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Title : Family Law Paralegal

Location : Florida - Jacksonville
Refer to Job # ANTX800776

Bilingual Family Law Paralegal The candidate's responsibilities in family law include: Preparing and drafting motions, pleadings, judgments, statements, documents, and other correspondence (e.g., debt and asset lists, witness affidavits, child support worksheets, responsive pleadings, etc.); Performing legal research; Maintaining attorney calendars and case files; Scheduling appointments, court appearances, and mediation/deposition hearings; Serving as a liaison between the client and attorney, conducting client interviews; Preparing trial notebooks and providing assistance in trial settings; Preparing and reviewing discovery packages, including disclosure statements, answers to interrogatories, and production requests; Maintaining effective communication with clients is a major responsibility of family law paralegals. In fact, much of their day is spent communicating with clients. Because family law often involves emotionally charged issues such as child custody, child support and division of assets, family law paralegals must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and must be capable of handling clients who may be anxious, upset, or distressed. Paralegals in family law must also communicate well with other professionals, such as bank personnel, healthcare providers, accountants, and financial officers. Many of the cases in family law involve a financial component; therefore, family law paralegals must often investigate the income, expenses, assets, and lifestyles of one or both parties. The discovery process includes asking questions and collecting, organizing, and delivery documents necessary for the case. Must speak english and Spanish fluently. must have at least 2 years experience in family law.

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