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Title : Family Law Paralegal

Location : District of Columbia - Washington
Refer to Job # IKHF793822

Family Law Paralegal The candidate will be drafting Family Law documents/pleadings; such as, petitions, summons, declarations (client, third party, attorney), parenting plans, child support orders, child support worksheets, mediation and/or trial briefs/letters, trial preparation. Preparing routine pleadings such as notices of appearance, notice of intent to withdraw, notice of unavailability, calendar notes, note for trial setting, notices of depositions and subpoenas; Drafting responses, replies and motions; Preparing discovery pleadings; such as, interrogatories, requests for production and requests for admissions; Review discovery received from clients and/or opposing parties to insure all requested information received; Preparing other discovery and investigative documents; Preparing documents for production, compiling Exhibits, trial notebooks, interpreting and analyzing reports; Research/discover preceding cases relevant to a case, relevant statutes and court rules, court decisions, legal articles and other writings; Calendar and track all discovery, hearing dates, depositions, and other deadlines; Maintain electronic and paper files; Electronic filing of documents for Snohomish and King Counties; Proof your work before submitting it to the attorney and proofing the attorney's work. Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with team members, clients, potential clients and vendors; Active listener who uses logic and initiative to independently problem solve for solutions; Superior organization and time management skills; Ability to sort, prioritize and manage client s, potential client's and vendor's communications promptly; Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions; Detail oriented; Comfortable with multitasking; Works well under pressure and deadlines; Must be proficient with Microsoft Office suite: MS Word and Outlook; Must know how to use FamilySoft; Must know how search for a case and download pleadings on Odyssey, search for forms on WA Courts and where to look up court statues and rules; Experienced in case management/document management software (we use PracticeMaster case management software and Tabs3 billing software.

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