We’re Hiring: Family Law Legal Assistant

We are seeking an experienced Family Law Legal Assistant with strong client relations skills to join the team. The position supports an outstanding Family Law team and manages the team’s legal practice needs with care and excellence. The successful candidate will be professional, resourceful, and able to prioritize work with a constant focus on client service.   

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Manage client intake calls with care, patience, in an accommodating manner 
  • Effectively juggle calendars and set up of conferences for the legal team 
  • Calculate and calendar court deadlines 
  • Prepare, format, proofread, and finalize detailed correspondence, pleadings, and other legal documents with accuracy and consistency 
  • File pleadings in courts, communicate with court officials, keep current with changes in court rules and filing procedures  
  • Perform general research and support activities to assist legal team  
  • Establish and maintain paper and electronic filing systems; classify, sort and file correspondence, records, and other documents 
  • Provide administrative support to legal team to include set up of new client matters, tracking of attorney time records, preparations of pre-billings, and miscellaneous administrative tasks 

Job Requirements:  

  • 5+ years of experience as a Family Law Legal Assistant  
  • Litigation experience in a private law firm setting  
  • High level proficiency in Word and Outlook, experience with Excel and PowerPoint  
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and administrative skills  
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to multi-task  
  • Must be self-motivated and able to meet deadlines under pressure  
  • Must possess a willingness to learn and exhibit flexibility in a fast-paced environment 
  • Must have the ability to work as part of a team, as well as to work independently  

We offer a collegial environment, competitive salary, full benefits, and an excellent opportunity for continued professional growth.  Please apply at: www.essexrichards.com and include a resume and a cover letter stating your qualifications for this position and why you are interested in working at the law firm of Essex Richards, P.A.  

Contact Info:  

Firm Administrator: 704.377.4300