Freelance Paralegal - posted 8/26/19

Freelance Paralegal - posted 8/26/19

Company Name: 
Law Office of Maija West, PC
FT/PT Status: 
Part Time
Location
Monterey
CA
Salary Range: 
Contract rate commensurate with experience
Job Summary: 

Our growing business law office is seeking a dedicated paralegal who loves the law, to join us in providing sophisticated services to our clients. We provide ongoing business transaction guidance, legal coaching services, and succession planning for business and non-profit clients. We especially love working with social purpose companies. 

You will receive assignments that include research and assessment of legal issues, the drafting and dissemination of legal documents, and filing with various regulatory agencies.

You are growth oriented and open minded.
 

Requirements or Qualifications: 

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of experience
  • Business law preferred
  • Experience in business, real estate and/or employment law 
  • Experience using cloud-based applications and other emerging technologies
  • Proven track record of legal research and writing skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Good client contact skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Prior leadership or other professional development training preferred
  • See minimum paralegal qualifications below

Please note that the California Business and Professions Code (CBPC 6450-6) states the following:

Prior to 2001, some LDAs used the term “paralegal” to describe their work even though they were not trained as paralegals nor were they supervised by a lawyer. Therefore, in 2001, California State Legislature defined the paralegal profession and set minimum qualifications for people wishing to work as paralegals. Those qualifications are:

  • Completion of a paralegal certificate program approved by the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Completion of 24 semester units of paralegal education at a state-approved or accredited institution
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in any field combined with one year of law-related experience under the supervision of a three-year California-licensed lawyer or a lawyer working in California’s federal courts
     
Application Process: 
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references via email PDF to: Evelyn Fasheh at evelyn@maijawest.com.
Selection Criteria: 
Application Due Date: 
September 23 2019
Additional Information: 
Part-time position hours will range from 10-40 hours per month.
We are a paper free office, maintain a virtual law office management system and offer personalized legal services. We believe an overall work life balance is important and our team is dedicated to being involved in social issues. This is a freelance position located on the Central Coast of California. Working remotely from anywhere in California is available.