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Title : Family Law Paralegal

Location : California - Los Angeles
Refer to Job # EFGS706156

Family Law Paralegal The candidate will work with a team of three attorneys, two paralegals, a legal assistant, a file clerk and a law clerk. Will support attorneys with family law caseload under the supervision of the attorneys. Communicate with clients, witnesses, opposing counsel, court staff, and other third parties in person, by phone and in writing. Schedule calls and meetings with attorneys and clients and/or third parties. Exercise good judgment in the performance of all tasks as directed by attorneys in the best interest of clients. Facilitate communication between attorneys and opposing counsel to resolve substantive and procedural issues. Prepare and file legal pleadings and other documents pertaining to each case. Assist with the implementation of an efficient and effective discovery strategy, including interrogatories, requests for production, depositions, and subpoenas. Prepare documents for hearings and trial. Assist attorneys with trial preparation, including organization of evidence, preparation of exhibits, scheduling and preparation of witnesses, as needed. Keep cases on track by documenting actions taken, keep organized files, monitor calendars to meet all deadlines, input information into database and case management software, confirm case status with attorneys, and communicate with clients as needed regarding progress. Must have 5+ years of experience in family law litigation, capable of assisting small team of attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistant. Should be proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Adobe Pro, and Lexis. Civil litigation experience, including discovery and trial preparation, are a plus. Knowledge of San Mateo court rules and procedures and paralegal certification are preferred.

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