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Legal Assistant, Family Law

  • Legal
  • Full-time
  • San Mateo, CA

Palo Alto Staffing provides exceptional supporting talent to the world's most innovative entrepreneurs from founder, through to investor and philanthropist. Connecting the best people to the best companies since 1979

Our client, one of Northern California’s most prestigious family law firms, is seeking a legal assistant with family law experience to join their expanding practice in San Mateo. This role will serve as a key member to the firm, providing direct support to highly accomplished attorneys and paralegals, as well as handle communication with judges and opposing counsel. In addition to familiarity with family law, the assistant should exhibit a developed understanding of macro business issues, venture capital, private equity, and real estate. This is an excellent opportunity for a driven and highly communicative administrator to join a premier family law practice and work alongside industry leading attorneys.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop strong working relationships with paralegals, attorneys, vendors, and clients

  • Oversee lines of communication between attorneys and clients, opposing counsel, and judges

  • Utilize organizational databases to maintain highly confidential internal and client data, assist with conflict resolution, and drive business outputs

  • Exhibit an advanced understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Time Matters, and Timeslips

  • Manage high-volume administrative duties including scheduling, in-depth research, and client correspondence in direct support of leadership and legal personnel

  • Transcribe, prepare, revise, and format legal documents in alignment with firm etiquette

  • Prepare, proofread, and redline legal documents with acute attentional to detail

  • Collaborate with practice members to deliver efficient and effective results to clients



  • 2+ years of family law experience

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Understanding of venture capital, private equity, and real estate structures

  • Sophisticated verbal and written communication

  • Efficient and methodical work style