Job Vacancy Paralegal (Divorce Law)

Job title: Paralegal (Divorce Law)

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Job description: Paralegal – Family Law Matrimonial

We are a Divorce and Family law firm located in Northern New Jersey, helping to prevent legal and parental injustices against Men and Fathers; we want good Fathers and children to stay together and that no man gets left behind by the system or run over by their spouse.

We are currently seeking an experienced (senior) family law paralegal to start ASAP.

We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic self-starter who can prepare Case Information Statements, discovery demands and answers, subpoenas, draft motions, and client certifications, prepare trial binders and briefs, legal research, and someone who is skilled at communicating effectively with the court, opposing counsel, and clients with almost no guidance (although you will work closely with your supervising attorney).

The candidate will take pride in getting the work done quickly and accurately; they don’t need to be told what to do (or not to do), but at the same time is not afraid of making mistakes; someone who understands everyone has to room for improvement and is open to coaching without taking it personally. They also don’t wait for the next job assignment- they already have their to-do list ready to go and are driven to move the cases forward for the benefit of the clients.

If and when necessary, the candidate should be willing to travel to any in-person court appearances to assist the attorney with exhibits, witnesses, and technology. Speaking of which, the candidate should absolutely love technology and trying out different platforms to improve efficiency and truly subscribes to the work smarter, not harder philosophy! The candidate also understands that part of the role is providing a WOW! customer experience for our clients, and is not afraid of the telephone or any other means to provide constant communication and manage clients’ expectations.

The candidate should also exude confidence and be grateful for the opportunity to make a long-lasting impact by providing our clients with support to turn their current familial turmoil and stressors into a successful and healthy future. The candidate can accept responsibility for any mistakes and love what they do. They are excited to be on the journey and be a part of stopping legal and parental injustices.

If this describes you, you are the perfect fit for us. This position is more than a job. For the right candidate, it’s a career; We treat everyone with respect and professionalism and provide every opportunity to grow and achieve your personal, professional, and financial goals.

If you want to learn more info about our firm, you can also check out www.youshouldworkwithus.com. You will also get to see a bit of our creative humor as well—or at least we think so!!

Responsibilities:
What will our Paralegal do?

  • You will be responsible for writing adjournment letters to the Court, coordinating schedules (external and internal), working with the client to prepare and file CIS’s, propounding and answering discovery, writing/finalizing court applications (including Motions, affidavits, client certifications, etc), drafting and facilitating service of subpoenas
  • You will be emailing a lot (you could have 30+ emails a day) & having constant internal communications through our firm platform (currently, MS teams)
  • You will be on the phone about 60% of your day talking to clients, opposing counsel, courthouse staff, and other internal team members
  • You will be in charge of doing all this while navigating the myriad and emotions inherent in family law. You will be working with at least one, and likely 2 attorneys at a time
  • You will have to be a master juggler and someone who doesn’t mind constant interruptions and who can switch gears quickly and efficiently

Qualifications:

  • OTHER REQUIREMENTS include the following:

You must be a team player. This is non-negotiable. We are strong believers in the team approach and our office is a team environment. What does this exactly mean? It means we all have each other’s back. There is no job too big or small regardless of the role you have. We expect everyone to pitch hit where help is needed. We also have team-building retreats and exercises and we would love everyone to attend!

  • 3+ years experience specifically in divorce and family law in New Jersey
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Ability to quickly learn and embrace additional software platforms (Case Management, Trello, etc)
  • Excellent organizational skills (relying on just sticky notes is not a good thing)
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills (no spelling mistakes and you say what you mean and mean what you say!)
  • Strong personal and professional Integrity
  • Exceptional worth ethic and dedication (willing to put in extra effort even if you don’t need to)
  • Ownership and able to take accountability for the role and the tasks in charge of
  • Experience managing and executing a full caseload
  • Providing above and beyond legal support to your assigned attorney as instructed

About Company:
Do you like having fun at work? We are an exciting workplace where you will play an important role in the lives of Men, Fathers & Children. We offer plenty of opportunities for professional and personal development too. The on-target earnings for this opportunity are inclusive of base salary and incentive compensation, with the opportunity for consistent merit increases and professional development opportunities. A generous benefits package is offered: health benefits, paid time off, and a 401k program. We take into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the New Jersey Bill A1094, a candidate’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

Expected salary:

Location: Hackensack, NJ

Job date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 22:38:43 GMT

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