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Family Law Paralegals prepare petitions, discovery, and motion practice, as well as communicate with clients on behalf of Family Law Attorneys. Responsibilities shown on example resumes of Family Law Paralegals include ensuring that all legal documents are timely filed in the appropriate court, and assisting the attorney in preparing petitions, motions, subpoenas and other essential documents. Family Law Paralegal resumes highlight educational backgrounds in either associate or bachelor's degree programs of different educational specialties or paralegal education certificate programs.

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Family Law Paralegal

Provided administrative support to three attorneys and the office manager/chief paralegal.

  • Drafted divorce complaints, marital dissolution agreements, motions, income and expense statements, and correspondence to opposing counsel and clients.
  • Initiated client/attorney communications
  • Edited and proofed firm website content.
  • Legal research using Lexis-Nexis and WestLaw.
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation specialist.
  • Promoted from Receptionist to Family Law Legal Assistant in September 2006
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MS
Education
2

Family Law Paralegal

Served as a liaison for the client and attorney and assisted with initial interview;

  • Prepared initial pleadings, judgments and orders in dissolution, legal separation, child custody and child support cases;
  • Maintained attorney calendar, case files, and tracked time records for billing purposes;
  • Scheduled appointments, court appearances, mediation & deposition hearings;
  • Performed full range of paralegal tasks from case inception through discovery process, trial,
  • Drafted, reviewed, and responded to OSC's, both moving and responding, subpoenas,
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AA
Business Administration
AA
Paralegal Studies
JD
Juris Doctor
3

Family Law Paralegal

Served as a liaison for the client and attorney and assisted with initial interview;

  • Prepared initial pleadings, judgments and orders in dissolution, legal separation, child custody and child support cases;
  • Maintained attorney calendar, case files, and tracked time records for billing purposes;
  • Scheduled appointments, court appearances, mediation & deposition hearings;
  • Performed full range of paralegal tasks from case inception through discovery process, trial,
  • Drafted, reviewed, and responded to OSC's, both moving and responding, subpoenas,
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AA
Paralegal Studies
AA
Business Administration
JD
Juris Doctor
4

Primary Family Law Paralegal

Assisted Attorney with a case load of over 100 clients

  • Prepared Petitions, Orders, Discovery Requests and Responses
  • Prepared Trial Notebooks and assisted in Trial settings
  • Assisted Attorney in effectively meeting deadlines
  • Performed prospective client interviews
  • Maintained good communication with clients, court staff, and opposing counsel
  • Effectively managed Attorney's Court and appointment calendar
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Paralegal Studies
5

Family Law Paralegal

Prepared and filed petitions and summons, OSCs, notices of adverse interest, joinders, and judgment packages.

  • Assisted senior attorneys in preparing for trials and hearings, and assembled trial notebooks with exhibits.
  • Calendared hearing and trial dates.
  • Prepared Dissomaster.
  • Communicated with court to obtain continuances and hearing dates.
  • Attended family law training and continuing education programs.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Criminal Justice
6

Family Law Paralegal

Interviewed clients and assessed their needs for litigation

  • Maintained case files and monitored cases
  • Drafted and analyzed legal correspondence, petitions, pleadings, motions, legal notices
  • Reviewed discovery requests and prepared comprehensive discovery packages which included disclosure statements, answers to interrogatories and production requests
  • Prepared and compiled arbitrations, mediation and trial notebooks
  • Liaison between attorneys, clients, law firms and government agencies
  • Reconciled monthly reports
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AAS
Paralegal Studies
7

BANKRUPTCY & FAMILY LAW PARALEGAL

Held initial meetings with bankruptcy clients to determine assets and needs and followed up on all cases.

  • Coordinated with attorneys to maintain schedules and prepared attorney correspondence.
  • Reassured clients and prepared them for meetings with attorneys and explained the bankruptcy process.
  • Answered client questions and concerns and scheduled appointments with attorneys.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
AAS
Paralegal Studies
BA
Criminal Justice
8

Family Law Paralegal

Prepared Complaints, Motions, Orders, Summary Judgments, Notice of Hearings, Separation Agreements, and Consent Orders

  • Transcription, Court Docketing, Preparation of trial exhibits notebooks.
  • Maintained juvenile case files for Guardian Ad Litem program.
  • Performed Daily time slips entries into Amicus software system and prepared and mailed monthly client
  • Maintained attorney calendar meeting, hearings and depositions
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BS
Business Administration
9

Family Law Paralegal

  • Drafted and revised pleadings, memoranda, correspondences, and discovery requests and answers
  • Assisted in trial preparation, and interviewed potential clients, clients and witnesses.
  • Communicated with clients, witnesses, court personnel, and attorneys.
  • Conducted legal and background research, and obtained pertinent material for each case.
  • Performed administrative duties - phone assistance, scheduling, managing files and payments, court filing (Pierce, King, and Snohomish counties), and arranging proper service.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Psychology And Sociology
JD
Juris Doctor
10

Family Law Paralegal

Interviewed clients for case intake.

  • Drafted correspondence, prepared pleadings and responded to discovery requests
  • Scheduled attorney meetings and maintained calendar
  • Organized invoices and prepared client bills
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Paralegal
AS
Paralegal
BS
Legal Studies

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