Family Law Paralegal

We’re seeking an experienced paralegal to work with our family law practice to support all phases of the litigation process, from the discovery process through appeals.

Specifically, this position is responsible for document organization and production support, including:

  • Obtaining required documents
  • Organizing and maintaining a document database, redacting, photocopying, and indexing documents
  • Management of the discovery process, including: review and analysis of discovery responses, preparation of requests, responses, pleadings, and correspondence related to discovery
  • Trial preparation, including: organizing evidence, preparing exhibits, scheduling witnesses, preparing financial statements, marital property statements, and discovery responses by meeting with clients to obtain the information
  • Updating records as additional information is provided

In addition, the successful candidate will have a solid understanding of the litigation process and be familiar with the varying procedures of the courts of Maryland and DC.


A minimum of 2-3 years of family law litigation support or comparable work experience and appropriate educational background (e.g. paralegal certificate, bachelor degree, or equivalent) are required. Candidate must have strong organization skills, ability to multitask, high attention to detail, and be an effective communicator. Must have experience utilizing software applications to support the litigation process including Word, PowerPoint, document management systems (Summation, Concordance, Eclipse, etc.), scanning, bates stamping, and e-filing.

In addition, candidates must demonstrate high standards of professional excellence, a commitment to outstanding client satisfaction, ability to work well with others, and a strong work ethic.

For additional information about our Family Law practice at Lerch Early, visit Divorce & Family Law under in the Services section of our website.


Lerch Early offers excellent benefits including health and dental insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and 401(k). The firm is conveniently located near the Bethesda Metro.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and hire attorneys and staff with a broad variety of backgrounds and capabilities.

Help Us Learn About You

The best applicants provide a cover letter telling us about your interest in a career as a Family Law Paralegal and your interest in working at Lerch Early. We’d love to learn about you, so please share information you think distinguishes you from other candidates.

Application Instructions

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject “Family Law Paralegal Opportunity.”