Posted on Jul 13, 2023

Our paralegal will assist attorneys in handling various legal matters related to family law, medical malpractice, and other areas of law. The paralegal plays a crucial role in supporting attorneys by conducting legal research, preparing legal documents, and assisting with client communication. This position provides essential support to lawyers in preparing cases and ensuring smooth day-to-day operations within the law firm.

The primary duties of a Diana Cupps Law Paralegal include:

Five-Star Experience: Interacting with clients on the phone and in person with 5-star customer service. Communicating and working with our core values of integrity, quality, and respect in mind.

Case Management: Assisting attorneys in managing their caseloads, which includes organizing and maintaining client files, tracking important deadlines, scheduling appointments, maintaining calendars, and coordinating court appearances and depositions. The Paralegal will track their billable hours and expenses related to cases. 

Client Communication: Screening new client calls for potential intake appointments. Interacting with clients to gather information, provide case updates, and answer basic legal questions under the attorney's guidance. Maintaining professional and confidential client relationships is essential. Assisting with client intake, conducting client interviews, or participating in settlement negotiations as appropriate. 

Legal Research: Conducting comprehensive legal research on statutes, case law, and regulations relevant to family law issues such as divorce, child custody, adoption, domestic violence, and property division.

Document Management and Correspondence: Maintaining case-related documents, ensuring all materials are properly scanned, organized, and easily accessible. This may involve gathering necessary information from clients, organizing supporting documents, drafting letters, and responding to correspondence from attorneys, DHS, the courts, and more. Ensuring accuracy of all documents prepared.

Court Filings: Drafting and preparing legal documents, including complaints, motions, pleadings, discovery requests, and more.  Filing legal documents with the appropriate courts and familiarity with court rules and procedures is crucial to ensure accurate and timely submissions. 

Discovery: Assisting with the discovery process, which includes drafting and responding to interrogatories, requests for admissions, and requests for production of documents. Reviewing, organizing and bates stamping large volumes of documents may be required.

Trial Preparation: Assisting attorneys in preparing for trials, hearings, and settlement negotiations. This may involve organizing evidence, preparing witness and exhibit lists, and coordinating with expert witnesses and other professionals.

Professional Development: Staying informed about changes in family law legislation and court procedures to ensure compliance and assisting attorneys in providing accurate legal advice. Keep up to date and expand knowledge and skills through participation in relevant workshops, seminars, and continuing education programs.

Qualifications required:
•    At least 3 years working in a law practice environment is required.
•    At least 3 years Microsoft Office 365 experience, including Word, Excel, Outlook, OneDrive and Bookings.
•    Must be able to type 65 words per minute with 98% accuracy.
•    Must have a valid driver license and a dedicated, insured, reliable automobile available daily.
•    Must have strong research and problem-solving capabilities using internet search engines, government websites, and more.
•    Must be able to be both self-directed and work as a team when needed.
•    Must be able to work office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
•    Must be able to sit for long hours.
•    Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
•    At least two years working in a family law environment or with child support enforcement.
•    Bachelor’s degree in pre-law or paralegal studies.
•    Experience with Smokeball, Client Credit, LexisNexis, and Zoom.
•    Paralegal certification.
•    Fluency in Spanish. 
•    U.S. military veteran status.

If you like what you see and you think you have what it takes to join our team, send a cover letter and a resume to [email protected], and let us know why this is the job for you, how you fit in with our vision, and how you will make us shine even brighter.