Career Opportunities at McDowell Rice

McDowell Rice is always looking for excellent attorneys, legal assistants and staff to join our team.


Family Law & Divorce Paralegal/Legal Assistant

McDowell Rice is looking for an experienced Family Law & Divorce Paralegal/Legal Assistant to join our team. You will be part of a practice group of four attorneys and two paralegals/legal assistants. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, who is able to work independently but is also a team player.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Supporting Family Law attorneys
  • Meeting with clients, attorneys and other professionals to discuss cases
  • Drafting affidavits, pleadings, correspondence, discovery and other documents for attorneys
  • Organizing and maintaining documents in an electronic and paper filing system
  • E-filing pleadings with courts in both Kansas and Missouri
  • Preparing for trial by organizing exhibits and assisting with other requested tasks
  • Searching public records and other resources
  • Coordinating service of process

Paralegal Requirements:

  • Certificate of completion from an approved paralegal program, an associate degree in paralegal studies or equivalent on-the-job training
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Polished, professional, empathetic
  • Focused and detail-oriented

Experience with family law preferred. If qualified and interested, please forward introductory letter, resume, and writing sample to: