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Legal Assistant or Paralegal (6662)

Designation: Direct Hire Category: Legal Location: Houston, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: 6662  

Job Description:

Our client, a very reputal trial law firm, seeks a legal assistant or paralegal with strong appellate experience. The ideal candidate will possess a strong knowledge of state, federal and appellate court rules and filing procedures. In addition, he/she should also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have strong attention to detail and be able to work effectively under pressure.

  • Filing/e-filing in appellate courts.
  • Organizing and maintaining Outlook calendars and keep assigned attorneys' calendars current in the firm docketing software.
  • Maintaining attorney contacts list.
  • Making travel arrangements as requested.
  • Creating appellate briefs, table of contents, table of authorities, checking compliance, preparing appendix and creating bookmarks.
  • Creating and editing documents in Adobe Pro and MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Using a document management system to store, retrieve and edit documents.
  • Serving as the point of contact for service by email on cases and ensuring that served documents are properly calendared and stored.
  • Serving case documents on opposing counsel, and sending to client representatives as requested by assigned attorneys.
  • Reviewing and respond/distribute mail and emails.
  • Reviewing and submitting new case materials for conflict search.
  • Maintaining an updated list of all active cases for your assigned attorneys.
  • Assisting paralegal(s) and attorney(s) in preparation for depositions, mediations, hearings, and trial.
  • Answering attorney telephone line as requested by the attorney, and maintaining a record of calls as requested by the attorney.
  • Retrieving and storing attorney reading files as requested by assigned attorneys.
  • Preparing outgoing mail/overnight delivery packages.
  • Assisting with contacting vendors, courts, clients and outside counsel as requested relating to depositions, hearings, and other parts of case preparation.
  • Submitting monthly attorney time, expense reports and invoices to accounting.
  • Reviewing attorney pre-bills as requested by the billing attorney.
  • Opening and closing files and storing documents, case information, and emails relating to assigned attorney matters based on current Firm Protocols.
  • Updating and assist assigned attorneys in maintaining CLE hours and association/organization memberships.

A minimum of three years of experience as a litigation assistant with appellate experience. Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel required. Strong organizational and proofreading skills required. Must possess an adaptable and positive demeanor.

  • appellate: 3 years (required)
  • Legal Assistant: 3 years (required)

Becky Barclay