Paralegal/Legal Assistant-Family Law

  • 400 S 9th St, Springfield, IL 62701, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Stange Law Firm, PC has offices in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. LawFirm500 ranks Stange Law Firm as the fastest growing law firm in the country. Attorneys at the firm have received awards from organizations such as Super Lawyers, the National Trial Lawyers, the National Academy of Family Lawyers and many more. Attorneys at the firm also speak at Continuing Legal Education Seminars for organizations such as the Missouri Bar, National Business Institute, MyLawCLE and many more. This is truly a great opportunity if you want a successful career in family law.

For more information please visit www.stangelawfirm.com. E-mail resume, cover letter, references and writing sample to our Recruiting Director 

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.

 

 

Job Description

 

  • In lieu of a receptionist, shall greet all clients and  take accurate messages (with the proper return phone number and name of the person calling) when individuals are not available, receives deliveries by courier or messenger, and received and sends faxes.

  • Promptly forwards all potential client calls as the Regional Team Leader, Client Intake Director, Partners or Managing Partners designate.

  • Prepares and drafts legal documents for filing with appropriate entities and necessary correspondence.

  • Shall ensure the accuracy of all documents prepared.

  • Performs administrative duties including basic research, filing, mailings, organizes files and pleading panels, calendaring telephone communication.

  • Takes payments from clients and promptly provides to the Director of Administration all payments received via the safe for each office.

  • Conducts legal research for particular issues as assigned by attorneys using periodicals, law library, public records, and offices.

  • Takes messages when individuals are not available, receives deliveries by courier or messenger, and receives and sends faxes.

  • Makes copies.

  • Shall forward copies of documents provided to the legal assistant/paralegal to clients and other parties upon request of attorney.

  • Returns all client phone calls left before 5:00 p.m. the same day.

  • When any attorney is on vacation, shall check the voice mail of said attorney and return all client phone calls in the attorney’s absence and e-mail to that attorney the name and number of the person who called.

  • Enter all billable hours completed on a given day into the designated timekeeping or billing software the same day.

  • Ensures that when there are multiple cases in which they can work, that case in which a client has money in the Firm’s trust account are given preference.

  • Remind all clients to maintain trust balance at appropriate level and pay outstanding balances and make collections calls as directed by attorneys.

  • Shall maintain a team player and non-entitlement mentality.

  • Shall complete and follow the case checklist in working up cases.

  • Performs any other reasonable task requested by the Firm Management Team.

  • Reports directly to the attorneys under which they work and, ultimately, the Regional Team Leader or Partner. Only reports directly to the Firm Management Team in matters of emergency or in any other instance the Senior Attorney or Managing Partners so designate (i.e., cases in which the paralegal/legal assistant is working directly with a Managing Partner on cases).

Are you a legal professional with a passion for Family Law? Stange Law Firm has an opening for a dynamic, highly motivated and experienced Paralegal/Legal Assistant to join the team that provides strategic legal support and guidance in Sangamon County, Springfield, IL

Whether someone is facing a divorce, legal separation, a paternity action, or numerous other issues that affect families, the attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC are dedicated to achieving the best possible results.

This position offers a competitive starting salary, outstanding benefits package, employer matched 401K after one year and paid time off.

 

Qualifications

Our Ideal Candidate will possess the following:

Paralegal degree or certificate and/or 3+ years of legal experience

Domestic experience preferred

Familiarity with PC programs

Strong computer skills

Strong written and oral communication skills

The ability to work in a fast paced environment

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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