Family Law Paralegal

New Direction Family Law - Raleigh, NC

Full-time

New Direction Family Law is a fast-growing litigation law firm in the downtown Raleigh area, devoted to helping clients going through separation and divorce make powerful changes. We are in need of a paralegal team member to join our compassionate, competitive, client-centered family law firm. We do expect a certain number of billable hours per month, but we also believe in work and life balance. We are a close- knit group, so being a team player is a must. We always encourage everyone to have a voice and are open to creative ideas to better serve our clients and support each other.

Hiring Criteria: Must have a minimum of 2 years North Carolina family law experience, preferably within Wake County. Must be able thrive in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining an attention to detail. An ideal candidate will be self-sufficient, have the ability to multitask, and have knowledge of pertinent rules of Civil Procedure, statutes and case law.

Duties include:

Working closely with the assigned attorney(s).

Preparing legal documents (such as pleadings, motions, orders, subpoenas), and court forms.

Coordinating and maintaining attorney and trial calendar.

Conducting in-person meetings and telephone and email correspondence with clients, unrepresented opposing parties, opposing counsels, and their staff. Interface with assigned attorney regarding the same.

Obtaining and organizing financial documents and disclosures, as well as preparing and responding to discovery requests.

Assisting with trial, deposition, and mediation preparation.

Conducting research and investigating facts.

What we’ll provide: Founding partners that are truly devoted to the development of our team and to the resolution of our client’s legal issues. Competitive compensation, health and vision insurance, IRA firm match contribution.

We asked our team members what they wanted to include in this posting – here’s what we heard: Must love animals, sense of humor and ability to laugh, compassion, must love food and celebrations of the positives that happen in our lives as well as our clients, ability to ask for help when needed and to help others when needed.

Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.

Salary for this position is negotiable, starting at $40,000, and will include bonuses.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • relevant: 2 years (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday