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Paralegal, Family Law

Company: Laura D. Heard Law Firm, Inc
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

We're looking for an organized, detail-oriented, and experienced paralegal to play an important role on our legal team and make a positive difference in the lives of our clients and their children. You'll draft legal documents such as affidavits, prepare briefs, conduct legal research for trial preparation, and keep case files and other important information neatly organized and easily accessible. In addition, you will play a vital role in interviewing new potential clients, building a positive relationship with the clients, and helping clients respond to discovery. We are looking for a confident and effective communicator, who can interact with clients and handle multiple matters with independence, yet also work well with a team. Additionally, we're looking for an energetic, experienced paralegal with a minimum of three years experience in Texas family law, who shares our core values, wants to build a lasting relationship, and is ready to hit the ground running on day one! If you're interested in advancing your paralegal career with opportunities for growth, we want to hear from you.

Amenities include performance bonuses quarterly, notary license fee paid, a company-matched retirement plan after 3 years, health insurance premium assistance, continuing legal education, personal time off, and paid holidays. This is a full-time position and cannot be done offsite, but in case of quarantine, the candidate will diligently work from home until they are able to come back to the office. -We are an established small firm with an excellent reputation and an emphasis on moral integrity.

Responsibilities:

Help lawyers prepare for trial by preparing and organizing exhibits, assisting with client meetings, filing motions, conducting research on legal articles, and organizing and coordinating witnesses
Arrange law office activity such as drafting subpoenas and coordinating with process servers
Hold client interviews to gather information about their legal problems
Perform administrative duties such as answering phone calls and keeping our case filing system organized so all documents are readily accessible
Assist lawyers in preparing legal documentation, pleadings, and correspondence including correspondence such as interrogatories, subpoenas, deposition notices, complaints, pretrial orders, legal briefs, and affidavits
--- Love children and the elderly
--- Maintain confidentiality and secure financial and medical documents
--- Proofread to produce error-free documents, including divorce decrees, Wills, discovery responses, pleadings, and motions
--- Go above and beyond to provide excellent client service
--- Participate in group community service activities and marketing events
--- Investigate like a boss to ferret out information that is hard to find
--- Track and bill for your time
--- Maintain a warm and friendly attitude at all times and with people from all walks of life

Qualifications:

Candidates must have completed an ABA-approved paralegal certificate program such as an Associate's degree or proprietary school program in paralegal studies, Bachelor's degree preferred
Must have strong interpersonal skills and talent for writing and grammar
Candidates should possess high-level organizational skills, and time-management skills
Completion of a nationally-accredited paralegal program strongly preferred
3 years of experience in legal services under an attorney or lawyer in a law firm setting
--- Must be COVID vaccinated
--- Must be articulate, persuasive, creative, skilled in teaching and sales
--- Must have family law experience in Texas
--- Must be a problem-solver
--- Must be able to take ownership of your own mistakes, and be diplomatic in correcting other's mistakes

About Company:
Laura D. Heard Law Firm Inc. is an established, rapidly-growing woman-owned law firm in San Antonio, Texas. We handle divorces involving professionals, family-owned businesses, custody matters, adoptions, probate cases, and estate planning. We seek to make a positive difference by protecting those who have lost a loved one by death or divorce, and thereby we show God's love to the world. We take seriously the Biblical instruction to offer comfort and fight for justice to widows and orphans, which is the essence of probate and family law. The Firm's core mission and motto are as follows: "We are changing the world, one family at a time. Justice Flows from Truth, Compassion, Wisdom & Persistence."

Laura D. Heard and her team have a commitment to providing concierge-level legal services to their clients. -We take pride in producing excellent work with a smile. We treat our clients, opposing counsel and each other with professionalism and respect.

Keywords: Laura D. Heard Law Firm, Inc, San Antonio , Paralegal, Family Law, Legal , San Antonio, Texas

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