Paralegal to Family Law and Criminal Defense Attorney
Set appointments; interview clients; educate clients regarding the procedure and process of their particular suit; open and set-up files; prepare and draft initial pleadings, discovery, and motions and orders; organize and maintain file and pleading binders; summarize depositions; schedule hearings, depositions, mediations, and trials; brief clients prior to hearings; assist at trial; prepare simple wills and trusts.
- Liaison between office, client, court and opposing counsel, law enforcement entities, and any and all service providers; attend hearings when necessary.
- Coordinate and contract professional services: court reporters and/or videographers, private process servers, private investigators, polygraphers, and expert witnesses; interview and gather information from witnesses.
- Document all time and expenses for court costs, filing fees, postage, copies, couriers and overnight express services, and all out-of-pocket expenses for all clients.
- Prepare client billing for entire firm.