We are an established real estate law firm with offices across California. We are looking for a Trial Paralegal to join our fast-paced team in our Concord office. If chosen as the successful candidate, you will assist attorneys with tenant-contested evictions and ensure the efficient and timely production of documents in the trial phase of the unlawful detainer process.
With over 40 years in the California legal industry and five offices statewide, our firm was founded on a commitment to customer service that has flourished within our culture of inclusion and diversity. We believe in working hard for our clients each day and in taking care of our employees so they are empowered to do their very best work. It is our mission to provide the highest quality, cost-effective legal services to our clients.
- Conduct legal research, respond to discovery, and produce and draft legal documents and pleadings
- Schedule, prepare, and serve motions and oppositions, including motions to compel, ex parte motions, demurrers, motions to quash, and motions to strike
- Support trial attorneys with preparation of trial binders and jury trial documents
- Perform e-filing, paper filing, and additional administrative duties as needed by the department
- Assist in client contact regarding responsive pleadings, hearing dates, and court information as needed
- Provide backup assistance for additional trial department staff as needed
We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications:
- Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program or equivalent experience
- Trial and litigation experience are a must
- Excellent writing skills with demonstrated experience in drafting legal documents
- Previous administrative office experience in a high-volume environment
- Professional communication skills via telephone and email
- Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
- Minimum typing speed of 65 words per minute; versatile computer skills
The following qualifications are preferred:
- Knowledge of unlawful detainers
- Familiar with local county court rules and procedures
- ProLaw experience
Position is full-time at 40 hours/week. Our business hours are 8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-5:00pm Friday.
This position is temporarily approved to be performed semi-remotely in accordance with our COVID-19 remote work policy. Training will be completed in the office and then the successful hire may be permitted to work remotely a few days each week. It is anticipated that this position will eventually be performed exclusively from the office.
Why Work for Us?
Our firm offers a rewarding work environment that values a work-life balance and fosters a culture of professional growth and opportunities. We provide a comprehensive compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 401(k), paid vacation, and sick time.
What employees are saying about working with us:
- “The people, atmosphere, culture, and work/life balance are great.”
- “I always feel included, respected, and a part of the team.”
- “I have been given so many opportunities to grow and have learned so much.”
To apply, please submit the following:
- Salary Requirements
- Typing Speed
Candidates who meet the criteria for the position will be contacted for the next step in the hiring process. Interviews are currently being conducted by phone or video with possible in-person interviews for finalist candidates.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity in our workplace.
Health and Safety:
We are committed to ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and visitors alike. Our internal safety measures include alternating schedules, enhanced office air filtration, socially-distanced office spaces, plexiglass shields, and frequent sanitization.