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Are you passionate about helping people? Do you dream about going to work every day knowing that you’re making a positive difference in the world, the law, and in someone’s life? Do you want to lead and run your own cases with a supporting team behind you? Then this is the opportunity for you.

Description

We are a Family Law Firm in Rockville, MD. We are looking for a mid-level to senior Attorney who is experienced, has a passion for helping people who are going through divorce and custody battles, and loves to litigate.
This attorney must be ready to hit the ground running to give our clients outstanding representation. We are looking for an attorney who can demonstrate their history of building trusted relationships with their clients and prove they know their way around a courtroom.
We offer a competitive salary with a compensation package that includes base salary plus bonus compensation for production and performance if you exceed quarterly billing requirements.

The Job

  • Take ownership of a client’s case – discovery, pleadings, motions, experts, depositions, mediation, pretrial hearings, motion hearings, and trials.
  • Conduct consultations, client meetings, and recommend strategies.
  • Delegate work to paralegals and legal assistants and monitor their work.
  • This role will be a hybrid-remote position following the 90-day onboarding period.

The Essentials

  • Contribute to developing the strategy of a case and know where to find the rules of procedure and case law to back up that case strategy.
  • Find your way around the courtroom and project confidence and competence when dealing with people on behalf of our clients.
  • Know how to read financial statements, understand equitable distribution, and able to put together a custody access plan.
  • Help clients understand whether they really want to spend $500 to fight with their ex over a $50 lamp.
  • If you see a case file as an opportunity to help someone build a new life, you’ll like the way we think.
  • Skills and experience are important and valued, but your personality, character, intelligence, and integrity are also extremely important considerations.

Qualifications

  • JD Law Degree from an accredited university.
  • 5+ years Family Law Experience.
  • Litigation experience a must.
  • Strong Legal Research and writing skills.

How to Apply

If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, we look forward to meeting you. Please follow these instructions. APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. In addition to providing your resume, please include a cover letter that (1) explains why you practice family law; (2) what you believe are the three most important qualities or values for an attorney working with people going through a divorce and/or custody matter; (3) provide the names and contact information for three professional references who are familiar with your quality of work (supervisor, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and/or judge); and (4) provide writing samples of your previous work.

Please include your resume, cover letter, references, and writing samples and send them to PNegahban@FDFamilyLaw.com.

Please — NO TELEPHONE calls.

Compensation

$125,000 – $140,000 annually (DOE)

In addition to your base salary, we offer the following benefits:

  • PTO
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401k
  • LTD & Life Insurance

About Fait and DiLima, LLP

At Fait & DiLima, LLP, we provide exceptional representation for those in the midst of family law disputes in Maryland. Our firm has been in existence for over 20 years and we have earned numerous accolades and achievements in the family law field. We excel in our practice because we combine our extensive legal experience with an approach that combines the compassion we have for our clients with our understanding of the deeply personal and sensitive nature of family law matters. Our firm is client centered and our mission is to help as many people as possible resolve their family issues with integrity and compassion.

Job Description

Our fast-paced Family Law Firm in Rockville, MD is growing and we are looking to hire an experienced full-time Paralegal. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. You will find more information below about the position, requirements, and qualifications associated with this opening.

The Job:

Are you passionate about helping people?

We are looking for an experienced paralegal to grow our legal team. When our clients hire us, they are going through an emotionally difficult period in their lives, and our goal is to help them make their lives better. Our Paralegal will interact and build relationships with our clients, while supporting our attorneys with legal research, drafting memos, pleadings, motions, and orders, and preparing for hearings and trials. This position requires the combination of empathy, experience, and skill.

If that sounds like you, you will play an integral role in creating memorable experiences for our clients. This position involves administrative duties related to drafting and case management, as well as interpersonal duties to assist the firm in providing a high standard of service to our clients.

Other Requirements Include the Following:

  • You should know how to draft petitions, orders, discovery and all the other documents involved in family law. We have our own templates, but you should be able to choose the right one and build the first draft.
  • Family law is messy, and there is often no right or best answer. Even gathering the information can be difficult. You will need to be creative, organized and efficient to do your job well.
  • We all make mistakes, and we allow for that, but a penchant for accuracy and attention to detail are required to avoid mistakes that can cost our clients dearly.
  • You will be working on many cases concurrently, over long periods of time. We expect you to keep track of key dates, keep the right people informed, and prioritize your time so that we never miss a deadline.
  • You should treat a case at 4:30pm on Friday with the same care and compassion as one on Monday morning at 9am.
  • Our clients are dealing with massive stress and anxiety. You should be empathetic and help put them at ease.
  • We are looking for someone who can hit the ground running. We are not looking to train a paralegal, we want a paralegal who can train others.

The ideal candidate will have a growth mindset, an ability to relate with people in crisis, a good sense of humor, and love animals.

The Paralegal position is full-time.

In Addition to Your Base Salary, We Offer the Following Benefits:

  • PTO
  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401k
  • LTD & Life Insurance

Does This Sound Like You?

We seek exceptional people who want to become part of our team. To us the word “team” means we win together and we lose together, so your contributions to our overall profitability and reaching our goals include anticipating problems, proposing solutions, and just generally demonstrating that you are ready to join us through thick and thin. Your contributions will be recognized, appreciated, and rewarded. If you are motivated by overcoming challenges and personal, professional, and financial growth, then this could be the right place for you.

How to Apply

If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, we look forward to meeting you. Please follow these instructions. APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. In addition to providing your resume, please include a cover letter that includes names and contact information for three professional references who are familiar with your quality of work.

Please include your resume, cover letter, and references and send them to PNegahban@FDFamilyLaw.com.

Please — NO TELEPHONE calls.

About Fait and DiLima, LLP

At Fait & DiLima, LLP, we provide exceptional representation for those in the midst of family law disputes in Maryland. Our firm has been in existence for over 20 years and we have earned numerous accolades and achievements in the family law field. We excel in our practice because we combine our extensive legal experience with an approach that combines the compassion we have for our clients with our understanding of the deeply personal and sensitive nature of family law matters. Our firm is client centered and our mission is to help as many people as possible resolve their family issues with integrity and compassion.

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We are looking for an experienced Intake Specialist to manage the Firm’s relationships with our clients, potential clients, former clients, referral sources, professional contacts, and the general public.

Role of the Position

The Intake Specialist is a staff position that regularly uses discretion and independent judgment in matters of relationships with our current and potential clients to the entire firm.  All client-focused work done by the Intake Specialist must be in support of and under the supervision of an attorney.  In dealing with clients and potential clients, the Intake Specialist must be careful not to inadvertently slip into the unlawful practice of law.  This would include answering client questions about what will happen in their case or recommending that a client undertake a certain course of legal action during their case.  In accordance with Bar rules, the Intake Specialist does not give legal advice, approve client engagements, or share fees with the Firm.

Intake Specialist Duties

  • Talks to leads and identifies whether they are qualified leads by asking a series of questions designed to speak to the ideal A+ client, target the correct legal issues, gauge urgency/motivation, and determine whether there is potential for a conflict of interest.
  • Schedules qualified leads for initial consultations (sales calls)
  • Initiates the pre-engagement glidepath
  • Prepares the attorneys with all the information needed for a successful conversation/consultation
  • Prepares engagement agreements and follows-up to ensure prospects sign the agreement and make the agreed payment
  • Assists with onboarding the client to the firm (opening the file, notifying the legal team)
  • Follows-up with new clients within 5 days of engagement to ensure customer satisfaction and whether there are any questions about client handbook/policies
  • Makes referrals to appropriate firms/other sources, shares free resources, or provides other assistance (for leads who are not ideal or who do not schedule a consultation)
  • Stays in contact with leads who do not schedule consultations, PNCs who do not appear for their consult, and PNCs that do not sign up after their initial consultation to keep the door open for future contact
  • Updates the Firm’s databases, reports, or spreadsheets to track incoming calls, leads qualified, consultations scheduled, referral sources, and other key metrics
  • Excellent written and oral communications, strong attention to detail, and the ability to exercise discretion are necessary

Marketing Support Duties

  • Executes the Firm’s post-engagement glidepath (communications to clients when case closes in stages from 1 day to 1 year, obtains reviews and testimonials)
  • Ensure Back-end Marketing calls to former clients and current referral sources are blocked on the Managing Partner’s calendar, provide call lists to the attorneys prior to the call, and update the rainmaking rolodex (or CRM) timely
  • Follow an approved script call to former clients (on behalf of the Managing Partner) to check-in with current or former clients
  • Ensure notecards and follow-up cards are in stock and sent timely after networking events or on important dates, and the rainmaking rolodex (or CRM) is updated timely
  • Maintain and help update a tracking system to monitor and report on progress with leads, prospective new clients, and referral sources. Provide weekly reports to the Managing Partner.

Administrative Duties

  • Perform administrative duties such as answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, calendar management
  • Copying and scanning documents
  • Providing back-up to other support staff for general office administration duties

About the firm

We’re a Family Law Firm in Rockville also with an office in Frederick that has grown quickly and will continue to grow. We are not looking for a Receptionist, but an Intake Specialist looking to grow into a role..

The ideal candidate

  • Must possess good judgment and a strong sense of professionalism, responsibility, and integrity
  • Prior customer service experience required.
  • Experience with a cloud-based/web-based CRM and case management system.
  • Knowledge of the legal industry is an asset.
  • Education and/or work experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
  • Have exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated work ethic and ability to learn new systems

Matrix of Tasks

  • Daily
    • Schedule initial consultations
    • Schedule client appointments
    • Review daily appointments and reminders
    • Create contacts and update contact information in the case management or contact management system
    • Open matters the case management or contact management system
    • Send engagements to clients
    • Accept and process payments
    • Meet with the Owner daily re: tasks, consultations
    • Contacts existing clients proactively for check-ins.
    • Contacts former clients as part of the post-engagement glidepath
  • Weekly
    • Review and update the Intake/Lead Pipeline Report
    • Review and update the Matter/Case Status Report
    • Review additional projects to be accomplished and calendared
    • Case and administrative filing
    • Close matter files
    • Provide the Owner with lists of GAS calls for the week
    • Update the CRM/Rainmaking Rolodex to track last contacts
  • Monthly
    • Meet with legal team to ensure calendars, task lists, and case management systems remain current

We care about skills and experience. We care just as much about your behaviors, habits, and attitudes…the right person for this role must:

  • Thrive in fast paced environment
  • Be Solution focused
  • Comfortable with shifting priorities frequently
  • Have a high energy level
  • Stellar professionalism & empathetic approach to client services
  • Have a sense of humor in equal measure to your sense of compassion

Our firm has been very successful over the last thirty years. We will continue to grow rapidly and are looking for long term team members to grow with us. We are proud of the firm we’ve built; we’ve done a lot of good, and we’ve gotten a lot of stuff right! But there is always room for improvement. The right person for this position will make sure cases and clients are getting the attention they need and that customer service is always top priority.

This is a staff position with a compensation package that includes competitive annual compensation, paid time off, a full benefits package, and incentives driven by performance and longevity.

Key Performance Indicators

  1. 100% of cases in the Lead Pipeline are touched at least every 3 days
  2. 90% of engagement letters are sent within 1 day of the consultation
  3. 90% of new clients are contacted within 5 days of engagement

We do great work and take satisfaction in helping others. We also want to remain profitable as well. We aspire to have a quality work life balance that allows the firm to develop its vision while also encouraging each other to pursue our hopes and dreams. We care about our work family and we are dedicated to maintaining a positive and upbeat work environment. If this sounds like the kind of environment you will thrive in and the work you are experienced at doing, we very much look forward to talking with you soon.

Salary 43,000 – 53,000 annually (DOE), with Bonus Incentives if you exceed Quarterly Requirements.

Benefits package includes:  Dental, Health and Vision plans, Life Insurance, 401K, and paid time off (including government holidays).  Also, the hours for this position are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm/EST.

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