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Public Finance/Real Estate Paralegal (6826)


Designation: Direct Hire Category: Legal Location: Houston, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: 6826  


Job Description:

Growing Houston are law firm has a great opportunity for an experienced Paralegal. The Paralegal provides overall legal administrative support to the Attorneys of the Firm. This person enhances Attorney effectiveness by providing information-management support. These tasks generally include editing and preparing correspondence and legal documents, gathering and analyzing information to prepare reports, agendas, minutes, etc. and attending meetings.

Duties include:

  • Documents: Draft documents including minutes, action item lists, agendas, handouts, Attorney letters and other Client-related documents.
  • Meetings: Attends meetings with Members and/or Attorneys.
  • Scheduling: Responsible for scheduling meetings and conference calls.
  • Projects: Participates in special projects and other duties as needed.
  • Timekeeping: Enters time to the Firms time and billing software for self.
  • Email: Reviews and responds to email correspondence for Attorneys and/or Members. Monitors pertinent Client emails on a regular basis.  Prepares emails sent to Client distribution groups.
  • Phones: Monitors and receives Client and Consultant phone calls and correspondence.
  • Takes direction from Members, Attorneys, or Office Administrator to coordinate activities and resolve business issues.

  

Qualifications:

  • At least three (3) years of professional paralegal experience in a law firm or in the legal department of a corporation focusing on MUD, Public Law, Corporate OR Real Estate Transactions.
  • Knowledge of legal practices and terminology.
  • Ability to coordinate work activities, prepare legal correspondence and documents, organize and maintain files and records and communicate effectively in a business environment.
  • Reliable, organized and highly detail oriented with the ability to work on multiple assignments and with multiple Attorneys simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Typing proficiency a must.
  • Strong proofreading skills is required.
  • Shorthand knowledge is a plus.
  • Knowledge of general office administrative procedures and the use and operation of standard office equipment.
  • Proficient with Windows based software, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other applications, such as PC Law, Practice Master and Worldox.
  • Professional appearance and telephone manner is essential.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • College degree or equivalent combination of skills and experience.

 

Contact:
Becky Barclay