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Virtual California-Qualified Litigation Paralegal (Federal Court Experience)

RemoteUnited States, California, San Francisco$25 - $25 per hourLegal

Job description

Equivity is looking for a part-time virtual paralegal with recent experience supporting attorneys in California in litigation law firms, with experience filing in both state and federal courts. Additional experience with family law, criminal law, trusts & estates, probate or worker’s compensation would be a plus. If you have previously assisted attorneys remotely, take pride in your work, pay meticulous attention to the details, and are certified as a paralegal in California with up-to-date MCLE’s, we want to hear from you!

The ideal candidate will have at least three years of litigation experience and will have worked in a California law firm within the last year. The selected candidate must have experience with federal court filings, and will also be very technologically adept and have excellent Word, Excel, and Adobe skills. In addition, this candidate will have experience working with cloud-based practice management software, such as Clio, PC Law, or My Case in a remote work environment. Experience working within a variety of different specialty areas of law is highly preferred. Experience reviewing and producing data using e-discovery software would also be a plus.

More about our company:

Equivity matches clients with virtual assistants that provide long-term paralegal, administrative and marketing support. Our virtual paralegals work with a high degree of autonomy and are responsible for developing lasting relationships with our clients. Because we provide extremely attentive service to our clients, you must be available to respond to client communications throughout the business day (Monday through Friday, 9am – 6pm Pacific Time) within one (1) hour by email, phone, and text. You should also be available to complete tasks and work on projects during the business day. All of this work is done remotely, meaning that you can work from home.

The selected candidate would be hired as a part-time employee (W2) of Equivity, not an independent contractor (1099). We are looking for somebody who has at least 20 hours per week of availability, and the starting pay is $25 per hour. We are a growing business and are looking for a virtual paralegal who is excited to partner with us and is interested in a long-term role with our company.

Qualities we are looking for:

  • Organization
  • Dedication
  • Initiative
  • Reliability
  • Attention to detail
  • Resourcefulness
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Responsiveness
  • Ability to work independently with limited oversight
  • Self-starter

Equivity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Equivity is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Equivity are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national original, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Equivity will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Job requirements

Position requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of recent (within the last year) experience working as a paralegal in California
  • Paralegal certificate or documentary proof of paralegal qualification in California with up-to-date MCLE
  • 3+ years of experience supporting attorneys in litigation law firms
  • Experience filing in both state and federal court
  • Experience working remotely
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Expert proficiency with utilizing all programs within Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Experience editing, bookmarking, and indexing PDFs
  • Experience using cloud-based practice management software, preferably Clio, PC Law or My Case
  • Availability to respond to requests within an hour during the hours of 9 AM - 6 PM, Monday – Friday Pacific Time
  • Your own laptop and smart phone with broadband access to Internet
  • Quiet location in which to take phone calls
  • Experience with e-Discovery preferred
  • Experience working within a variety of different specialty areas of law is highly preferred
  • Experience with criminal law, family law, probate law, worker’s compensation, trusts & estates, or a variety of different practice areas is a plus