A two attorney Criminal Defense law firm in Fairfax City is looking for a full time paralegal/receptionist. The position pays between $30,000-$40,000 annually. Benefits include IRA, Disability, paid leave and the firm anticipates adding a basic medical plan as well.
Hours of employment are 8:30am-5:30pm Monday – Friday. Paid leave any time the Fairfax County Court house closes due to holidays or weather.
Duties include answering the phone, interacting with clients and potential clients, collecting legal documents and evidence from clients, handling and accepting payments from clients, creating and organizing client case files, filing legal motions, sending out direct mail advertisements, emailing contracts to potential clients, scheduling appointments and maintaining the law firm’s calendar. Some management and training of part time paralegals and/or interns may also be required.
Prior legal or paralegal experience is NOT required however; exceptional attention to detail, work ethic, people skills, reliability, and very basic understanding of Microsoft Word and email are requirements.
Ideally, candidates will be able to start work from March 1st to March 8th.
Applicants should email their application. Applicants should review the law firm’s website www.nicholsgreen.com.
Applications should include a cover letter and a resume with at least three references. Cover letters should be addressed to Mr. Luke Nichols and should mention what your career/employment goals for the next five years are.