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Paralegal

Company: The Colwell Law Group
Location: Watervliet
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Paralegal - One on-site position available in Saratoga Springs, NY.



Compensation - $40,000 - $60,000 annually.





--- Growth, growth, and more growth!
--- Ongoing legal training for attorneys and legal support staff!
--- A collaborative team!
--- Summer Friday schedules!
--- A focus on work-life balance!
--- Competitive salaries, incentives, and bonus structure!
--- Career advancement opportunities!


Employee success and client experience are #1!

See why The Colwell Law Group is consistently voted as top law firm!

--- Voted as one of the Best Places to Work in the NY Capital Region for 2023!
--- Ranked as one of America's Top Law Firms 500 6 years in a row!
--- Ranked as one of America's Fastest Growing Companies by INC5000!


The Colwell Law Group, LLC ("CLG") has been delivering exceptional legal services to the Capital Region and surrounding counties for two decades. Our outstanding reputation has been earned through close collaboration with clients, understanding their legal needs, prioritizing their objectives, and guiding them toward success.

At CLG, we represent clients with a team-oriented approach that capitalizes on the strengths and extensive experience of our legal team. This collaborative strategy enables us to consistently achieve positive outcomes and add significant value to clients' cases. At CLG, clients benefit from a legal team, not just an individual attorney, all dedicated to upholding the firm's core values:

--- Compassion
--- Leadership
--- Grit

Responsibilities:
--- Conduct thorough legal research using various resources, including online databases, case law, statutes, and legal publications, to support attorneys in analyzing and addressing complex family and matrimonial law issues
--- Assist attorneys in drafting a wide range of legal documents, including but not limited to pleadings, motions, petitions, discovery requests, and settlement agreements, ensuring accuracy and adherence to legal standards
--- Take charge of managing and organizing case files, both electronic and physical, by systematically cataloging documents, maintaining up-to-date records, and implementing efficient filing systems to facilitate easy retrieval of information
--- Act as a liaison between the firm, clients, opposing counsel, and court personnel, effectively communicating case updates, scheduling matters, and relaying information as needed to ensure smooth progression of cases
--- Prepare comprehensive exhibits, deposition summaries, trial binders, and other trial materials, meticulously compiling evidence and supporting documentation to assist attorneys during hearings, trials, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings
--- Coordinate scheduling logistics, including arranging client meetings, court appearances, depositions, mediations, and other appointments, while ensuring timely attendance and adherence to procedural requirements
--- Actively participate in case strategy meetings, offering valuable insights, conducting case analysis, and providing research-based recommendations to assist attorneys in formulating effective legal strategies and achieving favorable outcomes for clients
--- Stay abreast of developments in family law statutes, rules, regulations, and legal trends, proactively monitoring changes and updates to ensure compliance and inform case strategy decisions
--- Handle various administrative tasks integral to case management, such as billing, timekeeping, expense tracking, document production, and correspondence, with a keen eye for detail and commitment to maintaining confidentiality
--- Foster a collaborative work environment by actively engaging with attorneys, fellow paralegals and law clerks, sharing knowledge, resources, and best practices, and contributing to the overall efficiency and success of the firm's legal practice

Qualifications:
--- Bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies, Legal Studies, or a related field is preferred
--- 1-3 years of professional experience as a paralegal in a law firm, with a demonstrated track record of accuracy, diligence, and a high attention to detail, preferably in family and matrimonial law
--- Proficiency in legal research methods and databases, with the ability to efficiently gather and analyze information to support case preparation and strategy
--- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with clients, attorneys, and other legal professionals
--- Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with legal software applications, enabling efficient document drafting, data management, and communication tasks
--- Strong collaborative skills and a "can-do" attitude, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team, contribute to a positive work environment, and provide support to colleagues as needed
--- Proven ability to prioritize tasks, manage time effectively, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, deadline-driven legal environment, while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
--- Knowledge of software (e.g., Clio, Westlaw, Lexis, etc.) and understanding of a multi-line phone system are preferred
--- Understanding of deadlines as provided by the court and supervising attorneys, and the ability to self-prioritize multiple assignments consistent with those deadlines
--- Experience in drafting matrimonial documents
--- Strong writing skills and the ability to effectively communicate with clients and opposing counsel are required
--- Reliable transportation is required
--- Ability to work independently and take direction when given, while functioning effectively in a stressful, fast-paced environment

About Company:
What Our Firm Offers

Competitive salary and incentive plan401k retirement plan with matchingHealth, dental, vision/Rx, pet, and life insurance policy optionsPaid time off, 7 personal days, 7 paid holidays, and a summer Friday programAn open-door leadership philosophyA professional, diverse, inclusive, respectful, and friendly workplace environment

The Colwell Law Group, LLC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing fair treatment to all employees and applicants. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status. Discrimination is prohibited in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, and termination. We aim to foster a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace where every individual is respected and valued for their contributions.

Keywords: The Colwell Law Group, Troy , Paralegal, Legal , Watervliet, New York

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