December 9, 2020

SUMMARY

Local family law practice is seeking a PARALEGAL to join their team. The Paralegal will provide assistance with Divorce, Separation, Paternity, Custody, Guardianship, and Child Support. This is a full time, long term opportunity.

Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

COMPENSATION

$17/hour

HOURS

Monday-Friday, daytime, 40 hours/week

DUTIES for PARALEGAL

· Completing legal intake with clients

· Assist with safety planning if needed

· Provide limited legal services on the matters stated above, including preparing protection orders, documents related to child custody, paternity and divorce, process and assemble documents for filing with the court

· Referring clients to Attorney/Legal Resources as needed for legal services that the Paralegal cannot provide.

· Data entry.

QUALIFICATIONS for PARALEGAL

The ability to:

· Exhibit technical and professional expertise and decorum

· Solve problems and analyze difficult or challenging issues

· Take initiative to evaluate and streamline processes

· Communicate effectively in both specific and broad terms

· Develop and maintain good relationships

· Collaborate, foster, and encourage teamwork.

· Communication Proficiency

· Strong Organization Skills

· Detail Oriented

· Technical capacity

· Collaboration Skills

· Strong Multi-tasking Skills

· Time Management

· Flexibility

· Stress Management/Composure

Trained Skills Needed:

· 2 years’ experience in Family Law

· Basic legal concepts, terminology, principles, rules, and procedures

· Document preparation techniques

· Standard office procedures and equipment

· Filing techniques and procedures

· Ability to conduct basic legal research, including the location of statutes and computerized legal research utilization

· Basic understanding of family law, civil law, criminal law, and rules of civil and criminal procedure

· Strong verbal, writing, and organizational skills including the ability to meet deadlines

· Proficiency in Word, Excel and other computer skills

· Ability to multi-task, prioritize staff requests, and set expectations

· Ability to handle confidential material

· Ability to communicate in crisis situations

· Meticulous attention to detail

· Self-sufficient and resourceful

· Strong customer focus with interpersonal, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.

Education/Experience Needed:

MUST POSSESS the following:

· A certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association.

*** Recruiting handled exclusively by O2 Employment Services, Northern California’s premier recruiting and headhunting agency. Please apply online at www.o2es.com. You will find the link in the top right-hand corner of the webpage. After you complete the online application, call us to schedule an interview! 530-223-4674

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