As a family law paralegal, your role extends beyond just assisting your attorney with case preparation. You also act as a liaison to the client, represent the firm when interacting with the opposing party, courthouse staff and experts, increase the firm’s business by successfully scheduling consultations and billing effectively, and help to prevent any ethical or malpractice traps for the attorney.
Written by two certified paralegals and a Board Certified Family Law Specialist (a former family law paralegal herself), this resource:
- Discusses practical skills, such as calculating deadlines and drafting various documents
- Offers helpful hints for completing necessary tasks, such as scheduling consultations and filing documents at the courthouse
- Outlines essential procedures, such as client file setup, document organization and trial preparation
- Provides sample documents and forms
Equipped with these skills, any family law paralegal is sure to become more efficient, organized and prepared to excel in every role.
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