Requests for Mediation/Guardian ad Litem, Motions, Rule to Show Cause and Financial Affidavits, etc. * Prepare Interrogatories & Request for Production of Documents * Prepare Answers to Interrogatories & Requests (compile all documentation; scan, categorize, tag, and draft the written responses; prepare copies per attorney instructions) * Prepare Request for Pretrial: draft Pre-Trial Memo's for attorney review; forward Pre-Trial Memos with all exhibits to judge and opposing counsel * Manage attorney calendars including scheduling all hearings, prove ups and continuously reviewing/reconciling electronic dockets in counties * Scheduling Client, opposing party and opposing counsel calls * Process incoming mail: scanning documents into the client file, forwarding mail to client and attorney, and determining/coordinating next steps * Organize and update electronic and/or physical file: Court case, participants, folders, county, judge, opposing counsel, GAL, etc. * Filing of the attorney's in/outbox into physical files * Coordinate and facilitate the completion and execution of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders * Closeout files: confirm that the attorney sent a closing email and that our billing department has any financial information needed to complete the closing process * Enter and submit for reimbursement any case expenses * Ordering office supplies, fill paper in printers, change printer cartridges when needed, add funds to the postage meter, and fulfill other office duties as necessary * Carry out follow-up communication with clients for case updates, incoming/outgoing mail, new hearing dates, scheduling meetings with the attorneys, etc. * Prepare documents for Service, coordinating with the Process Server, and providing all documents; follow-up to confirm service, file Affidavit of Service, and inform the attorney/client of the same. ## H1: Make a Difference in People's Lives is committed to making a positive impact at every touch point with clients, the community, and our team. We reduce stress and increase flexibility in your role by using modern, efficient technology and business practices. Join our team and make a difference in people's lives. ## H2: Compensation and Benefits At, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package to our team, including: * Base salary range of $50,000 to $65,000, depending on experience * Uncapped performance-based bonus monthly potentially ranging from $500 to $1,500 per month * Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance * Insurance starts on the first of the month following your hire date * Paid vacation and holidays * 401K with Matching * Short & Long-Term Disability
At least 2 years experience working as a Paralegal in Family Law. We will also consider high-performing Paralegals who want to switch to Family Law or top students wanting to start their career after school.
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