Become a Part of Our Firm’s Longstanding History of Legal Excellence

At The Van Winkle Law Firm, we believe in doing all that we can to help the individuals and families throughout Asheville, Charlotte, and Hendersonville. Our attorneys strive to raise the legal bar of excellence, and one way we do this is by recruiting well-qualified, hard-working individuals to join our family of professionals. With three office locations, our staff of attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants continues to grow as the needs of our clients grow as well. Throughout our 100+ years of service, we have earned a respectable reputation in the North Carolina legal community, and we are looking for individuals to help further strengthen that reputation.

 


Legal Assistant

The Van Winkle Law Firm is seeking a part-time Legal Assistant to join our business practice in our Asheville, NC office. This position provides support in a fast paced, dynamic environment. The successful candidate will be self-motivated with a hands-on, positive, "can-do" approach. Compensation is dependent on experience and skill set. The position is part time (Mon-Fri, 25-29 hours per week).  Interested persons may contact us at Careers@vwlawfirm.com

Duties include:

  • Maintain positive and responsive contact with clients and observe confidentiality of client matters.
  • Serve as liaison between firm, clients, governmental offices, lending institutions, insurance agencies, and other parties
  • Prepare correspondence and reports
  • Create documents using legal formats and terminology, draft letters, memos, documents, and various other correspondence for attorneys and proofread all work
  • Organize and maintain electronic and corporate notebooks
  • Corporate/LLC minute book preparation
  • Manage traditional administrative needs
  • Manage daily workflow including scheduling appointments, maintaining calendars, and being a helpful resource to the supervising attorney
  • Demonstrate good judgment and professionalism, and exhibit flexibility and versatility to provide support
  • Demonstrate strong reasoning and resolution skills

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required, advanced skills or education is a plus
  • Previous legal assistant experience with businesses on entity formation, Secretary of State filings, and other phases of corporate life is a plus
  • Willingness to learn the business practice and its systems
  • Exceptional attention to detail, excellent organizational and communication skills, and proficient word processing skills
  • Ability to work well independently, be responsive, and manage deadlines
  • Exceptional flexibility and strong prioritization skills and the capability to adapt to change
  • Business Entity Formation experience
  • Legal Assistant experience
  • Secretary of State filings experience

 


Defense Litigation Paralegal - Part Time

The Van Winkle Law Firm is seeking a part-time Litigation Paralegal to join our practice in our Asheville, NC office. This position provides support in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Compensation is dependent on experience and skill set. Interested persons may contact us at Careers@vwlawfirm.com

Duties Include:

  • Prepare forms for incoming and outgoing court papers and to document specific actions required for legal proceedings and/or personal or Firm requirements
  • Prepare correspondence including routine, letters, memos, and various other documents and forms
  • Maintain positive contact with clients and observe confidentiality of client matters.

Skills Needed:

  • Team Player
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced environment with rapid changes in priority and effort
  • Willingness to learn and grow with the practice
  • Litigation experience specifically, defense experience
  • Experience with document review tools
  • Familiar with filing and briefing in federal court

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required, Paralegal certification or advanced skills or education is a plus
  • Demonstrating good judgment and professionalism, and exhibiting flexibility and versatility to provide exceptional Client support
  • Being comfortable with all people, especially with Clients under emotional pressure
  • Demonstrating strong reasoning and resolution skills
  • Organized with strong attention to detail
  • Strong Customer service / client satisfaction aptitude including the ability to make a positive first impression at all times
  • Self-motivated
  • Technologically proficient with MS Office Products and electronic document management