The ideal candidate is someone who is energetic, enthusiastic, has excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, motivated, able to manage multiple priorities and understands the importance of providing excellent service to clients. This is a great opportunity for candidates interested in becoming paralegals or lawyers in their future careers. Interested candidates will have the opportunity to observe and attend trials.
Ideal Candidate will Exhibit the following Characteristics:
Solo attorney with a primarily small business and family law practice, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, seeking a part-time paralegal. Candidate should have 1-2 years’ experience as a paralegal or 3-5 years as a legal assistant, be a self starter, exhibit initiative, highly motivated, integrity, have a go-getter attitude and a desire to provide excellent service to clients.Practice Areas Include:
Please read all of the requirements of the position before applying. Your application will not be considered without a cover letter and writing sample (legal writing sample) or following all of the instructions.
Hours: To start Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9am-3pm *subject to change (16 hours per week) Hours may increase.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: Individual will perform various administrative functions and clerical support including answering phones, screening calls, legal research and legal writing, drafting legal documents, pleadings, reviewing and editing legal and other documents, welcoming, greeting and interacting with clients, guests, attorneys, court staff and other third parties. Duties will also include intake, meeting with clients, responding to general inquiries, returning phone calls, follow up, scheduling appointments, data entry, case and file management, client follow up, filing documents in court; monitoring evidence-gathering and deadlines; and other duties as assigned.
Preferred: Prior small firm and/or law office experience desired. Must have computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office, exceptional legal writing, legal research and typing skills. Experience in a business, family, collections, and/or bankruptcy law firm strongly desired.Some travel required. Must have reliable transportation.
*Please submit (1) cover letter, (2) writing sample, and (3) resume to apply. Please state in your cover letter how your knowledge, skills and abilities qualify you for this position and why you would be an asset to the team! Please also state whether or not you are fluent in Spanish, speaking and written.
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