Paralegal

DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW

FOR WOMEN

FAMILY LAW PARALEGAL

Job Description 

North Dallas Family Law firm seeks experienced paralegal.

Work with a select female clientele on a variety of family law matters, focusing on divorce with complex property issues, collaborative law and marital agreements. Leverage systems, technology, and other professionals to advocate for our clients and become a leader in the legal community. Ideal candidate enjoys networking and is goal-driven, detail-oriented, compassionate, strategic, a skilled negotiator, and can work with minimal supervision.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform billable legal work that does not require a license to practice law
  • Understanding that your role supports the team that supports you
  • Legal tasks, such as drafting pleadings, memos, motions, decrees, and other; preparing and responding to discovery; meeting with clients to complete inventories, financial affidavits, discovery; communicating with courts, opposing counsel, and others; ensuring the attorney is prepared for mediation and court; updating the attorney on case matters; calendaring deadlines; research; being a strategic partner with the attorney on case matters
  • Deliver excellent customer service and strive for excellence

Skills include:

  • Communication – organized, excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail
  • Leadership – can lead, manage, and contribute to firm’s legal team
  • Empathetic – comfortable working with a predominantly female client base that includes professionals, stay at home wives, mothers, millennials, and retirees
  • Experienced – proven track record of success with complex property matters and high-conflict custody matters, including dealing with narcissistic personalities
  • Customer service – ability to connect with clients and deliver superior customer service
  • Self-directed – requires minimal supervision 
  • Positive attitude – adaptable, optimistic, growth mindset, learner, and open-minded
  • Responsible – strong sense of personal responsibility and ownership
  • Goal-oriented – desire to succeed, help others, and produce results

Requirements:

  • Associate degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Paralegal degree and/or certification helpful but not required
  • Experience with Clio helpful but not required
  • Must be highly proficient with Microsoft Word and MS Office 365, including Outlook and Excel
  • Knowledge of Clio and Netdocuments preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

  • DOE and hours
  • Competitive salary (range $40,000 – $65,000), plus incentives
  • Bonuses based on performance
  • Retirement plan
  • Health insurance options
  • Paid time off, vacation, sick days
  • Remote work options
  • Clients are screened to maximize enjoyment of the practice of law
  • Beautiful office environment with amenities
  • Convenient North Dallas location
  • Winning team to support you
  • Association with a prestigious, growing and innovative law firm that is committed to doing things differently to provide better outcomes for our clients
  • Professional development and personal growth opportunities provided

How to Apply

If this sounds like the role you’ve been looking for, please apply by submitting the following to [email protected]:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter containing the following in bullet-point format:
    • What are you looking for in this position financially, professionally, and personally?
    • Describe how you prepare for a trip to the grocery store (whether that be physical or virtual).
    • Name of one great movie you have seen or book you have read in the last year, and why you liked it so much.

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