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Smith Debnam Attorneys at Law - Raleigh office

Paralegal Assistant – Divorce & Family Law

Location: Raleigh, NC

Under the general direction and supervision of the attorney(s) in our Divorce & Family Law section, this position is responsible for providing legal and administrative support.  General duties include document drafting, research, client interaction, monitoring hearing schedules, and management of case files.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft routine pleadings, affidavits, orders, and other legal documentation, and filing court documents as necessary.
  • Proofread and edits legal documents and other written materials to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintain legal calendaring system to ensure timely compliance with various legal deadlines.
  • Analyze and coordinate the gathering of information, materials, documents, reports, and evidence that is necessary to respond to discovery.
  • Utilize technical information to make independent decisions and recommendations to the supervising attorney.
  • Correspond with various court personnel, local counsel, and adversary attorneys.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor and/or attorney(s).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic understanding of litigation legal process
  • 0-3 years of paralegal experience
  • Minimum of a 2-year college degree preferred
  • Experience with eFiling court documents preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced skill level in Microsoft Office products to include Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Proven ability to work within a team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to analyze and problem-solve
  • Self-Driven and motivated
  • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize work, and is efficient with time management