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Robert Half International Family Law Assistant / Paralegal in Roanoke, Virginia


Robert Half Direct is partnering with a law firm practicing family law seeking a full-time Legal Assistant to support an attorney. Duties include drafting pleadings, drafting orders, summarizing documentation, organizing files, discovery, and answering the phones.

We are seeking someone with previous legal support experience preferably in family law. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, superb proofreading skills and excellent attention to detail.


  • Draft correspondence, pleadings and orders

  • Summarizing documentation

  • Assist attorney with client intake and key discovery

  • Answering phone calls, take messages and/or redirect calls as necessary

  • Prepare court filings and file electronically

  • Other general legal assistant duties


  • 2+ years of previous work legal support experience

  • Solid knowledge / understanding of local jurisdictional and federal court rules and procedures

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and adapt to quick changes while remaining diligent through each task performed

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent phone etiquette and ability to establish rapport with diverse clientele

  • Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills

  • Eagerness to learn quickly

  • Strong communication skills and able to receive criticism well

  • Knowledgeable with Internet research, Google suite functions, calendaring, Microsoft Word, and Excel

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