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Texas Board Certified Family Law Paralegal

Lazar Law is seeking Texas Board Certified Family Law Paralegals to join our family law firm.

Lazar Law is based in Austin, TX, but because we are a virtual law firm our Texas Board Certified Family Law Paralegals can live anywhere, so long as your specialization certification with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization is current. Lazar Law provides all the equipment necessary to set you up at home to perform your professional best. Once a month, we have a mandatory in-person Team meeting in Austin. If you live outside Austin, Lazar Law covers the travel expenses to attend.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The role of the Texas Board Certified Family Law Paralegal is a key position in Lazar Law, centered on providing the highest level of service to our clients and acting as the right-hand to our attorneys. Your dedication to the needs of our clients will encourage client loyalty and support our firm’s growth through positive engagement. Your attentiveness to the details and thorough stewardship of case files will ensure our attorneys can focus on helping our clients secure the future they envision.

This position works remotely and as part of a virtual team.

The ideal candidates will be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and thrive when following systems and procedures. We are interested in Texas Board Certified Family Law Paralegals who have the highest professional skills developed over years of family law paralegal experience. Our ideal candidates are motivated by having clear goals and are team players with a growth mindset. We are looking for those who take pride in what they produce, work in a methodical and organized manner, and have a diligent and determined personality. We believe these qualities will ensure success in this role.

RESPONSIBILITES

  • Serve as the primary point of contact to the Clients
  • Serve as the project manager of the Client Matters
  • Work up and maintain the case files
  • Draft and prepare legal documents
  • Prepare and maintain detailed summaries and schedules
  • Prepare for mediation and Court
  • Support Attorneys and work as a Team for the benefit of the Client<

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Education
5+ years of prior experience in paralegal roles practicing family law
Current Paralegal Specialization Certificate in Family Law from Texas Board of Legal Specialization is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Able to self-direct
  • High service orientation
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Prioritizes workload and moves flexibly between tasks
  • Methodical, thorough, and detail-oriented
  • Uses systems and procedures, and values organization
  • Diligently sees tasks to completion and takes initiative
  • Knowledge of the Texas Family Code, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and ability to research, understand and apply applicable Local Rules
  • Continuing education and involvement in the issues of family law
  • Excellent legal drafting skills
  • Able to access online court systems and online research tools for records
  • Able to meet billing requirements of 1200 minimum billable hours per year
  • Possesses general business knowledge
  • Computer literacy and experience with standard office equipment and software; must be proficient in the use of current technology and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to type 50+ words per minute accurately

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE

Paralegal Specialization Certificate in Family Law from Texas Board of Legal Specialization is required.
Must maintain State of Texas Notary commission or be willing to register as a notary. Must have a valid Class-C driver license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be present at remote desk during all firm operating hours, and for extended periods of time. Must attend a monthly in-person Team Meeting in Austin, Texas.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • $80,000 – $90,000 annual base salary, depending on billing rate
  • Eligible for overtime pay
  • Benefits after 90 days:
    • paid health insurance
    • paid sick and vacation time off, above and beyond our 1-2 weeks paid year-end closure
    • 401(k) with employer match
  • Bonus Package based on percentage of collections after reach target
  • Generous paid time off, company holidays, and early days off every other Friday
  • A fun, welcoming work environment
  • Remote, virtual office

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Lazar Law provides caring and supportive legal services to those dealing with divorce or custody issues. By helping our client identify the ideal outcome, we foster a trusting relationship that creates a calm place during one of life’s most complicated times.

TO APPLY

For immediate consideration, please submit a brief cover letter with your resume and references to info@lazarlaw.com. Include “Board Certified Family Law Paralegal” and your name in the subject line of your email.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT RESUMES WITHOUT FAMILY LAW EXPERIENCE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Jodi and her team were beyond thorough, respectful, and diligent. Let alone being a complete joy to work with, Jodi and the team really had my best interests at heart and it showed with every step they made. I owe my future to them and would recommend working with Lazar law to anyone.

– Frances G.