Paralegal Assistant

Smith Debnam is a law firm that offers a comprehensive set of legal services for businesses, individuals, and families. We have a positive work culture that encourages collaboration, engagement, and innovative thinking. The proof is in our high employee retention rate. Our success starts with recruiting and retaining the very best talent and then empowering our employees with a positive and supportive environment.

Smith Debnam offers employees a professional work environment, competitive salaries, quality benefit programs, and flexible work hours.  Our benefits package includes Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, Life and Long-Term Disability insurance, Employee Assistance, and Wellness Programs, Paid Time Off, and Holiday pay.


Summary of Position:

Under the general direction and supervision of the attorney(s), 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.

This position will:

  • Draft routine pleadings, affidavits, orders, and other legal documentation.
  • 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 coordinates 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)

What we are looking for:

  • Basic understanding of litigation legal process
  • 0-3 years paralegal experience
  • Minimum of a 2-year college degree and/or Paralegal Certification preferred
  • Intermediate to advance 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
  • Experience taking initiative and responsibility for one’s own work
  • Proven ability to prioritize work and is efficient with time management of tasks
  • Proven ability to multi-task
  • Ability to type 50 WPM or more


Smith Debnam is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  We recruit without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We foster an inclusive and collaborative team environment that values the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of our employees, colleagues, clients, and community.  Come join our team!

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