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Family Law Paralegal/Legal Assistant

  • Attorney Sharon Jackson LLC
  • 11/16/18
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • 30046
  • Full-Time

We have an immediate need for a full-time available. Prior family law experience is a plus, prior legal experience is required. Work days are Monday- Friday.

Summary: Our firm is growing. We are adding another full-time position. Solo law firm in Lawrenceville, Georgia is seeking a loyal, intelligent, organized, detail- oriented go-getter who not only needs a job, but also really wants to work in the legal profession. We want someone who is seeking a career and is committed and willing to invest their time and talent. This person should be a quarterback/leader. You must be able to think quickly on your feet, solve problems, and complete assignments in a timely fashion. Our ideal candidate is a professional who knows to call if he/she is running late, has near perfect attendance, understands phone etiquette, and has the other positive behaviors that show office intelligence; and loyalty. You must have excellent follow-up and superior writing and proofreading skills in English. We are seeking a person who understands the importance of remembering client names, cases and facts. This person must have the ability to make every client feel special. We want a candidate who is flexible and eager to perform any tasks assigned and able to wear many hats. You must have your own vehicle, and will on occasion be asked to go various courts, attorney offices and other places. You need a good driving record and insurance. You must be non-smoking. Most importantly, you must be flexible. As our firm grows, duties change. We will try to match you to your strengths but we want a person who is willing to do any job that is necessary for the firm's success.
Based on experience. Benefit stipend provided after 6 months of good performance if you do not have benefits available via any other means.
Minimum Qualifications:
High energy level and consistently focused on work each day.
Trainability: Good listening and note taking skills. Open to learning and being taught.
Good memory and average intelligence or above average intelligence, common sense and basic critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Flexible team player who is willing to do any job in the office that supports the needs of the team and the attorney.
Able to work with interruptions and priorities that change a lot
Good computer skills including MS Word. Able to learn new software quickly.
Typing of at least 50 words per minute.
Good spelling and strong writing skills. (Grammar, punctuation, proofreading)
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
You must have a professional and pleasant telephone voice with good diction and a pleasant sound.
Work Environment: (1) This is a fast paced busy office. (2) Business office attire. Suits not required but appropriate work wear. Casual dress on Fridays but you can leave a change of clothing at the office in case you have to go court or have unplanned business meetings. No facial piercings or exposed tattoos. (Small, non-distracting tattoos are fine.)
Personal Characteristics (A) Work Ethic- Candidate must be trustworthy, honest, and reliable. The attorneys spend a lot of time in court and do not want a candidate who is distracted or not focused and loyal. Candidate must deliver results, not excuses. Must be hardworking and committed to helping to grow the business. Expected to give 100 percent each day and have an excellent work ethic. (B) Professionalism - Candidate will represent the firm. (You should be able to walk into a court if needed on any day or greet the unanticipated client.) You must be respectful of self and others at all times and be able to handle stress without having meltdowns that distract the focus from work and customers. (C) Multi-tasking required: Candidate must be able to change directions very quickly, work with frequent interruptions, and continuously improve performance based on training, coaching, and feedback. (D)Self Motivated/Strong Work Ethic : There is no down time in this office. Candidate will never have time to surf the internet or perform personal tasks during work time. Candidate must understand how to work successfully in a small firm and not have a big company mentality. (E) Accountability: Personal ownership, self-motivation. The ability to complete tasks without frequent reminders, and time management are essential traits for a candidate to be successful in this role. (F) Execution: Superior follow-up, communication (so that others know the work has been completed) and strong problem solving skills are required. (G) Super Flexibility: This is a solo firm. Everybody wears 20 different hats. This candidate will as well.

High School Diploma (no GED). Some college is strongly preferred.

Background Check:
You must have a complete background check and be able to obtain your notary credentials. No prior convictions in any country, state or city in any year.

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