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Company: Dell Family Law, P.C.
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Do You Have At Least 4 Years Of Experience Working On SC Family Court Cases?
Are You Good At Convincing Clients To Provide Information?
Do You Get A Kick Out Of Finding Inconsistencies In The Opposing Party's Discovery Responses?
Do You Feel A Sense Of Accomplishment When You Answer Discovery Without An Extension?

If you answered Yes to any of these questions, you may be our next Paralegal!

Dell Family Law, P.C. is looking for an organized, systematic, self-motivated, and enthusiastic experienced paralegal who takes initiative and is assertive about solving problems.----The right candidate will be the force that keeps our cases moving toward resolution.

Hours:Full-time, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
SC Family Court does not have e-filing so this position requires being physically present in the firm's office for the probationary period; this is Not a remote position.
[After the probationary period, schedule flexibility and remote work can be considered.]
Client-Focused Tasks:
--- Answer appropriate questions from clients and elevate other questions to the attorney
--- Collect, review, and summarize detailed factual information to support the client's claims
--- Identify authorizations needed from clients to obtain records, and get them signed by clients
--- Prompt clients to respond timely to discovery requests and minimize extensions
--- Assist in preparing specific court-required documents
--- Contact clients to update them on the status of their cases

Case Management Tasks:
--- Maintain a calendar of case deadlines and ensure they are met
--- Coordinate with other offices to schedule court appearances, mediations, client meetings, and telephone conferences
--- Draft initial pleadings, affidavits, and discovery requests based on each client's goals and the attorney's direction
--- Send effective and professional e-mails and other, more formal, correspondence
--- Research third-party entities
--- Draft and serve subpoenas in compliance with Rule 45, SCRCP
--- Obtain records from various agencies in accordance with federal and state law
--- Save materials/documents to each client's file (in accordance with the firm's procedures)
--- Draft responses to opposing parties' discovery requests and maintain indexes of responses
--- Organize documents received from clients and third parties, and maintain indexes of discovery responses
--- Prepare Rule 21 hearing packets for submission (in accordance with the firm's checklists)
--- Assist in preparation for depositions, hearings, mediations, and trials (in accordance with the firm's procedures)

Administrative/Team/Financial Tasks:
--- Capture and record billable tasks accurately and concurrently
--- Write billable time entries to convey how the activity moved the case forward (in accordance with the firm's procedures)
--- Contribute to a collaborative office culture

Marketing Tasks:
--- Write at least 3 notes per month to colleagues, clients, friends, and acquaintances to solidify relationships
--- Occasionally participate in pictures, video recordings, and/or audio recordings for use in the firm's marketing

Other Tasks:
--- Manage emotional, discourteous, demanding, and/or dissatisfied clients and lawyers while remaining polite and professional
--- Contribute to improvements in the firm's systems (including policies and procedures, examples, templates, scripts, diagrams, workflows, and videos)
--- Greet persons who enter the firm's suite and either welcome them or politely refuse entry, as needed

Minimum Requirements:
--- High school education or equivalent
--- At least 4 years of experience at an SC firm whose practice is at least 35% Family Court cases
--- Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
--- Familiarity with Mac/OSX computing
--- Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
--- Familiarity with the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of Family Court
--- Strong written and verbal communication skills
--- Ability to learn quickly
--- Ability to meet deadlines
--- Ability to work independently and sometimes with minimal direction

Desired/Preferred Skills and Experience:
--- Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree
--- Experience in litigation practice
--- Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat
--- Familiarity with cloud-based computing
--- Familiarity with law firm management software (e.g. Clio, Amicus, Lawcus, Smokeball, Time Matters, Rocket Matter)

About Company:

Dell Family Law, P.C. is a divorce and child custody litigation firm in West Ashley.

Many clients say they want a "bulldog" to represent them without understanding the stress, inefficiency, and cost associated with that kind of representation. We use only as much pressure as necessary to accomplish the client's goals. We do our best to resolve cases by agreement, but when it's not possible, we go to trial prepared with detailed legal arguments and factual evidence. Our office is business casual, and we rely heavily on technology.


- Health, Dental Insurance (BCBS) premiums paid by the firm

- Term Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, and Long Term Disability Insurance premiums paid by the firm

- 401k offered, with a 4% employer match after the probationary period

- 10 days of PTO annually after the probationary period

- 10 paid holidays

Keywords: Dell Family Law, P.C., Mount Pleasant , Paralegal, Legal , Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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