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104 N. Railroad Ave., Ste. A, Ashland, VA 23005

Ashland growing law firm in need of a reliable and proactive entry level Paralegal. The Paralegal will work directly with our attorneys in the areas of Criminal law, Family law and estate planning to prepare for upcoming cases, research various projects and be responsible for developing and maintaining all case files. Our caseload is growing and the ideal candidate for this position is organized, professional, responsible, discreet, proficient in Microsoft and committed to helping us meet all of our clients’ needs.  Please submit a resume and cover letter to

hiring@railsidelaw.com


Entry-level Paralegal Job Description 
Under the direct supervision of the law firm partners this position provides administrative support for the law firm partners, deals with a diverse group of important clients with a variety of legal needs and interacts with deputy clerks from courts across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload.

Competencies
1. Technical capacity.
2. Personal effectiveness/Credibility
3. Honesty
4. Thoroughness
5. Follows directions
6. Communication proficiency
7. Flexibility

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory requirements.

Work Environment 
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, and fax machines.

Physical Demands 
This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work 
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Travel 
No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience 
Experience preferred but not required. High school diploma is required. Paralegal certification is preferred. 

Other Duties 
Please note this job description is not designed to cover and contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 


Duties, activities, and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.