Family Paralegal

As a Family Paralegal, your responsibilities will include, but is not limited to, the following:

Preparing and Drafting motions, pleadings, affidavits, orders, and all supporting documents including financial statements, and parenting statements;
Preparing and drafting Separation Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Marriage Contracts, and Surrogacy Agreements;
Creating debt and asset lists and charts outlining the division of property;
Inputting data into child support programs which assist with the determination of child support and spousal support;
Liaison with clients to obtain information for drafting and preparing documents;
General trial preparation, including preparation of Exhibit Lists, Exhibit Books, Witness Lists and evidence summary;
Co-ordinating issuance and service of documents;
Performing legal research;
Preparing and drafting routine correspondence to courts, clients, other professionals;
Maintaining and organizing files;
Reviewing and analyzing income and expense information of parties;
Other duties as required.

Qualifications and Skills

To be successful, you possess the following qualifications and skills:
Five years of Family Paralegal experience
Graduate of a Paralegal diploma program or equivalent combination of training and experience;
Familiarity with child support programs such as ChildView and DivorceMate considered an asset;
Thorough knowledge of legal research techniques and legal terminology;
Excellent proofreading skills with the ability to check types material for grammatical, typographical, spells, word usage, and formatting errors)
Ability to work independently and follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative;
Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service;
The propensity for contributing to a positive and collaborative culture;
Technically adept using Google Docs, Outlook, and Microsoft Suite, and an aptitude for learning new computer programs quickly;
Strong ability to manage high-volume work and prioritize multiple deadlines;
Critical thinking, problem-solving, and ability to make judgment calls;
Proven ability to be self-motivated and accomplish work efficiently

Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 05/15/2021