Family Law Paralegal Resume Samples

A Family Law Paralegal assists the attorneys in various family matters such as child custody, tax and finance laws, adoption, social services, divorce, and other issues concerning the Family Law. The job duties commonly seen on the Family Law Paralegal Resume are –conducting interviews with the parties on domestic disputes of child custody or divorce; preparing and obtaining evidence for trials and evidence, drafting legal documents, preparing written reports for cases; and arranging legal arguments in case the attorney files a lawsuit.

The most sought-after skills include – knowledge of matters and issues that normally affect families; dispute resolution skills, familiarity with child custody issues, strong knowledge and understanding of divorce concepts and its legal complications; and counseling skills. To become one, a law degree and a specialization in Family Law is mandatory.

Family Law Paralegal Resume example

Family Law Paralegal Resume

Objective : Seeking to secure a part-time position in a law firm that can use a legal professional with outstanding client service, research, and writing skills. To assist attorneys in preparation for meetings, hearings, depositions, and trials

Skills : Microsoft Word, Estate Planning, Document Production.

Description :

    1. Drafted all initial pleadings and answers, marital dissolution agreements, motions, income, and expense statements, Judgments, Parenting Plans.
    2. Sent all docket entries, bills, letters from opposing counsel, and Guardian Ad Litem to clients.
    3. Answered the phone and screened clients for consultation appointments.
    4. Met with clients to go over and sign initial filings and answers.
    5. E-Filed, maintained attorney calendar, case files, and tracked time records for billing purposes.
    6. Reviewed discovery requests and sent them to clients.
    7. Prepared discovery packages which included disclosure statements, answers to interrogatories, and production requests.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
BA in Arts


Family Law Paralegal Resume

Objective : To provide support for one or more Assistant Attorneys General. Perform legal and case-related research, draft legal memoranda, and performs additional tasks as assigned by supervising personnel.

Skills :  Microsoft Office Suite, Critical Thinking, Client/Customer Relations.

Description :

    1. Aided in preparation of pleadings and other documents for court and filed court documents.
    2. Answered phones and scheduled attorney consults and client meetings as well as assisted clients with their cases.
    3. Heavy file management and client contact.
    4. Oversaw client retainer balances and performed duties to replenish client accounts.
    5. Coordinated and managed attorney calendars.
    6. Posted and managed billable hours utilizing PC Law. 
    7. Liaised with barristers, opposing counsel, and judges.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA in Arts


Family Law Paralegal Resume

Headline : Experienced, highly organized Family Law Paralegal with excellent time management skills and attention to detail. Adapts quickly to new tasks, procedures, and software and works well both independently and in a team.

Skills : Outstanding Communication, Multitasking, Detail Oriented, Analytical Skills.

Description :

    1. Prepared motions, drafted memorandums for family court, civil court, and probate court.
    2. Obtained and summarized medical and financial records, prepared trial binders and organized exhibits prepared outlines for hearings, trials, and depositions.
    3. Ensured documents were in compliance with all local, state, and federal rules.
    4. Prepared and filed Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies and all associated required filings for bankruptcy court.
    5. Prepared general correspondence to clients, ensured clients were updated on all aspects of their case and answered questions.
    6. Scheduled appointments, mediations, depositions, and court dates for attorneys. 
    7. Conducted legal and technical research and analyze results and prepare a synopsis.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS

Family Law Paralegal Resume

Summary : Seeking to secure a position that will allow utilizing education and extensive knowledge in order to become an asset to both the firm and self. To prepare and e-file documents at the State and Federal levels, and follow up on all filings.

Skills : Legal Research, and Writing, Teamwork.

Description :

    1. Drafted petitions, motions, orders, subpoenas, correspondence, and other various legal documents pertaining to cases from filing to finalization.
    2. Client relations, including fielding, calls from frantic clients, often hand-holding and explaining procedural info or case updates.
    3. Daily communication with courthouse personnel concerning the filing of documents and coordinating schedules for hearings.
    4. Maintained client files, including the initial set-up of files and closing upon dissolution of the case.
    5. Created pleading indexes and organizing correspondence, attorney notes, etc. and prepared files for court hearings.
    6. Performed general law office duties, including transcribing dictation; calendar coordination; sending/receiving faxes; answering phones; hand deliveries, and courthouse fillings.
    7. Provided back up in the absence of other staff members.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA in Paralegal

Family Law Paralegal Resume

Headline : Seeking to contribute knowledge and experience as a paraprofessional in the practice area of family law. Maintains case costs by verifying outstanding balances with attorneys, clients, and providers if any.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Prepared all documents relating to family law including adoptions.
    2. Courthouse filing of court documents, scheduling hearings, trials, mediations.
    3. Answered a multi-line phone system, serving client needs.
    4. Composed and prepared correspondence to clients, attorneys, and to the court(s).
    5. Extensive client contact as well as contact with other attorneys and court staff.
    6. Drafted and prepared discovery documents.
    7. Organized and prepared files for hearings, mediations, and some trials.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA in Journalism

Family Law Paralegal Resume

Summary : Acknowledged for being resourceful, adaptable, and self-directed with the ability to meet even the most challenging goals due to outstanding troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Diligent, persistent, and committed to excellence in all activities with the ability to consistently create a positive working environment and enthusiasm for projects.

Skills : Detail Oriented, Customer Service, Data Entry.

Description :

    1. Reported directly to two attorneys with broad ranged responsibilities that encompass the timely and complex preparations of cases from discovery to the trial phase.
    2. Created Financial Disclosure Statements, Balance Sheets, and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.
    3. Drafted Marital Settlement Agreements, Motions, Affidavits, and Interrogatories.
    4. Liaisoned between attorneys, clients, healthcare providers, insurance carriers, law firms, and government agencies.
    5. Provided support in the family law programs including domestic violence, guardian ad litem, and divorce.
    6. Interviewed potential clients and assisted with the coordination of placement of cases with volunteers.
    7. Assisted in the preparation of grant applications and maintained resource library.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS in Science

Family Law Paralegal Resume

Objective : Seeking to obtain a career focusing on strengths as an organized, reliable, responsible, self-motivated, team-oriented individual with a strong work ethic and ability to thrive in a diverse and fast-paced environment.

Skills : Communication Skills, Organization/Flexibility.

Description :

    1. One on One contact with clients to assist them in beginning the process of divorce.
    2. Drafted client summons, motions, pleadings, and other relative court documents.
    3. Answered multi-line phones, assisting two (2) attorneys, as well as being the sole paralegal for a period of time.
    4. Maintained Attorney's calendars, court dates, files, and other pertinent information.
    5. Attended court with attorneys when assistance was needed.
    6. Took instructions from clients.
    7. Drafted affidavits, financial statements, chronologies, and case briefs.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Associate in Law

Family Law Paralegal Resume

Objective : Motivated, professional with 2 years of track record as a Family Law Paralegal. Dependable and reliable with extreme loyalty and pride for the company.

Skills : Computer Literate, Fast Learner, Negotiation Skills.

Description :

    1. Prepared initial pleadings, judgments, and orders in dissolution, legal separation, child custody, and child support cases.
    2. Maintained attorney calendar, case files, and tracked time records for billing purposes.
    3. Scheduled appointments, court appearances, mediation & deposition hearings.
    4. Performed a full range of paralegal tasks from case inception through the discovery process, trial.
    5. Drafted, reviewed, and responded to OSC's, both moving and responding, subpoenas.
    6. Maintained good communication with clients, court staff, and opposing counsel.
    7. Handled multiple case management responsibilities through the entire litigation cycle for two attorneys.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Certification in SW

Family Law Paralegal Resume

Headline : Seeking to secure a position using vast years of experience in the Family Law World. Able to maintain a steady pace of work for extended periods.

Skills : Legal Research, and Writing, Teamwork, People Skills.

Description :

    1. Drafted and reviewed legal communication, and legal documents.
    2. Communicated with individuals under stressful situations (clients, witnesses, and families).
    3. Scheduled appointments and preparing communication and documents.
    4. Organized and confident under stressful situations and time constraints.
    5. Provided legal and administrative support for attorneys with a broad range of responsibilities.
    6. Interviewed clients to gather factual case information and documentation.
    7. Drafted legal memorandum and client correspondence.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BBA in Administration

Family Law Paralegal Resume

Headline : Seeking to obtain a challenging position that will utilize extensive knowledge and skills in the legal field. Ability to manage information through various firm databases, including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, and other platforms.

Skills : Microsoft Word, Estate Planning, Document ProductionClient Contact

Description :

    1. Structured and managed successful practice.
    2. Performed well beyond expectations, managed appointments, and litigation calendars, and adhered to strict deadlines while exercising the utmost confidentiality.
    3. Met with clients to draft responses, replies, and other legal pleadings to be filed with the Court.
    4. Handled client billing, attorney general, and bank accounts, and prepared quarterly taxes for a sole attorney.
    5. Handled all aspects of real estate closings specifically title searches, prepared all lender documents.
    6. Communicated with various lenders, attorneys, realtors, and state agencies as well as the first contact with clients.
    7. Responsible for drafting checks and reconciliation of two real estate trust accounts.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS in Science